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Review of Report and Approach to Evaluating Long-Term Health Effects in Army Test Subjects (2018)

Chapter: Appendix B: Public Agenda for First Committee Meeting

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Public Agenda for First Committee Meeting." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Review of Report and Approach to Evaluating Long-Term Health Effects in Army Test Subjects. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25065.
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Appendix B

Public Agenda for First Committee Meeting

COMMITTEE TO REVIEW REPORT ON
LONG-TERM HEALTH EFFECTS ON ARMY TEST SUBJECTS

First Meeting: November 30, 2017
Keck Center, Room 206
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC

10:30 Welcome, Introductions, Process for Open Session
Ivan Rusyn, Chair
10:40 Statement of Task and the Army’s Expectations
Coleen Baird, Division Chief, Environmental Medicine, U.S. Army Public Health Center
12:30 Break
1:15 Veterans Perspectives on the Literature Review and Analysis
Rick Weidman, Executive Director for Policy & Government Affairs, Vietnam Veterans of America
2:00 Weight-of-Evidence Approaches to Characterize Associations and Practical Guidance for Addressing Multiple Chemicals and End Points
Jonathan Samet, Dean, Colorado School of Public Health (via teleconference)
2:45 Break
3:00 Best Practices in Hazard Identification
Weihsueh Chiu, Professor, Texas A&M University (via teleconference)
3:45 Open Microphone for Public Comment
Each speaker has a maximum time limit of 5 minutes. Accompanying written materials are encouraged.
4:15 Adjourn Public Session
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Public Agenda for First Committee Meeting." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Review of Report and Approach to Evaluating Long-Term Health Effects in Army Test Subjects. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25065.
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Between 1942 and 1975, the U.S. Army conducted tests on human subjects to study the effects of a variety of agents, including chemical warfare agents, biological agents, medications, vaccines, and other substances. The tests investigated the immediate or short-term health effects from acute exposure to understand vulnerabilities to attack. Whether the exposures could have resulted in long-term health consequences to the test subjects has been assessed periodically, and the Army is required to notify subjects of information relating to potential health effects associated with exposure to the test agents. Most recently, a 2016 court injunction directed the Army to provide test subjects with new information about potential long-term health effects associated with their exposures, and to provide medical care if an injury or illness could be attributed to their participation in an Army chemical or biological testing program. In support of the first requirement, the Army contracted a report, Assessment of Potential Long-Term Health Effects on Army Human Test Subjects of Relevant Biological and Chemical Agents, Drugs, Medications and Substances: Literature Review and Analysis (the Report), to determine whether new information published since 2006 should be provided to the veterans.

At the request of the Army, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine formed an ad hoc committee that was tasked with conducting an independent review of the Report. The committee assessed whether the Report appropriately identified potential long-term health effects that could have resulted from test exposures using an adequate weight-of-evidence approach. The general approach for evaluating agent- and outcome-specific associations as outlined in the Army Memorandum was also reviewed. An interim report of its overarching findings and their supporting evidence was prepared in February 2018. This final report provides additional detail about the basis of the committee’s findings and recommendations. No new findings or recommendations have been added to this report.

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