National Public Health Week Event at City Club: Bruce P. Lanphear, MD, MPH on child health

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 03/19/2006 - 22:48.
04/04/2006 - 12:00
04/04/2006 - 14:00
Tuesday, April 04, 2006 12:00 PM
Low-Level Lead Toxicity: The Ongoing Search for a Threshold
Bruce P. Lanphear, MD, MPH
Sloan Prof. of Children's Environmental Health & Dir., Cincinnati Children's Environmental Health Ct

Lead poisoning is still one of the most serious public health concerns facing children in Cuyahoga County. Rates of childhood lead poisoning are well above 20% in many Cleveland neighborhoods and East Cleveland. Cleveland’s rate is in the top five nationally, with the current U.S. overall rate at under 2%.

Dr. Bruce Lanphear, The Sloan Professor of Children's Environmental Health and the Director of the Cincinnati Children's Environmental Health Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati, will review new data on the adverse health effects of childhood lead exposure, review the major sources of childhood lead exposure and discuss the regulations and tools necessary to shift our focus toward primary prevention.

Lanphear is the principal investigator for a NIH/EPA-funded Children's Environmental Health Center to study fetal and early childhood exposures to prevalent environmental neurotoxins, including lead, pesticides, and environmental tobacco smoke. He is also conducting a randomized controlled trial to test the safety and efficacy of housing repairs to reduce childhood lead exposure and residential injuries in 400 children followed from birth.

Lanphear serves on the Science and Research Work Group of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Children’s Environmental Health Protection, and is a scientific consultant for the National Center for Healthy Housing.

This special program is in collaboration with the Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council. The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.5 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Nurses and sanitarians can also claim CME credits for this educational activity.

Speakers > Bruce P. Lanphear, MD, MPH


The City Club
850 Euclid Avenue 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH
United States
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how much will I be able to hear by 1 pm?

Hi Norm,


I'd like to be able to attend, but I need to teach class starting at 1:15... will the session start promptly at noon, or does everyone eat and network first?



Dr. Lanphear will speak from 12:30-1:00 PM

If you can come between 10 AM and 12 PM you can attend the medical training compnent, which will be very specific to this region and the eradication plan, including current statistics. This is free and open to the public - please call Case Western Reserve University, Swetland Center for Environmental Health, phone (216) 368-5967 to register for the short course (there is no fee; room is limited)... details are posted on realneo here


From 12-12:30 PM is lunch and from 12:30-1:00 PM Dr. Lanphear will share the cutting edge of insight on lead. From 1:00-1:30 PM is the usual City Club Q&A. This is a City Club event and reservations are made through the City Club by calling Toll-Free at 888-223-6786 or locally at 216-621-0082 - see for details


At the conclusion of Dr. Lanphear's discussion, leadership of the Greater Cleveland Lead Advisory Council (GCLAC) will briefly update the community on their progress with the regional eradication plan and how to become involved in the initiative - this will be presented by Cuyahoga County Director of Health Terry Allen and Cleveland Director of Health Matt Carroll.