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e.hormone 2010

Environmental Signaling: Exploring Multiple Dimensions
October 19-23, 2010
Hosted by: Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research


  • General Information
  • Registration
  • Poster Abstracts
  • Travel and Accommodations
  • Conference Program

General Information

We are delighted to announce the Tenth Anniversary Meeting on Environment and Hormones (E.Hormone 2010) taking place on October  19-23, 2010 in New Orleans.

Sessions will be organized around topics such as:

  • Cellular Mechanisms of Environmental Signaling
  • Epigenetic Mechanisms and Environmental Signaling
  • Organismal Mechanisms and Environmental Signaling
  • Interspecies Communication with Environmental Signals
  • Sources of Signals: Natural and Unnatural
  • The Deepwater Horizon Disaster and Environmental Signaling
  • Is BPA a Model Endocrine Disruptor?
Additionally, we will be having a trainee workshop and mentor/trainee lunches this year. October is the best time of year to enjoy New Orleans, its food, fun, and culture, and we have prepared an agenda highlighting the best, most recent thinking in the field.




Conference Locations
Conference sessions will be held in two locations:
  1. Facilities at the Health and Environmental Research Bldg. - 1324 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, 70112
  2. Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel - 817 Common Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

These two locations are within 5 minutes walking distance.



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Registration

The registration fees include all educational sessions and materials, Wednesday welcome reception, poster session, banquet, and working breakfasts, breaks, and lunches for the registrant.

Fees
Tier 1
Sept. 7, 2010
Tier 2
Oct. 18, 2010
Tier 3 - On Site
Oct. 19-23, 2010
Faculty Members and General Public
$465
$515
$540
Students w/ Valid ID
$315
$365
$390
Tulane and Xavier University Faculty $80 / day $100 / day $125 / day
Banquet Ticket per person $60 $60 $75



Registrants will receive:
  A USB thumb drive consisting of program itinerary, participant list, presentation abstracts, and speaker biographies.
Register: Please visit http://www.cme.tulane.edu/ where you can register online.
Online registration questions: Call CME at 1.800.588.5300 or 504.988.5466 or e-mail at cme@tulane.edu



Cancellation

Written notification of cancellation must be received on or before October 18, 2010 by mail or fax (504-988-1779) for a full refund of the registration fee minus a $75 administrative fee. A 50% refund will be granted with written notification postmarked or faxed October 18, 2010. Refund requests after October 18, 2010 will not be granted.

Tulane University Health Sciences Center reserves the right to cancel this activity if there are insufficient registrants. Full refunds would be made in that event. However, Tulane University Health Sciences Center is not responsible for any related costs or expenses including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines...

Poster Titles
(click here to download the poster abstracts in PDF)

Absorption and Biotransformation of the Model Xeno-Estrogen Bisphenol A by the Skin
Carine Jacques, INRA, UMR1089 Xénobiotiques

Bisphenol A’s Effects on Uterine Leiomyoma Growth
Chasity B. Coleman, Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research

In Vitro Biotransformations of Chlorinated Bisphenol A by Rat Sub-Cellular Liver Fractions
Anne Riu, INRA, UMR 1089 Xénobiotiques

TBBPA Metabolites and Thyroid Hormone Signaling Disruption in X. laevis
Jean-Baptiste, FINI UMR CNRS 5166, Evolution des Régulations Endocriniennes

Gene Expression Analysis of Daphnia magna Exposed to Juvenile Hormone Agonists
Shinichi Miyagawa, Natl. Inst. Basic Biol.

The Organochlorine o,p’-DDT Upregulates Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A Expression in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells
Melyssa R. Bratton, Department of Pharmacology, Tulane University School of Medicine       

Distribution and Function of Phytoestrogens in Plants
Thea Edwards, Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research

Morphometric Study on External Genitalia Development in Male Rats Given Flutamide during Pregnancy
Ohta Y, Department of Veterinary Science, Tottori University

Modeling Mixtures of Environmental Estrogens Detected in U.S. Surface Waters with an In Vitro Estrogen Mediated Transcriptional Activation Assay (T47D-KBluc)
Dieldrich S Bermudez, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina State University

Molecular Evolution of the Inhibin ? Subunit in Actinopterygian Fishes
Brandon C. Moore, Tulane Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research

Effects of Estrogen and Phytoestrogens on Lung Matrix Proteins                                        
Jeff Marschall, University of Louisville, Dept. of Biology

Activation of Estrogen Signaling by Soy-Based Infant Formula and BPA
Caroline Pinto, University of Houston, Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling,

Effects of Estrogen and Dietary Phytoestrogens on Lung Compliance
Jeff Marschall, Dept. of Biology University of Louisville

Over-Expression of miR-155 Disrupts Estrogen Receptor Signaling in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells
Elizabeth Martin, Department of Medicine, Tulane University

ES 101: Curriculum and Pedagogy for Teaching Environmental Signaling
Robert Wallace, Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research

Travel and Accommodations

Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel

817 Common Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Phone: 504-525-1111

A block of rooms is in the hotel system so you may begin making reservations by calling 1.888.364.1200 or 504.525.1111 and reference the Tulane e.hormone room block rate, or directly from the hotel's web page where the group discount code has been pre-entered.

Reservation Cut-Off Date is September 24, 2010. After this date, rooms & rates are subject to availability. A written confirmation will be sent by the hotel upon request.

If guest rooms at the hotel sell out, please call our office at 504-988-5466 or 800-588-5300 for reservation assistance.


Meeting Locations

Tuesday Evening Reception
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel
817 Common Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

All Educational Sessions
Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities
Health and Environmental Research Building,
1324 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112


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If you need assistance or have questions about this site, or your registration please email pschmidt@tulane.edu or phone (504) 988-5466 #1.

Conference Program 
(click to download speaker abstracts and speakers bios in PDF)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm     Hotel Check-In
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm     Early Conference Registration
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm     A Hitchhiker's Guide to a Career in Science (click here for more information), Meeting of the e.hormone Advisory Committee
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm     Welcome Reception

All conference sessions will take place at:
J. Bennett Johnston Health and Environmental Sciences Research Building
1324 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112
Room 111-A and Atrium


Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Morning Session
Epigenetic Mechanisms of Environmental Signaling
Chairperson: John McLachlan


8:00 am – 8:30 am         Continental Breakfast and Registration Continued
8:30 am – 8:45 am         
Conference Welcome and Announcements / Information
8:45 am – 9:15 am         Multiple Dimensions of Environmental Signaling - John McLachlan
9:15 am – 9:45 am         Evolution of imprinting and human health - Randy Jirtle
9:45 am – 10:15 am       Break
10:15 am –10:45 am      Xenoestrogen-induced regulation of EZH2 and histone methylation - Cheryl Walker
10:45 am – 11:15 am     Sex differences in the brain and epigenetics - Anthony Auger
11:15 am – 1:00 pm       Lunch/Networking, Mentor/trainee lunch session -- Click here for more information



Afternoon Session
Cellular Mechanisms and Environmental Signaling
Chairperson:  Syreeta Tilghman

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm         Chairperson Introduction – Session Overview
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm         Endocrine Disruption in Invertebrates: Sex determination of Daphnia magna - Taisen Iguchi
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm         Controlling the Controls of Environmental Signals-Coactivator of Nuclear Receptors - Bert O'Malley
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm         Zebrafish as a model to study endocrine disruption - Jan-Åke Gustafsson
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm         Break
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm         Endocrine Disruption of Amphibian Metamorphosis - Caren Helbing
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm         Response of the Brain-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis to Short-Term EDC Exposure in Adult Fathead Minnows - Ed Orlando
4:15 pm – 7:00 pm         Poster Session -- 3rd Floor J.Bennett Johnston Building




Thursday, October 21, 2010
Morning Session
Organismal Mechanisms and Environmental Signaling
Chairperson: Bill Toscano


8:00 am – 8:30 am         Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:45 am         
Conference Welcome and Announcements / Information
8:45 am – 9:00 am         Chairperson Introduction – Session Overview
9:00 am – 9:30 am         Environmental signaling and sex determination - Jerry LeBlanc
9:30 am – 10:00 am       Developmental Immunotoxicity in Environmental Signaling Rodney Dietert by proxy (Thea Edwards)
10:00 am – 10:30 am     Break
10:30 am – 11:00 am     Exploring Steroidogenesis and Environmental Signaling in the Chorioallantoic Membrane - Lori Albergotti
11:00 am – 11:30 am     Environmental chemicals and their effects on amphibians at organismal and population levels - Cathy Propper
11:30 am – 1:00 pm       Lunch (Atrium) - Mentor/trainee lunch session -- Click here for more information



Afternoon Session
Interspecies Communication with Environmental Signals
Chairperson:  Thea Edwards


1:00 pm – 1:15 pm         Chairperson Introduction – Session Overview
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm         Interspecies communication in bacterial development - Paul Straight
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm         Evolution and function of phytoestrogens in avian reproduction - Johanna Rochester
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm         Break
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm         Signals and symbiosis between bacteria and legumes - Ann Hirsch
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm         Signal molecules in a squid-bacterium light-organ symbiosis - Eric Stabb
3:30 pm – till                  Free time to explore NOLA



Friday, October 22, 2010
Morning Session
Sources of Signals: Natural and Unnatural
Chairperson: Brandon Moore


8:00 am – 8:30 am         Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:45 am         Conference Welcome and Announcements / Information
8:45 am – 9:00 am         Chairperson Introduction – Session Overview
9:00 am – 9:30 am         Treated Sewage Sludge on Pastures as a Source of Environmental Signals - Stewart Rhind
9:30 am – 10:00 am       A Geography-Based Approach for Determining Metal Safe Environments for Urban Children - Howard Mielke
10:00 am – 10:30 am     Atrazine: Under Review Again - Tyrone Hayes
10:30 am – 10:45 am     Break
10:45 am – 11:15 am     Screening for estrogenic compounds - Wei Xu
11:15 am – 11:45 am     The Chemistry of Glyceollins and the Biology of their Effects - Florastina Payton-Stewart
11:45 pm – 1:00 pm       Lunch (Atrium)



Afternoon Session
Emerging Contaminants in Coastal and Marsh Ecosystems
Chairperson: Jordan Karubian


1:00 pm – 1:15 pm        Chairperson Introduction – Session Overview
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm        Environmental Signaling and Coastal Fish Species - Allyse Ferrara
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm        Population Biology of Blue Crabs After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill - Caz Taylor
2:15 pm– 2:30 pm         Break
2:30 pm– 3:00 pm         Oil and dispersants in freshwater marsh ecosystems - Paul Klerks
3:00 pm– 3:30 pm         Analysis of Oil Spill Dispersants Using In Vitro Tests for Endocrine and Other Biological Activity - Richard Judson
3:45 pm– 5:45 pm            Screening of "Toxic Baby" - a cinematic documentary by Penelope Jagessar Chaffer
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm      Banquet/Gala - Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel Ballroom

Toxic Baby, the movie"The TOXIC BABY project is the feature length documentary, authored by filmmaker and mother of one Penelope Jagessar Chaffer, website and supporting new media that explores the role that chemicals may be playing in the lives and health of our children. A dramatic rise in chronic childhood diseases has been seen across the western world with skyrocketing rates of asthma, developmental disabilities like autism and certain juvenile cancers to name a few, as well as a rise in certain adult onset diseases like testicular cancer which are all being linked to the increasing chemical exposure that we and our babies face. “Internal Environmentalism”, the phrase coined by the production to help explain the issue, is shaping up to be one of the most challenging debates we face as a society and in the years spent researching and making this film, the production has had unprecedented access to a wealth of information regarding this topic. The aim of the film and this site is to share that information and to provide the most up to date thinking on the issue, providing a host of downloads and links for a more informed experience of the issue of toxicity and its role in the lives of children in the twenty first century."


Mutants ProjectPROJECT MUTANTS: MERGING ART, SCIENCE, EDUCATION AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
by Artist Dawn DeDeaux, with Tulane / Xavier Bioenvironmental Research Center

The Tulane / Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, led by Deputy Director Doug Meffert, D. Eng., is working on a project developed by Public Artist Dawn DeDeaux titled PROJECT MUTANTS  - a multi-phased program offering water-sensoring, illuminated floating sculptures for launch in international waterways, starting with the Mississippi River and the coastal wetlands of the Gulf of Mexico.  The light-responsive sculptures will detect chemicals and hormones in lakes, rivers and estuaries;  providing a "face" to an invisible environmental threat and a focal point for coordinated public education campaigns.  e.hormone conference participants are encouraged to join this highly collaborative effort that merges art, science, education and civic engagement to raise public awareness and collect scientific data.  DeDeaux will be making an introductory presentation the evening of October 22nd and will be available throughout the conference to discuss the program and options for e.hormone participation. For additional information: http://www.dawndedeaux.com/files/MUTANT.pdf



Saturday, October 23, 2010
Morning Session
Is BPA a Model Endocrine Disruptor?
Chairperson: Paul Galand


8:00 am – 8:30 am         Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:45 am         Conference Welcome and Announcements / Information
8:45 am – 9:00 am         Chairperson Introduction – Session Overview
9:00 am – 9:30 am         BPA and glucose homeostasis- Angel Nadal
9:30 am – 10:00 am       BPA's halogenated relatives - Daniel Zalko
10:00 am –10:15 am      Break
10:15 am – 10:45 am     BPA exposure and male sexual function - De-Kun Li
10:45 am – 11:15 am     BPA is a Model Endocrine Disruptor: Lessons from Animal Studies, Epidemiology, and Public Policy -Laura Vandenberg
11:15 am – 12:00 pm     Wrap Up/Adjournment



Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of the Center for Continuing Education at Tulane University Health Sciences Center to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All faculty participating in these programs are expected to disclose to the program audiences any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. This information pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic or products in the research and development phase.