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Human health in the face of climate change: Science, medicine, and adaptation

Two-day conference in Barcelona, Spain, highlights the latest research on climate change and its subsequent effects on human health

New York Academy of Sciences

Event: Human Health in the Face of Climate Change: Science, Medicine, and Adaptation

Dates: May 14-15, 2015

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Event URL: http://www.nyas.org/ClimateandHealth

Description: The New York Academy of Sciences, in partnership with the "la Caixa" Foundation and BIOCAT, will host a 2-day conference highlighting the latest research on climate change and its subsequent effects on human health.

The conference is being convened in light of new research, which seeks to provide a deeper understanding of the health consequences of climate change on humans -- including better quantification of these effects -- to improve health preparedness and protect vulnerable populations.

Topics to be explored at this multidisciplinary conference include: vulnerability due to extreme weather events, land-use change and agricultural production, variable epidemiology of parasites and infectious diseases, and climate-altering pollutants.

The conference is designed to be of interest to climate scientists, atmospheric/oceanic scientists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, epidemiologists, public health specialists, and policy-makers, among others, as well as members of the media.

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