Clear Your Schedule for These Events
AIHce 2008 events will include a mix of old favorites and new. Here are a few worth noting:
Unsolved IH Mysteries
This always popular program is sure to sell out again this year. Taking place Monday, June 2, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and hosted by John Seiber, CIH, CSP, of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, this event presents real IH case studies--including all data and circumstances--and allows participant teams to work together to come up with potential remedies. Afterward, Seiber will give an explanation of the actual solution that occurred.
NIOSH Field Evaluations and Response Vehicle
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the vision for the NIOSH Field Evaluations and Response Vehicle was brought to life as a result of NIOSH investigators' responses to both the World Trade Center disaster and the anthrax attacks of 2001. Reflecting on these events, investigators envisioned a mobile vehicle that could serve several essential field functions: an on-site base of operations, an improved method of shipping equipment to the work site, and a means for on-site materials organization. The vehicle will be stationed on the expo floor.
Occupational Health Impact of the World Trade Center Disaster: Lessons Learned
NIOSH is not the only entity that has tried to learn all it can from the 9/11 attacks. On such example will be the Wednesday, June 4, General Session keynote, titled "Occupational Health Impact of the World Trade Center Disaster: Lessons Learned." Robin Herbert, MD, director of the World Trade Center Medical Monitoring Program Data and Coordination Center, will share lessons learned from studying the diagnosis and treatment of more than 19,000 patient examinations of WTC responders and will discuss its broader implications for ensuring the occupational health of emergency responders in the future.