1 | Updates following the European OneHealth/EcoHealth Brussels workshop 2 | Join our OneHealth/ EcoHealth Expert registry 3 | European Conference on “Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change” 4 | Invitation for contributions to Healthy-Polis Special Issue "Urban Climate, Air Pollution, and Public Health" 5 | 10th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH) 6 | Epidemics in a Globalised World: Multidisciplinary Perspectives 7 | Health and environment research funding call for Brussels based research institutes 8 | EU Green Week 2017 9 | Call for contributions: International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2017 10 | European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 11 | Spring School of Global Health 2017 12 | Agriculture & Food 2017, 5th International Conference 13 | Call for Abstracts STS Conference Graz 2017, "Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies"

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Newsletter - February 2017 edition


CONTENTS

1 | Updates following from the European OneHealth/EcoHealth Brussels workshop
2 | Join our OneHealth/EcoHealth Expert registry
3 | European Conference on “Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change”: extended deadline for abstract February 28
4 | Invitation for contributions to Healthy-Polis Special Issue "Urban Climate, Air Pollution, and Public Health"
5 | 10th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH) in Antwerp, Belgium from October 16th to 20th, 2017
6 | Epidemics in a Globalised World: Multidisciplinary Perspectives - March 24 - Antwerp University
7 | Health and environment research funding call for Brussels based research institutes
8 | EU Green Week 2017 29 May to 2 June - Brussels, Belgium
9 | Call for contributions: International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2017
10 | European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2017) - 22 – 25 April - Vienna, Austria
11 | Spring School of Global Health 2017 - 24th-28th April 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland
12 | Agriculture & Food 2017, 5th International Conference - 20th - 24th June 2017 - Elenite, Bulgaria
13 | Call for Abstracts STS Conference Graz 2017, "Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies" Graz, Austria, May 8-9, 2017

1 | Updates following from the European OneHealth/EcoHealth Brussels workshop


All presentation videos from the European OneHealth/EcoHealth Brussels workshop are now online: see plenary contributions and session contributions. And please find here some first outputs of the workshop: two documents connected to the recent governmental meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD): in a CBD information document the workshop is mentioned (see section II-10k) and you can find a first report of the workshop. Also you can find here a poster about the workshop which was presented at the global One Health/EcoHealth conference in Melbourne December 2016. The organization committee and other participants are currently still working on more extensive reports on the workshop sessions, general recommendations following from the workshop and a policy brief: we will keep you informed.
 
2 | Join our OneHealth/EcoHealth Expert registry

OneHealth/EcoHealth Expert registry: this registry allows to keep track of the expert community active on nature & health related issues (including e.g. One Health, EcoHealth, Biodiversity & Health, Environmental Health, Nature Based Health Solutions) both within the Belgian and the European expert community of practice. Feel free to join and spread in your networks!

 
3 | European Conference on “Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change”: extended deadline for abstract February 28

Extended call for contributions for the 27-29 June 2017, in Bonn/Germany. Conference programme and interactive sessions. Extended deadline for abstract submission is February 28th 2017 (abstract submission guidelines).

 
4 | Invitation for contributions to Healthy-Polis Special Issue "Urban Climate, Air Pollution, and Public Health"

Call for contributions to the Special Issue on Urban Climate, Air Pollution, and Public Health in the journal Climate, edited by the Healthy-Polis International Consortium for Urban Environmental Health and Sustainability.

This special issue aims to explore the complex interactions between urban climate, air pollution and public health in cities around the world. Contributions of original and review papers that integrate different methodological approaches are particularly invited.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Health risks of traffic related air pollution and noise
- Active travel, air pollution exposure and health co-benefits
- Health impact assessment of urban interventions
- Co-exposure to urban air pollution, noise and heat
- Urban Heat Islands—health effects and mitigation
- Urban green and blue spaces
- Indoor air quality, ventilation and building overheating
- Climate change adaptation and sustainable development of urban areas

For this special issue the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2017

 
5 | 10th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH) in Antwerp, Belgium from October 16th to 20th, 2017

ECTMIH brings together scientists and experts from Europe and from all over the world, including many delegates from low and middle income countries. This biennial event is patronised by FESTMIH, the Federation of European Societies of Tropical Medicine and International Health. In 2017, the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) and the Belgian Platform for International Health (Be-Cause Health) will join hands with FESTMIH for the festive 10th edition. Building on the successes of previous meetings, it will consolidate ECTMIH's standing as Europe's leading conference and networking event in its field.

 
6 | Epidemics in a Globalised World: Multidisciplinary Perspectives – March 24 2017 - Antwerp University

Announcement in Dutch but the lectures will be in English:

Roy Anderson will discuss these trends using a variety of recent epidemics to illustrate key problems and their possible resolution. These epidemics include influenza A, Ebola virus, Zika virus and SARS. The approaches discussed are interdisciplinary in nature including epidemiological methods, clinical studies, demography, people movement patterns and computational simulation techniques.
Roy Anderson is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London and Director of the Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research. His recent appointments include Rector of Imperial College London and Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Defence, UK. His research interests are in interdisciplinary studies at the interface between medicine, biology, mathematics and computation.

Barbara Kerstiëns will reflect on the avenues to further the research agenda for world health. Barbara Kerstiëns is the deputy head of the Public Health Section within the unit responsible for infectious diseases and advancing public health in the Health Directorate of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission. She has a long experience in international public health, working for Médecins Sans Frontières, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health and DG Development and Cooperation of the European Commission. She joined DG Research and Innovation in 2012, covering the health promotion and health systems & services research themes.
This will be followed by a reply from the experts invited for the workshop:

  • Manuel Carballo, Executive Director of the International Centre for Migration Health and Development, Geneva
  • David Fedson, former Harry T. Peters Jr. Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia
  • Heidi Larson, Senior Lecturer, London School of Health and Tropical Medicine & Fellow at the Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security
  • Rebecca Martin, Director of the Center for Global Health cdcp, Atlanta
  • Simon Rushton, Lecturer Department of Politics, University of Sheffield
 
7 | Health and environment research funding call for Brussels based research institutes

Through its Anticipate programme, Innoviris is financing projects led by academic researchers at a Brussels university or college which focus on the future and cover areas of importance to the Brussels Capital Region. Such projects help to develop and enrich the knowledge available on Brussels' urban complexity. The programme funds projects in the areas of both human and precise science. The projects pay the appropriate attention to creating valuable research, preferably in collaboration with a supporting institution.

Part of this call is on Health and environment. How do environmental factors relate to the development of disease/unease, including problems such as addiction and stress phenomenon? How can we employ bio-monitoring tools (diagnosis, sensors, applications, etc.) to detect detrimental emissions, monitor air and water quality, purify the air indoors and outdoors, improve environmental noise,…? Which strategies can we apply or develop to manage health-related environmental risks?

 
8 | EU Green Week 2017 29 May to 2 June – Brussels, Belgium

EU Green Week is an annual opportunity to debate and discuss European environmental policy. Organised by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Environment, this key event in the environment policy calendar attracts policymakers, leading environmentalists, stakeholders and other interested parties from across Europe and the globe.

EU Green Week 2017 will take place from 29 May to 2 June with the theme of 'Green jobs for a greener future'. It will focus on how EU environmental policies are creating green jobs and contributing to economic, sustainable and socially responsible growth in the EU. It will also highlight the demand for new types of green skills in many professional sectors.

 
9 | Call for contributions: International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2017

Call for contributions: International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2017 - Transdisciplinary Research and Education — Intercultural Endeavours - September 11-15, 2017, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany

Contributions are invited for the International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2017. The overall objective of the conference is to strengthen communities of transdisciplinary research and education, and to create visibility for theoretical, empirical and transformative advances/results. The focus of the conference is on interculturality. Participants will explore transdisciplinary research and education as intercultural endeavours concerning epistemologies, world-views, practices, and place-based differences. The deadline for abstract submissions is 10 March, 2017.

 
10 | European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2017) - 22 – 25 April 2017 - Vienna, Austria

The Programme Committee accepts late-breaking abstracts in all conference topics, but organizers particularly welcome submissions for two special tracks: One Health and rapid diagnostics. The abstracts must contain novel data, which only became available after the end of November when the regular submission deadline closed. More information may be found in the abstract guidelines.

The submission is open from 15 February – 1 March 2017, 23:59 CET

 
11 | Spring School of Global Health 2017 - 24th-28th April 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland

The Spring School program is designed to enable international students and working professionals with interest and focus in global health to study various subjects and join the international global health community in Geneva the “public health Capital of the World”. The unique and flexible structure of the one week program allows participants to gain comprehensive knowledge base in global health while providing a strong global health focused platform to engage and strengthen professional networks. Participants of the Spring School of Global Health are normally given the flexibility of choosing a maximum of 2 courses (each course runs for 3 days).

 
12 | Agriculture & Food 2017, 5th International Conference - 20th – 24th June 2017 - Elenite, Bulgaria

Truly international conference with attendees from over 30 countries. Organization with 25 years of experience in organizing scientific events and publishing. Publication in online open-access journals with peer-review (ISSN, indexation).

 
13 | Call for Abstracts STS Conference Graz 2017, "Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies" Graz, Austria, May 8-9, 2017

This year´s conference has a special thematic focus on social justice in science, technology, and environmental issues. The STS Conference Graz 2017 is the joint Annual Conference of the Institute of Science, Technology and Society Studies at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt|Vienna|Graz (STS), the Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) and the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS).

 
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