4195.0 Genetic, Environmental and Molecular Epidemiology

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 12:30 PM
This stimulating session will present a wide range of issues in genetic, environmental and molecular epidemiology to participants. Presentations will include discussions of the relationships between air conditioning, particulate matter and health effect estimates, autism genetic meta-analysis, the interleukin-13 gene polymorphisms and allergies, family-based association studies of alcohol dependence, and the relation of the beta2 - adrenergic receptor genetic polymorphism to metabolic syndrome.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the reasons why there is believed to be genetic linkage in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 2. Evaluate the impact of birth order on the manifestation of allergic sensitization in childhood and adolescence. 3. Identify genetic variants associated with alcohol dependence and age at onset.
Karyn K. Heavner, PhD, MSPH

12:35 PM
Effect Modification by Air Conditioning on Particulate Matter Health Effect Estimates
Keita Ebisu, Roger D. Peng, Francesca Dominici and Michelle L. Bell
12:50 PM
Autism genetic meta-analysis: Chromosomes 2, 7, and 15
Christopher P. Tuohy, MPH and Michael Brimacombe, PhD
1:05 PM
Birth order modifies the effect of Interleukin-13 (IL13) gene polymorphisms on total serum IgE and skin prick test at ages 4, 10 and 18: A prospective birth cohort study
Ikechukwu Ogbuanu, MD, MPH, Wilfried Karmaus, Hongmei Zhang, PhD, Tara Sabo-Attwood, PhD, Susan Ewart and Syed Hasan Arshad, DM, FRCP
1:20 PM
Family-based association studies of alcohol dependence and age at onset in the COGA sample
Kesheng Wang, Xuefeng Liu, Nagesh Aragam, Xueqiu Jian and Jerald E. Mullersman

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Genomics Forum

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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