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  • Human Health in the Face of Climate Change: Science, Medicine, and Adaptation

    May 14 - 15, 2015 | Spain
    CosmoCaixa, Barcelona

    Presented by the "la Caixa" Foundation, BIOCAT, and the New York Academy of Sciences

    There is significant scientific evidence indicating that the global climate is changing, largely due to human activities. Such climatic fluctuations may adversely impact human health and well-being in a variety of ways, including through exposure to extreme weather events; disruption of ecosystems, agriculture, and food production; expansion of infectious diseases; and increased levels of harmful air particulates. New research seeks to provide a deeper understanding of the health consequences of climate change on humans — including better quantification of these effects — to improve health preparedness and protect vulnerable populations.

    The New York Academy of Sciences along with the “la Caixa” Foundation and BIOCAT will host a multidisciplinary conference that brings together climate scientists, atmospheric/oceanic scientists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, epidemiologists, public health specialists, and policy-makers, among others. This 2-day conference will highlight the latest research on climate change and its subsequent effects on human health, including vulnerability due to extreme weather events, land-use change and agricultural production, variable epidemiology of parasites and infectious diseases, and climate-altering pollutants.

    Registration Pricing

    Receive a 20% discount on registration fees by using the promotional code SPAINCLIMATE. Discount may not be applied to prior registrations.

      By 04/10/2015 After 04/10/2015 Onsite
    Member $395 $450 $500
    Member (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow) $225 $275 $325
    Nonmember (Academia) $495 $550 $600
    Nonmember (Corporate) $700 $750 $800
    Nonmember (Non-profit) $495 $550 $600
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Fellow) $250 $300 $350


    Registration includes a complimentary, one-year membership to the New York Academy of Sciences. Complimentary memberships are provided to non-members only and cannot be used to renew or extend existing or expiring memberships. A welcome email will be sent upon registration which will include your membership credentials.

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    • NYAS