Corporate Influence on Scientific Research
and Science-Based Policy
|July 11, 2003 ♦ Washington, DC|
|Wyndham City Center Hotel 1143 New
Hampshire Ave. NW|
(4 blocks from Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom)
|9:00-9:10||Welcome - Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., Executive Director, CSPI|
|9:10-9:20||Introduction - Virginia A. Sharpe, Ph.D., Project Director, Integrity in Science, CSPI|
|9:20-9:50||KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Hidden Costs of Science in the Private Interest|
|Sheldon Krimsky, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Urban and Envrionmental Policy & Planning, Tufts University.|
|9:50-10:50||Industry Dollars Set the Agenda|
Moderator - Jennifer Washburn, Freelance Journalist and Fellow, New America Foundation.
|Paying the Piper, Picking the Tune: Drug Companies and Clinical Researchers.|
Drummond Rennie, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.P. - Professor, University of California at San Francisco, Institute for Health Policy Studies. Deputy editor (West), Journal of the American Medical Association.
|Risky Business: Tobacco Industry Manipulation of Scientific Research.|
Lisa A. Bero, Ph.D. - Professor, University of California at San Francisco, Institute for Health Policy Studies.
|11:20-12:45||Silencing the Scientists|
Moderator - Amy Kostant, Environmental Media Services.
|Poisoning our Minds: Industry Attempts to Silence the Science of Childhood Lead Poisoning.|
Herbert Needleman, M.D. - Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh.
|Stifling Science: Attacks on Government Scientists after the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.|
Jeffrey Short, M.S. - Chief Chemist, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
|Industry Responses to Publicized Links between Water Quality Degradation and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.|
JoAnn M. Burkholder, Ph.D. - Professor of Aquatic Botany and Director of the Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology at North Carolina State University.
|The "Chilling Effect" on Environmental Health Research: Industry Tactics and Institutional Disincentives.|
Steven Wing, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
|12:45-2:00||LUNCH (City Center Ballroom)|
|Presentation to Herbert Needleman, M.D. of the Inaugural CSPI Award for Integrity in Science in honor of Rachel Carson|
|Michael Jacobson, Ph.D. - Executive Director, CSPI.|
Bailus Walker, Jr., Ph.D, M.P.H. - Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine.
|2:00-3:15||Hiding the Facts|
Moderator - Art Jaeger, Consumer Federation of America.
|Deceit and Denial in the Lead Industry.|
Gerald Markowitz, Ph.D. - Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center.
David Rosner, Ph.D. - Professor of History, Columbia University.
|Dispensing with the Truth: Drug Companies, Spin Doctors and Corporate Junk Science.|
Alicia Mundy - Fellow, New America Foundation and author of Dispensing with the Truth: The Victims, the Drug Companies, and the Dramatic Story Behind the Battle of Fen-Phen.
|The Asbestos Industry's Assault on Science and Society.|
Barry Castleman, Sc.D. - Environmental Consultant and author of Asbestos: Medical and Legal Aspects.
|3:15-4:20||The Media's Role in Scientific Communication and Conflict of Interest Disclosure.|
Moderator - Janet Raloff, Science News.
|Biotech Debates and Media Opportunities.|
Neil Munro - Journalist, The National Journal.
|Telling It Like It Isn't: The Stories Behind the Stories of "Medical Miracles."|
Trudy Lieberman - Journalist and Director of the Center for Consumer Health Choices, Consumers Union.
Cornelia Dean - Fellow, Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University and former Science Editor, The New York Times.
|4:45-5:55||The Role of Industry in Shaping Regulatory Policy|
Moderator - Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., CSPI.
|Tools or Weapons? Pharmacokinetic models, Transgenics, and Toxicogenomics in the Regulatory Setting.|
Jennifer Sass, Ph.D. - Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council.
|Food Industry Influence on Dietary Advice, Nutrition Science, and Government Nutrition Policy.|
Marion Nestle, Ph.D., M.P.H. - Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, New York University.
|Manufacturing Uncertainty: Contested Science and the Protection of the Public's Health and Environment.|
David Michaels, Ph.D., M.P.H. - Research Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environment, Safety and Health, 1998-2001.