Meeting

Assessing the Human Health Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: An Institute of Medicine Workshop


When: June 22, 2010 - June 23, 2010 (8:00 AM Eastern)
Where: Hotel Monteleone (Queen Anne Ballroom) • 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Topics Public Health, Environmental Health, Food and Nutrition
Activity: Assessing the Human Health Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Board: HMD Executive Office

On June 22nd and 23rd, the IOM hosted Assessing the Human Health Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: An Institute of Medicine Workshop in New Orleans, LA. During the first day's sessions, speakers and panelists discussed the potential adverse health effects for humans stemming from the oil spill for various populations. The second day’s sessions explored current monitoring activities, the types of research methods and data sources currently available, and questions to consider when developing short- and long-term surveillance and monitoring systems.

A summary of the workshop is now available.

Video Highlight: Welcome Remarks by Harvey V. Fineberg, President, IOM


Webcast: The complete webcast of the meeting is available online.

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