From PBB to PFAS: Addressing Michigan’s Large Scale Chemical Contaminations

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Michigan League, 911 N. UNIVERSITY AVE Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Registration (free) is required.


The PBB to PFAS Symposium will provide a unique venue for fostering collaboration between researchers and community members with:

• Keynote address by Dr. Linda Birnbaum (Director NIEHS, retired)

• Presentations by community residents and academic researchers working on PBB and PFAS health impacts

• Breakout groups focused on strategies for building effective community-academic collaborations

• Organized by UM's Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD), Central Michigan University's Dept of History, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Emory University’s HERCULES Exposome Research Center

• Additional Speakers:

  • Michele Marcus, PhD, Emory University’s Michigan PBB Registry
  • Jane Keon, Pine River Superfund Citizen Task Force
  • Francis Spaniola, former Michigan State Representative
  • Tony Spaniola, JD, creator Michigan Cancer Registry
  • Courtney Carignan, PhD, Michigan State University
  • Monica Lewis-Patrick, President & CEO, River Network and We The People of Detroit

• More speakers and breakout sessions to be announced
• Keynote address by Dr. Birnbaum will be livestreamed

Register for In- Person Event in Ann Arbor 


Register for Keynote Livestream