13th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens

Maintaining Genomic Health in a Changing World

53rd Annual Meeting of the EMGS

August 27 - September 1, 2022 - Ottawa Canada

 

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The International Conference on Environmental Mutagens (ICEM) has been rescheduled to: August 27- September 1, 2022.  We are hopeful that we can safely gather in person at that time.  To the extent possible, the intent is to keep the current program structure, including keynote speakers and symposium topics. Indeed, the majority of invited keynote speakers and symposium session chairs have already confirmed their participation in the 2022 ICEM.

The Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society (EMGS) will be organizing a 2021 Virtual EMGS Annual Meeting and more information will be coming soon.

Keynote Speakers

The 13th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens (ICEM) has been rescheduled to 2022. Below is a list of confirmed keynote speakers (and topics) , which will be held at the Westin Hotel and Conference Centre in Ottawa, August 27-September 1, 2022.

The ICEM will be opened by local government officials, with opening remarks provided by Dr. Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor to the Governmental of Canada.  

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

Opening Ceremony | Linda Birnbaum, PhD, former Director of the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, US NIH: climate change and emerging public health issues

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28

8:15 to 9:05AM | Stephen Scherer, PhD, Director, Center for Applied Genomics, Hospital for Sick Children: genetic variation in the human genome and disease susceptibility

9:10 to 10AM | Graham Walker, PhD, American Cancer Society Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, member of US National Academy of Sciences: recent advances in understanding of DNA repair processes

1:30 to 2:30PM | Ajay Pillarisetti, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health, Rollins SPH, Emory University

MONDAY, AUGUST 29

8:15 to 9:05AM | Cynthia Burrows, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and Thatcher Presidential Endowed Chair of Biological Chemistry, University of Utah: Base damage across the genome

9:10 to 10AM | Mayana Zatz, PhD, Director of the Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center, University of São Paulo: genetic basis of human neuromuscular diseases

1:30 to 2:30PM | Maurice Whelan, PhD, Director of Systems Toxicology, European Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods, European Commission Joint Research Center: (geno)toxicity testing in the 21st century, alternatives to animal testing

3:00 to 4PM | Local Spotlight: Kym Boycott, MD, PhD, Senior Scientist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Chair of the International Rare Disease Research Consortium: molecular basis of rare heritable diseases

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30

8:15 to 9:05AM | TBD

9:10 to 10AM | Ulla Vogel, PhD, Senior Research Professor, Danish National Center for the Working Environment: human health safety assessments and regulation of manufactured nanomaterials

1:30 to 2:30PM | Sir Michael Stratton, PhD, Director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute: human genomics and cancer mutational signatures

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31

8:15 to 9:05AM | EMGS Award

9:10 to 10AM | Hollaender Award

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

8:15 to 9:05AM | Amander Clark, PhD, Chair of the Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Los Angeles: germ cell development, epigenetic programming, novel models

9:10 to 10AM | Adebowale Adeyemo, MD, Deputy Director, US Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health US NIH: genomic determinants of health and environmental interactions