Conference Vision and Themes


The health of the people, the planet, and all living beings is complex and interconnected. NCSE 2017: Integrating Environment and Health will bring together diverse groups of individuals and experts – including researchers, educators, students, policy-makers, and entrepreneurs – to explore these relationships on specific issues and develop recommendations on actionable items.

A decade ago, the 7th NCSE Annual Conference addressed environmental and human health connections. Much has transpired since then, both in the scientific community and among regulatory agencies. A good deal of cutting-edge research has been undertaken (the results of which have been recently published) and several policy-related initiatives have been launched, all of which place greater emphasis on emerging issues and innovative solutions.


The overall theme of the 2017 NCSE Annual Conference will include the following topics: