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February 2011

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NIEHS takes its message on the road

By Matt Goad
February 2011

The conference season gets under way Feb. 17-21 with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2011 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Gwen Collman, Ph.D., director of the Division of Extramural Research and Training, will give a presentation on new expectations for individuals' right to know in environmental health research. Banalata (Bono) Sen, Ph.D., the science education and outreach program manager for the NIEHS journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) will speak about EHP's education outreach efforts.

NIEHS and National Toxicology Program (NTP) scientists will take part in the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 50th Annual Meeting March 6-10, also in Washington, D.C. (see story (http://devwww.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/2011/february/spotlight-sot/)). NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., will speak about the future of NIEHS and NTP and emerging trends in toxicology, and NIEHS and NTP scientists will be featured in dozens of workshops.

Other major conferences NIEHS representatives will be attending this year include the Endocrine Society (ENDO) Meeting June 4-7 in Boston, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition Oct. 15-18 in Boston, and the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition Oct. 29-Nov. 2 in Washington, D.C.

(Matt Goad is a contract writer with the NIEHS Office of Communications and Public Liaison.)

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