Conference Agenda

Thursday, February 1, 2007

8 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9 am

Keynote Address: Environment and Health: An Intimate Connection

  • Howard Frumkin, Director, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  Video --- Transcript --- PowerPoint Presentation

10 am

Plenary Roundtable – Strong Connections

Case examples showing the connections among environmental quality, wildlife health and human health.

  • Avian Flu – Steven Salzberg, Ph.D., Horvitz Professor of Computer Science and Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Arsenic – Joe Graziano, Associate Dean, Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University
  • Cholera – Rita Colwell, Honorary Chairman, Canon U.S. Life Sciences and Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University
  • Climate change– Jonathan Patz, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies and Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Moderator: Rita Colwell, Honorary Chairman, Canon U.S. Life Sciences and Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University 

11 am


Plenary Roundtable – Systems Thinking

Facilitated discussion with moderator about root causes, threats, drivers for unhealthy outcomes, stressors and topical issues

  • Milt Friend, Director Emeritus, USGS National Wildlife Health Center
  • Audrey Chapman, Healey Memorial Chair in the Medical Humanities and Bioethics, University of Connecticut Health Center
  • Larry Murillo, One Sky Center, Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Francesca T. Grifo, Senior Scientist and Director, Scientific Integrity Program

Moderator: Bernard Goldstein, Dean Emeritus, School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh

12:15 pm


Book Signing: URBAN SPRAWL AND PUBLIC HEALTH Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy CommunitiesHoward Frumkin

Film: The Beloved Community, Pamela Calvert

5 pm

Breakout Sessions (concurrent)  - There will be specific case studies for each theme

  • Decisionmaking in the Real World 
  • Guiding and Fostering Multi-disciplinary Research 
  • Expanding Understanding: Information, Education and Communication 

View draft recommendations here

5:30 pm

NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award

 Theo Colborn, President, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange    Transcript

 Herbert Needleman, Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh    School of Medicine





6 pm

7th John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture on Science and the Environment 
Larry Brilliant, Executive Director,

Video -- Report

7 pm       



Friday, February 2, 2007

8 am

Continental Breakfast

9 am

Plenary Lecture: The Environment and Health: Developing Solutions

10 am

Symposia – 5 Concurrent Sessions

12:00 pm

Buffet Lunch (with youth mentoring tables)

Book Signing: LIVES PER GALLON The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction, Terry Tamminen  

1:30 pm

Plenary Roundtable – One World, One Health, One Science, One Education

Moderator: Richard Joseph Jackson, MD MPH, Adjunct Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health


  • Val Beasley, Professor of Veterinary, Wildlife, and Ecological Toxicology, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Christopher Portier, Director, Office of Risk Assessment Research, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH
  • John Warner, Director, Center for Green Chemistry, and Professor, Plastics Engineering,University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  • Lloyd Pinkham, Middle School Teacher, Union Gap, Washington and member of Native American Academy

2:45 pm

Plenary Roundtable – Healthy People, Healthy Planet: From Evidence to Action

Moderator: Peter Dykstra, Executive Producer, CNN 


  • Mary Nichols , Director, University of California- Los Angeles Institute for the Environment
  • Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
  • Arthur Gibson, Vice-President, Environment, Health, and Safety, Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • Terry Tamminen, Special Advisor for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, author of “Lives Per Gallon: The True Costs of Our Oil Addiction”

4 pm