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Hawaii Seafood Symposium

Symposium Program

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Opening Session

Speaker Presentation
Michael Tosatto
Regional Administrator
NOAA Pacific Islands Regional Office
Honolulu, Hawaii
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Tony Lowery, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
National Seafood Inspection Laboratory
NOAA Fisheries, Pascagoula, Mississippi
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Symposium Secretariat
Hawaii Seafood Council, Honolulu, Hawaii
Symposium Objectives
Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition
London, UK
The Role of Marine Lipids as a Determinant of Evolution and Hominid Brain Development.

Session 1: Seafood & Health

Speaker Presentation
Department of Human Nutrition
Food and Animal Sciences
University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on the Risks and Benefits of Fish Consumption.
Section on Nutritional Neurosciences
NIAAA, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
Seafood Deficient Diets: Neurodevelopmental and Psychiatric Risks.

Session 2: Seafood Health Risk and Benefit Assessment

Speaker Presentation
Food Innovation Center
Oregon State University, Portland, Oregon
Benefit -Risk Analysis of Seafood Consumption: a Review.
Department of Neurology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York
Fish, Nutrition, Mercury and Child Development: Evidence from the Seychelles.
ALSPAC Study Leader
Centre for Child and Adolescent Health
University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
The relationships between the pregnant mother’s consumption of seafood and the cognitive development and behaviour of the child: Results from the ALSPAC survey.
Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service
University of Delaware, Lewes, Delaware
Attitudes and Knowledge of US Healthcare Providers about the Safety and Nutritional Value of Seafood.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Session 3: Mercury Health Effects and Selenium Functions

Speaker Presentation
Food Science and Human Nutrition Depart
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Mercury in Seafood: Can We Influence the Message?
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
A Gene-Environment Investigation of Mercury Biomarkers via Epidemiological and In Vitro approaches.
John A Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
Selenoprotein Functions in Health and Disease.

Session 4: Selenium-Mercury Interactions

Speaker Presentation
Energy and  Environmental Research Center
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Selenium from Ocean Fish Prevents Methylmercury Toxicity.
Chiho Watanabe, Ph.D.
School of International Health
Graduate School of Medicine
University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Selenium as a Confounder of Methylmercury Toxicity: Experimental Studies and Field Situations.
Department of Psychology,
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Fish Nutrients and Methylmercury in Experimental Models.
Energy and  Environmental Research Center
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Selenium’s Pivotal Role Regarding the Health Risk of Mercury in Seafood.

Session 5: Session Summaries and Draft Symposium Statement

Friday, October 22, 2010

Session 6: Selenium and Mercury in Fish

Speaker Presentation
Hawaii Seafood Council
Honolulu, Hawaii
Selenium and Mercury in Ocean Fish.
US Environmental Protection Agency
National Health and Environmental Effects
Portland, Oregon
Selenium-Mercury Relationships in Stream Fish of the Western United States.
Department of Life Sciences
Salish Kootenai College
Pablo, Montana
Can We Eat Our Way Out of Our Invasive Species Problems?  The Case of Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) in Flathead Lake MT.
Louisiana State University AgCenter
Department of Food Science
New Orleans, Louisiana
Is Mercury in Fish a Significant Hazard Requiring HACCP Controls?