Air Pollution Harms Reproductive Health Scientific Meeting – June 1, 2019, Salt Lake City, UT

03/23/2018 by Campion Fund
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Meeting agenda and information regarding abstract submission follows:

Air Pollution Harms Reproductive Health

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 9am – 9pm

Rio Tinto Natural History Museum of Utah, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

8:30AM: Light Breakfast

9:00 AM Brief Opening Remarks:  Phyllis Leppert, MD, PhD, and Mark Leppert, PhD

9:10 AM: Opening Plenary:  From Beijing to Rochester: Lessons learned about air pollution impacts on pregnancy outcomes and challenges for public health

David Q. Rich, ScD, MPH, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Public Health Sciences and Department of Environment

9:40 AM: Types of pollution: PM2.5, PM10, ozone, toxic chemicals:

what are the pollutants and what are the effects on humans?

Brian Moench, MD, President, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment

10:00 AM: From building blocks to building air-quality sensors, air-quality estimates and citizen scientists

Kerry Kelly, PhD, University of Utah, Department of Chemical Engineering, Associate Director, Utah Air Quality, Health and Society

10:25 AM: Developmental consequences of prenatal e-cigarette aerosol exposure on offspring behavior and neuroinflammation

Fiona Chace-Donahue, Mount Holyoke College, Program in Neuroscience and Behavior, Department of Psychology and Education (presented by Judith T. Zellikoff, New York University, Langone Medical School, Department of Epidemiology}

10:45 AM Effects of poor air quality on ovarian function

Sarah Berga, MD, University of Utah, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine

11:05 AM Coffee Break

11:30 AM: Air pollution in the Salt Lake Valley negatively affects sperm quality, including altering sperm DNA methylation

Douglas Carrell, PhD, University of Utah, Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine

11:50 AM: The impact of winter air pollution on conception in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Carol Readhead, BSc, California Institute of Technology, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering

Noon:  Environmental and gene interaction, effects of exposure on pregnancy outcomes

Amy Padula, PhD, MSc, University of California San Francisco, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment

12:20: Differential gene expression analysis in mouse placentae association between preterm birth linker genes and PM 2.5 exposure

A. Schanzer, New York University, Langone School of Medicine, (presented by Judith Zelikoff, PhD New York University, Langone School of Medicine, Dept of Epidemiology)

12:30 Lunch

1:30 PM:  Impact of gestational month specific exposures to air pollution on birth weight

Junfeng Zhang, PhD, Duke University, Duke Global Health Institute and Nicholas School of the Environment

1:50 PM: Long term health after in utero exposure to the Geneva Steel Mill Closure

Michelle Debbink, MD, PhD, University of Utah, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

2:10PM: Early life exposure to particulate air pollution alters birth parameters and later life reproductive health and neurobehavior: insights from mice

Judith T Zelikoff, PhD, New York University, Langone Medical School, Department of Environmental Medicine

2:30 PM: Exposome paradigm in reproductive studies: why it matters

Jeanette Stingone, MPH, PhD, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology

2:50 PM: Differences in urinary isoprostane levels with PM2.5 levels

Christina Porucznik, PhD, MSPH, University of Utah, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

3:05 PM: The Utah PRISMS Informatics ecosystem: an infrastructure for translational reproductive health research

Ramkiran Gouripeddi, MS, MBBS, University of Utah, Department of Biomedical Informatics

3:30 PM: Coffee Break

4:00 -5:00PM:  Public Session:  Why is Air Quality Important to Reproductive Health? What Can You Do About It?

4 to 4:30 PM: Why poor air quality effects men’ s reproductive health or healthy sperm make healthy children

James M. Hotaling, MD, University of Utah, Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine

4:30 to 5:00 PM: Particulate pollution: pregnancy, parenting and productivity perils

Matthew Peterson, MD, University of Utah, Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine

5:00 PM:  Virgil Johnson, Chair of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute; Lillian Tom-Orme, University of Utah, Epidemiology, Department of Medicine and Diversity Coordinator of the School of Nursing; and LaShai Jake, University of Utah graduate student are the docents and guides to the Native Voices Exhibit

6:30PM -9:00PM: Reception and Dinner

An opportunity to meet the presenters and discuss ideas for protecting reproduction from negative environmental impacts

The economic burden of one negative reproductive outcome due to air pollution-preterm birth-is 26.6 billion dollars in the USA and 4.65 million dollars in Utah annually.

(Trasande LMalecha PAttina TM. Particulate Matter Exposure and Preterm Birth: Estimates of U.S Attributable Burden and Economic Costs. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 Dec;124(12):1913-1918. Epub 2016 Mar 29.)

The 9AM to 9PM event is open to scientists and interested citizens. The 4:00PM to 5:00PM session is free for all persons (scientists, physicians and  interested citizens).                                                                

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