2017 EMGS Annual Meeting, Raleigh, North Carolina
Fri, September 8, 2017 10:00 pm - Wed, September 13, 2017 7:00 pm

Event Details

Environmental toxins and toxicants impact human physiology and biochemistry by altering or modifying DNA, RNA, proteins and metabolites. Across the spectrum of scientific inquiry, we are challenged with understanding the mechanisms which respond to or modulate these genotoxic effects. Furthermore, the development of tools for analysis, as well as, evaluation these biological endpoints are critical for the promotion and protection human health. By forging a bridge to bring scientists studying exposures, mechanisms, and regulatory sciences, the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS) will provide a venue for stimulating cross-disciplinary research and discovery. We will learn how environmental agents impact genomic, proteomic and metabolic signatures, and how we can use this knowledge base to develop informed biomarkers and improved regulatory policies that address human health concerns related to environmental exposures. Join us as we cross this bridge, find common ground in our advances in the study of Environmental Health Sciences, and bring together our efforts on Exposure, Mechanism and its impact on Public Health.

Emphasis areas include:

  • Computational Toxicology
  • Trans-generational epigenetic inheritance
  • Environmental causes of Autism
  • Water contaminants and public safety
  • Environmental influence and the Epigenome
  • Covalent DNA modifications in Epigenetics
  • Mass spectroscopic analysis of environmental mutagens
  • Whole Exome Sequencing in Environmental Disease
  • Novel Genomic Editing: CRISPR-Cas9 Applications in Toxicology
  • DNA Repair and DNA damage response of stem cells to genotoxins
  • Mutations in Humans and Risk for Disease
  • Environmental impact on telomere stability
  • Toxicity and occupational disease caused by inhalation exposure to food flavorings
  • Single-molecule approaches for examination of DNA repair mechanisms

The scientific program consists of symposia, platform and poster sessions, including rapid “flash” talks of abstracts, Saturday workshops, and internationally recognized speakers. Throughout there is a focus on the newest findings and technologies in basic and applied environmental science and how they are shaping future endeavors. In addition to the scientific program, the Annual Meeting will convene the nine Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that represent the diversity of the Society and help set the agenda for future EMGS meetings.

The program represents the full spectrum of interests and expertise of our uniquely multidisciplinary Society. The detailed program is located on the meeting agenda page.

The Raleigh Convention Center is a bustling hub for the culture, commerce and technologies that make the Triangle one of the most admired and sought after regions in the United States. The convention center is home to the iconic Cree Shimmer Wall, closely associated with the Downtown Amphitheater and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, and just steps from the city's restaurants and hot spots. 

North Carolina’s Capital city and surrounding areas are overflowing with things to do. World-class museums, best of Broadway shows, live concerts, historic sites, professional and amateur sports and a shopping Mecca of nine major retail spots. Not to mention a downtown pulsing with nightclubs, hipster hangouts and incredible eateries.

Raleigh Convention Center
500 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
United States

Early Registration Deadline:
July 1, 2017
Registration Fees and Form

The registration fee for the EMGS 2017 Annual Meeting includes:

  • Admission to all scientific sessions
  • Annual Meeting program
  • Free electronic access to all abstracts
  • Saturday President’s Welcome Reception
  • Annual Banquet
  • Refreshment breaks

You are encouraged to make plans early to attend the meeting at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The EMGS conference standard room rates at the Raleigh Marriott City Center are as follows.

Standard Room

Let views of the city and Crown Center Square lift your spirits, or sink into our world-renowned Westin Heavenly® Bed for an amazingly restful night of sleep. All guest rooms feature a work desk, in-room safe and complimentary guestroom Internet for attendees in the EMGS room block.


Attendee Rate

$169 USD
Single/Double Occupancy
By phone at 919.833.1120
(You must reserve your room prior to August 17, 2017 to secure this rate and credit card is required to guarantee the reservation)


Government Rate

$111 USD
Single/Double Occupancy 
By phone at 919.833.1120
(Limited rooms available, rate based on the government per diem rate and subject to change. Government ID will be required at check-in and a credit card is required to guarantee the reservation)


Student Rate

$149 USD
Single/Double Occupancy 
By phone at 919.833.1120 
(Limited rooms available, student ID will be required at check-in and a credit card is required to guarantee the reservation)