Category

Symposia

Summary

Evaluating epidemiological research from multiple countries, this symposium will highlight studies of environmental exposures (i.e. endocrine disrupting chemicals and climate-related factors) and women’s perinatal outcomes, including hormone disruption, pregnancy stress, and pregnancy complications. Additionally, we will discuss how these associations have implications for women’s subsequent chronic disease risk.

Summary
Evidence suggests environmental noise causes sleep disturbance and cardiovascular disease.  This symposium addresses current advances regarding the noise phenotype and associated mechanistic links, covering the understanding of the biological pathways of noise exposure, and the expanding evidence of noise effects from cardiovascular and metabolic disorders to depression and cancer.

Summary

Environmental epidemiology must adapt to a rapidly changing world. The goals of this symposium are to identify:

  1. driving forces that will shape the world in the next 25 years and
  2. ways in which environmental epidemiology should respond to these changes to better improve population environmental health.

Summary

The Symposium is aimed at: describing key cases from epidemiological studies around industrially contaminated sites; discussing relevance, use and validity of methodologies and study design options (exposome, GIS, residential cohorts); identifying major environmental health challenges, including inequalities, and gaps on interpretation; presenting opportunities for collaborative work at international level.

Summary

This symposium will give an overview of studies on pesticide exposure and effects in infants and adults in Latin America and discuss challenges to reduce exposure and its harmful consequences. Results will be presented from cohort studies from Central America, Andean Region, and Southern Cone, and studies from Brazil.

Summary

Little data are available concerning the impact of exposure to Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) insecticides on the health and development of children from malarial areas. This symposium will present new data on this topic and encourage a conversation on the risks and benefits of IRS in the fight against malaria.

Summary

What are the pros and cons for an epidemiologist to enter the legal arena and what ethical guidelines should govern this participation? Can ISEE contribute to an improved use of epidemiology in legal proceedings? This symposium aims at advancing our thinking about these issues.

Summary

This symposium aims to present results from research projects in two sub-regions of the continent (West and South), related to the effects of climate variability and change in the future, with a focus on water related and vector borne diseases and to discuss the adaption strategies for different socio-ecological contexts.

Summary

The Symposium will discuss the aims of the COP21 agreement in the context of environmental epidemiology and public health. Specific focus will be on new research needs in health and climate change to better assess risks and respond to climate change, promote adaptation, mitigation and the co-benefits for health.

Summary

Generating evidence on the causal effects of environmental exposures on population health is essential for a more consequential environmental epidemiology. This symposium will present causal inference methods including quasi-experimental methods such as instrumental variables or difference-in-differences approaches with different applications related to air pollution and climate policies.