Presidential Forum
First Environment and Health Symposium
Second AMS Conference on International Cooperation in the Earth System Sciences and Services

Joint Session 20

 Climate-Sensitive Diseases: Dust, Meningitis, and Respiratory Health (Joint between the Presidential Forum, the First Environment and Health Symposium, and the Second AMS Conference on International Cooperation in the Earth System Sciences and Services)
 Chair: Wendy Marie Thomas, AMS, Washington, DC
3:30 PMJ20.3WMO research: Global implications of dust on health  
Len Barrie, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva, Switzerland
3:45 PMJ20.4African dust and emergency pediatric asthma admissions on Barbados  
Edmund Blades, Ministry of Public Health, Barbados, Bridgetown, Barbados
4:00 PMJ20.1Meningitis Environmental Risk Information Technologies (MERIT) program  
Madeleine Thomson, International Research Institute (IRI), Palisades, NY
4:15 PMJ20.2CDC program on Meningitis  
Tom Clark, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA
4:30 PMJ20.5Predictability of the moisture regime associated with the preonset of Sahelian rainfall  extended abstract
Roberto J. Mera, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, DC; and F. H. M. Semazzi
4:45 PMJ20.6Examining vulnerabilities to thunderstorm-associated asthma in Atlanta, Georgia  
Stefanie Ebelt Sarnat, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; and A. Grundstein, M. Klein, J. M. Shepherd, L. Naeher, T. L. Mote, and P. E. Tolbert
5:00 PMJ20.7A retrospective analysis of the association of dust storms and respiratory hospitalizations in El Paso, Texas, using a case-crossover study design  
Yanlei Peng, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX; and J. G. Staniswalis, S. E. Grineski, and T. E. Gill
5:15 PMJ20.8Examining the relationship among meteorology patterns, air pollution and health outcomes for use in assessing climate impacts  
Valerie Garcia, US EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC; and E. Gego, A. M. Wootten, and S. Rao

Tuesday, 19 January 2010: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM, B301

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