Event Details

We invite you to join the open session of our first committee meeting. During this session, presentations will be made by the project sponsors: the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additionally, we will host a public comment period. For those participating remotely, public comments can be submitted via this page and will be presented to the committee during their closed session on Feb. 9.

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You may attend in person or online via web conference. Registration is required to attend: either to have your name on the building's security list, or to receive the web conference link. Seating is limited at our meeting space.

Please contact Senior Project Assistant, Remy Chappetta, at [email protected] with any questions regarding meeting logistics.


Tentative Agenda (as of 19 Jan.)

10:45 Doors Open

11:00–11:15 Introductions and Review of Meeting Agenda
Joan Rose, Chair, Michigan State University

11:15–11:30 Introduction to the National Academies and the Committee Process
Laura Ehlers, Study Director, Water Science and Technology Board

11:30–12:30 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Request for the Study
• Legionella Epidemiology
• Environmental Testing and Investigation of Legionella
• Laboratory Methods
Sam Posner, Laura Cooley, Jason Kunz, and Brian Raphael, CDC

12:30–1:30 Break for Lunch

1:30–2:30 Department of Veterans Affairs
• Request for the Study
• Clinical and Environmental Testing
• Engineering Controls in Building Water Systems
• Current VA policy and decision-making
Shantini Gamage and Oleh Kowalskyj, DVA

2:30–3:15 Safe Drinking Water Act Perspective: Legionella
TBD, EPA Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water

3:15–3:30 Sloan Foundation Request for the Study
Paula Olsiewski, Sloan Foundation

3:30–3:45 Break

3:45–5:00 Open Mic Session

5:00 Adjourn


  • When: Thu Feb. 8
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Address: 2101 Constitution Avenue Northwest
    Washington DC,US 20418

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