IECID 2015

Impact of Environmental Changes on Infectious Diseases

23-25 March 2015, Sitges, Spain

Conference chairs:
Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, D.Phil

World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland
Simon Hay, D.Phil
University of Oxford, UK
Susan Kutz, DVM, PhD
University of Calgary, Canada

Committee members

Sonia Altizer, PhD
University of Georgia, USA
Colin Butler, PhD, DTM&H, BMed
University of Canberra, Australia
Adrian Tompkin, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
Jan Semenza, PhD, MPH
European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Sweden
Hongjie Yu, MD, MPH
Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China

Keynote Speakers:
Colin Butler, PhD, DTM&H, BMed
University of Canberra, Australia
Filipe Dantas-Torres, MV, PhD, FRES, Dipl EVPC
Aggeu Magalhães Research Institute, Brazil
Masahiro Hashizume, PhD
Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan
Simon Hay, D.Phil
University of Oxford, UK
Kamran Khan, MD, MPH
University of Toronto, Canada
Susan Kutz, DVM, PhD
University of Calgary, Canada
Kevin Lafferty, PhD
USGS Western Ecological Research Center, USA
David Molyneux, PhD DSc Hon FRCP
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Mercedes Pascual, PhD
University of Michigan, USA
Joacim Rocklov, PhD
Umeá University, Sweden
Jan Semenza, PhD, MPH
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Sweden
Ellen Silbergeld,  PhD
Johns Hopkins University, USA

Invited Speakers:
Delia Grace, PhD
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya
Santiago Mas-Coma, PhD
University of Valencia, Spain
Xavier Rodo, PhD
IC3 - Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences, Spain
David L. Smith, PhD, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Andrew Tatem, PhD
University of Southampton, UK
Andrew Thompson, PhD, DIC
Murdoch University, Australia
Jakob Zinsstag, PhD, DVM
Swiss TPH, Basel, Switzerland

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Environmental changes — the manifestations of which can include loss of biodiversity and habitat, increasing atmospheric temperature, rising sea level, and climatic instability (e.g., longer and more severe periods of drought or rainfall) — are likely to affect the prevalence of various infectious diseases by making conditions more (or less) propitious for the survival of pathogens and their vectors, and by inducing mass movement of human and animal populations.

This conference will discuss the impact of current and predicted future environmental changes on infectious disease dynamics in people, wildlife, and livestock across the globe, and what actions need to be taken.

Major themes for the conference include:

  • The effects of climate changes, globalization, urbanization and habitat loss on infectious disease patterns in human and animal populations.
  • Socio-demographic and economic factors influencing populations and their impact on the distribution and prevalence of infectious diseases.
  • Policies and mechanisms of intervention to prevent or reduce the spread of infectious diseases related to environmental change.
  • Future prospects for tackling emerging and neglected diseases.

Join us on March 23 to 25, 2015 in Sitges, Spain to discuss the latest evidence on how environmental changes are impacting the distribution and prevalence of infectious diseases.

The conference will include:

  • Presentations from leading experts on climate change and infectious diseases
  • An opportunity to share your research on the topic
  • A poster forum for unveiling new research ideas and concepts
  • Networking opportunities
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Organised by

Elsevier

Sponsors

Cempra
Garland Science

Supporting Journals

IJP
Acta Tropica
Trends in Parasitology
The Lancet Infectious Diseases
International Journal of Infectious Diseases
IJP
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