Gulf War Illness: The Future for Dissatisfied Veterans

July 27, 2010
Start time: 10:00AM
Location: Room 334 Cannon House Office Building

Gulf War Illness: The Future for Dissatisfied Veterans

Webcast: http://veteransaffairs.edgeboss.net/wmedia/veteransaffairs/2010/100727_1.wvx

Opening Statements

Witness Testimonies

    Panel 1
  • Donald D. Overton, Jr., Executive Director, Veterans of Modern Warfare
  • Ian C. de Planque, Deputy Director, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission, American Legion
  • Paul Sullivan, Executive Director, Veterans for Common Sense

  • Panel 2
  • The Honorable Charles L. Cragin, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Stephen L. Hauser, M.D., Professor and Chair of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, and, Chair, Committee on Gulf War and Health: Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War, Update 2009, Board on the Health of Selection Populations, Institute of Medicine, The National Academies
  • James H. Binns, Chairman, Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses

  • Panel 3
  • John R. Gingrich, Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Accompanied By:
  • Victoria Cassano, M.D., MPH, Director, Radiation and Physical Exposures Service, Acting Director, Environmental Agents Service, Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Joel Kupersmith, M.D., Chief Research and Development Officer, Office of Research and Development, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Bradley G. Mayes, Director, Compensation and Pension Service, Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Submissions for the Record 

  • Adrian Atizado, Assistant National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans
  • Kirt P. Love, Director, Desert Storm Battle Registry, Crawford, TX
  • Vivianne Cisneros Wersel, Au.D., Chair, Government Relations Committee, Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.
  • James A. Bunker, President, National Gulf War Resource Center
  • Major Denise Nichols, RN, MSN, USAFR (Ret.), Vice Chair, National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition
  • Anthony Hardie, Member, Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses; Gulf War Steering Committee, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and Gulf War Illness Research Program Integration Panel, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Hearing Transcript