Meeting

A Workshop to Obtain Input on the Gulf Longterm Followup Study for Oil Spill Cleanup Workers and Volunteers


When: September 22, 2010 (8:00 AM Eastern)
Where: Grand Hyatt-Tampa Bay (Snowy Egret) • 2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL 33607

Topics Public Health, Environmental Health, Select Populations and Health Equity
Activity: Review of the Federal Response to the Health Effects Associated with the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

The committee hosted a public workshop on September 22, 2010 in Tampa, FL, to provide scientific and community feedback on the design and methodology to be used in the NIH GuLF study (Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study for Oil Spill Clean-up Workers and Volunteers).

The draft protocol for the GuLF study that was reviewed by the workshop participants can be found under the attachments link on the right hand side of this page.

Presentation materials from the workshop can be found under the presentations link. Dr. Howard Osofsky, Louisiana State University, provided background information on conducting oil spill-related psychosocial assessments that can be found under the attachments link. 

Additional information about the GuLF study can be found at http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/programs/gulfworkerstudy.cfm

Proceedings from an August 19, 2010 governmental interagency meeting on the GuLF Study and ways to maximize interagency efficiency and effectiveness for research on the health effects from the oil spill can also be found under the attachments link.

If you have any questions about this workshop, you may contact us via email: oilspillhealth@nas.edu

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