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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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Teleconference/Webcast

Hospital-Community Partnerships: Using Local & Institutional Policy to Address Root Causes of Food Insecurity

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

1:00pm–2:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Moving Health Care Upstream & ChangeLab Solutions

Learn from experts about realistic and innovative local and institutional policy strategies that hospitals can use to address root causes of food insecurity on a community-wide scale. The webinar will cover the nuts and bolts of using policy strategies to further your program’s impact and provide real-world, current examples from the evolving work of the Public Health Institute and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. We will dig into what local and organizational policy looks like: ordinances, zoning, and more. It’s not just legislation! Participants will also receive information about proven tools, templates and guidance that health systems and partners can use to determine which policy strategies are the best fit for their community.

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Price: free

Transforming Medical Education to Prevent Chronic Disease

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

12:00pm–1:30pm Eastern time

Washington, DC — Capitol Hill, 2103 Rayburn House Office Building

Sponsor: American College of Preventive Medicine, in conjunction with the Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative

This event will include a discussion of how legislation like the ENRICH Act and the EAT for Health Act can facilitate a changing paradigm in the field of medical education by focusing on lifestyle medicine to address our nation's rising chronic disease rate. Congressional remarks will be provided by Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) and Congressman Raúl Grijalva (AZ-3). Panelists will be Dr. Robert Carr, president of the American College of Preventive Medicine; Dr. Jennifer Trilk, co-founder of Lifestyle Medicine Education Collaborative; Dr. Douglas Kamerow, former assistant surgeon general; and Dr. Dexter Shurney, chief medical director and executive director of Global Health & Wellness, Cummins Inc.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice Report Discussion

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

2:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences Health and Medicine Division

WIC is one of the largest nutrition programs in the US, providing not only access to specific foods but also nutrition education and health and social service referrals for low-income infants; children up to age 5; and women who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or postpartum. The committee that carried out the study and wrote the report recommended cost-neutral changes that include adding fish; increasing the amount of whole grains; and increasing vegetables and fruits as a trade-off for decreasing juice, milk, legumes, peanut butter, infant vegetables and fruits, and infant meats. It also recommended allowing women to receive the quantity of formula needed to support any level of breast-feeding. One of the committee’s overall recommendations was to increase the value of the voucher that participants receive to purchase vegetables and fruits in order to help improve consumption of these food groups and meet potassium and fiber requirements, which are often lacking. The National Academies will host this webinar on the report, Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice

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Price: free

Contact: Contact, 202-334-1927

Teleconference/Webcast

National Ambient Air Quality Standards--Designations

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

1:00pm–2:30pm Eastern time

Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency

Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the EPA is required to set the NAAQS and review those standards every five years for six common air pollutants (also known as "criteria" air pollutants). There are NAAQS for ground-level ozone (O3); particulate matter (PM); carbon monoxide (CO), lead (Pb), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). These criteria air pollutants are found all across the United States and can harm your health, the environment, and cause property damage. In this webinar series you will learn how the EPA sets, reviews and revises the primary (health) and secondary (environmental) standards; designates areas that are meeting or not meeting these standards; and works with areas to meet and maintain these standards. This session will discuss the designations process, the different categories (i.e., attainment, nonattainment, and unclassifiable), and what it means if your area does not meet the NAAQS and what role the community can play in the designations process.

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Price: free

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Teleconference/Webcast

Celebrating 20 Years of Making America a Great Place to Walk

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

2:00pm–3:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: America Walks

It's the 20th anniversary of America Walks, and we're celebrating our birthday by looking back at the growth of the organization and the walking movement. Join us as we hear from some of the founders of the organizations, experts in the walking movement, and our staff for an inside look at how we are making America a great place to walk.

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Teleconference/Webcast

STEM Education & Environmental Health

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

1:00pm–2:30pm Eastern time

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

Through the Partnerships for Environmental Public Health program, we have discussed the importance of environmental health literacy, which has strong ties to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. However, teachers today face many demands and have limited time and tools for introducing new concepts, such as environmental health. This webinar will highlight different approaches to working with teachers to engage students on environmental health topics. Two presentations will focus on hands-on tools and resources that teachers can use in the classroom, and the third presentation will describe the value and impact of workshops that strengthen teachers' capacity to address environmental health with their students.

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Price: free

Conference/Seminar

Addressing Housing and Health: How Cities Are Making a Difference

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

8:30am–12pm Eastern time

Washington, DC — National League of Cities, 660 North Capitol Street Northwest National League of Cities City-County Conference Room

Sponsor: the National League of Cities and the Urban Institute

This special event will explore the role of mayors and city leaders, in partnership with key social sector stakeholders, in achieving better health outcomes through safe, affordable housing initiatives. We will discuss emerging city-level models, based on a recent convening of mayors and city teams, and share new research from the Urban Institute on unique health and housing interventions at the neighborhood and city level. The event will be live-streamed for remote access.

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Price: free

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Teleconference/Webcast

CompTox Communities of Practice: The EPA CompTox Chemistry Dashboard Version 2

Thursday, July 27, 2017

11:00am–12:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency

EPA's Computational Toxicology Communities of Practice is composed of hundreds of stakeholders from over 50 public and private sector organizations (ranging from EPA, other federal agencies, industry, academic institutions, professional societies, nongovernmental organizations, environmental non-profit groups, state environmental agencies and more) who have an interest in using advances in computational toxicology and exposure science to evaluate the safety of chemicals. The Communities of Practice is open to the public.

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Price: free

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Conference/Seminar

3rd International Conference on Public Health

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

Contact: see the Contact webpage

Teleconference/Webcast

EU Commission's Criteria to Identify Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals under Plant Protection Products, Biocides and REACH

Thursday, July 27, 2017

9:00am Eastern time

Sponsor: Chemical Watch and BiocidesHub

Webinar content will include an overview of EDC in EU chemicals law, a focus on specific proposals for plant protection products and biocides, developments under REACH, and practical and strategic considerations.

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Price: free

Conference/Seminar

The Neurocognitive and Psychosocial Impacts of Violence: A Workshop

Monday, July 31 – Tuesday, August 1, 2017

8:30am Eastern time

Washington, DC — National Academy of Sciences Building (Lecture Room), 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW

Sponsor: Forum on Global Violence Prevention

This two-day public workshop is designed to illuminate the current state of the science surrounding the impacts of exposure to violence and trauma on both neurocognitive and psychosocial outcomes. The workshop will feature a strong focus on exposure in childhood and the impacts of such exposure across the life course (exploration across the life course could include: general health and well-being, mental health, substance abuse, and outcomes related to re-victimization and perpetration), but could explore other aspects of exposure throughout the lifespan, including areas such as refugee health and/or PTSD in returning combatants. The workshop will also feature an exploration of the prevention and intervention opportunities grounded in this science—especially in the ways in which parents and caregivers can work to build resiliency and mentally strong children and youth. This workshop will be available by live video webcast.

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Price: free

Contact: Contact, 202-334-3989 or Contact

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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Teleconference/Webcast

Community-based Efforts to Improve Local Water Quality.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

1:00pm–2:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Environmental Justice

The EPA's Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) provides annual funding to local, tribal and community-based organizations working with communities facing disproportionate environmental and public health burdens. The Environmental Justice (EJ) Grants program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. All funded projects are associated with at least one qualified environmental statute, such as the Clean Water Act and the Solid Waste Disposal Act. Hear directly from two EJ grantees about their success with the EJ Grants program! Learn how Tolani Lake Enterprises and PUSH Buffalo have utilized funding from the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice to improve local water quality by raising environmental awareness and strengthening community capacity.

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Price: free

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Lecture

How the Health Risks of GMOs Have Been Underestimated and Misrepresented

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

6:00pm–7:15pm Pacific time

San Francisco, California — The Commonwealth Club 555 Post Street

Sponsor: The Commonwealth Club

Though it’s routinely claimed that producing new foods through genetic engineering is no riskier than traditional breeding—and that questioning the safety is tantamount to denying the reality of climate change—many experts assert that the facts do not support such claims, and according to the analysis in Steven Druker’s book, the claims rely on multiple misrepresentations. The Royal Society of Canada and several other scientific institutions have stated that bioengineering entails higher health risks, and several studies in peer-reviewed journals have detected harm to animals that consumed GMOs. The hazards are especially striking in light of the lessons from computer science about the unavoidable risks of altering human-engineered information systems that are much simpler and far better comprehended than bioinformation systems. Come discuss this topic with author and attorney Steven Druker.

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Price: $7 – $20    

Teleconference/Webcast

Breast Cancer Plan Study Group 2: Social and Built Environment

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

10:00am Pacific time

Sponsor: Breast Cancer Prevention Partners

In 2017, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP, formerly the Breast Cancer Fund) launched a collaborative project to develop a Comprehensive Breast Cancer Primary Prevention Plan for California. The plan is a new effort to develop a policy platform that uses the best science and policy ideas to stop breast cancer before it starts. This webinar is the second in a series that will inform the development of this plan. It will explore the intersection between the social and built environment and breast cancer risk, as well as potential interventions in these areas. This study group will explore the connection between the social and built environment and breast cancer risk. We will also explore potential interventions to reduce breast cancer risk in these areas. This is the second in a series of study groups that will contribute to developing the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Primary Prevention Plan for California that is being developed by Breast Cancer Prevention Partners.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

Lead and Copper Rule Three Part Series

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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Price: free

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

Teleconference/Webcast

Community-Based Air Monitoring

Thursday, August 24, 2017

12:30pm–2:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Partnerships in Environmental Public Health

Residents in communities across the country are often curious or concerned about the quality of the air they breathe and how it may affect their health or the health of family and friends. While many locations have air monitors, those monitors are sometimes not in communities of concern. With the advent of smaller, low-cost sensors, residents have become increasingly engaged in monitoring the air quality in their neighborhoods so as to understand and reduce potential health risks. This webinar will highlight two community-based air monitoring projects. The first is a collaboration among the California Environmental Health Tracking Program (a partnership of the California Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute); the Comite Civico Del Valle Inc.; the University of Washington; the University of California, Los Angeles; and George Washington University. The second is a partnership between the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Fairmount Greenway Task Force. The presenters will discuss their approaches, the benefits of those approaches, and future opportunities.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

National Ambient Air Quality Standards--Implementation

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

1:00pm–2:30pm Eastern time

Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency

Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the EPA is required to set the NAAQS and review those standards every five years for six common air pollutants (also known as "criteria" air pollutants). There are NAAQS for ground-level ozone (O3); particulate matter (PM); carbon monoxide (CO), lead (Pb), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). These criteria air pollutants are found all across the United States and can harm your health, the environment, and cause property damage. In this webinar series you will learn how the EPA sets, reviews and revises the primary (health) and secondary (environmental) standards; designates areas that are meeting or not meeting these standards; and works with areas to meet and maintain these standards. This session will discuss how to attain & maintain the NAAQS and what role the community can play in the implementation process.

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Price: free

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Conference/Seminar

2017 National Walking Summit

Wednesday, September 13 – Friday, September 15, 2017

St. Paul, Minnesota

Sponsor: America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative

With a theme of “Vital and Vibrant Communities: The Power of Walkability”, the National Walking Summit will explore the co-benefits walking and walkability can provide to an individual and community. The summit will further define, describe and illustrate the influence and power of walkability in creating vital and vibrant places. Not only will the Summit highlight the well-known influences that walking has on physical, mental, and cognitive health, we will showcase how diverse neighborhoods and different communities have used walking and walkability to promote social and civic engagement.

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Price: $425, with an Early Bird Registration Rate of $375 available through July 14th.

Contact: America Walks, 503 610-6619  

Conference/Seminar

1st Annual National Native Health Research Training Conference

Monday, September 18 – Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Denver, Colorado — Colorado Convention Center

Sponsor: National Native Health Research Training Initiative

The goal of the NNHRT conference is to disseminate new research and best practices around American Indian and Alaska Native health to build capacity and promote tribally driven research activity.

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Training/Workshop

Workshop on Global Harmonization of Methodological Approaches to Nutrient Intake Recommendations

Thursday, September 21 – Friday, September 22, 2017

1:30am 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 1:30 am EDT.

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Price: free

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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

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

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

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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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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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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