EGRP News Flash - September 21, 2012

Registration is now open for the Breast Cancer and Environment Research Program's (BCERP) Extended Environmental Exposures Annual Meeting to be held November 13-16, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

BCERP, a joint effort co-funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is studying multiple "windows of susceptibility" that may represent periods of particular vulnerability to specific chemical, dietary, or psychosocial stresses. The program for this year's Annual Meeting is organized around these windows of susceptibility and includes sessions on the in utero, puberty, pregnancy, and menopausal periods and will end with a session on the translation of research into public health messages. Community participation and advocacy concerns are integrated throughout the conference program. View the meeting agendaExternal Web Site Policy.

The Annual Meeting also includes a poster session designed for individuals not affiliated with BCERP to present the latest scientific findings and community engagement activities. Non-government organizations, students and post-doctoral fellows conducting activities and/or research relevant to breast cancer and the environment are encouraged to submit poster session abstractsExternal Web Site Policy. Abstracts must be submitted by Monday, October 1, 2012 via e-mail to abstracts@bcerp.org.

There is no registration fee to attend the 2012 BCERP Annual Meeting, but all participants must register in advanceExternal Web Site Policy. Learn more about the 2012 BCERP Annual MeetingExternal Web Site Policy, including speakers, the conference hotel, and travel.

Learn more about BCERPExternal Web Site Policy.

Questions about the 2012 Annual Meeting may be directed to Leslie J. Reinlib, Ph.D., BCERP Director and Health Sciences Administrator at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), or Gary L. Ellison, Ph.D., M.P.H., Program Director, Modifiable Risk Factors Branch, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program, NCI.

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