Co-Chairs: Martine Bellanger, Sophie A. Lelièvre, and Connie M. Weaver 

October 9-11, 2011
French School of Public Health (EHESP), Rennes, France

This multidisciplinary symposium on breast cancer prevention that focuses on epigenetics, nutrition and public policy is organized by the International Breast Cancer and Nutrition (IBCN) group initiated at Purdue University, USA ( ) in partnership with the French School of Public Health (EHESP) in Rennes, France. This initiative recognizes that different countries have unique perspectives which would benefit a sustained international effort to prevent breast cancer, and that the education of trainees in cross-disciplinary and international collaboration is an essential component in addressing global public health-related issues. The goal of this symposium is to bring together global public health actors and advocates, and researchers on breast cancer prevention and nutrition to provide a platform for discussion among scientists, clinicians and other professionals in the biology, epidemiology, medicine, nutrition, communication, education and public policy fields.

Registration is now closed. If you need assistance, contact Kris Swank at

Abstracts submission for poster and oral presentations is now closed. If you have questions, please contact Kris Swank at Selections for the oral presentations will be announced by September 16.

Sunday Session: Status of Breast Cancer Prevention from Around the World

Temeika Fairley, PhD, Center for Disease Control, USA
Chisato Nagata, Dept. of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Gifu University, Japan
Isabelle Romieu, MD, MPH, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
Alvaro Ronco, MD, PhD, University of Montevideo, Uruguay
Rabih Talhouk, PhD, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University, Beirut, Lebanon
Beatrice Wiafe-Addai, MD, PhD,  Peace and Love Hospitals and Breast Care International
David Ma, PhD, PhD, University of Guelph, Canada

Monday Morning Session

Mina J. Bissell, (Keynote), PhD, Distinguished Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA
João Breda, Programme Manager: Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity. NCD and Health Promotion Division at WHO Regional Office for Europe
Sophie Lelièvre, DVM, LLM (public health), PhD, Purdue University, IN, USA
Diego Touya, College of Medicine, University of Montevideo, Uruguay

Monday Afternoon Session

Elena Ambrosino, Institute for Public Health Genomics, University of Maastricht, Netherlands 
Dominique Stoppa‐LyonnetNational Advisory Ethics Committee, Department of Genetics, University Paris Descartes, France
Anna‐Maria Storniolo, MD, Indiana University, Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Tuesday Morning Session

François Goldwasser, (Keynote) MD, PhD, Head, Oncology Unit, Cochin Teaching Hospital, Paris, France
Joseph Irudayaraj, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, IN, USA
Susan Knox, Europa Donna, Italy 
Adele Murrell, Cancer Research, Cambridge Research Institute, UK
Sharon Ross, National Cancer Institute, USA

Tuesday Afternoon Session

Rebecca Doerge, Professor; Department of Statistics, Head; and Director Statistical Bioinformatics
Eve Devinoy, National Institute for Research on Agronomy (INRA)
Karen Lillycrop, School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK 
John Milner, National Cancer Institute, USA
Mary Beth Terry, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, USA

This symposium will be conducted in English

An invitation to IBCN particpants has been extended by the mayor of Rennes to a reception
Monday evening at 6:30 p.m.
(English version)


Sponsor for the 2011 IBCN Symposium

International Breast Cancer & Nutrition (IBCN) • Purdue University Office of the Provost
Purdue Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence • Purdue Women's Resource Network 
Purdue Center for Cancer Research • Oncological Sciences Center, Purdue Discovery Park •
Center for Public Health Policy Analysis (CAPPS) • Global Policy Research Institute • 
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique
 • Rennes Metropole • Conseil Régional de Bretagne
Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute for the Development of Women Leaders
Chair of Institut National de la Prevention et de l'Education pour la Santé 
Institut National de Prevention et d"Education pour la Santé (INPES)

IBCN acknowledges the Purdue Global Policy Research Institute and 
Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy for their support and partnership

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