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Oceans and Human Health Conference- June 3-8

Organization: A Gordon Research Conference

Title: Oceans and Human Health

Location: University of New England, Biddeford, ME

Date/Time: June 3-8, 2012



D. Jay Grimes & Tracy K. Collier

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 topic

Registration Information

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 6, 2012. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

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