12th Conference on Environment and Health

Abstract Information

Abstracts are closed! The deadline was 8 September 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

The 12th Conference on Environment and Health is organized by the AMS Board on Environment and Health.

Call for Papers

Papers for the 12th Conference on Environment and Health are solicited on the following:

  • Actionable Heat and Health Science for Improved Decision-Making;
  • Current Topics in Environment and Health;
  • Fighting Against Vector-borne Disease and the Changing Climate;
  • Integrating NASA Satellite Data to Strengthen Environmental Health Applications: Approaches to Inform Health Decision-Making and Enhance Public Engagement;
  • Knitting Mittens for Koalas: Animal Health and Climate Change;
  • Weather, Climate, and Health in the Gulf Region;
  • Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire: the Impact of Wildfires on Human Health.

Joint Sessions

  • Advances in Indicators for Climate Change and Health (Joint between the 12th Conference on Environment and Health and the 16th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice);
  • Advances in Infectious Disease Predictions and Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention Including COVID-19 (Joint between the 12th Conference on Environment and Health and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Aerosols and Health – Short and Long-Term Health Impacts of Exposure (Joint between the 12th Conference on Environment and Health and the 23rd Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry);
  • Heat Metrics for Health and Safety: Cross-cutting Research to Prevent Exertional Heat Illness (Joint between the 12th Conference on Environment and Health and the 16th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice) ;
  • Lightning Safety, Protection, and Injury Prevention (Joint between the 10th Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data and the 12th Conference on Environment and Health);
  • Impacts of Extreme Weather on Mental Health (Joint between the 12th Conference on Environment and Health, the Ninth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation:Enhancing Our Nation's Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events, and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Preparedness and Capacity to Respond to Extreme Weather Events (Joint between the 12th Conference on Environment and Health, the 16th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice, and the Ninth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation:Enhancing Our Nation's Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events);
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Air Quality (Joint between the 23rd Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry and the 12th Conference on Environment and Health);
  • Understanding Heat Waves and Addressing the Risks to Human and Animal Health (Joint between the 34th Conference on Climate Variability and Change and the 12th Conference on Environment and Health);
  • Weather, Climate and the Covid-19 Pandemic, what have we learned and where do we go from here? (Joint between the 12th Conference on Environment and Health and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).

Student Award Opportunities

Two (2) presentation awards, in total, will be extended to the top student presenters (undergraduate or graduate) participating in the 12th Conference on Environment and Health. The awards include $200 to assist with the expenses of participating in the conference and a certificate of achievement from the AMS. Students will be graded by board members. To be eligible, students must participate in the 12th Conference on Environment and Health and must be a current student in good academic standing (e.g. not on probation or disciplinary action for grades or conduct).

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chairs:  Kacey Ernst (kernst@email.arizona.edu), David Hondula (David.Hondula@asu.edu), and Kristie Ebi (krisebi@uw.edu).