Obesity and Environmental Contaminants - 2nd International Workshop, Uppsala, 8-9 October 2015

tors, 2015-10-08 till fre, 2015-10-09

Follow-up: Tack ("Thank you" in Swedish) | Thank You

Pre-workshop Information

Den ”2:a Internationella konferensen om Fetma och miljöföroreningar”
i Uppsala

Kära vänner, kollegor och deltagare

Vi vill tacka alla talare och deltagare för en väldigt intressant och givande konferens i Uppsala den 8-9 Oktober 2015. Det var ett nöje att ha er här i Uppsala och vi ser fram emot och hoppas att vi ses igen nästa gång.

Klicka på länken nedan för att få se den modererade diskussionen av Bruce Blumberg, Juliette Legler och Jerry Heindel (Mattias Öberg och Monica Lind som moderatorer), samt sammanfattningen för konferensen av Linda Birnbaum, Chef för det Nationella Institutet för Miljö-och Hälsovetenskap (NIEHS).

Filmlänk - http://play.quickchannel.com/qc/?play=8696

Här finner ni välkomstbrevet med program och föreläsarnas sammanfattningar

Monica Lind och Margareta Halin Lejonklou

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The ”2nd International workshop on Obesity and Environmental Contaminants” in Uppsala

Dear friends, colleagues and participants

We would like to thank all speakers and participants for a very interesting and stimulating conference in Uppsala on the 8-9th of October 2015. It was a great pleasure having you all here in Uppsala and we are looking forward to hopefully seeing you again next time.

Press the link below to see the moderated discussion by Bruce Blumberg, Juliette Legler and Jerry Heindel (Mattias Öberg and Monica Lind as moderators), and the conference summary by Linda Birnbaum, Director of National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

Movie link - http://play.quickchannel.com/qc/?play=8696

Click here to see the welcome letter containing the scientific programme and speaker abstracts 

Monica Lind and Margareta Halin Lejonklou

Click on the group picture below to see more photos from the workshop
Group photo

Pre-workshop Information

Register | Online Payment | Program (revised 2015-10-02, PDF, 28 KB) | Accommodation | Co-financers | Map showing workshop location and hotels

In 2010, we arranged the “Workshop on Obesity and Environmental Contaminants,” which dealt primarily with the issue of whether or not environmental contaminants, so-called obesogens, contribute to the development of overweight and obesity. The obesogens are “hormone disrupting chemicals,” which change the effects of hormones controlling central biological processes, for example growth, reproduction, behavior, sexual maturation, and metabolism. As the field has expanded greatly since 2010, we have organized another workshop, which will take place in Uppsala 8-9 October 2015.

The target groups of the workshop are scientists and decision makers in the public sector.

The “2nd International Workshop on Obesity and Environmental Contaminants, Uppsala” will address how exposure to hormone disrupting contaminants during development can disturb metabolism and adipose tissue development, as well as other endpoints and aspects. We have gathered many prominent researchers in the field, spanning experts in exposure to environmental contaminants during development, metabolism, obesity, diabetes, epidemiology, risk assessment, low-dose exposure, non-monotonic dose responses, epigenetics, and exposure to mixtures. There will also be a panel discussion on the topic of challenges in health risk assessment with regard to developmental exposure, low-dose effects, non-monotonic dose responses, and late‑onset diseases.

Lunch and coffee/tea/fruit/sandwiches in breaks, and dinner on 8 October are included in the registration fee. Organic food and beverages will be served throughout the workshop. Please let us know in the registration form if you have any special food requirements (vegetarian/vegan/allergies/other).

Registration fee 3000 SEK. Registration will only be confirmed once payment is received. Advanced payment only. The payment system allows payment of only one participant at a time. The number of participants is limited to 290.

We look forward to meeting you in Uppsala in October!
Monica Lind (monica.lind@medsci.uu.se) or
Margareta Halin Lejonklou (margareta.halin@medsci.uu.se).

Program (PDF, 28 KB) (revised 2015-09-10)
2nd International Workshop on Obesity and Environmental Contaminants,
Uppsala, 8-9 October 2015

Location: Grönwallsalen, Uppsala University Hospital (Akademiska sjukhuset), entrance 70, ground level.

Thursday 8 October 2015

8:00 – 8:40 Registration and coffee (Registration open until 10:45).

8:40 8:50 Welcome address: Dr. Monica Lind. See: http://ammuppsala.se/personal/lind-monica.

8:50 9:00 Welcome address: Dr. Eva Tiensuu Janson, Dean of the Medical Faculty, Uppsala University, Sweden. See: akademiska.se/en/CoE/EndocrineTumors/Startpagewide/scientists/eva-tiensuu-janson/.

9:00 – 9:45 Opening session: Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), U.S.A.: Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD): A good start lasts a lifetime. See: www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/director/.

9:45 – 10:15 Dr. Laura Vandenberg, University of Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Low doses of environmental contaminants and non-monotonic dose response curves, with special reference to current risk assessment practices.
See: http://www.umass.edu/sphhs/person/faculty/laura-n-vandenberg.

10:15 10:45 Break: Organic fruit and coffee

10:45 11:30 Dr. Jerry Heindel, Scientific program administrator, NIEHS, U.S.A.: Metabolic Disruptors and Metabolic Disruption.
See: https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/dert/phb/heindel/index.cfm.

11:30 – 12:00 Dr. Åke Bergman, Director SWETOX, and Stockholm University, Sweden:
The significance of EDC exposure via dust intake/inhalation. See: http://su.avedas.com/converis/person/252.

12:00 – 13:00 Organic lunch

13:00 13:30 Dr. Angel Nadal, Miguel Hernandez University, Elche, Alicante, Spain: Is Bisphenol A a Diabesogen? Timing of Exposure as a Predictor of Diabesity. See: http://diabetes.umh.es/islet.asp.

13:30 14:00 Dr. Richard P. Phipps, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, U.S.A.: Environmental Obesogens: Mechanism of action through Thy1 (CD90). See: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/people/20191221-richard-paige-phipps/researchers.

14:00 – 14:40 Hong Kyu Lee, Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon, South Korea; and Yongmi Kim Pak, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea: Endocrine disrupting chemicals associated with serum AhR binding and mitochondrial activity inhibition in diabetic subjects.
See: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hong_Kyu_Lee2 and http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Youngmi_Pak.

14:40 – 15:15 Break: Organic fruit and coffee

15:1 5– 15:45 Dr. Erik Lampa, Uppsala University, Sweden: Mixture effects of multiple environmental contaminants on the metabolic syndrome in a human population-based sample. See: http://www.ucr.uu.se/epinet/index.php/kontakter/deltagare/82-erik-lampa.

15:45 16:15 Dr. Carlos Guerrero-Bosagna, Linköping University, Sweden: Epigenetics and disease etiology: linking past environmental exposures to current disease trends.
See: https://www.ifm.liu.se/biology/zoology/avian/staff/guerrero-bosagna/.

16:15 – 16:45 Dr. Daniel Zalko, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), Toxalim research center in food toxicology, Toulouse, France: Exposure routes, metabolism and targets of bisphenol A and its analogues. See: http://www6.toulouse.inra.fr/toxalim_eng/Research-Teams/E2-MeX-Metabolism-of-Xenobiotics

16:45 – 17:15 Dr. Margareta Halin Lejonklou, Uppsala University, Sweden: Effects of developmental low dose exposure to Bisphenol A with special reference to metabolic and bone disturbances.
See: http://ammuppsala.se/personal/lejonklou-halin-margareta.

17:15 – 17:30 Conclusions of the day.

19:00 Dinner for all participants at Norrlands nation, Västra Ågatan 14, Uppsala. Location: https://www.google.com/maps/@59.857396,17.6380307,17z?hl

Friday 9  October 2015

8:30 – 9:00 Dr. Juliette Legler, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Integration of experimental and epidemiological approaches to developmental obesogenicity – Results from the EU-project OBELIX.
See: http://www.ivm.vu.nl/en/people/researchers/chemistry-and-biology/legler/index.asp.

9:00 – 9:30 Dr. Marlene Ågerstrand, Stockholm University, Sweden: Risk assessment and regulation of endocrine disruptors from a global perspective. See: http://www.aces.su.se/itm/page.php?pid=536&id=328.

9:30 – 10:15 Dr. Bruce Blumberg, University of California, Irvine, U.S.A.: Transgenerational effects of endocrine disrupting compounds with focus on adipose tissue and bone disturbances.
See: http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=4539.

10:15 – 10:45 Break: Organic fruit and coffee

10:45 – 11:15 Dr. Lars Lind, Uppsala University, Sweden: Using "omics"-technologies to discover links between environmental pollutants and human disease. See: http://katalog.uu.se/empinfo?id=N96-5085_2&q=lars+lind.

11:15 – 12:00 Moderated discussion with all speakers: Endocrine disruption: Challenges in health risk assessment with regard to low-dose effects and non-monotonic dose responses – different viewpoints. What is needed to move the field forward? How can we better integrate epidemiology studies and experimental studies to get the greatest impact? How can we move into mixture studies?

12:00 – 12:30 Highlights of the meeting, Dr. Linda Birnbaum, NIEHS

Suggested Accommodation in Uppsala

Akademihotellet: http://www.akademihotellet.se/en/index.php, info@akademihotellet.se,
tel. +46-18-15 51 90.

Hotell von Kraemer: http://hotelvonkraemer.se/en/,  info@hotelvonkraemer.se,
tel. +46-18-495 99 00.

Grand Hotell Hörnan: http://www.grandhotellhornan.com/hotell/,  info@grandhotellhornan.com, tel. +46-18-13 93 80.

Best Western Hotell Svava: http://www.hotelsvava.com/,  info@hotelsvava.se,
tel. +46-18-13 00 30.

Scandic Hotel Uplandia: http://www.scandichotels.se/Hotels/Sverige/Uppsala/Scandic-Uplandia/#.VO8gji7sfCk,  uplandia@scandichotels.com, tel. +46-18-495 26 00

Hotel Villa Anna: http://www.villaanna.se/eng/, info@villaanna.se, tel. +46 18 580 20 00.

The workshop will be held at Uppsala University Hospital
and is co-financed by:

co-financersOccupational and Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University Hospital (Arbets- och Miljömedicin, AMM, Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala)Uppsala County Council (Landstinget i Uppsala län)Uppsala University (Uppsala Universitet)SWETOX, Swedish Toxicology Sciences Research Center (Svenskt Centrum för Toxikologiska Vetenskaper)Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet)Uppsala County Administrative Board (Länsstyrelsen I Uppsala län)Municipality of Uppsala (Uppsala Kommun)Swedish Society of Toxicology (SFT) (Svensk Förening för Toxikologi)