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Plenary speakers / Roundtable chairs

Felicia Keesing

Bard College, USA

Felicia Keesing, David and Rosalie Rose Distinguished Professor of the Sciences, Mathematics, and Computing at Bard College in New York, U.S.A., received her Ph.D. in biology from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Rachel Lowe

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Rachel is an Associate Professor and Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, researching the impact of global environmental change on infectious disease risk. She obtained a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Exeter, UK.

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David Taylor

National University of Singapore, Singapore

David is currently Provost’s Chair Professor and Professor of Tropical Environmental Change in the Department of Geography at National University Singapore.

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Xiaoxu Wu

Beijing Normal University, China

Dr. Xiaoxu Wu, the Associate Professor at Beijing Normal University, China. Her present research focuses on the relationship between environment change and human health, including some human diseases (infectious: dengue, malaria, dysentery; non-infectious: gastric cancer, echinococcosis).

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Invited speakers

Wang Yi-Chen

National university of Singapore, Singapore

Session: Water-borne diseases/aquatic hazards & environmental change

Yi-Chen Wang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore. She obtained her PhD in Geography from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York.

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Winston Chow

Singapore Management University, Singapore

Session: Extreme events/disaster preparedness (including heat waves, storms, floods)

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Ng Lee Ching

NEA – Environmental Health Institute, Singapore

Session: Climate change & infectious diseases (including vector borne diseases)

Assoc Prof Ng Lee Ching is the Director of Environmental Health Institute (EHI), a national environmental health facility in Singapore.

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Guéladio Cissé

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland

Session: Food-borne diseases

Guéladio Cissé is research director in sanitary engineering and environmental epidemiology. He holds a PhD since 1997 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).

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Claudia Codeço

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Brazil

Session: Land use change, food security and infectious diseases

Professor Claudia Codeço, PhD, is a Full Professor at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), and professor  of Epidemiological Modelling at the Epidemiology in Public Health Program, National School of Public Health (ENSP/Fiocruz).

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Alex Cook

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Session: Neglected and emerging diseases & environmental change

Dr Alex Cook is an Associate Professor in the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) where he is also the Vice Dean (Research).

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Angel Hsu

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Session: New innovations in citizens’ involvement in mitigating/avoiding infectious disease outbreaks in a rapidly changing world

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Cadhla Firth

James Cook University, Australia

Session: Urbanisation

Dr. Cadhla Firth is an evolutionary biologist and HOT NORTH Career Development Fellow at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine at JCU in Cairns.

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Mark Stevenson

University of Melbourne, Australia

Session: New environments and new biosecurity risks

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Adrian Tompkins

ICTP, Italy

Session: Weekly to seasonal prediction and early warning of climate-sensitive disease risk

Adrian Tompkins is a P3 research scientist in the Earth System Physics section of ICTP.

Having spent a good part of his career working to improve the representation of clouds and convective processes in climate and weather forecast models, Adrian's research now also tries to improve the uptake of climate information in health planning in developing countries, in line with the mandate of UNESCO-ICTP.

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Indra Vythilingam

University of Malaya, Malaysia

Session: Environmental change, zoonoses and co-infection

Indra Vythilingam (PhD) is currently a Professor in the Department of Parasitology, University of Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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To contribute to the programme please visit the submit abstract page: the deadline for submission of abstracts is
7 February 2020.