BREAST CANCER AND THE ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH PROGRAM

Annual Meeting

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

 
 
Supported by
NIEHS and NCI,
NIH, DHHS

in collaboration with 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, RN, Program Co-Chair, Zero Breast Cancer
Caroline Dilworth, PhD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH
Gary Ellison, PhD, National Cancer Institute, NIH

Welcome Video
Linda Birnbaum, PhD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

8:30-9:15 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Capturing the Complexity of Breast Cancer (abstract)
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
  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 (abstract)
Gayle Windham, PhD, California Department of Public Health
9:55 -10:15 Diet, Phytoestrogen Intake and the Onset of Puberty (abstract)
Lawrence H. Kushi, ScD, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
10:15-10:35 Complex Relationships Between the Environment and Thelarche (abstract)
Susan Teitelbaum, PhD, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
10:35-10:50 Discussion / Q & A
10:50-11:10 Break
  Session II:  The Genome and Hormones: Peripubertal Predictors and Events
Chairperson: Lawrence Kushi, ScD, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
11:10-11:30 Novel Genetic Pathways and Onset of Puberty in BCERP Girls (abstract)
Chi-Chen Hong, PhD, Roswell Park Cancer Center
11:30-11:50 Epigenetic Modulations During Pubertal Onset in Growing Up Female (abstract)
Susan Pinney, PhD, University of Cincinnati
11:50-12:10 Amphiregulin, a Sentinel Event of Puberty (abstract)
Frank Biro, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
12:10-12:25 Discussion / Q & A
12:25-1:55 Lunch with the Experts (Atrium 3 & 4)
  Session III:  Reaching Multicultural Communities, part A
Chairperson: Gail Greenburg, RN, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
1:55-2:15 Evidence-based Techniques for Translating BCERP Findings (abstract)
Kami Silk, PhD, Michigan State University
2:15 - 2:35 Using Electronic Media to Communicate Breast Cancer Risk to Young African American Women (abstract)
Neasha Graves, MPA, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
2:35- 2:55 Using Photovoice Projects to Engage Youth (abstract)
Daniel Madrigal, MPH, UC Berkeley
Alexandra Anderson, MPH, Zero Breast Cancer
2:55- 3:10 Discussion / Q & A
  Session III:  Reaching Multicultural Communities, part B
Chairperson: Catherine Thomsen, MPH, Zero Breast Cancer
3:10 -3:30 Advocates Mentoring Advocates (abstract)
Barbara Brenner, DrPH, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Dr. Sharon McLeod, Witness Project of Harlem
Desirée Walker, Witness Project of Harlem
3:30 - 3:50 Engaging Latina Teens in Biomonitoring for Endocrine Disruptors in Personal Care Products (abstract)
Kim G. Harley, PhD, UC Berkeley
Kimberly L. Parra, Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas
Maritza Cardenas, UC Berkeley
3:50 - 4:00 Discussion / Q & A
4:00-5:30 Poster Session (Seacliff Foyer) (abstracts)
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)
  Session IV: windows of susceptibility: Mechanisms and Translational Opportunities
Chairpersons: Michael Gould, PhD, University of Wisconsin and
                     Sandra Haslam, PhD, Michigan State University
8:40 - 9:00 Transgenerational Effects of Maternal Exposure to High Fat Diet and/or Bisphenol A on DMBA-induced Mammary Gland Carcinogenesis (abstract)
Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, University of Cincinnati
9:00 - 9:20 Windows of Susceptibility to a High Animal Fat Diet: obesity and basal breast cancer (abstract)
Sandra Haslam, PhD, Michigan State University
9:20 - 9:40 Histologic and Molecular Response of Normal Breast Tissue to Environmental Exposures (abstract)
Melissa Troester, PhD, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
9:40 -10:00 Mechanisms of Breast Cancer Windows - Specific Genetic-Environment Interactions (abstract)
Michael Gould, PhD, University of Wisconsin
10:00-10:20 Interplay between Tissue Tension, Inflammation and Risk to Malignancy (abstract)
Valerie Weaver, PhD, University of California San Francisco
10:20-10:40 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
Janice Barlow, Zero Breast Cancer
12:30 Adjourn

 

 

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