Tackling climate change - for a sustainable and healthy future
International Symposium on Climate Change and Health - Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 4.12.2013
Dr. Maria Nilsson, Dr. Åsa Holmner-Rocklöv and Dr. Nawi Ng will speak at the "International Symposium on Climate Change and Health - mitigation and adaptation in the health sector with focus on research, policy and action" to be held on Yogyakarta 4th December 2013
4th Asia Pacific Conference On Public Health - Climate Change & Population Health
Nha Trang - Vietnam, 21.-22.11.2013
Dr. Joacim Rocklöv and Prof. Lars Weinehall will be speaking at the 4th Asia pacific conference on public health. This year on the theme climate change and population health. Dr. Rocklöv, Prof. Weinehall, Dr. Sahlen and Dr. Nilsson and Mr. Egondi has in collaboration with the Hanoi Medical School conducted research capacity building workshops that has lead to a set of scientific studies related to the theme of the conference. A subset of these studies will be presented during thursday afternoon the 21th November.
During 25th to 28th of November Dr. Rocklov and Dr. Helmersson will be visiting the Chinese CDC to give talks on dengue and climate change in an international symposia.
The 5th of December Dr. Rocklöv will be speaking at the annual assembly for the Swedish association of Medical Doctors. The speech will cover the latest knowledge on climate change and human health with northern and southern perspectives.
The 18th of November Dr. Rocklöv, Dr Nilsson and Dr. Holmner-Rocklöv won a Swedish Research Links grant from the Swedish Science Foundation for research networking and capacity building . The ultimate purpose of the project will be to start filling the gap of local evidence of impacts and adaptation to climate change related health threats in collaboration with Hanoi Medical School in Vietnam and Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia.
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, USA (Nov 2nd-6th 2013)
Rebekah Lucas will give a talk titled 'Health inequities related to occupational health impacts of climate change' and Jennifer Crowe will present 'Climate change and heat exposure to sugarcane harvesters in Costa Rica: Health and productivity outcomes' in the session on 'Politics of public health data: global climate change, public health, and health equity'.
German Society for Epidemiology (DGEpi), Leipzig, Germany – 27 September 2013
Barbara Schumann presented a poster with the title ”Association of seasonal climate variability and annual mortality in pre-industrial Sweden”, which won a prize at the annual conference of the DGEpi, Sept. 2013.
International Circumpolar Surveillance Climate Change and Infectious Diseases Working Group
Christina Hedlund gave a talk on the ongoing work with a systematic review about "Climatic Factors and Infectious Diseases in the Arctic” at the Climate Change Meeting 2013 that took place in Copenhagen, September 19th.
Conference of ISEE, ISES and ISIAQ, Basel, Switzerland – 19-23 August 2013
Joacim Rocklöv and Barbara Schumann gave oral and poster presentations at the annual meeting of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology in Basel. Over 1700 participants from all continents attended the conference (http://ehbasel13.org/).
Networking for Hothaps (High Occupational Temperature Health and Productivity Suppression)
Tord Kjellstrom has developed the links with other institutions to facilitate new research initiatives on how climate change brings increasing heat exposures in workplaces of already hot countries.Read more
Maria Furberg has been interviewed by a journalist about the work on climate change perceptions among reindeer herding Sami. The story is published on a webpage hosted by the Sami Information Centre: http://samer.se/4223
Global Health - beyond 2015
Barbara Schumann participated in the conference "Global health - beyond 2015" in Stockholm, on April 4, 2013. This important conference was organized by the Swedish Society of Medicine, supported by the journals The Lancet and Global Health Action. Barbara's article on climate variability and health in pre-industrial Sweden, last week published in the Global Health Action series "Global Health Beyond 2015" (http://www.globalhealthaction.net/index.php/gha/article/view/20153), was summarized as a video clip displayed at the conference. In an interview with the Swedish TV (SVT), Peter Byass, the head of the Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, addressed the implication of this historical study for today's adaptation to climate change. You can view the interview with Peter Byass at http://www.svtplay.se/klipp/1137038/vaderstudier-kan-gora-oss-friskare.
More information about the Global Health conference on http://www.sls.se/GlobalHealth.
On March 6th Assoc. prof Joacim Rocklöv and Dr Åsa Holmner Rocklöv gave key note presentations at the “Annual Scientific Meeting 2013” arranged by Gadjah Mada University in Yogjakarta, IndonesiaRead more
XV International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics (ICEE) in Queenstown, New Zealand
In February this year several members of Theme V and the Hothaps team attended the XV ICEE conference in Queenstown, New Zealand. At this year’s meeting a special symposia was held concerning “Climatic Instability: Adaptation and/or avoidance” for which our own Prof Tord Kjellström was the keynote speaker.Read more
"Climate change and health - research methods"
Impacts on public health from current climate conditions and ongoing global change are a reality. The challenge of identifying scientific methods for the specific requirements of research on the link between climate conditions and health is the focus of a course offered at Umeå University in June this year. In the flyer you find more information. Contact us if you want information about the course
Maria Nilsson chatted from COP 18 with Svenska Dagbladets readers on climate change and healthRead the chat here (in Swedish)
The “First International Research Workshop on MEN, Mesoamerican Epidemic of Nephropathy” was held in Costa Rica at the end of 2012. The workshop intended to “bring together knowledge, research questions, impacts and initiatives related to Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown origin in Mesoamerica” and was attended by 54 participants from 16 different countires. Jennifer Crowe was one of the organizers of the event and team member Rebekah Lucas was also attending the event.Read more