First Announcement | pdf Upcoming symposium: 2-3 May 2002, Cologne Light, Endocrine Systems and Cancer Facts and Research Perspectives
This meeting on visible radiation and cancer will bring together some of the worlds leading experts in the pertinent research areas. As previously,* the emphasis will be on discussion of plausible biomechanisms that might explain existing experimental and epidemiological results. On this occasion the meeting will concentrate on new ideas about observed associations between light, the endocrine systems and cancer. Other specialists in related research areas will provide essential background information to stimulate further critical evaluation of the available data.
The following experts will contribute reports and comments:
DH Blask, USA GC Brainard, USA TC Erren, Germany A Lerchl, Germany S Perkowitz, USA C Poole, USA CJ Portier, USA RJReiter, USA KP Sauer, Germany K Scharffetter-Kochanek, Germany RG Stevens, USA G Vollmer, Germany
Further information from:
Thomas Erren, Institut und Poliklinik für Arbeits- und Sozialmedizin der Universität zu Köln, 50924 Köln (Lindenthal), Germany. Tel: +49 221-478-5819. Fax: +49 221-478-5119. e-mail: email@example.com
Session 1 Introduction The nexus of light and cancer Session 2 Light Physics Evolution Ocular and neuronal physiology Biological rhythms Light, hormones and aging Session 3 Endocrine systems and cancer Endocrine modulation and the fragile balance of homeostasis Endocrine dismodulation and cancer Session 4 Skin cancers Mechanisms Epidemiology Session 5 Internal cancers Experiments Epidemiology Session 6 Novel research Mechanisms Epidemiology Session 7 Perspectives Summary evaluation Where are we headed?
Proceedings from the Symposium will be published in the Neuroendocrinology Letters (ISSN 0172-780X) in June 2002. www.nel.edu
* Low frequency electromagnetic fields (EMF), Visible Light, Melatonin and Cancer - International symposium May 4-5, 2000; University of Cologne, Germany. http://www.uni-koeln.de/symposium2000/.