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March 2011

Political epidemiology of case-control studies: 1900-1950

Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology. 

Location: New York, NY, USA

7th
August 2011

Will epidemiologic methods and concepts cease to evolve?

Pre-Congress Course of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. 

Location: Edinburgh, UK

16th
September 2011

Protecting Worker and Community Health:

Are We Prepared for the Next 9/11?

The New York Committee for Ocupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) with support from a group of labor unions, healthcare facilities, environmental organizations and Manhattan Community Board 1 will sponsor an all day conference entitled "Protecting Worker and Community Health: Are We Prepared for the Next 9/11?" 

Steven Markowitz, MD, Co-Director of Queens World Trade Center of Clinical Excellence at Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Queens College, will moderate a session entitled, "Documenting the Extent of Harm."

Registration begins at 8 a.m. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, call (212)-227-6440. 


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Commuting mode and inflamatory response.

A case-control study, by Alfredo Morabia, Zhang Fang Fang, Santella Regina, Janine Flory, Wolff Mary, Markowitz Steven. 
23rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology.

Location: Barcelona, Spain

23th
September 2011

CBNS PARTICIPATES IN IBM's "THINK" EXHIBIT AT LINCOLN CENTER

On September 23, 2011 the "THINK" Exhibit, as part of IBM's Centennial Celebration, will open its doors at Lincoln Center under the motto "Making the World Work Better." The exhibit reveals the problem-solving steps of SEEING - MAPPING - UNDERSTANDING - BELIEVING - ACTING as an important pathway to address some of today's toughest challenges globally as well as locally.

Through real-life examples and stories, the exhibit explores what it takes to make the world work better. And it reveals the enormous potential of science and technology to improve the way we live and work. One important local issue the exhibit will use to reveal this approach relates to the issue of improving air quality in NYC and the critical role that the New York City Community Air Survey (NYCCAS) plays in this multi-faceted process. CBNS and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) provide the IBM Centennial Exhibit with NYCCAS data and real-time ambient air instruments.  

CONTACT: Dr. Holger M. Eisl heisl@qc.cuny.edu

13th
October 2011

Health Impact of 9/11: What Do We Know?

Scientific Update of World Trade Center Health Effects


On October 13, 2011 in downtown Manhattan, CBNS of Queens College will co-host a 1 day scientific conference to discuss current knowledge and research about the health effects due to exposures associated with the World Trade Center collapse and clean-up 2001 in New York City. Conference co-sponsors include the Mount Sinai based WTC Data Center, the Fire Department of New York, the World Trade Center Environmental Health Center, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Health World Trade Center Health Registry. Research scientists will present new findings (within past year) on 9/11 health effects; scientific lessons learned; and ongoing and future research activities and needs. Physical and mental health issues of workers and community residents will be addressed.

CONTACT: Jordan Werbe Fuentes jwerbefuentes@qc.cuny.edu at CBNS
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Health Impact of 9/11: The Fisrt Decade
October 13,2011
UFT, 52 Broadway, New York City

8:30

Registration

9:00

Welcome

 - Steven Markowitz, MD, Professor, Center for The Biology of Natural Systems, Queens College, City University of New York.
 - Dori Reissman, MD, MPH, Medical Director, WTC Health Program, NIOSH.

9:20

Review of Research Programs/Populations

      FDNY, DOHMH, WTC Consortium, HHC EHC
      - Steven Markowitz, MD

9:40

Research Presentations - New Findings

Moderator – Joan Reibman, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine.

9:40 - 9:55

Rachel Zeig - Owens, MPH, Epidemiologist, Fire Department of the City of New York.
Early Assessment of Cancer Outcomes in NYC Firefighters after the 9/11/ Attacks. Current and Future Study.

9:55 - 10:10

James Cone, MD, Medical Director, World Trade Center Health Registry, NYC DOHMH.
Mortality Among Survivors of the 9/11 WTC Disaster.

10:10 - 10:25

Juan Wisnivesky, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Mt. Sinai School Medicine.
Persistence of Multiple Illnesses in WTC Rescue and Recovery Workers.

10:25 - 10:40

Q and A

10:40

Break

11:00

Research Presentations - Pulmonary Disorders

Moderator – David Prezant, MD Chief Medical Officer, Fire Department of the City of New York.

11:00 - 11:10

Theresa Schwartz, MPH, Biostatistician, Fire Department of the City of New York, Montefiore Medical Center.
Association between Pulmonary Function and Recovery from Lower Respiratory Symptoms in WTC-Exposed Firefighters.

11:10 - 11:20

Stephen Friedman, MD, Medical Research Director, Division of Epidemiology, NYC DOHMH.
Case-Control Study of Lung Function in World Trade Center Health Registry Area Residents and Workers.

11:20 - 11:40

Kenneth Berger, MD. Associate Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Neuroscience, NYU School of Medicine.
Restrictive Pattern of Lung Dysfunction due to Airway Injury Following Exposure to WTC Dust.

11:40 - 11:55

Albert Miller, MD. Clinical Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, Beth Israel Medical Center; Pulmonologist, Queens WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program.
Airways Disease in WTC Responders: Problems in Diagnosis Raise a Question of Bronchiolitis.

11:55 - 12:05

Caralee Caplan-Shaw, MD , Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, HHC WTC EHC.
Lung pathologic findings in a local residential and working community exposed to WTC dust, gas and fumes.

12:05

Break

12:15

Lunch

1:15

Research Presentations - Mental Health Disorders

Moderator – Mark Farfel, ScD, Director, World Trade Center Health Registry, NYC DOHMH.

1:15 - 1:35

Rosemarie Bowler, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, San Francisco State University.
Longitudinal Mental health Impact among Police Responders to the 9/11 Terrorist Attack.

1:35 - 1:50

JoAnn Difede, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Deptartment of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Augmentation of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy with a Novel Pharmaceutical Agent for the Treatment of Chronic PTSD.

1:50 - 2:05

Robert Brackbill, MD, Senior Scientist and Founding Principal Investigator, World Trade Center Health Registry, NYC DOHMH.
Unmet Mental Health Care Needs among World Trade Center (WTC) Disaster Survivors.

2:05 - 2:30

Q and A

2:30

Research Presentations – Co-existing Mental and Respiratory Disorders

Moderator – Laura Crowley, MD. Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

2:30 - 2:40

Michelle S Glaser, MPH, Epidemiologist, Fire Department of the City of New York.
Physician-Diagnosed Respiratory Conditions and Mental Health Symptoms Seven to Nine Years Following the World Trade Center Disaster.

2:40 - 2:50

Robert Brackbill, PhD, Senior Scientist and Founding Principal Investigator, World Trade Center Health Registry, NYC DOHMH.
Respiratory problem prevalence and severity, and health-related quality of life associated with respiratory problems among WTCHR
enrollees with and without PTSD.

2:50 - 3:00

Q and A

3:00

Break

3:15

Research Presentations - Cardiovascular disease; Children

Moderator – James Cone, MD.

3:15 - 3:25

Sara Miller, MPH. Public Health Epidemiologist, World Trade Center Health Registry, NYC DOHMH.
Heart Disease among Adults Exposed to the September 11, 2001 WTC Disaster: Results from the WTC Health Registry.

3:25 - 3:35

Alfredo Morabia MD, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Queens College, City University of New York.
WTC-HEART: Cardiovascular Health Impact and Prediction of Incident (primary and subsequent) Cardiovascular Events Among                          WTC Responders

3:35 - 3:45

Mana Mann, MD, MPH, Division of Epidemiology, World Trade Center Health Registry, NYC DOHMH.
Parental PTSD increases the risk of impaired behavior and PTSD in adolescents 6-7 years after the 9/11 disaster.

3:45 - 3:55

Sukhminder Osahan, PhD, Research Scientist, World Trade Center Health Registry, NYC DOHMH.
Respiratory Health of Children enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry, 6 Years Following 9/11/01.

3:55 - 4:10

Anthony Szema, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Chief Allergy Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northport, NY.
Asthma and Allergy Among Children in an Elementary School near the WTC.

4:10 - 4:15

Q and A

4:15

New Research Projects

Moderator – Mark Farfel, ScD, Director, World Trade Center Health Registry, NYC DOHMH.

4:15 - 4:20

Mary Ann McLaughlin, MD. Associate Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Pulmonary Function Abnormalities, Diastolic Dysfunction and World Trade Center Exposure - Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment.

4:20 - 4:25

Laura Crowley, MD. Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Cancer Among WTC Responders: Enhanced Surveillance, Exposure, Assessment, and Cancer Specific Risk.

4:25 - 4:30

Evelyn Bromet, Ph.D Professor, Graduate Program in Public Health, State University of New York, Stony Brook.
Burden of Mental and Physical Co-morbidity in World Trade Center Responders.

4:30 - 4:35

Evelyn Bromet, Ph.D, Professor, Graduate Program in Public Health, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Enhanced Smoking Cessation Intervention for World Trade Center Responders.

4:35 - 4:40

Kenneth Berger, MD. Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Physiology and Neuroscience, NYU School of Medicine.
Evaluation of Distal Airway Injury Following Exposure to World Trade Center Dust.

4:45 - 4:50

Adriana Feder MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Trajectories of Psychological Risk and Resilience in World Trade Center Responders.

5:00

Closing remarks - Laura Crowley, MD

Poster Presentations

Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Lymphocytic Response in WTC-Exposed Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Megan Olden, PhD, Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Use of Telemedicine to Treat 9/11 Disaster Responders with PTSD.

Rafael E. de la Hoz, MD, Associate Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Clinically Significant Endoscopic and pH Studies for Acid Reflux in Symptomatic World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers and Volunteers.

Shao Lin, PhD, Research Scientist, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, Center for Environmental Health, New York State Department of Health.
Increased risks of new-onset (i.e., post-9/11 onset) lower and upper respiratory symptoms among both NYC residents and NYS WTC responders.

Angeliki Kazeros, MD, Department of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital, NYU.
Elevated peripheral eosinophils are associated with new onset and persistent wheeze and airflow obstruction in World Trade Center exposed individuals.

Kenneth Berger, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Neuroscience New York University School of Medicine.
Paradox of Normal Spirometry Despite Airway Injury Following Exposure to WTC Dust: Piercing the "Silent Zone".

Sam S. Parsia, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine.
Characteristics of Sarcoidosis in the Bellevue Hospital WTC Environmental Health Center.

Mengling Liu, PhD, Professor, Environmental Medicine, NYU School of Medicine.
Longitudinal airflow measurements in patients enrolled in a treatment program for World Trade Center related illness.

Scottie Hill, Director of Member Services, Retention, and Education, Mt. Sinai WTC Health Program.
How demographics, dust exposure and physical and mental health factors affect rates of retention in WTCMMTP.

Iris G. Udasin, MD, Professor of Environmental & Occupational Medicine, Medical Director of EOHSI Clinical Center, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
WTC Respiratory Symptoms.

Quinn Biggs, PhD, MPH, Uniformed Services, University of the Health Sciences.
Acute Stress Disorder, Depression, and Tobacco Use in Disaster Workers Following 9/11

Meredith Turetz, MD, Department of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital, New York University.
Impulse Oscillometry and respiratory symptoms in patients in the World Trade Center treatment program for community members.

2nd
November 2011

Nazism and Public Health: Are they compatible?

Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable University of the Basque Country, Donista. 

Location: San Sebastian, Spain

12th
November 2011

Os metodos e conceitos epidemiologicas iran parar de evoluir?

Pre-Congress Course of the Brazilian Epidemiology Association (ABRASCO). 

Location: Sao Paolo, Brazil

14th
November 2011

The Nazi study on tobacco and lung cancer: Science or propaganda?

Pre-Congress Course of the Brazilian Epidemiology Association (ABRASCO). 

Location: Sao Paolo, Brazil

12th
December 2011

David Hume and Bradford Hill, so similar and so apart.

The Philosophy of Epidemiology - conceptual issue in epidemiological methodology, population health policy, and the use of scientific evidence in law. 

Location: University of Johannesburg, South Africa