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Teleconference/Webcast

Social Disparities in EDC Exposures: Upstream Drivers and Potential Health Consequences

Thursday, March 23, 2017

1:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment

Join us as Dr. Ami Zota discusses the emerging evidence, which suggests that socially marginalized populations, such as women of color, may be more susceptible to phthalate exposures. We will discuss racial/ethnic disparities in individual and biologically relevant mixtures of phthalates, potential root causes of these exposure disparities and implications of these exposures for racial/ethnic disparities in women’s health outcomes across the life course.

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Price: free

Contact: CHE, Contact

Teleconference/Webcast

Development of the Strategic Plan for Targeted Outreach to Populations Affected by Lead: SDWA 1414 (c)(5) (WIIN Amendments)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

12:30pm–2:30pm Eastern time

Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency

As per the amendments established by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), EPA must develop a strategic plan within 180 days that describes how the administrator, states and the public water systems will work together to provide public education to populations affected by lead. EPA will work in collaboration with water systems, states and water stakeholders to develop this plan. This presentation will provide an overview of the WIIN requirements and discuss the draft strategic plan and steps the agency will take to finalize the strategic plan.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

Fireside Chat: The John Merck Fund’s Ruth Hennig on Environment and Health in the Trump Administration

Friday, March 24, 2017

2:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment

Join CHE co-founder Michael Lerner in a conversation with The John Merck Fund’s Ruth Hennig to discuss some anticipated challenges for health and the environment in the Trump Administration.

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Price: free

Contact: CHE, Contact

Conference/Seminar

Considerations for the Determination of Adversity in Food Chemical Safety Evaluations

Monday, March 27, 2017

8:30am–12:50pm Eastern time

College Park, Maryland — Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, US FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 5001 Campus Drive

Sponsor: Society of Toxicology in conjunction with the US FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

This is the eleventh colloquium of a series that presents scientific information that is high quality, cutting-edge, future-oriented toxicological science to provide a well grounded foundation to inform the work of FDA employees. Open to the public to attend in person or via webcast, these events are not a public forum for discussion of toxicology regulatory issues. The agenda is on the webpage.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

The Assessment and Regulation of PFASs in New Hampshire’s Drinking Water

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: National Water Quality Monitoring Council

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been detected in drinking water and groundwater at multiple sites in New Hampshire, contaminating hundreds of private drinking water wells and several public water supply sources that serve tens of thousands of people. The release mechanism of these compounds combined with their fate and transport properties, part-per-trillion analytical detection limits, updates to public health advisories for two PFAS and the lack of health risk information for 20 other PFAS have created an unprecedented challenge to environmental and public health professionals. Recommendations and outstanding issues pertaining to numerous regulatory, environmental, technical and social challenges have been identified. New Hampshire in partnership with other state and federal agencies are rapidly determining the extent of the PFAS contamination, provide alternative drinking water and develop long-term mitigation strategies to address existing and prevent future groundwater contamination. These entities are also responding to public health concerns caused by the exposure to PFAS which has included blood testing thousands of people.

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Price: free

Conference/Seminar

National Lead and Healthy Housing Conference and the HUD Program Manager School

Tuesday, March 28 – Thursday, March 30, 2017

Indianapolis, Indiana — Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capitol Avenue

Sponsor: see the webpage

The Conference brings together a cross-section of environmental specialists, health and housing officials, facility managers, health advocates, and environmental companies and consultants. The conference features “how to” workshops dealing with childhood lead poisoning prevention, lead hazard control, and healthy and green housing, grant administration, and education and outreach.

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Price: see the 2017 Registration Information page

Contact: see the Contact page

Teleconference/Webcast

Science & Action to Protect Our Health: Achieving Local Ordinances That Prevent the Harmful Use of Pesticides

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

1:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment--Alaska

On this call, you will hear from representatives of Beyond Pesticides and from leaders of local efforts in the Municipality of Anchorage to support least toxic pest and weed management strategies. Learn about the latest science concerning environmental health effects of commonly used pesticides, including neonicotinoids, a relatively new class of insecticides that may play a role in recent declines in pollinators. We will also discuss new evidence concerning the health effects of glyphosate, a widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Roundup.

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Price: free

Contact: CHE, Contact

Conference/Seminar

Ninth Scientific Symposium: Emerging Science of Endocrine Disruptors and the Unborn Child

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Autsin, Texas — Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas

Sponsor: Children's Environmental Health Institute

Presentations cover toxicity, exposures, prevention and policy. View the full agenda.

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Price: $125

Teleconference/Webcast

Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

3:00pm–4:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Climate for Health

Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance chronicles the impacts of climate change on Americans' health and psychological well-being, including increases in stress and anxiety, loss of community identity, heightened aggression and violence, and many others. It builds from our 2014 Beyond Storms and Droughts research, and is intended to further inform and empower health and medical professionals, community and elected leaders, and the public. The report discusses the pathways through which these and other impacts on human well-being will arise, why some communities will be hit harder than others, and how psychological impacts interact with physical health. This guide will serve as a trusted resource for professionals as we navigate what it means to live in a world with a changing climate. This webinar highlights the insights found in this report.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

Wildfire Smoke: Mitigating the Health Impact

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

1:00pm–3:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units

By the end of this module, participants should be able to 1) describe scope of wildfires in the US and identify interagency resources that are available, 2) describe health impacts of wildfires and identify populations of concern, and 3) learn risk communication strategies for health professionals. Continuing education (CE) credit is available, including CME and CNE.

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Teleconference/Webcast

Climate Changes Health: Clean Energy Changes Climate

Thursday, March 30, 2017

1:00am–2:30pm Eastern time

Sponsor: American Public Health Association, Health Care Without Harm, Citizens' Climate Lobby and The Nature Conservancy

This webinar will highlight the health impacts of climate change and clean energy solutions to mitigate climate change and advance health.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

Designing for Inclusive Health

Thursday, March 30, 2017

1:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: America Walks and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) – Lakeshore Foundation

A new micro-grant program will award grantees up to $1,500 for projects related to supporting disability inclusion strategies that make healthier choices the easier choices for all people in areas where they may live, learn, work, play, pray and receive care. The program purpose is to accelerate disability inclusion programmatic, policy, systems, and environmental (PPSE) improvements that increase access and opportunities for walking and walkable communities—with a principal focus on disability inclusion and accessibility. Learn more about this opportunity and hear from communities hard at work to make sure every community member has access to healthy choices

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

Working Across Sectors to Create the Healthiest Nation

Monday, April 3, 2017

1:00pm–3:00pm Eastern time

Washington, DC — Kaiser Family Foundation Barbara Jordan Conference Center 1330 G St NW

Sponsor: American Public Health Association

 

 

The forum moderator will be APHA President Tom Quade, MA, MPH. Speakers include Nick Macchione, FACHE; Stacey A. Kincaid; William Spriggs, PhD; Jackson H. Day, DMin, MPH; and Marylynn Ostrowski, PhD.

 

 

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Price: free

Conference/Seminar

2017 Children's Environmental Health Translational Research Conference: New Challenges

Wednesday, April 5 – Friday, April 7, 2017

Arlington, Virginia — Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway

Sponsor: The Children's Environmental Health Network

The Children's Environmental Health Network's (CEHN) biennial research conference provides an opportunity for researchers in the children's environmental health field to share their findings and for those interested in moving those findings toward protective action. This conference will highlight cutting-edge research on some of the biggest emerging threats to children's environmental health: genome and molecular sciences, environmental epidemiology and toxicology, Topics of the conference include asthma, cancer, diabetes/obesity, climate change, epigenics and pesticides.

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Contact: Contact or 202-543-4033

Teleconference/Webcast

Connecting Public Health and Food Sector Collaborators: Reducing Sodium in Food Service Settings

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2:00pm–3:30pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Public Health Institute

More than 75% of the sodium Americans consume comes from processed and restaurant foods before salt is added at the table, leaving little choice for consumers trying to limit their intake. Therefore, reducing population sodium intake requires increased availability of lower sodium packaged and restaurant foods. Members of the foodservice system, such as foodservice operators, distributors and manufacturers, influence the foods that are available and served to consumers. Other influencers include government and private entities; industry, trade and community groups; and consumers, all of which can drive demand. These groups must work together to reduce sodium content in the food supply. This Web Forum will share research results on the strategies and promising practices for implementing healthy food guidelines in hospital and federal worksite cafeterias, feature the valuable perspective from the foodservice director’s point of view and highlight credible rationale, tools and resources from the federal level.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

Fireside Chat: University of Southern California’s Dr. Manuel Pastor on Environment and Health in the Trump Administration

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

4:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment

Join CHE co-founder Michael Lerner in a conversation with USC’s Dr. Manuel Pastor to discuss some anticipated challenges for health and the environment in the Trump Administration.

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Price: free

Contact: CHE, Contact

Teleconference/Webcast

Antibiotic Resistance: Global Threats and Novel Responses

Thursday, April 20, 2017

1:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment

On this call, we'll learn more about global resistance, agricultural policy and a novel educational strategy. Professor Neil Woodford of Public Health England will discuss the findings in the AMR report focusing on the use of antibiotics globally, the threat to human health, the economic impacts of resistance and measures nations can take to reduce the rise of resistance. Dr. David Wallinga oft the National Resources Defense Council will discuss the rise of antibiotic resistance in the agricultural industry and US policy issues that help or hinder the spread of resistance. Finally, Sara Kenney, author of Surgeon X, will discuss her goals in creating a comic to educate the public on the dangers of resistance and why this form of outreach is important.

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Price: free

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Teleconference/Webcast

Community-Wide Interventions That Have Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5): A Look at Public Transportation Expansion

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

1:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Public Health Institute

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Health Impact in Five Years, or HI-5 (high-five) initiative, highlights a list of nonclinical, community-wide approaches with a proven track record. Each intervention listed is associated with improved health within five years and is reported to be cost-effective or cost-saving over the lifetime of the population or even earlier. Public and private organizations can use this list to quickly assess the scientific evidence for short-term health outcomes and overall cost impacts of community-wide approaches. This Web Forum series highlights specific interventions identified in the HI-5 initiative and will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to hear real-world examples of how local and state-level organizations have expanded public transportation to meet needs of their communities. In this Web Forum, Von Nguyen, acting associate director for policy, and Elizabeth Skillen, CDC senior policy advisor, will provide a brief overview of the HI-5 initiative. Therese McMillan, chief planning officer at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro), and Joseph Calabrese, chief executive officer & general manager at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, will describe their national and local experiences with introducing and expanding public transportation services.

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Price: free

Conference/Seminar

2017 Children’s Environmental Health Symposium

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

9:00am–4:30pm Eastern time

Sacramento, California — CalEPA Building / Sierra Hearing Room 1001 I Street

Sponsor: California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

The theme is "Environmental Justice and Children." Presentation topics include equity and sustainability, the neuroendocrine basis of stress, allostatic load, pesticides, social environment, racial healing and more.

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Price: free

Conference/Seminar

Natural Approaches to Chronic Pain: Effective Alternatives to Opioids

Saturday, April 29, 2017

8:00am–2:00pm Eastern time

Arlington, Virginia — the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway

Sponsor: the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Prominent naturopathic doctors and invited speakers from Congress and federal agencies will discuss the how chronic pain can be managed with natural, non-toxic, non-invasive, and cost-effective therapies as an alternative to opioids. This activity has been approved for 5.0 Continuing Education credit hour for naturopathic doctors.

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Contact: Contact, 202-237-8150

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Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference: Making Our Way to a Sustainable Tomorrow

Tuesday, June 13 – Thursday, June 15, 2017

Reston, Virginia

Sponsor: the ACS Green Chemistry Institute

The overarching theme of the conference in 2017 will be “Making Our Way to a Sustainable Tomorrow.” The conference invites scientists and leaders from all sectors to come together to address critical topics such as the design of sustainable chemicals, flexible chemical manufacturing, more efficient processes, green chemistry curricula, circular economy considerations, sustainable materials, academic-industry collaborations, chemicals policy and more.

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Contact: 202-872-6102 or Contact

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Highly Fluorinated Compounds – Social and Scientific Discovery

Wednesday, June 14 – Thursday, June 15, 2017

Boston, Massachusetts — Northeastern University

Sponsor: the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, Silent Spring Institute, Testing for Pease, and Toxics Action Center

This two-day conference will address the social, scientific, political, economic and environmental health issues raised by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). It will examine both ubiquitous exposure in consumer products and discrete historic and recent contamination discoveries in drinking water and soil around the world. This conference will bring together scientists, government agency professionals, community-based organization leaders, national and regional environmental advocates, retail and industry representatives, journalists and lawyers. In addition to plenary speakers and panels, there will be time for smaller discussions (e.g., community activism, waste management, journalism).

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Contact: Stephanie Knutson, Contact

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Public Health Conference 2017

Wednesday, July 5 – Friday, July 7, 2017

Bangkok

Sponsor: Tomorrow People Organization

Conference topics include alternative medicine, reproductive and child health, public health nutrition, environmental public health and many more.

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Price: see the Fees page

Contact: see the Contact page

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Second International Conference on Advances in Human Nutrition, Food Science & Technology

Saturday, July 8 – Sunday, July 9, 2017

Toronto — at the International Living Learning Centre, Ryerson University, 240 Jarvis Street

Sponsor: Unique Conferences Canada

This conference will be a platform for the presentations and exposures of new trends and advances of the research work in the fields of food science and human nutrition sector. Themes include risk assessment of hazards in food, food allergies, and relationships between diet and disease.

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NEHA 2017 Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition

Monday, July 10 – Thursday, July 13, 2017

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Sponsor: National Environmental Health Association

The NEHA AEC will include a keynote by Debbie Stabenow, US Senator (MI), Ranking Member of the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; an environmental justice panel; an antibiotic resistance panel, a session on sustainability, and more.

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Price: see the registration page

Contact: 303-756-9090 or Contact

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5th International Conference on Green Chemistry and Technology

Monday, July 24 – Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Rome

Sponsor: Allied Academies

5th International Conference on Green Chemistry will include basic principles in green chemistry, green catalysis, green materials, green synthesis and designing, greener bioprocesses, green energy, waste valorization techniques, green economy, green engineering & manufacturing, green polymers, green catalyst and reagents and more. The focus is mainly on minimizing the hazards and maximizing the efficiency of any chemical choice. The conference also includes Keynote speeches by prominent personalities from around the globe in addition to both oral and poster presentations.

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3rd International Conference on Public Healt

Thursday, July 27 – Saturday, July 29, 2017

Kuala Lumpur

Sponsor: see the website

The conference theme is “Strengthening the Public Health Infrastructure towards Healthy Communities.” David C. Bellinger will be a keynote speaker.

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Price: see the Registration Fees page

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22nd International Conference on Environmental Indicators

Tuesday, August 1 – Saturday, August 5, 2017

Helsinki

Sponsor: University of Helsinki and International Society of Environmental Indicators

This year’s theme is “Microbiome and Health: Indications of Sustainable Agriculture and Food-chain.” The conference will explore the scientific bases and uses of indicators (biological, chemical, physical) and biomarkers as they relate directly to specific measurable effects in ecological and human populations from environmental exposures.

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Annual Conference on Antimicrobials and Drug Resistance

Wednesday, August 23 – Thursday, August 24, 2017

Toronto

Sponsor: Allied Academies

Fifteen conference tracks include those on public health, antimicrobial agents in food and agriculture, viral and bacterial outbreaks, and many more.

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Price: see the Registration page

Contact: 1 203-769-1765 or Contact

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Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health

Saturday, November 4 – Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Atlanta, Georgia

Sponsor: American Public Health Association

Climate change is happening today and it undeniably poses many risks to our health, making it the greatest public health challenge. As public health professionals, we need to work towards safeguarding all communities against climate risks by protecting people’s health, wellbeing, and quality of life from climate change impacts. One defining aspect of being the healthiest nation means that everyone has the opportunity to prepare for, protect their families from, and rebuild after a climate event. The 2017 APHA Annual Meeting will mark the cornerstone of the Year of Climate Change and Health.

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Price: see the registration page

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