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Your Environment. Your Health.


NIEHS Environmental Health Science FEST

December 5, 2016
Durham Convention Center
Meeting Room 3

PI Overviews and Discussion

  • Full-length talks will be 15 minutes long with 5 minutes for questions
  • “Lightning” talks (by newest awardees) will be 5 minutes, including questions
Time Title Name
Welcome and Introductions
8:30 a.m. Introductions
8:45 a.m. Welcome Linda Birnbaum, Director, National Toxicology Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
8:55 a.m. Programmatic Introduction
  • Meeting Goals
  • Vision for the Program
Cindy Lawler, Chief of Genes, Environment and Health Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Session I: Animal Models of Environmental and Genetic Risk
Moderator: Cindy Lawler
9:05 a.m. Maternal Obesity and Weight Change in Rhesus Monkey Neurobehavioral Development Cheryl Walker
9:10 a.m. Prenatal Environmental Toxicants Induce Neuroinflammation Causing Autistic Behaviors David Lawrence
9:15 a.m. Environmental Toxins and Microglia-Synapse Interactions in Autism Staci Bilbo
9:20 a.m. Developmental Exposures to Inhaled Air Pollution and the Autism Phenotype in Mice Deborah Cory-Schlecta
9:40 a.m. Functional Outcomes of Interactions between an ASD-Relevant Gene and Air Pollution Jill Silverman
10:00 a.m. Discussion on Animal Models and ASD
10:30 a.m. Break
Session II: Epidemiological Studies
Moderator: Amanda Garton
10:50 a.m. Childhood Autism and Air Pollution - A Statewide Study Ondine Von Ehrenstein
11:10 a.m. Air Pollution and Autism in Israel: A Population-Wide Study Marc Weisskopf
11:15 a.m Prenatal Antimicrobial Agent Exposure, Fetal Androgens and ASD Risk Craig Newshaffer
11:35 a.m. Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates in a High-Risk ASD Pregnancy Cohort Hyeong-Moo Shin
11:55 a.m. Autism and Prenatal Endocrine Disruptors (A-PED) Abraham Reichenberg
12:00 p.m. Discussion on Epidemiology Studies
12:30 p.m. Lunch
Session III: Genetic Susceptibility, Epigenetics, ‘Omics
Moderator: Astrid Haugen
2:00 p.m. Folic Acid Prevention Pathways for ASD in High Risk Families Rebecca Jean Schmidt
2:20 p.m. Stem Cell-based Studies of Gene-environment Interactions in PTEN-associated autism Harley Kornblum
2:25 p.m Environmental Contribution to Neuronal-methylome Dynamics in Animal Models of Autism Spectrum Disorders Margarita Behrens
2:45 p.m. Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, Epigenetic Alterations, and Autism-Like Behaviors in the Highly Social California Mouse Model Cheryl Rosenfeld
2:50 p.m. Prenatal Exposure to Metals and Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder in MARBLES and EARLI Dani Fallin
2:55 p.m. Autism Metabolomics and Environment (AIME) Beate Ritz
3:15 p.m. An Environment-wide Association Study in Autism Spectrum Disorders using Novel Bioinformatics Methods and Metabolomics via Mass Spectrometry Sek Won Kong
3:35 p.m. Discussion on Genetic Susceptibility, Epigenetics, ‘Omics
4:05 p.m. *Summary and Opportunities for Collaboration
4:35 p.m. Closing Gwen Collman, Director of DERT, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

*Collaboration discussion might move to dinner conversation instead of taking place during the meeting.

Dinner will be at Dos Perros. The reservation is under the name, Astrid Haugen, and is for 6:30 p.m. Information on location and directions can be found online.

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