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

Organized by the International Breast Cancer and Nutrition (IBCN) group

The goal of this symposium is to bring together global public health actors, advocates, and researchers on breast cancer prevention, to discuss: Biological and engineered models, animal models, nanotechnology, tissue banks, data hubs/Nutritional models, behavioral models/Economic and business models, healthcare policy models, communication.

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.

Abstracts submission for poster and oral presentations is now closed. If you have questions, please contact Kris Swank at

Wednesday Morning Session: Status of Breast Cancer Prevention from Around the World

Emma Brew Abaidoo, Bsc, Msc, Peace and Love Hospital and Breast Cancer International, Kumasi, Ghana
Tam Truong Donnelly, PhD, University of Calgary, Qatar 
Meghan McDonough, PhD, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Purdue University, USA
Philippe Kadhel, MD, PhD, University Teaching Hoospital, Pointe-A-Pitre (Guadeloupe), France
Leslie Reinlib, PhD, Director, Breast Cancer and the Environment Programs National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences National Institutes of Health RTP, USA

Wednesday Afternoon Session: Models in biology from tissue samples to epigenetic analysis

Dorothy Teegarden, PhD, Director NIH sponsored Cancer Prevention Training Internship Program, Purdue University, USA 
Brittney-Shea Herbert, PhD, Department of Medicinal & Molecular Genetics, Indiana University at Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
Leena A. Hilakivi-Clarke, PhD, Department of Oncology, Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown, USA
Emily Ho, PhD, College of Public Health and Human Science, Oregon State University, USA 
Sulma, Mohammed, DVM, PhD, Department of Comparative Patholbiology, Purdue University, USA

Thursday Morning Session: Healthcare and Policy Models

Temeika Fairley, PhD, Center for Disease Control & Prevention, USA
Sandra Liu, PhD, Department of Consumer Science and Retailing, Purdue University, USA
Silvana LucianiMHSc, Cancer Control Program, World Health Organization, Pan American Health Oganization (PAHO), USA
Graciela Sabini, MD, National Cancer Control Plan Ministry of Health, Montevideo, Uruguay
Ricardo Uauy, PhD, London University, London, UK

Thursday Afternoon Session: Nutritional Models for Diversity

Susan Clare, MD, Indiana University, Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN USA 
Farah Naja, PhD, Department of Nutrition, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Leslie Reinlib, PhD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD USA
Connie Weaver, PhD, Department of Nutrition Sciences, Purdue University, USA
Ailsa Welch, PhD, SRD, RPHN, University of East Anglia, UK

Friday Morning Session: Global Health Venture

Angela Brand, PhD, Institute of Public Health Genomics (RCPHG),University of Maastricht, Netherlands
Nora Arta Gaveytia, MD, Tumor Bank, Faculty of Medicine, Montevideo, Uruguay
Nolwenn LeMeur, PhD, French School of Public Health, France
John Milner, PhD, USDA, Beltsville Human Nutrition Center, USA


Sponsor for the 2012 Symposium

International Breast Cancer & Nutrition (IBCN) • Purdue Marketing & Media • Catherine Peachey Fund
Oncological Sciences Center, Purdue Discovery Park • Statistical Bioinformatics Center 
Purdue University Center for Cancer Research • Bindley BioSciences Center • Department of Nutrition Science
Purdue University Office of the Provost • Purdue Susan Bulkeley Butler Center • Purdue Women's Resource
College of Health and Human Sciences • Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI)

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