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Toward Understanding the Interplay of Environmental Stressors, Infectious Disease, and Human Health

January 15 - January 16

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is holding a free workshop on January 15-16, 2019. Toward Understanding the Interplay of Environmental Stressors, Infectious Disease, and Human Health 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.

Held in Washington, DC and webcast live, the meeting will feature presentations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions to engage scientists and decision makers in these important, cross-disciplinary issues. The preliminary agenda is available here.

As part of the Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions series sponsored by NIEHS, this workshop is free and open to the public but registration is required to attend. A link to registration and more information about the workshop can be found on the Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions website: http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience/infectious-disease/

For additional information, please contact Solmaz Spence, Communications Officer, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001, sbspence@nas.edu.

Venue

Washington, DC
Washington, DC United States

Organizer

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Website:
http://www.nationalacademies.org/