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2017 Lead Conference

Lead Conference 2017
Andrew MacGowan III; Ralph Spezio Ed.D.; Pat McLaine Dr.P.H., M.P.H., R.N.; Stanley Schaffer M.D., M.S.; Peter Simon M.D., M.P.H.

The Effects of Lead Exposure on Learning: The Way Forward

Our conference was held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in Rochester NY

In 2011 over 25,000 New York State children had blood lead levels at or above the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reference level of 5 ug/dL. These children are now in school. Are their teachers aware that they are at greater risk of having learning disabilities and behavior problems due to earlier lead exposure? Do schools and educators know which children have had lead exposure and how to help them succeed? In 2015, the CDC published Educational Interventions for Children Affected by Lead, an expert panel report that recommended that schools closely track the educational progress of these children and intervene early if educational or behavioral issues arise. Our conference focused on this report and what we can do to help lead-exposed children learn and reach their full potential in school and beyond.

Stanley Schaffer, M.D., M.S.

Pat McLaine, Dr.P.H., P.H., R.N.

Peter Simon, M.D., M.P.H.

Panel Discussion moderated by Dirk Hightower, Ph.D.

  • Implementing ‘Educational Interventions for Children Affected by Lead’ - the CDC’s 2015 Expert Panel Recommendations – How Can We Get it Done?
  • Video time segment 2:08:30-2:42:40
  • Panel:
    • Ray Giamartino Jr, Ed.D.
    • Patricia McLaine, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., R.N.
    • Wade Norwood, NYS Regent
    • Peter Simon, M.D., M.P.H.

Theodore Lidsky, Ph.D.

Panel Discussion moderated by Andrew MacGowan III

  • How Can Schools Address the Needs of Individual Students Affected by Lead?
  • Video time segment 4:04:30-4:36:20
  • Panel:
    • Suzanne Bamonto, Ph.D.
    • Elizabeth Devaney, M.M.
    • Kathy Graupman, M.Ed.
    • Caterina Leone Mannino, Principal

Ralph Spezio, Ed.D.

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