PFAS: Principles for Decision Making under Uncertainty

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 12:00 PM until 1:00 PMEastern Standard Time

Online Event

Title:          Principles for decision making under uncertainty
Date:          November 16, 2022
Time:         12 pm – 1:00 pm
Speaker:    Dr. Kevin Elliott, Michigan State University

The principles that were developed for clinical evaluation or biological testing given substantial scientific uncertainty about health effects or the value of such measures in informing care - And how these principles address the related social and ethical implications of testing will be discussed.

Dr. Kevin Elliott is a Professor at Michigan State University with joint appointments in Lyman Briggs College, the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Department of Philosophy. His research lies at the intersection of the philosophy of science, research ethics, and environmental ethics. Much of his scholarship has focused on the roles of ethical and social values in scientific research on environmental pollution. His work also addresses ethical issues related to science communication, science policy, and team science. He was a co-author for the recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) report, Guidance on PFAS Exposure, Testing, and Clinical Follow-up (2022)


This series is based on Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) strategies. It is an innovative tele-mentoring program designed to create virtual communities of learners by bringing together healthcare providers and subject matter experts using videoconference technology, brief lecture presentations, and case-based learning, fostering an “all learn, all teach” approach.

Participants are engaged in the bi-directional virtual knowledge network by sharing clinical challenges and learning from experts and peers.  

During an ECHO session, participants present real (anonymized) cases to the specialists—and each other—for discussion and recommendations. Participants learn from one another, as knowledge is tested and refined through a local lens.

Each participant will earn one CE for attending each session. There is no cost for participating in any of the sessions.


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