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Teleconference/Webcast

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model: Resources to Guide Implementation

Thursday, September 21, 2017

1:00pm–2:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

This webinar will introduce a new resource that has been developed to support implementation of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model in schools and school districts. It will also highlight the efforts of Boston Public Schools to implement the WSCC model district-wide. The WSCC model is based on elements of the traditional coordinated school health approach (CDC) and the whole child framework (ASCD). Presenters will provide implementation strategies for use in schools and school districts, and describe the steps that schools can take to move the WSCC model from theory to practice.

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Price: free

Training/Workshop

Workshop on Global Harmonization of Methodological Approaches to Nutrient Intake Recommendations

Thursday, September 21 – Friday, September 22, 2017

3:00am Eastern time

Rome

Sponsor: the Food and Nutrition Board, in partnership with the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nutrition Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

This workshop will explore questions about the uses of nutrient intake recommendations, the frameworks used for their development, the status of nutrient intake recommendations globally, and experiences and expertise in methodological approaches. The workshop is intended to review current nutrient intake recommendations; discuss the feasibility of harmonizing approaches to setting such recommendations globally; examine the development of principles by which they may be applied in diverse contexts that relate to individuals or populations, or regulatory purposes; and examine perceptions and acceptance of nutrient intake recommendations by different stakeholders. The goal is to develop discussion topics about ways to provide a uniform and consistent basis for setting nutrient intake recommendations across countries while accommodating culturally and context-specific food choices and dietary patterns. A live webcast will begin at 3:00 am EDT.

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Price: free

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Conference/Seminar

29th Annual Scientific Conference

Sunday, September 24 – Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sydney

Sponsor: International Society of Environmental Epidemiology and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research

The overall theme of the ISEE17 conference is "Healthy places, healthy people—where are the connections?" Implicit in this theme is the recognition that there are many different places (the natural environment, the built environment, the social environment) and many different people (the young, the old, the disadvantaged and the marginalised). The 'connections' may be physical, or they may be psychological, social or political. We want to challenge existing paradigms and entice and invite participants to ask important questions about environmental justice and the politics of social change and empowerment. Keynote speakers will be tasked with posing these questions to conference participants.

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Training/Workshop

Plastics Summit

Monday, September 25, 2017

9:00am Pacific time

Tukwila, Washington — Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S

Sponsor: Seattle Public Utilities, King County, Cascadia Consulting Group, Seattle Aquarium, and Washington State Recycling Association

The goal of the Plastics Summit is to present technical, scientific, and up-to-date information about current issues, challenges and opportunities regarding plastics. The day brings together local and national scientific researchers, agency staff, industry reps, K-12 teachers, students, elected officials, and interested public in a cross-sector dialogue. The organizing themes of the day will be three topics of current concern and interest:

  • Packaging: Current trends, hot topics, barriers and challenges for flexible packaging, and innovations by businesses. Confirmed speakers include Nina Goodrich, Sustainable Packaging Coalition; David McLain, Printpack; and Sego Jackson, City of Seattle.
  • Plastics Composition/Contamination Issues: Recyclability issues, compostability, bioproducts, additives. Confirmed speakers include Karl Englund, WSU; Dennis Denton, Denton Plastics; Katie Pelch, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange; Bill Orts, Western Reg. Research Center, USDA-ARS; and Susan Thoman, Compost Manufacturing Alliance
  • Microplastics in regional waters: Microplastics research results in the Pacific NW. Confirmed speakers include Peter Ross, Vancouver Aquarium; Peter Hodum, University of Puget Sound; Julie Masura, UW Tacoma; Kathy Conn, US Geologic Survey.

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Training/Workshop

HIA Practitioner Workshop

Monday, October 2 – Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Washington, DC — The Pew Charitable Trusts, 901 E Street NW

Sponsor: Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment

This workshop presents a unique opportunity for current practitioners of Health Impact Assessment to participate in strategic field building. The objectives of this two-day workshop:

  • Build a community of HIA practitioners by offering an intimate forum to network and share ideas and tools that elevate the practice of HIA
  • Promote excellence in HIA by sharing best practices, tackling challenging HIA related issues, disseminating resources, and beginning the development of new resources for the field.

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Price: $250-$450, with early bird rates through July 14th

Conference/Seminar

Midwest Regional Conference on Lead and Healthy Housing

Tuesday, October 3 – Wednesday, October 4, 2017

St. Louis, Missouri — Embassy Suites St. Louis - Downtown

Sponsor: Storyboard Enterprises and Live Lead Safe

This conference will cove many aspects of lead exposures and health housing, especially for children.

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Price: $250 for 1 person from an organization, with discounts for additional attendees

Contact: Steve Weil, 301-924-0804  

Teleconference/Webcast

Chemicals in Consumer Products: Exposure Science at the Forefront of Regulation

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

1:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Collaborative on Health and the Environment

The Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE) is demonstrating how state-of-the-science research can enable regulators to better understand the pathways of exposure to chemicals in consumer products. CIRCLE investigators have worked to reveal the “links in the chain” connecting consumer products, environmental contamination, human exposure, and adverse health effects for children. Using a variety of exposure science tools—including environmental forensic microscopy, vacuum-cleaner dust sampling, and biological monitoring—CIRCLE is helping to fill data gaps for regulators. This webinar will highlight some of the work CIRCLE is doing to assess human exposure to legacy and emerging flame retardants used in consumer products.

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Price: free

Contact: CHE, Contact

Teleconference/Webcast

Workplace Wellness: Walk this Way

Thursday, October 5, 2017

2:00pm–3:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: America Walks

Healthier workers are more productive, have fewer sick days, and have decreased health care costs. Given that many adults spend half their waking hours at work, the workplace can play a big role in supporting positive lifestyle changes. Workplace wellness, though, does not begin and end at the office door. Employee wellness and community health are fundamentally linked. Recognizing thisis connection, America Walks invite you to attend this webinar which will provide an overview of state and local policies that support physical activity and wellness in and around the workplace.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

Ethics & Citizen Science

Thursday, October 5, 2017

2:00pm–3:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Partnerships in Environmental Public Health

When conducting research in partnership with community residents, we have many different ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) to consider. The field of environmental public health has been addressing these implications since the emergence and use of community-based participatory research approaches in the late 1990s. With the growing interest in citizen science, this critical topic once again has come to the forefront based on the concerns of academic researchers about the contributions of citizen scientists, as well as the concerns of citizen scientists regarding respect and their involvement in the research process. In this webinar, we will hear from two presenters who will summarize some of these ELSI issues and who will discuss what the opportunities are for moving forward to identify and fill potential gaps in citizen science.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

Adverse Outcome Pathways: Session I - Introduction to the Adverse Outcome Pathway Framework

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

1:00pm–3:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: NIEHS Superfund Research Program

The NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) is hosting a seminar series focused on adverse outcome pathways (AOPs), which are structured ways to represent biological events leading to adverse health effects. In the first session, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff will provide an introduction and overview of AOPs and discuss the AOP Knowledgebase, which is designed to house descriptions of the biological mechanisms underlying chemical toxicity in a structured manner. The AOP framework was developed as a means for organizing biological and toxicological knowledge concerning the linkages between molecular-level perturbations of biological systems by stressors and the apical hazards (e.g., disease in humans, reduced survival, growth, reproduction in wildlife) that can result. As such, the AOP framework can help support greater use of mechanistic or pathway-based data in risk assessment and regulatory decision-making.

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Price: free

Conference/Seminar

4th International Moving Forward Network Conference

Friday, October 13 – Saturday, October 14, 2017

Carson, California

Sponsor: Moving Forward Network

When it comes to industrial pollution and health hazards, an ever-increasing amount of research shows that low-income and communities of color bear the burden, threatening their health and well-being. Environmental Justice communities are at the center of the global distribution of goods, along with many other sources of pollution. These goods are moved by ships, trains, and trucks which produce enormous levels of pollution that impact the health and livelihoods of workers and communities along the supply chain. In the midst of the climate crisis, high rates of disease, and environmental degradation, new solutions emerge. Community leaders, researchers, planners, and policymakers point to new strategies for community development and sustainable growth.

The Moving Forward conference will bring together organizers, advocates, regulators, developers, industry, planners, and policymakers. These leaders are working in and with communities to share lessons, craft strategies, and build skills, and they commit to moving forward together to build power and change conditions in communities across the globe. This free two-day conference will feature discussions and strategy sessions, including best practices and zero emission technology, as well as capacity building workshops in organizing, research, communications, social media, policy, and planning.

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Price: free

Conference/Seminar

International Society of Exposure Science 27th Annual Meeting

Sunday, October 15 – Thursday, October 19, 2017

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina — Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center

Sponsor: International Society of Exposure Science

The 2017 meeting is entitled Integrating Exposure Science across Diverse Communities. Conference organizers encourage creative symposia, talks and posters incorporating three distinct yet interconnected elements related to exposure science, for instance exposure, hazard, and risk assessment; exposure assessment methods, models, and data; personal monitoring, remote sensing, and questionnaires; individuals, communities, and ecosystems; external exposures, biomonitoring, and biological response; exposures throughout the life course—children, adults, and the elderly; measuring the exposome in an imperfect world: strategies, sampling, statistics; and exposure assessment, epidemiology, communication.

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Price: see the Registration page

Conference/Seminar

Annual Meeting 2017-Scientific Program

Monday, October 16, 2017

Washington, DC — NAS Building 2101 Constitution Avenue NW

Sponsor: National Academy of Medicine

The meeting theme is Developmental Neurosciences: Do We Know Enough to Prevent or Reverse Major Behavioral Disorders? The keynote speaker is Cori Bargmann, PhD, of the Rockefeller University, and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

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Price: free

Conference/Seminar

NC EJ Summit 2017: Building People’s Power Against State Violence Through the Lens of Environmental Justice

Friday, October 20 – Saturday, October 21, 2017

Whitakers, North Carolina — The Franklinton Center at Bricks

Sponsor: North Carolina Environmental Justice Network

The theme this year is Building People’s Power Against State Violence, connecting some other social justice challenges, such as the school to prison pipeline, to the new and ongoing environmental justice issues impacting our communities in North Carolina and the broader region.

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Price: $120 for either day or $160 for both

Contact: Contact, Contact

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Sunday, October 22 – Saturday, October 28, 2017

Sponsor: National Center for Healthy Housing

How can you make the greatest impact during HUD, EPA, CDC, and WHO's week-long call-to-action to end childhood lead poisoning? In this session, you'll gain access to resources and strategies to raise awareness and take actions during Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and beyond!

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Conference/Seminar

Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities

Monday, October 23 – Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Columbia, South Carolina — the Marriott Downtown

Sponsor: Eat Smart Move More South Carolina

At this summit, content specialists in obesity prevention, healthy eating, and active living strategies meet with community partners who are working on local solutions. Participants who attend represent various sectors including health, education, faith, local government, and nonprofits.

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Price: see the Registration page

Teleconference/Webcast

Healthy Schools / Healthy Daycares

Monday, October 30, 2017

2:00pm–3:00am Eastern time

Sponsor: Partnerships in Environmental Public Health

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Price: free

Conference/Seminar

7th International Breast Cancer Prevention Symposium: Creating Resources for Research and Interventions

Tuesday, October 31 – Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Montevideo — Montevideo University

Sponsor: International Breast Cancer & Nutrition

The goal of this symposium is to bring together global public health actors, advocates, clinicians and researchers with an interest in breast cancer prevention to discuss resources necessary to conduct primary prevention research. The symposium will take us on a journey across disciplines for interactions at the interface of biology, medicine, ethics and policies. Concretely, we will discuss the new types of biobanks and databases in nutrition and epigenetics that are needed to study cancer risk, notably to design prevention interventions and identify biomarkers of risk, taking into account public policy and practices, and socioeconomic and cultural contexts in which environmental factors leading to cancer come into play.

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Contact:   Contact, 765-494-9129  

Conference/Seminar

The 3rd Women's Congress for Future Generations

Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 5, 2017

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sponsor: Women’s Congress for Future Generations

In addition to this year’s focus on Climate, Health, and Justice, the Congress will also serve as an opportunity to build the “Beloved Community” as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called it.  We are committed to healing the wounds among and between us, to hearing each other’s stories and to finding a way forward together as told to us by the Anishinaabe in the 7th Fire Prophecy.

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Conference/Seminar

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

Contact: see the contact page

Lecture

2017 Academy of Medical Sciences and The Lancet International Health Lecture

Monday, November 13, 2017

6:00pm–8:00pm Eastern time

London — Henry Wellcome Lecture Theatre, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road

Sponsor: Academy of Medical Sciences and The Lancet

This year’s annual lecture will be presented by Dr Samuel Myers, senior research scientist at Harvard T.H Chan of School of Public Health and director of the Planetary Health Alliance, under the title "Planetary Health: Protecting Global Health on a Rapidly Changing Planet."

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Price: free but booking is required

Contact: Dr Rachel Brown, Contact

Training/Workshop

The Science of Science Communication III: Inspiring Novel Collaborations and Building Capacity

Thursday, November 16 – Friday, November 17, 2017

Washington, DC — The National Academy of Sciences 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW

Sponsor: The National Academies of Sciences and others listed on the website

The Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia on the Science of Science Communication began in 2012 with an effort to survey the state of the art of empirical social science research in science communication and focused on the communication dynamics surrounding issues in science, engineering, and medicine. The second colloquium highlighted the particular challenges with communicating about science that involves controversy, and was an important impetus for the consensus study report Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda. Evolving from past colloquia, this third colloquium will focus on the consensus study as a framework for advancing both research and practice in science communication. It will explore ways to build capacity for and foster the use of evidence-based strategies for engaging the public with science and ensuring its appropriate use.   

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Price: $200

Conference/Seminar

Brownfields 2017

Tuesday, December 5 – Thursday, December 7, 2017

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — David L Lawrence Convention Center

Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association

The conference planning committee is looking for ideas in the following topic areas/tracks:

  • Track 1: Sustainability, Livability, Resiliency
  • Track 2: Financing Options, Real Estate, & Economic Development
  • Track 3: Community Case Studies
  • Track 4: Innovations in Planning, Design, Technology and Tools
  • Track 5: Community Engagement and Environmental Justice
  • Track 6: State, Tribal and Local Government Programs & Partnerships
  • Track 7: Liability and Enforcement & Cleanup and Remediation Approaches
  • International Track

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Teleconference/Webcast

The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live—A Health, Sustainability and Community Perspective

Thursday, January 25 – Friday, January 26, 2018

Bristol — University of the West of England

Sponsor: World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre and the Department of Architecture, UWE, with AMPS. In collaboration with the Public Health Film Society.

This international conference brings together architects, urban designers, human geographers, planners, policy makers, health professionals, sociologists and more. It looks at the built environment from a design, social and health perspective.

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Training/Workshop

Emerging and Re-Emerging Occupational and Environmental Exposure and Disease and Updates in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Thursday, March 8 – Saturday, March 10, 2018

San Francisco, California — Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf

Sponsor: University of California San Francisco Continuing Medical Education

Emerging and Re-Emerging Occupational and Environmental Exposure and Disease will be presented on March 8th, and Updates in Occupational and Environmental Medicine will be the focus of March 9-10th.

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Price: $250 - $745; see the webpage