[pccgrads] FW: Upcoming Event on Climate Change and Human Health

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From: Siobhan Addie [mailto:saddie at nyas.org]
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 1:46 PM
To: uwpcc at u.washington.edu
Subject: Upcoming Event on Climate Change and Human Health



To Whom It May Concern,



On behalf of the New York Academy of Sciences, I would like to let you and
your colleagues know about an exciting upcoming conference, titled
<http://www.nyas.org/ClimateandHealth> Human Health in the Face of Climate
Change: Science, Medicine, and Adaptation. Further details about the event
and the link for registration can be found below:



Human Health in the Face of Climate Change: Science, Medicine, and
Adaptation

Dates: May 14–15, 2015

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Conference Website: <http://www.nyas.org/ClimateandHealth>
www.nyas.org/ClimateandHealth

There is significant scientific evidence indicating that the global climate
is changing, largely due to human activities. Such climatic fluctuations may
adversely impact human health and well-being in a variety of ways, including
through exposure to extreme weather events; disruption of ecosystems,
agriculture, and food production; expansion of infectious diseases; and
increased levels of harmful air particulates. New research seeks to provide
a deeper understanding of the health consequences of climate change on
humans — including better quantification of these effects — to improve
health preparedness and protect vulnerable populations.



The New York Academy of Sciences along with the “la Caixa” Foundation and
Biocat will host a multidisciplinary conference that brings together climate
scientists, atmospheric/oceanic scientists, ecologists, evolutionary
biologists, epidemiologists, public health specialists, and policy-makers,
among others. This 2-day conference will highlight the latest research on
climate change and its subsequent effects on human health.



Oral Presentation Opportunities are Available!



Poster Abstract and Travel Fellowship Deadline: March 18, 2015



Keynote Speakers

· Christopher Dye, FRS, FMedSci
Director of Strategy, Office of the Director General, World Health
Organization (WHO)



· Elisabet Lindgren, MD, PhD

Senior Researcher, Stockholm Resilience Centre



Organizers and Selected Other Speakers

* Robert P. Anderson, PhD

City College of New York; City University of New York



* Andrew Dobson, PhD

Princeton University



· Kristie L. Ebi, PhD, MPH

University of Washington



· Lisa Goddard, PhD

International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia
University



· Andy Haines, MBBS, MD, FRCGP FFPHM, FRCP, FMedSci

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine



· Mercedes Pascual, PhD

University of Michigan



· Richard Paul, PhD

Institut Pasteur



· Town Peterson, PhD

The University of Kansas



· Xavier Rodó, PhD

Institut Català de Ciències del Clima (IC3)



· Jan Semenza, PhD, MPH, MS

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)



· Madeleine Thomson, PhD,

International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia
University



We invite you to share this information with your colleagues, including
students, post-docs, and early career investigators. If you have any
questions about the event please feel free to contact me. I look forward to
welcoming you to this exciting event!



Best regards,



Siobhán Addie, PhD

Program Manager, Life Sciences

The New York Academy of Sciences

7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St, 40th Floor

New York, NY 10007-2157

Phone: 212.298.8641

Email: <mailto:saddie at nyas.org> saddie at nyas.org

Web: <http://www.nyas.org/> www.nyas.org

Event Feed via Twitter: <https://twitter.com/NYASEvents> NYASEvents



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