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Project Title: Management of Legionella in Water Systems

PIN: DELS-WSTB-16-02         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Health and Medicine Division

Sub Unit:
Board on Life Sciences
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Water Science and Technology Board

Ehlers, Laura

Subject/Focus Area:
Environment and Environmental Studies

Management of Legionella in Water Systems
February 8, 2018 - February 9, 2018
The National Academy of Sciences
Room 125
2101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20418

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If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Remy Chappetta
Phone: 202-334-2766


Agenda (Subject to Change)

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

10:45 Doors Open

11:00–11:15 Introductions and Review of Meeting Agenda
Joan Rose, Chair, Michigan State University

11:15–11:30 Introduction to the National Academies and the
Committee Process
Laura Ehlers, Study Director, Water Science and
Technology Board

11:30–12:30 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Request for the Study
• Legionella Epidemiology
• Environmental Testing and Investigation of Legionella
• Laboratory Methods
Sam Posner, Laura Cooley, Jason Kunz, and Brian Raphael, CDC

12:30–1:30 Break for Lunch

1:30–2:30 Department of Veterans Affairs
• Request for the Study
• Clinical and Environmental Testing
• Engineering Controls in Building Water Systems
• Current VA policy and decision-making
Shantini Gamage and Oleh Kowalskyj, DVA

2:30–3:15 Safe Drinking Water Act Perspective: Legionella
TBD, EPA Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water

3:15–3:30 Sloan Foundation Request for the Study
Paula Olsiewski, Sloan Foundation

3:30–3:45 Break

3:45–5:00 Open Mic Session

5:00 Adjourn

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

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The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

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