News and Announcements
EcoHealth 2016 Art Competition
[30 November 2015] EcoHealth proudly announces our 4th Biennial Art Competition! To coincide with the EcoHealth 2016 Conference, this year's competition is open to submission until 1 February 2016. Submission guidelines are now available! To share the news, download a PDF announcement for the competition, featuring the 2014 inaugural grand prize winner and runner-up.
Webinar: Ecohealth and One Health
[30 November 2015] The International Association for Ecology and Health is pleased to announce its first webinar on Ecohealth and One Health which will be held Monday, December 14th. Interest and participation in Ecohealth and One Health approaches have grown considerably over the past decade. The two approaches have many similarities and strive for similar outcomes. Drawing on expertise from the IAEH Board of Directors, this webinar will discuss the origin and application of these two concepts, using case examples. Reasons for this renewed interest in inter- and transdisciplinary approaches and the opportunities this provides for professionals interested in social-ecological interactions and their links to human and animal health will be discussed.
This webinar is presented by members of the IAEH Board of Directors. To register for the webinar, please click here.
New Course, Climate Change Policy and Public Health
[5 November 2015] The University of Wisconsin - Madison will hold a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Climate Change Policy and Public Health from 9 November 2015 - 7 December 2015. Taught by past IAEH president Professor Jonathan Patz, the MOOC explores the impact of human activities on climate change and consequently public health, as well as the many real benefits to climate change mitigation. Participants will discover the multiple benefits – or co-benefits – provided by public policies and initiatives to reduce emissions. For more information or to sign up for the course, visit the website here.
EcoHealth Writeshop: Universiti Sabah Malaysia
[1 October 2015] UMS in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia will be hosting a seminar on Wednesday, October 7th. Dr. Peter Daszak, Editor-in-Chief of EcoHealth, will be giving a presentation on "Communicating Science: pubishing your research and maximizing impact." For more information, please contact email@example.com.
HEAL Webinar Series
[29 September 2015] The Health and Environment Alliance will be hosting a series of webinars available through their website. For more information, visit their website here.
Interventions Course, MVetSci Conservation Medicine
[21 September 2015] As a part of continuing initiatives to increase the capacity of wildlife health professionals in developing bio-diverse countries, ZSL will be running a field course jointly with The Wildlife Institute of India and The University of Edinburgh from 2016. The course will be an integral component of the MVetSci in Conservation Medicine from the University of Edinburgh, which is a distance learning programme for wildlife veterinarians and will be held in India and/or Nepal. Preference will be given to applicants from South Asia. The field course will be titled 'Interventions in Wild Animal Health' and will provide training in resolving human-wildlife conflict, population monitoring of wild animals, chemical restraint techniq ues, and wildlife disease detection and surveillance. Download the announcement here or visit the website for more details. More specific details of the course can be found here.
EcoHealth in the News
[10 August 2015] The Zoological Society of London's Institute of Zoology has published a press release about a recent paper that was published in EcoHealth. The human sore throat pathogen was found to be the cause of death in a hedgehog and the discovery is the first known report of the pathogen in a hedgehog, and in any free-living wild animal. Click here to read the press release.
Deadline Extended: Call for Applications: Co-Host EcoHealth 2018
[9 July 2015] The deadline for expressions of interest to co-host the 2018 biennial conference has been extended to 31 July 2015. Expressions of interest should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, click here.
2014 Impact Factors Out
[18 June 2015] The 2014 impact factors are out and EcoHealth's impact factor has increased to 2.451- up from 2.267. To view the email announcement, please click here.
Loss of biodiversity impacts human health, says CBD and WHO
[4 June 2015] The CBD-WHO State of Knowledge Review on “Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health” has just launched. Click here to read the press release or view the report here.
Jakob Zinsstag at 2014 McKinley Oration
[21 May 2015] The IAEH president presents the McKinley Oration 2014 at Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand. Click here to listen (MP3)
or here to view (MP4).
EcoHealth 12.1 Online Now and in the Mail
[18 May 2015] Issue 12, Volume 1 of EcoHealth is out now. This issue is a special feature on Household Air Pollution. Click here to read.
Call for Applications: Co-Host EcoHealth 2018
[27 April 2015] The International Association of Ecology and Health is seeking partners to co-host the biennial conference. Expressions of interest should be sent to email@example.com by 1 June 2015. For more details, click here.
EcoHealth 2014 - winner of a Vivats 2015 prize!
[30 March 2015] The EcoHealth 2014 conference won the prize in the category “Socio-economic commitment / Corporate events, conferences, conventions, exhibitions" during the Vivats Contest, which recognizes best practices in sustainable events. The EcoHealth 2014 conference was also a finalist in the categories "Food" and "Grand Vivat Events / for an event with a budget of less than $ 500,000." To read the email announcement, click here.
EcoHealth 11.4 Online and In the Mail
[26 March 2015] Ecohealth 11.4 is out now! Read original contributions about community-based research and the economics of infectious diseases, water quality in Argentina, bushmeat consumption in sub-Saharan Africa and more. To read the email announcement, click here.
ZSL Symposium - Health and Disease in Translocated Wild Animals
[5 March 2015] On May 14-15, the Zoological Society of London will host a two-day symposium to review the impact of disease on species restoration through translocation, and consider lessons learned to guide effective planning and implementation of future translocation projects. Health management of conservation interventions will be discussed, including methods of disease-risk analysis, evaluation of disease management alternatives, use of molecular tools to unravel disease risks, mitigation of diseases and methods for post-release health monitoring. To register, please visit: http://www.zsl.org/science/whats-on/health-and-disease-in-translocated-wild-animals
[10 February 2015] Ecohealth 2014 is in the running for a “People’s Choice” award in the Vivats 2015 contest, which pays tribute to the organizers of eco-responsible events and is organized by the Conseil québécois des événements éco-responsables.
To help recognize Dr. Johanne St. Charles and her team for their commitment to eco-responsible principles, you can VOTE FOR ECOHEALTH 2014 by following this link and clicking on the “Colloque EcoHealth 2014” radio button. To read the email announcement, click here.
IAEH President Speaks on Ebola
[13 January 2015] The president of the International Association of Ecology and Health, Dr. Jakob Zinsstag, speaks about Ebola, One Health and Ecohealth to a French speaking audience using a MOOCs video format. Please click here.
Le président de l'Association Internationale d'Ecologie et de Santé parle à une audience francophone sur Ebola, One Health et Ecosanté à travers und format video MOOCs.
Ratified Bylaws Posted
[12 January 2015] The International Association for Ecology and Health's Bylaws have been updated at the 2014 EcoHealth Conference in Montreal, Canada. To read them, click here.
Congratulations to Professor Moses Chimbari
[15 December 2014] Professor Moses Chimbari won the IAEH proposal for the small grants competition. His proposal was to modify existing instructional material from a postgraduate course given by the Network for Ecohealth Researchers and Practitioners in East and Southern Africa into a set of modules that will be freely available on-line to students in the region to facilitate self-learning. Click here to view the announcement and here to read the proposal.
EcoHealth 2014 Conference Statement and more
[30 October 2014] EcoHealth 2014 was attended by over 550 attendees issuing from around 60 countries and representing multiple disciplines and sectors including, the academic, governmental, NGO and private sectors. To read the conference statement and participate in post-conference contributions, visit http://ecohealth-live.net.
Ecohealth Training Material Support: Small Grant Competitions
[24 October 2014] The IAEH invites short proposals for the development of - and-or the modification, publication or translation of existing - ecohealth-themed training materials. Proposals should be sent to the IAEH Grants Committee by November 30, 2014. For more information, please see the email announcement.
EcoHealth 2014 Awards
[18 September 2014] The awardees for the EcoHealth 2014 awards have been announced. Learn more about the winners on the Career Awards page.
EcoHealth Call to Action
[20 August 2014] Delegates and Association members at the EcoHealth 2014 conference endorsed a "Call to Action" on Climate Change. The Call to Action and Press Release can be found at the EcoHealth Live webpage here: http://ecohealth-live.net.
Two New Board Members Elected
[20 August 2014] The Association is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Gerardo Suzán and Dr. Alessandra Nava to the Board. To learn more about the IAEH board, visit the Association webpage.
Access to EcoHealth through August 31
[12 August 2014] To coincide with the fifth Biennial Conference of the IAEH, Springer has provided access to all volumes and issues of EcoHealth through August.To view EcoHealth content, please click the link below: http://link.springer.com/journal/volumesAndIssues/10393
EcoHealth 2014 Conference
[11 August 2014] Welcome to the 5th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Ecology and Health. The agenda for the Biennial General Meeting can be found here. Voting
for the 2014 Biennial Election will take place during the BGM and the nominees can be viewed here. If you will not be able to attend the Biennial General Meeting, you may designate someone else as a proxy.
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