The Contribution of Epigenetics in Pediatric Environmental Health
The Stanford Court Renaissance San Francisco Hotel
415-989-3500 905 California Street - Nob Hill San Francisco, California 94108 United States
San Francisco, California , United States
The conference will highlight the role of epigenetics in determining the impact of the environment on pediatric disease and children’s current and future health. 
    To foster collaborations across different scientific groups/disciplines to further the understanding of the role of epigenetics in pediatric environmental health.
    To identify research gaps and explore the contribution of pediatric environmental exposures to epigenetic regulation and how they vary by exposure, timing and host characteristics (diet, age), including among disadvantaged populations.
    To translate research findings on epigenetic regulation important to pediatric health outcomes and inform the scientific and public community of the rapidly growing science (i.e. the etiology and prevention of abnormal
    neurodevelopment, asthma/allergy, obesity, endocrine disorders, etc.) to relevant sectors including public health, medical, policy, and business.
This conference is intended for research scientists in the fields of environmental health, epidemiology, and environmental toxicology, as well as for public health professionals. Students in these disciplines are encouraged to register.

Schedule of Presentations:

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
17:00:00 Registration Open
18:00:00 Welcome / Introduction to conference David Epel
18:10:00 Opening Pre-Meeting Keynote David Epel
19:10:00 Q&A
19:20:00 Welcome Reception
Thursday, May 31, 2012
07:30:00 Registration / Breakfast
08:00:00 Welcome and Introduction
08:05:00 Pediatrician Overview Keynote Robert H. Lane
08:45:00 Q & A
08:50:00 Welcome and Introduction Michael Meaney
09:00:00 Keynote | Developmental stressors and epigenetics Michael Meaney
09:40:00 Q&A
09:50:00 Coffee Break
10:05:00 Introduction Mark Hanson
10:10:00 Keynote | Developmental Orgins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) – New Insights and Opportunities Mark Hanson
10:50:00 Q&A
11:10:00 Mini Symposiums
11:10:00 Biomarkers Session | Chemical stressors Robert O. Wright
11:10:00 Nutrition Session | Choline's role as essential nutrient Steven H. Zeisel
11:35:00 Biomarkers Session | Epigenetic marks Douglas Ruden
11:35:00 Nutrition Session | Nutrient / Environment interactions Mary V. Gamble
12:00:00 Nutrition Session | Nutrition, environmental chemicals, and consequences of genetic regulation Dana Dolinoy
12:00:00 Biomarkers Session | Endocrine disruption and air pollution
12:25:00 Biomarkers Session | Moderated Session Questions / Discussion
12:25:00 Nutrition Session | Moderated Session Questions / Discussion
12:45:00 Lunch panel with primary sponsors
13:55:00 Platform Science Sessions Based on Abstract Submissions
15:25:00 Coffee Break
15:45:00 Platform Sessions Based on Abstract Submissions
17:30:00 Poster Reception and Awards Presentations for best poster/abstract presentations for junior researchers
19:30:00 Dinner on own
Friday, June 1, 2012
07:00:00 Breakfast and Policy Session
08:00:00 Introduction Frederica P. Perera
08:05:00 Keynote | Environmental chemicals & epigenetics; current and eventual translation to pediatric disease/pre-disease Frederica P. Perera
08:45:00 Q&A
09:05:00 Session II | Tobacco exposure and fetal development Melissa A. Suter
09:05:00 Session I | Cancers Cathrine Hoyo
09:05:00 Mini Symposiums
09:30:00 Session II | DNA methylation during development and alteration by alcohol exposure Feng C. Zhou
09:30:00 Session I | Neurodevelopment Deborah A. Cory-Slechta
09:55:00 Session I | Lung disease David A. Schwartz
09:55:00 Session II | Asthma Donata Vercelli
10:20:00 Session I | Moderated Session: Questions / Discussion
10:20:00 Session II | Moderated Session Questions / Discussion
10:35:00 Coffee Break
10:55:00 Future Directions and Policy Implications
12:20:00 Closing Remarks/Reminder to Drop Off Evaluation Forms
12:30:00 Pick-up Boxed Lunches / Collect Conference Evaluation Forms
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