Appendix A

Agendas of Public Meetings Held by the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Eighth Biennial Update)

FIRST PUBLIC MEETING

Monday, September 27, 2010
Keck Center, Room 105
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Presentations

Welcome; Goals and Conduct of the Public Meeting; Introduction of Committee
Mary Walker, Committee Chair

Charge to the Committee
Victoria Cassano, MD, US Department of Veterans Affairs

IOM Veterans and Agent Orange Reports: A Brief History
David Butler, PhD, Institute of Medicine

Clinical Observations Concerning Autoimmune Conditions in Veterans
Margaret Kruckemeyer, RN/ARNP-C, Rehab Nurse Practitioner, Dayton VA Medical Center



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Appendix A Agendas of Public Meetings Held by the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Eighth Biennial Update) FIRST PUBLIC MEETING Monday, September 27, 2010 Keck Center, Room 105 500 Fifth Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 Presentations • Welcome; Goals and Conduct of the Public Meeting; Introduction of Committee Mary Walker, Committee Chair • Charge to the Committee Victoria Cassano, MD, US Department of Veterans Affairs • IOM Veterans and Agent Orange Reports: A Brief History David Butler, PhD, Institute of Medicine • Clinical Observations Concerning Autoimmune Conditions in Veterans Margaret Kruckemeyer, RN/ARNP-C, Rehab Nurse Practitioner, Dayton VA Medical Center 773

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774 VETERANS AND AGENT ORANGE: UPDATE 2010 • Autoimmune Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) following Extensive Exposure to Agent Orange during Service on Guam MSgt LeRoy G. Foster, Ret USAF • Activities Involving the Vietnamese Population Vaughan C. Turekian, PhD, Chief International Officer, AAAS and representative to US–Vietnam Dialogue Group on Agent Orange/Dioxin • Speaking on Behalf of Vietnam Veterans Rick Weidman, Executive Director for Policy and Government Affairs, Vietnam Veterans of America SECOND PUBLIC MEETING Thursday, November 4, 2010 Hotel Allegro 171 West Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601 Presentations • Welcome; Goals and Conduct of the Public Meeting; Introduction of Committee Mary Walker, Committee Chair • Parkinson Disease Steve Fiscus Mike Trok • Oxidative Stress: Parkinson Disease and Birth Defects Alan Oates, US Military Veterans with Parkinson Disease • Birth Defects in Offspring of a Father Who Served in the Republic of Vietnam (besides Spina Bifida) John Michel, Military Order of the Purple Heart • Problems Faced by Grandchildren of Vietnam Veterans Ray Parrish • Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Robert Macfarlane

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775 APPENDIX A • My Husband’s Story Presented by Bob Macfarlane on behalf of Lillian Mooradian • MDS and Agent Orange Presented by Bob Macfarlane on behalf of Douglas Nelson • My MDS and VA Larry Sauger • Classification of MDS as a Cancer in Vietnam-Era Veterans John Herbert • Thyroid Risk and Agent Orange Roger McGill, Vietnam Veteran • Personal Health Lupe Alviar, Jr., Vietnam Veterans of America • Experience with Inter-Related Health Issues Due to Dioxin Exposure Kurtis Borre • What Are the Effects of Agent Orange on a Three-Tour Veteran? Ronald Mattox THIRD PUBLIC MEETING Thursday, December 16, 2010 Hotel Andaluz 125 2nd Street, NW Albuquerque, NM 87102 Presentations • Welcome; Goals and Conduct of the Public Meeting; Introduction of Committee Mary Walker, Committee Chair • Research Activities Concerning Herbicide Contamination in Vietnam and Health of the Vietnamese Population Arnie Schecter • Glioblastomas and Herbicide Exposure Eileen Whitacre Perkins

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776 VETERANS AND AGENT ORANGE: UPDATE 2010 FOURTH PUBLIC MEETING Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Wyndham Phoenix 50 East Adams Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 Presentations • Welcome; Goals and Conduct of the Public Meeting; Introduction of Committee Mary Walker, Committee Chair • My Husband’s Alzheimer’s Jan Hughes • Questions and Discussion with Paul Enright Paul Enright, University of Arizona–Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health