March 10, 2017

MAC-EPID symposium "Water, Microbes, and Human Health"

9:00 am to 3:00 pm


Lane Auditorium (room 1690), School of Public Health



Event Description

Schedule - Friday, March 10th:

9:00 AM - Sign In and Coffee (1680 SPH) 
9:15AM - Opening Remarks 
Betsy Foxman, PhD (Hunein F. and Hilda Maassab Endowed Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (MAC-EPID))
9:20AM - Symposium Overview
Alex Rickard, PhD  (Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan)


9:30 AM - "Untangling the Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Enteric Diseases"Karen Levy (Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University)
10:30 AM - Break (1680)
11:00 AM -  "Waterborne acquired infections from Heater Cooler Units – why did not we not see it coming?"
Jimmy Walker (Scientific Leader for Water and Decontamination, Biosafety, Air and Water Microbiology Group, Public Health England)
12:00 PM - Luncheon/Discussions (1680)
1:30 PM - "Pathogen and antimicrobial resistance gene risks associated with resource recovery community water-energy-nutrient systems"
Nicholas Ashbolt (Professor, Alberta Innovates Translational Health Chair in Water, School of Public Health, University of Alberta)
2:30 PM - Coffee Hour (1680)

This is a free event.

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