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  • Writer's pictureKirk Hartley

Science and Law Information at Upcoming Perrin Conferences Conference on “Cutting-Edge Issues

On March 17 and 18, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Perrin Conferences will put on its annual conference on Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation. As in the past, the very knowledgeable chairs chairs will include two Chicagoans (John Cooney and Tim Krippner), and a Texan (Jeff Simon). I’m looking forward to attending for the substance, the people and weather warmer than that of Chicago.

On science, the Friday morning March 18 sessions include the following two panels aimed at addressing the numbers of and sources of mesotheliomas. To my knowledge, the mesothelioma numbers talks by Tom Toce and Jorge Gallardo-Garcia will be their first public talks on the subject. Also, I believe Mr. Gallardo-Garcia testified in the Garlock trial.

"11:00 AM – By the Numbers: The Future of Mesothelioma in America

An actuarial evaluation of ongoing projections for future trends in Mesothelioma diagnosis in the United States

Jorge Gallardo-Garcia, Ph.D., Principal, Bates White Economic Consulting – Washington, DC

R. Scott Masterson, Esq., Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP – Atlanta, GA

Thomas Toce, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP – New York, NY

11:45 AM – Characterizing Bystander and Take Home Exposures to Airborne

Asbestos and Assessing the Respective Human Health Risks

Dallas Cowan, PhD, CIH, Senior Health Scientist, Cardno ChemRisk, Orange County, CA

*Additional speakers to be added

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