About the Conference

Conference Purpose

The purpose of this international multidisciplinary conference is to identify and discuss the latest knowledge and important issues on the health effects of isocyanates, including current best evidence about exposure monitoring, environmental controls and clinical management.

Conference Themes

Who Should Attend

Bench and Clinical Scientists, Occupational Medicine Specialists, Industrial Hygienists, Clinicians, Pulmonary, Immunological Allergy Specialists, Researchers, Toxicologists, Government Research and Regulatory Agencies, Industry and Worker Representatives, Health and Safety Organizations, Health Communication Specialists, Isocyanates Manufacturers and Secondary Users, Consumer Health Organizations

Conference Location

The Isocyanates and Health: Past, Present and Future was held at the Bolger Conference Centre, in Potomac, Maryland (North East of Washington, DC). 

Delegates staying at the Bolger Conference Center should be using the CIRPD Meeting Package Booking form. The Bolger Conference Center conference services are separate from other Bolger accommodation services. The meeting package includes overnight accommodations, meeting services fees, all-day beverage service with morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, plus a buffet-style lunch each day of the conference.  Also included: unlimited local telephone calls, 800 and credit card calls, in-room, personal coffee maker and use of fitness center, indoor pool and other on-property recreational activities.

Registration Is Closed

Further Information on the Conference Venue

Conference Chairs

James Lockey MD, MS
Scientific Chair

Professor, Department of Environmental Health,
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Pulmonary Division

Department of Internal Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Pertti Hakkinen PhD
Toxicology/Animal Models /Biomarkers, Section Chair
Acting Head, Office of Clinical Toxicology, and Senior Toxicologist, and Toxicology and Environmental Health Science Advisor (to the Director), Specialized Information Services, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health; Adjunct Associate Professor in Biomedical Informatics Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)

John P. Holland MD, MPH
Occupational Health Surveillance/Management
Section Co-Chair

Occupational Medicine Consultant
Clinical Professor
Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences
University of Washington
Philip Harber MD, MPH
Occupational Health Surveillance/Management
Section Co-Chair

Professor of Public Health, University of Arizona College of Public Health; Professor Emeritus, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California in Los Angeles
Mark J. Utell MD
Respiratory Epidemiology and Disease, Section Co-Chair
Professor of Medicine and Environmental Medicine
Director, Occupational and Environmental Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center
Carrie Redlich MD, MPH
Respiratory Epidemiology and Disease, Section Co-Chair
Professor of Medicine, Professor of Medicine (Occupational Medicine), Director, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program, Yale University
Gary L. Ellison PhD, MPH
Human Cancer Risk, Section Chair
Epidemiologist/Program Director,
Modifiable Risk Factors Branch,
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences,
National Cancer Institute
Andrea Pfahles-Hutchens MS
Worker and Consumer Exposure, Section Chair

Epidemiologist, Risk Assessment Division, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), US Environmental Protection Agency
Robert P. Streicher PhD
Environmental Exposure/Monitoring, Section Chair

Chief, Chemical Exposure and Monitoring Branch, Division of Applied Research and Technology, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Andrew Comai MS
Worker and Consumer Exposure, Section Co-Chair
UAW International Representative, Staff Industrial Hygienist, International Union, UAW,
Health & Safety Department

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