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ISEE/ISES Joint Annual Conference
August 26-30, 2018
Ottawa, Canada

CCDC-PHFI-GEOHealth Hub for Research and Capacity Building &
Capacity Building and Education Committee of International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)
Short Course on Environmental Exposure Assessment

October 22-26, 2018
Gurgaon, India

Over 90% of pollution-related deaths occur in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Despite this burden, capacity in LMICs to research the health effects of environmental exposures is often limited by several factors, including lack of training in environmental exposure assessment.
The ISEE Capacity Building and Education Committee (CAPE) aims to help fill this gap by increasing access to training in exposure assessment for environmental epidemiology in LMICs. ISEE will sponsor a short course on this topic, run for the first time, October 22-26 2018 in Gurgaon, India in partnership with the Public Health Foundation of India and the Centre for Chronic Disease Control. The intention is to run the course in other locations in partnership with ISEE regional chapters and local institutions in coming years.
“My sense is that opportunities for training in epidemiology are increasing in India but training in exposure assessment remains an important bottleneck for environmental epidemiology research”, says Cathryn Tonne from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and coordinator of the short course. Tonne will be joined by Laura Beane-Freeman, US National Cancer Institute, Miranda Loh, Institute of Occupational Medicine, and Vidhya Venugopa, Sri Ramachandra University as teaching faculty.
The introductory course will cover basic principles and current developments as well as specific topics including water contamination, pesticides, air pollution, biomonitoring, and thermal stress. To reach a wider audience beyond attendees at the interactive in-person course, recorded lectures will be available online through the ISEE Global Education Channel on YouTube.