The theme of the 44th Annual EMGS Meeting is “Embracing the Science of the Future through Cross-Disciplinary Research.”
The goals of this meeting are:
- To build on our past contributions to the field of environmental and molecular mutagenesis and DNA repair and more fully understand the role of epigenetics in these basic mechanisms.
- To integrate applied genetic toxicology with basic research in DNA damage and repair, toxicogenomics, and epigenetics.
- To determine how interdisciplinary information can be best used to direct translational human epidemiological studies.
- To have these data serve as a foundation for human risk assessment for disease and disease prevention.
- To aid in the support of knowledge-based regulation to protect public health and the environment.
The meeting will include three “all hands” sessions which are designed to build up the concept of interdisciplinary research; seeking integration of information, data, techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts, and/or theories from two or more disciplines or bodies of specialized knowledge to advance fundamental understanding or to solve problems whose solutions are beyond the scope of a single discipline or area of research practice.
The scientific program consists of eight symposia/platform sessions, five keynote speakers, two Saturday workshops, and two poster sessions. Unique to the 2013 meeting will be three morning “All Hands” sessions in which all registrants will be together to learn and foster collaborations and unique interactions, on specific topics that include: Hydraulic Fracking, The Exposome, and Exploiting New Technologies to Identify and Regulate Induced Heritable Effects. 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 EMGS meetings.
The program represents the full spectrum of strengths of our uniquely multidisciplinary Society and includes something for everyone. The detailed program and information about the meeting are located on the Meeting Agenda pages.
EMGS Special Interest Group Meetings
The breakfast meetings of the Society SIGs are a time-tested favorite of the Annual Meeting. The format provides free-form discussions and short presentations of key challenges and new initiatives. The SIGs provide a casual way for young investigators and seasoned researchers to interact.
The SIG breakfast meetings are scheduled Sunday through Tuesday. The Women in EMGS SIG is presenting a lunchtime meeting on Tuesday at 12:45 pm. Separate registration is required for the SIG meetings.
Business Meeting and Town Hall — Monday Afternoon
The Business Meeting and Town Hall will take place at 1:00 pm on Monday. Plan to attend this meeting to obtain a brief overview of EMGS accomplishments which will be shared by the EMGS leadership and Editor-in-Chief. (Committee reports will be available via EMGS Connect.)
President’s Welcome Reception and the Student and New Investigator Poster Session — Saturday Afternoon
The President’s Welcome Reception will take place at 6:00 pm on Saturday in the Monterey Grand Ballroom. The Student and New Investigator Poster Session is part of this event. All students and new investigators presenting during the meeting should put their poster on display — it is one more opportunity to highlight your research and is in addition to your scheduled presentation.