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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.

Abstract submission: Click here to submit an abstract. DEADLINE for abstract submission is September 15.

Registration: Visit www.conf.purdue.edu/IBCPS16 to complete your registration for the symposium. Registration DEADLINE is September 20.

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Symposium Co-chairs

Martine Bellanger, MPH, PhD, National School of Public Health, Rennes, France
Sophie A. Lelièvre, DVM, Ph.D., LL.M. (Public Health), Basic Medical Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Victoria L. Seewaldt, MD, City of Hope Cancer Center, Duarte, CA, USA
Connie M. Weaver, PhD, Nutrition Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Symposium Keynote

Pepper Schedin, PhD, Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology, Oregon Health & Science University, Knight Cancer Center, Portland, OR, USA

Breast Cancer Prevention....from around the world

Chair: Graciela Sabini, MD, Ministry of Health, Montevideo, Uruguay
Co-Chair: Ellen Gruenbaum, PhD, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, West Lafaytte, IN, USA
Speaker: Françoise Clavel-Chapelon, 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 Marino Donangelo, PhD, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay
Speaker: Hye-Kyung Na, PhD, Sungshin Women's University, South Korea
Speaker: Harold P. Freeman, MD, Patient Navigation Institute, New York City, NY, USA

Bioactives in Diet to Prevent Breast Cancer

Chair: Connie M. Weaver, PhD, Nutrition Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Co-Chair: Lie-Fen Shyur, PhD, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center, Tapei, Taiwan
Speaker: Ailsa Welch, PhD, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, UK
Speaker: Lisa D. Yee, MD, Surgical Oncology and High Risk Breast Cancer Program, The Ohio State Univeristy Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH, USA
Speaker: Pamela R. Pehrsson, PhD, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD, USA

Environmental Influence and Population Diversity

Chair: Martine Bellanger, PhD, National School of Public Health, Rennes, France
Co-Chair: Seth Wiafe, MPH, PhD, Loma Linda University School of Public Health, Loma Linda, CA, USA
Speaker: Victoria L. Seewaldt, MD, City of Hope Cancer Center, Duarte, CA, USA
Speaker: Susan Neuhausen, PhD, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope, CA, USA

Epigenetics and [Stem] Cell Fate

Chair: Sharon Ross, PhD, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Co-Chair: Rihab Nasr, PhD, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Speaker: Mark LaBarge, PhD, Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA
Speaker: Nicoletta Sacchi, PhD, Department of Cancer Genetics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA
Speaker: Chun Ju Chang, PhD, Department of Food Science, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan

Catherine Peachey Oral Presentations

Chair: Rabih Talhouk, PhD, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Emma Brew Abaidoo, BSc, Msc, Peace & Love Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana
Abena Ofosuah Addai, Peace & Love Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana
Parijat Senapati, PhD, City of Hope National Medical Center, Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research, USA

Big Data: Combining Environmental Impact and Primary Prevention

Chair: Mary Beth Terry, PhD, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA
Co-Chair: Farah Naja, PhD, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Speaker: Nadia Atallah, PhD, Bioinformatician, Purdue Center for Cancer Research, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Speaker: Humam Kadara, PhD, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Environmental Ethics and Primary Prevention of Disease
(Public Lectures)

Chair: Leslie Reinlib, PhD, National Institute of Environment and Health Science, Washington DC, USA
Co-Chair: Delia Sánchez, MD, MPH, Academic Unit of Bioethics, School of Medicine, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay
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, Kings College, London, UK

Panel of Experts

TBD

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Sponsors for the 2016 Symposium

We thank the following sponsors for their support:

The Catherine Peachey Fund

Purdue University Center for Cancer Research

Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute

Purdue University Office of the Provost

Ecole des Haute Etudes en Santé Publique (EHESP)

City of Hope

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