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Teleconference/Webcast

Climate Justice Changes Health: Local, Tribal, Global, and Generational

Monday, February 27, 2017

1:00pm–2:30pm Eastern time

Sponsor: American Public Health Association, PHI Center for Climate Change and Health, Island Press

On this special kick-off webinar, you'll hear from speakers who are engaged in the fight for climate justice and healthy communities, to explore how climate justice is the best strategy to address both climate change and health inequities here in the US and around the world.

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Price: free

Conference/Seminar

POWER-UP Energy Forum

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

8:30am–4:00pm Eastern time

Birmingham, Alabama — Birmingham-Southern College, Norton Campus Center, Great Hall, 900 Arkadelphia Road

Sponsor: Alabama Environmental Council

This year's theme is Resiliency, Climate and Energy in Uncertain Times. AEC engages citizens in working toward sustainable policies and opportunities to meet Alabamians’ current energy needs. Our work promotes stewardship of the environment without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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Price: $50 (Students $15)

Teleconference/Webcast

At the Nexus of Health and Housing: Innovative California Approaches

Thursday, March 2, 2017

1:30pm–3:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Public Health Institute, California Chronic Disease Prevention Leadership Project, and the California Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (CaLAPH, a project of the Center for Health Leadership and Practice)

Issues related to housing are influencing conversations all across California, including those about health. Organizations and institutions are finding new ways to identify, connect, and address housing and health issues to meet these challenges to equitable outcomes.

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Price: free

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Conference/Seminar

Environmental Health Symposium 2017 - The Elephant in the Waiting Room: "NeuroInflammation"

Thursday, March 2 – Sunday, March 5, 2017

San Diego, California

Learn more about the 126 environmental toxicants that have been found in virtually all US residents and how they are linked to acute and chronic disease. This conference is designed to provide strategies to reverse and prevent the conditions that are threatening the viability and vitality of this and future generations to come. Using current treatment strategies that are peer-reviewed and published in the current medical literature, this conference will provide a solution to an unsustainable future. Topics include dementia, Alzheimer’s, nutrition, and integrative health. Continuing Education credit is available.

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Contact: 855-347-4477

Training/Workshop

Advances in Causal Understanding for Risk Based Decision Making

Monday, March 6 – Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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

Sponsor: National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Standing Committee on Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions

Advances in molecular and bioinformatic approaches have enhanced our ability to understand how molecular pathways are affected by exposure, leading to a better understanding of the networks involved in disease outcomes. However, when it comes to establishing causality and performing risk assessment at the population level, these advances in understanding the molecular networks are not yet deemed as sufficient evidence for decision making. The use of animal models are still required to establish causality for regulatory decisions, despite the simultaneous push to reduce our reliance on such methods. This situation has generated a lot of questions in the field, such as: How do we determine causality using other types of data when animal data are limited or absent? Does new 21st century environmental health pathway-based thinking require new thinking about how to determine which molecular events or intermediate events should be the basis of safety concerns? This 2-day workshop will explore these questions and more.

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Price: free

Training/Workshop

Advances in Causal Understanding for Human Health Risk-Based Decision Making

Monday, March 6 – Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Washington, DC — National Academy of Sciences 2101 Constitution Avenue Northwest

Sponsor: National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Standing Committee on Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions

Advances in molecular and bioinformatic approaches have enhanced our ability to understand how molecular pathways are affected by exposure, leading to a better understanding of the networks involved in disease outcomes. However, when it comes to establishing causality and performing risk assessment at the population level, these advances in understanding the molecular networks are not yet deemed as sufficient evidence for decision making. The use of animal models are still required to establish causality for regulatory decisions, despite the simultaneous push to reduce our reliance on such methods. This situation has generated a lot of questions in the field, such as: How do we determine causality using other types of data when animal data are limited or absent? Does new 21st century environmental health pathway-based thinking require new thinking about how to determine which molecular events or intermediate events should be the basis of safety concerns? To what degree do molecular events of concern (e.g., oxidative stress) need to be tied to traditional apical endpoints that regulators typically use to make decisions? What is the role of dose in predictive thinking vs. empirical observation in animals? How do we think about multicausality, where there are multiple pathways or networks determining how a disease will manifest in humans and animals?  This two-day workshop will explore these questions, bringing together environmental health experts, toxicologists, statisticians, sociologists, epidemiologists, regulators and experts from other fields. At this workshop, participants will discuss the current thinking surrounding causal models, bring in experts from other fields that utilize different data streams for establishing causality in complex systems, and further explore methods for evaluating multi-causality and incorporating molecular data. Workshop participants will also discuss how these novel approaches and tools are relevant for environmental health and how they can be incorporated into the decision-making process.

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Price: free

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Meeting

11th Annual Region 7 Radon Stakeholders’ Meeting

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Manhattan, Kansas — Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center

Sponsor: EPA Region 7 and its state partners

This event is being held for all those that have a stake in protecting the public from unnecessary exposure to radon in their homes, schools and businesses.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

The Right to Walk

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

2:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: America Walks

America Walks believes every individual should have the right to walk and be physically active. Access to safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to be active leads to healthy individuals, engaged communities and stronger economies. Walking can be a form of exercise, a way to connect with friends and families, and a means to access transportation to school, work and play. Learn how communities and organizations are addressing some of the challenges to walking and physical activity and be inspired with tips for how we can all work to make sure walking, biking and physical activity can be part of the daily lives of every community member. This webinar is intended for our advocates just getting started on the walking path as well as anyone interested in learning more about this topic. Webinar participants will hear from representatives from Salud America, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, and the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center.

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Price: free

Contact: 503-610-6619

Teleconference/Webcast

Windows of Susceptibility

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

1:00pm–2:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Partnerships in Environmental Public Health

Join us for "Before Conception: Impact of Exposure on the Methylome" presented by Susan Murphy, PhD, Duke University, and "Normal Breast Tissue Biomarkers of Environmental Exposure" presented by Melissa Troester, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During Dr. Murphy's presentation learn about results that show there are very pronounced differences in methylation in sperm from tobacco smoke extract-exposed zebrafish and rats, and how environmental exposures can alter DNA methylation preconceptionally, in male gametes. Dr. Troester will discuss methods for measuring changes in breast tissue. The need for and advantages of biomarkers of breast cancer susceptibility will be discussed. Getting "under the skin" to see the impact of exposure on breast cancer risk is an important direction for environmental breast cancer research. This webinar has been rescheduled from its original February 15th date.

 

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Price: free

Conference/Seminar

The Society of Toxicology's 56th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo

Sunday, March 12 – Thursday, March 16, 2017

Baltimore , Maryland — at the Baltimore Convention Center

Sponsor: the Society of Toxicology

ToxExpo unites 350+ toxicology-related companies and organizations with 6,800+ attendees over three days.

 

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Training/Workshop

*Protecting the Health and Wellbeing of Communities in a Changing Climate

Monday, March 13, 2017

Washington, DC — at the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW

Sponsor: the Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research and Medicine and the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement

This workshop will explore the implications of climate change for population health and the potential strategies public health, environmental health, health care, and related stakeholders can implement to help communities and regions address and mitigate health effects. The committee will develop the agenda and identify meeting objectives, select appropriate speakers, and moderate the discussions. The workshop will explore the perspectives of civic, government, business, and health sector leaders, and highlight existing research, best practices, and examples that inform stakeholders and practitioners on approaches to support mitigation of and adaptation to climate change and its effects on population health. A brief proceedings of a workshop and a complete proceedings based on the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines

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Contact: Hope Hare, 202-334-3435 or

Conference/Seminar

CIS@HARVARD: Contemporary Issues Summit

Wednesday, March 15 – Thursday, March 16, 2017

Boston, Massachusetts — Martin Conference Center, Harvard University

Sponsor: Harvard University

The summit theme is Innovation, Inspiration, and Hope in a VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) World. Six topic areas include 1) public health and 2) energy and environment.

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Conference/Seminar

Green Schools Conference & Expo

Tuesday, March 21 – Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Atlanta, Georgia

Sponsor: Green Schools

Topics may include using nature and natural resources in education, designing spaces to promote high performance among students and teachers, energy efficiency, waste management, funding and more.

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Conference/Seminar

The National Conference on Tobacco or Health

Wednesday, March 22 – Friday, March 24, 2017

Austin, Texas — at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St

Sponsor: The National Conference on Tobacco or Health

The purpose of the National Conference on Tobacco or Health is to help improve and sustain the effectiveness and reach of tobacco control programs and activities in the United States.

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Teleconference/Webcast

Immigrant Health

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

1:00pm–2:30pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Partnerships in Environmental Public Health

Immigrants to the US often arrive with a burden of disease or heightened disease risk from lifelong exposures to unregulated chemicals. In addition, immigrants often work in highly toxic environments, such as farming, factory or janitorial work, and disaster response and hazardous waste work because of undocumented status, lack of English proficiency, and/or availability of jobs. This session will explore whether immigration status confounds efforts to improve disease prevention and health literacy in the context of work-related exposures. Talks will explore the specific challenges facing immigrants and the use of health literacy as a tool for empowerment and as evidence for policy enforcement to protect these populations.

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Price: free

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

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

*Natural Approaches to Chronic Pain: Effective Alternatives to Opioids

Saturday, April 29, 2017

8:00am–2:00pm Eastern time

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

Sponsor: the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Prominent Naturopathic Doctors and invited speakers from Congress and the 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:   Mike Jawer, 202-237-8150 or Contact  

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

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

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

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

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

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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