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15–17 May 2019 The 8th Annual Meeting of inVIVO Planetary Health, “From Challenges, to Opportunities”


Our 8th annual conference is in one of the most dynamic cities in the world! The theme, “From Challenges, to Opportunities”, underscores the imperative to address the complex ecological challenges of advancing global urbanization—for personal, environmental, economic and societal health alike. Our agenda continues to address strategies to overcome global ‘dysbiotic drift’ (life in distress) on every level.

Detroit—a rejuvenated city, transformed after social and economic devastation—provides the perfect backdrop for these discussions, using case studies from inspirational local efforts to restore hope, purpose, and reduce health and social disparities through community youth activities, free inner city food farms, and sensory gardens for children to play.

This continues to reflect our focus on understanding and improving the complex relationships between human health and planetary health. We seek to emphasize the eco-biological interactions in our living environment (including urbanization, food systems, education, social inequity, climate change, biodiversity loss, and microbial ecology) on physical, mental and spiritual well-being, together with the wider community and societal factors that govern these. We continue to do this with a strong developmental ‘life-course’ approach that recognizes the critical need for long range vision and disease prevention.

We are very proud of our tremendous network of like-minded people from diverse fields and many regions who collaborate to address these modern health challenges and, importantly, how they link to wider global challenges. Our interests span from planetary/population/ environmental health to microbial ecology/ systems biology and the deep biological mechanisms—basically working ‘symbiotically’ to connecting the siloes through an integrated systems framework.

Our meetings are always highly interactive with as much emphasis on meaningful collaborations and productive friendships as on the data and opportunities we generate. It is our privilege and pleasure to welcome you to Detroit!

Prof Susan Prescott (Network Director)
Prof Ganesa Wegienka (Meeting Chair and Co-Director)
Brian Smith (Local Organiser)
Prof Dianne Campbell (Network Co-Director)


28 November–1 December 2018 European Public Health Conference 2018

Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The European Public Health Conference Foundation, the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the Slovenian National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) are pleased to invite you to the 11th European Public Health Conference.


15 November–7 December 2018 The 1st International Electronic Conference on Environmental Health Sciences

Chaired by Prof. Dr. Professor Jon Øyvind Odland

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 1st International Electronic Conference on Environmental Health Sciences (https://iecehs-1.sciforum.net/).

Today, longitudinal studies are extensively performed, especially in Arctic countries. A considerable number of reports and articles related to epidemiological studies conducted in the arctic regions have appeared in last year Special Issues of IJERPH. For both ethical and scientific reasons, many longitudinal studies have a cohort design, with a long-term follow up of the individuals concerned that, often, are mothers and their children, since the most vulnerable period in human life is before birth and in early childhood. Various epidemiological studies in the circumpolar area have shown associations between contaminants and different health outcomes. The risk assessment of the effects of environmental pollutants is essential for the overall protection of health of the current and next generations. Different methods of risk assessment are available, however it is not clearly established how to translate the contaminant concentrations measured in the blood of the monitored individuals to information useful for risk characterization, thus linking the likelihood that specific adverse health effects will occur to defined concentration ranges of contaminants. In addition, risk assessments are complicated by several factors, such as climate changes and the fluctuations of contaminant exposure levels over long periods. This makes it necessary to continuously monitor environmental pollution and the related potential health effects. The information gathered from risk assessment studies is also important for policy makers to identify preventive measures to be adopted on both a population level and an individual level. The precautionary principle should be the basis of all environmental health science approaches based on newly acquired knowledge, including risk assessments and the definition of strategies to reduce contaminant exposure to humans. This conference creates a unique opportunity to discuss any subject related to environment and health issues. The Chair and the scientific committee heartily welcome you and look forward to this first electronic conference on environmental health sciences.

Kind regards,

Prof. Dr. Jon Øyvind Odland


26–27 September 2018 The 5 International Conference on Agro-Industry “Agroindustry 4.0: Digital Transformation in Agro-Food Value Chains”

Bali, Indonesia

Welcome to the 5th ICoA Department of Agro-Industrial Technology Universitas Gadjah Mada, in cooperation with Department of Agro-Industrial Technology Udayana University, endorsed by Indonesian Association of Agro-Industrial Technologist (APTA), International Association of Agro Industry (IAAI), Indonesian Institute of Life Cycle Assessment in Food Business (ILCA) and Indonesian Research for Supply Chain Development (RISPECIA) take great pleasure in welcoming you to Bali – Indonesia, for the 5th International Conference on Agroindustry, held with the theme “Agroindustry 4.0: Digital Transformation in Agro-Food Value Chains.” The conference will deliver the perfect opportunity for you to share, discuss, and challenge research findings in agroindustry.


10 September 2018 PODS4H18


The International Workshop on Process-Oriented Data Science for Healthcare 2018 (PODS4H18) aims at providing a high-quality forum for interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners (both data/process analysts and medical audience) to exchange research findings and ideas on healthcare process analysis techniques and practices. PODS4H research includes a wide range of topics from process mining techniques adapted for healthcare processes, to practical issues on implementing PODS methodologies in healthcare centers’ analysis units. For more details, see


3–5 September 2018 Global Land Programme 2018 Asia Conference “Transitioning to Sustainable Development of Land Systems through Teleconnection and Telecouplings”


GLP (Global Land Programme) Taipei Nodal Office together with GLP Japan Nodal Office, are pleased to announce the Global Land Programme 2018 Asia Conference to be held in Taipei, Taiwan on 03 ~ 05 September 2018. The conference will provide a multidisciplinary platform for environmental scientists, engineers, and management professionals to discuss the interdisciplinary land use developments and sustainability.

The teleconnections and telecouplings offer conceptual frameworks to evaluate socio-economic and environmental interactions over distances. In order to transition to environmental sustainability, the frameworks are helpful to measure drivers and impacts of the interactions, and to model the interactions from global to local scales. The goal of this conference is to provide, from global to local, interdisciplinary sustainable solutions, which can be covered by the themes:

Urban rural teleconnections

Integrated regional models

Modelling land system change

Land use drivers and impacts

Telecouplings of Land use systems

Trade-offs for land use and conflict

Land-ocean-atmosphere processes

Land change and ecosystem services/biodiversity

Land management systems

Other relevant topics

We are pleased to invite authors to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations, to be delivered at the GLP 2018 Asia Conference. To fill the knowledge gaps, the conference will also call for papers from fields of study on relevant themes.

For further information or enquiries, please contact: [email protected] or visit the website: http://www.glp.taipei.ntu.edu.tw/2018-asia-conference/

We look forward to your participation!


28–30 June 2018 Fourth Annual International Health Congress—Oxford 2018

St Hugh’s College, Oxford

We are delighted to announce the third call for abstracts for the 2018 Oxford Health Congress, which will take place in St Hugh’s College, Oxford (28–30 June 2018).

As in previous years, we welcome excellent research papers from across the spectrum of health and medical research of particular relevance to the understanding of, and need for, health services in all settings. Some of the speakers and details can be found on the website and more will be posted in due course.

The deadline for this call is 13 MARCH 2018. We warmly encourage you to submit your abstracts to: http://www.globalhealthcongress.org/submissions, where full further details can be found. Please do join us for what promises to be another stimulating opportunity to share research ideas and experience with colleagues from around the world.

For further information or enquiries, please contact: [email protected]

International Health Congress 2018


27–29 June 2018 International Conference on Children's Health and the Environment (INCHES)

Seoul, Korea

INCHES is an international network that promotes children’s health and environment. This requires protecting them from harmful environmental exposures.

Saving the Children at Risk,

Shaping the Future Sustainability

From June 27-29, 2018, International Conference on Children's Health and the Environment (INCHES) is organizing its ninth conference at the Hoam Faculty House, Seoul, Korea. We cordially invite you to participate the 9th INCHES and submit abstracts for presentations.


3–6 June 2018 TOXILATIN 2018


Diffusion of knowledge is the most promising path for the advancement of Science. Spreading the knowledge that is already established opens spaces for new discussions and discoveries, which guide the next challenges in the area of Toxicology based on the concerns of the scientific community. What was once summarized in forensic studies, today is the search for longevity and life quality. The current challenges are focused on reducing the toxicological effects in different living systems, while the type of exposure and amount of potential toxic agents are increasing in exposures to xenobiotic at the nanoscale.

In this context, the theme of the 2nd ToxiLatin is the modern Toxicology focused on health and prevention. Important national and international scientists are going to participate in this Congress in order to discuss and reduce the frontiers of knowledge on the use of technologies intended for potential strategies to prevent chronic noncommunicable diseases caused by chemical agents. Nanotoxicology will once again be a highlight of the Congress, thus we can move forward in ensuring the safe use of nano-drugs that can revolutionize innumerous medical treatments, such as cancer therapy.

Modern Toxicology diffuses, discusses and advances to improve the quality of human life using modern resources, alternative models and multidisciplinarity, which is peculiar to this Science. Therefore, you are invited to participate in this important Congress, which was prepared by Brazilian and international scientists, thereby ensuring that discussions and advances at the frontier of knowledge on a national and international level can be realized. Come and join us!


3–6 June 2018 ISBNPA 2018

Hong Kong

With nearly 900 members representing 40 countries, it is without a doubt that our International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) members bring a diversity of experience and expertise to this ever-growing organization. ISBNPA organizes their annual meeting in a different city around the world in hopes to stimulate, promote and advocate innovative research and policy in the area of behavioral nutrition and physical activity. These well attended annual meetings involve industry leaders who aim to spread their knowledge about behavioral issues in nutrition and physical activity to the public, educators, scholars and health professionals towards the betterment of human health worldwide.







25–27 May 2018 The 13th European Opiate Addiction Treatment Association (EUROPAD)

Krakow, Poland

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure for me to invite you to join the 13th EUROPAD

Conference, that is scheduled to be held in Krakow, Poland, on May 25-27, 2018. 

The mission of Europad has always been to promote the exchange of knowledge and interactive updating within the scientific community of addiction medicine, but also to spread an illness-centered conception of addictive disorders, heroin addiction standing as a long-dating prototype. Thereby, the structure of meeting has always tried to propose systematic updating on different issues from a common biomedical viewpoint.

Special attention will be given to the issue of correct agonist opioid therapeutic strategies for addicted patients, and to updates on the treatment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, both presented in plenary sessions.

Separate symposia will be dedicated to a bunch of "hot" topics, particularly the accessibility to treatment for prisoners in different European countries, psychiatric consequences of new psychoactive substances use, and a new way to think about Dual Disorders. The identification of pre-existing factors and a specific psychopathology of substance use disorders will be proposed; psychological therapies and interventions in opioid treatment patients will also be discussed as closely related to the disease stage and to the current state of disease expression.

I’m looking forward to meeting you all in the beautiful city of Krakow!


Prof. Icro Maremmani

President: University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy


17–19 May 2018 Economic modelling of how health and environment interact in a changing world

Essen, Germany

Economists have shown a rapidly growing interest in the relationship between environment and health. The topic has gained increased relevance in recent years with emerging global climate change (e.g. warming temperatures and extreme weather events), but also due to new insights on the detriments of environmental pollution (e.g. water and air pollution, toxins). Yet the various pathways between environmental factors, human health, child development and labour productivity are not well understood. More research is needed in order to understand the causal pathways and to identify policy interventions suitable to enhance human health and social welfare.

It is the aim of the conference to provide a forum for health economists, bringing together frontier research, which contributes to a deeper understanding of how the environment shapes health and socioeconomic outcomes.

Examples of suitable topics

  • Environmental toxins, pollution and health outcomes
  • The impact of the environment on mental health and subjective well-being
  • Demand for clean air and environmental quality
  • Dealing with adaptation behaviour
  • Natural disasters
  • Environmental regulation and public interventions to improve health
  • Genes or environment –decomposing the intergenerational transmission of health
  • Work environment, health and labour productivity
  • Early life exposure –effects, mechanisms and remedies

Invited speakers

Prashant Bharadwaj, University of California, San Diego
Olivier Deschenes, University of California, Santa Barbara
Victor Lavy, University of Warwick
Ada Wossink, University of Manchester
Papers should be sent in pdf format by 28 February 2018to [email protected] Contributions from young researchers are encouraged. There is no registration fee for the conference.


2–4 May 2018 Welcome to the 7th Northern European Conference on Travel Medicine, NECTM7!

Stockholm, Sweden, at Clarion Hotel Stockholm

We will offer you a diversified scientific program as well as a place for networking and an interesting sponsor exhibition. The scientific committee is planning for two parallel sessions including a regional theme of tickborne diseases. The conference will reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of travel health from the basic knowledge to the latest research and including both nurses, clinicians, academics and students.

See you in beautiful Stockholm!

NECTM7 Local Organising Committee


29 April–4 May 2018 32nd International Congress on Occupational Health - ICOH 2018

The Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland

32nd International Congress on Occupational Health - ICOH 2018

Theme: Occupational Health and Wellbeing: linking research to practice

Through the collaboration of the ICOH Scientific Committees, Board Members & Regional/National Secretaries to offer an exciting ICOH 2018 offers an exciting and all-encompassing programme. Through Plenary, Semi-Plenary, Special Sessions, Worksite visits, Workshops, Oral & Poster sessions ICOH 2018 will cover a wide range of occupational, safety and health topics demonstrating how research translates into excellence in practice. ICOH 2018 aim's to advance research and evidence-based approaches in occupational safety and health by promoting local, regional and global examples. The Congress will take place from the 29 April to 4 May 2018 in the state of the art city centre Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland. Visit www.icoh2018.org for more information or contact [email protected] for queries.


23–26 April 2018 8th International Digital Health Conference

Lyon, France

The 8th International Digital Health Conference is a unique thought-leadership and networking event that brings together members from the five key stakeholder groups – industry, SMEs, healthcare and academic researchers – to learn, present, network and discover. Featuring Innovation Prizes, Academic Programme, Start-up/SME Clinic. Be part of DH2018 this year in Lyon.


21–24 April 2018 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Madrid, Spain

The 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) will take place in Madrid, Spain, from 21 - 24 April 2018. ECCMID is the most important congress covering infectious diseases, infection control and clinical microbiology. The Programme Committee is preparing a comprehensive scientific programme with keynote lectures, symposia, oral and poster sessions as well as educational formats on parallel tracks. We are looking forward to seeing you along with more than 12,000 colleagues from around the globe!


12–15 April 2018 PATS & SATS Congress 2018

Durban, South Africa

Welcome to the joint congress between The Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) and The South African Thoracic Society to be held from 12th to 15th April 2018 in Durban, South Africa. This is a very exciting event for PATS that will bring together health professionals from many African countries to address the challenges for child and adult lung health on the continent. Respiratory disease is a major cause of death, disability and morbidity in Africa, where there is a double burden of infectious diseases including pneumonia or tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The congress will offer the opportunity to critically discuss these challenges and to work together to strengthen initiatives to improve care, build capacity, strengthen research, training and advocacy for better lung health in Africa. We look forward to your participation!


Prof. Heather Zar
President: PATS


Prof. Keertan Dheda
President: South African Thoracic Society


Prof. Refiloe Masekela
Congress Convener: PATS 2018

Visit the Congress website for further information, registration and abstract submission.


4–8 November 2017 Welcome to the Annual Meeting of American Public Health Association 2017

Atlanta, GA, USA

The thousands of public health professionals coming together make APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo a must-attend event. Welcome to visit us at booth 1225 in APHA 2017.

We bring together the people who make a difference:

  • at the global and national levels, including past surgeons general and heads of health organizations around the world.
  • at the state and tribal levels including leaders from state and local health departments.
  • in the education of the next leaders in public health, including professors and deans from the leading public health schools and programs.
  • on the ground each day. YOU!!


1–4 November 2017 10th European Public Health Conference Sustaining resilient and healthy communities


STOCKHOLM 2017: EVERYBODY WILL BE THERE The 10th EPH Conference in Stockholm is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with colleagues to strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and evidence-based policies. The conference brings together more than 1,500 of your colleagues from across Europe and around the world to network, educate and share experiences. Meet your colleagues at Stockholm 2017 Share your work with colleagues at the 10th EPH Conference and learn from each other. The conference offers excellent opportunities to learn from the latest research and practice, to network with experts and colleagues and to expand your professional horizons. Stockholmsmässan The 10th EPH Conference is held in the modern Stockholmsmässan, only a short ride by train from the centre of Stockholm


1–4 October 2017 10th International Symposium on Biological Monitoring in Occupational and Environmental Health

Naples, Italy

The symposium will bring together the world’s leading scientists, experts, practitioners and students in biological monitoring to discuss and share state-of-the-art knowledge on biomarkers of exposure, effect and susceptibility to occupational and environmental chemicals. ISBM-10 aims to present new research and methods on biomarkers and to promote the use of biomonitoring data as part of a prevention strategy in workplaces and the general environment and, therefore, it will also be of interest to professionals involved in risk assessment and control through the use and interpretation of human biomonitoring data.


18–22 June 2017 12th ICBEN Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem

Zürich, Switzerland

The 12th ICBEN Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem will take place on June 18-22, 2017 at the campus of ETH Zurich in Switzerland. The congress is open to all those interested in the broad field of auditory and non-auditory effects of noise. We invite prospective participants to present their latest research contributions in the field. Please visit the conference website at www.icben2017.org for more details.


1 May 2017–1 June 2018 SIMA


In May 2016, the Italian Society of Environmental Medicine (SIMA, http://www.simaonlus.it/) chose IJERPH as its preferred journal and became an affiliated society member of the journal. As part of this collaboration, all affiliated SIMA members enjoy a 20% discount on the article processing charges (APC) when submitting articles to IJERPH. SIMA aims to promote education and research in the field of environmental medicine and interconnected disciplines, as well as fostering collaboration between environmental health specialists, policymakers, and any individual interested in these fields.


15 March–16 May 2017 The 2017 Child Aware Approaches Conference

Brisbane, Australia

The Child Aware Approaches Conference 2017 builds on four highly successful annual conferences that have advanced the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020, Australia’s first-ever COAG-endorsed plan of action to improve child safety and wellbeing.


9–13 October 2016 ISES 2016 conference

Utrecht, The Netherlands

IJERPH sponsored the 2016 Annual ISES Meeting which is to be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from 9-13 October 2016.

Exposure and environmental health sciences have never been more important. Communities and ecosystems across the globe face a broad range of complex interacting local and global threats. This meeting will help to define the science that will provide an intelligent path forward.

For more detailed information, please refer to


21–24 August 2016 INTER-NOISE 2016

Hamburg, Germany

In association with I-INCE, the German Acoustical Society invites you to attend INTER-NOISE 2016, the premier international conference on noise and vibration control in 2016, which will take place in Hamburg, Germany from August 21 to 24, 2016. This event will be an excellent opportunity for you and your organization to gain valuable exposure to and within the acoustic community.


25–26 May 2016 Seoul 8th International Conference on “Medical, Medicine and Health Sciences” (MMHS- 2016 Seoul )

Seoul, Korea

The conference will cover vital issues in medical, medicine and health sciences under multiple sub-themes. The aim of our conference is to support, encourage and provide a platform for networking, sharing, publishing and nurturing the potential growth of individual scholars across the globe.


6–9 December 2015 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference

Atlanta, GA, USA

The National HIV Prevention Conference allows for in-person collaboration between researchers and program personnel planning and implementing HIV prevention and care programs.  The conference will bring together more than 3,000 individuals who are working to stop the domestic spread of HIV. It will provide an opportunity to continue refining, improving, and strengthening our nation’s response to HIV.


3–5 November 2015 Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Alternatives: Looking Towards the Future

London, UK

This international interdisciplinary event is an open forum for discussion of the rise in antibiotics resistance and the potential utility of various antibiotic alternatives in treating human and animal disease.  Using a multi-professional and inter-specialty approach this event promises plenty of opportunity for discussion and debate set in an informal atmosphere.


20–23 October 2015 Environmental Health Australia 40th National Conference

Sydney, Australia

The national conference theme, ‘Environmental Health –Strength in Unity’ will bring together presenters from a variety of disciplines across the broader Environmental Health and sustainability profession to share their expertise and understanding with the Environmental Health community.

The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for Environmental Health professionals to extend skills and knowledge and explore all opportunities for collaboration of all agencies, state and local governments to continually improve the environmental health of our communities. The conference is also an opportunity to celebrate success and achievements of colleagues and programs through our awards and recognition ceremony.

The success of the conference relies on the contribution of papers. The EHA national president and NSW state president hosting the 40th annual conference together with the conference organising committee invite you to submit an abstract based on the key issues identified.


18–22 October 2015 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science

Henderson, NV, USA

At the 2015 meeting, we are seeking to foster multidisciplinary discussion in order to find multidisciplinary solutions to complex public health problems. There will be opportunities to present your ideas through oral and poster presentations, symposia, and exhibits as well as during the many informal activities being planned, including receptions, dinners, and field trips.


14–17 October 2015 8th European Public Health Conference

Milan, Italy

The European Public Health Conference Foundation, the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SitI) are pleased to invite you to the 8th European Public Health Conference.

The EPH Conference aims to contribute to the improvement of public health in Europe by offering a means for exchanging information and a platform for debate to researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of public health and health services research as well as public health training and education in Europe.


11–14 October 2015 International Summit on Suicide Research

New York, NY, USA

This meeting will bring together suicide researchers studying topics ranging from neurobiology and genetics to prevention and intervention. All suicide researchers and those interested in learning about the most cutting edge evidence are invited to attend and take advantage of this excellent opportunity to network and interact. In addition to plenary sessions with preeminent suicide researchers and symposia, the meeting will include a mentoring program, poster sessions, and workshops addressing methodological issues particular to suicide research, such as assessment of suicidal behavior, strategies for research on low base rate outcomes, use of proxy measures, and maintaining the delicate balance between ethical and methodological concerns. We look forward to seeing you in New York!

to network and interact. In addition to plenary sessions with preeminent suicide researchers and symposia, the meeting will include a mentoring program, poster sessions, and workshops addressing methodological issues particular to suicide research, such as assessment of suicidal behavior, strategies for research on low base rate outcomes, use of proxy measures, and maintaining the delicate balance between ethical and methodological concerns. We look forward to seeing you in New York!


6–10 September 2015 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health

Basel, Switzerland

The 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health brings together some 2’000 of the most distinguished scientists and experts in the field of tropical medicine and international health. It is the premier European congress in this field.

Participants will address new solutions for the most neglected populations on the planet and especially how to apply the best science for global health challenges.

Throughout plenaries, seminars and six to eight parallel scientific sessions, the conference will reflect on global health challenges, neglected diseases, the millennium development goals and what comes after. The event will also offer a platform to reinforce and further promote public-private-partnerships and policy dialogue towards addressing global health challenges.

The congress will provide a forum for scientists, politicians, NGOs, and public and private health experts to exchange new ideas and to discuss solutions to the global health challenges of today and tomorrow.


30 August–3 September 2015 27th Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

Sao Paulo, Brazil

ISEE2015 will bring together researchers, academics, managers, and health professionals in order to promote the exchange of experiences and reflection on the scientific production in the field. The meeting aims to promote communication between the scientific community, government representatives, and members of civil society, to facilitate the establishment of collaborative networks and building partnerships, strengthening the area of ​​environmental epidemiology in the region, and to promote the development of scientific and methodological capacities to face environmental health problems.


30 July–2 August 2015 41st Annual National Association for Rural Mental Health Annual Conference

Honolulu, HI, USA

The National Association for Rural Mental Health Annual Conference is the premier interdisciplinary event for rural families, community members, clinicians, researchers, administrators, and policy professional and provides great information and networking opportunities regarding all aspects of rural practice, research, and policy.

For over forty years, the National Association for Rural Mental Health conference has provided the best venue to learn from their peers and partake in the networking opportunities for those interested in improving access, availability and acceptability of mental health and substance abuse services to rural communities.

This year’s conference theme “Ahupua`a: From the Mountains to the Sea” is bringing together rural community stakeholders from practice (children and adult services, early intervention, prevention, health, juvenile justice, etc.) research sciences (prevention, intervention, treatment, integration, evaluation, etc. ) and policy (mental health, substance abuse, health, justice, law enforcement, prevention, etc.) to discuss the path ahead for rural communities in the face of the changing health/mental health environment.


27–28 July 2015 2015 Health Aging Summit

Washington, DC, USA

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is requesting abstracts addressing the science of healthy aging for presentation at the 2015 Healthy Aging Summit, July 27-28, 2015 in Washington, DC. 

Now is the time to examine the critical factors that contribute to healthy aging. Older Americans are a key part of our urban, rural and tribal communities as they have spent a lifetime contributing. Estimates of the U.S. population in 2010, revealed more than 40 million adults age 65 and older. By 2030, this figure is projected to increase to 72 million. Health care expenditures (both out-of-pocket costs and those covered by insurance) for Medicare beneficiaries over time are expected to rise for persons over 65 years of age. Encouraging healthy lifestyles, along with improving the delivery of preventive services, can help older Americans stay healthier longer and improve quality of life in later years. 

Using a social determinants of health lens to focus on prevention in healthy aging. What are the upstream factors that contribute to living longer, healthier lives? This Summit seeks to highlight place-based interventions and strategies that optimize health and prevent entry into the health care system.  A greater understanding of the social, environmental and emotional factors that influence health in the later years of life can improve quality of life and reduce health care costs.


19–22 July 2015 Health Buildings 2015 America

Boulder, CO, USA

Healthy Buildings attracts researchers and other professionals from the fields of indoor air quality, built environments, HVAC, health sciences, public health policy, urban planning, mechanical engineering, architecture, building design and management, and more.


29 June–2 July 2015 8th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference

San Diego, California, USA

This year’s conference theme is, “Collective Impact: Developing a Shared Vision to Achieve Greater Success”. This theme invites conference participants to discover the various partnerships and cross-sector collaborations that are essential to accelerating systemic change as well as exploring the possibilities of forming uncommon and thought-provoking alliances to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic.


25–27 June 2015 Global Health Congress

Oxford, UK

The aim of the event is to highlight the link between research and practice by gathering together a wide range of papers on health and health services research close to practice and/or policy. These will come from the full range of allied disciplines including primary care, acute medicine, public health, psychiatry, paediatrics, and ageing as well as economics, psychology, statistics, social science and ethics, clinical trial design, health informatics and implementation research.


16–17 June 2015 2015 National Health Impact Assessment Meeting

Washington, DC, USA

Building on the success of the first two national Health Impact Assessment (HIA) meetings, this conference will convene a diverse group of individuals interested in learning more about HIA and advancing the field, especially decision-makers and program leaders from multiple sectors and at all levels of government. The areas of interest include planning, transportation, criminal justice, housing, agriculture, energy, environment, education, fiscal, economic, and labor policy. More information will be posted here as it becomes available, including details on the call for abstracts and scholarship applications.


16–20 June 2015 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention

Montreal, Canada

This congress will bring together researchers, practitioners, helpline workers, programme planners, graduate students and persons concerned with suicide bereavement, from a range of disciplines around the world. This is a joint congress with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) and the Québec Association for Suicide Prevention (AQPS), and is sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO). The official languages are English and French (the official language of the Province of Québec) and there will be simultaneous translation of all plenary and a selection of parallel sessions, with a possibility of sessions in Spanish as well. The congress theme, New Discoveries and Technologies in Suicide Prevention, focuses on presenting cutting-edge research and clinical insights from the beginning of the 21st century. However, as in all IASP Congresses, a full range of topics will be covered, from the latest discoveries in biology and genetics, to culturally sensitive prevention practices and suicidology and the arts. An official call for papers, symposium and workshop proposals will be available in January 2014 on the congress website, www.iasp2015.com.


14–19 June 2015 12th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant

Jeju, Korea

It is a great pleasure and an honor to extend our warm welcome and invite you to the 12th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) to be held in Jeju, Republic of Korea during June 14-19, 2015.

The Minamata Convention on Mercury is finally adopted in October 2013 as a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. Through this conference, with theme of 'Today's Action, Saving the Future' our wish is to enhance understanding on every aspect of mercury issues. We strongly believe that the ICMGP will once again provide opportunity to advance communications on actual mercury reduction action - where networking between academics, governments, industries and citizen is essential along with the cooperation among developed and developing countries.


10–13 June 2015 Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Belgrade, Serbia

We are pleased to inform you about the 5th International Symposium on Mining and Environmental Protection The 5th International Symposium on Mining and Environmental Protection will be held on June 2015 in Vrdnik, organized by the Faculty of Mining and Geology in Belgrade - CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING.

Previous conferences, were very successful and scientist and companies from many countries gathered to exchange information and research results. The objective of this Conference is to bring together engineers, scientists and managers working in mining industry, research organizations and government organizations, on development and application of best practice in mining industry in the respect of environment protection.

The attendance of representatives from almost all Serbian mines is expected, as well as, a significant participation of professionals from mines, institutes and universities from Europe, Russia, Asia, Canada and America.

The framework of the Conference offers wide possibilities for program presentations: advertising in the Conference Proceedings, exhibitions in premises available at the Conference, presentations displayed on illustration boards or videotapes, oral presentation etc.


2–4 June 2015 International Cancer Screening Network Meeting

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The meeting focuses on collaborative research that is aimed at identifying and fostering efficient and effective approaches to cancer control through population-based screening.

Meeting topics will include:

  • Individualized screening

  • Implementation and lessons learned from organized programs in middle-to-high-resource countries

  • Optimizing benefits and minimizing harms; evidence on screening effectiveness

  • Screening in low-resource countries and populations

  • Informed decision making in cancer screening


1 June–1 July 2015 Beating Malaria 2015

London, UK

With plenty of opportunity  for networking and debate, this informal, multi-disciplinary international  meeting will bring you up to date with current research and thinking regarding Malaria infection, treatment and eradication.


31 May–3 June 2015 EuroNoise 2015

Maastricht, The Netherlands

Euronoise 2015, the 10th European Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, will be held at the heart of Europe where the first treaties leading to the creation of the European Union were signed. Acousticians and noise experts from all over the Europe will gather for the event on noise control, and soundscape in Europe, organised by the European Acoustics Association.



20–24 May 2015 AutismOne 2015

Chicago, IL, USA

AutismOne is a nonprofit, parent-driven organization that provides education and supports advocacy efforts for children and families touched by an autism diagnosis.


18–20 May 2015 Healthy Building 2015 Europe

Einhoven, The Netherlands

Healthy Buildings 2015 Europe is a conference organized by ISIAQ.nl and the Eindhoven University of Technology, under the auspices of ISIAQ International.

As we spend around 90% of our time indoors and exposure therefore is high a good (healthy) indoor environment is important. Though we have come a long way there is still ample room for improvement.

Indoor air science from the start has been a multidisciplinary effort; designing buildings is an integral effort. Both indicate the need to learn from each other, to work with each other and to look at boundaries as opportunities but not to forget where we come from.

With Healthy Buildings 2015 Europe the aim is to provide a platform where we walk along these boundaries and open views and gain knowledge from adjacent scientific fields whereas at the same time we enjoy and acknowledge the new developments and research results within our own broad field. Of course we will not forget the application potential of all the good work being performed.


12–14 May 2015 European Climate Change Adaptation Conference

Copenhagen, Denmark

The second biannual ‘European Climate Change Adaptation Conference’ will be hosted in Copenhagen in 2015. More than 1000 participants are expected to attend this event.

The conference will offer a unique platform for researchers, policy makers, and businesses to share new research results, novel policy developments, and practical implementation experiences regarding climate change impacts and adaptation, as well as highlight opportunities for business innovations aimed at supporting the transition to low carbon societies.

It will also show how climate change adaptation in Europe can contribute to job creation and other societal benefits.


6–9 May 2015 Work, Stress and Health 2015: Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations

Atlanta, USA

The Work, Stress and Health Conference series addresses the ever-changing nature of work and the implications of these changes for the health, safety and well-being of workers.


25–28 April 2015 25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2015)

Copenhagen, Denmark

25th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2015), which will be held from 25 - 28 April 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Programme Committee is preparing a series of keynote lectures, symposium, educational workshops and meet-the-expert sessions on parallel tracks, covering the entire field of infectious diseases and clinical microbiology.


23–25 April 2015 SOPHE 66th Annual Meeting

Portland, OR, USA

The Society for Public Health Education's 66th Annual Meeting, Blazing a Trail for Health Education and Health Promotion, offers an exciting opportunity to share your research findings, program impacts, policy changes, perspectives, and expertise with the health education and health promotion professional community.


14–17 April 2015 2015 Preparedness Summit – Global Health Security: Preparing a Nation for Emerging Threats

Atlanta, GA, USA

The summit will be presenting new research findings, sharing tools and resources, and providing a variety of opportunities for attendees to learn how to implement model practices that enhance the nation’s capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and other emergencies.


13–14 April 2015 International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens

Savannah, GA, USA

The sixth International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens will provide a comprehensive forum for the exchange of up-to-the-minute information and cutting-edge ideas relating to the critical public health issue of water pathogens.



28 March–1 April 2015 American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence 2015 Conference

Atlanta, USA

To have a look at the conference objectives please refer to the website.


28–29 March 2015 GHIC 2015: Global Health & Innovation Conference

Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.


25 March 2015 Symposium on Global Cancer Research

Boston, MA, USA

The Symposium is intended to facilitate information exchange between global health and cancer research professionals about programs in global cancer research, identify potential geographic and scientific areas for collaboration, and work to develop strategic priorities related to cancer research focused on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).


24–26 March 2015 2015 TB Summit

London, UK

We  welcome abstracts for oral and poster presentation and will have an open oral and poster session where abstracts can be sent relating to any aspect of TB research.


23–27 March 2015 2015 Aging in America Conference

Chicago, IL, USA

Aging in America is the nation’s largest multidisciplinary conference for professionals who work with older adults, including the businesses increasingly interested in this growing market.


23–26 March 2015 9th International Conference on Managing Fatigue

Perth, Australia

On behalf of the organising committee it is my pleasure to welcome you to the official website for our ninth meeting at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges. This biennial conference commenced life in Fremantle in 1992, where it lived before migrating to Seattle in 2005 and Boston in 2009 before returning to Fremantle, Western Australia in 2011, and again in 2015. While the main emphasis of the meeting has always been on fatigue in transportation, other industries such as resources and health have also been strongly represented. Cross fertilization of research findings have been a particular strength of our meetings in the past, and will be again in 2015.

We can assure delegates that Fremantle has been hugely popular in the past with its mix of civilized/urbane recreation in a cosmopolitan harbour side resort with activities for everyone in one of the world’s best climates for outdoor living at this time of year. The conference too has a tradition of a laid back, relaxed, convivial style with occasional improvised sessions thrown in, where enthusiastic delegates have been able to continue to debate a compelling issue or technique. We have always been graced by some of the most significant researchers and compelling speakers as we are sure we will be in March 2015. Come and join us to hear them.

Homepage: http://www.fatigueconference2015.com.au/

22–25 March 2015 2015 ASPPH Annual Meeting

Washington, DC, USA

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ASPPH will host it’s first stand-alone annual meeting to provide an opportunity for CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health to gather and focus on common goals, opportunities and challenges in academic public health. The theme of the meeting will be Framing the Future with programming relevant to CEPH-accredited public health education, research, and practice.


19–21 March 2015 7th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

Washington, DC, USA

The 7th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence aims to advance the health care system's response to domestic violence. The conference attracts the nation's leading medical, public health and family violence experts from across the U.S. with increased international participation.


19–20 March 2015 8th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health

Boston, USA

The Correctional Health Conference provides a forum for researchers, clinicians, administrators, educators, policy makers, and grant funding leaders to network, share evidence, and learn about emerging research and relevant policy updates in the field of correctional health care.


4–7 March 2015 6th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Vancouver, BC, Canada

This advanced level conference continues to bring together experts from multiple disciplines to share international research. From the pure science, to prevention, diagnosis and intervention across the lifespan, the conference will address the implications of this research and promote scientific/community collaboration. It provides an opportunity to enhance understanding of the relationships between knowledge and research and critical actions related to FASD.


4–6 February 2015 Children’s Environmental Health Networks 2015 Research Conference

Austin, TX, USA

This conference will explore how the interaction between food and environmental factors affect children's health.


4–8 January 2015 Air Pollution Meterology and Human Health Symposium

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

The theme for the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting is “Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water, and Climate Information for Every Need, Time, and Place”. In our modern society, people, businesses, and governments increasingly depend on weather and climate information to anticipate the quality of the air that we breathe and the consequent heath effects. This information on air pollution and health effects influences decisions that range from the development of local, state, and national policies to an individual decisions regarding outdoor activities or anticipating and preparing for the impacts that these activities will have on one’s health.


12–19 November 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

Sydney, Australia

Three priority objectives for the Congress have been identified, based on the three foundations of the current IUCN Programme.

The three priority objectives include:

  1. PARKS – Valuing and conserving nature

    The WPC 2014 will strengthen policy and action commitments for the expansion, connectivity and better management of parks and protected areas to cover all areas important for biodiversity and ecosystem services.
  2. PEOPLE – Effective and equitable governance of nature’s use

    The WPC 2014 will foster the equitable governance of parks and protected areas to empower communities (including indigenous peoples) to become involved and to benefit.
  3. PLANET – Deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges

    The WPC 2014 will explore and promote parks and protected areas as natural solutions to global challenges such as climate change, food and water security, health and a green economy.


26–28 October 2014 Scientific Symposium “Small Solutions for Big Water-Related Problems”−Innovative microarrays and small sensors to cope with water quality and food security

Rome, Italy

-Microchip technology applied to water quality evaluation

-Rapid and efficient methods to monitor the presence of emerging and re-emerging pathogens in aquatic ecosystems

-Aquatic biosensors

-Toxins detection in freshwater

-Detection of endocrine disrupting chemicals in water and liquids such as milk and fruit juices

-Cyanophages as a potential means to mitigate algal blooming

-Climatic change and aquatic ecosystems


13–17 October 2014 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy

Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Bringing together research with policy, practice and networking events.

The 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, organized by The Water Institute at UNC, considers drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis.


28 September–1 October 2014 The 20th International Congress of Biometeorology

Cleveland, OH, USA

ICB2014 embraces all areas of biometeorology, with a focus primarily on the theme "Adaptation to Climate Risks".


24–26 September 2014 Sustainable Land Use and Ecosystem Management

Taipei, Taiwan

Call for sessions and abstracts

We invite you to submit sessions and abstracts for oral presentations and posters to Global Land Project, Asia conference in Taipei, Taiwan on Sep. 24th-26th 2014.


1. Sustainable land use and ecosystem management

2. Investigation of the vulnerability and resilience on critical lands

3. Development of modeling and analysis tools for land-use projects

4. Other related to the topics of this conference

Excellent papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the EI or SCI journals.


21–26 September 2014 The 8th International Workshop on Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields

Varna, Bulgaria

We invite specialists in the field of measurement, dosimetry, exposure and risk assessment of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in the working and living environment, scientists studying biological and adverse health effects of EMF, developing exposure limits and legislation, epidemiologists and specialists in social sciences promoting communication strategies in the field of EMF prevention of workers and general population. Different stakeholders are welcome as well for wide discussion of public concern about EMF human exposure.



28 August–2 September 2014 2014 International Aerosol Conference

Busan, Korea

The IAC conference is interesting for scientists and engineers in the field of aerosol science. It will be held in Busan, Korea.


24–28 August 2014 26th Annual International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Conference

Seattle, USA

The University of Washington welcomes you to the 26th Annual International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Conference - From Local to Global: Advancing Science for Policy in Environmental Health.  The meeting will be held in Seattle, Washington, USA on August 24-28th, 2014.


11–15 August 2014 ECOHEALTH 2014 – Connections for Health, Ecosystems and Society

Montreal, Canada

Ecohealth is a field that strives for "sustainable health of people, wildlife and ecosystems by promoting discovery, understanding and transdisciplinarity" (IAEH). The growth in interest and scholarly engagement with ecohealth is demonstrated by the strong communities of practice, groups and networks that have developed, by institutional uptake by large organizations such as the Pan-American Health Organization and through the continued development of the EcoHealth journal and International Association of Ecology & Health (IAEH).

Three main themes have been put forward for EcoHealth 2014 Conference:

  • Drivers of change to health, ecosystems and society: Integrating understanding from global to local scales
  • Innovations in theory, methods and practice
  • Moving between research and action: Mobilizing knowledge to benefit health, ecosystems, and society


19 June 2014 ISNTD Water 2014

London, UK

ISNTD Water 2014 at the Brunei Gallery, June 19th 2014, will bring together the main stakeholders, researchers, NGOs, policy makers... involved in the development of safe water, sanitation infrastructure and hygiene programmes for improved public health.


6–10 May 2014 32nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Disease

Dublin, Ireland

Over 3000 clinicians, researchers, residents, and students will be gathering for the 32nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2014). Join your colleagues and benefit from an unparalleled educational forum, where you will learn about the newest developments, innovative techniques, and advanced practices in Paediatric Infectious Diseases


4–7 May 2014 World Congress of Cardiology 2014 (WCC 2014)

Melbourne, Australia

The following topics will be developed by world-renowned speakers:

  • Arrhythmias / Sudden cardiac death / Electrophysiology
  • Heart Failure / Cardiac function / Myocardial – Pericardial diseases
  • Valvular disease / Aortic disease/ Pulmonary circulation
  • Ischaemia / Coronary artery disease / Coronary interventions
  • Peripheral circulation / Stroke / Non-coronary interventions
  • Hypertension
  • Epidemiology / Prevention
  • Health Promotion / Health advocacy / Global cardiovascular resources
  • Basic science
  • Cardiac imaging / Information systems
  • Paediatrics / Congenital heart disease (paediatric and adult)
  • Indigenous health / Rheumatic heart disease
  • Nursing / Allied health / CV rehabilitation


8–11 April 2014 IAIA14 Impact Assessment for Social and Economic Development

Viña del Mar, Chile

At IAIA14 we expect to look at the role of the various instruments of impact assessment on the promotion of social and economic development, considering the importance of the assessment process itself as well as its results. At the conference, experiences and ideas will be shared about how IA outcomes may include efficient and innovative ways to promote social and economic development to benefit quality of life, now and for future generations.


2–6 December 2013 World Diabetes Congress Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

The World Diabetes Congress is one of the world’s largest health-related congresses and the only truly global meeting in diabetes, bringing together over 15,000 delegates, more than 400 high-level speakers, over 80 international exhibitors and representatives from over 200 diabetes member associations from more than 160 countries.

Attendees of IDF Congresses come from very diverse backgrounds: research scientists, physicians and other health care professionals (nurses, general practitioners, dieticians, diabetes educators...), non-profit organizations and health policy makers.

The World Diabetes Congress 2013 in Melbourne, Australia offers opportunities to both commercial and non-commercial organizations to showcase their products and services to the largest global gathering of diabetes healthcare professionals in the world. With over 4,000 square metres of prime exhibition space, organisations can effectively reach the international diabetes community in the global response to Diabetes.

After almost two decades, the World Diabetes Congress is returning to the Western Pacific, the region that has the largest percentage of undiagnosed cases and the highest number of deaths attributable to diabetes, with 1.7 million deaths among adults or over 15% of all deaths in 2011. In Australia, it is estimated that 8 per cent of the population is living with diabetes. This is forecast to increase to 14% over the next twenty years. A big problem is manifesting itself in Australia’s Indigenous population where 30% of people are thought to have diabetes. This is why, twenty years after the 1994 congress in Kobe Japan, the World Diabetes Congress is returning to the region, and will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 2 to 6 December 2013.

Melbourne’s location makes the Congress accessible to delegates from China and India, two countries where large portions of the population have diabetes. Melbourne’s infrastructure makes it possible for delegates to find accommodation and travel around at reasonable prices.


17–20 November 2013 2nd GRF One Health Summit 2013

Davos, Switzerland

Following a very successful launch of the first GRF One Health Summit in February 2012, GRF Davos is pleased to announce the 2nd GRF One Health Summit 2013 which will take place from 17 - 20 November 2013 at the Davos Congress Centre in Davos, Switzerland.

The 2nd GRF One Health Summit will further explore, advance and agree on the need for a global integrative risk management approach for One Health. Furthermore, the conference will identify ways to achieve added value by multi-sectorial and multi-stakeholder cooperation and promote enhanced public-private partnership models for risk-based financing tools. The findings of the conference shall be used to make recommendations on policy and organisational changes and stimulate a more efficient collaboration between stakeholders.


6–8 November 2013 Australian Smoking Cessation Conference 2013

Sidney, Australia

The Australian Smoking Cessation Conference is being organised by the Smoking Research Unit, Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of  Sydney, in collaboration with the Australian Association of Smoking Cessation Professionals (AASCP). Local and international delegates are welcome.

The Conference aims to update clinicians with practical skills and information based on the latest national and international research. It will showcase local clinical services and research and facilitate professional development through clinical workshops. The Conference will also be an opportunity for networking for professionals working in the smoking cessation field.


The 4 major themes of the conference are:

  • Smoking and mental illness
  • Smoking in Indigenous populations
  • Smoking in pregnancy
  • Adolescent smoking


6–9 October 2013 World Resources Forum

Davos, Switzerland

The 2013 World Resources Forum will be held from October 6-9, 2013 at the Congress Center Davos, Switzerland.

The first draft program will be published in March/April 2013 and will include plenary sessions, workshops, and scientific sessions. Tentatively scheduled are already keynotes from Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, and other high level policy makers, including Ministers from national governments and members of the European Parliament.

Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy (MEP) will moderate a high-level debate on global resource governance, with participants including H.R.H. Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, Special Envoy Natural Resources, of the Kingdom of The Netherlands.

A whole range of special events will be organised with our partners, this year including a special briefing by the Club of Rome.


23–25 September 2013 First International Conference on Prevention of FASD

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

This is the first international conference to address the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of FASD. Plenary sessions will promote discussion and reflection on promising and innovative approaches for preventing FASD, such as policies and programs to address alcohol use and the social determinants of health. Sessions will identify barriers to FASD prevention and possible solutions for overcoming these obstacles.

The conference will serve as an international knowledge exchange and networking forum for those interested in FASD prevention, bringing together key experts from around the globe.


15–18 September 2013 INTER-NOISE 2013

Innsbruck, Austria

Dear Colleagues,

INTER-NOISE 2013, the 42nd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, will be held in Innsbruck, Austria from 15-18 September 2013 . The Congress is sponsored by the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE), and is being organized by the Austrian Noise Abatement Association (Österreichischer Arbeitsring für Lärmbekämpfung) (ÖAL).

The theme of the congress is Noise Control for Quality of Life.

INTERNOISE-2013 will be held at the Congress Center Innsbruck. A large block of rooms has been negotiated at highly competitive rates.

We anticipate a large, broad program of sessions on a variety of acoustics and noise topics. As usual, a large exposition of vendors offering noise control materials, software, and measurement devices will be held. If you would like to volunteer to organize a special session at the conference, or if you'd like information in advance on the exposition, please contact us.

The program details of the conference are still being determined, and we will update this website frequently. Abstract submission is now finally closed. The notification of acceptance will take place about mid April. The paper submission deadline is 15 May 2013


15–20 September 2013 IUNS 20th International Congress of Nutrition—Joining Cultures through Nutrition

Granada, Spain

The 20th ICN will be held in the Granada Conference and Exhibition Centre, one of the most modern and best equipped in Europe.

Concerning the scientific activities we have considered a 5 days congress from the 15th to the 20th of September, 2013, which will include seven plenary lectures, debate sessions, parallel Symposia dedicated to major Food and Nutrition topics, with an estimated number of 64 Symposia, two Focus Symposium on Nutritional problem of Iberoamerica and Mediterranean regions and two sessions of poster discussions. In addition, two days Pre-Congress Satellite Symposia will be organised.

An increasing number of the European citizens are immigrants from Africa, Latin-America or Eastern European origin. Many of them try to continue with their own feeding and lifestyle habits, but at the same time they need to be incorporated to the culture of the host countries. Thus, we have selected the slogan for the ICN 2013 as “Joining Cultures through Nutrition”.

Therefore, our main goal it is from now on to offer to all of you a great, modern and attractive Congress joining different cultures, traditions and knowledge throughout the new aspects of the Nutrition development all around the world.


10–12 September 2013 8th National Immunisation Workshop and Confernce

Auckland, New Zealand

Welcome to our 8th New Zealand Immunisation Conference and pre-conference Workshop.

We hope that you can join us in Auckland at the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre, on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 September 2013, with the pre-conference Workshop on Tuesday 10 September.

2013 should be a time for celebration, our immunisation rates have demonstrated an increased acceptance and engagement amongst families choosing to immunise. It provides an excellent opportunity to raise our own focus to beyond the horizon: Once we achieve our goals, what next? As well as maintaining levels of immunisation, what other challenges can we take on? What will the future hold?

The programme for 2013 is still being finalised, but at this stage there are five plenary sessions with breakout sessions allowing additional presentations and discussions around these themes:

  • Disease control: Understanding the enemy
  • Global lessons: Immunisation in other regions
  • Vaccine safety: Post marketing surveillance
  • Communications: The web, blogs, successes and challenges
  • New schedules: Vaccinating adults and other specialised programmes
  • Future vaccines: Emerging vaccines for strep, staph, RS and others


25–29 August 2013 2nd Symposium on Advances in Geospatial Technologies for Health

Arlington, USA

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Working Group on Health (WG VIII/2) is organizing its 2nd Symposium on Advances in Geospatial Technologies for Health in collaboration with the MEDGEO-2013 to bring together a wider group of cross-disciplinary participants.

This symposium will discuss the advances and trends of Earth-observing and geospatial technologies, with special emphasis on examining how the natural environment contributes to air-borne, water-borne, soil-borne, infectious/zoonotic, and geological materials and process-induced diseases and hazards.

The mission of this symposium is to bridge the geospatial science, Earth science and health science communities exploring synergies of mutual expertise to improve our overall health and well-being.

This symposium includes oral and poster presentations, and workshops. Topics of interest are: Public Health Surveillance; Earth Observing Data for Health Applications; Data, Modeling and Information Systems; Air Pollution Estimation for Health Impact; Infectious Diseases; Coastal Health and Hazards; and Global Climate Variability Impact on Health. You are invited to propose a topic that relates to application of geospatial technologies in health science research and practice.


21–23 August 2013 Complexity: Researching alcohol and other drugs in a multiple world

Aarhus, Denmark

The last decade has seen the idea of complexity gain force in social science and epidemiological research. As social problems of all kinds prove less amenable to change than is sometimes suggested by the reductionist demands of orthodox positivist approaches, theory and method have turned to ways of articulating the elusive, uncertain and complex.

For some, such as the science and technology studies scholars Annemarie Mol and John Law (2002), complexity means multiplicity rather than unity, realities rather than reality, distinct but overlapping worlds, logics and orders. Implicated, too, are questions about the relation between order and chaos, and the validity of binaries of any kind, including that of simplicity and complexity itself.

This conference offers a forum in which the issues and dilemmas of complexity in alcohol and other drug research can be explored. It welcomes research based on quantitative and qualitative methods, and encourages innovative use of methods, concepts and theoretical approaches. Following the conference, Contemporary Drug Problems, an interdisciplinary quarterly and one of the driving forces behind the conference, will publish a special issue featuring selected papers from the conference.


20–23 August 2013 Medinfo 2013

Copenhagen, Denmark

We invite submission of a broad range of contributions related to current research and projects within eHealth and the theme of the congress: Conducting medical informatics by Converging technologies, Conveying sciences and Connecting people.

MEDINFO 2013 is organized around four major tracks relevant to the domains of translational bioinformatics, clinical informatics, clinical research informatics, nursing informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics. The theme and the topics of the congress are listed in more detail below.

The medinfo2013 Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) invites you to submit contributions in a form of:

  • Full paper (max. 5 pages), Vision Paper or Student paper
  • Poster
  • Scientific Demonstration
  • Panel
  • Workshop
  • Tutorial
  • "Care for the World" Mini-Symposium


19–23 August 2013 2013 Conference Environment and Health—Bridging South, North, East and West

Congress Center Basel, Switzerland

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (an associated Institute of University of Basel) welcomes you to the 2013 Conference Environment and Health – Bridging South, North, East and West in Basel, Switzerland August 19th to 23rd, 2013. It is the place where scientists from all continents will meet.


15–18 July 2013 HIC 2013: Australia's Health Informatics Conference

Adelaide, Australia

The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) is pleased to invite you to participate in HIC 2013, Australia's Health Informatics Conference, to be held from 15 July - 18 July 2013 in Adelaide at the Adelaide Convention Centre, with the primary theme of Digital Health Service Delivery - The Future Is Now!


9–11 July 2013 3rd International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Heath: Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes

A Coruña, Spain

The third International Conference on Disaster Management is being reconvened following the success of the first two meetings, held at the Wessex Institute of Technology in the New Forest, UK, in 2009 and at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, USA, in 2011.
The world is facing an increasing number of natural disasters affecting millions of people, destroying property and resulting in loss of human life. These include major floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and many others.
Today we are facing unparalleled threats from human-made disasters that can be attributed to the failure of industrial and energy installations as well as deliberate sabotage from terrorists and vandalism during virulent political upheavals.
Added to this is the ever present threat from natural causes ranging from biological pandemics to earthquakes and tsunamis. All these events pose unprecedented risks to human health on a world scale which requires a massive effort by the international community. Because of this, the conference also focuses on current global health risks, and how best to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters in order to reduce human health impacts.


7–10 July 2013 9th World Congress on Health Economics: Celebrating Health Economics

Sydney, Australia

We are pleased to invite you to join us in Sydney in July 2013 for the 9th World Congress of the International Health Economics Association.

Our theme is Celebrating Health Economics. 2013 will mark fifty years since the publication of Kenneth Arrow’s ‘Uncertainty and the welfare economics of medical care’ in The American Economic Review. Its significance is such that many regard it as the seminal work in health economics, and date the founding of our discipline from then.

iHEA Congresses are well established as the forum to hear new work in health economics and meet colleagues from around the globe and for 2013 we promise you an interesting and high quality program. So half a century on from Arrow’s seminal contribution is an opportune time to look back and celebrate what has been achieved in health economics, and of course Sydney is renowned for its celebrations!


3–5 July 2013 Health Informatics South Africa (HISA) 2013 Conference

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

The theme for HISA 2013, Empowering Patients and Healthcare Professionals with Information and Technologies, touches on the importance of healthcare technology solutions that empower both patients and healthcare professionals with the information necessary to achieve healthcare goals. The envisaged sub-themes range from e-Health in Africa, to telemedicine, m-Health, nursing informatics and medical imaging informatics. The call for papers (peer-reviewed), presentations, posters, and workshops covers these areas and more.


10–13 June 2013 IASR 2013 World Congress on Suicide

Montreal, Canada

Suicide has a terrible toll on most, if not all, societies around the world. Although we have made significant progress over the last decades in our understanding of risk factors for suicide, as well as in intervention and prevention strategies, much has yet to be learned and remains to be done.

The 2013 IASR World Congress is the first of its kind. It is the first meeting of the International Academy for Suicide Research IASR, organized by the Quebec Suicide Research Network (RQRS), in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and in collaboration with the Association québécoise de prévention du suicide (AQPS), the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) and the Fédération Trauma Suicide Liaison Urgence (TSLU). This meeting will provide an inspiring forum for high level discussions on suicide research, suicide prevention and intervention.

The theme of the congress is Suicide: From research to practice. We are planning a number of timely and stimulating plenary sessions to discuss contemporary issues on suicide research, avenues for suicide prevention and innovative ways to intervene on suicidal behavior. Other sessions will offer unique opportunities for engaged dialogue between researchers and clinicians, stakeholders and decision-makers, promoting both translation of research findings to practice, as well as informing research direction by clinical and prevention needs.

Congress Themes

  • Bullying and suicide
  • New perspectives in clinical interventions
  • National suicide prevention strategies: the evidence
  • The neuroscience of suicide
  • Suicidal behavior in LGBT populations
  • Internet and suicide
  • Suicide in Aboriginal populations
  • Childhood maltreatment and suicide risk
  • Imaging the suicide brain
  • Suicide in the army
  • eHealth Strategies for Suicide Prevention and Intervention


5–8 June 2013 The 14th International Congress of the IFPE

Leipzig, Germany

IFPE is an international organization devoted to the pro-motion of epidemiological and health services research on mental disorders. Founded in 1985, it is an independent, non-profit association relying entirely on annual subscription fees. The 14th International Congress of IFPE provides an excellent forum for the exchange of ideas. This is an opportunity for experts engaged with these issues to report and discuss their findings and to offer new perspectives on interesting issues in the field. Younger researchers earlier in their careers are also especially encouraged to participate.

Apart from the main theme of the congress, research reports from all other aspects of psychiatric epidemiology, including service planning and service evaluation, pharmaco-epidemiology and clinical epidemiology are very welcome. The conference in Leipzig will offer opportunities for researchers from around the globe. The congress will consist of plenary sessions, symposia, free paper presentations, poster sessions and workshops on research methods.


3–5 June 2013 21st International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution

Siena, Italy

Air Pollution 2013 is the 21st Annual Meeting in the successful series of international conferences organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology dealing with Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution.


21–23 May 2013 7th International Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management

New Forest, UK

The seventh International Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management will present the more recent technological and scientific developments associated with the management of surface and sub-surface water resources.

The conference provides a platform for professionals involved in water resources management to exchange knowledge and gain an insight into the state of the art in current technology, techniques and solutions in sustainable water management as they have been developed and applied in different countries. Participants include a wide variety of stakeholders from research, academia and industrial sectors as well as government organisations.

Water is essential for sustaining life on our planet and its uneven distribution is a source of permanent conflict. The growth of human population combined with irregularity in precipitation and water availability may restrict even further the access to water in certain regions of the world. This problem is made more severe by anthropogenic activities that affect its quality.


19–20 May 2013 2013 4th International Conference on Food Engineering and Biotechnology

Copenhagen, Denmark

Welcome to the official website of the 2013 4th International Conference on Food Engineering and Biotechnology – ICFEB 2013. ICFEB 2013 will be held during May 19-20, 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. ICFEB 2013, is to bring together innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Food Engineering and Biotechnology to a common forum.

The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in Food Engineering and Biotechnology. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in India and abroad. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Food Engineering and Biotechnology and related areas. All papers of ICFEB 2013 will be published in the Volume of Journal ( IPCBEE, ISSN: 2010-4618), and all papers will be included in the Engineering & Technology Digital Library, and indexed by Ei Geobase(Elsevier), Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, EBSCO, CNKI, WorldCat, Google Scholar, Cross ref and sent to be reviewed by Ei Compendex and ISI Proceedings.


8–10 November 2012 5th Annual European Public Health Conference 2012

St Julian's, Malta

The European Public Health Conference aims to contribute to the improvement of public health in Europe by offering a means for exchanging information and a platform for debate to researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of public health and health services research as well as public health training and education in Europe.


29 October–2 November 2012 2012 Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Innovation

Chapel Hill, NC, USA

The 2012 Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Innovation, jointly organized by the Institute for the Environment and the Water Institute at UNC, will consider drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis.

2012 Main Conference Themes:

  • Monitoring and Evaluation for Sustainability
  • Ecosystem Protection and Drinking Water Safety
  • WaSH and Child Health
  • Southeastern US Water Challenges
  • Beyond 2015: Realizing Universal Access and Human Rights
  • Water, Energy and Climate
  • Making Sanitation Benefits Achievable and Sustainable for All
  • Household-centered WaSH


27–31 October 2012 APHA 140th Annual Meeting and Exposition

San Francisco, CA, USA

The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. APHA's meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health. APHA has a world of public health in store for you!


14–18 October 2012 International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) Annual Meeting

Geneva, Switzerland

This meeting aims to offer a platform of exchange and debates where the sharing of experiences and recent progresses will hopefully permit the delegates in an integrative manner to explore new paths to solution oriented outcomes and empower the participants to take home the choice of asserting their respective positions in their working contexts of national Treatment Delivery Systems.


8–10 October 2012 Watershed & Stormwater Conference 2012

Baltimore, MA, USA

At the Center for Watershed Protection (Center), we want everybody to know that an integrated watershed approach is the key to ensuring a future of fresh, clean water, healthy natural resources. Since 1992, the Center worked in numerous communities to provide practical solutions for responsible land and water management, with the goals of providing sound scientific research, advancing state-of-the art practices, ensuring practitioners have the right tools, and promoting widespread implementation of the most effective watershed management techniques. The Center is planning the first Watershed and Stormwater Conference in celebration of the Center’s 20 year anniversary and the launch of the Association of Watershed and Stormwater Professionals (AWSPs).

The goals of the Watershed and Stormwater Conference 2012 are to:

  • present the latest and emerging developments in watershed management through interactive educational sessions
  • provide a forum of engagement, networking, and discussion among and between practitioners, regulators, scientists, educators, and advocates
  • celebrate 20 years of the Center’s service, the launch of the Association of Watershed and Stormwater Professionals, and the many more years needed by all of us to achieve clean water and healthy natural resources in every community


3–6 October 2012 15th Biennial Meeting European Society for Immunodeficiency

Florence, Italy

The 15th ESID Biennial Meeting will be an excellent opportunity to realize the changes in the field and to envision new perspectives for basic and clinical research. The groundbreaking translational program will draw together experts from around the world and will encompass innovations in diagnostic immunology, genetics and immunobiology of human diseases, advances in clinical practice, novel therapeutic approaches to tolerance induction, and new insights into stem-cell and cellular therapies.


30 September–5 October 2012 EcoSummit 2012 – Ecological Sustainability: Restoring the Planet’s Ecosystem Services

Columbus, OH, USA

Ecosystems such as streams, rivers, inland and coastal wetlands, grasslands, and forests provide numerous services that fundamentally support human health and well-being. This international conference will explore innovative science-based strategies that are socially and culturally acceptable to create, manage, and restore these ecosystems, ensuring that society has access to all these ecosystem services. Our aim is to provide a high-profile platform for dialogue among researchers, planners and decision-makers to develop a better understanding of the complex nature of ecological systems and the means to protect and enhance their services.


  • Sustainability and Resilience
  • Ecosystem Creation and Restoration/Ecological Engineering
  • Global Change
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Ecological Indicators
  • Biodiversity and Biological Conservation
  • Climate Change
  • Ecological Complexity
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Ecological Economics
  • Ecological Modelling
  • Biological Invasions
  • Ecosystem Health
  • Environmental Policy
  • Ecological Knowledge
  • Coastal Problems Caused by Upland Pollution Sources
  • Watershed/River Catchment Management
  • Ecohydrology


27–29 September 2012 9th European IUHPE Health Promotion Conference

Tallinn, Estonia

In plenary sessions, workshops and various exchanges at the Tallinn Health Promotion Conference 2012 participants will have the opportunity to discuss the impact of the economic determinants to population health, and start the process of envisioning solutions and ways out of it. We will tackle the overarching question “What can we do to manage population health in the current context of the economic crisis?”


11–13 September 2012 Influenza2012: One Influenza, One World

Oxford, UK

The Oxford influenza conference, Influenza 2012, will address most aspects of basic and applied research on zoonotic and human influenza viruses. The conference invites proposals for podium presentation and posters in the following general areas: Molecular virology and immunology; Antiviral drug development and treatment strategies, including vaccination; Host-pathogen interaction - virulence and pathogenecity; Epidemiology and evolution; Mathematical models; National and international surveillance and contingency strategies; Advances in viral detection and identification technologies.


10–12 September 2012 2012 Population Health Congress

Adelaide, Australia

The overall theme of the Congress will be ‘Population health in a changing world’ to reflect the dynamic environment in which the broad public health field needs to, and does, operate. Within that here are five sub-themes this year and the Congress will have at least nine well-known and stimulating keynote speakers addressing these themes.


5–8 September 2012 European Congress of Immunology

Glasgow, UK

This triennial congress is a must for all clinicians and researchers of basic and clinical immunology, and affords many opportunities for networking as well as a rich scientific programme which will explore the very latest developments in the field.


5–7 September 2012 International Conference on Occupational Health and Safety Summit-2012

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Occupational Health & Safety is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the Safety, Health and Welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The main goal of this program is to foster a safe work and working environment.

- Health Informatics
- Medical Informatics
- Occupational Disease
- Agricultural Health and Safety
- Infection Disease
- Physical Health
- Industrial Hygiene
- Occupational Vaccination
- Biological Weapons


27–30 August 2012 2012 UICC World Cancer Congress

Montreal, Canada

The 2012 meeting will focus on providing education and training opportunities throughout the programme including interactive meetings, forums, workshops and sessions.

- Putting cancer on the global health agenda
- Convening the cancer community
- Running global programmes Advances in Physically-based Modelling Methods


20–25 August 2012 SESEH 2012: 2012 Sino-European Symposium on Environment and Health

Galway, Ireland

The 2012 Sino-European Symposium on Environment and Health (SESEH 2012) provides an internationally leading platform for interaction between scientists, consultants, and public servants engaged in the multi-disciplinary areas of environment and health. With the fast economic growth, the importance of environment and health is widely recognized in China, and China welcomes international experts for collaboration. This symposium provides an opportunity for a direct communication between experts from China and the rest of the world, and helps to foster and develop international collaborations with China, the 2nd largest economy of the world.


6–8 August 2012 International Conference and Exhibition on Pathology 2012

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Pathology-2012 is a remarkable event which brings together a unique and International mix of large and medium  pathology research,  leading universities and pathology research institutions making the conference a perfect platform to share experience, foster collaborations across industry and academia, and evaluate emerging technologies across the globe.

The International Conference & Exhibition on Pathology will schedule and coordinate all meetings with our Editorial Board Members and other experts in the pathology research field across the World. The scientific program paves a way to gather visionaries through the research talks and presentations and put forward many thought provoking strategies.


15–22 July 2012 9th ISEG - International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry

Aveiro, Portugal

The 9th ISEG - International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry is a joint organization of GeoBioTec Research Center and the CESAM Associated Laboratory. This event is also supported by the IAGC - International Association of Geochemistry, SEGH - Society of Environmental Geochemistry and Health and IMGA - International Medical Geology Association.

The event will ensure an international leading forum for scientists, consultants and public managers, working on the broad area of environmental geochemistry and health. The participants of the conference will convey expertise in a range of scientific fields, such as geochemistry, biology, engineering, geology, hydrology, epidemiology, chemistry, medicine, nutrition and toxicology.


4–6 July 2012 IUATLD 2012: 6th Annual Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (Europe Region)

London, UK

The conference will focus on approaches to the control of tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases, as well as a wide range of other important issues, including lung disease caused by tobacco, child respiratory disease - and the contribution to the problem by pollution.


27 June–1 July 2012 Anaerboe 2012: 11th Biennial Congress of The Anaerobe Society of The Americas

San Francisco, California, USA

Anaerboe 2012 will address both the clinical and microbiological aspects of anaerobes, as related to human diseases, animal disease, and environmental conditions. Mixing theory and practical applications, the Congress will consist of invited speakers, oral presentations, and poster presentations, representing work by researchers from around of the world.


10–12 June 2012 14th Biennial European Conference of the Society for Medical Decision Making: Preventing infections in a globalized world - what can decision analysts do?

Olso, Norway

The main theme of this meeting will be ”Preventing infections in a globalized world – what can decision analysts do?”. We aim for an exciting programme with short courses, oral and poster presentations, panel discussions and workshops. Plenary sessions will include top ranked abstracts and key note lectures.


6–9 June 2012 2012 World Congress on Good Medical Research

Vienna, Austria

The main topics of MedicReS World Congress are Good Medical Research: Clinical Trials, Translational Research, Epidemiological Studies, and Animal Experiments.


4–8 June 2012 KBS 2012: 38th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society

Stavanger, Norway

The primary purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum where researchers involved in studies on alcohol can exchange ideas about their ongoing research.


22–27 May 2012 12th World Congress on Environmental Health: New Technologies, Healthy Human Being and Environment

Vilnius, Lithuania

The Congress will focus on the most relevant issues that reflect the main theme of the Congress – “New Technologies, Healthy Human Being and Environment” including traditional topics and aspects of environmental health, such as health impact and health risk assessment, noise and electromagnetic fields impact, food safety and public education. The Congress will touch as well new challenges to public health - such as information technologies, gene engineering, new epidemics, climate change and other


9–13 May 2012 8th International Congress of Autoimmunity

Granada, Spain

The 8th International Congress on Autoimmunity updates physicians, immunologists, rheumatologists, researchers and clinicians interested in autoimmune diseases with the latest available diagnostic tools and new therapeutic avenues. This leading international autoimmunity meeting brings together an international faculty of experts to present a high-level scientific program under the expert leadership of Professor Yehuda Shoenfeld.

Autoimmunity 2012 also provides a key platform for those in search of cures to these increasingly prevalent diseases, to collaborate, exchange information and to network.


24–26 April 2012 Population Health - Methods and Challenges Conference

Birmingham, UK

We are delighted to invite you to attend The Population Health - Methods and Challenges Conference. The demand for strong population health evidence has never been greater, and methods for producting, appraising, synthesising and translating evidence are developing rapidly.

The MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network, UKCRC Public Health Research and Policy are convening the first UK conference on population health research methods, with a focus on big challenges facing translational research in population health.

The emphasis will be on generic methods and issues, and the conference will appeal to the whole range of producers and users of population healthe evidence, including researchers, analysts, research funders and policymakers.


30 January–2 February 2012 4th e-Health and Environment Conference

Dubai, UAE

The theme of the 4th e-Health and Environment Conference under the HBMeU 2012 Annual Congress is “Building an Innovative and Competitive Vision for e-Health and Environment” in the 21st Century. In the current state of high economic pressures, rapidly evolving healthcare technologies and documented environmental risks, the need for innovative visions becomes a priority. Previously implemented strategies fell apart form achieving the desired outcomes and calls for a new vision that takes all factors into account.

The 4th e-Health and Environment Conference will provide unique opportunities for researchers to build this new vision through tackling specific healthcare and environmental topics. These topics are presented in the following section which represents priority topics for the conference sessions. Although topics have been categorized into healthcare and environmental ones, this by no means intend to separate both concepts, on the contrary, topics merging both fields will be appreciated


6–8 November 2011 2011 European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE)

Stockholm, Sweden

The fifth European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) will be held at the newly opened conference centre in the centre of the city: Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre.

The conference aims at: (a) strengthening and expanding the human network of all involved in applied infectious disease epidemiology (b) sharing scientific knowledge and experience in this field in Europe and internationally and (c) providing a dedicated platform for EPIET/FETP (field epidemiology training programme) fellows to present their work.


1–4 November 2011 10th International Conference on Urban Health

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

The principal theme to be addressed at the 10th International Conference on Urban Health will be urban health action toward equity, with special interest in the urban context, its metrics, and interventions. This theme and others will be explored by international plenary speakers and attendees throughout the duration of the conference.

The conference will address how institutions and governments can develop and implement interventions that improve health equity, based upon the urban health evidence. These issues will be examined in a multitude of sectors, such as climate change, air pollution, physical activity, health services, violence and security, transportation and injuries, housing and infrastructure, neighborhoods and the urban environment, reproductive and maternal child health, the social determinants of health, substance use and vulnerable populations, and still others.


1–30 November 2011 The 1st World Sustainability Forum (WSF-2011)


Research concerned with sustainability and sustainable development is progressing fast.  Simultaneously, activities within industry, government and academia are becoming more globalized. Successful research requires interaction with multiple partners around the world. We are facing an obvious need for new types of communication within our scientific community. Sciforum.net electronic conferences provide a platform for fast exchange of the latest research findings, as well as a possibility for global meetings with no limitations related to traveling.

The World Sustainability Forum 2011 (WSF-2011) will cover timely research topics concerned with sustainability and sustainable development. The conference will include six topical sessions focusing on:

1.       Environmental Sustainability (Section A).
2.       Economical Sustainability (Section B).
3.       Social Sustainability (Section C).
4.       Renewable Energy Self-Sufficiency (Section D).
5.       Energy Return-on-Investment (Section E).
6.       Governance & Sustainability (Section F).
7.       Sustainability Assessment and Policies (Section G).
8.       Remote Sensing for Sustainable Management of Land and Biodiversity (Section H)
9.       General and Related topics (Section I)

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with issues related to recent insights and advances in these topics. In particular, the conference will encourage both theoretical and practical debates surrounding environmental, economical and social contexts for those who want to go beyond the buzzword.

The conference will be completely free of charge―both to attend and for authors to publish―and is sponsored by MDPI and the scientific journal Sustainability.Selected papers will be published in the journal Sustainability.

The 1st World Sustainability Forum Conference will be held at www.sciforum.net, a new platform developed by MDPI to organize electronic conferences for scholars.

For more information about Sciforum and the importance of electronic conferences, please visit http://www.sciforum.net/about/

Please submit your abstract with max 2500 character (in English) by October 1, 2011. Abstracts should be submitted online at www.wsforum.org. All submissions will be reviewed by our scientific committee. For accepted abstracts, a full draft paper should be submitted by October 30, 2011.


17–20 October 2011 5th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health (ICPH)

Barcelona, Spain

Since 2003, when ICPH was initiated by Agustin Scalbert in Vichy, France, this biennial conference has increased the interest in polyphenols and health and has encouraged more researchers to engage in this field. After 2003, three more conferences have been celebrated. The 2th ICPH was located in United States, hosted at University of Davis, California, the 3th ICPH in Kyoto, Japan, and the last edition, in Harrogate, UK, maintaining the high scientific level and attendance each year.

The 5th International conference of Polyphenols and Health will include conference sessions in a large range of topics related with polyphenols and health, such as methodology, bioinformatics and metabolomics, biomarkers, polyphenols matrix effects, digestion, absorption and metabolism in the gastrointestinal system, relevant healthy effects on the cardiovascular, nervous, renal and respiratory systems, on the ageing process, the metabolic syndrome, role of polymorphisms and molecular biology, the fact of inflammation versus oxidative stress, polyphenols and food plants and so on.


18–21 September 2011 Eighth International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research

Marriott Hotel in Jackson, Mississippi, USA

- New Frontiers in Environmental Health Research
- Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Nanotoxicology
- Environmental Toxicology and Health Risk Assessment
- Emerging Topics in Computational Biology, and Environmental Modeling
- Health Disparities and Environmental Security
- Medical Geology and Human Health
- Natural Resources Damage Assessment and Management


13–15 May 2011 International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Public Health (EPPH2011)

Wuhan, China

The International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Public Health (EPPH2011), which is a special track within iCBBE 2011, will be held from May 13th to 15th, 2011 in Wuhan, China. You are invited to submit papers in all areas of environmental pollutions and related health problems. All papers accepted will be included in IEEE Xplore and cited by Ei Compendex and ISTP.


24–27 February 2011 The International Conference on Prehypertension and Cardio Metabolic Syndrome

Vienna, Austria

The International Conference on Prehypertension and Cardio Metabolic Syndrome will focus on the public health impact, identification, etiology and pathogenesis of prehypertension as well as on intervention for preventing the adverse outcome of this prevalent condition. During recent years we discuss whether borderline blood pressure levels require treatment. It is well accepted that in patients with borderline hypertension and specific co-morbidities treatment is justified. There is no dispute that if the patient is diabetic, has CHF, proteinuria etc, treatment is justified. However, it is not clear in other conditions like asymptomatic target organ damage. ESH/ISH guidelines define borderline blood pressure values as high normal values, while the JNC VII defined a BP category of “Prehypertension” for systolic and diastolic BP: 120 to 139 mm Hg and 85 to 89 mm Hg, respectively. This new category is a continuum from prehypertension to hypertension and is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. New insights and guidelines will be presented in the pursuit of better understanding and therapy of early stages of high blood pressure. Pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies are active in testing the place of novel anti hypertensive drugs on patients with prehypertension. The conference provides a platform for presentation of basic and clinical trials research results on novel therapies.


20–22 January 2011 Health and Wellness Conference 2011

Berkeley, USA

Members of the International Health, Wellness and Society Community meet at The International Conference on Health Wellness and Society, held annually in different locations around the world, each selected for the particular role Health and Wellness is playing in social, cultural and economic change.

Our community members and first time attendees come from all corners of the globe. Intellectually, our interests span the breath of the field of health and social sciences. The Conference is a site of critical reflection, both by leaders in the field and emerging scholars and teachers. Those unable to attend the Conference may opt for virtual participation in which community members can either or both submit a video or slide presentation with voice-over, or simply submit a paper for peer review and possible publication in the Journa


18–20 November 2010 The 3rd International Conference on Fixed Combination in the Treatment of Hypertension, Dyslipidemia and Diabetes Mellitus

Brisbane, Australia

Dear Colleagues: It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 3rd International Conference on Fixed Combination in the Treatment of Hypertension, Dyslipidemia and Diabetes Mellitus which will take place in Brisbane, Australia on November 18-20th , 2010.


18–20 November 2010 The 4th Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics/Nutrigenomics (ISNN)

Pamplona, Spain

The Congress is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest research and translational developments in Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics. This rapidly moving field in personalized nutrition overlaps with all aspects of health and/or disease, including normal growth/development/maintenance, obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. It is also focused on fundamental interrelationships between food components and key cellular processes including inflammation, hormonal regulation, and cell division/differentiation. Indeed, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and epigenomics issues represent the future for both primary and secondary disease prevention and treatment.


15–17 September 2010 Implementation in Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research, Practice and Teaching

Geneva, Switzerland

In a knowledge society, research questions, processes and results cannot be disconnected from everyday practices. Politicians, funding bodies and society at large increasingly demand of researchers to propose efficient ways of how to use abstract findings in concrete situations and as a common good. From the very start, implementation strategies should therefore include processes of embedding the research in its social and scientific contexts, recursiveness and negotiation with non-academic actors, and testing the expected impact through ‘real-world’ experiments. How exactly to bring research results to fruition, integrate theory and practice and build truly participative collaborations are key issues of inter- and transdisciplinarity. Keynotes includes experts in the fields of public health, new media, urban planning, sustainability, action research. Please visit our website for further information. Deadline for paper/poster/workshop submissions: 3 May 2010.


13–15 September 2010 Florence Conference on Phenotype MicroArray Analysis of Microorganisms The Environment, Agriculture, and Human Health

Florence, Italy

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to announce to you that the 2nd "Florence Conference on Phenotype MicroArray Analysis of Microorganisms The Environment, Agriculture, and Human Health" is scheduled to be held from September 13th to 15th, 2010. This conference will be held at Polo delle Scienze Sociali di Novoli, University of Florence, Italy. The first edition of the Conference attracted more than 110 researchers, postdoctoral associates, students and others from 23 countries. During the Conference over 60 scientists presented their research in lectures, oral presentations and posters. As the title of the conference indicates, the principal emphasis is on the use of phenotypic analysis and phenotypic data to gain deeper understanding of the biology of microorganisms. Within the conference there will be sessions focused on topics such as environmental microorganisms, and pathogenic microorganisms that are transmitted to humans via the environment, animals, and food. One session will include communications on traditional uses of Biolog plates (ecoplates, GNs, etc.). The conference will be organized in the following format: -Invited lectures -Oral communications and Poster sessions The selection for oral and poster communications will be made by the Scientific Committee. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I look forward to seeing you in Florence.

Yours sincerely Carlo Viti, Ph.D.
Chairperson of the Florence Conference


12–15 September 2010 7th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research

Jackson, MS, USA

This symposium is a contribution to global research and education in the exciting field of Environmental Science, Biomedical Science and Public Health. Its over-arcing objective is to promote interdisciplinary discussions and international scientific collaborations, as well as to increase awareness of global environmental and public health issues facing our state, nation, and the international community.


18 June 2010 Regulatory Framework Workshop on Health Claims Approvel of Probiotics in the European Union

Doubletree by Hilton, Kosice, Slovakia

Under the current European regulation of health claims permitted to use for the promotion of food, probiotics are subjects to considerable impediments when facing the requirements of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Until the end of 2009 no probiotic health claims under the new EU regulation has yet received a positive opinion from the scientific assessors of EFSA. All probiotic claims referring to reduction of disease risk and to children’s development and health (Article 14) and health claims other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children\'s development and health (Article 13) has been rejected by EFSA. It is the purpose of the workshop to explore the reasons for claim rejections by analysing the current situation, the reasons for failures of health claim substantiation and to present possible pathways to overcome obvious and overseen barriers.


15–17 June 2010 International Probiotic Conference 2010 (IPC 2010)

Kosice, Slovakia

The conference programme will focus on current advances in the science and research of probiotics, prebiotics and their present and future role in maintaining health and preventing diseases. IPC 2010 aims to highlight evidence-based benefits as proven in clinical trials and scientific experiments.

Further to the health effect of probiotics and prebiotics new developments in their selection, identification, production, application and delivery will be discussed. Topical subjects as safety, regulatory issues and claim substantiation will be also addressed by internationally renowned experts from industry and academia.

It is the goal of IPC 2010 to further explore the potential of already used and novel probiotics by disseminating latest results and new ways of probiotic research. In addition novel strains, controversial but scientifically solid ideas, approaches, visions will be presented, and worldwide co-operation between scientists and institutions facilitated.

Keywords: Probiotics, Prebiotics, Health Claims, Gastroenterology, Intestinal Microbiota


9–11 June 2010 The 3rd International Conference on Eco-Efficiency Modelling and Evaluation for Sustainability: Guiding Eco-Innovation and Consumption

Egmond an Zee, The Netherlands

Increasing affluence and population growth will destroy the environment, will hit the poor, and will hit next generations, unless extreme, unprecedented improvements in eco-efficiency are realised, leading to decoupling of economic growth from environmental impact. De-growth, for the richest, will be an essential ingredient. The time frames involved start now. Fundamentally new technologies in production and consumption will however require decades for their full scale introduction, and we don’t know them yet. How can we guide the right developments, based on best current knowledge, and how can we create the incentives for this key issue in long term sustainability?


4–6 May 2010 Environmental Toxicology 2010


This International Conference will address the need for the exchange of scientific information among experts on issues related to environmental toxicology, toxicity assessment and hazardous waste management. With large numbers of new chemicals entering the market every year, it has become necessary to assess their effects on ecosystems as well as minimise their impact on the environment.


25 March 2010 4th SmartHEALTH User Group Workshop - Recent advances in Smart Integrated Biodiagnostic Systems for Healthcare

Analytica, Munich Fairgrounds, Room A112, Germany

We are pleased to announce the 4th User Group Workshop in the course of the EC-funded SmartHEALTH Integrated Project. Driven by key applications in cancer diagnostics, SmartHEALTH was conceived and constructed to address the development and delivery of the next generation of smart diagnostic devices. The aim of the Workshop is to interact with the user community and gather expert opinion in order to address real market needs and find the best pathways towards exploitation of our results. We will do this by introducing the technology being developed within SmartHEALTH and having an open discussion to explore the opportunities and barriers for exploitation/commercialisation in the healthcare arena.


10–12 March 2010 Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health - WHO

Parma, Italy

Protecting children\'s health in a changing environment

More than ever, children\'s health is at risk from a changing environment.

The health impacts of environmental risk factors - inadequate water and sanitation, unsafe home and recreational environments, lack of spatial planning for physical activity, indoor and outdoor air pollution, and hazardous chemicals - are amplified by recent developments such as financial constraints, broader socioeconomic and gender inequalities and more frequent extreme climate events. They pose new challenges for health systems to reduce deaths and diseases through effective environmental health interventions.

The Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, organized by WHO/Europe and hosted by Italy, is the next milestone in the European environment and health process, now in its twentieth year. Focused on protecting children\'s health in a changing environment, the Conference will drive Europe\'s agenda on emerging environmental health challenges for the years to come.


25–28 February 2010 International Conference on Early Disease Detection and Prevention (EDDP) 2010

Munich, Germany

Since early disease detection and prevention are the most promising avenues to effective healthcare, this EDDP conference will focus on the early detection and prevention in Heart disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, Renal diseases and how it relates to Health policy issues. The scientific program features a distinguished international panel of leading speakers as well as a concurrent exhibition, and is expected to draw hundreds of participants from around the globe, including medical practitioners, scientists, investigators, opinion leaders, formulators of health policies and health managers.


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