Plenary Sessions

Eighth International PCB Workshop: PCBs in Schools

Woods Hole, MA

October 5-9, 2014


Local Hosts: Gary Hunt (TRC Environmental) and John Stegeman (Woods Hole)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Arrived at MBL in the afternoon, register and check-in in the Swope Lobby, and place/hang your poster in the Swope Upper Lobby.

Dinner: 5:30- 7:00 Swope Dining Room


Sunday Plenary – Sponsored by: JM Environmental

7:00 – 9:00pm Lillie Auditorium

Welcome by John Stegeman

PCBs in New Bedford Harbor and Buzzards Bay: An Historical Perspective from 1970 to present . John Farrington, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute


9:00 – 11:00 Mixer and poster viewing Meigs Room

Monday, October 6, 2014

Breakfast 7:00 – 8:30 Swope Dining Room


Session A: Analytical Methods & Environmental Response (Chair Mitchell Erickson)

8:30 Congener Specific and Enantioselective Analysis of by-product PCBs

Takeshi Nakano, Osaka University

9:00 Identifying non-Aroclor PCB sources through fingerprinting

Lisa A. Rodenburg, Rutgers University

9:30 Lessons Learned from the Ghent, NY fire Incident Response

Mitchell Erickson, Homeland Security

10:00 In-situ treatment of PCBs in wetland and aqueous sediments

Charles A. Menzie, Exponent, Inc.

10:30 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing Meigs Room


Lunch 12:00 – 1:30 Swope Dining Room


Session B: Overview of Mechanisms of Toxicity (Chair John Stegeman)

1:30 Molecular responses to PCBs: An expanding view of response to non-dioxin-like (ortho-substituted) congeners.   John Stegeman, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

2:00 Modulation of AhR-dependent gene expression and relative AhR-inducing potencies of dioxin-like PCBs in lung epithelial cells.

Miroslav Machala, Veterinary Research Institute, Czech Republic

2:30 PCBs and Endocrine Disruptors. Robert Zoeller, University of Massachusetts

3:00  Coffee Break Lillie Lobby

3:30 Pregnancy disruption and anti-angiogenic effects of polychlorinated biphenyls.

Surendra Sharma, Brown U

4:00 Deficiency of adipocyte aryl hydrocarbon receptor prevents polychlorinated biphenyl-induced disruptions in glucose homeostasis. Lisa Cassis, University of Kentucky

4:30 Non-Dioxin like Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Diphenylethers: from RYR1 Channels to Muscle Dysfunction. Isaac Pessah, UC Davis


Dinner 5:30-7:00 Swope Dining Room


Monday Plenary – Sponsored by: Wellington Laboratories

7:00 – 9:00 Lillie Auditorium

Anniston, Alabama, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and human health.

David Carpenter, SUNY Albany

Anniston Community Health Survey. Linda S. Birnbaum, NIEHS


9:00 – 11:00 Mixer and poster viewing Meigs Room


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Breakfast 7:00 – 8:30 Swope Dining Room


Session C: PCBs in Building Materials – Origins/Sources and Behavior Indoors (Chair Gary Hunt)

8:30 National Investigation of PCB Sources in Danish Buildings.

Rune Haven, Grontmij, Denmark

8:55 MA Department of Public Health’s Experience Responding to PCBs in Building Materials and the Environment. Sharon Lee, Mass Department of Public Health

9:20 Polychlorinated Biphenyl Sources, Emissions and Environmental Levels in School Buildings. Kent Thomas, US EPA

9:45 Impact of Room Temperature on Indoor Air Concentrations of PCBs.

Nadja Lyng, Danish Building Research, Denmark

10:10 Coffee Break Lillie Lobby

10:40 Sources and Emissions of PCBs from Building Materials in Homes and Schools: Measurement and Modeling. Keri Hornbuckle, U Iowa

11:05 PCBs in Schools and Other Constructions. International Experience: Inventory, Remediation and Outcomes. Niklas, Johansson, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

11:30 PCBs in Buildings: A Global Problem Origins, Behavior and Corrective Actions………. Gary Hunt, TRC Environmental


Lunch 12:00 – 1:30 Swope Dining Room


Session D: PCBs in Schools- Problem Definition, Sources, Levels, Exposures & Remediation (Chair Mark Maddaloni)

1:30 PCBs in Schools. Robert F. Herrick, Harvard

2:00 PCBs in Region 1 Schools: Case Study. Kim Tisa, US EPA

2:30 Case Study: NYC’s Preferred Citywide Remedy for Addressing PCBs in Schools

Mark A. Maddaloni, US EPA

3:00 Coffee Break Lillie Lobby

3:30 Evaluating Noncancer Health Risks from Inhaled PCBs. Geniece Lehmann, US EPA

4:00 Exposure modeling for polychlorinated biphenyls in school buildings.

Kent Thomas, US EPA

4:30 Exposure Controls: Evaluation, Efficacy, and Cost.

David MacIntosh, Environmental Health and Engineering


Dinner 5:30-7:00 Swope Dining Room


Tuesday Plenary – Sponsored by: Con-Test Analytical Labortory

7:00 – 9:00 Lillie Auditorium

PCB emissions from a contaminated Lake Michigan harbor. Keri C. Hornbuckle, U Iowa

PCBs in Schools: What We Have Learned, Some Remaining Questions and Challenges Ahead. Gary Hunt, TRC Environmental


9:00 – 11:00 Mixer and poster viewing Meigs Room



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Breakfast 7:00 – 8:30 Swope Dining Room


Session E: Airborne PCB exposure: Possible toxic outcomes – what should we look for in teachers and school children? (Chairs, Avima Ruder and Larry Robertson)

8:30 PCBs metabolism to genotoxic compounds. Gabriele Ludewig, U Iowa)

9:00 Potential Roles for Sulfotransferases and Sulfated Metabolites in PCB-mediated Endocrine Disruption. Michael Duffel, U Iowa

9:30 PCBs & Cardiovascular Disease Risks. Bernhard Hennig, University of Kentucky

10:00 Coffee Break Lillie Lobby

10:30 Disruption of Adipogenesis by PCBs. Al Klingelhutz, U Iowa

11:00 Occupational and environmental polychlorinated-biphenyl-exposed cohorts. Avima Ruder, CDC/NIOSH

11:30 Translational Medicine? Considerations of the clinical evaluations of individuals exposed to PCBs in schools (or elsewhere). Kenneth Spaeth, LIJ Health System


Lunch 12:00 – 1:30 Swope Dining Room


Session F: Regulation & Policy (Chair, David Osterberg, U Iowa)

1:30 PCB Inhalation Exposure Assessment and Biomonitoring in the AESOP Study

Peter S. Thorne, U Iowa

2:00 Methods for evaluating PCB health outcomes at IARC and EPA

Vincent James Cogliano US EPA

2:30 Carcinogenicity of PCBs and PBBs. Beatrice Lauby-Secretan, IARC

3:00 Coffee Break Lillie Lobby

3:30 PCBs in Malibu Schools-How Regulations and Science Are Affecting Students, Teachers and Parents. Jennifer de Nicola, Malibu Unites

Short Poster Presentations

4:00 Understanding the molecular basis of evolved resistance to PCBs in fish and its impacts on sensitivity to multiple stressors. Mark Hahn, Woods Hole

4:15 An Inventory of PCBs in Chicago and Opportunities for Reduction in Airborne Emissions and Human Exposure. Scott Spak, U Iowa

4:30 Remediation of contaminated buildings – PCB concentrations in concrete before and after bake-out. Barbara Kolarik, Aalborg University

4:45 PCB Containing Building Materials in the Public Drinking Water Supply.

Malcolm Beeler, AECOM

5:00 Intervention to reduce PCBs: learnings from a controlled study of Anniston residents Ronald Jandacek, University of Cincinnati

5:15 A Proposal for the Next Workshop Takeshi Nakano (10 Minutes)


Dinner 5:30-7:00 Lobster Boil Swope Dining Room


9:00 – 11:00 Mixer and poster viewing Meigs Room


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Breakfast 7:00 – 8:30 Swope Dining Room

Depart with box lunch