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Teleconference/Webcast

Transportation as a Social Determinant of Health

Thursday, March 30, 2017

2:00pm–3:30pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Public Health Law Network

This webinar will discuss how transportation policy, and accompanying legislative interventions, can impact public health. The speakers will describe transportation as a social determinant of health, how public transportation and infrastructure impact health outcomes related to physical health, and trends in using transportation law to address public health issues.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

Climate Changes Health: Clean Energy Changes Climate

Thursday, March 30, 2017

1:00am–2:30pm Eastern time

Sponsor: American Public Health Association, Health Care Without Harm, Citizens' Climate Lobby and The Nature Conservancy

This webinar will highlight the health impacts of climate change and clean energy solutions to mitigate climate change and advance health.

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Price: free

Teleconference/Webcast

Designing for Inclusive Health

Thursday, March 30, 2017

1:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: America Walks and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) – Lakeshore Foundation

A new micro-grant program will award grantees up to $1,500 for projects related to supporting disability inclusion strategies that make healthier choices the easier choices for all people in areas where they may live, learn, work, play, pray and receive care. The program purpose is to accelerate disability inclusion programmatic, policy, systems, and environmental (PPSE) improvements that increase access and opportunities for walking and walkable communities—with a principal focus on disability inclusion and accessibility. Learn more about this opportunity and hear from communities hard at work to make sure every community member has access to healthy choices

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Teleconference/Webcast

Working Across Sectors to Create the Healthiest Nation

Monday, April 3, 2017

1:00pm–3:00pm Eastern time

Washington, DC — Kaiser Family Foundation Barbara Jordan Conference Center 1330 G St NW

Sponsor: American Public Health Association

 

 

The forum moderator will be APHA President Tom Quade, MA, MPH. Speakers include Nick Macchione, FACHE; Stacey A. Kincaid; William Spriggs, PhD; Jackson H. Day, DMin, MPH; and Marylynn Ostrowski, PhD.

 

 

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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

Connecting Public Health and Food Sector Collaborators: Reducing Sodium in Food Service Settings

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2:00pm–3:30pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Public Health Institute

More than 75% of the sodium Americans consume comes from processed and restaurant foods before salt is added at the table, leaving little choice for consumers trying to limit their intake. Therefore, reducing population sodium intake requires increased availability of lower sodium packaged and restaurant foods. Members of the foodservice system, such as foodservice operators, distributors and manufacturers, influence the foods that are available and served to consumers. Other influencers include government and private entities; industry, trade and community groups; and consumers, all of which can drive demand. These groups must work together to reduce sodium content in the food supply. This Web Forum will share research results on the strategies and promising practices for implementing healthy food guidelines in hospital and federal worksite cafeterias, feature the valuable perspective from the foodservice director’s point of view and highlight credible rationale, tools and resources from the federal level.

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Partnership in Progress – Supporting Underserved Communities in Portland, Oregon

Thursday, April 13, 2017

1:00pm–2:30pm Eastern time

Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency

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 in environmentally overburdened, underserved, and economically distressed areas where the needs are greatest. In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a Portland Steering Committee and has identified opportunities, barriers, and resources, as well as implementable projects, associated with the following four focus areas: 1) equitable development in East Multnomah County, Oregon; 2) increasing green infrastructure in Portland; 3) capacity-building for environmental justice focused on reducing diesel fuel exhaust; and 4) development of a Portland Green Corps program for youth training and employment opportunities in different environmental career tracks. Join this webinar to hear from the EPA’s representative on the Portland Community Steering Committee.  Learn more about the four focus areas and how the steering committee is working to leverage resources to support local communities in Portland.  In addition, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Regional Environmental Officer will discuss DOI’s efforts to be more active in the area of environmental justice, as well as potential opportunities for collaboration.

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Teleconference/Webcast

Field-Ready Biosensors to Assess Bioavailability and Toxicity

Monday, April 17, 2017

1:00pm–3:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: NIEHS Superfund Research Program

Treatment assessments and water quality monitoring that rely only on measuring the reduction of target contaminant concentrations are often insufficient because they do not consider the complex and broader risks that specific contaminants or mixtures and their transformation products pose to the environment and human health. Researchers will describe their tools to assess bioavailability/toxicity for more effective human and/or environmental monitoring.

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Fireside Chat: University of Southern California’s Dr. Manuel Pastor on Environment and Health in the Trump Administration

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

4:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment

Join CHE co-founder Michael Lerner in a conversation with USC’s Dr. Manuel Pastor to discuss some anticipated challenges for health and the environment in the Trump Administration.

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Price: free

Contact: CHE, Contact

Teleconference/Webcast

Highly Fluorinated Chemicals: A Sticky Issue

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Green Science Policy Institute

Learn about highly fluorinated stain- and water-repellant chemicals in this one-hour webinar: the products and materials in which they are used, why they can be harmful, and what can be done about it. Mark Strynar, PhD, Christopher Higgins, PhD, Robert Bilott and Arlene Blum, PhD, all leaders in the field, will share their expertise on this persistent and potentially toxic class of chemicals. These engaging talks were presented at February 2017 Green Science Policy meetings.

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Teleconference/Webcast

Antibiotic Resistance: Global Threats and Novel Responses

Thursday, April 20, 2017

1:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: The Collaborative on Health and the Environment

On this call, we'll learn more about global resistance, agricultural policy and a novel educational strategy. Professor Neil Woodford of Public Health England will discuss the findings in the AMR report focusing on the use of antibiotics globally, the threat to human health, the economic impacts of resistance and measures nations can take to reduce the rise of resistance. Dr. David Wallinga oft the National Resources Defense Council will discuss the rise of antibiotic resistance in the agricultural industry and US policy issues that help or hinder the spread of resistance. Finally, Sara Kenney, author of Surgeon X, will discuss her goals in creating a comic to educate the public on the dangers of resistance and why this form of outreach is important.

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Contact: CHE, Contact

Teleconference/Webcast

Too Close for Comfort: Easy Modeling to Assess and Address Near-Road Air Quality

Thursday, April 20, 2017

2:00pm–3:30pm Eastern time

Sponsor: US Environmental Protection Agency

This webinar will present the Community-LINE Source Model (C-LINE): a scientifically sound, near-road air pollution model that plays almost like a video game, available to any user with a computer or tablet. C-LINE allows users to not only evaluate what is going on in their local area, but also what might happen if things change, such as from increases in traffic or diesel trucks cutting through town. Users can easily manipulate model inputs to also examine upwind and downwind effects, or estimate the areas most influenced annually by near-road pollution. In addition to roads, railways and railyards, ports, ships, and industrial sources also influence near-source neighborhoods.

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Teleconference/Webcast

Community-Wide Interventions That Have Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5): A Look at Public Transportation Expansion

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

1:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: Public Health Institute

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Health Impact in Five Years, or HI-5 (high-five) initiative, highlights a list of nonclinical, community-wide approaches with a proven track record. Each intervention listed is associated with improved health within five years and is reported to be cost-effective or cost-saving over the lifetime of the population or even earlier. Public and private organizations can use this list to quickly assess the scientific evidence for short-term health outcomes and overall cost impacts of community-wide approaches. This Web Forum series highlights specific interventions identified in the HI-5 initiative and will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to hear real-world examples of how local and state-level organizations have expanded public transportation to meet needs of their communities. In this Web Forum, Von Nguyen, acting associate director for policy, and Elizabeth Skillen, CDC senior policy advisor, will provide a brief overview of the HI-5 initiative. Therese McMillan, chief planning officer at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro), and Joseph Calabrese, chief executive officer & general manager at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, will describe their national and local experiences with introducing and expanding public transportation services.

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Conference/Seminar

2017 Children’s Environmental Health Symposium

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

9:00am–4:30pm Eastern time

Sacramento, California — CalEPA Building / Sierra Hearing Room 1001 I Street

Sponsor: California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

The theme is "Environmental Justice and Children." Presentation topics include equity and sustainability, the neuroendocrine basis of stress, allostatic load, pesticides, social environment, racial healing and more.

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Price: free

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Natural Approaches to Chronic Pain: Effective Alternatives to Opioids

Saturday, April 29, 2017

8:00am–2:00pm Eastern time

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

Sponsor: the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Prominent naturopathic doctors and invited speakers from Congress and 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: Contact, 202-237-8150

Teleconference/Webcast

Techniques for Trace Analysis of Metals and Chemical Metabolites

Monday, May 22, 2017

1:00pm–3:00pm Eastern time

Sponsor: NIEHS Superfund Research Program

During the second session of the series, speakers will highlight techniques that help measure trace levels of metals and chemical metabolites to better understand environmentally relevant chemical exposures.

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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

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

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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

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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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