229357 Case Study of Asbestos: Clinical Medicine

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Arthur Frank, MD PhD , School of Public Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
The medical aspects of asbestos-related disease confound efforts to prevent and detect the origin of asbestos exposure. The latency of disease development and co-occurrences with risk factors mask accurate understanding of disease dynamics. Limitations of expertise in medical service and inadequate autopsy or death records prevent accurate epidemiologic pursuit of disease in populations. Worker claims for disease compensation continue to impede progress in prevention at all levels.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Occupational health and safety
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Define how medical aspects of asbestos disease complicate adequate prevention efforts.

Keywords: Occupational Safety, Advocacy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Longstanding national and international research regarding asbestos disease and exposure.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.