Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society

49th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas

September 22-26, 2018 - Hyatt Regency San Antonio

Maintaining Genomic Integrity in the Face of Environmental Insult



The EMGS welcomes members and attendees from across the US and around the world. Our diversity is essential to our success, and as your national professional society, we are committed to providing a safe and supportive forum for the communication of world-class science. The EMGS Diversity and Inclusion committee sends a special welcome to members of the LGBT community.  Please reach out to any member of the EMGS Diversity and Inclusion Committee with your comments or concerns.

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Important Dates

June 17: Abstract Submission Deadline

July 1: Early Bird Registration Ends

August 30: Hotel Reservation Deadline

2018 EMGS Annual Meeting

Maintaining Genomic Integrity in the Face of Environmental Insult

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

7:00- 8:15 AM

SIG Meeting

Risk Assessment

Regency East 2
SIG Meeting

Transgenics & In Vivo Mutagenesis

Regency East 1
Committee Meeting

Annual Meeting Publicity

Regency East 3
8:30- 9:30 AM
Plenary Lecture

EMGS Award Winner
Xeroderma pigmentosum – When the lifeguard for the gene pool goes on strike
Kenneth Kraemer, National Cancer Institute

Regency West 1/3

10:00- 12:00 PM

Symposium 8: Environmental Exposure, Genotoxicity and Cancer Risk in Whales
Chair: John Pierce Wise Sr., Co-Chair: Daniel Martineau

A Whale of Tale: Metals and Genotoxicity in Great Whales from a One Health Approach
John Pierce Wise, University of Louisville

High rates of cancers in the human and the beluga whale populations of Saguenay Lac Saint-Jean, Quebec, both extensively exposed to PAHs exemplify the One Health concept
Daniel Martineau, University of Montreal

UV-induced Damage and Photoprotection in Whales
Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse, Autonomous University of Queretaro

Regency West 6
Symposium 9: Defining the spectrum of human germline variability, and exploring its environmental stimulation
Chair: J. Lucas Argueso, Co-Chair: Jason O’Brien

Clinical incidence of germline mutations in humans
James Lupski, Baylor College of Medicine

Global patterns of germline mutagenesis in eukaryotes
Michael Lynch, Arizona State University

Regency West 5
Platform Session 6


Regency West 4
12:00- 1:30 PM
SIG Meeting

Environmental Genetic Toxicology

Frio Room
SIG Meeting

Molecular Epidemiology

Nueces Room
SIG Meeting

DNA Repair

Pecos Room

1:30- 3:30 PM

Symposium 10: Assessing, Understanding and Managing the Risks Posed by Carcinogenic PAH Mixtures
Chair: Margaret Pratt, Co-Chair: Paul White

PAH Mixtures Cancer Risk Estimation: Implementing Peer Review Recommendations and Looking Ahead

Margaret Pratt, US EPA

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Screening and Testing
Cynthia Rider, NTP/NIEHS

Genetic Toxicity of Complex Mixtures of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Evaluating Dose-Additivity in a Transgenic Mouse Model
Alexandra Long, Health Canada

Improving Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risk for Mixtures with Systems Biology Data
Susan Tilton, Oregon State University

Remediation of a PAH-contaminated Former MGP (Manufactured Gas Plat) Site. The Why and the How.
Stephen Pinto, QM Environmental

Regency West 4
Symposium 11: The Power and Promise of in vitro 3D Models for Toxicological Testing
Chair: Malathi Banda, Co-Chair: Marilyn Aardema

Latest Developments in Genotoxicity Testing in Non-Skin 3D Tissue Models

Jan van Benthem, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands

Review of the Use of 3D Skin Tissue models for Genotoxicity Testing
Stefan Pfuhler, Proctor and Gamble

Airway Model for Testing Inhaled Chemicals
Xuefei Cao, National Center for Toxicological Testing, US FDA

Establishing a Primary Lung Cancer Model to Identify Mutant Subpopulations That Cause Resistance to Molecularly- Targeted Cancer Therapies.
Malathi Banda, Covance Laboratories Inc.

Regency West 5
Platform Session 7


Regency West 6
3:30- 4:30 PM
Plenary Lecture

Young Investigator Lecture

Regency East 1/3

4:30- 6:30 PM
Business Meeting


Regency Center 1/3
7:00- 11:00 PM
EMGS Banquet