Appendix A
STATEMENT OF TASK

Major Unit:

Division on Earth and Life Studies

Division, Office, or Board:

Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Board on Life Sciences

Subject Committee:

Communicating Toxicogenomics Information to Nonexperts: A Workshop

Staff Officer Name:

Roberta Wedge (BEST), Marilee Shelton-Davenport (BLS)

Statement of Task:

 

An ad hoc committee will be appointed under the auspices of the standing Committee on Emerging Issues and Data on Environmental Contaminants to plan a 1-2 day workshop on communicating toxicogenomics information. In particular, the workshop will consider communication about toxicogenomics information with the public and other nonexpert audiences (workers, lawyers, health professionals, policy makers); communication surrounding some key social, ethical, and legal issues related to toxicogenomics and its



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Communicating Toxicogenomics Information to Nonexperts: A Workshop Summary Appendix A STATEMENT OF TASK Major Unit: Division on Earth and Life Studies Division, Office, or Board: Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Board on Life Sciences Subject Committee: Communicating Toxicogenomics Information to Nonexperts: A Workshop Staff Officer Name: Roberta Wedge (BEST), Marilee Shelton-Davenport (BLS) Statement of Task:   An ad hoc committee will be appointed under the auspices of the standing Committee on Emerging Issues and Data on Environmental Contaminants to plan a 1-2 day workshop on communicating toxicogenomics information. In particular, the workshop will consider communication about toxicogenomics information with the public and other nonexpert audiences (workers, lawyers, health professionals, policy makers); communication surrounding some key social, ethical, and legal issues related to toxicogenomics and its

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Communicating Toxicogenomics Information to Nonexperts: A Workshop Summary eventual application; and how information related to toxicogenomics research and its social implications may be perceived by nonexperts and used to make decisions about risk. Following the workshop, the committee will prepare a short report of the workshop. This workshop will help identify where and what resources should be applied to improve communication between and among various public sectors and scientists working in toxicogenomics. Sponsor: National Institute of Environmental Health Date of Statement: December 22, 2003