Second Announcement and Call for Abstracts for Poster Session (young scientists)
NCP / AMAP Symposium on Human Health and Arctic Environmental Contaminants
The Frobisher Inn - Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
10-12 June 2009
Poster abstract submission deadline: 22 May 2009
For further information, including information on the agenda, flight group rate, venue and accommodations, please visit here.
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.
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
There will also be a poster session plus participants will be given the opportunity for short oral plenary presentations (5 mins) within the symposium. 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.
Proposals for the poster session should be submitted in the form of an abstract (max 300 words) by the deadline of 22 May 2009.
There is no registration fee for the symposium. 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)
For further information, including information on the agenda, flight group rate, venue and accommodations, please go to http://www.amap.no/conferences/hhsymposium2009/
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Wednesday, 13 May 2009 16:58
Call for Abstracts: NCP / AMAP Symposium on Human Health and Arctic Environmental ContaminantsWritten by Louise Huffman
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