8th Conference on Metal Toxicity & Carcinogenesis

21 agosto 2014

8th Conference on Metal Toxicity & Carcinogenesis

The 8th Conference on Metal Toxicity and Carcinogenesis will be held October 26-29, 2014 at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico. The meeting is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, Health Sciences Center, Clinical & Translational Science Center, Environmental Health Science Signature Program, and Cancer Center. This interdisciplinary scientific Conference is an international workshop that brings together a community of scientists in the area of metal toxicity and carcinogenicity from around the United States, and some from overseas.

  • The focus will be mechanisms of metal-induced toxicity, strategies for intervention and prevention, and possible translation from basic studies into clinical or public policy.
  • The objectives of Conference are to coordinate, exchange, and disseminate information and to explore metal-induced toxicity and carcinogenicity.
  • Conference content is organized to highlight seven themes considered to be the important ongoing and emergent areas of research in metal toxicity and carcinogenesis:
    • Molecular Epidemiology & Population Studies
    • Metal in Mixtures
    • Metabolism & Biodistribution
    • Impact of Nutrition & Dietary Interventions
    • Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
    • Develomental & Epigenetic Effects
    • Particulates/Nanoparticles & Diseases
  • Diseases caused by occupational and environmental exposure to metals are one of the major public health concerns. The underlying molecular mechanisms of metal toxicity and carcinogenicity are largely unknown.
  • The Conference will stimulate interactions of scientists and collaborations and help move the field forward. The conference content will challenge and seek to shift current research paradigms, or employ novel approaches or methods to fulfill its purpose.
  • The conference will cover concepts, approaches or methodologies, instrumentation, or interventions novel to the field of metal toxicity and carcinogenicity as well as in a broad sense. The conference will also address a refinement, improvement, or new application of theoretical concepts, approaches or methodologies, instrumentation, or interventions.
  • Furthermore, the conference will provide the opportunity for students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty to learn the latest progress in metal research directly from the experts in the field, and to present their exciting findings to the most appropriate audience.

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