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Nov. 27 symposium looks at effect of environmental toxins on women's reproductive health in L.A.
Date: 11/26/2012
Contact: Kim Irwin
WHAT:         
The Iris Cantor–UCLA Women's Health Education and Resource Center and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's Office of Women's Health present "Women's Reproductive Health and the Environment in Los Angeles County: Best Practices," a day of presentations and workshops focusing on the latest research into environmental toxins and how they affect the reproductive health of women living in Los Angeles County.
 
Topics will include geography and environmental toxins, emerging science in the field, and personal actions women can take to protect both themselves and the environment.
 
SPEAKERS:
The event will feature the following speakers:
 
Rachel Morello-Frosch
Associate professor of environmental science, policy and management at UC Berkeley
"Where We Live and Risks to Health: Geography and Environmental Toxins in Los Angeles County"
 
Gina Solomon
Deputy secretary for science and health at the California Environmental Protection Agency and clinical professor of medicine at UC San Francisco
"Taking Action to Protect Women's Health: Emerging Science from Research to Policy"
 
Martha Dina Arguello
Executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility–Los Angeles
"What Every Woman Can Do Now: Supporting Policy and Taking Personal Action"
 
 
WORKSHOPS:
The event will feature the following workshops:
 
Community advocacy
"Program Design and Lessons Learned from Salon Initiatives in Communities of Color"
 
Public policy
"Incorporating Reproductive Health into Environmental Initiatives"
 
Applying research
"Assessing Toxic Exposures in the Clinical Environment"
 
 
WHEN:
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 27
 
WHERE:      
California Endowment, Center for Healthy Communities (Yosemite Room)
1000 North Alameda Street , Los Angeles, Calif. 90012 (map)
 
PARKING | REGISTRATION:
Free parking is available at the California Endowment, Center for Healthy Communities. There is no cost for attending the symposium. The event is open to health professionals, academicians, community and government agencies, health care facilities, and students. To register, please contact Daphne Alexander at 310-794-8063 or dtalexander@mednet.ucla.edu.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:          
Kim Irwin | 310-794-2262 (office) | 310-435-9457 (cell)



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