43rd Annual Environmental Mutagen Society (EMS) Meeting: The Next Generation

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  • The Environmental Mutagen Society is the primary professional society for scientists involved in research into environmental causes and consequences of damage to the genome and epigenome. Our mission is to transmit emerging knowledge and support national and international efforts to ensure a healthy, sustainable environment for future generations. The Society’s Annual Meeting is unique in bringing together scientists who carry out basic research with those involved in risk estimation and regulatory concerns related to the consequences of exposure to environmental, industrial, and pharmaceutical agents. The result is a dynamic meeting that is sufficiently large enough to cover a broad range of contemporary topics, yet focused and small enough to facilitate interactions between students and renowned scientists in academia, government, and industry.

    The theme of the 43rd Annual EMS Meeting is “EMS: The Next Generation” The goals of this meeting are to:

    1. present cutting edge basic research in the areas of DNA repair, regulation of gene expression, epigenetics, systems biology, mutagenesis, inflammation cancer and aging in symposia and keynote lectures.

    2. present emerging “next generation” technologies and approaches in genomic research, genetic toxicology and risk assessment in workshops, symposia and keynote lectures.

    3. feature the work of students, young investigators and EMS members in six platform sessions.

    4. network with students, mentors and colleagues at ten Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings, two receptions, and a banquet.

    5. entice students and young investigators to become the “Next Generation” EMS members.

    EMS invites you to join us in Bellevue for this exciting and rewarding scientific meeting.

    Program Overview

    The scientific program consists of eight symposia, seven plenary lectures, three workshops, two poster sessions, and six platform sessions. In addition to the scientific program, the Annual Meeting will convene meetings of the ten Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that represent the diversity of the Society and help set the agenda for future EMS meetings.

    The program represents the full spectrum of strengths of our uniquely multi-disciplinary Society and includes something for everyone. The detailed agenda and information about the meeting are located under the Meeting Agenda.

    Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

    The breakfast meetings of the EMS SIGs are a time-tested favorite of the Annual Meeting. The format provides free-form discussions and short presentations of the key challenges and research needs. The SIGs provide a casual way for young investigators and seasoned researchers to interact. The SIGs also play a major role in identifying the scientific topics for symposia and workshops during the next Annual Meeting, which will be held in Monterey, California in September 2013. For more information about the SIGs, visit the EMS website and EMS Connect. If you are interested in attending one or more SIG breakfast, please check the appropriate boxes when you register. Each breakfast meeting is $15.

    The Women in EMS SIG is hosting a lunch on Tuesday. The fee to attend is $25 and is open to all registrants of the EMS meeting.

    Publication Opportunities

    The 2012 Annual Meeting abstracts will be published in a special electronic issue of Society’s journal Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis.

    Student and New Investigators

    Student and New Investigator Travel Awards

    Students and new investigators are eligible for Travel Awards which can provide partial support to attend the EMS Annual Meeting. These Travel Awards are based primarily on merit. Awards will be presented during the Banquet. Applicants must submit their abstract via the designated abstract submission system by the May 15 deadline. Applicants must also have the required advisor recommendation letter submitted by May 15. View more information on how to apply for a Student/New Investigator Travel Award and to learn about other award opportunities.

    Welcome Reception and Student and New Investigator Poster Session

    The Welcome Reception and Student and New Investigator Poster Session will be held Saturday, September 8. All students and new investigators presenting during the meeting should put their work on display as a poster during the Welcome Reception.

    Student and New Investigator Free Brunch

    All students and new investigators are invited to attend a Brunch hosted by the Education, Student and New Investigator Affairs Committee. The Brunch will be held on Sunday, September 9 from 12:30 pm–2:00 pm. This event is only open to student and new investigator registrants. Advance registration is required.

    Free Day for Local Undergraduate and Graduate Students

    Rather than register and attend the entire conference, local undergraduate or graduate students may attend free of charge for one day. Free admission will include the all scientific sessions scheduled for the day. Application should be made in advance, through the EMS Headquarters. Applications should include a letter from the relevant Department Chair confirming the applicant’s status as a student in good standing.

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