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Complementary and Integrative Interventions To Prevent and Mitigate the Effects of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

Date: June 10, 2024 to June 11, 2024

Event Description

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is partnering with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to hold a 2-day workshop to stimulate discussion about and interest in researching ways to reduce and mitigate the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in people who have been exposed. “Complementary and Integrative Interventions To Prevent and Mitigate the Effects of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals” will take place June 10–11, 2024. Spanish-language interpretation will be provided for those who indicate the need. 

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  • Members of the public may join by livestream and ask questions in advance of the meeting. 

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All times are Eastern Time

Day 1: June 10, 2024

9:30–9:45 a.m. | Welcome           

  • Sekai Chideya, M.D., M.P.H. (NCCIH) 
  • Helene M. Langevin, M.D. (NCCIH)
  • Richard Woychik, Ph.D. (NIEHS)
  • Stefan Pasiakos, Ph.D. (Office of Dietary Supplements [ODS])

9:45–10:05 a.m. | Setting the Stage: An Introduction to the EDC Landscape 

  • Heather Patisaul, Ph.D. (NIEHS)

10:05–10:25 a.m. | Lost in Translation No Longer: Building Clinical Action From Endocrine Disruptor Science

  • Robert Sargis, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System)

10:25–10:40 a.m. | Joint Q&A for Drs. Patisaul and Sargis

10:40–11:10 a.m. | Community Member Perspective

  • Neil McMillan (International Association of Fire Fighters)  

11:10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Lifestyle, Including Diet, Sleep, and Physical Activity      

  • Moderator: Michele Marcus, Ph.D., M.P.H. (Emory University)
    • Rita Strakovsky, R.D., Ph.D. (Michigan State University)
    • Karen Peterson, R.D., D.Sc. (University of Michigan)
    • Joseph Braun, M.S.P.H., Ph.D., R.N. (Brown University)
    • Michael Petriello, Ph.D. (Wayne State University)
    • Detlef Birkholz, M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Chem. (D.A. Birkholz, Analytical Consultant, Inc.) 

12:30–1:30 p.m. | LUNCH BREAK

1:30–2:40 p.m. | The Microbiome and Metabolome 

  • Moderator: Hye-Sook Kim, Ph.D. (NCCIH)
    • Cheryl Rosenfeld, D.V.M., Ph.D. (University of Missouri)
    • Varykina Thackray, Ph.D. (University of California, San Diego) 
    • Jordan Bisanz, Ph.D. (Penn State University)
    • Diana Roopchand, Ph.D. (Rutgers University)

2:40–3:20 p.m. | Supplements and Natural Products 

  •  Moderator: Sekai Chideya, M.D., M.P.H. (NCCIH) 
    • Melissa Melough, Ph.D., R.D. (University of Delaware)
    • Yu Zhang, Ph.D. (Harvard University)

3:20–3:50 p.m. | Mindfulness in the Face of Toxicity: A Framework for EDC Prevention and Mitigation             

  •  Moderator: Jennifer Baumgartner, Ph.D. (NCCIH)
    • Eric Loucks, Ph.D. (Brown University)

3:50–4:10 p.m. | BREAK 

4:10–4:45 p.m. | Community Member Perspective          

  • Hormis Bedolla (Alianza Nacional de Campesinas)

4:45–5:30 p.m. | From Evidence to Action—Reducing Exposure and Mitigating Risks

  • Carmen Messerlian, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Harvard University)

5:30 p.m. | Day 1 Closing

  • Thad Schug, Ph.D. (NIEHS)  


Day 2: June 11, 2024

9:30–9:40 a.m. | Welcome to Day 2 

  • Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. (NCCIH) 

9:40–10:10 a.m. | Community Member Perspective

  • Laurene Allen, L.I.C.S.W. (Merrimack Citizens for Clean Water)

10:10–11:10 a.m. | EDCs as Drivers of Health Disparities

  • Moderator: JoyAnn Courtney, Ph.D. (National Institutes of Health/Office of the Director)
    • Lindsey Treviño, Ph.D. (City of Hope, Los Angeles)
    • Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá, Ph.D., M.Sc. (Johns Hopkins University)
    • Leonardo Trasande, M.D., M.P.P. (New York University) 
    • Ami Zota, Sc.D. (Columbia University)

11:10 a.m.–noon | Resiliency Against EDC-Associated Diseases

  • Moderator: LaVerne Brown, Ph.D. (OD/ODS)
    • Mark Williams, Ph.D., COR (Defense Centers for Public Health-Aberdeen)
    • Lilly Marcelin, M.S. (Resilient Sisterhood Project)
    • Jyoti Mishra, Ph.D., M.B.A. (University of California, San Diego)
    • Karen Litwa, Ph.D. (East Carolina University)  

Noon–1:00 p.m. | LUNCH BREAK

1:00–1:30 p.m. | Health Care Provider Perspective

  • Omowunmi Osinubi, M.D., M.Sc., M.B.A. (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) 

1:30–2:45 p.m. | Community Member and Clinician Panel to Inform Research

  • Moderator: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. (NCCIH)
    • Viola Waghiyi (Alaska Community Action on Toxics)
    • Amy Tamayo, J.D. (Alianza Nacional de Campesinas)
    • Laurene Allen, L.I.C.S.W. (Merrimack Citizens for Clean Water)
    • Marya Zlatnik, M.D. (University of California, San Francisco)
    • Sheela Sathyanarayana, M.D., M.P.H. (University of Washington)
    • Omowunmi Osinubi, M.D., M.Sc., M.B.A. (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

2:45–3:15 p.m. | Putting It All Together and Next Steps                                                  

  • Moderators: Thad Schug, Ph.D. (NIEHS) and Sekai Chideya, M.D., M.P.H. (NCCIH)

3:15 p.m. | Closing                 

  • Sekai Chideya, M.D., M.P.H. (NCCIH)