Dakin provides professional notetaking (rapporteur) services for
scientific conferences and workshops. She takes detailed notes on
presentations and panel discussions and provides a summary in the
form of a written report. As requested, she also facilitates drafting
of reports by participants during conferences.
confers with clients on the following aspects of each assignment:
level of detail for the report
report organization (chronological or topic)
identification of speakers
editorial and writing style
availability of reference materials
on the length of the conference and the type of report desired,
the report usually can be delivered about a week after the end of
the conference. Reports can be provided in hard copy and/or electronic
Dakin has served as notetaker for about a dozen scientific conferences
and workshops, ranging in length from two days to a week. In addition,
she has taken the minutes of scientific advisory board meetings
and high-profile government-sponsored public meetings. She has summarized
discussions of a variety of scientific and technical topics, including
politically sensitive issues.
are examples of meetings for which Dr. Dakin has provided notetaking
Expert Peer Review Workshop on the Draft Chapter on Epidemiological
Studies of Health Effects Associated with Exposure to Airborne Particles/Acid
Aerosols, for the Air Quality Document for Particulate Matter. Sponsored
by the U.S. EPA Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office, 1995.
Endocrine Disruptor Research Needs Workshop. Sponsored by
the U.S. EPA Health Effects Research Laboratory, 1995.
Atlanta Conference on the Superconducting Super Collider:
Industrial and Scientific Opportunities. Co-sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Energy, the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the National Science Foundation,
Georgia Institute of Technology, the Southeastern Section of the
American Physical Society, and ten other associations and corporations,
Peer Review Workshop on the Draft Health Effects Chapters
of the Oxides of Nitrogen Criteria Document. Sponsored by the U.S.
EPA Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office, 1989.
Peer Review Workshop to Evaluate a Protocol for Reproductive
Assessment. Co-sponsored by the EPA Health Effects Research Laboratory
and the U.S. Army Medical Bioengineering Research and Development