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ISEE NEWSLETTER June 2019   VOLUME XVII
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General Announcements

ISEE + SER Joint Webinar on May 22, 2019

ISEE members can now access the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER)-ISEE Collaboration Webinar held on May 22. The webinar “Bias Amplification in Epidemiologic Analysis of Exposure to Mixtures,” was presented by Dr. Marc Weisskopf (Harvard T.H. Chang SPH and Chair of the ISEE conference committee), and can be found [here].

 

The HERA Project

The HERA project, funded by the EU Horizon2020 research programme, will set priorities for an environment and health research agenda in the EU for 2020-2030, closely connected to policy needs. It addresses specific exposures (e.g. endocrine disruptors), sectors (e.g. transportation) and global issues, particularly climate change. For the first time such a wide-scale initiative on setting this agenda takes place in Europe and we expect that it will be key for defining EU funding in environmental health research in the coming years. ISEE Europe members were recently sent an email from the ISEE Secretariat about participating in an online survey to identify research gaps and needs in the area of Environmental Health. The data gathered from ISEE members will inform funding priorities. For further questions regarding the survey please contact franziska.matthies@helmholtz-muenchen.de or a.huss@uu.nl.

ISEE Chapter News

Latin American and Carribbean Chapter (LAC)

The LAC hosted the first Technical Meeting on the Approach of Environmental Epidemiology, Environmental Sanitation and Global Burden of Sanitation Diseases on June 3, 2019 with support from the Inter-American Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (AIDIS). The meeting discussed existing epidemiological studies with representatives of technical institutions, and applications relevant to the sanitation sector. [read more]

Africa Chapter

Several members of the ISEE Africa chapter attended the official launch of Future Earth Health Knowledge-Action Network (Health KAN) in Taipei City on May 20-23, 2019. The ISEE Africa chapter chair, Dr. Adetoun Mustapha, delivered a presentation on ‘’Research Needs on Environment and Health in Africa’’ that included a section about ISEE Africa chapter's mission and goals. A poster was exhibited that raised awareness about the chapter and intended to recruit new members & mentors. ISEE Africa chapter members also co-facilitated sessions at the workshop.

North America

We are pleased to announce the new NAC Chapter Co-Chairs, Joan Casey and Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou. A full list of the NAC Executive Council can be found hereand  we are looking forward to associate members and volunteers joining us in chapter activities.  Stay tuned!

Joan Casey (left) and Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou (right), NAC Chapter Co-Chairs

   Interested in Joining a Chapter?

All ISEE members are automatically eligible to participate in their regional chapter. For chapter chair contact information, please go here, select your specific region and find your chapter chair.

Upcoming Events
 

   Mark your Calendar for the ISEE Annual Business Meeting

The ISEE General Membership Assembly is scheduled for Monday, August 26 at the annual conference in Utrecht. All members and prospective members are welcome. The ISEE Executive Council will report on recent and upcoming ISEE activities. We also look forward to hearing from you at this meeting. The location will soon be posted on the conference website.

   Mark your Calendar for the ISEE New and Prospective Members Meeting

If you are new to ISEE or thinking about joining and want to learn more about our mission and how to get involved, please come to the ISEE New and Prospective Members coffee hour at 7:30 am on Monday, August 26. Look for the location in the final program on the conference website soon!













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