Symposium on Cumulative Impacts and Children's Environmental Health

January 16-17 2013 | Coastal Hearing Room | Cal EPA | 1001 I St | Sacramento California

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Final Agenda

Wednesday January 16 2013

9:00 Welcome and introductions.   George Alexeeff, PhD. Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

9:10 Session I: Emerging Research Relevant to Cumulative Impacts and Children's Environmental Health. Moderator: Mark Miller, MD, MPH.

Impacts of Multiple Environmental, Chemical, and Non-Chemical Stressors on Lung Development and Urban Asthma --  Rosalind J. Wright, MD, MPH. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.

Cumulative Impacts of Chemical and Non-Chemical Stressors on the Brain -- Deborah A. Cory-Slechta, PhD. University of Rochester School of Medicine.

The Exposome and Early Life Exposures -- Martyn T. Smith, PhD. Professor of Toxicology. University of California, Berkeley.

11:45  Lunch (on your own)

1:00    Session II: Considering Cumulative Impacts for Children: Perspectives from Children's Environmental Health Research Centers.
Moderator: Lauren Zeise, PhD. OEHHA.

Application of a Cumulative Impact Framework to Understand Environmental Exposures and Social Stressors in an Agricultural Community -- Asa Bradman, PhD MPH. Center for Environmental Research for Children's Health.

Current State of the Evidence on Environmental Exposures and Autism -- Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD. MIND Institute, University of California Davis

Integrating Temporal and Systems Based Models for Detecting Cumulative Impacts: Lessons Learned from the Pacific Northwest Children's Health Research Center --     Elaine M. Faustman, PhD. Professor, University of Washington

Approaches to Considering Cumulative Exposures for Children -- Todd Whitehead, PhD. Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment, University of California, Berkeley

Identifying Cumulative Exposures to Chemicals in Pregnant Women: What Does It Mean?-- Tracey Woodruff, PhD MPH. Professor, UCSF

4:30    Adjourn

Thursday January 17

9:00      Welcome

9:10    Session III. Cumulative Metrics and Findings for Children: Air Pollution. Moderator: Melanie Marty, PhD. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.

9:10 New Findings from the Children's Health and Air Pollution Study (CHAPS)

Multi-pollutant Exposures and Pre-Term Birth --  Amy Padula, PhD. Stanford University

The Effect of Chronic Exposure to PAHs on Lung Function in Children -- John Balmes, MD. UCB and UCSF.

9:45  Urban Air Pollution and Childhood Respiratory Health: Burden of Disease and Cumulative Impacts -- Rob S. McConnell, MD. Professor of Preventive Medicine, USC.

10:15     Discussion among Participants

10:45     Session IV:  Decision Makers:  How Do We Address Cumulative Impacts for Children?  Moderator: Amy D Kyle, PhD MPH.  UC Berkeley.

Comments from Discussants:
o Rachel Morello-Frosch, PhD MPH. Professor, UC Berkeley.
o Joseph K. Lyou, PhD. President and CEO, Coalition for Clean Air, LA.
o Gina Solomon, MD MPH. Deputy Secretary for Science and Health, Cal EPA
o Bonnie Holmes-Gen. American Lung Association, Sacramento.

Discussion and Comments from All Participants: Identifying Future Directions

12:00    Wrap up

12:30    Adjourn


Logos from sponsoring entities -- CIRCLE, OEHHA, UCSF PEHSU, NIEHS, US EPA

BACKGROUND and ADVANCE METING MATERIALS -- Background information about cumulative impacts and children's environmental health and advance meeting materials are posted here.

GOALS AND SPONSORS -- Meeting objectives, organizing group and sponsoring organizations are posted here.

WEBCAST -- This symposium was webcast by our partners at the California Environmental Protection Agency.

VIDEOS -- The presentations will be recorded and posted at this web site and on YouTube this spring. If you want to be notified when they are available, send a request to: