Symposium 2009 Webcast Interactive Video Archive

Thursday and Friday, April 2 and 3, 2009
American Museum of Natural History

Below you will find the 2009 symposium presentations in interactive mutimedia format which include video, slides and transcripts.

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SESSION I - SETTING THE STAGE: THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT OF HEALTH

Session Moderator: Eleanor J. Sterling, Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, US

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This opening session is designed to present the broad conceptual framework for the symposium. Speakers will discuss the multiple relationships between health and the environment, introduce the concept of the global environmental burden of disease and its implications, outline the necessity for and difficulties in designing policies that benefit both health and the environment and present genomics technology and evolutionary biology as important tools in our understanding of the environmental context of health.

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Keynote Presentation
ENVIRONMENTAL BURDEN OF DISEASE: ACTING TO REDUCE CURRENT AND EMERGING THREATS
Carlos Corvalán, Senior Advisor, Sustainable Development and Environmental Health, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), Brasilia, Brazil

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Keynote Presentation
THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH: THE NEED TO PADDLE UPSTREAM
Howard Frumkin, Director, National Center for Environmental Health, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, US

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Keynote Presentation
EVIDENCE-BASED POLICIES FOR GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RISKS
Majid Ezzati, Associate Professor of International Health, Department of Global Health and Population,
Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US

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Keynote Presentation:
HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE AGE OF GENOMICS
Jane Carlton, Director of Genomics and Associate Professor of Medical Parasitology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, US

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REMARKS
Ellen V. Futter, President, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, US
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Howard P. Milstein, Chair, President and CEO, New York Private Bank & Trust, New York, New York, US
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SESSION II - UNDERSTANDING COMPLEXITY: MULTIPLE AND INTERACTING STRESSORS

Session Moderator: Felicity Arengo, Associate Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, New York, US

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This session will highlight that understanding the relationship between health and the environment necessarily entails looking at multiple drivers acting at the same time over human populations and the ecosystems that surround them. Speakers will discuss the impacts of climate change on wildlife ecology and zoonotic disease, the health effects of globalization and the multiple impacts of climate change on human health, with a focus on indigenous populations in Australia as a case study.

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CLIMATE IMPACTS ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Donna Green, Research Fellow, Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia

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GLOBALISATION AND HUMAN HEALTH: SUSTAINABLE HEALTH IN A CHANGING WORLD
Pim Martens, Director, International Centre for Integrated Assessment and Sustainable Development, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

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HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: INSIGHTS FROM THE WILD
Camille Parmesan, Associate Professor, Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, US

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SESSION III - A BALANCING ACT: DECISION MAKING, TRADE-OFFS, AND MUTUAL BENEFITS FOR HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Session Moderator: Susan Perkins, Assistant Curator, Invertebrate Zoology and Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, New York, US

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Speakers will discuss, the tradeoffs and choices necessary when implementing clean air policies and the role of biodiversity and indigenous knowledge in food security, nutrition and clinical health care., and an example of robust decision-making protocols. The panel discussion to follow will allow presenters to discuss additional areas in which co-benefits are necessary and possible, including urban planning, our relationship with the oceans and the links between wildlife and human health.

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Keynote Presentation
BIODIVERSITY, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND HEALTH
Andrew P. Dobson, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, US

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ETHNOMEDICAL SYSTEMS, BIODIVERSITY AND PRIMARY HEALTH CARE IN MICRONESIA
Michael J. Balick, Vice President for Botanical Science, Director and Philecology Curator, Institute of Economic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York, US

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AIR POLLUTION, CLIMATE CHANGE AND HUMAN HEALTH: IMPACTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Patrick L. Kinney, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, US

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BIODIVERSITY FOR NUTRITION AND HEALTH: REVERSING THE SIMPLIFICATION OF DIETS AND ECOSYSTEMS
Pablo B. Eyzaguirre, Senior Scientist, Anthropology and Socioeconomics, Bioversity International, Rome, Italy

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ON PRIORITIZING RISK-REDUCING STRATEGIES IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT
Gary W. Yohe, Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, and Visiting Professor of Economics, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, US

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SESSION III PANEL DISCUSSION

Session Moderator: Nora Bynum
Panelists: Lora Fleming, Pim Martens, Kent H. Redford, William C. Sullivan

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SESSION IV - PATHOGENS AND EVOLUTION

Session Moderator: George Amato, Director, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, US


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This session will emphasize the importance of evolutionary theory, molecular techniques and genomics technology in our understanding of the relationship between hosts and pathogens.

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EXPECTING THE UNEXPECTED IN DISEASE EMERGENCE
Peter Hudson, Director of Life Sciences, The Willaman Chair of Biology, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, US

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ECOLOGY AND MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY OF HUMAN-PRIMATE DISEASE TRANSMISSION IN WESTERN UGANDA Tony L. Goldberg, Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, US

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PHYLODYNAMICS: INTEGRATING THE EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Oliver G. Pybus, Royal Society University Research Fellow, University Lecturer (elect) in Evolutionary Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

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GENOMIC AND METAGENOMIC APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF PATHOGEN GENOMES AND THEIR EVOLUTION
Karen E. Nelson, Director of Human Microbiology and Metagenomics, Department of Human Genomic Medicine, The J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, US

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HELICOBACTER PYLORI, A RESIDENT OF THE HUMAN GASTRIC MICRO-ENVIRONMENT THAT BOTH CAUSES AND PROTECTS AGAINST DISEASE
Martin J. Blaser, Frederick H. King Professor of Internal Medicine, and Chair, Department of Medicine, and Professor of Microbiology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, New York, US

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SESSION IV PANEL DISCUSSION

Session Moderator: George Amato
Panelists: Martin J. Blaser, Rob DeSalle,Tony L. Goldberg, Karen E. Nelson, Oliver G. Pybus

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SESSION V PANEL DISCUSSION

Session Moderator: Andrés Gómez
Panelists:Carlos Corvalán,Pablo B. Eyzaguirre,Marc Levy,Camille Parmesan

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UNDERSTANDING THE LINKS BETWEEN HUMAN HEALTH AND THE OCEANS
Lora Fleming, Professor, Departments of Epidemiology & Public Health and Marine Biology & Fisheries, Miller School of Medicine and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric, Sciences, Miami, Florida, US

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FORGING NEW CONNECTIONS AMONG ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCHOLARS
William C. Sullivan, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Environmental Council, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, US

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SESSION VI PANEL DISCUSSION

Session Moderator:Thomas E. Lovejoy
Panelists:Jeffrey M. Blander, Donna Green, Amy Luers, Jonathan Patz

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CLOSING REMARKS

Eleanor J. Sterling, Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, US

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