Meeting

Preparing for a Rapid Response to Major Marine Oil Spills: A Workshop on Research Needs to Protect the Health and Well-being of Communities


When: August 2, 2017 - August 3, 2017 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Where: National Academy of Sciences Building (Lecture Room) • 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418

Topics Public Health, Environmental Health
Activity: Preparing for a Rapid Response to Major Offshore Oil Spills: A Workshop on Research Needs to Protect the Health and Well-being of Communities
Board: Board on Health Sciences Policy

On August 2-3, 2017, the Health and Medicine Division and the Gulf Research Project will host a public workshop in Washington, DC

Overall objectives include:

  1. Explore key research needs and other opportunities (e.g., collection of environmental, social, health data) for improving public health response and protection during and after oil spills (including physical, mental, and social aspects of health and well-being);
  2. Inform the design of a rapid response “workshop-in-a-box” and other activities (as needed) that would be available should there be an offshore oil spill of national significance.

Workshop specific objectives are to:

  1. Explore key research needs and other opportunities (e.g., collection of environmental, social, health data) for improving public health response and protection during and after oil spills (including physical, mental, and social aspects of health and well-being);
  2. Discuss opportunities to work within the existing oil spill response framework to improve protection of the health and well-being of communities impacted by spills, and other approaches that could complement official response activities;
  3. Inform discussions about how the Gulf Research Program and other units of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine can support these efforts before, during, and after an oil spill response; and
  4. Foster improved connections between oil spill practitioners, public health, and disaster research communities and leaders from communities impacted by oil spills.

 

A draft of the workshop agenda and registration link are available on this page.

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