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The Role of Inflammation in Toxicity

National Capital Area Chapter

Society of Toxicology

Spring Symposium

May 23, 2007

Lister Hill Auditorium

National Library of Medicine

Bethesda, MD

8:30 AM                     Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Welcome/Opening Remarks

                                    Suzanne Fitzpatrick Ph.D.

                                    President, NCAC-SOT

                                    Gary Burin Ph.D.

Vice-President and Program Chair

9:10 AM                     Overview of the Inflammatory Process

Patricia Latham MD

Department of Pathology

The George Washington University Medical School

Washington DC

10:00 AM                   Alcoholism and Liver Inflammation

Vishnudutt Purohit Ph.D.

                                    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

                                    National Institutes of Health

                                    Bethesda, Maryland

10:50 AM                   Break

11:10 AM                   Chronic Inflammation and Cancer: Free Radicals, Cytokines and MicroRNAs

Curtis Harris MD

                                    National Cancer Institute

                                    National Institutes of Health

                                    Bethesda, Maryland

12:00                           Lunch (Box lunch and beverage included in registration fee)

                                    Student Poster Presentation

1:45 PM                    The Role of Inflammation in the Safety Evaluation of Medical Device  Materials

Ronald Brown

                                    Food and Drug Administration

                                    Silver Spring, Maryland

2:20 PM                    Pulmonary Inflammatory Responses in Rats Related to Particle Exposures: Role of Surface Reactivity and Particle-types

David Warheit Ph.D.

                                    DuPont Haskell Laboratories

                                    Newark, Delaware

3:10 PM                    Application of the Neuroimmunoendocrine Model to Evaluate the Role of Inflammation in Systemic Toxicity

Larry Garthoff Ph.D.

                                    Food and Drug Administration

                                    Laurel, Maryland

4:00 PM                    Closing Remarks

                                    Gary Burin Ph.D.

                                    Vice- President, NCAC-SOT and Program Chair






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