The Gordon Research Seminar on Oceans & Human Health is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The effects of global climate change, coastal development, emergent pathogenic microorganisms, and anthropogenic pollutants present tremendous challenges to the fragile balance between humans and aquatic ecosystems. The Oceans and Human Health Initiative highlights the “One Health” approach to aquatic conservation by recognizing the consequences of human activities on marine and freshwater ecosystems, and how our actions impact the use of aquatic habitats as a source of recreation, sustenance, and economic well being.
The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) seeks to attract new Oceans & Human Health (OHH) scientists from diverse scientific backgrounds who are at a critical juncture in their career development. Students and post-docs attending the GRS on Oceans & Human Health will participate in a two day conference that provides a relaxed forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with recognized leaders in the field of Oceans & Human Health. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, algal and microbial biology, epidemiology and public health, marine natural products, seafood production, molecular biology, oceanography, and toxicology.
|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by John J. Doyle|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||One Health|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Keynote Speaker: Juli Trtanj (NOAA)
"One Health: Linking Oceans, Marine Organisms, and Humans in a Global Framework"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I (Last Names A-M)|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Understanding the Human-Ocean Interface|
|Discussion Leader: Jay Grimes (University of Southern Mississippi)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Stephanie Norman (University of California-Davis)
"Fecal Pathogen Pollution: Sources and Patterns in Water and Sediment Samples from the Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska Ecosystem"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Matthew Phillips (University of Miami-RSMAS)
"Influence of Anthropogenic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus on Cetaceans at a Rehabilitation Facility"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Kristi Shaw (University of Maryland)
"Exposure Assessment of Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus Among Recreational Swimmers in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, USA"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Jeffrey Turner (University of Washington/NOAA)
"Comparative Genomics of Clinical and Environmental Vibrio parahaemolyticus Reveal New Markers for Improved Virulence Detection in Washington State"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||What Pollutants, Pathogens, and Sentinel Species are Telling Us|
|Discussion Leader: Helena Solo-Gabriele (University of Miami)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Shelly Dogra (University of Exeter)
"The In Vitro and In Vivo Effects of Nanoparticles on Marine Invertebrates"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Veronica Ortiz (University of Connecticut)
"Do Marine Aggregates Increase Uptake and Assimilation of Mercury in the Bivalve Mytilus edulis?"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Jessica Joyner (University of Georgia)
"Impacts of Sewage Contamination in the Florida Keys on Water Quality and Marine Animals"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Emily Roberts (University of Georgia)
"Bioaccumulation and Maturation Delay in an Estuarine Crustacean, Americamysis bahia, Following Chronic Exposure to Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II (Last Names N-Z)|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Career Panel: "Where Do We Go From Here?"|
|Discussion Leaders: Lora Fleming (European Centre for Environment and Human Health), Tracy Collier (NOAA) and Jeffrey Turner (Post-doc; NOAA / University of Washington)|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13 ES021899-01 from the
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The views expressed in written conference
materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official
policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names,
commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.