Rachel's Precaution Reporter #41, June 7, 2006


[Rachel's introduction: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has issued a "call for workshops" for its National Environmental Public Health Conference, Dec. 4-6, 2006. We are told that workshops on the precautionary principle would be welcome. Who will step up to the plate?]

By Peter Montague

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta will be sponsoring the 2006 National Environmental Public Health Conference December 4-6 in Atlanta with the theme, "Advancing Environmental Public Health: Science, Practice, New Frontiers."

We have it on good authority that the organizers of the conference would be receptive to a proposal for a workshop on the precautionary principle. This is an opportunity to promote discussion of precautionary perspectives within the National Center for Environmental Health, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and their umbrella organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The deadline for submitting proposals for workshops is August 1. A form must be filled out and submitted via email to conference organizer Dr. Stephen Margolis at smargolis@cdc.gov. The necessary form can be found here.

Complete the form, save a copy, and submit it as an e-mail attachment to smargolis@cdc.gov. The form is a Word document and the shaded areas will expand to accept your responses.

If you have questions regarding your submission, please contact: Dr. Stephen Margolis at smargolis@cdc.gov [Telephone: (404) 498-0193]