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First 1000 Days Symposium

Event Type
Family Resiliency Center, IHSI
I Hotel and Conference Center
Sep 4, 2018 - Sep 5, 2018   All Day
Jennifer Themanson
Originating Calendar
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The first 1,000 days of life - the time spanning roughly between conception and a child’s second birthday - is a unique period of opportunity when the foundations of optimum health, growth, and neurodevelopment across the lifespan are established. Environmental exposures, including nutrition, stress, and environmental toxins, can interact with the child’s genetics during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life to have lifelong implications on their physical, mental and emotional health. Learn more about basic and applied transdisciplinary research being conducted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign that is addressing this critical window of development using a cells-to society framework.

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