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2011 Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium Meeting, Gene-Environment Interaction

The Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium (BTEC), an international consortium fostering innovative collaborations leading to a better understanding of the etiology, prevention and outcomes of brain tumors, will hold its 2011 Annual Conference, focusing on Gene-Environment Interaction, June 5-7, 2011, in San Francisco at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center. Abstracts describing studies of all aspects of brain tumor epidemiology are welcome.  A Travel Award is available to those junior investigators who meet qualifications.

Sponsored by:  The Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium (BTEC)

Abstract Deadline: January 15, 2011; any current brain tumor epidemiology topic

Pricing: Individual: $400; Trainee/Student: $400    Registration deadline: April 12, 2011

Junior Investigator Travel Award offered. Application deadline - January 15, 2011

Planned topics include:

- Genetic epidemiology of glioma (current GWAS results, subtype specificity, linkage studies)
- Glioma environmental risk factors
- Meningioma: environmental and genetic risk factors
- From genome-wide association to gene-environment-wide interaction studies
- Statistical issues in epidemiologic studies to understanding gene-gene and gene-environment interactions
- Risk SNPs for radiation-induced meningioma
- Other examples of gene-environment interaction
- Mechanisms by which allergy might modify glioma risk
- Systems approaches to analyses of genetic data
- Kaiser Permanente cohort GWAS
-Presentations of accepted abstracts

Speaker Information: Invited speakers contact Judith Schwartzbaum (

Contact Fax: 630-655-1756



Organizer Carol Kruchko


Sun, Jun. 5 - Tue, Jun. 7, 2011
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center
San Francisco, CA