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Translating Science to Policy: Protecting Children's Environmental Health

Event posted by swapna in Environment 4 days ago

03/30/2009 - 09:00

REGISTER NOW!  www.ccceh.org/conference09.html Translating Science to Policy Conference: Protecting Children’s Environmental Health – March 30, 2009. The Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health, in collaboration with its lead community partner, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, is hosting a day-long conference (March 30, 2009) that will focus on three major environmental health concerns affecting children: air pollution, pesticides, and endocrine disruptors in consumer products. The purpose of the conference is to share research findings from the Center and other investigators over the past ten years in these specific areas, discuss interventions stemming from this research that have been implemented in New York City, and identify strategies to advance policies that will reduce and prevent environmentally-related diseases such as asthma, developmental disorders, and cancer in children living in urban communities.

We are excited to announce that Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director of National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), will present as one of our Keynote speakers. We have invited Lisa Jackson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, as another Keynote speaker. The afternoon roundtables will be moderated by Brian Lehrer, of WNYC Radio. The target audience includes researchers, physicians, public health professionals, community-based organizations, policy makers, advocates, and others interested in children’s environmental health across the country.

For more information and to register for this conference, please visit www.ccceh.org/conference09.html .