1st International Conference on Health and Biodiversity (COHAB 2005)

Venue: Galway Radisson SAS Hotel

Location: Galway, Ireland

Event Date/Time: Aug 23, 2005 End Date/Time: Aug 25, 2005
Registration Date: Aug 20, 2005
Early Registration Date: Jul 01, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 22, 2005
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The First International Conference on Health and Biodiversity - COHAB 2005, will be held in Galway, Ireland from 23rd - 25th August 2005. This important global event will provide an international forum for scientists, professionals, policy makers and stakeholders to address the issues linking health, international development and biological diversity.

Themes to be discussed at the conference include:

the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the U.N. Millennium Development Goals;
agriculture, aquaculture, silviculture and sustainable livelihoods;
biodiversity in nutrition and food production;
nature, culture, sociology and mental health;
genetic resources, natural products and drug discovery;
pathogen pollution and the ecology of infectious disease;
ecotoxicology & the use of wild species as indicators of environmental health;
functional biodiversity and ecosystem services;
ethnomedicine and traditional knowledge.

A special session of COHAB 2005 will discuss policy options for addressing the health and development problems posed by biodiversity loss, with relevance to public health and development planning policies worldwide.

COHAB 2005 is being organised by an international consortium led by the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Centre for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, the International Plant Genetic Resource Institute, and other international organisations.

The conference brochure can be downloaded at http://www.cohab2005.com/summary_files/Brochure.pdf.
Full details of the conference can be found at http://www.cohab2005.com; Enquiries should be directed to Conor Kretsch, COHAB Director, email: info@cohab2005.com.


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Additional Information

Full details available at http://www.cohab2005.com