Workshop held June 22-23, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana with the name: Assessing the human health effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill: an Institute of Medicine workshop. Title from resource title page (National Academies Press, viewed August 11, 2010). Includes bibliographical references.
Overview -- 1. Introduction -- 2. At-risk populations and routes of exposure -- 3. Short- and long-term effects on human health -- 4. Communicating with the public -- 5. Overview of health monitoring activities: state and federal perspectives -- 6. Data collection, surveillance, and research methodologies -- 7. Developing effective surveillance and monitoring systems: future directions and resource needs -- Appendix A: References -- Appendix B: Bibliography of related National Academies Press reports -- Appendix C: Workshop agenda -- Appendix D: Public questions and comments -- Appendix E: Speaker biographies. "On June 22-23, 2010, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened a workshop, Assessing the Human Health Effects of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. The workshop brought together more than 350 federal, state, and local government officials, expert scientists, academic leaders, policy experts, health care providers, public health advocates, community representatives and residents, and other participants from diverse disciplines to examine options for measuring the Gulf oil spill's potential health effects on different human populations. This publication summarizes the background, presentations, discussions, and public comments that occurred during the workshop."--Overview.