For the first time in this Conference’s history, a developing country, Brazil, has been chosen to host the 11th ICEM, one of the many important IAEMS activities. The choice of a Latin American country as a venue for this conference is not casual, as it goes toward the goal of including scientists from all over the world in the discussion and exchange of data on environmental exposure to genotoxic and mutagenic agents, as well as the molecular mechanisms of DNA damage and consequences, such as carcinogenesis and aging. To highlight this goal, the 11th ICEM-2013’s theme is “The inclusion of nations in Science: environmental mutagens”. Solutions for grave environmental problems we face will only come about if the whole planet is involved in the same goal!

The venue for this meeting, Foz do Iguassu, is strategically located in a tripartite border (Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay), and so will increase the possibilities of uniting participants from all over Latin America. Foz do Iguassu, also the location of one of the most beautiful wonders of nature, the fantastic Iguassu Falls, will hopefully provide the rare opportunity of reflecting on how and to what extent man has to respect nature. We expect the conference will attract the attention of many participants from all over the world, who will enjoy the local beauty, along with the high scientific level of this congress.

One of the main goals of the 11th ICEM is to provide the atmosphere for discussing very up-to-date discoveries and ideas on the frontiers of scientific knowledge. This will occur in the 6 days of the main conference, as well as in the satellite meetings (see in the correct link), which will bring together scientists currently working on more specific topics. Furthermore, it is important to mention that the 11th ICEM will also be the 9th ALAMCTA Meeting, and the 11th Congress of the SBMCTA. This meeting will also have specific activities from the European EMS, in place of their own annual meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you to Foz do Iguassu for this exciting and unique conference.

Themes of the 11th ICEM:

  • Environment, genes, and health;
  • Environmental “OMICS”, Bioinformatics and beyond;
  • Consequences of DNA damage and mutations: cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and aging;
  • DNA damage responses;
  • Mechanisms of DNA repair;
  • Mutational and epigenetic mechanisms;
  • New approaches to genotoxicity testing;
  • Antimutagenesis, Anticarcinogenesis and Nutrigenomics;
  • Prevention of mutation-related diseases;
  • Risk assessment and regulatory issues.

Important deadlines:

  • April 15th 2013
    Early Bird Registration
  • June 15th 2013
    Application for Awards
  • July 15th 2013
    Advanced Registration and Deadline for Abstract Submission
  • November 3rd 2013


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