some 1998 meetings of interest to toxicologists

Chuck Miller rellim at MAILHOST.TCS.TULANE.EDU
Mon Dec 29 12:16:59 EST 1997

April 22-24, 1998
Epidemiology and Occupation Risks: The role and importance of
epidemiological studies in the prevention of and compensation for
occupational accidents and diseases
       Graz/Tobelbad, Austria
       Sponsor: Interanational Social Security Association
              Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt
              Adalbert-SStifter-Strasse 65
              A-1200 Wien, Austria
              Phone: + 43-1-33111-537
              Fax: +43-1-33111-469

       May 14-15, 1998
       Hazardous Substances and Male Reproductive Health
       Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City
       Sponsored by:
              The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
              National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/Superfund
Basic Research Program
              New York Academy of Medicine
       Contact: Spencer Carroll (scarroll at smtplink.mssm.edu)
Society of Toxicology Satellite Meeting
Developing Occupational Exposure Values from Toxicology and Epidemiology Studies
                    March 6, 1998 * Seattle Hilton Hotel * Seattle, Washington

                        Co-Sponsored by the ACGIH Chemical Substances
                                Threshold Limit Values Committee
                                 Deutsche Forschungsgemenschaft
                          Federal Republic of Germany MAK Commission

             REGISTER NOW (at http://www.acgih.org/events/tlvsot98.htm)

                                 ACGIH, MAK, or SOT Members    $175
                                 Non-members     $225
                                 Student or Postdoctoral Fellows   $100

Occupational Asthma: In and Out of the Workplace

This conference's emphasis is on basic mechanisms of Occupational Asthma.
The conference
will be held from April 30th to May 2nd, 1998 at NIOSH, Morgantown. WVU CME
co-sponsors. Contact NIOSH for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html

Rodent Models in Modern Risk Assessment
September 8 - 12, 1998 (Application deadline: July 1)

Meeting Organizers: John B. Macauley, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory; Jan
Vijg, Ph.D.,
Harvard University

The primary objectives of this meeting are to provide an overview of
current models used in
risk assessment, to identify potential new models and to examine genetic
and epigenetic
factors that need to be considered in model development. The meeting will
focus on models
used to screen potential carcinogens, genotoxins and other xenobiotics
posing potential
health risks and will offer perspective as to future strategies in model
development. Aspects
of modeling theory and data interpretation will be incorporated into a
program which will
include roundtable discussions on genetic and environmental considerations
in the
development of effective models. Regulatory efforts being developed to set
up guidelines for
the validation and acceptance of models in modern risk assessment will also
be discussed.
The meeting will be limited to 130 participants.

To request further information, write to 1998 Courses and Meetings, The Jackson
Laboratory, 600 Main Street - Box 65, Bar Harbor, ME 04609; phone:
1-207-288-6262; or
e-mail: education at jax.org.

(these are selected topics, for more topics and further information see

TOPIC                                           CHAIR
DATE                    PLACE

Biology of Aging                        T. Kirkwood                  May
10-15       Il Ciocco, Italy

Biological Reg. Mechanisms   C. Kenyon/J. Roberts   July 26-31
Holderness School

Cancer                                           S. Sukumar
Aug. 2-7        Salve Regina Univ.

DNA Alterations in                   M. Ehrlich                     Aug.
9-12       Colby-Sawyer College
Transformed Cells

Drug Metabolism                       H. Strobel                       July
5-10         Holderness School

Environmental Endocrine       H. Phelps/B. Palmer   July 12-17
Plymouth State College

Mechanisms of Toxicity            C. Walker                      July 26-31
New England College

Microbial Toxins &                     E. Hewlett                     July
12-17      Proctor Academy

Mutagenesis                                S. Wallace
June 21-26     Plymouth State  College

Radiation Chemistry                 M. Sevilla                      July
5-10        Salve Regina University

Reproductive Tract Biology     K. Korach                       July 5-10
Plymouth State College

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