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Earth Science and Public Health

Second National Conference on USGS Health-Related Research

Feb 27-March 1, 2007

Tuesday, February 27

10:00 – 1:00Registration
1:00 – 2:00Opening Oral Session
Mark Myers, Director USGS
Tim Petty, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Dept of Interior
2:00 – 2:15
2:15 – 3:00

Keynote speaker – Catherine Skinner, Yale University
“Earth Materials and Health: Research Priorities for Earth Science and Public Health”

3:00 - 3:45 Keynote speaker – Jose Centeno, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
“Integrating Earth Sciences and Public Health - Examples from a Successful DoD – USGS Collaboration”
3:45 – 6:00 Group Mixer and General Topical Poster Session
Potential Contaminants and Pathogens in Air, Dusts, and Soils
Drinking Water Exposure to Chemical and Pathogenic Contaminants
Animals as Sentinels of Human Health
Human Consumption of Bioaccumulative Contaminants
Pathogen Exposure through Recreational Waters
Vector Borne and Zoonotic (animal to human) Diseases

Wednesday, February 28

8:00 – 8:15Brief Introduction
8:15 – 9:30Potential Contaminants and Pathogens in Air, Dusts, and Soils
Sarah Noble, NASA
Geoffrey Plumlee, USGS
9:30 – 9:45Break
9:45 – 11:00Drinking Water Exposure to Chemical and Pathogenic Contaminants
Kenneth Cantor, National Cancer Institute
Mike Focazio, USGS
11:00 – 12:15Animals as Sentinels of Human Health
Robert Cook, Wildlife Conservation Society
Rick Kearney, USGS
12:15 – 1:30Lunch (nothing scheduled)
1:30 – 4:00Breakout/discussion sessions on these three topical areas
4:00 – 6:00Scientific poster session

Thursday, March 1

8:00 – 8:15Brief Introduction
8:15 – 9:30Human Consumption of Bioaccumulative Contaminants
Kate Mahaffey, EPA
William Orem, USGS
9:30 – 9:45Break
9:45 – 11:00Pathogen Exposure through Recreational Waters
Toni Glymph, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Donna Francy, USGS
11:00 – 12:15Vector Borne and Zoonotic (animal to human) Diseases
Marguerite Pappaionou, University of MN
Erik Hofmeister, USGS
12:15 – 1:30Lunch (nothing scheduled)
1:30 – 4:00Breakout/discussion sessions on these three topical areas
4:00 End of Conference
 
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Air, Dust, and Soil contaminants and Pathogens
Drinking Water Contaminants
Consumption of Bioaccumulative Contaminants
Vector Borne and Zoonotic (animal to human) Disease
Contact With Recreational Waters
Animal Sentinels of Human Health

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