[Pharmwaste] Practice Greenhealth Webinar: Mind your Ps & Us! Managing Pharmaceutical Waste

Evin Guy Evin at teleosis.org
Wed May 6 19:52:26 EDT 2009


Greening Operations Series: Mind your Ps & Us! Managing Pharmaceutical
Waste Including an update of the 2008 10-Step Blueprint for Health Care
Facilities in the United States


May 15, 2009 - 1:00 PM Eastern
Cost: $150 (FREE if you are a member of Practice Greenhealth)
Register Online:
www.practicegreenhealth.org/tools/webinars/calendar/details/456
<http://www.practicegreenhealth.org/tools/webinars/calendar/details/456>


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Evin Guy
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Coming next week...


Greening Operations Series: Mind your Ps & Us! Managing Pharmaceutical
Waste Including an update of the 2008 10-Step Blueprint for Health Care
Facilities in the United States


May 15, 2009 - 1:00 PM Eastern
Cost: $150 (If you are a member of Practice Greenhealth, just enter your
Subscriber ID for free access.)
Register Online:
www.practicegreenhealth.org/tools/webinars/calendar/details/456


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Topic


Research is documenting with increasing frequency that many "emerging
contaminants" (ECs) such as pharmaceuticals, hormones, and fragrances
that have not historically been considered as environmental contaminants
are present across the world. These emerging contaminants are commonly
detected in municipal, agricultural, and industrial wastewater sources.
Since 1998, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Emerging
Contaminants Project (http://toxics.usgs.gov/regional/emc/index.html)
has been conducting "source to receptor" research on this rapidly
advancing topic.


Learning Objectives


*	Develop the analytical tools required for detecting ECs in the
environment 
*	Document the environmental occurrence and concentration of ECs 
*	Characterize contaminant sources and their potential pathways
into the environment 
*	Determine processes and factors that affect the transport and
fate of ECs 
*	Assess the potential deleterious effects of ECs and complex
mixtures of ECs on aquatic and terrestrial organisms 


Presenters


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Dana Kolpin, U.S. Geological Survey

Dana Kolpin is a research hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey in
Iowa City, IA. He received his B.S. from Iowa State University and his
M.S. from the University of Iowa (both in geology). His research
interests include the occurrence of pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and
other emerging contaminants in the environment. He has published over
100 papers and reports on environmental contaminants. He has been the
project chief of the USGS Toxic Program's Emerging Contaminants Project
since 1998.

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Charlotte Smith, R. Ph., M.S.

Charlotte Smith is Director of PharmEcology Services, part of Waste
Management Healthcare Solutions (WMHS). She founded PharmEcology
Associates, LLC in 2000 and sold the company to WMHS in April of 2009.
Waste Management, Inc. is North America's leading provider of
comprehensive waste management and environmental services. Based in
Houston, Texas, it is a FORTUNE 200 company with revenues of
approximately $13 billion and more than 45,000 employees.

Being a part of WMHS will enable PharmEcology to assist the healthcare
industry in reducing and managing pharmaceutical waste even more
effectively. In addition to her work with PharmEcology, she is also a
co-founder of Capital Returns, Inc., a nationally known pharmaceutical
reverse distributor in 1991 and for 10 years served as president and
chief regulatory advisor.

Ms. Smith is a registered pharmacist who received her BS in Pharmacy and
MS in Continuing and Vocational Education from the University of
Wisconsin. She is a member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, the
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the American Society
for Healthcare Environmental Services.

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Russell Mankes, PhD

Russell F. Mankes, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Center of
Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience and the Center for Immunology and
Microbial Disease at Albany Medical College. Dr Mankes has authored or
co-authored over 90 scientific and technical publications and has held
numerous research grants in reproductive toxicology and birth defects
research. He serves as Toxicologist, Chemical Hygiene Officer and
Responsible Official for the Albany Medical Center. Dr Mankes was a 2006
US EPA Environmental Quality Awardee and has been awarded a two year
$153,000 US EPA Grant for Pharmaceuticals Waste Minimization. He chairs
Albany Medical Center's Controlled Substance Governing Board and is a
member of the Centers Hazardous Materials Response team. He is
responsible for compliance with Select Agent Regulations, State and
Federal RCRA regulations as well as JCAHO's EoC standards for Hazard!
ous Materials and Waste Management. Dr Mankes received his doctorate in
Experimental Pathology and Environmental Toxicology from the Albany
Medical College.

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John Simpson

John has over 16 years of experience in the hazardous waste field, which
includes extensive exposure to a multitude of hazardous waste streams
and regulations. Over the past five years, John was involved with the
development and implementation of many initial Rx Waste programs in the
United States, and he continues to be involved with new program startups
every day.

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