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"Mercury: Medical and Public Health Issues"

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Symposium Dates:
April 28 - 30, 2004

Symposium Location:
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina Exit Disclaimer
700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33602
Transportation from the Tampa International Airport to hotel

Symposium Overview:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has joined with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and several medical/public health associations to provide a state-of-the-art program on the medical and public health aspects of mercury exposure. This symposium will bring together members of the healthcare, scientific, public health and environmental professions. Participants will improve their understanding of how the medical, public health and environmental communities can better communicate on mercury-related issues and assist practitioners in better advising their patients on mercury exposures.

Symposium Steering Committee
Laina Bush, MBA – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Kathryn Mahaffey, PhD – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Henry Anderson, MD – Wisconsin Division of Public Health; representing Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
David Bellinger, PhD, MSc – Harvard Medical School
Thomas Burke, PhD, MPH – Johns Hopkins University
Barry Dickinson, PhD – American Medical Association
Ruth Etzel, MD, PhD – George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services; representing American College of Preventive Medicine
Spencer Garrett, MS – U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Lynn Goldman, MD, MPH – Johns Hopkins University; representing American Public Health Association
Barbara Sattler, RN, DrPH, FAAN -- University of Maryland School of Nursing; representing American Nurses Association
Michael Shannon, MD, MPH – Children's Hospital of Harvard University; representing American Academy of Pediatrics
James VanDerslice, PhD – Washington State Department of Health

Symposium Organizer:
Catherine Bodurow, MSPH – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Symposium Staff:
Miriam Helou – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Student Intern)

Sponsoring Agencies:

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Inquiries about the Symposium can be directed to mercury.symposium@epa.gov


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