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Special session planned at society of toxicology meeting ont he role of the environment in Parkinson's disease

While the causes of Parkinson's Disease are not known, recent experimental and epidemiological evidence of interactions between environmental exposures and genetic susceptibility will be presented by speakers at a special session of the annual Society of Toxicology meeting at the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, March 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program Agenda:
Introduction and Welcome, Kenneth Olden, Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 
Overview: The Role of the Environment in PD, William Langston, President, Parkinson's Institute 
Challenges Identifying Genetic Markers for Susceptibility to Environmental Risk Factors, Harvey Checkoway, University of Washington
Environmental Determinants of PD: Studies in Human Populations, Caroline Tanner, Parkinson's Institute
The Pesticide Rotenone and PD, J. Timothy Greenamyre, Emory University
The Combined Effects of Agrichemicals on the Risk of PD, Deborah Cory-Slechta, University of Rochester
Interactions Between Alpha Synuclein and Environmental Agents, Donato Di Monte, Parkinson's Institute
Discussion of Future Research Opportunities, William Langston - moderator
Session Chair:  Kenneth Olden (NIEHS) and Co-Chair: David P. Brown (NIEHS)


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Contact: Bill Grigg
Grigg@niehs.nih.gov
301-402-3378
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
8-Feb-2001


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