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EMGS 50th Anniversary and Annual Conference in Washington DC Sept. 19-23 | Capital Hilton Hotel | Thursday, 19. September 2019

EMGS Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary in Washington, DC
Ever wonder what things in the environment really do to your genes? Preeminent scientists and industry experts to gather at EMGS annual conference September 19-23 in Washington, DC.
Big news and big names will be in abundance when the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS) convenes at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC from September 19 – 23. For more information or to register visit EMGS 50th Annual Meeting.
“We are very excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of EMGS with a line-up of stellar scientists, from academia, industry and government, meeting to discuss cutting-edge research and to better understand and mitigate environmental threats in order to protect human health and the environment,” said EMGS President Dr. Miriam C. Poirier.    
According to Dr. Poirier, environmental/industrial toxins and some pharmaceuticals pose a constant and evolving threat for increased risk of disease which can alter DNA, RNA, proteins and other tissue components. “Our dynamic and interactive sessions focus on pertinent issues including DNA repair, mutagenesis, genetic toxicology testing, risk assessment and regulatory policy making,” she added.
Local undergraduate or graduate students may attend free of charge for one day which also includes a free Student and New Investigator Luncheon on Friday, September 20. For a free one-day registration for local students please visit: Free One Day Student Registration
The EMGS Annual Meeting will feature a complementary champagne reception at the National Press Club, and a live band at the Conference banquet, and a host of stellar keynote speakers including:
Dr. Thomas A. Kunkel, Distinguished Investigator, National Institutes of Health
Dr. Sarah Wallace, NASA Microbiologist and Principal Investigator for the “Genes in Space – 3 Project, currently performed aboard the International Space Station (ISS)
Dr. David Demarini, Award-winning scientist and researcher, US Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Eliezer Van Allen, Researcher, Dana-Farber Cancer Institution and Harvard Medical School
Dr. Jan Hoeijmakers, Professor Molecular Genetics, Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Dr. Frederica P. Perera, Director, Columbia University, Center for Children’s Environmental Health
Dr. Randy Jirtle, Scientist and widely considered to be the founder of environmental epigenomics, North Carolina State University and the McArdle Laboratories, University of Wisconsin
On September 18 and 19 there will be a special satellite symposium, a tribute to Dr. Paul Modrich, to honor the lifetime achievements of this Nobel Prize Winner. Dr. Modrich is the recipient of many other awards including, The General Motors Award, the American Cancer Society Medal of Honor, and the Arthur Kornberg and Paul Berg Lifetime Achievement Award in Biomedical Sciences. To register go to:  Special Symposium Registration.
For decades, the EMGS Annual Meeting has been creating opportunities for new investigators to join a welcoming community of scientists working in researching institutions, regulatory agencies, and industry, all with a shared commitment toward improved public health.
For more information about EMGS please email emgshq@emgs-us.org. If you are a member of the media and would like to attend a session, please contact lgamwell@rountreegroup.com.
CAPTION:  EMGS is paying tribute to Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Paul Modrich during its annual conference Sept. 19-23 and honoring his many lifetime achievements. 
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