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 Director

 

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 California (via phone)

 

2:45–3:30

Discussion

3:30

Adjourn Open Session



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