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Environmental Public Health Impacts of Disasters: Hurricane Katrina - Workshop Summary Appendix A Workshop 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
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Environmental Public Health Impacts of Disasters: Hurricane Katrina - Workshop Summary 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
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Environmental Public Health Impacts of Disasters: Hurricane Katrina - Workshop Summary 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
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Environmental Public Health Impacts of Disasters: Hurricane Katrina - Workshop Summary 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
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Environmental Public Health Impacts of Disasters: Hurricane Katrina - Workshop Summary 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
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