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Environmental Influences
on Neurodevelopment:

Translating the Emerging Science into Public Health Policy

Co-sponosored by
The Autism Society of America and
The Collaborative on Health and the Environment's
Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative

During these workshops, national experts from diverse sectors highlighted the latest research on associations between environmental exposures and early neurodevelopment as well as the implications for prevention-based public health policy. This meeting was intended to catalyze cross-discipline discussions among leaders in environmental, experimental and epidemiologic fields as well as those involved in public policy and environmental health advocacy. 

Workshops were open to the public. Faculty, students, policy makers, and others concerned with environmental influences on neurodevelopment and public health were particularly encouraged to attend.


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January 12, 2012

Location: UCLA, California - California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
Time: noon - 5:00 pm


Note: This workshop is also co-sponsored by the UCLA School of Public Health.

Featured speakers:
Linda Birnbaum, PhD, DABT, ATS, Director, National Institute on
Environmental Health

Richard Denison, PhD, Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
Download presentation (PDF): What's Up with TSCA Reform

Brenda Eskenazi, PhD, Director, Children’s Center for Environmental
Health, University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD, MPH, Professor and Chief, Division of
Environmental and Occupational Health, UCDavis
Update 1/10/12: Rebecca J. Schmidt, MS, PhD, University of California Davis, will speak in place of Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD, MPH who unfortunately cannot join the workshop.
Download presentation (PDF): Autism and the Environment: State of the Science

Peggy Honein, PhD, MPH, National Center on Birth Defects

Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Environmental Health
Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health

Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH, Child & Family Research Institute, British
Columbia Children’s Hospital and Simon Fraser University
Download presentation (PDF): The Truth about Toxins: What Parents and Health Professionals Should Know to Protect Chidlren from Environmental Toxins

Timothy Malloy, JD, Faculty Director, UCLA Sustainable Technology and
Policy Program
Download presentation (PDF): Principled Prevention

Elise Miller, MEd, CHE Director, Workshop Facilitator

November 15, 2011

Children's Health: Environmental Contributors to Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

: Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Austin, Texas
Time: noon - 5:00 pm

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Note: This workshop was also co-sponsored by the Children's Environmental Health Initiative, a research, education, and outreach program committed to fostering environments where all children can prosper at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, and Children's Optimal Health, a collective leadership initiative to ensure that every child in Central Texas becomes a healthy, productive adult engaged in his or her community.

Featured speakers:
Claudia Miller, MD, MS, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Download presentation (PDF)

David Baskin, MD, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute Program (invited)

Richard Finnell, PhD, Dell Children's Medical Center
Download presentation (PDF)

Suruchi Chandra, MD, True Health Medical Center
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Jane Ripperger-Suhler, MD, UT Southwestern at Seton Family of Hospitals, Austin
Download presentation (PDF)

Anna Penn Hundley, MEd, Autism Treatment Center of Texas
Download presentation (PDF)

Donna Ferullo, Autism Society of America
Download presentation (PDF)

November 2, 2011

Location: Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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: This workshop was held on the final day of the 27th Annual Neurotoxicology Conference: Environmentally Triggered Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Visit the conference webpage for more details.

Featured speakers:
Sue Shantz, PhD, University of Illinois

Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital

Richard Denison, PhD, Environmental Defense Fund and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families

Beth Mettersmith, MomsRising

Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina (invited)

Donna Ferullo, Autism Society of America

Elise Miller, MEd, Collaborative on Health and the Environment


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