3067.0: Monday, October 22, 2001: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Oral Session

War and Public Health

This session will feature presentations (including question-and-answer periods) on subjects of current importance concerning war and public health. The session will be moderated by Barry S. Levy, MD, and Victor W. Sidel, MD, who have worked extensively in this area and have edited an APHA book entitled, "War and Public Health" (Updated Edition, 2000). The preliminary list of subjects for this session are: (1) the impact of civil war in Africa; (2) bioterrorism; (3) national missile defense; (4) the adverse health effects of exposure to "depleted" uranium; (5) the ongoing impact of sanctions in Iraq and elsewhere; and (6) promoting U.S. support for the international landmine treaty.
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, attendees will be able to: (1) describe current issues pertaining to war and public health; and (2) describe public health approaches for addressing these issues effectively.
Presider(s):Victor W Sidel, MD
Barry Levy, MD,, MPH
Panelist(s):Robert Gould, MD
Jack Geiger, MD, ScD
Zohra Rasekh, MPH
Richard Garfield, RN, DrPH
12:30 PMWar and public health
Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH, Victor W. Sidel, MD
12:35 PMAssessing the Public Health Response to U.S. Bioterrorism Initiatives
Robert Gould, MD
12:50 PMWar and Human Rights, H. Jack Geiger, MD, ScD
1:05 PMAn Update on the Taliban's War on Women, Zohra Rasekh, MPH
1:20 PMConflict in the Former Yugoslavia and the Palestinian Territories, Richard Garfield, RN, DrPH
1:35 PMTBA
1:50 PMDiscussion
Sponsor:Peace Caucus
Cosponsors:Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health; Environment; International Health; Occupational Health and Safety; Social Work; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work

The 129th Annual Meeting of APHA