Why Attend the EMS Meeting?
The Environmental Mutagen Society is the primary professional society for scientists involved in research into the environmental causes and consequences of damage to the genome and epigenome in order to inform and support national and international efforts to ensure a healthy, sustainable environment for future generations. The Society, and the Annual Meeting, are unique in bringing together scientists who carry out basic research with those involved in risk estimation and regulatory concerns related to the consequences of exposure to environmental and pharmaceutical agents. The result is a dynamic meeting that is sufficiently large enough to cover a broad range of contemporary topics yet focused and small enough to facilitate interactions between students and renowned scientists in academia, government, and industry.
The theme of the 42nd Annual EMS Meeting is “Environmental Impacts on the Genome and Epigenome: Mechanisms and Risks.” The goals of this meeting are to, (i) build on our past contributions to the field of environmental and molecular mutagenesis and DNA repair and more fully understand the role of epigenetics in these basic mechanisms, (ii) integrate applied genetic toxicology with basic research in DNA damage and repair, toxicogenomics, and epigenetics, (iii) determine how this intermingled information can be best used to direct translational human epidemiological studies, (iv) have these data serve as a foundation for human risk assessment for disease and disease prevention, and finally (v) aid in the support of knowledge-based regulation to protect the public health and the environment.
EMS invites you to join your colleagues from around the world, and hopes that you will enjoy Montréal’s rich culture and history while renewing old friendships and making new acquaintances.
You are encouraged to help promote the meeting by distributing the 2011 Annual Meeting Brochure to your colleagues.
The scientific program consists of 16 symposia, 5 plenary lectures, 1 workshop, 1 public lecture, 2 poster sessions, and 2 platform sessions. In addition to the scientific program, the Annual Meeting will convene 10 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that have the responsibility to identify fore-front speakers and topics for the 2012 meeting.
The program represents the full spectrum of strengths of our uniquely multi-disciplinary Society and includes something for everyone. The detailed agenda and information about the meeting are located under the Meeting Agenda. We invite you to experience the friendly and warm culture of EMS in Montréal, Québec, Canada.