Lead Poisoning Webinar in Spanish

Posted by on September 24, 2007

The Distinguished Speaker Webcast Series provides an opportunity for individuals in the children?s environmental health and allied fields to hear from the leading researchers and practitioners on a wide range of current children?s environmental health topics via Webcast. The remaining 2007 Webcast schedule is as follows:

October 1, 1:00-2:30 EDT: Things Children Put in Their Mouths May Contain Lead – And Could Harm Them! – You Can Prevent Lead Poisoning.

This Webcast is directed to Hispanic community leaders and will be offered solely in Spanish.

In celebration of both Hispanic Heritage Month and Children’s Health Month, five Federal Agencies have come together to sponsor the Lead Poisoning Prevention Campaign for Hispanics to spread the word to the Hispanic community about the importance of decreasing children’s contact with lead. This Webcast will urge Hispanic Leaders to raise awareness of this important health issue within their communities. Issues to be addressed include: an overview of the Federal Hispanic Lead Poisoning Prevention campaign, the importance of lead poisoning prevention, the health effects and exposure routes of lead, lead poisoning prevention
resources, and case studies concerning lead exposure.

This Webcast will feature presentations by:
<li> Liany Elba Arroyo, MPH, Director, Institute for Hispanic Health for the National Council of La Raza
<li> Maria Isabel Herran, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, National Hispanic Medical Association
<li> Edward Master, RN, USEPA, Region 5
<li> Ben Gitterman, MD, Co-director, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, Children’s National Medical Center, George Washington University
<li> Monica Pourrat, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine
<li> Alfonso Rodriguez, PhD, DVM, Chief Epidemiologist, California Office of Binational Border Health, California Department of Health Services

The Lead Poisoning Prevention Campaign for Hispanics is a collaborative effort between the:
<li> Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
<li> Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
<li> Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
<li> Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
<li> Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

How to Register: We invite you to join this interactive event via Microsoft Live Meeting. You will be able to listen in via telephone and
view presentations on your computer. Participation is free, but limited. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to OCHPWebcast@icfi.com with your name and the name of your organization. Once you have registered, a subsequent email will be sent that includes log-in and other important instructions on running Microsoft Live Meeting.

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