The goal of this symposium is to bring together global public health actors, advocates, clinicians and researchers on breast cancer prevention to discuss the impact of environmental factors such as foods, stress, pollutants and exercise on the genome. The symposium will take us on a journey across disciplines for interactions at the interface of biology, medicine, behavior and environmental policies. Concretely, we will explore the impact of new knowledge in the genome on prevention interventions and the need for biomarkers, health and food policy and practices, and socioeconomic and cultural contexts in which environmental factors come into play.
Breast cancer prevention is a global public health challenge that requires: Utilization of the diversity of diet: environment and epigenomic pool globally; A multidisciplinary approach: biology, epidemiology, medicine, nutrition, social sciences and communication, education, and public policy; Contributions from scientists, clinicians, and advocates; Sustained international effort in research and action.
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Breast Cancer Prevention....from around the world
Chair: Graciela Sabini, MD, Ministry of Health, Montevideo, Uruguay
Speaker: Françoise Clavel, PhD, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Institut Gustave Roussy, France.
Speaker: Sundus Shalabi, MD, Al-Maqassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Palestine
Speaker: Carmen Donangelo, PhD, University of the Republic, Uruguay
Speaker: Hye-Kyung Na, PhD, Sungshin Women's University, South Korea
Epigenetics and Stem Cell Fate
Environmental Influence and Population Diversity
Chair: Martine Bellanger, PhD, National School of Public Health, Rennes, France
Speaker: Susan Neuhausen, PhD, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope, CA, USA
Bioactives in Diet to Prevent Breast Cancer
Chair: Connie M. Weaver, PhD, Nutrition Science, Purdue University, USA
Speaker: Ailsa Welch, PhD, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Speaker: Pamela R. Pehrsson, PhD, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD, USA
Catherine Peachy Oral Presentations
Big Data: Combining Environmental Impact and Primary Prevention
Speaker: Rebecca Doerge, PhD, Department of Statistics, Purdue University, USA
Environmental Ethics and Primary Prevention of Disease
Co-Chair: Sophie Lelievre, DVM, LLM/PH, PhD, Basic Medical Sciences, Purdue University, USA
Speaker: William Sherlaw, PhD, National School of Public Health, Rennes, France
Speaker: Beatrice Wiafe Addai, MD, PhD, Peace & Love Hospitals, Kumasi, Ghana
Speaker: Peter Duncan, PhD, London, UK
Panel of Experts
Corporate Sponsors for the 2016 Symposium
Sponsors for the 2016 Symposium