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Institute of Medicine (US) Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine. Environmental Public Health Impacts of Disasters: Hurricane Katrina: Workshop Summary. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2007.

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Appendix AWorkshop Agenda

Environmental Public Health Impacts of Disasters: Hurricane Katrina

October 20, 2005

8:30 a.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks
Paul G. Rogers, J.D.
Roundtable Chair
Partner, Hogan & Hartson
8:40 a.m.Workshop Overview
Lynn Goldman, M.D., M.P.H.
Roundtable Vice Chair
Professor
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
8:55 a.m.Environmental Concerns and Policies During Disasters
Stephen Johnson
Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
9:15 a.m.Hurricane Katrina: Challenges and Needs for Health in New Orleans
Kevin Stephens, M.D., J.D.
Director of Health
New Orleans Health Department
9:25 a.m.Overview of Hurricane Katrina: Challenges for the Community
Jimmy Guidry, M.D.
State Health Officer and Medical Director
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
9:45 a.m.Break

SESSION I. NATURE AND EXTENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES

Moderator:Georges Benjamin, M.D., FACP, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
10:15 a.m.Short- and Long-Term Environmental Health Concerns in the Gulf Coast Region
Howard Frumkin, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
Director
National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
10:35 a.m.Protecting the Workers During Cleanup and Rebuilding
Max Kiefer, M.S.
Assistant Director
Emergency Response and Preparedness
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
10:55 a.m.Cleanup, Exposure Guidelines, and Environmental Policy During Disasters: Lessons Taken from the Aftermath of the WTC
Paul Lioy, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental and Community Medicine
Associate Director of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute
Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine
Rutgers University
11:15 a.m.Panel Discussion with Speakers from the Session
What are the ongoing needs and priorities based on the current assessments?
How is this information being coordinated across agencies?
How is input from the private sector and community groups being engaged?
What strategies need to be implemented as information continues to evolve?
Where can coordination be improved?
11:30 a.m.Audience Discussion

SESSION II. HEALTH MONITORING, ASSESSMENT, AND RESPONSE

Moderator:Donald Mattison, M.D., Senior Advisor to the Directors of the National Institute of Child and Human Development and Center for Research for Mothers and Children, National Institutes of Health
1:00 p.m.Rapid Assessment for Identification, Management, and Prevention of Environmentally Related Disease
Kellogg Schwab, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
1:25 p.m.Medical Surveillance
David C. Goff, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Public Health Sciences and Internal Medicine
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
1:45 p.m.Research and Coordination Through a Local Academic-Public-Private Network
John McLachlan, Ph.D.
Celia Scott and Albert J. Weatherhead III Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies, Professor of Pharmacology, and Director, Center for Bioenvironmental Research
Tulane and Xavier Universities
2:05 p.m.Rural Health Networks: Interfacing Medicine and the Community
Sandral Hullett, M.D., M.P.H.
CEO and Medical Director
Jefferson Health System
2:25 p.m.Ensuring Public Health in the Right of Return
Monique Harden, J.D.
Codirector and Attorney
Advocates for Environmental Human Rights
2:35 p.m.Panel Discussion with Speakers from the Session
What are the health priorities (for monitoring, prevention)?
For the scientific community, where can additional research strategies help inform our current state of knowledge?
How can we make the scientific process during disaster recovery more transparent?
How can the scientific community better coordinate across agencies and groups?
How can what we discussed here today help to inform our preparation for future assessment and monitoring?
2:50 p.m.Audience Discussion
3:15 p.m.Break

SESSION III. PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH NEEDS

Moderator:Samuel Wilson, M.D., Deputy Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
3:35 p.m.Environmental Health Exposures: Missing Linkages and Research Needs
Thomas Burke, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Professor
Codirector, Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
4:05 p.m.Susceptible Populations: Who, What, Why—Implications for Evidence-Based Science and Public Health Practice
Maureen Y. Lichtveld, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Freeport MacMoRan Chair of Environmental Policy
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Tulane University
4:25 p.m.What Are the Environmental and Biological Assessment Tools That We Have or Need to Develop to Provide Accurate Information
Gilbert Omenn, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine, Human Genetics, and Public Health
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan
4:45 p.m.What Are the Social and Ethical Issues for Implementing Wide-Scale Monitoring?
Dianne Quigley
Syracuse University
5:05 p.m.Panel Discussion with Speakers from the Session
What are the priorities for improving our scientific knowledge of exposure monitoring?
What are the challenges for developing these tools?
What are short-term and long-term strategies for developing and implementing these research tools in practice?
What are the challenges facing the scientific community as technologies move forward to give more accurate, personal exposure information?
How can we overcome these challenges?
5:20 p.m.Audience Discussion

SESSION IV. A VISION FOR THE FUTURE

5:45 p.m.A Vision for the Future: Rebuilding the Gulf Coast
Lynn Goldman, M.D., M.P.H.
Roundtable Vice Chair
Professor
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
6:10 p.m.Adjourn
Copyright © 2007, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK54236

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