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International Conference on Environmental Research and Public Health - Addressing Environmental Threats to Human Health from Pregnancy to Senility

04/05/2020 - 06/05/2020, Naples, Italy
Abstract Submission
15th February 2020
Acceptance Notification
13th March 2020
Early Bird Registration
10th March 2020
Covering Author Registration
21st March 2020

Public Health, Occupational Health, Environmental Science
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Welcome from the Chairs

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is a very proud and honored moment to announce the 1st international conference International Conference on Environmental Research and Public Health - Addressing Environmental Threats to Human Health from Pregnancy to Senility, organized in collaboration with the MDPI open access journal IJERPH.

We hope to bring together leading experts in the field of environmental research and public health, from academia and industry, to share their recent findings. Six sessions will be chaired by experts to address the related topics:

  • Environmental Exposure, Health and Safety;
  • Epigenetics and Gene-environment Interactions;
  • Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology;
  • Endocrine Disruptors;
  • Climate Change and Public Health;
  • Emerging Issues in Environmental Health.

The conference welcomes inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary nature of contributions from both theoretical and applied perspectives. All accepted abstracts will be published in the proceedings of the conference. Moreover, participants are cordially invited to contribute with a full manuscript to IJERPH Special Issue “ICERPH 2020 - Addressing Environmental Threats to Human Health from Pregnancy to Senility”.

This year, as a sponsor, IJERPH would like to provide awards as elected by the members of the scientific committee.

  • Best Paper Award.
  • Best Oral Presentation.
  • Best Poster Award.

We look forward to welcoming you at the meeting in Naples!

Professor Annamaria Colao, Prof. Prisco Piscitelli

ICERPH 2020 Chairs

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Conference Secretariat

Mr. Jameson Zhang
Mrs. Darija Zilic
Ms. Aggie Zheng
Email : [email protected]
Tel. +34 93 639 7662

Sponsoring Opportunities

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Conference Chairs

Professor Annamaria Colao

Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Chirurgia, Unit of Endocrinology, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Naples, Italy

Dr. Prisco Piscitelli

Italian Society of Environmental Medicine (SIMA), 20149 Milan, Italy,
Euro Mediterranean Scientific Biomedical Institute (ISBEM), Bruxelles

Conference Committee

Prof. Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou

Department of Biology, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Box 18750, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

DETAILS

Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou is Associate Dean of Graduate and International Programs in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. He is a Presidential Distinguished Professor who also serves as Director of DoD-Center of Excellence in STEM Education, Director of NIH-Center for Environmental Health, and Director of Environmental Science PhD Program at Jackson State University (JSU), Jackson, MS. He also serves as Adjunct Professor at Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, and Life Member of the scientific faculty of the International Biographical Institute in Cambridge, England. Prof. Dr. Tchounwou is nationally and internationally known for his biomedical research. Dr. Tchounwou has published 178 refereed papers in top-tiered journals and books. He is Editor-In-Chief of two international journals including the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Bio
Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou is Associate Dean of Graduate and International Programs in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. He is a Presidential Distinguished Professor who also serves as Director of DoD-Center of Excellence in STEM Education, Director of NIH-Center for Environmental Health, and Director of Environmental Science PhD Program at Jackson State University (JSU), Jackson, MS. He also serves as Adjunct Professor at Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, and Life Member of the scientific faculty of the International Biographical Institute in Cambridge, England. Prof. Dr. Tchounwou is nationally and internationally known for his biomedical research. Dr. Tchounwou has published 178 refereed papers in top-tiered journals and books. He is Editor-In-Chief of two international journals including the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Z. Younis

School of Public Health, Jackson State University, Jackson, USA

DETAILS

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Z. Younis was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Research of Healthcare Financial Management and is an Editorial Board member or manuscript reviewer for several national and international journals. As an internationally recognized scholar, Dr Younis has authored and published over 100 articles and abstracts in refereed journals, and has presented at national and international conferences. He has administrative experience as Senior Advisor for the President at Zirve University, Turkey and as Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Florida International University (FL, USA) where he led the accreditation efforts for the Healthcare Management Program. He has collaborated with faculties from the School of Medicine at Jena University (Jena, Germany), as well as those from Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. He served with the American University of Beirut (Beirut, Lebanon) and the World Bank training workshops for health sector reforms in the Middle East, which involved training health administrators from several Middle Eastern countries.

Global Health; Health Economics & Finance

Bio
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Z. Younis was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Research of Healthcare Financial Management and is an Editorial Board member or manuscript reviewer for several national and international journals. As an internationally recognized scholar, Dr Younis has authored and published over 100 articles and abstracts in refereed journals, and has presented at national and international conferences. He has administrative experience as Senior Advisor for the President at Zirve University, Turkey and as Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Florida International University (FL, USA) where he led the accreditation efforts for the Healthcare Management Program. He has collaborated with faculties from the School of Medicine at Jena University (Jena, Germany), as well as those from Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. He served with the American University of Beirut (Beirut, Lebanon) and the World Bank training workshops for health sector reforms in the Middle East, which involved training health administrators from several Middle Eastern countries.
Research Keywords
Global Health; Health Economics & Finance

Prof. Dr. John Cherrie

Heriot Watt University and the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Edinburgh, UK.

DETAILS

The "exposome" encompasses all exposures from conception to death. Developments in characterising the exposome during adult life, including work-related exposures, could play an important part in helping to discover the causes of non-communicable diseases. This presentation will briefly review practical methodologies to collect, analyse, store and interpret data on workplace and other adult exposures. Methodologies to characterise the external exposome may include wearable sensors for light, sound, sleep, physical activity level, location or environmental chemicals, and the internal exposure may be characterised using complex biochemical analysis of blood or other body fluids. These measures should be integrated into new prospective epidemiological studies.

John Cherrie is Professor of Human Health at Heriot Watt University and Principal Scientist at the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) in Edinburgh, UK. He has worked on several research studies involving measurement and modelling of exposure to chemicals and other environmental hazards. John also works on air pollution research in Thailand and China and on various workplace epidemiological studies, including the HEADING study investigating brain health of former footballers. He is a member of the British Workplace Health Expert Committee and the UK Industrial Injuries Advisory Council.

environmental and occupational cancer; epidemiology; the exposome; human exposure assessment; occupational cancer; natural and synthetic fibres; dermal exposure and air pollution

Talk
The "exposome" encompasses all exposures from conception to death. Developments in characterising the exposome during adult life, including work-related exposures, could play an important part in helping to discover the causes of non-communicable diseases. This presentation will briefly review practical methodologies to collect, analyse, store and interpret data on workplace and other adult exposures. Methodologies to characterise the external exposome may include wearable sensors for light, sound, sleep, physical activity level, location or environmental chemicals, and the internal exposure may be characterised using complex biochemical analysis of blood or other body fluids. These measures should be integrated into new prospective epidemiological studies.
Bio
John Cherrie is Professor of Human Health at Heriot Watt University and Principal Scientist at the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) in Edinburgh, UK. He has worked on several research studies involving measurement and modelling of exposure to chemicals and other environmental hazards. John also works on air pollution research in Thailand and China and on various workplace epidemiological studies, including the HEADING study investigating brain health of former footballers. He is a member of the British Workplace Health Expert Committee and the UK Industrial Injuries Advisory Council.
Research Keywords
environmental and occupational cancer; epidemiology; the exposome; human exposure assessment; occupational cancer; natural and synthetic fibres; dermal exposure and air pollution

Dr. Lori A. Hoepner

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University School of Public Health,
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

DETAILS

A large body of research on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that act as obesogens has been conducted since the turn of the century. Many prospective birth cohort studies have contributed to a global wealth of knowledge. Todays's overweight and obese children will become tomorrow's overweight and obese adults. What are the generational concerns, the lessons learned, and where do we go as a global society towards solving the overlapping problems of EDCs and childhood obesity?

Lori A. Hoepner, DrPH, MPH is Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health. With over 50 co-authored publications, her research is primarily at the intersection of environmental effects and prenatal/early childhood development. She has extensive research experience in common urban exposures (air pollution, pesticides, plasticizers) and health outcomes (obesity, asthma, neurodevelopment, and HIV/AIDS), with a focus on childhood. Additionally, she is experienced in large-scale digital integration of public health data from multiple sources. With her background in health disparities research, Dr. Hoepner has the goal of understanding the intricacies of race/ethnicity, sex and socioeconomics as they pertain to environmental health from a global perspective, as well as from a community-wide perspective.

endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs); plasticizers/plastic pollution; childhood obesity/adiposity; asthma; DOHaD; community-based environmental health; underserved populations; health disparities; urban health; hydraulic fracturing; big data

Talk
A large body of research on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that act as obesogens has been conducted since the turn of the century. Many prospective birth cohort studies have contributed to a global wealth of knowledge. Todays's overweight and obese children will become tomorrow's overweight and obese adults. What are the generational concerns, the lessons learned, and where do we go as a global society towards solving the overlapping problems of EDCs and childhood obesity?
Bio
Lori A. Hoepner, DrPH, MPH is Assistant Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health. With over 50 co-authored publications, her research is primarily at the intersection of environmental effects and prenatal/early childhood development. She has extensive research experience in common urban exposures (air pollution, pesticides, plasticizers) and health outcomes (obesity, asthma, neurodevelopment, and HIV/AIDS), with a focus on childhood. Additionally, she is experienced in large-scale digital integration of public health data from multiple sources. With her background in health disparities research, Dr. Hoepner has the goal of understanding the intricacies of race/ethnicity, sex and socioeconomics as they pertain to environmental health from a global perspective, as well as from a community-wide perspective.
Research Keywords
endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs); plasticizers/plastic pollution; childhood obesity/adiposity; asthma; DOHaD; community-based environmental health; underserved populations; health disparities; urban health; hydraulic fracturing; big data

Registration

The registration fee includes attendance of all conference sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks and lunches, gala dinner on 5th May, conference bag and program book.

Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by anyone of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 21 March 2020.

For onsite registration, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

Authors with multiple contributions: Please note that one author registration will cover only ONE accepted contribution. Authors presenting more than 1 contribution during the event will be charged 50 per additional abstract (e.g., 1 author with 2 abstracts: registration fee + 50 ; 2 authors with 3 abstracts: 2 registration fees + 50 ; etc.)

Certificate of Attendance: Upon request, the participants of the event will receive an electronic Certificate of Attendance by email once the event is concluded.

* First and last authors of articles published in 2015 or later will be granted a discount.
** Reviewers who provided timely review reports in 2015 or later will be granted a discount.
*** Editorial Board Members and Guest Editors who join IJERPH before 31 December 2019. Please select the regular academic fee otherwise.

Early Regular Required documents
Student 400.00 EUR 500.00 EUR Student ID
Academic 550.00 EUR 650.00 EUR
MDPI Author* or Reviewer** 500.00 EUR 600.00 EUR
Board Member/Guest Editor of IJERPH*** 450.00 EUR 550.00 EUR
Non-Academic 750.00 EUR 850.00 EUR
Early price valid until: 10/03/2020  

Cancellation policy

Participation to the conference is considered final only once the registration fees have been paid. The number of participants is limited, once the number of paid registrations reaches the maximum number of participants, unpaid registrations will be cancelled.

Cancellation of paid registration is possible under the terms listed below:
> 2 months before the conference Full refund but 100 EUR are retained for administration
> 1 month before the conference Refund 50% of the applying fees
> 2 weeks before the conference Refund 25% of the applying fees
< 2 weeks before the conference No refund

Disclaimer
In the unlikely event that MDPI shall deem it necessary to cancel the conference, all pre-paid registration fees will be reimbursed. MDPI shall not be liable for reimbursing the cost of travel or accommodation arrangements made by individual delegates.

Photographs and/or video will be taken during the conference
By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the conference’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

Payment methods

Wire transfer, Credit card


Instructions for Authors

Generic information

The International Conference on Environment Research and Public Health will accept:

  1. A 200-word abstract in English for the booklet (printed) and
  2. A min 2-pages and max 4-pages extended abstract for the proceedings (PDF format), with Title, Affiliations, Abstract, Introduction, Results and Conclusions (with Figures and/or Tables) and References.
To present your research at the event
  • Create an account on Sciforum if you do not have one, then click on New Submission on the upper-right corner of the window OR click on Submit Abstract on the Conference website.
  • Indicate which thematic area is best suited for your research.
  • Submit a 200-word abstract in English - the word limits are minimum 150 words and maximum 250 words.
  • The deadline to submit your abstract is 15 February 2020. You will be notified by 13 March 2020 regarding the acceptance for poster presentation.
  • Upon submission, you can select if you also wish to be considered for oral presentation. Following assessment by the Chairs, you will be notified by 13 March 2020 in a separate email whether your contribution has been accepted for oral presentation.
  • Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by any of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 25 March 2020.
Poster information
Detailed information about the posters and a plan of the poster session will be circulated later on. Please print your poster prior to the conference.

Conference Awards

The Sponsor IJERPH offers three awards to our conference participants, which will be announced during the Award Ceremony on the last day of the conference.

The Awards
Best Oral Presentation
The Best Oral Presentation will be selected by the Scientific Committee after evaluation of all selected talks presented during the conference.
Best Poster Award
The two Best Posters will be selected by all conference attendees through secret vote.
Best Paper Award
Award Winners can publish the extended version of the paper submitted to the conference in Journal of IJERPH, free of charge. The extended version will have a peer-review process.
Terms and Conditions:

Candidate's requirements for the Best Paper Award:

  • Applicants must be postdoctoral fellows or PhD students involved in the Environmental Science or Public Health research field.
  • The abstract submitted by the applicants must have been previously accepted by the Chairs of the ICERPH 2020 conference.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  1. A brief description of current and future research.
  2. A CV, including a complete list of publications.
  3. A recommendation letter from a supervisor, research director or department head, which confirms that the applicant fulfills all the requirements.

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