Georges Benjamin, M.D., FACP, Executive Director, American Public Health Association

10:15 a.m.

Short- and Long-Term Environmental Health Concerns in the Gulf Coast Region


Howard Frumkin, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.


National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

10:35 a.m.

Protecting the Workers During Cleanup and Rebuilding


Max Kiefer, M.S.

Assistant Director

Emergency Response and Preparedness

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

10:55 a.m.

Cleanup, Exposure Guidelines, and Environmental Policy During Disasters: Lessons Taken from the Aftermath of the WTC


Paul Lioy, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental and Community Medicine

Associate Director of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute

Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine

Rutgers University

11:15 a.m.

Panel Discussion with Speakers from the Session


What are the ongoing needs and priorities based on the current assessments?

How is this information being coordinated across agencies?

How is input from the private sector and community groups being engaged?

What strategies need to be implemented as information continues to evolve?

Where can coordination be improved?

11:30 a.m.

Audience Discussion

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