Programme at a Glance

The ISBGMO 2017 conference theme is:
"Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms: Past, Present and Future"

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Sunday, June 4

Evening

   

18:30 – 20:00

 

Welcome Reception

Monday, June 5

Morning

   

09:00

 

Welcome Address by:

   

Chair of the ISBGMO14 Local Organising Committee (LOC)
Ariel Alvarez, Cinvestav Unidad Irapuato

   

President of International Society of Biosafety Research (ISBR)
Alan Gray, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH)

   

Student travel grant awards offered by the Agricultural Biotechnology Stewardship Technical Committee (ABSTC)
Pamela M Bachman, Monsanto

   

Challenges and opportunities: a Latin American perspective
Sol Ortiz Garcia, Comision Intersecretarial de Bioseguridad de los Organismos Geneticamente Modificados (CIBIOGEM)

09:50 - 13:00

  Plenary Session I: Advancing ERA of GMOs – Learning from the Past to Further Advance ERA 
   

Keynote Speaker:

Fred Gould - North Carolina State University

10:45 - 11:15

 

Coffee Break

13:00 - 14:30

 

Lunch

Afternoon

   

14:30 - 18:00

 

Parallel Session I - Effects of vertical gene flow between GM plants and sexually compatible relatives - Dangerous liaisons?

   

Parallel Session II - Types of evidence and efforts necessary to inform the safety assessment of unintended effects in GM plants

   

Parallel Session III - Biosafety research, risk assessment experiences and capacity building in Latin America

15:55 - 16:25

 

Coffee Break

Evening

   

18:10

 

Poster Session I

Tuesday, June 6

Morning

   

09:00 - 12:50

 

Plenary Session II: Advancing ERA of GMOs - Present Challenges

   

Keynote Speaker:

Sheila Jasanoff - Harvard University

10:35 - 11:05

 

Coffee Break

12:50 - 14:20

 

Lunch

Afternoon

   

14:20 - 18:00

 

Parallel Session IV - ERA vs. ecological research – The relevance of a good problem formulation to ensure that gathered data are useful for ERA

   

Parallel Session V - Plant genome-editing – Any novel features to consider for ERA and regulation?

   

Parallel Session VI - GMOs in IPM

15:45 - 16:15

 

Coffee Break

Evening

   

18:00

 

Pecha Kucha Session 

19:10  

Poster Session II

20:30

 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ISBR MEMBERS

Wednesday, June 7

Morning

   

08:30 - 13:05

 

Parallel Session VII - ERA of RNAi-based GM plants & data transportability

   

Parallel Session VIII - ERA studies/tools

   

Parallel Session IX - Regulatory issues & data requirements

10:35 - 11:05

 

Coffee Break

13:05

 

Lunch

Afternoon

   
   

Optional Excursion

Evening

   

18:30

 

DEPARTURE FROM HOTEL TO HOSPICIO CABANAS

19:00

 

GALA DINNER

22:00

 

RETURN TO HOTEL

Thursday, June 8

Morning

   

09:00 - 12:40

 

Parallel Session X - Gene drive and GM insects for pest control

   

Parallel Session XI - Biosafety and ERA of GM algae

   

Parallel Session XII - Capacities for the risk assessment of GMOs: Challenges to build sustainable systems

10:25 - 10:55

 

Coffee Break

12:40 - 14:10

 

Lunch

Afternoon

   

14:10

 

Plenary Session III: Advancing ERA of GMOs - Looking Ahead to Future Opportunities and Challenges

   

Keynote Speaker:

Tim Benton - University of Leeds

15:45 - 16:15

 

Coffee Break

18:00  

Closing Session