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Meeting the Challenges of Particulate Matter Air Pollution: EPA’s PM Research Centers

Monday, September 27, 2004 · Hotel Washington, 515 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC

AGENDA

8:00 - 8:45 Registration
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome
William Farland, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science, EPA Office of Research and Development

9:00 - 9:30 Opening Address
Paul Gilman, Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Research and Development - Presentation (PDF, 22 pp., 392 KB)
9:30 - 10:30

Topic 1: Addressing uncertainties in the PM epidemiologic studies
Joel Schwartz, Harvard University - Presentation (PDF, 20 pp., 238 KB)
Sally Liu, University of Washington - Presentation (PDF, 14 pp., 76.9 KB), Abstract

10:30 - 11:30 Topic 2: Biological explanations for how PM is causing premature mortality and who is most susceptible to PM effects
Mark Utell, University of Rochester - Presentation (PDF, 23 pp., 213 KB), Abstract
Robert Devlin, EPA National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory - Presentation (PDF, 33 pp., 940 KB), Abstract
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 1:30 Keynote Speaker: Providing Regulatory Context
Jeffrey Holmstead, Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Air and Radiation - Presentation (PDF, 8pp., 1.66 MB)
1:30 - 2:30

Topic 3: Ambient particles, their toxic components, sources and how they impact health
John Froines, University of California, Los Angeles - Presentation (PDF, 26 pp., 1.39 MB), Abstract
Morton Lippmann, New York University - Presentation (PDF, 22 pp., 391 KB), Abstract

2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 4:15

Panel Discussion on PM Research Challenges Ahead
John Bachmann, EPA Office of Air and Radiation (moderator)
Philip Hopke, Clarkson University
Petros Koutrakis, Harvard University - Presentation (PDF, 10 pp., 38.1 MB)
Jonathan Samet, Johns Hopkins University
Mark Utell, University of Rochester - Presentation (PDF, 5 pp., 106 KB)
Carol Henry, American Chemistry Council
        (Tina Bahadori presented for Carol Henry) - Presentation (PDF, 8 pp., 61.8 KB)
Tad Aburn, Maryland Department of Environment - Presentation (PDF, 13 pp., 685 KB)
Michael Lipsett, California Department of Health Services - Presentation (PDF, 15 pp., 2.04 MB)

4:15 - 5:00 PM Research: What We Know and Where We’re Headed
Daniel Greenbaum, President, Health Effects Institute - Presentation (PDF, 31 pp., 392 KB)
5:00 - 5:15 Remarks
William Farland, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science, EPA Office of Research and Development
5:15 - 6:00 Break
6:00 Recognition of PM Research Partnerships (B369 Rayburn House Office Building)

Reception following, independently sponsored by Health Effects Institute


Tuesday, September 28, 2004 · Hotel Washington · 515 15th Street, NW, Washington DC

Day 2: PM Centers and EPA present and discuss recent research results

9:00 Welcome
9:05 - 11:05 Theme: Particle toxicity and mechanisms
What characteristics of particles produce toxicity – size, composition, interactive effects, nature of the matrix, primary v. secondary? What is the relationship between mode of formation and toxicity? Can we reach some preliminary conclusions about mechanisms?

Centers each provide 20 minute presentations addressing some aspects of these questions. Each followed by 10 minute discussion.

9:05 - 9:25 “Three Tiers of Oxidative Stress in Response to Particulate Air Pollution”
Andre Nel, Southern California Particle Center And Supersite - Presentation (PDF, 43 pp., 1.32 MB)
9:35 - 9:55 "Particle toxicity and pollutant gas/particle interactions in a rat model
of myocardial infarction"

John Godleski, Harvard University - Presentation (PDF, 18 pp., 645 KB)

10:05-10:25 "In search of mechanisms for ultrafine/fine PM induced cardiovascular
effects"

Günter Oberdörster, University of Rochester - Presentation (PDF, 25 pp., 2.78 MB)
10:35-10:45 General Discussion of Above Theme
10:45-11:00 Break
New Research From Other Centers
11:00-11:20 “Detroit Exposure Aerosol Research Study”
Linda Sheldon, U.S. EPA - Presentation (PDF, 20 pp., 262 KB)
11:30-11:50 “Exhaled Nitric Oxide in Children with Asthma”
Jane Koenig, University of Washington - Presentation (PDF, 15 pp., 146 KB)
12:00-12:20 “Subchronic CAPs Exposures in Mice: Biological Endpoints and Exposure Assessment”
Lung Chi Chen, New York University - Presentation (PDF, 32 pp., 2.15 MB)

12:30-12:50 Wrap-up and closing remarks – EPA
Adjourn

 

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