June 4, 2024

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ScheduledEventSpeakerSupporting Documents
OPEN SESSION – June 4, 2024 – 9:00 a.m. EST
CLOSED SESSION1 – June 4, 2024 – 4:45 p.m., EST
9:00 a.m.I. Call to Order and Opening RemarksDr. Rick Woychik 
 II. Review of Confidentiality and Conflict of InterestDr. David Balshaw 
 III. Consideration of February 2024 MinutesDr. David Balshaw 
9:15 a.m.IV. DTT Work in U.S. Veteran PopulationsDr. Warren Casey 
10:00 a.m.V. VA Program on Toxic Exposure From Active DutyDr. Karen Block 
10:45 a.m.VI. Workforce Credentialing Program for Veterans and their FamiliesMr. William Nash & Mr. Kirk Laflin 
11:30 a.m.VII. Break for Lunch  
12:15 p.m.VIII. Molecular Underpinning of Vesicant Chemical Injury and MCM DevelopmentDr. Mohammed Athar 
1:00 p.m.IX. Adverse Pulmonary Effects of Highly Toxic Chemicals - A Comparative Analysis of Chemical Inhalation BurnsDr. Livia A. Veress, M.D. 
1:45 p.m.X. Council Discussion  
2:15 p.m.XI. Report of the NIEHS DirectorDr. Rick Woychik 
3:15 p.m.XII. Report of the DERT DirectorDr. David Balshaw 
4:00 p.m.XIII. Council DiscussionDr. David Balshaw 
4:30 p.m.


4:45 p.m.


 XIV. Review of Confidentiality and Conflict of InterestDr. David Balshaw 
5:00 p.m.XIIV. Consideration of Grant ApplicationsDr. David Balshaw & DERT Staff 
5:45 p.m.



1 This portion of the meeting is being closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in Section 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5, U.S. Code and Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2).

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Valerie Bartlett
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Program Analyst
Tel 984-287-4681
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