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UKEMS Annual Meeting

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General Outline of Programme

"Genotoxicology into the Millennium"

Sunday, 2nd July Evening "Careers in Genetic Toxicology Discussion Group for young scientists".

Monday 3 July, Molecular Epidemology Group (MEG) Hazard Risk Workshop.

09.00 - 09.05      OPENING REMARKS
                             Professor Jim Parry (University of Wales Swansea)

09.05 - 09.45      Dr. Frank Duckworth (Editor, Royal Statistical Society News, UK)
                             ‘A simple scale for comparison of risks to our lives’

09.45 - 10.25      Professor Janet Bainbridge (University of Teesside, UK)
                           ‘Safety of genetically-modified food’

10.25 - 10.55      COFFEE

10.55 - 11.35      Dr. Joellen Lewtas (University of Washington, USA)
                           ‘Use of biomarkers in studies of personal exposure and risk from air pollution’

11.35 - 12.15      Professor David Kay (University of Wales Aberystwyth, UK)
                           ‘From epidemiology, through risk assessment to standards design: formulations of the new
                             WHO Guidelines for recreational waters’

12.15 - 12.55      Dr. Jerry Rice (International Agency for Research on Cancer, France)
                           ‘Evaluation of carcinogenic risk to humans: use of data on mechanisms of carcinogenesis’

12.55 - 13.00      CONCLUDING REMARKS
                            Professor David Forman (MEG)

Monday, 3rd July p.m.    Genetic Basis of Inherited Disease and Cancer

14.00 - 14.45      Mutations and inherited disease, David Cooper, Cardiff.

14.45 - 15.30      Chromosome changes in germ cells, Ilse-Dore Adler, Munich.

15.30 - 16.00      COFFEE

16.00 - 16.45      Genetic changes in colorectal cancer, Chris Paraskova, Bristol.

16.45 - 17.30      Cancer Progression and the role of telomerase reactivation, Rob Newbold, Brunel.

Tuesday, 4th July        Keynote Lecture

08.45                   ‘The National Toxicology Programme, historical perspective and its future’, Mike Shelby (RTP)

09.45                   Workshop on Rapid Screening Systems for Genotoxic Chemicals. The Workshop will include
                            demonstrations of many of the new test systems for detecting genotoxins.

10.15 - 10.45      COFFEE

10.45 - 12.30      Continuation of rapid screening systems.

12.30 - 14.00      LUNCH

14.00                   Contributed Papers and Poster Session
                            Annual General Meeting and Prize Lectures

CONFERENCE DINNER – The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea.

Wednesday, 5th July, Industrial Genotoxicology Group Symposium

‘Worldwide Genotoxicology Guidelines and Strategies’

Co-chairs Peter Jenkinson, Safepharm Laboratories
                 Andrew Smith, UK HSE.

09.00 - 09.30      Revised UK COM Mutagenicity Testing Strategy, Robin Fielder, UK DoH.

09.30 - 10.00      Mutagenicity Testing Strategies in the USA, Kerry Dearfield, OPP, USEPA.

10.00 - 10.30      EU Technical Guidance Document for Mutagenicity, Stephan Madle, BGV Germany.

10.30 - 11.00      COFFEE

11.00 - 11.30      Japanese Mutagenicity Testing Strategy, Makoto Hayashi, NIHS, Tokyo.

11.30 - 12.00      Mutagenicity Testing Strategies for Pharmaceuticals, David Tweats. Glaxo Wellcome.

12.00 - 13.00      Panel Discussion and/or Question Answer session with audience participation.

13.00 - 14.00      LUNCH

14.00                   Ecogenotoxicology: protecting the environment from genetic damage.This session will include
                            presentations on methods and results for the measurement of DNA adducts, point and chromosomal
                            mutations in non-human environmental species and include a discussion of the application of
                           genotoxicity tests to the analysis of water quality.




(December 1999, for July 2000 new members)


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