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Corporate Influence on Scientific Research
and Science-Based Policy
July 11, 2003 ♦ Washington, DC
Wyndham City Center Hotel 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW
(4 blocks from Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom)
7:45Registration Begins
8:15Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:10Welcome - Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., Executive Director, CSPI
9:10-9:20Introduction - Virginia A. Sharpe, Ph.D., Project Director, Integrity in Science, CSPI
9:20-9:50KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Hidden Costs of Science in the Private Interest
Sheldon Krimsky, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Urban and Envrionmental Policy & Planning, Tufts University.
9:50-10:50Industry Dollars Set the Agenda
Moderator - Jennifer Washburn, Freelance Journalist and Fellow, New America Foundation.
Paying the Piper, Picking the Tune: Drug Companies and Clinical Researchers.
Drummond Rennie, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.P. - Professor, University of California at San Francisco, Institute for Health Policy Studies. Deputy editor (West), Journal of the American Medical Association.
Risky Business: Tobacco Industry Manipulation of Scientific Research.
Lisa A. Bero, Ph.D. - Professor, University of California at San Francisco, Institute for Health Policy Studies.
11:20-12:45Silencing the Scientists
Moderator - Amy Kostant, Environmental Media Services.
Poisoning our Minds: Industry Attempts to Silence the Science of Childhood Lead Poisoning.
Herbert Needleman, M.D. - Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh.
Stifling Science: Attacks on Government Scientists after the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.
Jeffrey Short, M.S. - Chief Chemist, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Industry Responses to Publicized Links between Water Quality Degradation and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.
JoAnn M. Burkholder, Ph.D. - Professor of Aquatic Botany and Director of the Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology at North Carolina State University.
The "Chilling Effect" on Environmental Health Research: Industry Tactics and Institutional Disincentives.
Steven Wing, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
12:45-2:00LUNCH (City Center Ballroom)
Presentation to Herbert Needleman, M.D. of the Inaugural CSPI Award for Integrity in Science in honor of Rachel Carson
Michael Jacobson, Ph.D. - Executive Director, CSPI.
Bailus Walker, Jr., Ph.D, M.P.H. - Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine.
2:00-3:15Hiding the Facts
Moderator - Art Jaeger, Consumer Federation of America.
Deceit and Denial in the Lead Industry.
Gerald Markowitz, Ph.D. - Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center.
David Rosner, Ph.D. - Professor of History, Columbia University.
Dispensing with the Truth: Drug Companies, Spin Doctors and Corporate Junk Science.
Alicia Mundy - Fellow, New America Foundation and author of Dispensing with the Truth: The Victims, the Drug Companies, and the Dramatic Story Behind the Battle of Fen-Phen.
The Asbestos Industry's Assault on Science and Society.
Barry Castleman, Sc.D. - Environmental Consultant and author of Asbestos: Medical and Legal Aspects.
3:15-4:20The Media's Role in Scientific Communication and Conflict of Interest Disclosure.
Moderator - Janet Raloff, Science News.
Biotech Debates and Media Opportunities.
Neil Munro - Journalist, The National Journal.
Telling It Like It Isn't: The Stories Behind the Stories of "Medical Miracles."
Trudy Lieberman - Journalist and Director of the Center for Consumer Health Choices, Consumers Union.
Editing Science.
Cornelia Dean - Fellow, Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University and former Science Editor, The New York Times.
4:45-5:55The Role of Industry in Shaping Regulatory Policy
Moderator - Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., CSPI.
Tools or Weapons? Pharmacokinetic models, Transgenics, and Toxicogenomics in the Regulatory Setting.
Jennifer Sass, Ph.D. - Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council.
Food Industry Influence on Dietary Advice, Nutrition Science, and Government Nutrition Policy.
Marion Nestle, Ph.D., M.P.H. - Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, New York University.
Manufacturing Uncertainty: Contested Science and the Protection of the Public's Health and Environment.
David Michaels, Ph.D., M.P.H. - Research Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environment, Safety and Health, 1998-2001.
5:55-6:00Closing Remarks

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