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Phipps' symposium tackles 'Chemicals of Concern'

Mary Pickels
| Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, 11:51 a.m.

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 , and 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

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5401 or or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

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