Toxic Exposure: Examining the VA’s Presumptive Disability Decision-Making Process

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Russell Senate Office Building SR-418

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Agenda

Panel I

Dr. Patricia R. Hastings, Chief Consultant, Post-Deployment Health (VA)

    Accompanied by:

    Dr. Drew Helmer, Director, War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)

Dr. Terry M. Rauch, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight

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Panel II

Dr. David Butler, Director, Office of Military and Veterans Health, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Mr. Shane L. Liermann, DAV Deputy National Legislative Director for Benefits

Dr. Robert Miller, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Witnesses

  1. Dr. Patricia Hastings
    Chief Consultant
    Post-Deployment Health (VA)
  2. Dr. Drew Helmer
    Director
    War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)
  3. Dr. Terry Rauch
    Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight
    Department of Defense
  4. Dr. David Butler
    Director
    Office of Military and Veterans Health, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  5. Shane Liermann
    Assistant National Legislative Director
    Disabled American Veterans
  6. Dr. Robert Miller
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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