Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Introduction and Welcome. Thomas M. Badger, Ph.D., Professor and Director, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center, USA.

Potential Health Implications of Feeding
Soy Formula: Short- and Long-Term Consequences.
Thomas M. Badger, Ph.D., Professor and Director, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center, USA.

Endocrine System Development in Humans: Windows of Susceptibility to Estrogen Receptor Ligands and SERMs. Speaker to be announced

Japanese Isoflavone Intake Throughout the Lifecycle. Chisato Nagata, Ph.D., Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Health Outcomes in Infants Fed Soy Formula. Russell J. Merrit, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Ross Product Division, Abbott Labs, USA.

Safety Concerns of Soy Formula Intake: An NIEHS Study in Infants. Walter J. Rogan, M.D. Chief Scientist, Epidemiology Branch, NIEHS, USA.

Preliminary Results of a Longitundinal Study of Infants Fed Soy Formula: Growth, Development, and Body Composition. Janet M. Gilchrist, Ph.D., R.D., Research Scientist / Nutritionist, USDA /Agricultural Research Service, Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center, USA.

Preliminary Results of a Longitundinal Study of Infants Fed Soy Formula: Brain Development and Function. R. Terry Pivik, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA.

Ultrasonography of Reproductive Organs in Infants: Standardization for Studies of Soy-Fed Infants. Judy A. Estroff, M.D., Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital Boston, Department of Radiology, USA.

Long-Term Reproductive Consequences of Monkeys Fed Soy Formula as Adults. Richard M. Sharpe, Ph.D., Professor of Toxicology, MRC Human Reproductive Sciences Unit, Centre for Reproductive Biology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Possible Effects of Phytoestrogens and Soya Foodstuffs in Infants and Children. Professor Mariette Gerber, Ph.D., Groupe d'Epidémiologie Métabolique, Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie, INSERM-CRLC, Chair, Expert Committee for Phytoestrogens, French Agency of Food Safety, France.

Animal Models of Studying the Immediate and Long-Term Health Effects of Early Exposure to Soy Foods: How Good are They and What Have We Learned? Martin J.J. Ronis, Ph.D., Professor of Toxicology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA.

The Growth and Lifestyle (GRLS) Study: Soy Intake and Puberty in Girls. Steven Barnes, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Biochemistry, Director, Center for Nutrient-Gene Interaction, University of Alabama, USA.

Isoflavone Bioavailability in Children versus Adults After Soy Intake. Adrian Franke, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, Cancer Research Center, University of Hawaii, HI, USA.

Safety, Efficacy, and Disease Prevention of Soy in Children. Sharon M. Donovan, Ph.D., R.D., Professor of Nutrition, University of Illinois, USA.

Meeting Summary, Conclusions and Potential Future Directions. Steven Barnes, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Biochemistry, Director, Center for Nutrient-Gene Interaction, University of Alabama, USA.