This event ended on April 25, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

Burn Pit Educational and Legislative Conference

What's That Smell?


Thursday Apr 25, 2019 from 09:00 to 17:00 (UTC -04:00)

1201 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA - Richard L. Hurlbut Memorial Hall, 3rd Floor

When

Thursday Apr 25, 2019 from 09:00 to 17:00 (UTC -04:00)

Where

1201 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA - Richard L. Hurlbut Memorial Hall, 3rd Floor

Description

Veteran Warriors in partnership with Hunter Seven are proud to announce our first collaborative event.

We are holding an EDUCATIONAL AND LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE to discuss the current legislative efforts, ongoing research and available resources to those affected by exposures to toxins; from the use of open-air burn pits in military operations.

Our guests will include; clinical researchers, legislators, and subject-matter experts; all who will be available for questions and discussion.

Thursday, April 25, 20199am - 5pmThe Charles Sumner Museum - Richard L. Hurlbut Memorial Hall, 3rd Floor

1201 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 Seating is extremely LIMITED and pre-registration is required by the venue. Lunch will be available for purchase from "The Blue Zucchini" (an acclaimed catering firm in the area).

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"dELAY, dENY, hOPE you DIE"


Cmdr. JOHN B. WELLS, USN (RET)

Keynote Speaker: Cmdr. Wells has a lengthy career in military and veteran legal work and leads Military Veterans Advocacy, Inc is a 501(c)(3) ran by Executive Director, retired Navy Commander, John B. Wells, who is overseen by the members of the Board of Directors.


Col. DJ Reyes, USA, (Ret.), M.A., J.D.

*Senior Mentor/Coordinator, 13th Judicial Circuit Veterans Treatment Court *President/CEO, Cuspis Vir Consulting LLC Tampa FL *Retired U.S. Army


YN1 Lauren Price, USN, (Ret.), B.A., C.J.

*Founder / Managing Director, Veteran Warriors, Inc., since 2009 *Ten years of Naval service, including combat tour in Iraq. * Over twenty years experience in the federal court system *B.A. in Criminal Justice, A.A. in Psychology *Married to James Price *Five sons, three veterans, 1 active duty


LtCol. Sheri Boucher, MSN

has spent time on both the enlisted Army and the commissioned officer Air Force, serving over 27-years. LtCol. Boucher has seen firsthand the adverse health effects of burn pits in combat zones while deployed to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan...


Dr. David Butler, Ph.D.

Dr. Butler is the Director of the Office of Military and Veterans Health for the N.A.S.E.M. He was the National Academies staff officer for the study that resulted in the 2017 report "Assessment of the review and assessment of the VA’s Burn Pit Registry".


Jane Williams

Ms. Jane Williams is the executive director of California Communities Against Toxics. She has an extensive background in federal and state regulatory compliance for air quality, including past member of the Federal Advisory Committee on the Industrial Combustion Coordinated Rulemaking.

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM

ARRIVAL OF GUESTS

09:15 AM - 10:00 AM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER ADDRESS

Cmdr. John Wells, USN, (Ret.)

Will be providing background, current and future judicial and legislative efforts to provide those affected by toxic exposures, the benefits and services they earned.

(Last 15 minutes: Q&A session)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Dr. David Butler, Ph.D. is the Director of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Office of Military and Veterans Health and Medicine Division.  He was the Staff Officer on the Congressionally-mandated review and assessment of the VA’s “Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry” (released 2017); and will be discussing the NASEM findings.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Lt. Col. Sheri Boucher, MSN

Discussing “tertiary prevention” and flaws within the VA Burn Pit registry and ways to improve data collection methods.

Chelsey Poisson, RN-BSN

Discussing research trends, our data, correlations and trends in veteran’s healthcare via demographics, pre-deployment/during-deployment and post-deployment. Introducing “secondary prevention” strategies in the healthcare field related to legislation and the potential cost long term if not addressed properly.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

"Delay, Deny, Hope You Die"

Preview of select portions of a documentary on the Burn Pits and Toxic Exposures, produced by Greg Lovett and Morningstar Media

(Last 15 minutes: Q&A session)

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

YN1 Lauren Price, USN, (Ret)., BA,C.J.

Discussing an outline of past efforts (both legislative and judicial) from the veteran standpoint, current and prospective legislative efforts, available medical resources for those affected, and Veteran Warriors mission goals regarding toxic exposures.

  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

    LUNCH BREAK

    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Ms. Jane Williams, Executive Director, California Communities Against Toxics, Cease Fire Campaign

    Discussing the legal and regulatory parameters within the U.S., of chemical emissions from open-air burn pits; and the federal governmental agencies that are currently operating them.

    (Last 15 minutes: Q&A session)

    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM

    Col. DJ Reyes, USA, (Ret.)

    Discussing lifestyle and living with a terminal illness contracted

    from exposure to burn pits. Specific details on remaining in the workforce, keeping fit and having a positive outlook toward the future.

    (Last 15 minutes: Q&A session)

    02:30 PM - 02:45 PM

    BREAK

    02:45 PM - 04:00 PM

    Impact stories from burn pit victims and their families.

    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Roundtable and open discussion.

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