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Meeting Agendas

INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL


Committee for the Review of the NIOSH Research Roadmap on Asbestos and Other Mineral Fibers

First Meeting

January 15–16, 2009

Keck Center of the National Academies

500 5th Street, N.W.

Room 105

Washington, DC

AGENDA

Goals for the First Committee Meeting:

  1. Introduce committee members to each other and to the National Academies

  2. Conduct the bias and conflict-of-interest discussion

  3. Hold open session with representatives of the sponsoring agency and other speakers to understand the background and context for this study

  4. Agree on study charge and approach to the task

  5. Plan workshop

  6. Discuss a framework for conducting the study; develop report outline and work plan



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A Meeting Agendas INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL Committee for the Review of the NIOSH Research Roadmap on Asbestos and Other Mineral Fibers First Meeting January 15–16, 2009 Keck Center of the National Academies 500 5th Street, N.W. Room 105 Washington, DC AGENDA Goals for the First Committee Meeting: 1. Introduce committee members to each other and to the National Academies 2. Conduct the bias and conflict-of-interest discussion 3. Hold open session with representatives of the sponsoring agency and other speakers to understand the background and context for this study 4. Agree on study charge and approach to the task 5. Plan workshop 6. Discuss a framework for conducting the study; develop report outline and work plan 87

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88 REVIEW OF NIOSH ROADMAP Thursday, January 15, 2009 — Open Session 11:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Alan Nelson, Committee Chair Sponsor’s Charge to the Committee and Background Information Lewis Wade, Senior Science Advisor, Office of the Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) David Weissman, Director, NIOSH Division of Respiratory Disease Studies Paul Middendorf, Senior Scientist, NIOSH Office of the Di- rector Discussion 12:30 p.m. Lunch 1:15 Overview of the Major Issues and Context of the Study 1:15–1:30 Mineralogy—Terminology Greg Meeker, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 1:30–1:45 Mineralogy—Analytics Ann Wylie, University of Maryland 1:45–2:15 Discussion 2:15–2:30 Toxicology Morton Lippmann, New York University 2:30–2:45 Epidemiology Jonathan Samet, University of Southern Califor- nia (via phone) 2:45–3:30 Discussion 3:30 Adjourn Open Session

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89 APPENDIX A INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL Workshop on the NIOSH Research Roadmap on Asbestos Fibers and Other Elongated Mineral Particles Second Meeting Monday, March 30, 2009 Lecture Room National Academy of Sciences 2100 C Street, N.W. Washington, DC AGENDA Questions for Discussion: • Is the NIOSH Research Roadmap document consistent with the state of scientific understanding of the relevant toxicity, occupa- tional exposures, epidemiology, and sampling or analytical methods? • What are the future research directions needed to clarify the rela- tionship between health effects and the physiochemical charac- teristics (e.g., mineralogy, morphology, dimensions, surface properties) of elongated mineral particles? What changes are needed in the Roadmap document to address these research di- rections? 8:00 a.m. Welcome Alan Nelson, Committee Chair 8:15 Panel 1: Toxicology Moderator, Thomas Hei 8:15–8:45 Panel Presentations Thomas Hesterberg, Navistar Brooke Mossman, University of Vermont Ron Dodson, Dodson Environmental Consulting, Inc. 8:45–9:30 Discussion

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90 REVIEW OF NIOSH ROADMAP 9:30 a.m. Panel 2: Mineralogy Moderator, Karin Hoal 9:30–10:00 Panel Presentations James Webber, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health Geoffrey Plumlee, U.S. Geological Survey Mickey Gunter, University of Idaho 10:00–10:45 Discussion 10:45 Break 11:00 Panel 3: Epidemiology and Exposure Assessment Moderator, Patrick Breysse 11:00–11:30 Panel Presentations Laura Welch, Center for Construction Research and Training John Cherrie, Institute of Occupational Medicine James Weeks, Johns Hopkins University 11:30–12:15 Discussion 12:15 p.m. Lunch 1:00 Panel 4: Perspectives from Federal Agencies Moderator, Robert Gibbons 1:00–1:30 Panel Presentations Mark Wesolowski, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Danielle DeVoney, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Dan Crane, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 1:30–2:15 Discussion 2:15 Public Comment—Registered Speakers (3 minutes per speaker) Moderator, Alan Nelson

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91 APPENDIX A Mark Ellis, Industrial Minerals Association North America Randy Rabinowitz, American Association of Justice William Ford, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association Jonathan Ruckdeschel, Ruckdeschel Law Firm Frank Ehrenfeld, International Asbestos Testing Laboratories Noor Jehan, University of Peshawa Roger McClellan, Toxicology and Human Health Risk Analysis Adel Abrams, American Society of Safety Engineers 3:30 Adjourn Open Session INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL Committee for the Review of the NIOSH Research Roadmap on Asbestos and Other Elongated Mineral Particles Third Meeting May 28–29, 2009 The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center 100 Academy Way Irvine, California AGENDA Goals for the Third Committee Meeting: 1. Discuss draft report text and identify areas for further revisions 2. Decide on the committee’s conclusions and recommendations 3. Discuss steps to complete the report; discuss report review CLOSED SESSION

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