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 Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, the Center for Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, 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, and the Center for Healthy Air, Water and Soil.

Conference Venue and Lodging:  Special price for lodging has been arranged at the Brown Hotel one of our most historic and prestigious hotels located within walking distance of the conference venue (UofL Health Rudd Heart and Lung Conference Center). The Brown Hotel has complementary shuttle service to and from the Louisville International Airport and 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

  • $400 for Full-price, October 1, 2019 to March 20, 2020.  Includes welcome reception on April 1, breakfast, lunch, refreshments and dinner on both April 2 and 3.  Includes bus transportation to workshop dinners.
  • All conference fees are nonrefundable. 

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.  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.

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)

Conference Schedule (refreshment breaks to be added)

April 1, 2020

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

April 2, 2020 (all events prior to dinner will be held at the UofL Health Rudd Heart and Lung Conference Center

8-8:30 am:  Breakfast and Registration

8:30 -9:00 am:  Welcome by David W. Hein, Conference Chair; and Kevin H. Gardner, UofL Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Introduction of Center/Institute Directors and other Organizing Committee Members; funding acknowledgements; schedule updates

9:00 –10 am: Plenary Lecture by Denis M. Grant, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Toronto

10 am to noon: Session I

  • Keynote Lectures and Platform Presentations

Noon – 1 pm: (Lunch)

1 – 3 pm:  Genomic Approaches to Environmental Health Session (Chaired by John P. Wise., Sr)

3 - 4:30 pm:  Gene Nomenclature Session (Chaired by Sotiria Boukouvala)

  • Keynote Lecture by Andrea Gaedigk

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

4:30 pm:  Group Photo

4:45 pm:  Poster Session

6:30 – 10 pm: Conference Dinner at the Olmsted (bus transportation provided)

April 3, 2020 (all events prior to dinner will be held at the UofL Health Rudd Heart and Lung Conference Center)

8-8:30 am: Breakfast and Registration

8:30 - noon: Session III

  • Keynote Lectures and Platform Presentations

Noon – 1 pm: Lunch

1 – 5 pm: Session IV

  • Keynote Lectures and Platform Presentations

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

6:30 -10 pm: Louisville riverboat cruise and dinner (bus transportation provided)

Plenary Lecture

  • Denis M. Grant,  Role of the enzyme systems in the toxicity and carcinogenicity of environmental aromatic amines,Professor of Pharmacology, University of Toronto, Canada

Gene Nomenclature Session

  • Andrea Gaedigk, The Pharmacogene Variation (PharmVar) Consortium: everything you need to know; Director, Pharmacogenomics Core Laboratory, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Innovation, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Sotiria Boukouvala,  Nomenclature updates and discussion, Associate Professor in Molecular Genetics, Director, Laboratory of Pharmacogenomics‐Toxicogenomics, Chair, International NAT nomenclature Committee, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece

Genomic Approaches to Environmental Health Session

  • John P. Wise, Sr.,  Mechanisms for metal induced changes in chromosome number and structure, Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Louisville, USA
  • Michael Carvan,  Environmental effects on the genome: Epigenetics and epigenomics, Shaw Professor of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
  • Travis O'Brien, African-American cardiovascular pharmacogenomics consortium, Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC USA
  • Christopher States,Transcriptomic investigations relative to arsenic toxicity, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Director, Center for Integrated Environmental Health Sciences, University of Louisville, USA

Additional Keynote Speakers and Platform Presentations

  •  Upendra A. Argikar, Senior Investigator, Pharmacokinetic Sciences, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc., Cambridge, MA USA
  •  Aruni Bhatnagar, Professor and Chief, Division of Environmental Medicine, Director, Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, University of Louisville USA
  •  Samantha M. Carlisle,Bioformatician II, Center for Clinical & Translational Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham USA
  •  Abby Collier, Professor of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, Director, Analytical Suite, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada
  •  Chantal Guillemette, Canada Research Chair in Pharmacogenomics, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada
  •  David W. Hein, Professor and Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Louisville USA
  •  Kyung U. Hong, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Louisville USA
  •  Yuji Ishii, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Joshua W. Knowles, Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, USA
  •  Evanthia Kontomina,PhD candidate,Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Alexandroupolis, Greece
  •  Kimberly Lapham, Principal Scientist, Department of Medicine Design, Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT USA
  •  Philip Lazarus, Boeing Distinguished Professor and Chair, Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Washington State University USA
  •  Yuejian Liu, PhD candidate,Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of British Columbia, Canada
  •  Robyn Meech,Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Australia
  •  Rodney Minchin, Chair of Molecular Pharmacology, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  •  Anna Radominska-Pandya, Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences USA
  •  Melissa Runge-Morris, Director, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Director, Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES), Wayne State University USA
  •  Raúl A. Salazar-González,Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Louisville USA
  •  Panjamaporn Sangwung, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiovascular Institute and Stanford Diabetes Center, Stanford University Medical Center, USA
  • Sanjay Srivastava, Professor, Division of Environmental Medicine, Director, Superfund Research Center, University of Louisville USA

 Sponsorship: 

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

Sponsorship Level

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Tabletop Displays

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Conference Website Recognition

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Conference Display Screen Recognition

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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)

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Inclusion of Sponsor-Provided Promotional Piece at Sign-in

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Attendee Contact List

Pre & Post

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Breakfast/Lunch Presentation (10 min)

Lunch

Lunch

Breakfast

 

Sponsored-supplied booth in Foyer @ CTR

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Complimentary Registration

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

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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