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Conference/Seminar

NCSE 2017: Integrating Environment and Health

Tuesday, January 24 – Thursday, January 26, 2017

Washington, DC

Sponsor: National Council for Science and the Environment

The 17th National Conference and Global Forum for Science, Policy, and the Environment will feature keynote speakers Dr. Richard Jackson, Dr. Maureen Lichtveld, Dr. Tim Jackson, Dr. Yves Lévy and Dr. Thomas E. Kiser, with dozens of presentations on many aspects of environmental health. The agenda is on the website.

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Price: see the Registration page

Contact: Lilah Sloane, Conference Manager, at Contact or 202-207-0013

Teleconference/Webcast

Fireside Chat: EWG's Ken Cook on Environment and Health in the Trump Administration

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

2:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment

On this call Michael Lerner, PhD, President of Commonweal, and Ken Cook, MS, President and Co-founder of the Environmental Working Group, will discuss the implications of the recent election results for the field of environmental health, including both challenges and opportunities. Following the discussion between Michael and Ken, we will open the call for a conversation with participants.

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Price: free

Contact: CHE, Contact

Teleconference/Webcast

The New Administration: Opportunities and Challenges for Prevention

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

2:30pm Eastern time

Sponsor: American Public Health Association, Prevention Institute, Public Health Institute, and Trust for America's Health

2017 brings new opportunities and challenges to strengthen prevention and population health. Now, more than ever, public health and partners across multiple sectors must work together to educate policymakers to ensure greater awareness of the importance of investing in prevention and public health. This Dialogue4Health Web Forum features a panel discussion highlighting advocacy opportunities to advance prevention, equity and public health with the new administration and Congress. The Web Forum will also include strategies to ensure robust communications are provided to key audiences including policymakers and a Q&A session with the panelists.

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Price: free

Contact: see the Contact page

Teleconference/Webcast

Plastics and Chemicals in the Marine Environment: Effects on Seabirds in the Bering Sea and on Global Marine Ecosystem

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

1:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment Alaska Working Group

On this call, Veronica Padula, graduate student at the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at University of Alaska Fairbanks/Anchorage will discuss her research project investigating the effects of plastic marine debris on seabird communities in the Bering Sea, particularly exposure to harmful plastic-associated compounds such as phthalates, known hormone disrupters. Christie Keith, international coordinator at Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) will discuss the science and implications of chemicals in marine plastics and GAIA's international campaign on marine plastics.

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Price: free

Contact: CHE, Contact

Prevention Diaries Reading

Thursday, January 26, 2017

5:00pm–7:00pm Eastern time

Berkeley, California — at the Berkeley Social Research Library, 227 Haviland Hall University of California Berkeley

Prevention Diaries reveals the unexpected (yet foreseeable) parts of daily life that shape our health. Health happens in our communities and homes, not just at a doctor’s office, and many illnesses and injuries are preventable through commonsense solutions – saving lives and reducing suffering and burden on families, communities and taxpayers. Prevention Diaries outlines why prevention is the solution to many social challenges, and what we can do to advance prevention. Topics include violence, the food system, healthcare, injuries, health equity, and the built environment.

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Price: free

Contact: Christine Williams, Contact or 510-444-7738, ext 397

Lecture

A Silver Lining: Health Co-Benefits of Climate Change Policies

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

7:00pm Eastern time

Seattle, Washington — Town Hall - Lower level, 1119 8th Avenue

Sponsor: Sustainable Path Foundation

The policies that need to be implemented to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will also bring about substantial reductions in air pollution and cardiovascular disease, as well as propelling changes in urban mobility and our built environment. Looking at health co-benefits creates a different paradigm  one that is win-win for most people, and for the planet. The panel will discuss the health co-benefits of climate change policies.

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Price: $5.00

Contact: Sustainable Path, 206-914-7131 or Contact

Prevention Diaries Reading

Monday, February 6, 2017

7:00pm–8:00pm Eastern time

Berkeley, California — at the Berkeley Social Research Library, 227 Haviland Hall University of California Berkeley

Prevention Diaries reveals the unexpected (yet foreseeable) parts of daily life that shape our health. Health happens in our communities and homes, not just at a doctor’s office, and many illnesses and injuries are preventable through commonsense solutions – saving lives and reducing suffering and burden on families, communities, and taxpayers. Prevention Diaries outlines why prevention is the solution to many social challenges, and what we can do to advance prevention. Topics include violence, the food system, healthcare, injuries, health equity, and the built environment.

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Price: free

Contact: Christine Williams, Contact or 510-444-7738, ext 397  

Teleconference/Webcast

Connecting Public Health and Food Sector Collaborators: Reducing Sodium through Food Service Guidelines and Nutrition Standards

Thursday, February 9, 2017

2:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Public Health Institute

More than 75% of the sodium Americans consume comes from processed and restaurant foods—not the salt shaker. Reducing sodium intake requires increased availability of lower sodium packaged and restaurant foods. The government, industry, community groups and consumers must work together to reduce sodium content in the food supply. This Web Forum will focus on tools, strategies and promising practices for adopting and implementing food service guidelines and/or nutrition standards to reduce sodium in food service settings.

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Price: free

Contact: See the contact page

Teleconference/Webcast

Chemistry Dashboard

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

3:00pm–4:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency

The Chemistry Dashboard is part of a suite of dashboards developed by EPA to help evaluate the safety of chemicals. The Chemistry Dashboard provides access to a variety of information on over 700,000 chemicals currently in use. Within the Chemistry Dashboard, users can access chemical structures, experimental and predicted physicochemical and toxicity data, and additional links to relevant websites and applications. It maps curated physicochemical property data associated with chemical substances to their corresponding chemical structures. This data are compiled from sources including the EPA’s computational toxicology research databases, and public domain databases such as the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s PubChem database.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

Fireside Chat: Forsythia’s Dr. Shelley Hearne on Environment and Health in the Trump Administration

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment

On this call Michael Lerner, PhD, president of Commonweal, and Shelley Hearne, PhD, executive director of Forsythia, will discuss the implications of the recent US election results for the field of environmental health, including both challenges and opportunities. Following the discussion between Michael and Dr. Hearne, we will open the call for a conversation with participants.

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Price: free

Contact: CHE, Contact

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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Price: See the registration page

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

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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Price: check the website closer to the event date

Contact: Contact

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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Price: see the Conference Fees page

Contact: see the Contact page

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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Price: see the fees page

Contact: 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

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

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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Price: Check back soon

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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Price: check back later for more information

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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Price: see the Fees page

Contact: see the Contact page

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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Price: see the Registration page

Contact: 1 203-769-1765 or Contact