Teratology Society 59th Annual Meeting


Saturday, June 22, 2019 - Wednesday, June 26, 2019


San Diego, CA

Attendees at Teratology Society 59th Annual Meeting.


Charles River is proud to support the Teratology Society 59th Annual Meeting

Birth defects and reproductive and developmentally-mediated disorders constitute a major public health concern in the world today. Human development can be affected not only by drugs and chemicals but also by diet, genetics, maternal health, and socioeconomic factors. The Teratology Society strives to understand and protect against potential hazards to developing embryos, fetuses, children, and adults by bringing together scientific knowledge from diverse fields.

The scientific program represents active, timely research areas of high relevance to public health and significant usefulness to researchers in the fields of birth defects research and birth defects surveillance.


Program participation

We are delighted to be involved in the program this year, you can hear our scientists during the following sessions:


Platform Session 2 | Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9.05-12.00 noon Harbor Island 1

Session co-Chair, Elise Lewis

Teratology Society and European Teratology Society Exchange Lecture 
The New 3-Rs: Reproducibility and Rigor in Reproduction Studies
Chairpersons: Manon Beekhuijzen, Charles River and Susan L. Makris, National Center for Environmental Assessment, US EPA

European Teratology Society: The Academic Perspective (L5)
Seamus Giles, University College, Dublin, Ireland

Teratology Society:The Industrial and Contract Research Perspective (L6)
Donald G. Stump, Charles River


HESI Symposium | Wednesday 26 Jun 2019 9:05 AM–12:00 noon, Harbor Island 2

Thyroid Hormone Assessments: Implications for Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology 
Chairpersons: Pragati Sawhney Coder, Charles River and Susan L. Makris, National Center for Environmental Assessment, US EPA

HESI DART-ETS Thyroid Hormone Survey: Results and the Path Forward (S41)
Pragati Sawhney Coder, Charles River

Meet us in booth 1, to learn how you can leverage our extensive experience in developmental and reproductive toxicology. Our track record includes pharmaceuticals (including vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, veterinary and medical devices) agrochemicals, industrial chemicals and food additives.

Our multigenerational study portfolio includes the Extended One-Generation Reproductive Toxicity Study, required to satisfy OECD Guideline 443. To date, we have commenced more than 20 of these complex studies.

Get a head start on your conference action plan and schedule a meeting with us in San Diego by emailing [email protected]


Scientific posters

Our scientists will be presenting the following posters at the conference in San Diego:

Method Development for Intrauterine Administration of a Contrast Agent in the Rat for a Safety Evaluation Including Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Endpoints
Marsden, EKS., Vignand, P., Loheac, E., Briffaux, JP.

Evaluation of Pregnancy Rates and Developmental Toxicity Endpoints in Time-Mated Mice
Harrison, DB., Herberth, MT., Edwards, TL., Hackman, ML., Coder, PS.

The Use of Female Mice Implanted with Vascular Access Buttons (VABs) in Reproduction Studies
Harrison, DB., Wang, L., Gaitan, A., Stamen, MN., Lane, SR., Bultman, JD., Coder, PS.

An Assessment of Continuous Intravenous and Subcutaneous Infusion Dosing in Embryo-fetal Development Studies – Maternal and Embryo-fetal Parameters
Barbeau, S., Adamo, M., Pouliot, L., Robinson, K.

A Microsampling Method for Juvenile Mouse Studies
Adamo, M., Jouniaux, J., Barbeau, S., Pouliot, L., Robinson, K.

Interspecies Comparison of Embryo-Fetal Data among Control Groups of Sprague-Dawley Rats, New Zealand White Rabbits, and Gottingen Minipigs

Paradis F-H, Beaudry F, Tavcar R, Kubaszky R, Downey AM, Ellemann-Laursen S, Makin A, Hill K, Gilmore R, Singh P, Hargitai J, Spezia F, Forster R, Authier S.

We are also proud to be co-authors on the following poster presentations:

Trichloroethylene (TCE) in Drinking Water Does Not Cause Heart Defects in Rats

DeSesso, J. M., Coder, P. S., York, R. G., Budinsky, R. A., Pottenger, L. H., Sen, S., Lucarell, J. M., Bevan, C., and Bus, J. S.

Dietary Route of Exposure for Rabbit Provides a Reliable, Relevant and Conservative Characterization of Developmental Toxicity.

Hannas, B. R., Coder, P.S., Harrison,D., Mikles, K., Papineni, S., Murphy, L., Domoradzki, J., Rasoulpour, R., and Terry, C.