January 11, 2008

Wednesday, January 16th at the Lung Association headquarters.11:45-1:45.

James Goldstene: Executive Director of CARB will make a presentation about California’s challenges in reducing greenhouse gases – and how health/medical organizations and health/medical professionals can help move this issue forward.

Nidia Bautista: from Coalition for Clean Air will discuss the on-road truck rule to reduce diesel emissions, and Tom Addison from CMA will briefly discuss the recent air quality resolutions passed by the CA Medical Association.

Tom Addison: from CMA will briefly discuss the recent air quality resolutions passed by the CA Medical Association.

Eight statewide health/medical groups will be attending, along with a few individual physicians.

There will be call-in capabilities:
Teleconferencing: contact linwiner@earthlink.net for phone number/access code

American Lung Association of California Conference Room
1029 “J” Street, Suite 450, Sacramento
Lunch Provided: RSVP by January 11th (linwiner@earthlink.net)

AGENDA

11:45:Meet and Greet, Buffet Lunch Available

12:00:Welcome, Introductions, Purpose of Health Network
Linda Weiner, Director of Air Quality Advocacy & Outreach, American Lung Association of California (ALAC).

12:10:Update: “Recent Health Research and Global Warming Health Impacts.” Bonnie Holmes-Gen, Senior Policy Director, ALAC.

12:20:Update: “California Medical Association Recent Air Quality Resolutions.” Thomas Addison, M.D., California Thoracic Society delegate to CMA.

12:25: “Global Warming: Current Challenges and Key Strategies for Implementation of AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act.” James Goldstene, Director, California Air Resources Board.

Questions/Answers/Group Discussion

1:00:“Key Regulatory and Legislative Actions on Diesel Control.”

Regulatory: Nidia Bautista, Community Engagement Director, Coalition for Clean Air.
Legislative: Bonnie Holmes-Gen

1:20:Future Advocacy Efforts and Next Steps: Group Discussion. Facilitated by Linda Weiner