Phipps' symposium tackles 'Chemicals of Concern'
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is again planning a symposium to explore global and local environmental issues and their effects on human, animal and environmental health, according to a news release.
The 2018 One Health One Planet, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 8, will focus on "Health Impacts: Chemicals of Concern in the Environment."
Emphasis will focus on endocrine disruptors, with expert speakers, breakout sessions and networking planned.
Keynote speaker for the opening reception, 5 to 9 p.m. March 7, will be Pete Myers, founder, CEO and chief scientist of Environmental Health Sciences , EHN.org and DailyClimate.org publisher.
Featured speakers include:
• Jennifer Adibi, professor of epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
• Val Beasley, professor veterinary, Penn State
• Vicki Blazer, research fish ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey
• Bruce Blumberg, professor, developmental and cell biology, University of California, Irvine
• Aly Cohen, M.D., founder and medical director, The Smart Human
• Matthew DeNardo, postdoctoral research associate, Carnegie Mellon University
• Tyrone Hayes, professor integrative biology, University of California, Berkeley
• Daniel Martineau, veterinary medicine (retired), Universite de Montreal
• Richard Piacentini, executive director, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
• Shanna Swan, environmental medicine and public health professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
• Alexis Temkin, toxicologist, Environmental Working Group
• Leonardo Trasande, M.D., associate professor, pediatrics, environmental medicine and population health, NYU School of Medicine.
Registration fee is $99.
Details: 412-622-6914 or phipps.conservatory.org/OneHealth
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