Impact of Environmental Changes on Infectious Diseases
17-19 May 2017
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
Environmental changes — the manifestations of which can include loss of biodiversity and habitat, increasing atmospheric temperature, rising sea level, and climatic instability (e.g., longer and more severe periods of drought or rainfall) — are likely to affect the prevalence of various infectious diseases by making conditions more (or less) propitious for the survival of pathogens and their vectors, and by inducing mass movement of human and animal populations.
This conference will discuss the impact of current and predicted future environmental changes on infectious disease dynamics in people, wildlife, and livestock across the globe, and what actions need to be taken.
- Environment change and infectious disease
- Water-borne and food-borne diseases
- Impacts of mobility, travel, trade and globalization on infectious diseases
- Land use change, including livestock and agricultural changes
- Air quality, urbanization, socio-demographic and economic impacts on health
- Vector-borne diseases
Financial support from ICTP and Elsevier is available for participants from developing countries who may request partial support in the form of a conference fee waiver.
A pre-conference workshop on Mathematical Models of Climate Variability, Environmental Change and Infectious Diseases will take place 8-16 May 2017 at ICTP.
The workshop is a continuation and development of a highly successful series of events held, both at ICTP and outside in Brazil (ICTP-SAIFR) and Tanzania, in recent years. No registration fee is required and a limited number of grants are available to support travel and living expenses.