Environmental Threats to Children's Health: Legal and Policy Challenges

April 2, 2004 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center

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Moderators:

Prof. Jim Chen, JD, James L. Krusemark Professor of Law, Law School; Director of Special Projects, Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences and Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota

Prof. Susan M. Wolf, JD, Faegre & Benson Professor of Law, Law School; Professor of Medicine, Medical School; Faculty Member, Center for Bioethics; Director, Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences; Chair, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota

8:30am
Welcome
Senior Vice President Frank Cerra, University of Minnesota

9:00am
What We Know About Children's Environmental Health and the Policy Challenges
Prof. J. Routt Reigart, MD, Director, Division of General Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina

9:40am
Panel Discussion
Prof. John Adgate, PhD, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Pam Shubat, PhD, Minnesota Department of Health
Rep. Jean Wagenius, JD, Minnesota House of Representatives
Prof. Charles Nelson, PhD, Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Development, University of Minnesota

10:05am
Questions and Answers

10:30am
Break

10:45am
Policy Challenges Posed by Scientific Progress and Uncertainty
Prof. Wendy Wagner, JD, University of Texas School of Law

11:25am
Panel Discussion
Prof. Betsy Wattenberg, PhD, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Prof. Brad Karkkainen, JD, University of Minnesota Law School
David Wallinga, MD, MPA, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Prof. Jamie Grodsky, JD, University of Minnesota Law School

11:45am
Questions and Answers

12:15pm
Lunch
Crafting Environmental Policy That Works
Rabbi Daniel Swartz, MHL, Executive Director, Children's Environmental Health Network

1:15pm
Protecting Future Generations from Genetic and Environmental Harms: Legal and Policy Responses
Prof. Peter Nathanielsz, MD, PhD, New York University Medical School

1:55pm
Panel Discussion
Prof. Bill Toscano, PhD, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Prof. Michael Georgieff, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School
Prof. Susan Wolf, JD, University of Minnesota Law School, Medical School, Center for Bioethics
Prof. Vincent Garry, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

2:15pm
Questions and Answers

2:45pm
Break

3:00pm
Environmental Justice and Children
Prof. Robert Bullard, PhD, Director, Environmental Justice Resource Center, Clark Atlanta University

3:40pm
Panel Discussion
John Persell, Director, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Water Quality Laboratory
Prof. Myron Orfield, JD, University of Minnesota Law School
Rep. Keith Ellison, JD, Minnesota House of Representatives

4:00pm
Questions and Answers

4:30pm
Wrap-up
Profs. Chen and Wolf

5:00pm
Adjourn

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota's:
  • Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences
  • Joint Degree Program in Law, Health, & the Life Sciences
  • Academic Health Center
  • Office of the President