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Predicting Human Health Effects of Environmental Exposures: Applying Translatable and Accessible Biomarkers of Effect

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Aug 12 2020, 10:00 AM - Aug 13 2020, 3:00 PM EST


Biomarkers — measurable changes in an organism that serve as indicators of health impairment or disease — have become a cornerstone of medical practice. Recently identified biomarkers that signal conditions such as organ system damage, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer could be used to measure adverse health effects due to exposure to environmental pollutants, thus improving environmental health decisions.

This National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop will focus on emerging tools, technologies, and methodologies that advance the development of biomarkers of effects, on scales ranging from laboratory-based research to population studies. All scientific presentations will be pre-recorded and released on August 3, giving participants the flexibility to view the presentations at their own pace. Live discussions and brainstorming sessions will be held on August 12-13. Registrants will be invited to post questions, exchange ideas, and network through an online discussion workspace before, during, and after the workshop.

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Questions? Contact Jessica de Mouy.