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Workshop Abstracts

Name of Session:

Session A 6

Environmental Health, Sustainability and Disaster Preparedness post-Hurricane Katrina

Description of Session:

On June 1, 2, 2006, The National Academies of Science convened scientists representing three of its roundtables—The Institute of Medicine's Environmental Health, Research, and Medicine; the National Research Council's (NRC) Roundtable on Disasters; and the NRC Science and Technology for Sustainability—in New Orleans, La. The workshop, hosted by Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, resulted in a productive dialogue among national scientists, local experts, public health leaders and communities from the Gulf Coast region regarding rebuilding for health, sustainability and disaster preparedness. This unique meeting addressed a series of wide-ranging topics—-from building safe homes to forecasting environmental change. This session will discuss key workshop observations that will form the basis of the future formal report. Presenters will emphasize factors that influence resilient, sustainable health and environmental systems.

Presenter(s) E-mail
Moderator: Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH
Presenter 1: Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH

Title of Presentation: From Lessons Learned to Rebuilding Healthy Environments and Communities post-Hurricane Katrina Agency/Organization Name: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Presenter 2: Lynn Goldman, MD, MPH

Title of Presentation: Hurricane Katrina: Balancing Risk and Quality of Life

Presenter 3: William Hooke, PhD

Title of Presentation: Rebuilding Resiliency into Environments and Communities post-Katrina

Presenter 4: Kay Lee, PhD

Title of Presentation:Katrina, Sustainable Development, and Learning from Experience

Presenter 4: Luke Nguyen, MA

Title of Presentation: A Community’s Perspective on Rebuilding and Environmental Health in post-Katrina New Orleans