FWP Medical Screening Webinar 2023

March 8, 2023 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

DOE and the Former Worker Programs are partnering to host a public webinar that will share information about beryllium and the beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test (BeLPT).

The panelists will discuss the origin and use of beryllium, the BeLPT, who should have a BeLPT, and why it is important to schedule a BeLPT through your Former Worker Medical Screening Program.

Jamie L. Stalker, M.D.

Dr. Stalker is the Senior Director and Principal Investigator of the National Supplemental Screening Program (NSSP) and Medical Director of the ORISE Beryllium Laboratory. She has extensive experience as a Site Occupational Medical Director in the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. Prior to joining the NSSP in 2021, Dr. Stalker spent 20 years practicing occupational medicine, including 15 years managing an onsite occupational health program.

Lee S. Newman, M.D., M.A., FCCP, FACOEM, F. Collegium Ramazzini

Dr. Newman is Co-Principal Investigator of the National Supplemental Screening Program (NSSP) and is recognized for his contributions to our understanding of how beryllium affects the immune system. He pioneered the use of the beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test (BeLPT) and was instrumental in bringing this test into routine use for both clinical diagnosis and screening of beryllium-exposed workers, leading to the current clinical definition of beryllium sensitization and chronic beryllium disease.

Moderator Discussion

  • Beryllium metal (Beryllium Facts, including the Why and Where concerning its use)
  • Beryllium health impacts (Sensitization, Chronic Beryllium Disease, Common or Rare?)
  • BeLPT (The Test, What the Results Mean, and What Labs Offer the BeLPT)
  • Be Sensitization (Next Steps - for those who are sensitized)

About the FWP

The Former Worker Medical Screening Program (FWP) provides ongoing medical screening examinations, at no cost, to all former DOE Federal, contractor, and subcontractor workers who may be at risk for occupational diseases. The FWP is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS) and reflects our commitment to the health and safety of all DOE workers - past and present - who have served the Nation in its National security and other missions.


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