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Please note that minor changes in the programme may occur. Last update: March 23, 2017.

TUESDAY 2 MAY
 
13.00 - 14.00 REGISTRATION AND SANDWICHES

14.00 - 15.50 OPENING SESSION
Welcome and introduction to the Workshop
Anna-Maria Andersson, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Trends in cancer in sex  hormone target organs
Hans Storm, Danish Cancer Society, Denmark
Recent trends in semen quality: Carlsen et al. revisited
Hagai Levine, Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Public Health, Israel
Fetal origin of reproductive function
Niels Erik Skakkebæk, Rigshosptialet, Denmark

15.50 - 16.30 COFFEE BREAK

16.30 - 18.35 MALE REPRODUCTION
Parental occupational exposures to organic solvents and metals and risk of testicular cancer in sons 
Johnni Hansen, Danish Cancer Society, Denmark
Decline in semen quality among Chinese men
Huang Chuan, Central South University, China
Prenatal phthalate exposure and adult male reproductive function
Roger Hart, University of Western Australia
Anogenital distance in relation to male reproductive parameters
Lærke Priskorn, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Personal care products as a source of phthalate and paraben exposure in men
Feiby Nassan, Harvard University, USA
 
18.40 - 20.00 GET TOGETHER RECEPTION AND POSTER SESSION


WEDNESDAY 3 MAY
 
8.30 - 10.00 NON-GENOMIC EFFECTS OF EDCs
Non-genomic effects of EDCs on sperm cells
João Ramalho-Santos, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Spermatozoan ion channels and male fertility
Jean-Ju Chung, Yale University, USA
Mechanisms of effects of progesterone and EDCs on CatSper channels in sperm cells
Timo Strünker, University of Münster, Germany

10.00 - 10.30 COFFEE BREAK

10.30 - 12.00 NON-GENOMIC EFFECTS OF EDCS (continued)
The endocannabinoid system as a possible target for external exposures
Cristoforo Silvestri, Imperial College London, UK
Effects of EDCs on sperm function
Anders Rehfeld, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Non-genomic effects of BPA in the heart
Hong-Sheng Wang, University of Cincinnati, USA
General discussion on EDCs and non-genomic effects

12.00 - 13.00 LUNCH AND GROUP PHOTO

13.00 - 14.20 MALE REPRODUCTION - INSIGHT FROM ANIMAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES
An alternative approach for ranking chemicals for in vivo testing in terms of their effects on male reproductive health
Anne Marie Vinggaard, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Analgesics and endocrine disruption: Latest evidences in the adult humans 
David Møbjerg Kristensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Analgesics and endocrine disruption: Latest evidences in the human foetus
Bernard Jegou, INSERM, France
Temporal trends and environmental influences of semen quality in the dog
Richard Lea, University of Nottingham, UK

14.50 - 15.15 COFFEE BREAK

15.15 - 15.45 MALE REPRODUCTION - INSIGHT FROM ANIMAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES  (continued)
Mixture effects of anti-androgens and oestrogens on reproductive development of male rats
Sofie Christiansen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
15.45 - 16.25 MALE REPRODUCTION AND HEALTH
Semen quality and subsequent hospitalization
Rune Jacobsen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Male reproductive hormones and mortality
Stine Holmboe, Rigshospitalet, Denmark

16.30 - 18.30 SNACKS AND POSTER SESSION


THURSDAY 4 MAY

8.30 - 10.10 FEMALE REPRODUCTION
Running out of eggs? Early EDC exposure alters ovarian follicle reserves in rats
Julie Boberg, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Perfluorinated compounds and women’s reproductive health: a preconception cohort study
Jim Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of medicine, China
The exposome and impaired fecundity: EWAS data from the LIFE study
Germaine Buck Louis, National Institute of Health, USA
Short oral presentation: to be announced

10.10 - 10.40 COFFEE BREAK

10.40 - 12.05 EMBRYOGENESIS AND PLACENTA FUNCTION
Systems toxicology of embryonal development
Thomas B Knudsen, Environmental protection Agency, USA
Placenta as a target organ for EDCs: an AOP perspective
Alberto Mantovani, Instituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy
Sexually dimorphic action of phthalates on placental function
Jennifer Adibi, University of Pittsburg, USA
Short oral presentation: to be announced

12.05 - 12.45 LUNCH

12.45 - 14.15 CHILD HEALTH AND SEXUAL MATURATION I
Neuro-physiological development in children in relation to prenatal exposure
Tina Kold Jensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Prenatal exposure to phthalates and language delay: Results from Europe and the US
Shanna Swan, Mt Sinai, USA
Prenatal exposure to paracetamol, co-exposure to phthalates, and language delay in SELMA
Carl-Gustaf Bornehag, Karlstad University, Sweden

14.15 - 14.45 COFFEE BREAK

14.45 - 16.15 CHILD HEALTH AND SEXUAL MATURATION I (continued)
Prenatal exposure to phenols and behaviour in boys at 3 and 5 years
Remy Slama, University of Grenoble - INSERM, France
In utero mouse model of BPA exposure: Physiology, behavior and epigenetics
Marisa Bartolomei, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Exacerbation of ED effects of environmental pollutants by coincident exposure to pharceuticals
Pierre Gaudriault, INSERM, France
Short oral: First trimester phthalate exposure and male newborn genital anomalies
Sheela Sathyanarayana, Seattle Children's Research Institute, USA

18.00 - LATE WORKSHOP DINNER


FRIDAY 5 MAY

9.00 - 10.35 CHILD HEALTH AND SEXUAL MATURATION II
Longitudinal exposure to phenols, UV filters and parabens in children and adolescents and effects on sexual maturation - Copenhagen puberty study
Hanne Frederiksen, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Effects of EDCs on the peri-pubertal epigenome
Kristian Almstrup, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Ovarian function in adolescence – effect of prenatal exposure 
Maria Assens, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Analgesics and development of female reproductive organs
David Møbjerg Kristensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

10.35 - 11.10 COFFEE BREAK

11.00 - 11. 45 CHILD HEALTH AND SEXUAL MATURATION II (continued)
Environmental exposures and pubertal outcomes in Chilean children
Anita Pereira, University of Chile, Chile
Short oral: Biomonitoring reveals high exposure to a rare and potent phthalate and other nonpersistent chemicals in a Brazilian pregnancy cohort
Anderson Martino-Andrade, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

11.45 - 12.45 SEX STEROIDS
Sex hormone manipulations and effects on the human brain
Vibe Gedsø Frøkjær, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
A structural view of the interaction between endocrine disrupters and nuclear hormone receptors
William Bourguet, Centre for biochemical structures - INSERM, France

12.45 - 13.20 LUNCH

13.20 - 14.50 SCIENCE TO POLICY
For policy action, what we need to identify and regulate endocrine disruptors
Helene Lecoux, Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Endvironment, Belgium
To be announced
Maiken Rasmussen, European Commission, DG Environment
Research supporting risk assessment
Matthias Öberg, Swetox, Sweden
In vivo studies of ED: study design and reporting aspects are critical for regulatory purposes
Ulla Hass, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

14.50 - 15.00 CLOSING REMARKS

 
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