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Institute of Medicine (US) Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine. Environmental Health Sciences Decision Making: Risk Management, Evidence, and Ethics - Workshop Summary. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2009.

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Appendix AWorkshop Agenda

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES DECISION MAKING: RISK MANAGEMENT, EVIDENCE, AND ETHICS

Sponsored by the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine

January 15, 2008

8:30 a.m.Welcome
The Honorable Paul G. Rogers, J.D.
Chair, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
Partner, Hogan & Hartson
8:35 a.m.Overview of Environmental Health Science Decision Making and Workshop Objectives
Lynn Goldman, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.
Vice-Chair, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Chair, Interdepartmental Program in Applied Public Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

SESSION I: OVERVIEW OF DECISION MAKING

Moderator:Lynn Goldman, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Chair, Interdepartmental Program in Applied Public Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
8:45 a.m.Human–Environment Network: Challenges to Environmental Health
Christopher J. Portier, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Office of Risk Assessment Research, NIEHS
9:05 a.m.Alternatives Assessment as a Strategy for Decision Making
Mary O’Brien, Ph.D.
Oregon Toxics Alliance
9:25 a.m.Beyond Precaution
Bernard D. Goldstein, M.D.
Professor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
9:45 a.m.Discussion
10:20 a.m.Break

SESSION II: WEIGHING EVIDENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DECISION MAKING

Moderator:Myron Harrison, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Health Adviser, ExxonMobil Corporation
10:35 a.m.Evaluating Weights of Evidence for Decision Making
J. Michael McGinnis, M.D., M.P.P.
Senior Scholar
Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine
Institute of Medicine
10:55 a.m.The Role of Uncertainty and Susceptible Populations in Environmental Health Decision Making
Dale B. Hattis, Ph.D.
Research Professor
George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University
11:15 a.m.The Use and Misuse of Science in Decision Making
Rena Steinzor, J.D.
Jacob A. France Research Professor of Law
University of Maryland School of Law
11:35 a.m.Rationale for Revisiting an Environmental Health Decision: NTP as a Case Study
Kenneth Olden, Ph.D., Sc.D., L.H.D.
Principal Investigator
The Metastasis Group, Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis, NIEHS
11:55 a.m.Discussion
12:30 p.m.Lunch

SESSION III: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH: CONFLICT OF INTEREST, BIAS, AND ETHICS

Moderator:Richard J. Jackson, M.D., M.P.H.
Adjunct Professor, Environmental Health Services Division, University of California, Berkeley
1:15 p.m.Ethics, Values, and Conflicts of Interest in Environmental Health Sciences Research
Thomas H. Murray, Ph.D.
President
The Hastings Center
1:40 p.m.Managing Conflict of Interest (Including Transparency)
Vincent Cogliano, Ph.D.
Head of the Monographs Programme
International Agency for Research on Cancer
2:00 p.m.Discussion
3:00 p.m.Break
3:15 p.m.Reactant Panel Discussion: Challenges of Environmental Health Science Research and Policy
David Michaels, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Director
The Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy
Associate Chairman, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

Myron Harrison, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Adviser
ExxonMobil Corporation

John Balbus, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Environmental Health Program
Environmental Defense Fund

William H. Farland, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
Colorado State University
4:15 p.m.Discussion

CLOSING

4:55 p.m.Closing Comments
David Eaton, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Health and Occupational Health Sciences
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
University of Washington
5:15 p.m.Adjourn
Copyright © 2009, National Academy of Sciences.
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