NCSE 2017 Conference Agenda

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

8:00 AM – Regency Foyer

Registration OpenContinental Breakfast


8:30 – 9:00 – Regency Ballrooms

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • James E. Buizer, Board Chair, National Council for Science and the Environment and Professor, University of Arizona


9:00 – 9:15 – Regency Ballrooms

Science, Policy, and the Environment in 2017

  • Michelle Wyman, Executive Director, National Council for Science and the Environment


9:15 – 9:45 – Regency Ballrooms

Dr. Richard Jackson, Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles


9:45 – 10:45 – Regency Ballrooms

Environment and Health: A Decade of Progress and Looking Forward

  • Dr. Howard Frumkin, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and Dean Emeritus, School of Public Health, University of Washington (Moderator and Speaker)
  • Dr. Sam Myers, Director, Planetary Health Alliance
  • Dr. Frederica Perera, Director, Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health, Columbia University


10:45 – 11:00 – Regency Foyer

Break and Exhibitions Open


11:00 – 12:30

Symposia A

  1. Disasters, Degraded Ecosystem Services, and Human Health
    Potomac 5
  2. Healthy by Design: Communities, Food, Ecosystem Services, and Connectivity
    Potomac 6
  3. Preventing Children’s Exposures to Environmental Health Hazards in Early Care
    Potomac 3
  4. Understanding Environmental Justice in Pursuit of Health Equity
    Potomac 4
  5. How to Build Cooperation Between Scientists and Public Managers
    Conference Theater
  6. Educating About Climate Change Impacts on Health
    Tidewater 2
  7. Energy Interactions Between Urban Built Environment and Micro-Climate
  8. U.S. and French Strategies for Translating Environment and Health Sciences into Policy
    Potomac 2
  9. Climate Data and Public Health: Mobilizing Adaptation Action
    Potomac 1
  10. Water, Health, and Sustainability Education in the Community College
  11. Hogs, Health, and Humanity: Civic Engagement Around Public Health, Environmental Justice, and the Food System
  12. University Sustainability: Promoting Health and Social Justice
    Prince William
  13. Family Planning, the Environment, and Development: What are the Linkages?
    Tidewater 1
  14. One Health: A Transdisciplinary Discussion
  15. Water and Seafood Safety: Cholera, Toxins, and Climate Change
  16. Building Adaptive Capacity for Resilience in U.S. Community Water Systems


12:30 – 1:45 – Washington A&B

Luncheon: Meet a Mentor and Launch of NCSE Student Network

Understanding the New Climate of Disruption

Dan Carol, Senior Advisor, Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, Georgetown University

(Lunch is provided for students and mentors.)


1:45 – 2:15 – Regency Ballrooms

Prosperity Without Growth: Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow

Dr. Tim Jackson, Director, Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), University of Surrey

2:15 – 3:15 – Regency Ballrooms

Tip of the Iceberg: Communities on the Frontline of Risk

  • Patrick Breysse, Director, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Honorable Catherine Pugh, Mayor, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Octaviana Trujillo, Founding Chair and Professor, Department of Applied Indigenous Studies, Northern Arizona University
  • Jalonne White-Newsome, Senior Program Officer, Environment Program, The Kresge Foundation
  • Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Advisor to the Administrator for Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Moderator)


3:15 – 3:30 – Break


3:30 – 5:00

Symposia B

  1. One Health Approach to Environmentally Driven Emerging Diseases
    Tidewater 2
  2. Nature-Based Health Promotion Across Diverse Populations
    Potomac 5
  3. Water, Infrastructure, and Health: Flint and Beyond
    Potomac 4
  4. Environmental Justice and Disposal of Toxic Wastes
    Potomac 3
  5. Microbiology of the Built Environment: Implications for Health and Design
  6. Megatrends and Human Health: Impacts of Urbanization and Demography
  7. Integrated Neighborhood Approach: Disaster Management Activities in an Increasingly Urbanized World
  8. Climate Change, Health, and Infectious Diseases: Towards an Ecosystem Approach
    Potomac 6
  9. Soil Health, Microbiomes, and Climate-Adaptive Agriculture
    Potomac 2
  10. Indigenous Peoples, Environment and Health
    Potomac 1
  11. Ocean Science and Technology: Comments on the Federal Research Plan
  12. Family Planning, Resilience, and Climate Change: Linkages and Evidence
    Conference Theater
  13. Human Health Effects of Methane and Fracking


5:00 – 5:15 – Break


5:15 – 6:15 – Regency Ballrooms

Understanding and Preventing Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystems, Economy, and Health

  • Virginia Burkett, Associate Director, Climate and Land Use Change, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Rita R. Colwell, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland – College Park and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Founder and Global Science Officer, CosmosID Bioinformatics Inc.
  • Katharine L. Jacobs, Director, Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS), University of Arizona
  • Juli Trtanj, Co-Chair, USGCRP Interagency Cross Cutting Group on Climate;
    One Health & Integrated Climate Research Lead, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Richard Harris, Correspondent, National Public Radio (NPR) (Moderator)


6:15 – 8:00 – Regency Foyer

Reception and Poster Presentations


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

8:00 AM – Regency Foyer

Registration and Exhibition Open, Continental Breakfast

8:50 – 9:30 – Regency Ballrooms

Our Environment, Our Communities: Divided We Failed, United We Stand a Chance

Dr. Maureen Lichtveld, Director, Center for the Gulf Coast Environmental Health Research, Tulane University

9:30 – 10:30 – Regency Ballrooms

Our Synthetic World: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and the Greening of Chemistry

  • David Crews, Ashbel Smith Professor of Integrative Biology, University of  Texas at Austin
  • Andrea Gore, Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin
  • Sarah Vogel, Vice President for Health, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
  • Dr. Lynn Goldman, Dean, Milkin Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University (Moderator)


10:30 – 11:15 – Regency Ballrooms

NCSE Lifetime Achievement Awards for Science, Service, and Leadership

  • Thomas E. Lovejoy, University Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University
    Presented by Dr. Rita Colwell, NCSE Board of Directors
  • Dr. Philip Landrigan, Dean for Global Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Presented by Dr. Karim Ahmed, NCSE Board of Directors


11:15 – 11:30 – Break


11:30 – 1:00 

Symposia C

  1. Minimizing Impacts from Pharmaceuticals in the Environment
  2. Earth Microbiome and Human Health
    Potomac 2
  3. Eutrophication, Harmful Algal Blooms, and Drinking Water Resources
    Washington A
  4. Positive Health Impacts from Green Power
  5. Envisioning Health and Sustainability
    Potomac 3
  6. Improving Human Health in Cities: Urban Forestry and Stewardship
  7. One Health: Science Gaps at the Intersection of Health and Environment
    Potomac 4
  8. The Emerging Bioeconomy: Implications on Health and the Economy
  9. Climate Changes Health: The Public Health Perspective
    Washington B
  10. Human and Animal Heat Stress: New Models, Public Policy, and Research Hot Spots
    Prince William
  11. Long-Term Effects of Developmental Exposures: Implication to Policy
    Potomac 1
  12. Education of Medical Professionals
    Potomac 5
  13. A Solution-Based Integrated Approach to Community Resilience and Mental Health Care
    Tidewater 1
  14. Health Applications of NASA Satellite Remote Sensing
  15. Environmental and Health Consequences of Extinction and Biodiversity Loss
    Conference Theater
  16. Co-Creating Transdisciplinary Research: Designing Integrative Education
  17. Student Network Leadership Meeting
    Potomac 6


1:00 – 2:30 – Regency Ballrooms

Honorable Newt Gingrich, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives (1995-1999)

Luncheon Address (Lunch will be served)

Introduction by Dr. Rita Colwell, NCSE Board of Directors


2:30 – 5:30


  1. How Telling Stories about Our Work Can Help Us Do It Better
    Potomac 4
  2. Uncovering Connections Between Healthy Ecosystems and Healthy Communities
    Washington B
  3. Minimizing Impacts from Pharmaceuticals in the Environment
    Potomac 4
  4. Healthy by Design: Communities, Food, Ecosystem Services, and Connectivity
    Potomac 6
  5. Integrating Health and Sustainability
    Tidewater 2
  6. Retooling Regulation: Integrating Energy and Environmental Planning
    Potomac 1
  7. Building Local Capacity to Respond to the Impacts from a Changing Climate
    Potomac 3
  8. One Health: Science Gaps at the Intersection of Health and Environment
    Regency Ballroom
  9. Water Availability, Quality, and Environmental Change: Implications for Human Health
    Washington A
  10. Co-creating Research on Integrated Environment and Health Problems using Model Based Reasoning
  11. One Health: A Transdisciplinary Discussion
  12. Mosquito Mappers: Citizen Scientist Action, Healthy Communities
  13. Teaching and Learning about Environment and Health
    Potomac 5
  14. Climate Change and Human Health: A Path Forward
    Prince William


5:30 – 5:00 – Regency Ballrooms

Poster Presentations and Judging


6:00 – 6:30 – Regency Ballrooms

John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture

Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., Director, Center for the New Energy Economy,
Colorado State University

Presented by Michelle Wyman, Executive Director, NCSE

Remarks by Georgia Chafee Nassikas


6:30 – Regency Foyer

Book Signing by Governor Bill Ritter


7:00 – Regency Ballrooms

Film: Demain (Tomorrow)

Introduction by Pierre Michel, Science and Technology Attaché, Embassy of France in the United States


Thursday, January 26, 2017

8:00 AM – Regency Foyer

Registration and Exhibition Open, Continental Breakfast

8:50 – 9:30 – Regency Ballrooms

Professor Robert Barouki, Director, Toxicology Pharmacology and Cellular Signaling Unit, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm)

Introduction by James E. Buizer, NCSE Board of Directors

9:40 – 10:00 – Regency Ballrooms

Networking Break

10: 00 – 11:30 

Symposia D

  1. The Role of Academia in the Environmental and Health Nexus
    Potomac 3&4
  2. Environmental, Health, and Safety Impacts of Solar Panels
  3. Cancelled
  4. Using Biophilia in the Built Environment to Address Human and Environmental Health
  5. Climate Change and Child Health in the U.S.
    Potomac 1&2
  6. Growing Healthy, Sustainable Food Through Aquaculture
    Roosevelt & Lincoln
  7. Building Healthy Communities Through Prescribing a Little Nature
    Potomac 5&6
  8. Environmental Change, Food, and Health: Implications for the First 1,000 Days of Life
    Regency Ballroom
  9. Student Career Panel
    Conference Theater


11:30 – 11:45 – Break


11:45  – 12:45 – Regency Ballrooms

Integrating Environment and Health: Where Do We Go From Here?

  • Paul Anastas, Director, Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, Yale University
  • Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
  • Jacqueline McGlade, Director, Science Division and Chief Scientist, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Fuzz Hogan, Managing Editor, Editorial, Events and Communications Department, New America (Moderator)


12:45 – 1:00 – Regency Ballrooms

Closing Remarks


2:00 – 5:00 – Presidents Rooms

Academic-Federal Dialogue (Additional Fee Required)

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