Hybrid VA Military Toxic Exposure Conference 2023

VA Military Toxic Exposure Conference 2023

VA Military Toxic Exposure Conference hosted by West Virginia University iTOX Center

Conference is on Oct 31, 2023 at the Holiday Inn University Area and on-line from 8 AM to 12:30 PM EDT. Please be sure to register so we can track attendance accurately. Reservations for the Holiday Inn must be made by October 10th, 2023.

Background: Millions of U.S. troops were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan from 2001 to 2011 and were exposed to either toxic airborne hazards or open-air burn pits. These exposures may have had profound biologic consequences on their health and wellness, yet there are major gaps in our understanding and systematic research approaches for developing targeted therapeutics and care models. To learn more about military-related airborne hazards and burn pit exposure please visit https://www.publichealth.va.gov

Meeting Goals: To support building a learning community of preclinical and clinical experts and Veteran advocacy groups to help improve the awareness and best practices for burn-pit Veterans and highlight the long- term and lasting health and wellness effects of repeated exposures to airborne hazards or open-air burn pits and identify systematic approaches for effective and impactful bench-to-bedside implementation research.