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Public Health Applications of Human Biomonitoring

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Main Campus, Building C, Auditorium
Research Triangle Park, NC  27711

September 24 - 25, 2007






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Monday, September 24, 2007
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. Welcome
Carol Henry, American Chemistry Council (PDF) (15 pp, 601 KB)
George Gray, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
9:05 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Workshop Objectives and Expectations of Outcome (PDF) (5 pp, 39 KB)
Janet Mostowy, Bayer Corporation
   
Plenary Session I: Setting the Stage for the Meeting
Chair: Lawrence Reiter, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Human Biomonitoring Activities and the Vision for Europe (PDF) (30 pp, 1.8 MB)
Ovnair Sepai, UK Health Protection Agency
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Using Biomarkers to Characterize Human Benzene Metabolism (PDF) (23 pp, 1.5 MB)
Stephen Rappaport, University of California at Berkeley
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
   
Plenary Session II: Applications of Biomonitoring in Public Health
Chair: Hugh Tilson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Applications of Biomonitoring in Environmental Decision Making (PDF) (29 pp, 238 KB)
Linda Sheldon, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. The Flemish Environmental Human Biomonitoring Program:  2002-2006 (PDF) (26 pp, 345 KB)
Greet Schoeters, VITO ( Flemish Institute for Technological Research)
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Biomonitoring and Children's Health:  Global Perspectives
Ondine von Ehrenstein, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Biomonitoring in Europe:  Ethics (PDF) (47 pp, 1.7 MB)
Lisbeth Knudsen, University of Copenhagen
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Parallel Symposia
   
Symposium I: Scientific Advances in Interpretation of Biomonitoring Data
Chair: Peter Boogaard, Shell
Rapporteur: Chris Money, ExxonMobil
Recorder: Rebecca Kauffman, ICF International
Description of Parallel Symposia and Charge to Participants (15 min.)
Peter Boogaard, Shell
Speakers (30 min. each with 1 hr. discussion):

Interpretation of Human Biomonitoring Data Using a Forward Dosimetry Approach:  Permethrin a Case Study (PDF) (31 pp, 1.4 MB)
Marsha Morgan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Application of Probabilistic Reverse Dosimetry for Interpreting Human Biomonitoring Data (PDF) (35 pp, 521 KB)
Harvey Clewell, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences

Interpretation of Human Biomonitoring Data in a Public Health Risk Context Using Biomonitoring Equivalents (PDF) (26 pp, 320 KB)
Sean Hays, Summit Toxicology
   
Symposium II: Challenges Faced in Communication of Biomonitoring Information
Chair: Dana Barr, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rapporteur: Annette Guiseppi-Elie, Dupont
Recorder: Kimberly Osborn, ICF International
Description of Parallel Symposia and Charge to Participants (15 min.)
Dana Barr, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Speakers (30 min. each with 1 hr. discussion):

Communication of Biomonitoring Information (PDF) (11 pp, 124 KB)
Robert Zachariasiewicz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Boston Consensus Conference on Biomonitoring:  Process, Findings and Recommendations (PDF) (27 pp, 738 KB)
Madeleine Scammell, Boston University School of Public Health

Challenges in Communicating: One Reporter's Perspective (PDF) (12 pp, 52 KB)
Pat Rizzuto, BNA, Inc.
   
Symposium III: Application of Biomonitoring Data To Usefully Characterize and Prioritize Certain Vulnerable Populations (for Public Health Tracking)
Chair: Larry Needham, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rapporteur: Judy Graham, American Chemistry Council
Recorder: Ami Parekh, ICF International
Description of Parallel Symposia and Charge to Participants (15 min.)
Larry Needham, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Speakers (30 min. each with 1 hr. discussion):

Human Health Implications of Arctic Environmental Contaminants (PDF) (38 pp, 2.3 MB)
Jay Van Oostdam, Health Canada

Biomarker for Prenatal Ethanol Exposure:  Identifying a Vulnerable Population (PDF) (41 pp, 327 KB)
Cynthia Bearer, Case University

CDC's Environmental Public Health Tracking Network and Biomonitoring (PDF) (34 pp, 1.0 MB)
Beverly Kingsley, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Reception and Poster Viewing
Atrium
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Group Dinner (Cafeteria)
   
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Parallel Symposia (Continued)
   
Symposium I: Scientific Advances in Interpretation of Biomonitoring Data
Chair: Peter Boogaard, Shell
Rapporteur: Chris Money, ExxonMobil
Recorder: Rebecca Kauffman, ICF International
Speakers (30 min. each):

Biomarkers in Epidemiology:  The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread or Just Another Tool?
Jane Hoppin, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Biomarkers of Exposure and Effect to Environmental Carcinogens, and Their Applicability to Human Molecular Epidemiological Studies (PDF) (34 pp, 511 KB)
Peter Farmer, University of Leicester
Panel discussion (including speakers above and panelists listed below):
  Brenda Weis,National Institute of Environmental Health Science (10 pp, 238 KB)
Marsha Morgan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Harvey Clewell, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences
Sean Hays, Summit Toxicology
   
Symposium II: Challenges Faced in Communication of Biomonitoring Information
Chair: Dana Barr, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rapporteur: Annette Guiseppi-Elie, Dupont
Recorder: Kimberly Osborn, ICF International
Speakers (30 min. each):

Balancing Act:  Communicating Information About Biomonitoring and Surviving to Tell the Tale
Dorothy Sussman, Centers for Disease Control and revention

Reporting Biomonitoring Results to Individuals and Medical and Public Audiences: Challenges and Opportunities (PDF) (37 pp, 2.0 MB)
Asa Bradman, University of California at Berkeley
Panel discussion (including speakers above and panelists listed below):
  Cheryl Hogue, Chemical & Engineering News
Pat Rizzuto, BNA, Inc.
David Ewing Duncan, National Geographic
Robert Zachariasiewicz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Madeleine Scammell, Boston University School of Public Health
   
Symposium III: Application of Biomonitoring Data To Usefully Characterize and Prioritize Certain Vulnerable Populations (for Public Health Tracking)
Chair: Doug Haines, Health Canada
Rapporteur: Larry Needham, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Recorder: Ami Parekh, ICF International
Speakers (30 min. each):

Opportunities for Linking Biomonitoring Data to Risk Assessment and Public Health in the National Children's Study (PDF) (33 pp, 705 KB)
Jim Quackenboss, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mechanistic Indicators of Childhood Asthma (MICA)-Integrating Environmental, Clinical and Susceptibility Markers to Improve the Impact of Human Air Pollution Studies (PDF) (39 pp, 3.2 MB)
Jane Gallagher, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Panel discussion (including speakers above and panelists listed below):
  Cynthia Bearer, Case University
Beverly Kingsley, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Lisbeth Knudsen, University of Copenhagen
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
   
Plenary Session III: International Perspectives
Chair: Elaine Cohen Hubal, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Challenges Faced in the Less Industrialized Regions of the World
Paul Erhardt, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Maternal-Infant Biomonitoring: The Epidemiological Challenges (PDF) (29 pp, 700 KB)
Tye Arbuckle, Health Canada
11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Challenge to Improving the Precision of Risk Evaluation Systems for Humans (19 pp, 315 KB)
Fumiaki Shono, Japan Chemical Industry Association
   
Plenary Session IV: Parallel Symposia Report Back
Chair:  Judy Graham, American Chemistry Council
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Chris Money, ExxonMobil
11:50 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Annette Guiseppi-Elie, Dupont
12:10 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Doug Haines, Health Canada
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
   
Plenary Session V: Looking Ahead: Perspectives on the Public Health Applications of Biomonitoring Data
Chair: Jerry Blancato, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. The POPs Global Monitoring Plan Under the Stockholm Convention (PDF) (26 pp, 96 KB)
Katarina Magulova, United Nations Environment Programme
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Biomonitoring:  A Public Interest and Public Health Perspective (PDF) (32 pp, 1.1 MB)
John Balbus, Environmental Defense
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Children's Environmental Health:  Biomonitoring and the National Children's Study (PDF) (36 pp, 1.3 MB)
Duane Alexander,National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
3:00 p.m. Adjournment

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