Impact of Environmental Change on Infectious Diseases 17-19 May 2017, Trieste, Italy


Impact of Environmental Change on Infectious Diseases 2017

17-19 May 2017

International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy


Environmental changes — the manifestations of which can include loss of biodiversity and habitat, increasing atmospheric temperature, rising sea level, and climatic instability (e.g., longer and more severe periods of drought or rainfall) — are likely to affect the prevalence of various infectious diseases by making conditions more (or less) propitious for the survival of pathogens and their vectors, and by inducing mass movement of human and animal populations.

This conference will discuss the impact of current and predicted future environmental changes on infectious disease dynamics in people, wildlife, and livestock across the globe, and what actions need to be taken.

A pre-conference workshop on Mathematical Models of Climate Variability, Environmental Change and Infectious Diseases will take place 8-16 May 2017 at ICTP.

The workshop is a continuation and development of a highly successful series of events held, both at ICTP and outside in Brazil (ICTP-SAIFR) and Tanzania, in recent years. No registration fee is required and a limited number of grants are available to support travel and living expenses.

Further information is available here.