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NIEHS: SOT mtg on Environ role in Parkinsons Dis

Gary Greenberg Gary.Greenberg at Duke.edu
Sat Feb 10 22:16:44 EST 2001

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Special Session Planned at Society of Toxicology Meeting on the
Role of the Environment in Parkinson's Disease

While the causes of Parkinson's Disease are not known, recent
experimental and
epidemiological evidence of interactions between environmental exposures
genetic susceptibility will be presented by speakers at a special
session of the
annual Society of Toxicology meeting at the Moscone Convention Center,
Francisco, March 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program Agenda:

Introduction and Welcome, Kenneth Olden, Director, National Institute of
Environmental Health Sciences

Overview: The Role of the Environment in PD, William Langston,
Parkinson's Institute

Challenges Identifying Genetic Markers for Susceptibility to
Risk Factors, Harvey Checkoway, University of Washington

Environmental Determinants of PD: Studies in Human Populations, Caroline
Tanner, Parkinson's Institute

The Pesticide Rotenone and PD, J. Timothy Greenamyre, Emory University

The Combined Effects of Agrichemicals on the Risk of PD, Deborah
Cory-Slechta, University of Rochester

Interactions Between Alpha Synuclein and Environmental Agents, Donato Di
Monte, Parkinson's Institute

Discussion of Future Research Opportunities, William Langston -

Session Chair: Kenneth Olden (NIEHS) and Co-Chair: David P. Brown

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Gary N. Greenberg, MD MPH    Sysop / Moderator Occ-Env-Med-L MailList
gary.greenberg at duke.edu     Duke Occupat, Environ, Int & Fam Medicine
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