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Break the Cycle of children’s Environmental Health Disparities is a program featuring students from universities around the country who will present their projects on strategies to improve the quality of life for children who grow up under adverse social, economic and environmental circumstances.

Join us in exploring strategies to improve the quality of life for children who grow up under adverse social, economic and environmental circumstances. 

Questions, please email nathan.mutic@emory.edu

This 14 th Annual program will feature Keynote Speakers Henry Falk MD, MPH, former Director of the CDC, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ASTDR) and National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and Onyemaechi Nweke, DrPH, MPH, Senior Environmental Health Scientist, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Environmental Justice Liaison to the Office of Children’s Health Protection and the American Indian Environmental Office.


There will also be a symposium and workshop on Natural Disasters and Vulnerable Communities: Impact on Children’s Environmental Health, José F. Cordero, MD, MPH, Patel
Distinguished Professor of Public Health, Head, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, and Amy Wolkin, DrPH, MSPH from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Center for Preparedness and Response.


The event will take place at Emory University and is free to students and faculty of all colleges and universities and the general public.

Please email Nathan Mutic at
nathan.mutic@emory.edu for more information.

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MONDAY APRIL 15 8am-5pm

Break the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities

Annual Conference

April 15-16, 2019

BTC 14 CONFERENCE

Student Presentations and  Poster Session on Day 1 |   Symposium and Interactive Workshop on Day 2.

DAY 1 :
ORAL PRESENTATIONS & POSTER SESSION

Emory University Health Sciences Research Building auditorium

Student Presentations (all day)

Food trucks at noon

Poster Session and Refreshments (afternoon)

11:25am

“The Practice of Environmental Justice:
Issues and Opportunities”

Onyemaechi Nweke, DrPH, MPH, Senior Environmental Health Scientist, EPA Office of Environmental Justice

3:00pm

“Health Disparities in India”
Dr Henry Falk MD MPH, 

former Director of the CDC, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ASTDR) and National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)

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Click on a link to watch the presentation

THANK YOU TO OUR CONFERENCE SPONSORS:

please try to carpool!

PARKING INFORMATION:

DAY 1 

Option 1:

Lowergate Visitor Deck

1701 Lowergate Drive

 

Option2:

Starvine deck (Clairmont)

1945 Starvine Way

A shuttle will take you from the deck and drop you directly at the conference building.

This option requires the least amount of walking.

The shuttles run frequently, the trip is approximately 5-10min.

DAY 2

Option 1:

Michael Street Visitors Deck

550 Houston Mill Road

 

Option 2

1525 Building

Gatewood Drive

Additional information on parking can be found HERE

Questions, please email nathan.mutic@emory.edu

INFORMATION FOR POSTER PRESENTERS

  • Posters must be hung between 10-10:30AM

  • Presenting author must be present at poster from 4-5PM during the poster session

  • Posters can be printed as large as 36’’X56’’ but smaller sizes are acceptable.  

DAY 2 :
Symposium + interactive workshop:

Natural Disasters and Vulnerable Communities: Impact on Children’s Environmental Health

TUESDAY APRIL 16 8am-12:30 pm

Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

room 201

9:00am

“Disasters through a Health Equity Lens”

Dr. Amy Wolkin DrPH, MSPH, CDC Center for Preparedness and Response, Office of Science and Public Health Practice

“Caribbean Strong: Building Resilience with Equity Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria”

José F. Cordero, MD, MPH, Patel Distinguished Professor of Public Health, Head, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics College of Public Health, University of Georgia