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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time (Central)Program
10:00–10:15 a.m.Welcome and Introductions

Evelyn F. Davis, Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP, Atlanta, GA
Joseph D. Cohen, Porter Hedges LLP, Houston, TX
10:15–11:15 a.m.Virtual Trial – Real Error

This presentation will address the ethical issues associated with remote trials.

Edward R. Hugo, Hugo Parker, LLP, San Francisco, CA
11:15–11:25 a.m.Break
11:25 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Daubert Challenges of Novel Plaintiffs' Analytical Methods/FDA Counting Criteria

This session will address recent challenges to new testing methodologies.

Christopher S. Kozak, Landman Corsi Ballaine & Ford P.C., Newark, NJ
12:00–12:30 p.m.Break
12:30–1:15 p.m.Malignant Mesothelioma and Its Non-Asbestos Causes: Talcum Powder Does not Create Occult Asbestos Exposure

Eric D. Cook, Willcox Savage, P.C., Norfolk, VA
1:15–1:25 p.m.Break
1:25–2:10 p.m.Breakout 1: ISRTP

Dennis J. Paustenbach, PhD, DABT, CIH, Paustenbach & Associates, Jackson, WY
David G. Sarvadi, Keller and Heckman, LLP, Washington, DC

Breakout 2: Retailer Liability

This session will focus on liability issues related to retailers of talcum powder products.

Keith M. Ameele, Foley & Mansfield, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Ira D. Goldberg, BHC Law Group, Emeryville, CA

Breakout 3: Carrier Breakout Session

Amanda Webber, Allianz Resolution Management, Novato, CA
2:10–2:20 p.m.Break
2:20–3:20 p.m.Rosner and Williams Miner and Miller Studies and "Potential Airborne Asbestos Exposure and Risk Associated with the Historical Use of Cosmetic Talcum Powder Products"

This presentation will focus on the recent Rosner and Williams Miner and Miller Studies.

Amanda M. Burns, MSPH, DABT, Cardno ChemRisk, Brooklyn, NY
3:20–3:25 p.m.Break or Adjourn
3:25–4:25 p.m.Networking Activities

Friday, May 14, 2021

Time (Central)Program
10:00–10:10 a.m.Welcome and Introductions

Edward R. Ulloa, Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
10:10–11:10 a.m.Issues to Confront with Jury Selection

This presentation will focus on current affairs as they relate to jury selection. It will provide an overview of four main areas, including the COVID-19 pandemic, female jurors as they relates to talcum powder use, the current racial strife, and manufacturers removal of talcum products mid-litigation 

Susan G. Fillichio, Fillichio & Hastings Litigation Consulting, El Segundo, CA
Rick R. Fuentes, PhD, R&D Strategic Solutions, LLC, Mobile, AL
11:10–11:20 a.m.Break
11:20 a.m.–12:05 p.m.Potential Carcinogenicity of Fragrance and Heavy Metal from Cosmetic Talc

Brent D. Kerger, PhD, DABT, Exponent, Orange County, CA
Anne E. Loccisano, Exponent, Orange County, CA
12:05–12:15 p.m.Break
12:15–12:50 p.m.Occupational Exposures to Cosmetic Talc and Risk of Mesothelioma: An Updated Pooled Cohort and Statistical Power Analysis with Considerations for Latency Period

A. Michael Ierardi, MES, MS, Cardno ChemRisk, Brooklyn, NY
12:50–1:00 p.m.Break
1:00–1:45 p.m.Plaintiffs' Attack on Cosmetic Talc Epidemiology

Erika L. Muse, Foley & Mansfield, New York, NY
1:45–1:50 p.m.Break or Adjourn
1:50–2:50 p.m.Networking Activities