Past Event

Toward Understanding the Interplay of Environmental Stressors, Infectious Disease, and Public Health: An Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions Workshop

January 15, 2019 - January 16, 2019

Location: Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St. NW Washington DC 20001

Register now to join a free workshop, hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Committee on the Use of Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions, to explore the relationship between chemical pollution in the environment and human health.

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Sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, this workshop will examine emerging research findings on the impact of chemical exposures (e.g. airborne particulate matter, heavy metals, and pesticides) and environmental disruptions (e.g. natural disasters and climate instability) on human susceptibility to infectious agents. Workshop participants, including experts on infectious disease, global public health, toxicology, environmental epidemiology, and science policy, will explore how this knowledge could guide research directions, health practices, and both domestic and global policy.

The meeting will feature presentations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions to engage scientists and decision makers in these important, cross-disciplinary issues. Please join us!

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