National Academy of Sciences Workshop On “Toward Understanding the Interplay of Environmental Stressors, Infectious Disease, and Human Health” Begins January 15

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National Academy of Sciences Workshop On “Toward Understanding the Interplay of Environmental Stressors, Infectious Disease, and Human Health” Begins January 15

Register now to join a free workshop hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on the Use of Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions that explores the relationship between chemical pollution in the environment and susceptibility to infectious diseases.

Sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the workshop will examine emerging research findings on the impact of chemical exposures (e.g. airborne particulate matter, heavy metals, and pesticides) and environmental disruptions (e.g. natural disasters and climate instability) on human susceptibility to infectious agents. 

Workshop participants, including experts on infectious disease, global public health, toxicology, environmental epidemiology, and science policy, will explore how this knowledge could guide research directions, health practices, and both domestic and global policy.

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

The workshop agenda is available here. Please join us!

The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required to attend.

A link to registration and more information about the workshop, including the preliminary agenda, can be found on the Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions website: http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience