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Endocrine Disrupting Pesticides and the Health of the Bay, People and Pollinators
September 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Join the Pesticides and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Project for its 13th annual conference bringing together stakeholders and people working for a healthy Chesapeake Bay watershed. The conference will focus on cutting-edge research about the impacts of endocrine-disrupting pesticides and solutions for addressing these impacts.
Keynote: Linda Birnbaum, PhD
Director of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program. Her own research and many of her publications focus on the pharmacokinetic behavior of environmental chemicals; mechanisms of actions of toxicants, including endocrine disruption; and linking of real-world exposures to health effects. Dr. Birnbaum will discuss research trends regarding endocrine disruptors and human health.
Kelly Smalling, MSPH
An environmental organic chemist with the US Geological Survey, Ms. Smalling is Project Coordinator of the Endocrine Disrupting Compounds Effects on Fish & Wildlife in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed program, and is the Lead for the Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative’s Contaminants Project. She will discuss the impact of endocrine disruptors on fish and wildlife in the Bay.
Hartmut Doebel, PhD
An insect ecologist and Assistant Professor of Biology at The George Washington University, he heads its Research & Beekeeping Team. Dr. Doebel will address the impacts of endocrine disruption on pollinators, offer an analysis of the emerging research on the “insect apocalypse” and discuss his recent research on bees.
Kendra Klein, PhD
A Senior Staff Scientist at Friends of the Earth, Dr. Klein researches and writes about environmental sustainability, food, agriculture, and environmental health. She will speak on the endocrine-disrupting pesticide chlorpyrifos, safer alternatives and regenerative agriculture in the healthy food movement.
Greg Allen, PhD
Moderator and Environmental Scientist for the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program. Dr. Allen will present an update on the Chesapeake Bay Program.
Registration closes on September 4.