UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion and the Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace
Fall 2016 event in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month titled
Environment, Epigenetics and Cancer: How to Cultivate the Connections
Monday October 24, 2016
12- 2 pm
Student Union Theater Auditorium on the Storrs Campus
Keynote Presentation by Mary Beth Terry, PhD
“Breast Cancer Susceptibility : Rethinking the role of the environment
and methods to improve risk assessment”
Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Mailman School of Public Health and Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbia University, New York
Accumulating evidence has shown the interrelation between environmental stressors such as toxins, exposure to work hazards and lifestyle factors as modifiers and contributors to an individual’s health, specifically cancer.
The goal of the CEHHP Fall symposium is to provide attendees with an update of current research and our understanding of the role of epigenetics and the environment in cancer risk and development.
Dr. Terry and guest panelists Dr. Gary Lee Ginsberg, Ellen Matloff, CGC, and Dr. Christina Stevenson will discuss advances in risk assessment, assess implications of scientific discoveries, and examine epigenetic biomarkers and technological advances in screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancer as well as provide feedback about the public and patient perspective. Panel Moderator: Dr. Robert Henning, CPH-NEW Investigator.
Speaker bios provided in flyer.
11:30 – 11:55 Registration and Light Snacks
12:00 – 1:00 Keynote Presentation
1: 00 – 2:00 Round Table Panel Discussion