Oceans & Human Health

Oceans interact with humans in both positive and negative ways and this interaction has become the foundation for an emerging "metadiscipline" called Oceans and Human Health. The 2012 Gordon Research Conference on Oceans and Human Health (OHH) will address several of the many disciplines comprising OHH that include oceanography, waterborne and seafood borne diseases, harmful algal blooms, epidemiology, comparative animal physiology, natural products and synthetic organic chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, social sciences, engineering, and other ocean-related areas. This conference will feature sessions on seafood, aquaculture, omics, natural disasters, climate change, forecasting, changes in fecal indicator detection, marine human pathogens, emerging chemicals of concern and communications, all as they relate to human health. It will have a session on the Deepwater Horizon to update the conferees on what research and restoration has transpired since the April 2010 oil blowout in Macondo Canyon. And finally, there will be discussions on a developing OHH initiative by the European Science Foundation’s Marine Board and the future of OHH in the U.S. As is the case with all GRCs, this conference will assemble experts in the several session areas who will present current information to junior scientists and graduate students in a very relaxed atmosphere. In addition to the formal presentations, poster presentations will provide opportunities for "one-on-one" discussions about OHH topics.
+ show speakers and program
Near- and Far-term Forecasting
(Jay Grimes, Tom Hutchinson / Kathryn Sullivan)
Emerging Contaminants
(John Stegeman / Rainier Lohmann / Evan Ward / Kara Lavender Law / Larry Brand)
Omics I
(Lorrie Backer / Karen Nelson / Pam Morris)
Climate Change and Natural Disasters
(Lora Fleming / Rita Colwell / Michael Depledge / Andreas Knecht / Tracy Collier)
Omics II
(Karen Nelson / Ginger Armbrust / Bob Chapman)
(Tom Hutchinson / Elaine Faustman / Nicholas Ralston / Phillip Lee / Jeff Lotz)
Deepwater Horizon
(Jay Grimes / Terry Hazen / Dale Sandler)
Fecal Indicators and Marine Pathogens
(Ed Laws / Al Dufour / Ali Boehm / Jackie Woods / Jim Oliver)
Communicating the Importance of Oceans and Human Health
(Jay Grimes, Tom Hutchinson / Kevin Wheeler / Michael Moore / Don Rice /Juli Trtanj / Fred Tyson)

3 Jun - 8 Jun 2012
United States of America
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