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5th Annual NW Environmental Health Conference Agenda

Agenda for the 5th Annual NW Environmental Health Conference

8:30 – 9:00: Registration + Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15: Welcome/Introductions

9: 15 – 10:15: Keynote Address
Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH: Generations at Risk? Environmental Chemicals & Reproductive Health

10:15 – 10:30: Break

10:30 – 11:45: Session A

  • Track 1
    • Translating the Science about the Relationship between Environmental Chemicals & Reproductive Health for Clinical and Policy Decision-Making (Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH)
  • Track 2
    • Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health (Alan Lockwood, MD, FAAN)
    • Expected Health and Environmental Consequences of Proposed Coal Transports Through the Pacific Northwest (Martin Donohoe, MD, FACP)
  • Track 3
    • Protecting Children from Pests & Pesticide Exposure in Indian Country: A Unique Partnership Between Indian Health Service and the Environmental Protection Agency (Holly Thompson Duffy)
    • Harmful Algae Blooms in Oregon: Public Health Implications and Response (David Farrer, PhD & Rebecca Hillwig)
  • Track 4
    • Emerging Trends in Toxics and Human Health Regulation (Joanna Malaczynski-Moore, MLA, JD, Kevin Masterson, MURP, & Carol Kraege, PE)
    • Natural and Built Environments as Determinants of health (Kurt Beil, ND, MSOM, MPH)

11:45 – 1:15: Lunch

1:15 – 2:30: Sessions B

  • Track 1
    • Advancing Methods for Identifying Private Wells Vulnerable to Nitrogen Loading from Agricultural Inputs (Brenda Hoppe, PhD)
    • Association Between Gas Stoves in Homes and Respiratory Illness in Children: Importance of Using a Vent (Eric Coker, MS)
  • Track 2
    • Improving Data & Strategies for Healthier Built Environments (Beth Kaye, JD, Steve White, MURP, & Daniel Morris, MS, PhD)
    • Applying Health Equity to Transportation Planning Decisions (Tia Henderson, PhD, MST)
  • Track 3
    • Environmental Health and Justice: Globally (Climate Change) and Regionally (Coal Exports) (Andy Harris, MD)
    • Ethics of Epiprecaution: When Doing No Harm is Not Doing Your Best (Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT)
  • Track 4
    • Healthy Materials and Built Environment: From Research to Policy to Practice (Priya Premchandran, Int’l Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M & Clark Brockman, AIA, LEED Fellow & AP BD+C)
    • Assessing and Reducing Mold and Moisture Intrusion in Low-Income Rental Housing: A CBPR Action Research Project (John Dougherty, PhD, Cristina Palacios & Dung Ho)

2:30 – 2:45: Break

2:45 – 4:00: Session C

  • Track 1
    • Prenatal Arsenic Exposure and DNA Methylation in Fetal Tissues (Molly Kile, ScD)
    • The Effects of Tampons on Vaginal Health (Carolyn Nygaard, ND)
  • Track 2
    • Community Water Fluoridation: An Environmentally Safe Solution to the Dental Health Crisis (Mel Rader, MS)
    • Water Fluoridation: Does Fluoride Add to the Environmental and Health Burden of a Community? (Kurt Ferre, DDS & Charles Haynie, MD)
    • Fluoridation: What Happened to the Precautionary Principle? (Rick North, MA)
  • Track 3
    • Disinfectants: The Most Common Products Are Also the Most Hazardous. What Are Your Alternatives? (Deanna Simon)
    • Decreasing the Impacts of Toxicants on Pregnancy (Bonnie Nedrow, ND)
  • Track 4
    • Food Matters for Health Professionals (Emma Sirois, MUEP & Jenny Pompilio, MD, MPH)
    • Arsenic in Food: Pediatric Environmental Health Concerns and Risk Communication (Ada Otter, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC & Nancy Beaudet, MS, CIH)

4:00 – 5:00: Networking Reception with snacks and refreshments

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