Call for Abstracts (Poster Session) - NCP / AMAP Symposium on Human Health and Arctic Environmental Contaminants
Abstracts Due: May 1, 2009
The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) and Arctic Monitoring Assessment Program (AMAP) are hosting a joint symposium in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada from 10-12 June 2009. The results of the two assessments on human health effects of environmental contaminants in the Arctic over the past 6 years will be released at this meeting. This symposium will provide a forum for health professionals, Indigenous and local people, senior scientists, policy-makers, and young scientists to contribute to the future directions of the NCP and AMAP.
There will also be a poster session plus participants will be given the opportunity for short oral plenary presentations (5 mins) within the symposium. Topics being addressed at the symposium include:
- Local indigenous perspectives on Arctic contaminants and health
- Diet and human exposure to environmental contaminants
- Arctic health and effects of contaminants (e.g., epidemiological, toxicological)
- Risk-benefit assessment and communication
Proposals for poster sessions should be submitted in the form of an abstract (max 300 words) by the deadline of 1 May 2009.
*Please note that there will be limited travel support for young scientists to attend this meeting. Please indicate in your cover e-mail if travel support is needed.
To submit an abstract, (provisionally) register your interest in attending the symposium, or for further information please contact:
Tara Leech – Health Canada
+1 613.960.1789 (ph)
+1 613.948.8485 (fax)
Please visit the conference website.
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Monday, 13 April 2009 04:36
Call for Abstracts: NCP/AMAP Symposium on Human Health and Arctic Environmental ContaminantsWritten by Louise Huffman
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