The three main focus areas of the conference will be DNA repair/cancer, environmental influences/genomic integrity, and DNA repair/health disparities. By combining these related topics, the meeting will provide a unique and robust venue for discussion, presentation of new science, and the opportunity for students and fellows (as well as new investigators) to interact one-on-one with the keynote speakers and to present their latest research both orally and as a poster.
- Dr. Anindya Dutta, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia School of Medicine - "MicroDNAs, ORCs and MCMs: strange tales of genomic stability"
- Dr. Jeffrey K. Wickliffe, Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane University - "Diet-induced obesity impacts genomic integrity"
- Dr. Trey Ideker, Department of Medicine and Bioengineering, University of California San Diego - "Systematic mapping of a hierarchy of DNA repair modules"
- Dr. Rod Rocconi, Chief, Gynecologic Oncology, University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute - "Insights on health disparities translational research"
Additional speakers and presentations will be chosen from the submitted abstracts (students, fellows, new investigators) for 15-minute talks, with a 5-minute question period for each. In addition, all the attendees will have the opportunity to present their research at an evening poster session. Awards will be offered for best oral and poster presentation for students and fellows. Abstracts must be submitted by Oct. 1 to be considered for oral presentations.
Registration for the meeting is through the USA Office of Continuing Medical Education, and those attending the meeting will be offered CME credit. Click here to register.
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