Climate-Sensitive Diseases: Dust, Meningitis, and Respiratory Health

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Tuesday, 19 January 2010: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
B301 (GWCC)
Hosts: (Joint between the First Environment and Health Symposium; the Presidential Forum; and the Second AMS Conference on International Cooperation in the Earth System Sciences and Services )
Chair:  Wendy Marie Thomas, AMS Policy Program, AMS, Washington, DC

  3:30 PM
WMO research: Global implications of dust on health
Len Barrie, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva, Switzerland
  3:45 PM
African dust and emergency pediatric asthma admissions on Barbados
Edmund Blades, Ministry of Public Health, Barbados, Bridgetown, Barbados
  4:00 PM
Meningitis Environmental Risk Information Technologies (MERIT) program
Madeleine Thomson, International Research Institute (IRI), Palisades, NY

  4:15 PM
CDC program on Meningitis
Tom Clark, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA

  4:30 PM
  4:45 PM
Examining 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 PM
A 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 PM
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