BREAST CANCER AND THE ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH PROGRAM

Annual Meeting

November 19-21, 2014
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA

 
 
sponsored by
NCI NIEHS
AVON Foundation
 
 
Business Meetings
BCERP Business Meetings - for BCERP members only (detailed schedule will be sent to members)
   •  Wednesday, November 19, 8am - 6:00 pm
Open Public Meetings
New Science, New Activism, New Opportunities
DRAFT AGENDA

Thursday, November 20, 2014

 7:30-   Continental Breakfast and Registration (Seacliff Foyer)
8:15-8:30 Welcome & Opening Remarks (Seacliff)
Janice Barlow, Program Co-Chair, Zero Breast Cancer
Caroline Dillworth, PhD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH
Gary Ellison, PhD, National Cancer Institute, NIH
8:30-9:15 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Sarah Gehlert, PhD, Washington University, St. Louis
9:15 - 9:35 Overview of BCERP to Date
Lawrence H. Kushi, ScD, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
9:35-10:50 Session I: Environmental Exposures and Pubertal Onset
Chairperson: Susan Pinney, PhD, University of Cincinnati
9:35-9:55 Traffic-related Pollution, Combustion By-Products, and Pubertal Onset in CA Girls
Gayle Windham, PhD, California Department of Public Health
9:55 - Diet, Phytoestrogen Intake and the Onset of Puberty
Lawrence H. Kushi, ScD, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
  Complex Relationships Between the Environment and Thelarche
Susan Teitelbaum, PhD, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
  Discussion / Q&A
10:50-11:10 Break
11:10-12:25 Session II:  The Genome and Hormones: Peripubertal Predictors and Events
Chairperson: Lawrence Kushi, ScD, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
  Novel Genetic Pathways and Onset of Puberty in BCERP Girls
Chi-Chen Hong, PhD, Roswell Park Cancer Center
Mary Wolff, PhD, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
  Epigenetic Modulations During Pubertal Onset in Growing Up Female
Susan Pinney, PhD, University of Cincinnati
  Amphiregulin, a Sentinel Event of Puberty
Frank Biro, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  Discussion / Q&A
12:25-1:55 Lunch with the Experts (Atrium 3 & 4)
1:55-4:00 Session III:  Reaching Multicultural Communities
Chairperson: Gail Greenburg, RN, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  Evidence-based Techniques for Translating BCERP Findings
Kami Silk, PhD, Michigan State University
  Advocates Mentoring Advocates
Barbara Brenner, DrPH, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Sharon McLeod, Witness Project of Harlem
Desirée Walker, Witness Project of Harlem
  Engaging Latina Teens in Biomonitoring for Endocrine Disruptors in Personal Care Products
Kim G. Harley, PhD, UC Berkeley
Kimberly L. Parra, Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas
Participant from Chamacos Study
  Using Electronic Media to Communicate Breast Cancer Risk to Young African American Women
Neasha Graves, MPH, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  Discussion / Q&A
4:00-5:30 Poster Session (Seacliff Foyer)
5:30 Adjourn - dinner on own

Friday, November 21, 2014

8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast and Registration (Seacliff Foyer)
8:30-8:40 Welcome to Day 2 (Seacliff)
8:40-10:40 Session IV: windows of susceptibility: Mechanisms and Translational Opportunities
Chairpersons: Michael Gould, PhD, University of Wisconsin and
                     Sandra Haslam, PhD, Michigan State University
  Prenatal Exposure in Rats to High Fat Diets and BPA on Mammary Gland Development & Tumorigenesis
Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, University of Cincinnati
  Windows of Susceptibility to a High Animal Fat Diet: obesity and basal breast cancer
Sandra Haslam, PhD, Michigan State University
  Histologic and Molecular Response of Normal Breast Tissue to Environmental Exposures
Melissa Troester, PhD, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  Mechanisms of Breast Cancer Windows - Specific Genetic-Environment Interactions
Michael Gould, PhD, University of Wisconsin
  Interplay between Tissue Tension, Inflammation and Risk to Malignancy
Valerie Weaver, PhD, University of California San Francisco
  Discussion / Q&A
10:40-11:00 Break
11:00-12:15 Panel on Future Directions in Breast Cancer and the Environment
  Moderator: Robert Hiatt, MD, PhD, University of California San Francisco

Panelists:

  • Diana Chingos, MS, MFA, Noreen Fraser Foundation
  • Gwen Collman, PhD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Sarah Gehlert, PhD, Washington University, St. Louis
  • Michael Gould, PhD, University of Wisconsin
  • Dale Sandler, PhD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
12:15-12:30 Poster Awards and Closing Remarks
Lawrence Kushi, ScD, Kaiser Permanente, Division of Research
12:30 Adjourn

 

 

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