3rd International conference on childrens health and environment (ICCHE 2004)

Venue: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Mar 31, 2004 End Date/Time: Apr 02, 2004
Registration Date: Mar 31, 2004
Early Registration Date: Jan 01, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 01, 2003
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Description

3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Putting children into science and policy

London, 31 March-2 April 2004


Location: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, LONDON, United Kingdom

INCHES

Organised by the International Network on Children’s Health, Environment and Safety (INCHES) and by the PINCHE- project (Policy Interpretation Network on Children’s Health and Environment – QLK4-2002-02395) located at the Public Health Services Gelderland Midden, The Netherlands

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Send in your early registration form before 1 January 2004
Send in your abstracts before 1 December 2003

Scientific & Conference Secretariat ICCHE ‘04:
c/o Hulpverlening Gelderland Midden
PO Box 5364
6802 EJ Arnhem, The Netherlands
Telephonenumber: + 31 26 377 37 80 or + 31 26 377 39 15
Telefaxnumber: + 31 26 377 39 92 E-mail address: info@pinche.hvdgm.nl
URL: http://www.pinche.hvdgm.nl/pinche_conferences.html

Organising Committee
Peter van den Hazel, M.D., chair, project leader PINCHE, coordinator INCHES, The Netherlands
Moniek Zuurbier, MSc., PINCHE-project, Public Health Services Gelderland Midden, The Netherlands
Marie Louise Bistrup, cand. arch, MPH, National Institute of Public Health, Denmark
Bruce Lanphear, M.D., PhD., University of Cincinnati, USA
Jonathan Grigg, M.D., University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Lew Gerbilsky, M.D., Green Doctors for the Environment, Ukraine
Ondine von Ehrenstein, M.D., PhD., University of California, USA
Irena Buka, MB.ChB. FRCPC University of Alberta, Canada
Paul Saoke, Dr., Physicians for Social Responsibility, Kenya
Lilian Corra, M.D., AAMMA, ISDE.AL, INCHES Argentina
THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

This conference - the third after Amsterdam (’98) and Washington (’01) - is initiated by the International Network on Children’s Health, Environment and Safety (INCHES) in collaboration with the Policy Interpretation Network on Children’s Health and Environment (PINCHE) and the International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE). It is meant to be a world-wide platform dealing with health problems of children caused by important environmental influences.

Objectives
The objectives of this conference are:
 to provide an international forum for the latest research findings in paediatric environmental health;
 to provide insight in the principles in the field of science and policy interface;
 to highlight and galvanize discussions on links between children’s health and environmental factors worldwide;
 to identify opportunities to minimise childhood exposure to environmental hazards;
 to build a multi-sectoral platform of knowledge at an international level;
 to offer a platform for existing networks like the EU-funded PINCHE;
 to develop a greater awareness among health professionals about children's health and the environment;
 to initiate policy review and define future directions in research in the field of children's environmental health;
 to renew old friendships and initiate new ones.

Themes of symposia at the Children's Environmental Health conference will include:
 Air pollution
 Environmental Tobacco smoke
 Heavy metals
 Physical factors: noise and radiation
 Childhood-based cancer causes
 Neurodevelopmental effects
 Endocrine disrupters
 Children as risk group and cross-cutting issues
 Children's right to a healthy environment
 Indicators
 Children and safety issues (traffic, home environment)
 Policy and children’s environmental health
 Children’s health and socio-economic factors
 Risk communication

Who should attend
This multi-disciplinary conference is intended for scientists, health professionals, educators, researchers (clinical, environmental, epidemiological, and community oriented) and policy makers who have a special interest in children's environmental health, as well as leaders from the private sector, non-governmental organisations, community orCALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstract can be submitted for an oral or poster presentation during the conference. The abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committee. Each presenter will receive a confirmation letter of acceptance and the decision if the presentation is accepted as an oral presentation or as a poster presentation. You will be finally registered as a participant as soon as the registration fee has been received. A confirmation of registration will be sent to you, for further information see “Registration and Fees”.

Abstracts should preferably address the conference topics. The main topics are:
 Air pollution
 Environmental Tobacco smoke
 Heavy metals
 Physical factors: noise and radiation
 Childhood-based cancer causes
 Neurodevelopmental effects
 Endocrine disrupters
 Children as risk group and cross-cutting issues
 Children's right to a healthy environment
 Indicators
 Children and safety issues (traffic, home environment)
 Policy and children’s environmental health
 Children’s health and socio-economic factors
 Risk communication

Abstracts can be submitted by E-mail. No fax submissions will be accepted. Abstract authors selected for poster presentations will receive guidelines for the preparation of their poster (the format etc.) together with the confirmation of presentation. Participants are asked to observe the following guidelines for the preparation of an abstract.
* The abstract should have a maximum of 300 words.
* The abstract should include:
1. a title, and a list of authors with their affiliations
2. objectives of the research
3. brief summary of the content
4. conclusions
* The following information needs to be provided beside the abstract:
- Title of the abstract
- Corresponding author
- First name
- Title
- Name of company/Institution
- Mailing address (incl. Postal code, City, Country)
- Business telephone
- Fax
- E-mail
- Co-authors
- Preferred format of presentation: poster presentation or oral presentation

Send your completed abstract by 1 December 2003 to:
Scientific Secretariat: (also for all matters relating to abstract submitting, scientific questions, programme etc.)
c/o Hulpverlening Gelderland Midden
PO Box 5364
6802 EJ Arnhem, The Netherlands
Telephonenumber: + 31 26 377 37 80 or + 31 26 377 39 15
Telefaxnumber: + 31 26 377 39 92
E-mail address: moniek.zuurbier@hvdgm.nl

A printed version of your abstract will be distributed during the conference and a digital copy will be made available on the Internet afterwards.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Date and Location
The conference will take place from 31st March-2 April 2004 at the premises of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, United Kingdom. (For a map of the location and directions: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/location/)

Official Language
The official language of the conference is English. No simultaneous translation service will be available.

Internet
Updated information about the conference is available on Internet at the following address:
http://www.pinche.hvdgm.nl

Registration and Fees
The early registration fee for the conference "Children's Health and the Environment" is € 290,00 and includes entrance to the conference, all coffee/tea breaks, and lunches. The early registration deadline is 1 January 2004. After 1 January 2004 the registration fee is € 360,00 per person. There is the option to add € 50,00 (or more) to your registration fee in order to make it possible for attendees from developing countries to participate. At the time of printing this announcement the Euro is equivalent to approx. US$ 1.10.
If you wish to attend the conference please complete the enclosed registration form and return it to the Conference Secretariat. You will be registered as a participant as soon as the registration fee has been received. The Conference Secretariat will confirm your registration.

Payment
Payment in Euros should be made in advance by means of:

1. Bank transfer to (International Bank account number) IBAN: NL71BNGH0285030957
Swiftcode: BNGHNL2G to “,Hulpverlening Gelderland Midden”. Please add in the bank form:
‘PINCHE Conference 2004’, and add the NAME of the PARTICIPANT.
Any bank charges must be paid by the applicant.
2. Holders of Euro/Mastercard or Visacard may use their credit card for paying the conference fee and donation (if applicable). Your card number, expiration date and signature should be filled in on the registration form. Please ensure that the delegate’s name is clearly legible on all transactions, to ensure that the payment will be correctly registered. You have to add € 15,00 for credit card transaction costs.
Personal cheques, eurocheques or company cheques cannot be accepted.
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