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Teleconference/Webcast

We Can't Delay Action on Environmental Public Health

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

1:00pm–2:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Collaborative on Health and the Environment

On this webinar, hear three graduate students from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health speak about their essay, We Can't Delay Action on Environmental Public Health, published by Scientific American on May 1st. Signed by students from over twenty universities, this powerful essay presents the younger generation’s perspective on current environmental health issues and is a clarion call to political action.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

Partnership in Progress—Community-Based Collaborations for Environmental Justice in Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

1:00pm–2:30pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice

Environmental and public health impacts affect people most significantly where they live—at the community level. One of the themes of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014-2018 is to make a visible difference in communities across the country. These efforts are focused on providing better support to communities, especially economically distressed areas where the needs are greatest. In 2015, the EPA established a community-based collaboration to identify opportunities, barriers and resources, as well as implementable projects, to serve local communities in Portland, Oregon, who have traditionally not received attention in the past. This webinar will focus on the work and partnerships formed through this collaboration. Mary Lou Soscia, EPA lead on this work, will provide an overview of the development and facilitation of this group, and we'll hear from community partners about the work they've done to leverage resources in the following four focus area

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Teleconference/Webcast

Healthier Furniture, Healthier Workplaces: How to Find Safer Furniture Without Harmful Chemicals

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

3:00pm–4:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Center for Environmental Health and Perkins + Will

Office furniture can pose hidden toxic health threats from harmful chemicals that you may not even know are used in these products. Flame retardants, formaldehyde, stain repellants and antimicrobials used in furniture have been linked with serious health problems. You can keep your employees and clients safe—if you know how to find safer furniture. This presentation gives you the tools you need to buy safer furniture for your facilities, without increasing costs or sacrificing quality.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

Roundup Revealed: Glyphosate in Our Food System

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

1:00pm–2:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: As You Sow's Environmental Health Program

This webinar accompanies the release of "Roundup Revealed: Glyphosate in Our Food System," an in-depth report on the world’s #1 herbicide. The program investigates increasing food residues, new health science and what the controversy over glyphosate can tell us about the future of our food supply. This report is a resource for investors, businesses and communities alike.

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Price: free

Meeting

Collaborative on Health and the Environment—Washington Meeting

Thursday, June 8, 2017

9:30am–11:30am Pacific time

Seattle, Washington — 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Fishbowl Conference Room

Sponsor: Collaborative on Health and the Environment—Washington Children's Environmental Health Working Group

Today's presentation is "Occupational Lead Regulations—Implications for Children" by Dr. Steve Gilbert, director and founder of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders and DEOHS affiliate professor.

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Price: free

Conference/Seminar

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

Training/Workshop

Trans-Federal Workshop on Extreme Events, Environmental Health, and the Elderly: Scientific Evidence, Cultural Considerations, and Sustainable Solutions

Tuesday, June 13 – Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Washington, DC — EPA William Jefferson Clinton East 1301 Constitution Ave NW, Room 1153, The Map Room

Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency

This workshop focuses on the effects of environmental changes such as extreme weather and manmade disasters on aging populations. Given the broad interests of the participating federal agencies in diverse environmental health issues in vulnerable populations, workshop topics incorporate a variety of elder population groups.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

The Scientific Integrity Act: Preserving Research and Open Communication for the Common Good

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

1:00pm–1:45pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Collaborative on Health and the Environment

On this webinar we'll discuss the Scientific Integrity Act (S. 338/H.R. 1358). Introduced on February 7, 2017, and sponsored by Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY), the bill aims to codify Obama-era policies of 24 federal agencies that maintain open communication of scientific research results by federal scientists and prohibit the manipulation or suppression of research results. We will learn about the impetus for the bill, the proposed implementation, the importance of data sharing, and the implications of the suppression of research results to the field of environmental health.

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Training/Workshop

Trans-Federal Workshop on Extreme Events, Environmental Health, and the Elderly: Scientific Evidence, Cultural Considerations, and Sustainable Solutions

Tuesday, June 13 – Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Washington, DC — EPA William Jefferson Clinton East 1301 Constitution Ave NW, Room 1153

Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Institute of Environmental Sciences (NIEHS) and others listed on the website

This workshop focuses on the effects of environmental changes such as extreme weather and manmade disasters on the aging population. Given the broad interests of the participating federal agencies in diverse environmental health issues in vulnerable populations, workshop topics incorporate a variety of elder population groups. This research workshop will feature top academic researchers on environmental, cultural, societal perspectives of aging issues, and provide needed, essential information and knowledge to make forward progress with scientific research on total environmental impacts on aging populations, and how to develop and implement sustainable solutions for building proper resiliency and protecting environmental health.

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Conference/Seminar

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

Teleconference/Webcast

Legal Epidemiology, Part 2: A Tool for Evaluating the Impact of Environmental Public Health Laws

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

1:00pm–2:30pm Eastern time

Sponsor: National Environmental Health Association

This webinar will offer an abbreviated training in legal epi principles and will provide examples of legal epidemiology as applied to environmental public health laws. Speakers will highlight variations in state law provisions related environmental public health issues and describe related legal epidemiology methods.

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Price: free

Contact: Contact, 3037569090 ext 307

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Teleconference/Webcast

Lead and Copper Rule Three Part Series.

Thursday, June 15 – Thursday, August 17, 2017

3:00pm–4:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water

This 3-part webinar series discusses on the Lead and Copper Rule will discuss requirements before and after an action level exceedance, as well as compliance determination and reporting requirements. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and hear from EPA's Lead and Copper Rule writers and managers. Webinars will be held on June 15th, July 20th and August 17th.

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Teleconference/Webcast

Wonderful World of Edibles… Are They Safe?

Friday, June 16, 2017

11:00am–12:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: National Environmental Health Association

Marijuana usage is growing in acceptability across the country, with changing regulations in many states, legalizing its use both recreationally and for medicinal purposes. While these are exciting times for many, they raise questions about the safety of these products, and how they should be regulated and inspected. Explore the world of marijuana “edibles.” Edibles are produced for both medicinal and recreational use and consumed in communities many local and state food safety agencies serve and protect.

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Price: free

Contact: Contact, 702-802-3924

Teleconference/Webcast

Toxic Cocktail: How Chemical Pollution Is Poisoning Our Brains

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

1:00pm–1:30pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Collaborative on Health and the Environment

On this call Dr. Barbara Demeneix discusses the effects of chemicals that disrupt thyroid hormone, a crucial hormone needed for optimal brain development both before and after birth. She will synthesize the results from epidemiological and experimental studies linking the increasing numbers of chemicals affecting thyroid signaling with IQ loss and/or neurodevelopmental disease. This work is largely based on recent research that forms the foundation for her latest book from Oxford University Press: Toxic Cocktail: How Chemical Pollution is Poisoning our Brains

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Price: free

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Training/Workshop

A Workshop on Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children: Evaluation of Federal, State, and Local Policies and Programs

Wednesday, June 21 – Thursday, June 22, 2017

Washington, DC — National Academy of Sciences Building NAS Room 125, 2101 Constitution Ave NW

Sponsor: National Academy of Health and Medicine

The objectives of this 1½ day workshop:

  • Provide an overview of current and emerging strategies to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by young children, ages 0-5 years of age, and explore the evidence on effectiveness.
  • Contextualize the strategies by considering patterns and trends in beverage consumption broadly, and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption specifically, in U.S. children.
  • Examine current guidelines for beverage intake applicable to children five years of age and younger.
  • Explore the role of industry in sugar-sweetened beverage intake in young children.
  • Identify where knowledge gaps and opportunities exist for future policies, programs, and strategies.   

Attendance is available via webcast.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

Six Classes Videos: Healthier Products, Healthier People

Thursday, June 22 – Thursday, July 6, 2017

2:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Green Science Policy Institute

GSPI will launch new videos about the six classes of chemicals of concern. Each hour-long webcast will feature three short videos and live conversation with distinguished scientists and thought leaders. Learn more about the science of the six classes, where they are used, why they are harmful, and how to reduce their use in everyday products. Three webcasts will be held on three successive Thursdays.

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Price: free

Contact: Contact or call 510-898-1704

Conference/Seminar

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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Conference/Seminar

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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Conference/Seminar

Second International Conference on Advances in Human Nutrition , Food Science & Technology 2017

Saturday, July 8 – Sunday, July 9, 2017

Toronto

Sponsor: Unique Conferences Canada

 

The Conference theme is Human Nutrition through Food Engineering.

 

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Conference/Seminar

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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Contact: 303-756-9090 or Contact

Conference/Seminar

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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Conference/Seminar

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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Conference/Seminar

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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Conference/Seminar

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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Contact: 1 203-769-1765 or Contact

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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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

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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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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