Tutorials

Tutorials

Tutorial 1: Systematic Review Approaches in Environmental Health Sciences


Content

Adapting a systematic approach on scientific revision of EMF/health related evidence in order to bring more transparency to evaluations has become an important priority as the WHO RF EHC document and ICNIRP new guidelines are being prepared. The proposed speaker would provide an overview of implementation of systematic review methods to environmental health topics, to include the basic tenants of identifying relevant literature, approaches used to assess study quality, use of structured frameworks to convey confidence conclusions for a body of evidence, and approaches to integrate epidemiological, toxicological, and mechanistic evidence.


Speaker

Kristina Thayer, Director Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), Division National Center for Environmental Assessment, NCEA, U.S.

 

Tutorial 2: Magnetic Nanoparticles as Therapeutic Agents: Focusing on the Role of a Scientist and Engineer


Content

This tutorial addresses the use of magnetic nanoparticles (MNP) in therapeutic techniques in an emerging research field related to bioelectromagnetics. Besides manufacturing and physical characterization of the MNP, in vitro and in vivo dosimetry needs to be performed. The talk will not only include nanoparticles and magnetic fields in hyperthermia but also a broader perspective. The tutorial will describe the possibilities for senior or junior researchers to get involved in this highly interdisciplinary field of nanomedicine.


Speaker

Theodoros Samaras, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

Tutorial 3: Evaluation of Animal Cancer Studies (overview)


Content

The impact of animal cancer studies is a key element in all evaluations of international agencies. There is often a lack of understanding in how these studies need to be set up, what the use and value of historical controls are, how findings in rare tumors are included in the evaluation etc. This topic requires a speaker with excellent experience not only in animal cancer studies, but also molecular toxicology to present the audience an overview including examples.


Speaker

Chad Blystone, National Toxicology Program (NTP), National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS), National Institute of Health (NIH), U.S.