Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, November 2021

Meeting Date & Time: Monday, November 8, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:30pm



Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting
November 8, 2021: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

This meeting will be held by webinar; please join by 9:55 am.
To access the webinar, follow these instructions.

All times shown below are approximate and subject to change.


Logistics (~9:55 am)
        Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

Welcome (~10:00 am)
        Vince Cogliano, PhD, Deputy Director, OEHHA

Overview of the Meeting (~10:05 am)
        Meg Schwarzman, MD, MPH, Chair, Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP)

Program Update and Overview of California Activities on Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl
(~10:10 am)
        Presentation: Nerissa Wu, PhD, MPH, California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
        Presentation: Karl Palmer, Department of Toxic Substances Control
        Presentation: Kathleen Attfield, ScD, CDPH
        Panel Questions
        Public Comment
        Panel Discussion and Input

Methods for PFAS Analysis: Possibilities and Challenges (~11:40 am)
        Presentation: Anna Kärrman, PhD, Örebro University
        Panel and Audience Questions

Lunch (~12:25 pm)

Relative Importance of PFAS Exposure Sources for the General U.S. Population (~1:25 pm)
        Presentation: Elsie Sunderland, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health
        Panel and Audience Questions

PFAS in Indoor Environments and Drinking Water: Relevance for Human Exposure (~2:05 pm)
        Presentation: Kate Hoffman, PhD, Duke University
        Panel and Audience Questions

Break (~2:45 pm)

Afternoon Discussion Session (~3:00 pm)
  PFAS Biomonitoring to Support Exposure Reduction Efforts: Next Steps
        Introduction: Meg Schwarzman, MD, MPH, SGP Chair
        Panel, Guest Speaker, and Audience Discussion

Plan for 2022 SGP Meetings (~4:05 pm)
        Presentation: OEHHA
        Panel and Audience Comments

Open Public Comment Period (~4:20 pm)

Wrap-up and Adjournment (~4:30 pm)


Webinar Instructions

Please check back later for information on how to register for the webinar.

Meeting Participation and Comment

The order of items on the agenda is subject to change at the discretion of the Chair.

Members of the public and representatives of organizations are invited to participate in the SGP meeting via the webinar. To ensure that the meeting proceeds on schedule and all commenters have the opportunity to speak, public comments may be subject to time limits. Comments on an agenda item can be submitted through the webinar platform during the meeting, or sent to

If you have written materials about an agenda item that you would like to submit, please send an electronic copy to Relevant materials will be distributed to the SGP.

Biomonitoring California complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by ensuring that the facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, and by providing this notice and information in alternative formats when requested. If you have special accommodation or language needs, please contact the program by calling (916) 324-2829 or by sending an e-mail to TTY/TDD/Speech-to-Speech users may dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service. It is requested, but not required, that you contact us at least five days before the meeting so we can ensure that the necessary staff or equipment will be available for you at the meeting. 

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