4362.0 Ecosystems and Human Health

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 4:30 PM
This session will * Present the results of two studies that explore the health of recreational waters and how different activities in those waters change the exposure and risk for individuals * Outline the steps needed to develop a surveillance system for harmful algal blooms * Describe an innovative program for restoring a wetland ecosystem using wastewater * Describe an example of how the participation of an at-risk community, the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, is enhancing a sustainable restoration plan.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe the relationship between exposure, risk factors, and possible health effects from microbial pollution of recreational marine waters for bathers vs. non-bathers. 2) List key challenges encountered in seeking to develop a comprehensive harmful algal bloom surveillance system. 3) Describe two innovative programs to restore wetlands along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Cindy Lou Parker, MD, MPH
Cindy Lou Parker, MD, MPH

4:30 PM
BEACHES Study: Health Effects and Exposures from Non-point Source Microbial Contaminants in Subtropical Recreational Marine Waters
Jay M. Fleisher, PhD, Jonathan K. Kish, MPH, Lora E. Fleming, MD, PhD, Helena Solo-Gabriele, PhD, Christopher Sinigalliano, PhD, Lorraine C. Backer, PhD, MPH, Lisa Plano, MD PhD, John Wang, PhD, Tomoyuki Shibata, PhD, Samir Elmir, PhD PE, Kelly Withum, BS, Amir Abdelzaher, MS, Cristina Ortega, Mary Wright, MS, Xiaofang Zhu, MS, Julie Hollenbeck, MA, Maribeth Gidley, MD and Guoqing He, PhD
4:48 PM
Quantitative Evaluation of Enterococci and Bacteroides Released by Adults and Toddlers in Marine Water
Samir Elmir, PhD PE, Tomoyuki Shibata, PhD, Helena Solo-Gabriele, PhD, Lora E. Fleming, MD, PhD, Lisa Plano, MD PhD, Jonathan K. Kish, MPH, Christopher Sinigalliano, PhD and Maribeth Gidley, MD
5:06 PM
Building a State-Based Environmental Public Health Framework for Freshwater Harmful Algal Bloom Surveillance
Mark Werner, PhD, Lynda Knobeloch, PhD, Nicholas Di Meo, MPH, Alison McCleary and Charles Warzecha, MS
5:24 PM
Wetland Restoration: Using Municipal Wastewater as a Resource
Chih-Yang Hu, MSPH, ScD, Andrew Englande, PhD PE and Guang Jin, ScD
5:42 PM
Disaster as Opportunity: A Case Study of the Lower 9th Ward
Charles Allen III, MPH and Ann M. Yoachim, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Statistics

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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