First Integrated International Workshop on Acetyltransferases, Sulfotransferases, and UDP-Glucuronosyltransferases (FII Workshop 2020)

First Integrated International Workshop on Acetyltransferases, Sulfotransferases, and UDP-Glucuronosyltransferases (FII Workshop 2020)

The first integrated international workshop on acetyltransferases, sulfotransferases, and UDP-glucuronosyltransferases brings world leaders together to communicate recent and new advances in the field as well as to determine and communicate gene nomenclature rules and guidelines for each individual enzyme. The workshop will gather investigators from research centers around the world to enhance global scientific understanding of the importance of xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes in environmental health.

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First Integrated International Workshop: Acetyltransferases, Sulfotransferases, and UDP-Glucuronosyltransferases

Conference Details

Dates: April 1-3, 2020

Location:Louisville, Kentucky (USA)

Sponsors:  The conference is hosted by the key Centers, Institutes, Departments, and Programs at the University of Louisville (UofL) which focus upon the importance of environmental health.  These include the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, the Superfund Research Program, the T32 and T35 Training Programs in Environmental Health Sciences, the Hepatobiology and Toxicology Center, the Center for Integrated Environmental Health Sciences, the Center for Healthy Air, Water and Soil, and the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology.

Lodging:  Special price for lodging has been arranged at the Brown Hotel one of our most historic and prestigious hotels located a mile from the University. The Brown Hotel has complementary shuttle service to and from the Louisville International Airport and transportation will be provided to all conference events.  The Brown Hotel is strategically located in downtown Louisville a few blocks from Fourth Street Live, a premier dining and entertainment destination.

Sponsors:

  • Society of Toxicology Logo  (Partner Sponsor)

Book your room here (Brown Hotel). 

Register Here

Submit An Abstract 

  • To submit an abstract, download and submit this Abstract Submission Form according to the instructions included in the guidelines section.
  • Abstracts will be selected for platform or poster presentations by the external organizing committee.  To be considered for platform presentation, abstracts must be submitted no later than November 1, 2019.  To be considered for poster presentation, abstracts should be submitted by March 20, 2020.

 Visa Information 

  • If you will only be in the US to attend the workshop, a B1 visa should suffice.

Conference Events

  • April 1: Welcome Reception at the Brown Hotel (evening)
  • April 2: Workshop (breakfast, lunch, and transportation included) at the University of Louisville followed by an optional evening event - dinner and Buffalo Trace Distillery tour ($110/person to attend the evening event, transportation provided, space is limited).
  • April 3: Conference (breakfast, lunch, and transportation included) at the University of Louisville followed by an optional evening event - dinner and Kentucky Derby Museum tour ($110/person to attend the evening event, transportation provided, space is limited.)

Local Organizing Committee at the University of Louisville

David W. Hein, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Director, NIEHS T32 training program in environmental health sciences

Aruni Bhatnagar, Professor and Chief, Division of Environmental Medicine, Director, Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute

Sonya Cary, Unit Business Manager, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Matthew Cave, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Lori Clark, Administrative Assistant, Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute

Jonathan Freedman, Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Raúl Salazar-González, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Sanjay Srivastava, Professor, Division of Environmental Medicine, Director, Superfund Research Center

Ted Smith, Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Medicine, Director, Center for Healthy Air, Water and Soil

Christopher States, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Director, Center for Integrated Environmental Health Sciences

Terry Thompson, Director, Event and Conference Services

External Organizing Committee

Sotiria Boukouvala (Associate Professor in Molecular Genetics, Director, Laboratory of Pharmacogenomics‐Toxicogenomics, Chair, International NAT nomenclature Committee, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece)

Abby Collier (Professor of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, Director, Analytical Suite, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)

Michael Coughtrie (Professor and Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)

Chantal Guillemette (Canada Research Chair in Pharmacogenomics, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada)

Philip Lazarus (Boeing Distinguished Professor and Chair, Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Washington State University, Spokane, USA)

Charlene McQueen (Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA)

Rodney Minchin (Chair of Molecular Pharmacology, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)

Jonathan Mueller (Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK)

Melissa Runge-Morris (Director, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Director, Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES), Wayne State University, Detroit, USA)

Edith Sim (Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Denis Grant, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Toronto will discuss the role of the enzyme systems in the toxicity and carcinogenicity of environmental aromatic amines.

Aruni Bhatnagar will speak on the role of conjugating enzymes in environmental health.

Sanjay Srivastava  will speak on cardiovascular metabolism and toxicity of environmental pollutants.

Sotiria Boukouvala will speak on comparative genomic, functional and evolutionary aspects of N-acetyltransferasegenes and lead the program session on gene nomenclature.  The session will include recommendations from the 2016 pharmacogene nomenclature initiative to include critical discussion and harmonization of the nomenclature and pharmacogenetic test recommendations ("must test" SNPs) for phase II xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes.

Abby Collier will speak on ontogenetic regulation of UDP- glucuronosyltransferases. 

Melissa Runge-Morris will speak on sulfotransferase gene regulation and its implications for translational research.

Chantal Guillemette will speak on the emerging role UDP-glucuronosyltransferases in drug resistance and cancer progression. 

Philip Lazarus will speak on a potential role for conjugation in the personalized treatment and prevention of breast cancer. Focus on the metabolism of the aromatase inhibitor, Exemestane.

Conference Schedule

April 1, 2020

8 pm:  Opening reception at the Brown Hotel.  Welcome remarks from Christina Lee Brown.

 April 2, 2020

8-9 am:  Breakfast and Registration

9:00 -9:30 am:  Welcome by David W. Hein, Conference Chair and Institutional Officials; Introduction of Organizing Committee Members; funding acknowledgements; schedule updates

9:30 – noon:  Session I

  • Keynote Lectures and Platform Presentations (4-5 selected from submitted abstracts)

Noon – 2 pm: Poster Session I (to include lunch)

2 – 4 pm: Session II

  • Keynote Lectures and Platform Presentations (3-4 selected from submitted abstracts)

4 pm:  Gene Nomenclature Session (Chaired by Dr. Sotiria Boukouvala)

  • Keynote Lecture by Dr. Sotiria Boukouvala

  • Discussion on devising, implementing, and updating consensus gene nomenclature for xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes

6:30 – 10 pm:  Optional evening event - dinner and Buffalo Trace Distillery tour

April 3, 2020

8-9 am: Breakfast and Registration

9 - noon: Session III

  • Keynote Lectures and Platform Presentations (4-5 selected from submitted abstracts)

Noon – 2 pm: Poster Session II (to include lunch)

2 – 5 pm: Session IV

  • Keynote Lectures and Platform Presentations (5-6 selected from submitted abstracts)

5 - 5:30 pm:  Closing remarks by David W. Hein, Conference Chair and group photo

6:30 -10 pm:  Optional evening event - dinner and Kentucky Derby Museum tour

Sponsorship: 

(Please contact Sonya Cary at sonya.cary@louisville.edu to discuss sponsorship of the workshop)

Sponsorship Level

Principal

Collaborator

Partner

Associate

Sponsorship Amount

$6000

$4000

$2000

$1000

Tabletop Displays

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Conference Website Recognition

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Conference Display Screen Recognition

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ad in Conference Program (online)

Full Page

Full Page

Half Page

Listing

Logo on Sponsored Event Signage
(sponsor must provide approved, sized camera-ready logo)

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Inclusion of Sponsor-Provided Promotional Piece at Sign-in

Yes

Yes

 

 

Attendee Contact List

Pre & Post

 Post

 

 

Breakfast/Lunch Presentation (10 min)

Lunch

Lunch

Breakfast

 

Sponsored-supplied booth in Foyer @ CTR

Yes

Yes

 

 

Complimentary Registration

Yes

Yes

 

 

Welcome Reception Exclusive Access
including a sponsor-supplied booth in the reception area
and recognition package

Yes