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Your Environment. Your Health.

Accelerating Precision Environmental Health: Demonstrating the Value of the Exposome

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July 22, August 5, 12, 19, 26
Virtual Workshop Series

Event Materials

  • August 19 workshop
    Register now
  • August 26 workshop
    Registration will open on August 20

Overview

Please join us at this pivotal moment to catalyze the shift from defining the exposome to doing it. Together, we will shape the future of exposomics at the intersection of environment and health/disease research.

The comprehensive and systematic analysis of the environmental drivers of health and disease requires us to solve complex challenges collaboratively and chase exciting opportunities:

  • Tools, Technologies, and Methodologies (measuring the exposome)
  • Biological Responses and Impact on Health and Disease, (integrating multi-omics with biomarkers of exposure, response, effect, susceptibility, vulnerability, and resilience)
  • Future of Clinical & Prevention Trials, Cohorts and Epidemiology (designing studies, calculating power, approaching pooling)
  • Social and Societal Impacts (integrating social determinants of health, diversity, health disparities, privacy, trust, etc...)
  • Data Infrastructure, and Data Analytics (sharing data and harmonizing it; analyzing, interpreting, visualizing, and modeling data)

Collaboration Will be Central to Our Success. Please join us in expanding and catalyzing the emerging exposomics community dialogue, to discover, determine and design the best ways to operationalize every aspect of exposomics, in an effort reminiscent the evolution of genomics, from replication to genome-wide-significance to functional genomics.

A Virtual Workshop Series and In-person Summit Event. We will hold six virtual workshops this summer, to address the challenges and opportunities in the areas described above. A subset of virtual attendees will be invited to attend an in-person summit in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina in mid-September.

An Ambitious Goal and Pivotal Moment. In these working sessions, we will explore what it means to conduct exposomics experiments, develop new tools, techniques, and technologies, share data for maximizing in silico experimentation, and cultivate the research continuum from fundamental to population health. All this work will contribute to developing a framework for demonstrating the value of the exposome in environmental health.

Your Participation Is Important to Our Success! This is also your opportunity to collaborate with a large, diverse group of scientific leaders representing a spectrum of disciplines, geographies, and perspectives. Together we will design a purposeful approach, put exposomics into action, demonstrate its value, and lay a solid foundation for advancement and widespread application and adoption.

What Will the Sessions Be Like? Open and Active! You will help create our working agenda. Anything you care about can be considered and advanced. You will direct your own involvement and be able to maximize your own learning and contribution. You will be able to connect personally and practically with everyone else who joins and receive copies of all the notes from all our many working, breakout conversations. During the last virtual session, you’ll help sort out priorities for moving forward with individual and collaborative efforts. Throughout these sessions, you’ll have the flexibility to come and go as you need to, but please make this work your top priority on these days.

Join us now on LinkedIn
and
Register now for the August 19, 2022 workshop

Getting Started… And Keeping it Going. Registration for the virtual sessions will open one weekly workshop at a time. In the meantime, join our new LinkedIn group where we’ll be posting registration announcements, notes from each working session, and any relevant items you care to share/raise there – before, during and after the series. This is also where you can see who else is coming.

Invite Your Colleagues and Networks! Once you’ve joined the LinkedIn group and registered for the first workshop, please invite friends and colleagues who might learn from this experience, will contribute valuable insights and perspectives, and work collaboratively toward realizing the vision of Precision Environmental Health.

Save These Dates!

The series will be hosted on Zoom, on the following dates:

  • Working Sessions on Fridays: July 22, August 5, August 12, August 19, and August 26
  • Prioritization Session on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 – by invitation only, for those who have participated in any of the first five workshops

Workshops will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT, and will include an Opening, Agenda Creation, two rounds of small group working sessions, and a brief wrap-up.

Prioritization on August 31 will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

Registration

Registration for this workshop series will be on a rolling basis. Registration for each workshop will open at the conclusion of the previous workshop.

Register now for the August 19, 2022 workshop:

Register Now

NIEHS Contacts

David Balshaw, Ph.D.
Acting Director, Division of Extramural Research and Training
balshaw@niehs.nih.gov

L Michelle Bennett, Ph.D.
Contractor – Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives
l.bennett@nih.gov

Yuxia Cui, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
yuxia.cui@nih.gov

Alexandra T. Law, Ph.D.
Contractor – Scientific Program Analyst
alexandra.torres@nih.gov

American Disabilities Act Accommodations Requests

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodation to participate in these events should contact Kerri Voelker (or 919-794-4710). TTY users should contact the Federal TTY Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Requests for closed captioning should be made at least 5 business days in advance of each event.

Questions?

If you still have questions, please contact L. Michelle Bennett. For logistical questions, please contact Kerri Voelker (or 919-794-4710).

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