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Friday, February 9, 2001, 12:00 p.m. EDT
While the causes of Parkinson's Disease are not known, recent experimental and epidemiological evidence of interactions between environmental exposures and genetic susceptibility will be presented by speakers at a special session of the annual Society of Toxicology (http://www.toxicology.org/) meeting (http://www.toxicology.org/ai/meet/am.asp) at the Moscone Convention Center (http://www.moscone.com/) , San Francisco, March 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Room 135.
- Introduction and Welcome, Kenneth Olden (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/pastdirectors/kennetholden.cfm), Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (http://www.niehs.nih.gov)
- Overview: The Role of the Environment in PD, William Langston (http://www.parkinsonsaction.org/press3.html) , President, Parkinson's Institute (http://www.thepi.org/site/parkinson/)
- Challenges Identifying Genetic Markers for Susceptibility to Environmental Risk Factors, Harvey Checkoway (http://depts.washington.edu/envhlth/07Backup/about/facultypage/bibliography/bib_chec.html) , University of Washington (http://www.washington.edu/)
- Environmental Determinants of PD: Studies in Human Populations, Caroline Tanner, Parkinson's Institute
- The Pesticide Rotenone and PD, J. Timothy Greenamyre, Emory University (http://www.emory.edu/)
- The Combined Effects of Agrichemicals on the Risk of PD, Deborah Cory-Slechta, University of Rochester (http://www.rochester.edu/)
- Interactions Between Alpha Synuclein and Environmental Agents, Donato Di Monte, Parkinson's Institute
- Discussion of Future Research Opportunities, William Langston - moderator
- Session Chair: Kenneth Olden (NIEHS) and Co-Chair: David P. Brown (NIEHS)
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