2009 Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council 4th Annual Symposium “Countdown to 2010"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 05/27/2009 - 20:34.
06/12/2009 - 07:30
06/12/2009 - 12:00

Register today for the 2009 Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council (GCLAC) 4th Annual Symposium, “Countdown to 2010: Revisiting the Past and Planning for the Future”, Friday, June 12, 2009 from 7:30 a.m. - noon at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (1 Wade Oval Drive)

Keynote Speaker: Ruth Ann Norton, Executive Director, Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, Baltimore, Maryland

The event is free and open to the public- register at www.ehw.org and click on the Lead Safe Living logo- follow the prompts (disregard the "Buy Tickets" wording)

Free parking will be provided at the Cleveland Museum of Art

See the agenda below for more details
7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 8:40 a.m. Greetings

Bonnie Cummings, Chief Operating Officer & Interim Executive Director, Cleveland Museum of Natural History 
Darnell Brown, Chief Operating Officer, City of Cleveland 
Cuyahoga County Administrator James McCafferty
Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland, Cleveland City Council
Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio Board Member
• Acknowledgements of Special Guests                                                                  
8:40 – 8:55 a.m.  Progress of the GCLAC and steps towards the future 

Matt Carroll, Director, Cleveland Department of Public Health - GCLAC Chair 
Terry Allan, Health Commissioner, Cuyahoga County Board of Health - GCLAC Vice-Chair
8:55-9:05 a.m. Break 
9:05-9:50 a.m. Keynote Address –  Ruth Ann Norton, Executive Director, Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning
9:50 – 10:05 a.m. Questions/Comments
10:05-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15- 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Break-out sessions 
Session I
Best practices of Lead Hazard Control (i.e. lead abatement, demolition) and
the impact of the foreclosure crisis on childhood lead poisoning

  • Session Facilitator- John Sobolewski, Cuyahoga County Board of Health 
  • Lead abatement:  Jonathon Brandt, Cleveland Department of Public Health 
  • Soil Remediation: Nicholas Basta, Ohio State University Extension Center
  • Foreclosure: Councilman Tony Brancatelli, Cleveland City Council & 
  • Michael Piepsny, Cleveland Tenants Organization

Session II
Best Medical practices (i.e. Medical Provider Lead Education, lead testing of
children and pregnant women, nutrition and other environmental influences)

  • Session Facilitator- Romona Redding RN, Cuyahoga County Board of Health 
  • Dr. Larry Quang, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital 
  • Roberta Anderson RN, MetroHealth Medical Center 
  • Dr. Karl Hess, Retired pediatrician, GCLAC member 

Session III
Best practices of community lead education of parents, teachers, and
educational practices/strategies for lead poisoned children
Session Facilitator- Kimalon Meriweather, Cleveland Department of Public Health
Community Lead Education: Robin Brown, Concerned Citizens Organized Against Lead  
Educational Practices/Strategies: Joann Wasco, Cleveland Metropolitan School District 
Educational Practices/Strategies: Sonia Minnes, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University 
12:00 p.m. Adjourn


Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval University Circle - Parking at Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, OH 44112
United States
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