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TitleStart DateEnd DateLocationURL
Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention MeetingAdvisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Meeting
Date: January 4, 2012
Description: The teleconference agenda will include an overview on the Blood Lead Level of Concern Workgroup recommendations. The committee will formally vote on whether to accept the recommendations. Meeting materials for the public will be made available on January 3, 2012, at http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/ACCLPP/activities.htm. (Click on Recommendations for the Blood Lead Level of Concern Workgroup). This meeting is open to the public.
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-16/html/2011-32346.htm Exit EPA
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Children’s Environmental Health Symposium: Emerging Research and Implications for Risk Assessment and Public PolicyChildren’s Environmental Health Symposium: Emerging Research and Implications for Risk Assessment and Public Policy
Date: January 11-12, 2012
Location: Oakland, CA
Description: The California EPA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is pleased to announce the Children’s Environmental Health Symposium: Emerging Research and Implications for Risk Assessment and Public Policy on January 11 and 12, 2012. The meeting will be held at the Elihu Harris building in Oakland, CA at no charge. The primary audience will be state and federal scientists and academics with interest in children’s environmental health. The primary objectives are: -To hear presentations of research findings from investigators at the premier children’s environmental health research centers on the west coast; -To consider implications of research for assessing risk by OEHHA and other state and federal agencies; -To provide opportunities for interaction among the research and government sectors. Registration Information: Name: Organization: Address: City/State/Zip: Phone: Email: Special Needs: Please cut and paste this completed information in an email to: zachekc@obgyn.ucsf.edu The deadline to register is January 3, 2012.
Email: zachekc@obgyn.ucsf.edu
http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/news2.htm#general
January 11, 2012January 12, 2012Oakland, CA
http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/news2.htm#general
Environmental Influences on Neurodevelopment: Translating the Emerging Science into Public Health PolicyEnvironmental Influences on Neurodevelopment: Translating the Emerging Science into Public Health Policy
Date: January 12, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Description: During this workshop, national experts from diverse sectors will highlight the latest research on associations between environmental exposures and early neurodevelopment, as well as the implications for prevention-based public health policy. This meeting is intended to catalyze cross-discipline discussions among leaders in environmental, experimental and epidemiologic fields as well as those involved in public policy and environmental health advocacy. Workshops are open to the public. Faculty, students, policymakers, and others concerned with environmental influences on neurodevelopment and public health are particularly encouraged to attend. Featured speakers include Linda Birnbaum, PhD, DABT, ATS, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health and director of the National Toxicology Program; Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, of the UCLA School of Public Health; and Tim Malloy, JD, of the UCLA School of Law. This workshop is sponsored by The Autism Society of America, the Collaborative on Health and the Environment’s Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative and the UCLA School of Public Health.
http://www.healthandenvironment.org/initiatives/learning/events/lddi_meetings Exit EPA
January 11, 2012January 12, 2012Los Angeles, CA
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Effective Policies to Eliminate Chemical Releases and Exposures in School SeriesEffective Policies to Eliminate Chemical Releases and Exposures in School Series
Date: January 12, 2012
Description: The topic of this session, the last of four, is a discussion on white paper development: “Best Practices and Policies for Eliminating Chemical Releases and Exposures in Schools”. This session is sponsored by the ATSDR National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) and Interstate Chemical Threats Workgroup (ICTW).
http://schoolipm.blogspot.com/2011/09/effective-policies-to-eliminate.html Exit EPA
January 11, 2012January 12, 2012Los Angeles, CA
http://schoolipm.blogspot.com/2011/09/effective-policies-to-eliminate.html Exit EPA
Improving Children’s Health through Federal Collaboration (Webinar Series)Improving Children’s Health through Federal Collaboration (Webinar Series)
Date: January 12, 2012
Description: This session is titled, “Coordinated School Health: Clean, Green and Healthy Schools.” School health programs are often a result of a “patchwork” of policies and programs with differing standards, requirements, and populations to be served. In addition, these programs are managed by professionals from multiple disciplines: education, nursing, social work, psychology, nutrition, and school administration, each bringing different expertise, training, and approaches. This session will explore how federal, state and local agencies are working together to coordinate the various aspects of school health in order to eliminate gaps, reduce duplication of efforts, and leverage limited resources. The webinar is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 8. The webinar is free, but preregistration is requested.
http://www.epa.gov/region8/humanhealth/children/webinars.html
January 11, 2012January 12, 2012Los Angeles, CA
http://www.epa.gov/region8/humanhealth/children/webinars.html
Clean, Green and Healthy Tribal SchoolsClean, Green and Healthy Tribal Schools
Date: January 18, 2012
Description: The goal of the webinar series is to provide information and tools for tribal school personnel and EPA personnel to ensure that tribal schools are clean, green and healthy for themselves, school children and their community. Please register to attend. You may attend one or more presentations in the webinar series. The title of this session is "School Chemical Cleanout & PCBs in Tribal Schools", and the speaker will be Matt Langenfeld of the EPA. The webinar series is designed for tribal school administrators, risk managers, educators, health and safety coordinators, school health professionals, tribal environmental protection personnel, parents of school children, communities, and EPA personnel. The webinar is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 8.
http://www.epa.gov/region8/TribalSchoolsWebinarBrochure.pdf
January 11, 2012January 12, 2012Los Angeles, CA
http://www.epa.gov/region8/TribalSchoolsWebinarBrochure.pdf
Clean, Green and Healthy Tribal SchoolsClean, Green and Healthy Tribal Schools
Date: January 25, 2012
Description: The goal of the webinar series is to provide information and tools for tribal school personnel and EPA personnel to ensure that tribal schools are clean, green and healthy for themselves, school children and their community. Please register to attend. You may attend one or more presentations in the webinar series. The title of this session is "Asbestos & Lead Repair, Renovation and Painting Rule in Tribal Schools", and the speaker will be Chris Maksimuk of the EPA. The webinar series is designed for tribal school administrators, risk managers, educators, health and safety coordinators, school health professionals, tribal environmental protection personnel, parents of school children, communities, and EPA personnel. The webinar is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 8.
http://www.epa.gov/region8/TribalSchoolsWebinarBrochure.pdf
January 11, 2012January 12, 2012Los Angeles, CA
http://www.epa.gov/region8/TribalSchoolsWebinarBrochure.pdf
Connecting Health and Housing Programs: Collaborative Efforts to Improve Asthma OutcomesConnecting Health and Housing Programs: Collaborative Efforts to Improve Asthma Outcomes
Date: February 1, 2012
Description: This webinar will present examples of diverse collaborations that support effective home visits, and policies that have changed the housing landscape to improve asthma outcomes in Boston and New York. Join the webinar to learn about collaborative efforts and partnerships that address healthy homes and asthma outcomes. From 2:00-3:00 pm. Featuring Margaret Reid from the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) and Amanda Reddy from the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP), this webinar will present the value of designing a collaborative effort and accounting for results; the benefits of integrating environmental management throughout the continuum of clinical care; and the success behind evaluating strategies, assessments and interventions.
http://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/910896006 Exit EPA
January 11, 2012January 12, 2012Los Angeles, CA
http://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/910896006 Exit EPA
Connecting Health and Housing Programs: Collaborative Efforts to Improve Asthma OutcomesConnecting Health and Housing Programs: Collaborative Efforts to Improve Asthma Outcomes
Date: February 1, 2012
Description: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time This webinar will present examples of diverse collaborations that support effective home visits, and policies that have changed the housing landscape to improve asthma outcomes in Boston and New York. Join the webinar to learn about collaborative efforts and partnerships that address healthy homes and asthma outcomes. Featuring Margaret Reid from the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) and Amanda Reddy from the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP), this webinar will present the value of designing a collaborative effort and accounting for results; the benefits of integrating environmental management throughout the continuum of clinical care; and the success behind evaluating strategies, assessments and interventions.
http://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/910896006 Exit EPA
January 11, 2012January 12, 2012Los Angeles, CA
http://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/910896006 Exit EPA
Clean, Green and Healthy Tribal SchoolsClean, Green and Healthy Tribal Schools
Date: February 1, 2012
Description: 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time The goal of the webinar series is to provide information and tools for tribal school personnel and EPA personnel to ensure that tribal schools are clean, green and healthy for themselves, school children and their community. Please register to attend. You may attend one or more presentations in the webinar series. The title of this session is "Integrated Pest Management & Green Cleaning in Tribal Schools", and the speakers will be Mike Daniels of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and Marie Zanowick of EPA. The webinar series is designed for tribal school administrators, risk managers, educators, health and safety coordinators, school health professionals, tribal environmental protection personnel, parents of school children, communities, and EPA personnel. The webinar is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 8.
Email: Langenfeld.matthew@epa.gov
http://www.epa.gov/region8/TribalSchoolsWebinarBrochure.pdf
January 11, 2012January 12, 2012Los Angeles, CA
http://www.epa.gov/region8/TribalSchoolsWebinarBrochure.pdf
From Crib to Classroom - 2012 ConferenceFrom Crib to Classroom - 2012 Conference
Date: February 4, 2012
Location: Shoreline, WA
Description: This session is just one workshop at the Families and Children Early Support conference, to be offered in both morning and afternoon sessions, will present how a child care provider can become Eco-Healthy Child Care-certified, creating child care settings that are as environmentally healthy as possible.
Phone: (206) 329-1011 x231
January 11, 2012January 12, 2012Shoreline, WA
Clean, Green and Healthy Tribal SchoolsClean, Green and Healthy Tribal Schools
Date: February 8, 2012
Description: 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time Compelling science now suggests synthetic food dyes and caramel colorings often added to candy—as well as junk food and other kids' foods—can affect their learning and behavior and may increase cancer risk. This science forced the adoption of safer alternatives to food dyes in the UK; the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been petitioned to do the same. An FDA science advisory committee reviewed the new science in April 2011. Developmental brain toxins are also found as additives to other children's products, like toys and lunch boxes. Child advocates are pushing for policy reforms addressing these risks as well. Join speakers Karen Bowman, MN, RN, COHN-S; Michael Jacobson, PhD; Lawrence Rosen, MD; and David Wallinga, MD, for a discussion of the latest science and the policy reforms now being debated. The webinar is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 8.
Event Contact: Matthew Langenfield
Email: Langenfeld.matthew@epa.gov
http://www.epa.gov/region8/TribalSchoolsWebinarBrochure.pdf
January 11, 2012January 12, 2012Shoreline, WA
http://www.epa.gov/region8/TribalSchoolsWebinarBrochure.pdf
Driven to Distraction: Food, Chemicals and Child BehaviorDriven to Distraction: Food, Chemicals and Child Behavior
Date: February 8, 2012
Description: Compelling science now suggests synthetic food dyes and caramel colorings often added to candy—as well as junk food and other kids' foods—can affect their learning and behavior and may increase cancer risk. This science forced the adoption of safer alternatives to food dyes in the UK; the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been petitioned to do the same. An FDA science advisory committee reviewed the new science in April 2011. Developmental brain toxins are also found as additives to other children's products, like toys and lunch boxes. Child advocates are pushing for policy reforms addressing these risks as well. Join speakers Karen Bowman, MN, RN, COHN-S; Michael Jacobson, PhD; Lawrence Rosen, MD; and David Wallinga, MD, for a discussion of the latest science and the policy reforms now being debated.
http://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/739194874 Exit EPA
January 11, 2012January 12, 2012Shoreline, WA
http://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/739194874 Exit EPA
Improving Children’s Health through Federal CollaborationImproving Children’s Health through Federal Collaboration
Date: February 9, 2012
Description: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time Session title: Obesity Prevention. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and Hispanic communities, where nearly 40% of the children are overweight or obese. If we don't solve this problem, one third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives. This session will highlight Let's Move!, the First Lady's initiative dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation as well as HRSA's Healthy Weight Collaborative and how states are working to impact childhood obesity through their Title V Block Grants.
Event Contact: Alicia Aalto
Email: aalto.alicia@epa.gov
http://www.epa.gov/region8/humanhealth/children/webinars.html
January 11, 2012January 12, 2012Shoreline, WA
http://www.epa.gov/region8/humanhealth/children/webinars.html
Improving Children’s Health through Federal CollaborationImproving Children’s Health through Federal Collaboration
Date: February 9, 2012
Description: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time Session title: Obesity Prevention. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and Hispanic communities, where nearly 40% of the children are overweight or obese. If we don't solve this problem, one third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives. This session will highlight Let's Move!, the First Lady's initiative dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation as well as HRSA's Healthy Weight Collaborative and how states are working to impact childhood obesity through their Title V Block Grants.
Event Contact: Alicia Aalto
Email: aalto.alicia@epa.gov
http://www.epa.gov/region8/humanhealth/children/webinars.html
January 11, 2012January 12, 2012Shoreline, WA
http://www.epa.gov/region8/humanhealth/children/webinars.html
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Annual ConferenceAssociation of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Annual Conference
Date: February 11-14, 2012
Location: Washington, DC
Description: The 2012 Annual Conference of the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) will take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference theme is Improving Maternal and Child Health Across the Life Span: Acting Today for Healthy Tomorrows.
http://www.amchp.org/Calendar/Conferences/amchp-conference/Pages/default.aspx Exit EPA
February 11, 2012February 14, 2012Washington, DC
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Clean, Green and Healthy Tribal SchoolsClean, Green and Healthy Tribal Schools
Date: February 15, 2012
Description: 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time The goal of the webinar series is to provide information and tools for tribal school personnel and EPA personnel to ensure that tribal schools are clean, green and healthy for themselves, school children and their community. Please register to attend. You may attend one or more presentations in the webinar series. The title of this session is "Indoor Air in Tribal Schools", and the speakers will be Mansel Nelson and Graylynn Jaysue Hudson of Northern Arizona University. The webinar series is designed for tribal school administrators, risk managers, educators, health and safety coordinators, school health professionals, tribal environmental protection personnel, parents of school children, communities, and EPA personnel. The webinar is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 8.
Event Contact: Matthew Langenfeld
Email: Langenfeld.matthew@epa.gov
http://www.epa.gov/region8/TribalSchoolsWebinarBrochure.pdf
February 11, 2012February 14, 2012Washington, DC
http://www.epa.gov/region8/TribalSchoolsWebinarBrochure.pdf
Clean, Green and Healthy Tribal SchoolsClean, Green and Healthy Tribal Schools
Date: February 22, 2012
Description: The goal of the webinar series is to provide information and tools for tribal school personnel and EPA personnel to ensure that tribal schools are clean, green and healthy for themselves, school children and their community. Please register to attend. You may attend one or more presentations in the webinar series. The title of this session is "Energy & Water Conservation in Tribal Schools", and the speaker will be Deenise Becenti of the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority. The webinar series is designed for tribal school administrators, risk managers, educators, health and safety coordinators, school health professionals, tribal environmental protection personnel, parents of school children, communities, and EPA personnel. The webinar is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency Region 8.
Event Contact: Matthew Langenfeld
Email: Langenfeld.matthew@epa.gov
http://www.epa.gov/region8/TribalSchoolsWebinarBrochure.pdf
February 11, 2012February 14, 2012Washington, DC
http://www.epa.gov/region8/TribalSchoolsWebinarBrochure.pdf
Upwind-Downwind Conference 2012: Unlikely PartnersUpwind-Downwind Conference 2012: Unlikely Partners
Date: February 26-27, 2012
Location: Hamilton, Ontario Canada
Description: Sunday's event is a free lecture, open to the public, by Jay Walljasper, author of All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons (2011), The Great Neighborhood Book (2007) and Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life (2001). Walljasper explores how new ideas in urban planning, tourism, community development, sustainability, politics and culture can improve our lives as well as the world.
http://www.cleanair.hamilton.ca/default.asp?id=42 Exit EPA
February 26, 2012February 27, 2012Hamilton, Ontario Canada
http://www.cleanair.hamilton.ca/default.asp?id=42 Exit EPA
Integrated Pest Management in Child Care Settings WebinarIntegrated Pest Management in Child Care Settings Webinar
Date: April 24, 2012
Description: On any normal day, more than 11 million children under the age of 5 are in child care settings where they can spend up to 10 hours per day. Children are more vulnerable than adults to adverse health outcomes related to environmental exposures because of their unique physiology and behaviors yet there are no universal policies or requirements for education on environmental health in child care facilities. The First National Environmental Health Study of Child Care Centers found that around three-quarters of child care centers reportedly using one to ten different pesticides over the course of the year when the study was conducted. Child care center staff estimated the frequency of pesticide use to be from 1 to 107 times annually. Organophosphate and pyrethroid insecticides, approved for indoor use, were detected in indoor floor wipe samples, with at least one pesticide residue being measured in all facilities evaluated. Local policies for implementing integrated pest management (IPM) programs in K-12 schools often do not apply to child care settings where children are younger, more vulnerable, and may be at greater risk of exposure to pests and pesticides. An important part of EPA’s Child Care Initiative (http://epa.gov/childcare/ ) is promoting environmentally sensitive pest management practices through the implementation of IPM programs in child care settings. (http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/controlling/resources.htm#childcare). This webinar is the first in a series of webinars that will focus on how to reduce environmental exposures in child care settings. Please join us at 1:00 – 2:30 EDT on April 24 for a webinar on Integrated Pest Management in Child Care Settings. This webinar will provide information on how to reduce exposures to pests and pesticides by addressing underlying conditions that can lead to infestations rather than relying on pesticides for control of pests such as cockroaches, rodents, ants and flying insects. To reserve your seat, go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/178245152. Please act now as space is limited!
http://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/178245152 Exit EPA
February 26, 2012February 27, 2012Hamilton, Ontario Canada
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Pesticide Residues in the Indoor Environment: Assessment and Health Effect WebinarPesticide Residues in the Indoor Environment: Assessment and Health Effect Webinar
Date: April 25, 2012
Description: Developed by ACMT’s own Daniel Sudakin, MD, MPH, FACMT who is an Associate Professor of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, this webinar has been developed as part of ACMT’s cooperative agreement with ATSDR and its target audience includes health professionals, particularly medical toxicology fellows-in-training, residents, students, and attendings. This webinar is free to all attendees and will be broadcast on ACMT’s WebEx Event Center platform. All participants will have the opportunity to watch Dan give his presentation and listen to a live simultaneous audio stream over the computer. Questions can be submitted in real time via the platform's Q&A function. Pre-registration is required. Below is a link to sign up for the webinar. Please contact ACMT if you have any questions about this exciting new webinar offering.
Event Contact: American College of Medical Toxicology
Email: www.acmt.net
http://acmtevents.webex.com/acmtevents/onstage/g.php?d=665586148&t=a&EA=info%40acmt.net&ET=d848b4d1c7504b342ac23d1dc9b0c645&ETR=da86c1d64ad9a818f0557449f5dccf02&RT=MiM1&p Exit EPA
February 26, 2012February 27, 2012Hamilton, Ontario Canada
http://acmtevents.webex.com/acmtevents/onstage/g.php?d=665586148&t=a&EA=info%40acmt.net&ET=d848b4d1c7504b342ac23d1dc9b0c645&ETR=da86c1d64ad9a818f0557449f5dccf02&RT=MiM1&p Exit EPA
Paying the Price with Our Health: Community Strategy Conference on Clean Air & Better HealthPaying the Price with Our Health: Community Strategy Conference on Clean Air & Better Health
Date: May 2-3, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Description: This conference will identify strategies to decrease health impacts of air pollution NOW. Children, families, and seniors trapped in high traffic areas in Boyle Heights and Long Beach pay the price in poor health from disproportionate exposure to air pollution: low birth weight, asthma and heart disease. By the end of this convening participants will be able to 1) identify effects of air pollution on asthma, cardiovascular disease, and birth weight; 2) list 3 key sources of air pollution in Los Angeles County; 3) distinguish characteristics of traffic related air pollution; and 4) assess local public health system performance standards in regards to prevention and management of asthma, cardiovascular disease, and birth weight for populations disproportionately exposed to traffic related air pollution. Continuing education credit is provided at no cost for participants.
http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/ProgramDetails.aspx?id=96 Exit EPA
May 2, 2012May 3, 2012Los Angeles, CA
http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/ProgramDetails.aspx?id=96 Exit EPA
Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health Advocacy DayMichigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health Advocacy Day
Date: May 2, 2012
Location: Lansing, MI
Description: On Advocacy Day, we'll ask our State Representatives and Senators to protect kids from chemicals such as the pesticide lindane, cadmium, mercury, brominated flame retardants, and other toxic chemicals that are found in everyday products. During Advocacy Day, teams of parents and grandparents, health professionals, teachers, and children's advocates will gather in Lansing to meet with legislators from across the state. You'll be teamed up with experts, so you'll have all of the information and support you need. It is critical that our legislators hear from engaged Michiganders like you.
http://www.sph.umich.edu/scr/news_events/event.cfm?ID=2639 Exit EPA
May 2, 2012May 3, 2012Lansing, MI
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Asthma Triggers WebinarAsthma Triggers Webinar
Date: May 3, 2012
Description: This continuing education webinar lecture relates to asthma triggers and management in school age children. The webinar has been approved for one hour of CNE credit through the Texas Nurses Association. Sponsored by Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units and Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health.
http://www.ipminstitute.org/Asthma%20Triggers%20Webinar%20Flyer.pdf Exit EPA
May 2, 2012May 3, 2012Lansing, MI
http://www.ipminstitute.org/Asthma%20Triggers%20Webinar%20Flyer.pdf Exit EPA
Tribal Children’s/Prenatal Environmental Health WebinarTribal Children’s/Prenatal Environmental Health Webinar
Date: May 8, 2012
Description: This webinar is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5's Air and Radiation Division and Children's Health Program. The webinar will address environmental exposures of particular concern to prenatal and child health. Of particular note, this webinar will highlight a Tribal program implemented to include prenatal and pediatric environmental health information and actions in an existing Maternal and Child Health Program.
http://epa.connectsolutions.com/r5_tribal_webinars/ Exit EPA
May 2, 2012May 3, 2012Lansing, MI
http://epa.connectsolutions.com/r5_tribal_webinars/ Exit EPA
EPA/NIEHS Children’s Centers 2012 Webinar SeriesEPA/NIEHS Children’s Centers 2012 Webinar Series
Date: May 9, 2012
Description: Researchers at the Children's Centers continue to publish significant research results increasing awareness and making a difference in quality of life and our environmental impact awareness. This Webinar series is designed to share research progress and significant findings from the Children’s Centers. On this call, Tracey Woodruff will present "Maternal and Prenatal Exposures to Environmental Chemicals During Pregnancy—Bisphenol A (BPA) as a Case Study" and Kim Harley will present "Early Life Exposure to BPA and Children's Health: Results from the CHAMACOS Study." This webinar is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
http://www.scgcorp.com/epaniehs2012/ Exit EPA
May 2, 2012May 3, 2012Lansing, MI
http://www.scgcorp.com/epaniehs2012/ Exit EPA
Improving Children’s Health through Federal Collaboration (Webinar Series)Improving Children’s Health through Federal Collaboration (Webinar Series)
Date: May 10, 2012
Description: Session title: Successful Asthma Management May is Asthma Awareness Month! Asthma affects almost 25 million people of all ages and races. Despite this prevalence, public awareness of common asthma triggers and effective asthma management strategies remains limited. Join us to learn the latest in successful asthma management including identifying warning signs of an attack, avoiding triggers, asthma clinical guidelines and successful intervention strategies.
http://www.epa.gov/region8/humanhealth/children/webinars.html
May 2, 2012May 3, 2012Lansing, MI
http://www.epa.gov/region8/humanhealth/children/webinars.html
Environmental Stressors in the Developmental Origins of Disease: Evidence and MechanismsEnvironmental Stressors in the Developmental Origins of Disease: Evidence and Mechanisms
Date: May 14-16, 2012
Location: Paris, France
Description: Fetal and early postnatal development constitutes the most vulnerable time period of human life in regard to adverse effects of environmental hazards. Subtle effects during development can lead to functional deficits and increased disease risk later in life. The hypothesis which states that environmental exposures lead to altered programming and thereby to increased susceptibility to disease/dysfunction later in life has gathered much support from both experimental and epidemiological studies. Similar observations have been made on the long-term impact of nutritional imbalance during early development. Such effects during prenatal and early postnatal environment may be mediated through gene expression and epigenetic changes as important mechanisms for functional programming. Since epigenetic disruption is most likely to occur during specific times during development, the timing of environmental exposures is critical for their effects on disease etiology. This international conference will focus on the role of environmental exposures and nutrients during development on subsequent diseases/dysfunctions later in life.
http://www.toxicology.org/ai/meet/cct_pptoxiii.asp Exit EPA
May 14, 2012May 16, 2012Paris, France
http://www.toxicology.org/ai/meet/cct_pptoxiii.asp Exit EPA
Integrating Environmental Health in the Electronic Health Record: Asthma – A Case Study and an Introduction of Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty UnitsIntegrating Environmental Health in the Electronic Health Record: Asthma – A Case Study and an Introduction of Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units
Date: May 17, 2012
Description: To assist in bridging the gap for healthcare providers on environmental asthma management care and outcomes, this webinar will focus on how to integrate environmental education into electronic health records (EHR) in order to support optimal management for patients with asthma within the practice. This webinar will also offer an approach to training healthcare professionals on environmental health. The Introduction of Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units will discuss how a PEHSU serves as a resource that is available to help your practice or organization with children's health issues as it relates to the environment.
http://wwww.cvent.com/events/mid-atlantic-center-for-children-s-health-and-the-environment-macche-webinar/event-summary-93f73b22276f4318a83b9f84a4e3fcb0.aspx Exit EPA
May 14, 2012May 16, 2012Paris, France
http://wwww.cvent.com/events/mid-atlantic-center-for-children-s-health-and-the-environment-macche-webinar/event-summary-93f73b22276f4318a83b9f84a4e3fcb0.aspx Exit EPA
49th International Making Cities Livable Conference on True Urbanism: Planning Healthy Communities for All49th International Making Cities Livable Conference on True Urbanism: Planning Healthy Communities for All
Date: May 20-24, 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Description: Environmental factors significantly contribute to obesity, chronic physical ill health, social isolation, violence and crime. The way we have built our cities has amplified these problems. This conference will examine the evidence and focus on ways we can reshape the built environment to increase physical and social health and well-being. The conference will bring together 350-400 delegates, elected officials, practitioners and scholars in planning, public health, urban design, landscape architecture, transportation planning, pediatrics, human development, social sciences, land use development and architecture from around the world.
http://www.livablecities.org/conferences/49th-conference-portland Exit EPA
May 20, 2012May 24, 2012Portland, OR
http://www.livablecities.org/conferences/49th-conference-portland Exit EPA
EMF and Reproductive Health Risks TeleconferenceEMF and Reproductive Health Risks Teleconference
Date: May 21, 2012
Description: Electromagnetic frequency (EMF) waves from cell phones, computers and other wireless electronic devices are ubiquitous in our environment. The research base linking EMF exposure to negative reproductive health effects continues to grow. This teleconference, co-hosted by CHE Fertility and CHE EMF working groups, will examine recent research on EMF exposure, infertility and negative pregnancy outcomes. Dr. De-Kun Li, of the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente Northern California, will review studies linking EMF with early pregnancy loss and discuss ongoing studies he is conducting on pregnancy loss. Carlo V. Bellieni, director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Siena University Hospital, Italy, will discuss findings from his recent study quantifying EMF emissions from laptop computers and implications for the developing fetus. Dr. Bellieni will also review his findings on neonatal exposure to EMF in hospital incubators and present a novel approach for lowering exposure to EMF for newborns and their caregivers.
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May 20, 2012May 24, 2012Portland, OR
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International Congress on Environmental Health: Know(ing) the Environment to Protect Human Health (ICEH 2012)International Congress on Environmental Health: Know(ing) the Environment to Protect Human Health (ICEH 2012)
Date: May 29-June 1, 2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Description: This conference will present the most recent technological and scientific developments in the field of environmental health, emphasizing the synthesis of scientific expertise achieved in individual disciplines, namely air pollution, environmental toxicology, food safety, indoor air, occupational health and public health.
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May 29, 2012June 1, 2012Lisbon, Portugal
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The Contribution of Epigenetics in Pediatric Environmental HealthThe Contribution of Epigenetics in Pediatric Environmental Health
Date: May 29-June 1, 2012
Location: San Francisco, CA
Description: The conference will highlight the role of epigenetics in determining the impact of the environment on pediatric disease and children's current and future health. Conference Objectives are 1) to inform the scientific and public community of the rapidly growing science on epigenetic regulation as it relates to pediatrics; 2) to explore the contribution of pediatric environmental exposures to epigenetic regulation and how they vary by exposure, timing and host characteristics, including among disadvantaged populations; 3) to identify research gaps in the epigenetic literature, especially those that relate to characteristics of environmental exposures (dose, timing) and host (diet, age); and 4) to foster collaborations among scientists and the public to conduct research and to translate research findings on epigenetic regulation important to pediatric health outcomes (i.e. the etiology and prevention of abnormal neurodevelopment, asthma/allergy, obesity, endocrine disorders, etc.) to relevant sectors including public health, medical, policy, and business.
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May 29, 2012June 1, 2012San Francisco, CA
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International Congress on Environmental Health: Know(ing) the Environment to Protect Human Health (ICEH 2012)International Congress on Environmental Health: Know(ing) the Environment to Protect Human Health (ICEH 2012)
Date: May 29-June 1, 2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Description: This conference will present the most recent technological and scientific developments in the field of environmental health, emphasizing the synthesis of scientific expertise achieved in individual disciplines, namely air pollution, environmental toxicology, food safety, indoor air, occupational health and public health.
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May 29, 2012June 1, 2012Lisbon, Portugal
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The Contribution of Epigenetics in Pediatric Environmental HealthThe Contribution of Epigenetics in Pediatric Environmental Health
Date: May 29-June 1, 2012
Location: San Francisco, CA
Description: The conference will highlight the role of epigenetics in determining the impact of the environment on pediatric disease and children's current and future health. Conference Objectives are 1) to inform the scientific and public community of the rapidly growing science on epigenetic regulation as it relates to pediatrics; 2) to explore the contribution of pediatric environmental exposures to epigenetic regulation and how they vary by exposure, timing and host characteristics, including among disadvantaged populations; 3) to identify research gaps in the epigenetic literature, especially those that relate to characteristics of environmental exposures (dose, timing) and host (diet, age); and 4) to foster collaborations among scientists and the public to conduct research and to translate research findings on epigenetic regulation important to pediatric health outcomes (i.e. the etiology and prevention of abnormal neurodevelopment, asthma/allergy, obesity, endocrine disorders, etc.) to relevant sectors including public health, medical, policy, and business.
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May 29, 2012June 1, 2012San Francisco, CA
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Children’s Health and the Environment: International Workshop on Research, Policy and PracticeChildren’s Health and the Environment: International Workshop on Research, Policy and Practice
Date: June 28-30, 2012
Location: London, Canada
Description: The two-day workshop will be comprised of a small number of invited papers, interspersed with roundtable and panel discussions, interactive poster sessions, and planned networking opportunities. Optional pre-workshop training sessions will be offered on June 28. The workshop presentations and interactive sessions will be of particular interest to researchers, policymakers, and professionals.
Email: urban@uwo.ca
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June 28, 2012June 30, 2012London, Canada
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School Health Policies and Program Study 2006: Healthy Physical School Environment; CDC's School Health Policies and Programs StudySchool Health Policies and Program Study 2006: Healthy Physical School Environment; CDC's School Health Policies and Programs Study
Date: July 13, 2012
Location: Nationwide
Description: Webinar Sponsor: Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Environmental Health Initiative The speaker will be Sherry Everett Jones, PhD, MPH, JD, FASHA, health scientist in the Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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June 28, 2012June 30, 2012Nationwide
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Philadelphia Diesel Difference Working Group MeetingPhiladelphia Diesel Difference Working Group Meeting
Date: July 19, 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Description: The greater Philadelphia area has an air pollution problem as evidenced by the measured levels of ground level ozone, fine particulate and air toxics. Because there is much evidence indicating diesel emissions as a major contributing factor to this problem, the Philadelphia Diesel Difference Working Group has been formed to help build a coalition of diverse partners with a mutual interest in reducing air pollution from diesel engines in the greater Philadelphia area through voluntary programs and the use of innovative strategies including market-based approaches. It is anticipated that this partnership could deliver significant voluntary reductions in diesel emissions, which cause aggravation of asthma, chronic bronchitis, and lung cancer in humans. Neighborhoods will be cleaner as public health, odors, and visibility improve, giving an improved image to the community. The next work group meeting will be held on Monday, July 19 at DVRPC, located at 190 North Independence Mall West, 8th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Please check in with building security. The meeting will begin promptly at 10 am.
Event Contact: Eric Cheung
Phone: 610-213-5105
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June 28, 2012June 30, 2012Philadelphia, PA
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64th Annual Interstate Environmental Health Seminar64th Annual Interstate Environmental Health Seminar
Date: July 21-23, 2012
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Description: This conference is an opportunity to network with individuals from surrounding states and to learn about current trends, new concepts and ideas in the field of environmental health.
Event Contact: Susan Bowen
Email: BowenSB@dhec.sc.gov
Phone: 843-202-7033
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July 21, 2012July 23, 2012Myrtle Beach, SC
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Household Hazardous Waste and Pesticide CollectionHousehold Hazardous Waste and Pesticide Collection
Date: July 29, 2012
Location: Grand Traverse County, MI
Description: There is no charge (up to 150 lbs.) to Grand Traverse County households and businesses for this service. Accepted material includes oil based paints, automobile fluids, cleaning products, pesticides, batteries, mercury, moth balls, pool chemicals and more... An appointment is required and can be made beginning July 1, 2010. It's easy to make an appointment. Visit www.RecycleSmart.info to create your appointment on-line or call the RecycleSmart Hotline at 231-941-5555.
Event Contact: RecycleSmart Hotline
Phone: 231-941-5555
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July 21, 2012July 23, 2012Grand Traverse County, MI
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Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment (MACCHE) Conference on Children's Health and the EnvironmentMid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment (MACCHE) Conference on Children's Health and the Environment
Date: September 21, 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD
Description: The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (MACCHE) is one of ten pediatric environmental health specialty units in the US. It is based at Children's National Medical Center and serves Washington, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia. MACCHE is funded by the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) through a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At MACCHE, we are dedicated to informing health professionals, parents, caregivers, and concerned citizens about children and their specific needs and risks associated with environmental health. Our team is comprised of Jerome Paulson, MD, Kevin Osterhoudt, MD, and Lauren Gordon.
Event Contact: Jerome Paulson
Email: jpaulson@childrensnational.org
Phone: 202-471-4891
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July 21, 2012July 23, 2012Baltimore, MD
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The Role of Community Health Workers in Asthma Management WebinarThe Role of Community Health Workers in Asthma Management Webinar
Date: December 6, 2012
Description: Community health workers play a critical role in educating and equipping individuals to effectively manage their asthma. Attend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s FREE webinar to learn how leading asthma control programs use community health workers to reduce asthma disparities and improve overall asthma management in their communities. Attend this webinar to: • Better understand the role community health workers play in addressing asthma disparities by bridging cultural gaps and providing culturally appropriate health education. • Learn best practices for mobilizing community resources to incorporate community health workers into asthma interventions. • Hear effective strategies for obtaining reimbursement for the use of community health workers in asthma management programs. • Gain answers to your questions about community health workers and the vital role they play in asthma management. Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 2 – 3 p.m. EST
Email: EPAAsthmaProgram@cadmusgroup.com
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July 21, 2012July 23, 2012Baltimore, MD
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