Published: 04 August 2020
Category: Annual ETS Meetings
Annual ETS Meetings

Tuesday September 15th from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (CEST)

Download: ETS Invitation Letter / Flyer Register here

The ETS council regrets not being able to celebrate this year’s ETS meeting in Madrid, but we are happy to partially replace it by a virtual one-day event in order for our members and collaborators to share their current findings in the field of reproductive and developmental toxicity.

Therefore, we would like to invite you all to the 1st virtual one-day event of the European Teratology Society (ETS), to be celebrated on the 15th of September online from 10:00 am to 5.00 pm (CEST).

Sign up for this exciting program, a great opportunity for sharing your knowledge with colleagues and discuss hot topics in a virtual environment.

With warmest regards, keep safe and healthy!

Arantza Muriana

Meeting Organisation

Solution office e.K.

Pia Schröder
Bergstr. 2
29646 Bispingen

Tel.: +49 5194 97449-0
Fax: +49 5194 97449-4
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Programme Overview

10:10 am

by Arantza Muriana, Nicola Powles-Glover and Steven Van Cruchten

10:30 – 12:00 pm

Short communications
Chairs: Arantza Muriana & Elena Menegola

10:30 am

Screening of multi-endocrine disruptors in zebrafish
María José Mazón- Biobide, Spain

10:45 am

In vitro biotransformation of proteratogens in different laboratory animal models, including the zebrafish
Chloé Bars, Comparative Perinatal Development, University of Antwerp, Belgium

11:00 am

Assessment of neurodevelopmental adverse effects induced by Intrauterine growth restriction and testing of future therapies. Application in an in vitro rabbit neurosphere model
Britta Kühne- GRET, INSA-UB and Toxicology Unit, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Barcelona and BCNatal-Barcelona Center for Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine (Hospital lClínic and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu), Fetal i+D Fetal Medicine Research Center, IDIBAPS, Spain

11:15 am

A new guide to diagnose thalidomide embryopathy in Japan
Fumihiko Hinoshita, Department of Nephrology, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan

11:30 am

ZNF48 and ZNF84 are potentially involved in the regulation of genes affected by thalidomide
Thayne Kowalski, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre; 2CESUCA, Brazil

11:45 am

Challenges when designing juvenile animal studies that meet global regulatory expectations
Luc De Schaepdrijver, Janssen Research & Development, Belgium

12:00 – 1:00 pm

BDRP and European Teratology Society Exchange Lecture
Early Principles of Teratology: Does Karnofsky’s Law Still Apply
Chairs: Susan L. Makris, US Environmental Protection Agency and Nicola Suzanne Powles-Glover, AstraZeneca

Dr. David Karnofsky: The First 50 Years European Teratology Society
Derek R Newall, European Teratology Society Past-President

Dr. David Karnofsky: Can He Rest in Peace or Do We Have a Way to Go? BDRP
Alan M. Hoberman, Charles River

1:00 – 2:00 pm


2:00 – 3:00 pm

COVID-19 during pregnancy and lactation
Michael Ceulemans, KU Leuven, Belgium

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Growth retardation: clinical outcome
Chairs: Steven Van Cruchten & Alan Hoberman

3:00 pm

Intrauterine growth restriction: clinical consequences on health and disease at adulthood
Umberto Simeoni, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland

3:40 pm

Neurodevelopmental outcomes of fetal growth restriction
Brigitte Vollmer, University of Southhampton, UK

4:20 pm

Placental phenotypes in fetal growth restriction: Lessons from experimental animals
Jorge Lopez-Tello, University of Cambridge, UK

5:00 pm

Closing Remarks
Nicola Powles-Glover, president ETS / Arantza Muriana 2021 meeting coordinator

Meeting Registration

Register here

You will be able to pay by credit card (American Express, Master Card and Visa). The fees quoted are exclusive of VAT (16%). A VAT receipt will be issued to permit VAT registered companies to reclaim the tax. 

You will get an email with further information and technical instructions for the virtual meeting on September 8, 2020 

Registration Fees (excluding 16% VAT)

ETS Members € 150.00
Non-Members € 205.00
Students* € 50.00

* Students benefit from a discounted fee when certified. In order to register as a student you should send a signed letter from the head of your department/proof of your student status to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations are to be notified in writing to the Congress Organizing office. Refunds will be made under the following conditions:

  • You may cancel at no penalty until finally September 11th 2020
  • After September 11th 2020 a 70% refund of the registration fee will be given.
  • All refunds will be handled after the Meeting.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

There are several opportunities to sponsor the ETS annual meeting. Please have a look at the application form (coming soon) or contact the meeting organisation directly under: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated: 12 October 2021