June 17, 2010 5:43 AM
The Institute of Medicine, an independent, nonprofit advisory group for researchers, government agencies and scientists, will hold a free workshop in New Orleans to explore public health issues resulting from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The workshop, “Assessing the Human Health Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill,” is scheduled from June 22–23 at the Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St. in the French Quarter. Dr. Maureen Lichtveld, Freeport McMoRan Chair of Environmental Policy for Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, is one of the event’s organizers.
Today (June 17) is the deadline to register for the conference. The agenda and registration information are available online.
“The workshop draws on the best scientific expertise available to examine a broad range of short- and long-term health issues that may result from the oil spill,” Lichtveld says.
She says that the workshop will be an important opportunity for Tulane researchers who will be studying the public health implications of the disaster. Those who cannot attend may watch a video webcast.
The agenda includes sessions that will:
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