NMS Labs Presentations

Bisphenol-A and Other Suspected Estrogenic Endocrine Disruptors

View presentations from the dinner that NMS Labs hosted during the 2010 Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting:

Introduction - by Julie Ruth, Senior Director of Marketing, NMS Labs (view as pdf)


Bisphenol A and Other Suspected Estrogenic Endocrine Disruptors - by Dr. Andrea Gore (view as pdf)


Testing for Bisphenol A and Other Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals - by Dr. Lee Blum (view as pdf)


As the only known commercial laboratory to offer a urine test for Bisphenol-A, and the recent addition of phthalate metabolite tests, NMS Labs was pleased to host a dinner program targeted to Medical Researchers on Bisphenol-A and Other Estrogenic Endocrine Disruptors.  The dinner was held on Monday, June 21, 2010 at Donovan's Steak and Chop House, San Diego.

Featured guest speaker:

                                  Andrea C. Gore, PhD

                        Gustavus and Louise Pfeiffer Professor
                      Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology
                           The University of Texas at Austin

With remaks from:

                                Lee Blum, PhD, DABFT

                            Assistant Laboratory Director
                                         NMS Labs


About the speakers:

Dr. Gore, a world-renowned expert on neuroendocrine systems, will be sharing some of her most recent work on estrogenic endocrine disruptors. She will discuss the evidence for neuroendocrine effects of BPA and phthalates, and present her research on PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls).

Over her 20-year career, Dr. Gore has published and reviewed numerous research studies involving EDCs. Her research has involved influence of environmental contaminants on the endocrine system and reproduction, focusing on reproductive maturational processes. In addition to her research and teaching roles, Dr. Gore is actively involved in various professional organizations including the Endocrine Society and the American Society for Neuroendocrinology. She has presented to the United States Environmental Protection Agency in regards to EDCs as well as several prestigious universities throughout the world.

Lee Blum, Ph.D. is a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and the Assistant Laboratory Director at NMS Labs. He works in the field of bioanalytical toxicology testing bodily fluids and tissues for drugs, intoxicants and chemical exposures including suspected endocrine disruptors in support of the medical research, clinical, occupational and environmental, and forensic communities. In addition to being involved in various professional organizations, he is a member and former chair of the AIHA Biological Monitoring Committee and a member of the ACGIH BEI Committee. Dr. Blum is also an adjunct faculty member in the School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

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