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"Protecting Children's Health for a Lifetime: Environmental Health Research Meets Clinical Practice and Public Policy" Conference on October 19-20th, 2010 in Washington DC

Protecting Children's Health for a Lifetime: Environmental Health Research Meets Clinical Practice and Public Policy bannerDuring Children's Health Month, researchers, clinicians, federal government staff and scientists, representatives of professional organizations and other participants will convene to explore the interplay between research, clinical applications, and policy implications in the field of children's environmental health. The meeting, "Protecting Children's Health for a Lifetime: Environmental Health Research Meets Clinical Practice and Public Policy, will take place at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Washington DC on October 19th and 20th, 2010.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development and Office of Children's Health Protection; The Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; and the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics are working together on this meeting to sponsor and celebrate the past, present and future of the Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (Children's Centers) program, the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) North American network and to discuss recent developments in children's environmental health.

This meeting will feature the expertise of the Children's Centers, the PEHSUs, scientists from federal agencies and others through interdisciplinary presentations and discussions that explore connections between research findings, clinical and community practice, and child protective policies. Speakers also will discuss approaches for communicating with the scientific community and for sharing research findings and technical information with parents and the public. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh are scheduled to speak as part of the program. The meeting is open to the public and we are planning for approximately 200 participants.

For more information and to register:
http://www.epa.gov/ncer/events/news/2010/10_19_10_calendar.html

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Centers Funded by Epa and NIEHS

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