American Chemical Society to host public interest forum on science in public policy on Oct. 27

October 21, 2010

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2010 -- The American Chemical Society (ACS), a member of Professionals for the Public Interest (PftPI), has organized a forum on "The Appropriate Use of Science in Public Policy." It will be held on Oct. 27 in the auditorium of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, in Washington, D.C. The presentation and discussion will be from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception.

The federal government relies on scientific studies to craft regulations intended to protect the health and safety of American workers, the general public, and the environment. The forum will explore ways to improve the process, to ensure utilization of the widest possible range of knowledge and expertise, avoid conflicts of interest and inappropriate influence, and ensure that science helps craft public policy.

Paul E. Almeida, Chair, PftPI, will introduce the session and Josh Trapani, Senior Policy Analyst, Association of American Universities, will moderate. The speakers include:
This event is free and open to the public with advance registration. To register, go to For more information, contact Jennifer Dorning at or 202-638-0320 x114.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 161,000 members, ACS is the world's largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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