Wednesday, 2 May 2012

CIHR Journalist Workshop - June 1st, 2012 - Epigenetics: how early experiences can affect your life-long health

CIHR Journalist Workshop - June 1st, 2012 - Epigenetics: how early experiences can affect your life-long health

Presented by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
(Institute of Cancer Research, Institute of Genetics and the Institute of Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addiction)
Join us for a journalist workshop focused on the latest developments in epigenetics - from early-life experiences to late-life events and what impacts they have on your health.

WHERE:The Sutton Place Hotel, 955 Bay St. Toronto
WHO:For health and science reporters
WHEN:Friday, June 1st, 2012
Topics to be covered include:

Placing Canada in an International Context
Paul Lasko, PhD., Scientific Director of the Institute of Genetics, CIHR
Environment and Genes: How is the Paradigm Shifting?
Marla B. Sokolowski, PhD, FRSC, Canada Research Chair in Genetics and Behavioural Neurology
Genetic Imprinting, Nutrition & Early Life
Rosanna Weksberg, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Clinical and Metabolic Genetics, The Hospital for Sick Children
Epigenetic Sequencing Technologies and their Relevance to Cancer Research
Martin Hirst, PhD, Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency
Twins Studies and the Basis of Heredity - Implications for Mental Health
Art Petronis, MD, PhD.,The Krembil Family Epigenetics Laboratory, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Early Trauma/Abuse and its Health Effects Later in Life
Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD, Research and Academic Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

Watch this CIHR Journalist Workshops Video for a snapshot into past workshops.
Register soon as space is limited.
This workshop is free, but participants are responsible for their
own travel and accommodation costs.
Workshop sessions will be held in English only.
To register or to obtain more information, please contact:
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's health research investment agency. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 14,100 health researchers and trainees across Canada
For further information: David Coulombe
CIHR Media Relations
Tel: 613- 941-4563 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 613- 941-4563 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Cell: 613-808-7526 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 613-808-7526 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

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