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14,000 Public Health Experts to Convene at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Date:11/1/2007

ndent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq" and will explore the

costs of war and highlight the connection between public health,

peace, labor and U.S. veterans communities. Featured speakers include:

-- Deborah Klein Walker, EdD, president, APHA

-- Arlene Holt Baker, executive vice president, AFL-CIO

-- Michael McCally, MD, PhD, executive director, Physicians

for Social Responsibility

-- Garrett Reppenhagen, Iraq Veterans Against the War

-- Kael Alford, photojournalist, "Unembedded: Four Independent

Photojournalists on the War in Iraq"

-- Climate Change Initiative Press Conference - Tuesday, Nov. 6,

12:30 p.m.

Some of the nation's most highly respected public health experts will

announce a major new initiative on climate change and health.

Featured speakers include:

-- Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director,

APHA

-- Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, associate professor of Environmental

Studies and Population Health Sciences, University of

Wisconsin-Madison; principal lead author, Intergovernmental

Panel of Climate Change (IPCC)

-- Lillian Shirley, BSN, MPH, MPA, director, Multnomah (Ore.) County

Health Department

-- During the meeting, public health leaders will also debate and vote on

policies with wide-ranging impact for public health. Included among

the policies that APHA's Governing Council will consider are:

-- Addressing Obesity and Health Disparities Through Federal

Nutrition and Agriculture Policy

-- Vaginal Douching and Adverse Reproductive Health Outcomes

-- Addressing the Urgent Threat of Global Climate Change to Public

Health and the Environment

-- Promoting School Information Sharing for Public Health Purposes

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