Genetic Susceptibility to Environmental Toxins Workshop

The Genetic Susceptibility to Environmental Toxins Workshop occured on January 13th & 14th, 2005 at the Arizona State University College of Law in Tempe, Arizona.  The following agenda outlines the event and provides links to some of the presentations given (click on the presentation name to open a PDF version of the presentation).

Agenda

 
Thursday, January 13, 2005: GENETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 
8:30-8:40 Gary Marchant, Welcome and Introduction
 
Session I: Applying Genetic Information to Environmental Regulation
(Moderator: Gary Marchant, ASU)
8:40-9:10 Brenda Weiss, NIEHS – Research Requirements for Genomic Data
9:10-9:40 Kerry Dearfield, EPA – Overview of Potential Implications of Genomics for Regulatory and Risk Assessment Applications at EPA
9:40-10:10 Jamie Grodsky, Minnesota – Genetics and Environmental Law: Redefining Public Health
 
Session II: Case Studies in Genetic Susceptibility and Environmental Risk
(Moderator: David Eaton, U. Washington)
10:50-11:10 Steven Kleeberger, NIEHS – Genetic Susceptibility to Air Pollutants
11:10-11:30 Gary Marchant, ASU – Setting Air Quality Standards in the Genomic Era
11:30-11:50 Ken Mossman, ASU-- Genetic Susceptibility and Radiological Health and Safety
 
Session III: Lessons From Genetics in the Occupational Context
(Moderator: Gary Marchant, ASU)
1:10-1:30 Adam Finkel, Princeton - Heroic Analyses for "Tragic Choices"-- Modernizing Risk Assessment for Human Variability  
1:30-1:50 Paul Schulte, NIOSH – Genetics and Workplace Issues
1:50-2:10 Mark Rothstein, Louiseville – Toxicogenomics and the Workplace
2:10-2:30 Marc Weinstein, Oregon, The Shift from Population to Individual-based Risk Assessment: Adhoc Solutions and Long-term Policy Implications
 
Session IV: Policy and Public Health Perspectives 
(Moderator: Andrew Askland, ASU)
3:10-3:30 Jason Robert, ASU – Toxics, Genomics and Ethics
3:30-3:50 Richard Phillips, ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, An Industry View of Genomics and Environmental Policy
3:50-4:10 David Resnick, NIEHS - Precaution and Susceptibility
4:10-4:30 James Nickel, ASU - The Right to a Clean Environment
 
 
Friday, January 14, 2005: TOXICOGENOMICS AND BIOMARKERS
 
Session V: Toxicogenomics and Risk Assessment 
(Moderator: Andrew Askland, ASU)
8:30-9:00 Ray Tennant, NIEHS - What is Toxicogenomics?
9:00-9:30 William Benson, EPA – Emerging Molecular and Computational Approaches for Cross-Species Extrapolations
9:30-10:00 Robert Kavlock, EPA - The Computational Toxicology Research Program at EPA
 
Session VI: Applying Toxicogenomic and Biomarker Data
(Moderator: Bill Rodgers, U. of Washington)
10:40-11:00 Anthony DeCaprio, University at Albany – Persistent Pollutant Body Burden: Roles of Exposure and Genetics
11:00-11:20 Lynn Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell P.C. -- Selected Challenges in Applying Toxicogenomic Data in Federal Regulatory Settings
11:20-11:40 John Balbus, Environmental Defense - Perspectives on Promises and Barriers of the New Toxicology
 
Section VII: Legal and Policy Aspects of Toxicogenomics
(Moderator: Susan Poulter, Utah)
1:00-1:20 Gary Marchant, ASU-- Applications of Toxicogenomics to Environmental Regulation
1:20-1:40 Andrew Askland, ASU -- Applications of Genomics to Toxic Torts
1:40-2:00 Carl Cranor, UC Riverside – A Hybrid Regulatory-Tort Proposal to Provide Equal Protections for Susceptible Subpopulations from Toxicants
 
Section VIII: Perspectives
(Moderator: Richard Sharp)
2:40-3:00 Mary Lyndon, St. Johns – Topic TBA
3:00-3:20 Kelly Fryer-Edwards, U. of Washington School of Medicine – Where Do We Go From Here?
3:20-3:40 Richard Sharp, Baylor – Ethical Perspectives on Toxicogenomics