5141.0 Asbestos-related Respiratory Diseases

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 10:30 AM
The purpose of this panel session is to address epidemiology, surveillance, and current issues of asbestos-related occupational respiratory diseases including asbestosis, malignant mesothelioma, and lung cancer. The session covers four topics from federal government, academia, and research institute as follows. Invited speakers who are nationally or internationally recognized in these topics will address each of these topics. 1. Asbestosis and malignant mesothelioma mortality in the United States: an update. 2. Low cumulative exposure to Libby amphibole and pleural disease. 3. Assessing the burden of asbestos-related lung cancer 4. Comparison between asbestos- and nanomaterial-induced respiratory disease: key issues and data gaps for risk assessment.
Session Objectives: Discuss epidemiology, surveillance, and research activities of asbesto-related respiratory diseases such as asbestosis, malignant mesotheliopma, and lung cancer.

10:30 AM
Asbestosis and Malignant Mesothelioma Mortality in the United States: An update
Ki Moon Bang, PhD, Jacek M. Mazurek, MD, MS, PhD, James T. Wassell, PhD, John Wood, MS and Girija Syamlal, MBBS,MPH
10:43 AM
Assessing the Burden of Asbestos-related Lung Cancer: Evidence Synthesis from Case-Control and Cohort Studies
Paul Demers, PhD, Christopher Mcleod, PhD, Kim McLeod, MSc, Leslie T. Stayner, PhD and Mieke Koehoorn, PhD
11:09 AM
Low-Level Cumulative Exposure to Libby Amphibole and Pleural Disease
James Lockey, MD, Amy Rohs, MF, Kari Dunning, PhD, Grace LeMasters, PhD, Tim Hilbert, MS, Eric Borton, BS, Linda Levin, PhD and Carol Rice, PhD, CIH

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Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety
Endorsed by: Environment, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)