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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Oil Spill Workers Hazards May Cause Health Hazards The National Institute of Medicine held a hearing yesterday, continuing today, in New Orleans.

Heat, exposure to chemicals and changes caused by the disaster, yield a recipe for serious medical conditions, so reported a group of presenters at the National Institutes of Medicine conference in New Orleans. Those conditions include lung, kidney and liver function.


June 22, 2010

8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome Harvey V. FinebergPresident, IOM
8:40 a.m. Charge to the IOM
Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services
8:50 a.m. Introductory Remarks
Planning Committee Chair: Nancy E. AdlerUniversity of California, San Francisco
9:00 a.m. The Compelling Need to Understand the Effects of Oil Spills on Human Health
  • Bernard D. Goldstein, University of Pittsburgh
  • Blanca Laffon, University A Coruna
  • Edward B. Overton, Louisiana State University
9:45 a.m. The Response of the Federal Government to Health ConcernsJohn Howard, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
SESSION I. AT-RISK POPULATIONS AND ROUTES OF EXPOSURE

10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion. Taking Stock: Who Is at Risk and How Are They Exposed?
Moderator: 
Linda RosenstockUniversity of California, Los Angeles
  • Routes of Exposure and At-Risk Populations - Paul J. Lioy, Rutgers University
  • Residents of Affected Regions: General and Special Populations - Maureen Y. Lichtveld, Tulane University
  • Occupational Risks and Health Hazards: Workers and Volunteers - Scott Barnhart, University of Washington
SESSION II. SHORT- AND LONG-TERM EFFECTS ON HUMAN HEALTH

11:10 a.m. Panel Discussion. The Here and Now: What are the Short-term Effects on Human Health?
Moderator: 
Linda A. McCauley, Emory University
  • Short-term Physical Effects - Nalini Sathiakumar, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Short-term Psychological Stress - Howard Osofsky, Louisiana State University 
  • Heat Stress and Fatigue - Thomas E. Bernard, University of South Florida
12:20 p.m. LUNCH (on your own)

1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion. The Need to Know: What Are the Potential Delayed and Long-term Effects on Human Health?
Moderator: 
Kenneth Olden, Hunter College of the City University of New York
  • Neurological, Cancer, and Other Chronic Conditions - Peter Spencer, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Human Reproduction - Brenda Eskenazi, University of California at Berkeley
  • Impact on Health and Vulnerabilities of Children - Irwin Redlener, National Commission on Children and Disasters
  • Stress - Sheldon Cohen, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Lessons Learned from Previous Oil Spills - Lawrence A. Palinkas, University of Southern California
SESSION III. STRATEGIES FOR COMMUNICATING RISK
3:00 p.m. Engaging the Public, Protecting Health
Presenter: 
David Abramson, Columbia University
3:20 p.m. Dialogue with Workshop Participants
Moderator:
 Mike Magee, Healthy-Waters.org
  • Brief Invited Remarks - Community Perspectives:
    - Myra Lewis
    - Diem Nyugen
    Wilma Subra
    John Hosey (invited) 
  • Open Dialogue with Audience
4:20 p.m. Day 1 Closing Remarks
Nancy E. Adler, University of California, San Francisco
4:30 p.m. ADJOURN

June 23, 2010

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Recap of Day 1 Discussions and Overview of Day 2Nancy E. Adler, University of California, San Francisco
9:10 a.m. Remarks from the Surgeon General of the United States Public Health ServiceVice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin
SESSION IV. OVERVIEW OF HEALTH MONITORING ACTIVITIES
9:20 a.m. Panel Discussion. How are State Governments Currently Monitoring the Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill on Human Health?
Moderator:  
LuAnn E. White, Tulane University
  • Jimmy Guidry, Louisiana State Health Officer
  • Mary Currier, Mississippi State Health Officer
  • Ana M. Viamonte Ros, Florida State Surgeon General
  • Donald E. Williamson, Alabama State Health Officer
  • Bruce Clements, Director of the Community Preparedness Section, Texas Department of State Health  Services
SESSION V. RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES AND DATA SOURCES
10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion. Critical Thinking: What Research Methodologies and Data Sources Could Be Used in Surveillance and Monitoring Activities?
Moderator: 
John C. Bailar III, University of Chicago
  • Overview of Research Methodologies and Data Collection - Lynn R. Goldman, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Surveillance and Monitoring - Thomas D. Matte, Hunter College, City University of New York
  • Environmental Assessment, Risk, & Health - William H. Farland, Colorado State University
  • Mental Health - Howard Osofsky, Louisiana State University
  • Biomedical Informatics and Registries - Daniel R. Masys, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

12:20 p.m. LUNCH (on your own)
SESSION VI. FUTURE DIRECTIONS AND RESOURCE NEEDS
1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion. Looking Ahead: How Do We Develop Effective Surveillance and Monitoring Systems?
Moderator: 
David A. Savitz, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Nancy E. Adler, University of California, San Francisco
  • John C. Bailar III, University of Chicago
  • Lynn R. Goldman, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Maureen Y. Lichtveld, Tulane University
  • Linda A. McCauley, Emory University
  • Kenneth Olden, Hunter College of the City University of New York
  • Linda Rosenstock, University of California, Los Angeles
3:20 p.m. Closing RemarksNancy E. Adler, University of California, San Francisco
3:30 p.m. ADJOURN