Appendix A
Agendas for Information-Gathering Meetings

Meeting 1

March 8–9, 2007


The Keck Center of the National Academies

500 Fifth Street, N.W.

Washington, DC


Thursday, March 8, 2007

10:00 a.m.

Introductory Remarks

David Savitz, Ph.D.

Chair, Committee on Making Best Use of the Agent Orange Exposure Reconstruction Model

 

Introductions by committee members and meeting attendees

10:15 a.m.

Study Context and Goals, Sponsor Perspective

Mark Brown, Ph.D.

Director, Environmental Agents Service

Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

 

An Introduction to VA Data Resources Relevant to Use of the Exposure Model

 

Discussion



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Appendix A Agendas for Information-Gathering Meetings Meeting 1 March 8–9, 2007 The Keck Center of the National Academies 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, DC Thursday, March 8, 2007 10:00 a.m. Introductory Remarks David Savitz, Ph.D. Chair, Committee on Making Best Use of the Agent Orange Exposure Reconstruction Model Introductions by committee members and meeting attendees 10:15 a.m. Study Context and Goals, Sponsor Perspective Mark Brown, Ph.D. Director, Environmental Agents Service Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs An Introduction to VA Data Resources Relevant to Use of the Exposure Model Discussion 

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 PROXIMITY-BASED HERBICIDE EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT 11:00 a.m. An Overview of the Agent Orange Exposure Reconstruction Model Jeanne Mager Stellman, Ph.D. Steven Stellman, Ph.D., M.P.H. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Discussion 12:30 p.m. Working lunch in meeting room 1:15 p.m. Additional discussion of the exposure assessment model as needed 1:45 p.m. The Work of the Joint Services Records Research Center Donald Hakenson Director, Joint Services Records Research Center Discussion 2:15 p.m. General discussion 3:00 p.m. Opportunity for public comment 4:00 p.m. Adjourn open session Meeting 2 April 30–May 1, 2007 The Keck Center of the National Academies 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, DC Monday, April 30, 2007 1:30 p.m. Introductory Remarks David Savitz, Ph.D. Chair, Committee on Making Best Use of the Agent Orange Exposure Reconstruction Model Introductions by committee members and meeting attendees

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 APPENDIX A 1:45 p.m. VA Data Resources Relevant to Use of the Agent Orange Exposure Model Han Kang, Ph.D. Director, Environmental Epidemiology Service Director, War-Related Injury and Illness Study Center Department of Veterans Affairs Discussion 2:30 p.m. Review of the CDC Agent Orange Exposure Index and Validation Study Thomas H. Sinks, Ph.D. Deputy Director, National Center for Environmental Health/ATSDR Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Discussion 3:15 p.m. Accessing Military Unit Records at the College Park Archives Richard Boylan National Archives and Records Administration Discussion 3:45 p.m. Accessing Service Member Personnel Records via the IOM Medical Follow-up Agency William Page, Ph.D., and Harriet Crawford, B.S. Institute of Medicine Medical Follow-up Agency Discussion 4:15 p.m. General discussion 4:30 p.m. Adjourn open session Tuesday, May 1, 2007 8:30 a.m. Introductory Remarks David Savitz, Ph.D. Chair, Committee on Making Best Use of the Agent Orange Exposure Reconstruction Model

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 PROXIMITY-BASED HERBICIDE EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT 8:45 a.m. Environmental Fate of TCDD: Relationships to Human Exposure in Vietnam Alvin L. Young, Ph.D. Visiting Professor, Institute for Science and Public Policy The University of Oklahoma John P. Giesy, Ph.D. Canada Research Chair in Environmental Toxicology University of Saskatchewan Discussion 9:30 a.m. Michigan’s Dioxin Exposure Study: Findings of Interest for Agent Orange Exposure Assessment David H. Garabrant, M.D., M.P.H. Professor, Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology The University of Michigan School of Public Health Discussion 10:00 a.m. Perspectives on Agent Orange Exposure Reconstruction in Vietnam Marie Haring Sweeney, Ph.D., M.P.H. Chief, Surveillance Branch Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations & Field Studies National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Discussion 10:45 a.m. Points to Consider When Evaluating the Stellman Model John H. Ross, Ph.D., DABT Director, Environmental Sciences Infoscientific.com, Inc. Michael E. Ginevan, Ph.D. M.E. Ginevan & Associates Discussion 11:15 a.m. General discussion 11:45 a.m. Adjourn open session

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 APPENDIX A Meeting 3 June 13–14, 2007 The Keck Center of the National Academies 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, DC Wednesday, June 13, 2007 1:30 p.m. Introductory Remarks David A. Savitz, Ph.D. Chair, Committee on Making Best Use of the Agent Orange Exposure Reconstruction Model Introductions by committee members and meeting attendees 1:35 p.m. Demonstration of the Agent Orange Exposure Reconstruction Model and Advice on Tracking Units Jeanne Mager Stellman, Ph.D. Steven Stellman, Ph.D., M.P.H. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Discussion 2:40 p.m. Adjourn open session Thursday, June 14, 2007 8:30 a.m. Introductory Remarks David A. Savitz, Ph.D. Chair, Committee on Making Best Use of the Agent Orange Exposure Reconstruction Model 8:35 a.m. Perspectives from the IOM Committee on the Assessment of Wartime Exposure to Herbicides in Vietnam David J. Tollerud, M.D., M.P.H. Professor and Chair Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences University of Louisville, School of Public Health & Information Sciences

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 PROXIMITY-BASED HERBICIDE EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT Discussion 10:00 a.m. Adjourn open session