Workshop on Advances and Roadblocks for use of Genomics Data in Cancer Risk Assessment for Drugs and Chemicals

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  • Location : Montreal, Canada



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This workshop is organized by the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) Application of Genomics to Mechanism-Based Risk Assessment Committee, Health Canada and McGill University, and will feature multi-sector and international perspectives on current and potential applications of genomics in cancer risk assessment.

The workshop will specifically address:
• Areas in the current cancer risk assessment paradigm where genomics approaches will have a chance to add value in the future
• Insights gained through genomics data or molecular approaches
• Roadblocks for implementation of genomics in cancer risk assessment
• Formulation of recommendations and next steps needed to implement genomics approaches in cancer risk assessment

Program and Scope Information:

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Workshop Location and Walking Directions:

McGill Faculty Club and Conference Centre
3450 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0E5

Download walking directions from Delta Hotel to McGill Faculty Club here

Hotel Accommodations:

A limited number of rooms are available at a block rate of C$229/night, single or double occupancy, at the:

Delta Hotels by Marriott Montreal
475 Avenue due President-Kennedy
Montreal, QC H3A1J7, Canada

Please reserve your room by May 10th, 2017. To book your reservation click here.

Registration (Deadline: May 1st, 2017):

To register for the event, please click here. Please note, that a registration fee for is assoicated with this event at $350.00 USD.

Poster Session – Request for Abstracts!:

We invite you to submit an abstract for presentation during the poster session on May 25th, 2017.

Space is limited! Please submit your abstract by April 3rd, 2017. To submit an abstract for consideration, please send the following to Dr. Raegan O’Lone (

Author names and affiliations
An abstract of up to 300 words

HESI Future Leaders Travel Award (FLT)

HESI’s Future Leaders Travel Award is a competitive award program that provides travel and lodging reimbursement awards to support in eligible HESI-sponsored scientific meetings and training activities. For more information on eligibility and applying, please click here. Applications are due March 27, 2017!

Thank You to the Workshop Sponsors!

European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals
Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society
Health and Environmental Sciences Institute
HESI Genetic Toxicology Technical Committee
HESI Genomics Committee
Illumina, Inc.
Society of Toxicology
Pfizer Inc.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Raegan O’Lone (

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