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Project Title: Review of the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides–Eleventh Biennial Update

PIN: HMD-BSP-16-03         

Major Unit:
Health and Medicine Division

Sub Unit:
Board on the Health of Select Populations

Butler, David

Subject/Focus Area:
Health and Medicine

Review of the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides–Eleventh Biennial Update meeting 4
November 30, 2017 - December 1, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

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: Cheri Banks


November 30, 2017

Keck Center of the National Academies; 500 Fifth Street, NW; Washington, DC 20001
Room 103 and via webcast

10:15–10:30 am
Welcome | Notes on the conduct of the open session | Introduction of participants
Irva Hertz-Piccioto, PhD, Committee Chair

10:30–11:15 am – Effects on descendants presentation
Thaddeus (Thad) Schug, PhD
Health Scientist Administrator, Population Health Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program

11:15–noon – Effects on descendants presentation
Russ Hauser, ScD
Frederick Lee Hisaw Professor of Reproductive Physiology. Chair, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

noon–12:45 pm

12:45–1:30 pm – Multiple myeloma and MGUS presentation
C. Ola Landgren, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Chief Attending Physician of the Myeloma Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

1:30–2:15 pm – Glioblastoma presentation
Quinn T. Ostrom, PhD, MPH
Research Coordinator, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Research Manager and Primary Analyst, Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States

2:15–3:00 pm – Glioblastoma presentation
Paul S. Mischel, MD
Member and Head, Laboratory of Molecular Pathology, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research San Diego and Professor, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Diego

3:00–3:30 pm – US Department of Veterans Affairs presentation
Ralph L Erickson, MD, DrPH
Chief Consultant, Post-Deployment Health Services
Peter D. Rumm, MD, MPH
Director, Pre-9/11 Era Environmental Health Program,PDHS

3:30–4:00 pm
public comments (spoken comments may not exceed three minutes per person; written submissions of any length are welcome)

4:00 pm
open session adjourns

[order of speakers subject to change]

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
1. Irva Hertz-Picciotto Ph.D. M.P.H. (Chair)- Present both days
2. Nancy Berliner M.D.- Present both days
3. Wendy Beth Bernstein M.D.- Present both days
4. Michael J. Carvan III Ph.D.- Present both days
5. Mary A. Fox Ph.D.- Present both days
6. Aravinda Chakravarti Ph.D.- Present both days
7. Karl T. Kelsey M.D.- Present the first day
8. Dana C. Dolinoy Ph.D.- Present both days
9. Molly Kile Sc.D.- Present both days
10. Andrew F. Olshan Ph.D.- Present in-person day 1 and by phone day 2
11. Beate R. Ritz M.D. Ph.D.- Present both days
12. Lorie A. White Ph.D.-Present both days

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Discussed new published studies on health outcomes from the exposures of interest including cancers, effects on descendants, reproductive outcomes, neurologic diseases, and cardiovascular and blood disorders
Discussed invited presentations on transgenerational and multigenerational effects on descendants, glioblastoma multiforme, and multiple myeloma
Continued planning for the next few months of the study

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: December 4, 2017