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Scientists to explore global change-public health connection
Date:4/21/2008

d Frumkin, National Center for Environmental Health: The Public Health Response to Climate Change

  • David Rogers, University of Oxford: Infectious Diseases and the Environment

  • Stephen Morse, Columbia University: How Could Climate Change Affect Avian Influenza?

    Tuesday, May 13

    • Andrew Dobson, Princeton University: Disentangling the Role of Climate, Immunity, and Biotic Interactions in the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases

    • Duane Gubler, University of Hawaii: The 20th Century Emergence and Spread of Epidemic Dengue/Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever: Is Climate or Environmental Change Responsible?

    • Stephen Hoffamn, Sanaria, Inc.: Malaria

    The interplay between science, policy, and health within the context of climate change will also be the focus of two special sessions. Science and Society: The Art of Communication will feature National Public Radios Science Friday host, Ira Flatow, and popular authors Robert Morris and Kim Stanley Robinson. Climate Change and Human Health: Developing Collaborations with the Public Health Community will be moderated by David Blockstein from the National Council on Science and the Environment.

    The meeting also includes a contributed poster session; educational workshops convened by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, the National Association of Biology Teachers, the WGBH Educational Foundation, and the Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science; a diversity luncheon; and the presentation of the 2008 AIBS Awards.


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