1st annual Virtual VA Military Toxic Exposure Research Conference

Dear colleagues, community members, and US Veteran healthcare advocates,

We would like to invite you to the 1st annual Virtual VA Military Toxic Exposure Research Conference (MTEC) on Monday, March 27th, 2023 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CST.

Webex link:  https://lnkd.in/gQG7DAUc

Meeting Goals: To support building a learning community of preclinical and clinical experts and Veteran advocacy groups to help improve the awareness and best practices for burn-pit Veterans and highlight the long-term and lasting health and wellness effects of repeated exposures to airborne hazards or open-air burn pits and identify systematic approaches for effective and impactful bench-to-bedside implementation research.

To learn more about military-related airborne hazards and burn pit exposure please visit https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/burnpits/

Target Audience: Veteran community, researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and the public

Meeting Agenda:

Distinguished Guest of Honor Rosie Lopez Torres Founder and Director, Burn Pits 360 Veteran Organization

Keynote Speaker Robert F. Miller, MD Professor of Clinical Medicine, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine

Meeting Moderator Paul Barach, MD, MPH, Maj (Ret.) Thomas Jefferson University, College of Population Health

Q&A Panelist Discussion

VA Health Care Challenges Mark A. Klein, MD Hematology/Oncology Section, Minneapolis VAHCS; Associate Professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, University of Minnesota, MN

Anthony M. Szema, MD Division of Allergy and Immunology, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Manhasset, NY

Preclinical Models of Burn Pit Exposure Timothy Nurkiewicz, PhD Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine, Center for Inhalation Toxicology Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Leveraging VA, University, and Industry Resources Jacob Lindheimer, PhD Deputy Associate Chief of Staff/Research, Madison VAHCS, Madison, WI Jason Kirkness, PhD Vice President of Medical Clinical Affairs, 4D Medical, Los Angeles, CA

Please contact Dr. Tammy Butterick, meeting coordinator with questions tammy.butterick@va.gov