HarrisMartin's DNA and Molecular Evidence in Toxic Torts Conference: The Time of Genomics Is Here

Conference Agenda

Day 1, Friday, May 01, 2015

7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome by Chairs

Howard E. Jarvis, Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC, Knoxville, TN
Jeffrey L. Pettit, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, Philadelphia

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The Rapid Evolution of Law With Quantitative Precision Science

Len van Zyl, Ph.D., CEO and CSO, ArrayXpress, Inc., Raleigh, NC
Michael Zapata III, Executive Chairman, ArrayXpress, Inc., Raleigh, NC

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Understanding The Application of Epidemiology

David G. Hoel, Ph.D., Exponent, Inc., Alexandria, VA

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Role of Medical Toxicology and Ethical Issues

D. Mark Jackson, Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum LLP, San Francisco
John B. Sullivan, M.D., MBA, University of Arizona, Department of Emergency Medicine/Medical Toxicology Division, Tucson, AZ (Retired)

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Daubert/Frye Issues

• The Science and Its Use in Court
E. Paige Sensenbrenner, Adams and Reese, LLP, New Orleans
Dean T. Howell, Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC, Knoxville, TN
Colleen O’Brien, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, Los Angeles

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Molecular Epidemiology, Epigenetics, and Nutrigenomics Bioscience - Intersections with Toxic Tort Claims

• Molecular Epidemiology and Toxic Tort Intersections
• What is Happening in the Human Body with the Increases in Obesity?
• Mesothelioma - Seeing the Intersections with BAP1 Mutation and Epigenetic Factors
• Epigenetics and Multi-Generational Toxic Tort Claims
Edward L. Murrelle, MSPH, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO, Venebio Group, LLC, Richmond, VA
Kirk T. Hartley, LSP Group LLC

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Juror Perceptions of the Use of Genomics

Stan Perry, Reed Smith, Houston

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
DNA Evidence and Admissibility Issues

Stephen Ross Johnson, Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson, P.C., Knoxville, TN

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Cocktail Reception