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New Science, New Solutions Explored at Heinz Conference

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Since 1996 Teresa Heinz has been pioneering the way women approach common (and not so common) health concerns with her annual conference "Women's Health & the Environment."

Over 2,000 women and men interested in the developing trends in women's health and their connection to environmental factors are attending this free event, taking place today in Pittsburgh.
Titled "New Science, New Solutions," it features keynote addresses from Teresa herself; Dr. Regina Benjamin, US Surgeon General; Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency; and Slow Death by Rubber Duck co-authors Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie.
Supplementing the four keynote addresses are two panel discussions moderated by Environmental Health Sciences CEO and Chief of Scientists John Peterson Meyers, PhD. Each will have four environmental health experts debating different parts of the conference's theme.
EWG President Ken Cook with be on the afternoon panel discussing "New Solutions" along with notable colleagues Dr. Alan Greene, peditrican, author and founder of; Jeannie Rizzo, President and CEO of the Breast Cancer Fund; and Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power.
The list of speakers could be anyone's pick for an environmental health fantasy team. You can catch a live webcast of the conference by signing up here. Also, tune into Enviroblog throughout the day where we'll be live-blogging on the ins and outs of the discussions.
EWG tips its hat to those who made this day possible -- the Heinz Endowments, Teresa Heinz and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. They are all working to fuel the power of information to protect our planet and its inhabitants.
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