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The 4th International Electronic Conference on Environmental Research and Public Health — Climate Change and Health in a Broad Perspective

Part of the International Electronic Conference on Environmental Health Sciences series
15–30 Oct 2022

Climate Change, Ecology and the Environment, Climate, Global Health, Environment Sciences, Public Health, Environmental Microbiology, Climate Change Science, Climate Change Impacts
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ECERPH-4 is closed. Thank you for your participation.


The accepted proceedings papers will probably be published as one dedicated volume in journal Environmental Sciences Proceedings (ISSN 2673-4931) after the conference.
All participants of ECERPH-4 are also welcome to submit the extended work to the IJERPH (ISSN 1660-4601, IF 4.614) Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 4th International Electronic Conference on Environmental Research and Public Health—Climate Change and Health in a Broad Perspective" with a 15% discount on the article processing charges.

Welcome from the Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

We are proud to invite you to the 4th electronic conference, with the topic of Climate Change and Health in a broad perspective.

This means that we invite papers on a wide variety of health consequences of climate change in all regions of the world. The health effects could be very different if we increase the temperature from 5 to 10 °C compared to an increase from 35 to 40 °C. If we look at the mortality causes associated with climate change, the burden is obviously higher in tropical areas. However, if we add morbidity and complications for, e.g., reproductive health and pregnancy care, the situation might be very different. The spread of infectious diseases related to vector migration is also a very important topic, as is the situation of environmental exposure to contaminants and occupational health. We leave these topics to you with an open mind. Please participate and contribute to a high-quality conference with good science, and good and important messages to stakeholders and policy-makers around the world. We wish you a warm welcome to our electronic conference.

Relevant topics could include:

Reproductive Health and Climate Change

Vector Migration from a Climate Perspective

COVID-19 from a Climate Perspective

The Forgotten Tropical Diseases from a Climate Perspective

Cardiovascular Diseases and Climate Change

Occupational Health and Temperature Change

We are also open to alternative topics of high scientific quality.

Kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Jon Øyvind Odland
Chair of the 4th International Electronic Conference on Environmental Research and Public Health

ECERPH-4 Live Sessions Information

During the e-conference, four live sessions have been scheduled. We have invited some speakers to share their latest research. Also, a number of excellent submissions have been selected, and these works will be presented during the live sessions by the authors. During each live session, the participants will have the chance to ask questions in the “open for discussion” section.

The live sessions are free for everyone. If you are interested in attending, please register in advance for your chosen session by clicking the "Webinar Registration" buttons which are showing in below live sessions program.

Live Session Program

Live Session 1

25 Oct 2022
Time: 9:00 am CEST
Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Jon Øyvind Odland

Speaker

Presentation Topic

Time (CEST)

Prof. Dr. Jon Øyvind Odland

Introduction

9:00 am-9:05 am

Dr. Khaled Abass

Arctic Human health in the changing climate

9:05 am–9:35 am

Ms. Shanshan Xu

Emerging contaminants in the Arctic

9:35 am-10:05 am

Q&A

10:05 am-10:25 am


Live Session 2

28 Oct 2022
Time: 2:00 pm CEST
Session Chair: Dr. Arja Rautio

Speaker

Presentation Topic

Time (CEST)

Dr. Arja Rautio

Introduction

2:00 pm-2:05 pm

Dr. Arja Rautio

One Health in the Arctic

2:05 pm-2:35 pm

Prof. Dr. Jon Øyvind Odland

Environment and reproductive health in the Arctic

2:35 pm-3:05 pm

Q&A

3:05 pm-3:25 pm



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Event Chairs

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

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Jon Øyvind Odland, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Global Health at NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and a specialist in GYN/OB, environmental medicine, and epidemiology. He has worked on mother/child programs in more than 20 countries, focusing mostly on the Arctic, southern Asia, and Africa. His studies have mostly focused on the impact of the environment and infectious disease on fetal development and pregnancy outcome. He has a scientific production of ca. 200 peer-reviewed papers and is now involved in a new study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers, the healthcare system, and the general population in southern Africa.

University of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

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For over 30 years, Dr. Pál Weihe has led the Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Health in the Faroe Islands and, for part of this period, as Medical Director of the Faroese Hospital System. He also is an Adjunct Professor at the University of the Faroe Islands, a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a Visiting Scientist at the Institute of Public Health at the University of Southern Denmark. Between 2005 and 2016, Dr. Weihe served as Chair of the Faroese Board of Public Health. Dr. Weihe is deeply committed to serving his community through the provision of medical care and devotion to his work on minimizing community exposures to marine contaminants. Specifically, he has conducted the examinations of over 3000 Faroe Islanders of five prospective studies of birth cohorts exposed to marine contaminants associated with neurotoxicity, growth, and development, immunotoxicity, and endocrine disruption. He is also involved in other research areas such as reproductive toxicological studies of time to pregnancy and semen quality as well as age-related functional deficits and degenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease and cardiovascular diseases, concerning lifetime exposure to methylmercury and persistent lipophilic contaminants. Dr. Weihe has published more than 200 scientific papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and books.

the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway

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Professor in pediatrics at UiT, the Arctic University of Norway; senior consultant, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital of North Norway (UNN), Tromsø, Norway.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

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Elisabeth Darj, MD, PhD, the first professor in Global Health at NTNU, Swedish obstetrician and gynecologist, has been working in clinical, education and research settings for more than 40 decades. Her research focuses on reproductive health, mainly in low-income countries, supervising PhD, Master’s, medical, and midwifery students. Darj started a new two-year international Master’s Program in Global Health at NTNU in 2015 and was the first Director of the National Research School in Global Health for PhD students, collaborating with all major universities in Norway. Previously, Darj was the head of the clinical Dept of Obs&Gyne in Uppsala and is now visiting Professor at Uppsala University, head of the scientific committee for research and development at Dept of Obs&Gyne, St Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, authorized Medical Doctor in Norway and Sweden, member of Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters and now Prof Emerita at NTNU.

The Italian Scientific Society of Hygiene, Italy

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Giovanni Gabutti is professor of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine at the University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy, MD, specialist in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, and in Microbiology and Medical Virology. He has worked and still works on epidemiology and public health. His area of expertise includes epidemiology and the prevention of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases. He has been involved in several RTCs on new vaccines as well as research projects promoted by the Ministry of University. He is chief of the Post-graduate School of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy and has a scientific production of approximately 170 peer-reviewed papers. Keywords: vaccine-preventable infectious diseases; epidemiology; vaccines; immunization; prevention; public health

North-Western State Medical University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

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Valerii Chashchin has served as the Principal investigator (PI) and Co-PI for more than 30 international and all-national research projects in Public Health, Human Toxicology, Occupational, and Environmental Health, Epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable diseases, primarily in Arctic communities and other areas of ecological crisis. He has also served as the supervisor for 38 PhD students and as the designated expert of the Russian Federation in the Working Groups of the Arctic Council (AMAP and SDWG). Currently, he is the lead expert in the AC project "Biosecurity in the Arctic" (2021-2023).

Event Committee

National Cancer Institute, USA

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David Berrigan, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been a Program Officer in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences since 2003. He has a PhD from the University of Utah and an MPH from UC Berkeley. His research and practice focus on how the built and natural environments influence physical activity and obesity and on better measurement of behavior and context. He is Editor of the Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Section of IJERPH. Dr. Berrigan is strongly committed to research aimed at health for all via environments and institutions that support healthy choices, preventive services, and health care regardless of demographic or economic circumstances.

University of Messina, Italy

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Viale Ferdinando Stagno d’Alcontres, 31 – 98166 - Messina, Italy Francesco Caridi was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy, on December, the 3rd, 1980. On 2003 he became Master of Science cum laude in Physics at the Messina University, Italy. On 2007 he became Ph.D. in Physics at the Messina University, with excellent final assessment. From July 2007 to December 2008 he was research assistant at the Department of Physics of the Messina University. From December 2008 to June 2014 he was Expert Physicist at the Science Faculty and at the Department of Physics of the Messina University. From July 2014 to December 2020 he was PhD researcher at the Agency for Environmental Protection of Calabria, Italy. From December 2020 to today he is Assistant Professor at the University of Messina, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Physics and Earth Sciences (MIFT). For the academic years 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 he was adjunct professor of Applied Physics at the University of Messina. For the academic year 2020/2021 he was adjunct professor of Applied Physics at the UniCamillus University of Rome. His research interest includes: lasers; laser-matter interaction; plasma production, diagnostics and applications; environmental radioactivity; gamma-spectrometry; liquid scintillation; emanometry; applied physics to cultural heritage, environment, biology and medicine.

University of Naples "Federico II", Italy

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Prof. Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo received a D.D.S. degree in Dentistry and he completed his Ph.D. in Dental Materials Biotechnology at University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy. He had been Visiting Assistant Professor and Adjunct Scientist at the Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology at University of Regensburg (Germany). He was associate researcher at Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Biomaterials (CRIB)—University of Naples “Federico II”, and he completed the three-year postgraduate program in Oral Surgery at the same University. He has served as Professor of Operative Dentistry at Sechenov University, Russia. Now he is Professor at School of Dentistry—University of Naples “Federico II” and his research interest is focused on cell–tissue–materials interactions at molecular and clinical levels, as it applies to oral medicine and stomatology.

University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy

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EDUCATION/TRAINING University of Naples, Naples, Italy Degree 1996 Biological Sciences University of Naples, Naples, Italy Ph.D. 2001 Molecular Systematic University of Urbino, Urbino Italy Master 2001 Biotechnology Sciences FELLOWSHIP Fellowship “Lions Club Naples” program 2002 Fellowship “ Regione Campania” program 2003 Fellowship “PRIN” program 2004 Fellowship “Centre of Competence for the Technology Industrial Transfer of the GEAR” program 2004 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 1996 Biological Science degree, Summa cum Laude, University “Federico II” of Naples, Naples, Italy. 1997 Training post-lauream at the Department of Evolution and Comparative Biology, University “Federico II” of Naples, Naples, Italy. Summer 1997 and 1998 Visiting Scientist at the “Department of Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology” “Thomas Jefferson University”, Philadelphia, PA (USA). 1999 Specialization course in Immunocytochemistry, University “Federico II” of Naples, Naples, Italy. 2001 Master in Biotechnology, University of Urbino, Urbino, Italy 2005 Researcher at the University “Federico II” of Naples, Naples, Italy 2015 Associate Professor at the University “Federico II” of Naples, Naples, Italy HONORS In 2004 “Young Histochemist Award” awarded from the International Federation of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry. MEMBER OF: • Italian society of Histochemistry • Italian Embryologic Group (GEI) EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER: From 2013 to 2016: Frontiers in Environmental Science From 2020 at today: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, per la sezione Emerging Contaminants. From 2022 at today: Guest Associate Editor in Reproduction Review Editor in Cellular Endocrinology Review Editor in Experimental Endocrinology Review Editor in Evolutionary Developmental Biology SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY 90 Publications (impact factor 185,42, h index 27), 12 book chapters and 136 Communications both at National and International Congresses.

Case Western Research University School of Medicine, USA

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Dr. J. T. Efird completed his Doctorate in Epidemiology (Biostatistics Concentration) at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has over 30 years of experience in the fields of cancer research, biostatistics, and informatics, having worked at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School), UCSF School of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, and most recently the University of Newcastle, Australia. His current position as Chief Statistician at the VA Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center (Boston, MA) involves working on several large clinical studies. Addtitionally, he holds an Adjunct (Full) Professor appointment at Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine. His areas of intest include epidemiological risk assessment and statistical modelling of etiologic factors associated with seasonality and climate. He has over 250 publications, which have been cited ~11,000 times (i10-index=145, h-index=59).

Institute for the BioEconomy - Italian National Research Council, Italy

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Teodoro Georgiadis has a degree in Physics, Astronomy, a master's degree in Territorial Planning, and a degree in Civil Engineering. Senior Associate Researcher at the CNR Institute for the BioEconomy in Bologna. He deals with superficial energy balances in the urban environment, mitigating the effects of the interactions between atmosphere and buildings and the impacts on population wellness. In addition, he collaborates with the Public Administrations on the themes of the SECAP regarding sustainable planning for the Climate chapter and urban regeneration processes. Member of the IUGG Capacity Building and Education Committee. Expert invited WMO-CAgM. National Delegate at the WMO Congresses 2019-2021 Publications: https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=nYzDOyQAAAAJ&hl=it

University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

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Professor of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. Head of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Thuringia Clinic Saalfeld, Teaching Hospital of the University of Jena since 2010. Fellow of the American Association of Gastroenterology (AGAF). Other professional memberships include German Association of Gastroenterology (DGVS), Bavarian Association of Gastroenterology (BGFG), German Association of Internal Medicine (DGIM). Research focus: role of gut microbiota in the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal diseases, role of probiotics in gastrointestinal tract, effect of stress on gastrointestinal tract, role of melatonin in pathophysiology of gastrointestinal tract and liver (“gut clock”), molecular and physiological mechanisms of gastrointestinal protection, impact of H.pylori infection on pathogenesis of peptic ulcer and gastric cancer, molecular mechanisms of Barrett metaplasia. Clinical focus: therapy with fecal microbiota transfer (FMT) of gastrointestinal diseases (C.difficile infection, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease), diagnostic and interventional endoscopy, treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome in a special outpatient clinic, role of malnutrition, treatment of food allergy and food intolerances, anti-aging medicine. More than 300 original peer-reviewed publications, more than 15 book chapters. Member of the Editorial Board of the World Journal of Gastroenterology, reviewer of the leading gastroenterological journals.

The University of Tokyo, Japan

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SHIN’ICHI WARISAWA is a professor at Graduate School of Frontier Sciences at the Univ. of Tokyo. From 1994 to 2000, he served as an Assistant Prof. of Tokyo Institute of Technology. Since 2000 he has been working at the University of Tokyo. He was a visiting researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2010 to 2011, and a visiting professor at Université Jean Monnet in 2016. His current research focuses on wearable/ambient human health monitoring. Research cores are nano/micro sensing devices fabrication and sensing information technology application for human well-being.

University of Lisbon ,Portugal

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Francisco José Nunes Antunes received MD and PhD certificates from Universidade de Lisboa. He completed his training in Infectious Diseases at the Hospital de Santa Maria, and in Tropical Medicine at the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, in Lisbon. He was Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Hospital de Santa Maria, and Full Professor of Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine of Lisbon, and Full Professor of Parasitology at the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical. Currently he is member of the Instituto de Saúde Ambiental at the School of Medicine at the Universidade de Lisboa, and collaborate with the School of Medicine of the University Eduardo Mondlane (Maputo – Moçambique) ant the Hospital Dr. Ayres de Menezes (Ministry of Health – S. Tomé e Principe) in the fields of HIV and Hepatitis (research and training). He was President of the European Conference of HIV (EACS 1999), European Congress on Tropical Medicine and Tropical Health (2002), and International Congress of Infectious Diseases 2006), and member of several International and European Conferences on HIV, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine. His scientific and research interests include Infectious Diseases, AIDS and Tropical Medicine. He is author and co-author of more than 200 articles on peer reviewed biomedical journals.

Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China

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Jianling Fan, PhD, is a Professor of School of Environmental Science and Engineering at Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China. He has worked and still works on Agriculture and Environmental Science. His area of expertise includes soil carbon and nitrogen cycle and their environmental impact and has a scientific publication of approximately 70 peer-reviewed papers.

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

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Nicola Magnavita, MD., Italian, is an Associate Professor of Occupational Medicine at the Department of Science of Woman/Child &Public Health of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) of Rome (Italy). He is Director of the postgraduate School of Occupational Health, UCSC, Rome, and past Coordinator of the degree course in Techniques for the Protection of the Environment and Workplace, UCSC, Colleferro's headquarters. He is a physician working in the Occupational Health Section of the Agostino Gemelli University Policlinic in Rome and is Coordinator of the Medical Surveillance Service at the Local sanitary Unit ROMA4, Civitavecchia. His activities are teaching, research, and medical assistance. Degree in Medicine and Surgery (1977), specialization in Occupational Medicine (1980), National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor of Occupational Medicine (2017). Prof. Magnavita has over forty years of project management experience. His main areas of expertise are personalised occupational health, psychosocial factors, methods of prevention, management of hazardous workers, occupational epidemiology. He has directed 32 research projects to date; among which: 1980-1983 CNR "Risks, pathology and prevention in the petrochemical industry"; 1992-1994 MURST 40% "Cardiovascular effects of toxic metals"; 2014-2017 European Community, Chafea “Health promotion and prevention of risk - action for seniors. Pro-Health 65+”; 2021-22 Senior expert in the Study entitled "Occupational health and safety: adjusting provisions in the light of COVID-19” for the European Parliament (IP/A/EMPL/FWC/2018-001/Lot3/Cl/SC2). He published >800 papers. Scopus h-index: 34, Web of Sciences h-index: 33, Google Scholar h-index: 46. He has filed 5 copyrights. The professor is Editor-in-Chief of the Nursing section of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) and is Academic Editor of Applied Sciences; BMC Public Health; European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education (EJIHPE); PSYCH; Journal of Health and Social Sciences.

University of the West of Scotland, UK

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Professor Hursthouse is an environmental geochemist with > 35 years' experience researching contaminant transport in soils, sediments, aquatic and atmospheric systems. Addressing questions on bioaccumulation and implications for public health. Assessing industrial processes, emissions, waste and resource management. Strong supporter of collaborative, interdisciplinary research. Previously 100-talent, high-end expert fellowship at the Regional Key Laboratory for Shale Gas Exploitation, Hunan University of Science & Technology, Xiangtan, China (http://hnoilgas.hnust.edu.cn/ ). He is a Trustee of Environmental Protection Scotland (http://www.ep-scotland.org.uk/ ) and Past President of the Society for Environmental Geochemistry & Health (www.segh.net) Web link: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/andrew-hursthouse

Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

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Prof. Dr. Albino A. Dias whose main activities are teaching and research, completed his PhD in Biological Engineering at University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, being Assistant Professor at School of Life and Environmental Sciences. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of Biocatalysis and Enzymology and is a full member of CITAB - Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences. He is currently Director of the Master's in Clinical Laboratory Biology. In postgraduate supervision, he participates in the supervision / co-supervision of PhD and Master's students. Among several publications, he is the author of a patent, book chapters and research articles in international scientific journals (Scopus h-index: 21, WOS h-index: 20). Over the last few years, he has also integrated teams responsible for the preparation and execution of various research and development projects.

Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

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1. Personal information, including the researcher ID (e.g. OrcID, ResearcherID, Google Scholar ID) Prof. Dr. Sonia Lippke, Professor of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine; Department of Psychology & Methods/ Focus Area Diversity; Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH; Campus Ring 1 | 28759 Bremen | Germany; Phone: +49 421 200-4730 | [email protected]; http://www.jacobs-university.de/jcll/slippke OrcID: 0000-0002-8272-0399; ResearcherID: B-7564-2014; Scopus Author ID: 6507047784 2. Education 2010 Habilitation in Psychology; Freie Universität Berlin, Germany 2004 Dr. phil. in Psychology; Freie Universität Berlin, Germany 2000 Diplom in Psychology (MSc equivalent); Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

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Javier Abián-Vicén is graduate and Doctor in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences and graduate in Physical Therapy from University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. He is currently a Professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Faculty of Sport Sciences. Since 2014 he leads the Performance and Sport Rehabilitation Laboratory at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. His line of research focus on muscle and tendon adaptations and sports performance assessment in racket sports (mainly badminton). He has published more than a hundred publications, of which 94 are in the Science Citation Index (Web of Science) with JCR impact. He has been the principal investigator (IP) in six research projects.

University of Tuscia, Italy

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Chiara Baldacchini is an Associate Professor of Applied Physics at University of Tuscia (Viterbo, Italy) and Associate Researcher at the Italian National Research Council (CNR). She has a long-standing expertise in the characterization of single-molecule electrical and optical properties of organic and biological materials on surfaces, by means of advanced electronic and optical spectroscopies and microscopies. In the last years, these competences in the characterization of hybrid junctions and low dimensional systems have been devoted to the design and characterization of high-sensitive biosensors for the detection of biomarkers of clinical interest. At the same time, she opened towards new research perspectives, by translating her competences into the study of wider biological systems, such as food matrices (whose traceability and nutritional values can be investigated by advanced spectroscopic techniques) and leaf surfaces. In particular, she developed new methodologies for the quali-quantitative characterization of the airborne particulate matter removed by plants from the atmosphere, also in connection with the specificity of the particle-surface interaction and of the pollution source. Recently, this activity in forestry research, lead her to the study of the impact assessment, at wide range, of Nature-Based Solution, both in urban and in extra-urban sites.

EcoHeath Alliance, USA

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Dr. Cadhla Firth is an evolutionary and molecular biologist who has been working on emerging infectious diseases since 2006. She is currently a Senior Research Scientist and Program Coordinator at EcoHeath Alliance, a non-profit research organization based out of New York City, and holds an adjunct position at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine at James Cook University in Cairns. Dr Firth’s research focusses on the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of emerging zoonoses at the human-animal interface, with a focus on rapidly changing environments. She takes a multi-disciplinary approach to this work that includes evolutionary biology, molecular ecology, virology, pathogen genetics and genomics, field biology, and public health.

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

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Interests: Energy, resource and environmental direct biotechnology; bioremediation of soil, sediments, and groundwater; biomass to bioenergy and value-added biochemicals; green synthesis of environmental functional materials

Massey University, New Zealand

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Professor Barry Borman is a Professor of Epidemiology at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand and the Director of Environmental Health Intelligence NZ (EHINZ), a research group which operates several surveillance systems on the effect of the environment on the health of NZers. Professor Borman is also the Director of the New Zealand Congenital Anomalies Register (NZCAR), monitoring the occurrence of congenital anomalies in NZ, and conducting studies into their causes. Since the late 1990s, he has been extensively involved in advising governments, crown agencies and the health sector on issues around folic acid fortification to reduce the risk of babies being born with neural tube defects (eg, spina bifida, anencephaly). He has been a member of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Primary Industries technical advisory groups.

Appalachian State University, USA

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Dr. Scott Collier earned his PhD at Syracuse University and investigates vascular remodeling and blood flow control associated with aerobic and resistance exercise training, along with acute and chronic alterations in the autonomic nervous system due to environmental (e.g. orthostatic challenges) challenges and pathological (e.g. hypertension) conditions. Currently Dr. Collier is investigating how sleep disturbances in firefighters and police officers make deleterious changes within the cardiovascular and autonomic nervous systems following nocturnal shift scheduling. Sleep disturbances have been found to increase hypertension and cancer within these populations. Dr. Collier is a Full Professor at Appalachian State University and is the Faculty Director of their Nationally Competitive Scholarships and has an adjunct professor in Italy (Adjunct Faculty/Inter-Professional PhD Program in Università degli Studi di Roma “Foro Italico”, Rome, Italy and Ordinario di Metodi e Didattiche delle Attività Sportive Coordinatore del Dottorato in Scienze Applicate a Benessere e Sostenibilità Delegato del Rettore per la Didattica e lo Sport Dipartimento di Scienze Teoriche e Applicate (DiSTA) for over 10 years.

University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

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Sara Villa is a leading researcher in the field of Ecotoxicology and she ia a professor at Milano Bicocca University of ecotoxicology and stress ecology. She has been published extensively as author and co-author of over 60 papers in highly regarded, peer-reviewed journals. She speaks at international conferences and is a member of the CVMP / ERAWP (Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use / environmental risk assessment working party) of EMA (European Medicine).

Chinese Academy Of Agricultural Sciences, China

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Peng Yang, Ph.D., Senior Engineer, Master tutor, Agro-Environmental Protection Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Chinese Academy Of Agricultural Sciences, Tianjin 300191, China. Mainly engaged in environmental engineering technology research and development, process design, equipment development, technology model demonstration and promotion, focusing on solving the pollution of livestock and poultry industry, human excrement and urine pollution and agricultural non-point source pollution and other aspects of harmless treatment and recycling problems, combined with the accumulation of scientific research over the years, to carry out scientific research in this field. Currently, he is the backbone expert of breeding pollution prevention and control innovation Team of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, post expert of Tianjin pig industry Technology System innovation team, deputy director of Tianjin Breeding Farm Environmental Pollution Control Technology Engineering Center, the ninth standing director of Tianjin Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Society, and expert of Tianjin Science and Technology Expert Database. He also serves as the editorial board member and guest editor of International Journal of Environment Research and Public Health (IF: 4.614) under MDPI.

Metopolitan General Hospital, Greece

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Evangelos C. Alexopoulos is a specialist in occupational and environmental medicine, public health, and epidemiology. The last 23 years, Dr. Alexopoulos has led the Departments of Occupational Medicine in large private corporations of manufacturing, utilities and services Sectors (Shipyards, Steel and Food industries, Energy, Hospitals etc.). He also serves as Adjunct Professor in Post-graduate programs at the University of Athens and the Hellenic Open University. He has conducted research in mortality, morbidity, and exposures across various occupational groups, in psychosocial risks, musculoskeletal disorders, and stress, stress management and health promotion, population health and wellbeing, and health services. He was ranked in the top 1% of the most-cited scientists in the field of environmental and occupational health by the Stanford University for the 2020 and total career (https://doi.org/10.17632/btchxktzyw.3).

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

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Medical graduate, gastroenterologist and Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Former professor of Biostatistics at the Lisbon University, Portugal, and at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA, and presently at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil. Was founder and C.E.O. of a full-service Contract Research Organization in Lisbon, Portugal, and member of the executive board of the Portuguese National Research Ethics Committee. Author of Biostatistics Decoded, a book covering introductory to advanced statistical and research design methods published by Wiley. and over 120 scientific papers on clinical trials, large scale epidemiologic surveys, observational studies, meta-analyses and biomedical informatics.

University of Aveiro, Portugal

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My name is Sandra Rebelo and I am Portuguese. I am Assistant Professor at Medical Sciences Department of University of Aveiro, Portugal. I did my bachelor degree in Biology, my Master in Molecular Microbiology and my PhD in Biochemistry (Neurosciences). At the moment I am Principal Investigator of the Institute of Biomedicine (iBiMED), of University of Aveiro, Portugal. I coordinate a research group of 6-7 people, entitled ‘Molecular basis of Neuropatologies’.

Keynote Speakers

University of Oulu, Finland

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A Senior Toxicologist at Arctic Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Finland. In 2010, he received his PhD from Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Finland, specializing in environmental toxicology and human health risk assessment. In 2011, he has accorded the title of a Certified European Registered Toxicologist ‘ERT’ by the Federation of European Toxicologists & European Societies of Toxicology EUROTOX. In 2014, he has granted Adjunct Professor in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Helsinki, Finland.

University of Oulu, Finland

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Dr Rautio has been working in the topic of Arctic health and well-being since 2006. Her main research interests are on One health and climate change, Indigenous health and wellbeing, and research ethics. She is PI in several research projects funded by EU or national fundings and acting as a national key expert in the Human Health groups of the AMAP and member of SDWG of the Arctic Council. She is a board member of IUCH and Chair of NSCH, and a board member of the Arctic Society of Finland (2021-).

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

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Shanshan Xu is a PhD candidate at the University of Bergen, Norway. Her research career has focused on the respiratory and environmental epidemiology. She has participated in several research projects about maternal environmental contaminants exposure and birth outcomes, endocrine disrupting chemicals, air pollution exposure and lung health. She is interested in statistics, education, and environmental policy.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

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Jon Øyvind Odland, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Global Health at NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and a specialist in GYN/OB, environmental medicine, and epidemiology. He has worked on mother/child programs in more than 20 countries, these days focusing mostly on the Arctic, southern Asia, and Africa. His studies have mostly focused on the impact of the environment and infectious disease on fetal development and pregnancy outcome. He has a scientific production of ca. 200 peer-reviewed papers and is now involved in a new study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers, the healthcare system, and the general population in southern Africa.

Instructions for Authors

Submission

Submissions should be made by authors online by registering with www.sciforum.net, and using the "New Submission" function once logged into the system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200-300 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceeding issue) online on this website until 10 July 2022.
  2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 4th International Electronic Conference on Environmental Research and Public Health. All authors will be notified by 31 July 2022 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit the manuscript, optionally along with a poster and/or PowerPoint and/or video presentation of their paper (only PDF), until the submission deadline of 28 August 2022.
  4. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available on https://sciforum.net/event/ECERPH-4 for discussion during the time of the conference 15–30 October 2022 and will be published in Journal Environmental Sciences Proceedings.
  1. The accepted papers will be published free of charge in the journal Environmental Sciences Proceedings of the conference itself. The open access journal IJERPH will publish a Special Issue of the conference to include extended and expanded version of conference proceedings papers, with a 15% discount on the article processing charges (the submission to the journal is independent from the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer-review, APC, etc.).

Proceedings Paper

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:


First page:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract (200–250 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (including figures, tables, and references) and should not exceed 6 pages.

Presentation Slides

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the manuscript. slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using Sciforum.net's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.

Submission of Manuscripts

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://sciforum.net/login by registering and logging in to this website.

Accepted File Formats

  • MS Word: Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Environmental Research and Public Health Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.
  • LaTeX: Manuscripts prepared in LaTeX must be collated into one ZIP folder (include all source files and images, so that the Conference Secretariat can recompile the submitted PDF). When preparing manuscripts in LaTeX, please use the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Environmental Research and Public Health LaTeX template files.

The 4th International Electronic Conference on Environmental Research and Public Health Microsoft Word template file and LaTex template file

ECERPH-4_Word_Template.docx
ECERPH-4_Latex_template.zip

Manuscript Preparation

  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
  • Paper Length: The conference proceedings paper should not be longer than 6 pages. The conference manuscript should be as concise as possible.
  • Formatting and Style: The paper style of the Journal Proceedings should be followed. You may download the template file to prepare your paper (see above). The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes, and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflicts of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright

MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (12)

Id Title Authors Presentation
sciforum-062208 Air pollution Derivatives Linked to Changes in Urban Mobility Patterns during COVID-19: the Cartagena Case Study



Submitted: 20 May 2022

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sciforum-063985 Pregnant women’s susceptibility to future generations’ health and willingness to share fake news about climate change: A moderated mediation model

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Submitted: 09 Jul 2022

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sciforum-063976 Ambient Temperature Effect on Pregnancy Outcomes:
Single Center Experience from Belgrade
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sciforum-062819 Indoor Air Quality (PM2.5 and PM10) and Toxicity Potential at a Commercial Environment in Akure, Nigeria , , , , , , Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-064004 TEMPERATURE CHANGES AND ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE MORTALITY: GLOBAL TRENDS, 1990-2019

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Submitted: 09 Jul 2022

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Event Awards

Winner Announcement

On behalf of the chairs of ECERPH-4, we are pleased to announce the winners of the Best Paper Award and Best Presentation Award:

The Best Paper Award have been awarded to

- sciforum-063985, "Pregnant Women’s Susceptibility to Future Generations’ Health and Willingness to Share Fake News About Climate Change: A Moderated Mediation Model"
Kaisheng Lai, Yingxin Yang, Haixia Wang *

- sciforum-063922, "Occupational and Environmental Chemical Risk Assessment in a Changing Climate: A Critical Analysis of the Current Discourse and Future Perspectives"
Wells Utembe* , Natasha Sanabria

- sciforum-057711, "Association of Heat Exposure and Emergency Ambulance Calls: A Multi-City Study"
Li Yonghong* , Yibin Cheng, Xiaoyuan Yao

The Award consists of 500 CHF each.

The Best Presentation Award has been awarded to

- "Fibropapillomatosis on Sea Turtles, a Sentinel of Ecosystem Health?"
Andreia Garcês*, Isabel Pires

- "Ambient Temperature Effect on Pregnancy Outcomes:Single Center Experience From Belgrade"
Maja Miloradović*, Sanja Milenković, Jelena Dotlić*

This Award consists of 500 CHF each.

In recognition of the support of the conference’s esteemed authors and their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to announce that the conference will provide one Best Paper Award and one Best Presentation Award.

Best Paper Award

The Best Paper Award will be given to three submitted papers, as elected by the conference committee. Each awardee will receive 500 Swiss Francs. We look forward to your submission.

Criteria for Evaluation of Best Paper Award:

Criteria
1. Submit 3–6 pages of an extended abstract/full paper to ECERPH-4;
2. Originality of the paper;
3. Scientific merit and broad impact;
4. Relevance to the conference scope;
5. Interest to readers;
6. English language and style.

Evaluation

  • Each evaluation committee member will assess each applicant based on the criteria outlined above;
  • The total score for each presentation will be ranked from highest to lowest;
  • If two or more authors receive the same score, further evaluation will be carried out;
  • All decisions made by the evaluation committee are final.

Best Presentation Award

The Best Presentation Award will be given for two presentations, as chosen by the conference committee. Each awardee will receive 500 Swiss Francs. We look forward to your submission.

Criteria for Evaluation of Best Presentation Award:

Criteria
1. Submit presentation files (slide/video/poster) to ECERPH-4;
2. Originality of the presentation;
3. Scientific merit and broad impact;
4. Relevance to the conference scope;
5. Interest to readers;
6. English language and style.

Evaluation

  • Each evaluation committee member will assess each applicant based on the criteria outlined above;
  • The total score for each presentation will be ranked from highest to lowest;
  • If two or more authors receive the same score, further evaluation will be carried out;
  • All decisions made by the evaluation committee are final.

The criteria for judgment of the presentation shall be the ability of the author to summarize the content of the work and motivate interest in the presentation files (slide/video/poster).

The Awards
Best Paper Award
CHF 500 for each awardee / 3 awardees
Best Presentation Award
CHF 500 for each awardee / 2 awardees

Sponsors and Partners

Organizers


Media Partners

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Sylvia Li
Ms. Louisa Zhou
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing, China
E-Mail:

For information regarding sponsoring opportunities, please contact the conference secretariat.

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