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GLIN==> Endocrine Disruptor Conference

Posted on behalf of Robert T. Heath <rheath@kent.edu>

Endocrine Disruptors in the Great Lakes Region:
              A One-Day Conference

                     15 April 2000

                      presented by

               Kent State University's

      Water Resources Research Institute,
         School of Biomedical Sciences,
       Department of Biological Sciences

held at:

Moulton Hall - Ballroom
Kent State University
Kent, OH  44242-0001

The purpose of this one day conference is to inform members of local and
state agencies, health professionals, ecologists, physiologists and the
general public on matters related to endocrine disruption in the Great
Lakes region.  The issues involve both ecological and physiological
problems in invertebrates at the base of the food web, vertebrates such as
amphibians, fish and fowl, and mammals.  Especially important are the
effects of endocrine disruptors on human health.   This conference intends
to address all of these issues and to raise the question, "where do we go
from here?"

Speakers include:

Dr. Stanley I. Dodson, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Dr. Christopher De Rosa, Dir., Div. of Toxicology, ATSDR, Atlanta, GA.
Dr. James L. Blank, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Dr. Mark Johnson, USEPA, Region V,  Chicago, IL
Dr. Kyle Selcer, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr. Jennifer Marcinkiewicz, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Topics include:

General introductory overview of endocrine disruptors (EDs) in the Great
Lakes region, their origin, fate and general ecological, physiological, and
human health effects.

Effects of EDs on invertebrates at the base of the food web.

Effects of EDs on vertebrates such as amphibians, reptiles, birds, and fish.

Effects on mammalian reproduction - recent research results.

Effects of EDs on human health.

The conference is free and open to the public.
Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

For more information or to Pre-register:
Please e-mail Kym Seabolt:     <kseabolt@kent.edu>

Directions to Conference:  http://www.kent.edu/ksuMaps/index.shtml

Moulton Hall is located at the southwest corner of Main Street and Terrace
Drive; Main Street is SR 59 and Terrace Drive is the first stop light east
of Lincoln Street.

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