29th November – 1st December 2017 / Lucknow

International Conference On Impact of
Environment On Women’s Health

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About

Organizers

Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow Campus, India
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
North Carolina, USA

Patrons

Ashok Chauhan

Aseem Chauhan

Linda Birnbaum

Soumya Swaminathan

Wolfgang Schareck

Girish Sahni

Ashutosh Sharma

Chairpersons

Qamar Rahman

Poonam Kakkar

John Balbus

The Genesis

It is well established that environmental hazards are among the major causes of global death and disease and the burden falls disproportionately on women especially in developing countries. Every year, approximately 45000 women die due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth in India, nearly all of these deaths are preventable.

 

Environmental illnesses are significantly more common among women than men. Their physiological differences make women particularly more vulnerable. Researchers suspect that there are a number of factors at work. One of the factors commonly linked with these conditions is the exposure to a growing number of toxic chemicals. Exposure to pollutants in air, water, soil, food and consumer products have been linked with cancer, damage to the reproductive system, respiratory and nervous systems and foetal abnormality. Further, in the developing nations, environmental and occupational problems are even more challenging due to inadequate technology, traditional and cottage industry level occupations and poor background health conditions. It is essential to develop the information needed to design strategies for early detection and develop abatement methodologies.

 

The conference aims at broadening the thought process of our society towards women's vulnerability to environmental challenges alongside related issues such as the implications of the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS among women and the growing danger to young mothers and their babies from toxic chemicals. It is expected to heighten national awareness of environmental impact on women. The focus will be on the impact of recent developments on varied issues related to women's health including special vulnerability to environmental toxicants, effects of global climate change, factors influencing

health of women in developing countries, specific diseases and diagnostics, societal pressures, wage inequality and poverty, mental health, and social policy.

This international conference will provide an opportunity for scientists and policy analysts from both developed and developing countries to present the latest findings on important diseases and hazards and their implications for environmental and occupational health policy. Concerted follow-up efforts will sustain the momentum generated by the conference

Speakers

Attendees

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

• Toxicologists and epidemiologists interested in environment and health concerns of women
• Environmental scientists and activists concerned with the health effects of air pollution and climate change
• Occupational health officials and scientists
• Policy makers and regulators interested in air pollution impacts and risks
• Industry representatives involved in environmental and health issues
• Advanced health science students.

Call for Papers

Call for Oral/Poster Presentation:

Abstracts are invited for oral/poster presentation during the International conference. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book.

Guidelines for Abstract:

Format of the abstract for oral/poster presentations are given below:
Font to be used: “Times New Roman”only.
Title: BOLD UPPER CASE (Font size 14)
Presenting Author underlined; First Name; Last name, other authors to follow: (Font size-12) Affiliations: (Font size-11) ; E-mail
Text Body of Abstract (Limit 200 words; Font size 12) should cover following: Introduction/background; Aim/Objective; Methodology; Results and Conclusions; Key words (up to 5).

Guidelines for Poster:

Each poster shall be 3 feet x4 feet in size. Top sections of the poster should indicate the title, author/s and their affiliation. The contents of the poster may be divided into: Introduction, Objectives, Methodology, Results and Conclusions.

Abstract Submission:

The Abstract in the above format should be sent to “Organising Secretary, IEWH” and must reach us latest by September 15, 2017 by E-mail on iewh2017@lko.amity.edu. Acceptance of abstract is subject to the approval of scientific committee and receipt of registration fee.

Guidelines for Oral Presentations:

Selected abstract will be considered for oral presentation of 8 minutes. followed by 2 minutes. discussion.

LAST DATE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION :
12th NOVEMBER, 2017

For Registration Please Contact :
Dr Rachna Singh - rsingh1@lko.amity.edu +91 9415314313
Mr. K P Singh kpsingh@lko.amity.edu +91 9696377576

Programme

Issues to be addressed at the conference

Women's health issues have attained higher international visibility and renewed political commitment in recent decades. While policies and programmes have enabled women to lead healthier lives, significant gender-based health disparities remain in many developing countries. It is important to identify factors that may contribute to the progression of certain diseases, factors that may be peculiar to specific countries or regions of the world. Further, in the emerging nations the problems of environmental and occupational diseases are even more challenging due to inadequate technology, traditional and cottage industry level occupations and poor background health conditions. Working women mostly in unorganized sectors in many developing countries are vulnerable to toxic chemicals at workplace and at home. Women of child-bearing age and at menopause time also undergo frequent hormonal changes affecting total metabolism and hormone related malfunctions. Poverty is another factor which tends to yield a higher burden on women. It is essential to develop the information needed to design strategies for early detection and develop abatement methodologies. Research is crucial to health care planners and clinicians who serve women.

 

Understanding why there are such large differences between men and women towards susceptibility to diseases is at the centre of women's health research. The focus will be on the impact of recent developments in toxicology, molecular biology, epidemiology and risk assessment of chronic and acute problems in women resulting from environmental and occupational hazards. Health issues for women need to be looked at from many perspectives. Studies and reports on problems and shortcomings with the currently used measures will be highlighted.

Scientific Programme

The conference will address a spectrum of issues spanning from toxicology and epidemiology to risk and policy analysis. Particular attention will be devoted to problems of relevance to women in developing countries. The scientific programme will include keynote lectures, plenary lectures, panel discussion and poster session.

Scientific sessions on special topics are

• Environmental impact on incidence of Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer
• Reproductive health issues related to environment
• Impact of air pollution on respiratory and cardiovascular disorders.
• Effects of global climate change on women's health
• Hormonal change related diseases and vulnerability to chemicals in women
• Indoor air pollution
• Women and occupational health issues
• Role of susceptibility: Immunologic, Social issues, Genetic predisposition
• Prevention and regulatory strategies
• Recommendations

Exhibition

A trade exhibition will be organized at the conference venue which will provide an opportunity for companies and scientists active in the field of lung diseases to interact. The organizing Committee will be happy to provide opportunities to companies and institutions interested in exhibiting or advertising their products. Companies should contact before Sept. 15, 2017, so that suitable arrangement can be made at the venue.

Social Programme

Social programmes including conference dinner, shopping tour and musical concert will be organized for participants and their partners.

Poster Sessions

On the above topics will be held on two days i.e.

30th November &
1st December 2017

Information

Date

Wednesday, 29th November to Friday, 1st December 2017

Venue and Local Time

Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow Campus. The University is situated in the green locales of Gomti Nagar Extension. With an imposing Roman architecture, the campus is spread over an area of 40 acres. There are several conference rooms with state of the art audio-visual facilities suitable for holding simultaneous scientific sessions. The venue is approximately at a distance of 15 Km from the railway station and about 28 Km from the International airport.

 

Indian standard time is uniformly followed all over India. It is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT, 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Paris, 10 hours and 30 minutes ahead of New York and 3 hours and 30 minutes behind Tokyo time.

Language

English will be the official language.

Climate and Clothing

The climate during the conference in Lucknow will be cool and pleasant.
The temperature is likely to be 22-25°C during the day and 12-15°C at night.

Accommodation

The delegates will be accommodated in local hotels of repute at special discounted tariffs.

Travel Agent

Avadh travel
Ph: 98-392-61944/ 93-359-12344 /0522-4067505
Email: avadhtravel@gmail.com

Registration

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Venue

Lucknow is the capital of the largest Indian State, Uttar Pradesh, with a population of about 224 million…. a city situated in Northern India is renowned world over for its rich heritage and culture. Lucknow is also a hub of educational and scientific activities with the presence of national scientific institutes, post graduate medical institutions, several engineering colleges and universities and a Biotechnology Park. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, a premier research organization of the country has four institutions in the city doing research in niche areas. Indian Institute of Toxicology Research is the backbone of regulatory sciences providing data on monitoring of environmental pollutants, safety data for new products, and carries out assessment of exposure and risk to health and environment with the increasing use of chemicals; the Central Drug Research Institute is actively involved in drug research; Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants is leading the country in the use of medicinal and aromatic plants; working on various aspects of plant research and maintaining a garden with unique and rare plants is the National Botanical Research Institute. King George's Medical University is a premier university and is committed to the three basic objectives of providing medical education, health care services and research. Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences is rated among the top medical institutes of the country delivering state-of–the–art tertiary medical care, super-speciality teaching, training and research. Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences is also a super speciality medical institute having PG medical education, research and front line tertiary patient care.

 

Among the educational institutions, Amity Universe comprises of unique academic centre which, besides providing education in all disciplines from pre-nursery to doctoral level since 2004 helps in developing and nurturing mankind. The University has a pan-India presence and is on the global map with campuses in London, New York, Dubai, Singapore, China to name a few. Many strategic linkages have been established with National and International R & D institutions such as Columbia University, New York and University of Rostock, Germany.

Lucknow, being the centre of research activities, is the most appropriate place for an international conference. It is easily accessible by frequent short flights and overnight train services from Delhi and other major cities of India. Situated at the centre of the most populous state of the country, its choice as the conference venue will surely facilitate participation of Indian scientists and physicians and will also witness the global presence of scientists and researchers.

 

November is a pleasant month to travel in India. Once in Lucknow, it would be an opportunity to visit different research and academic institutions, interact with scientists and plan future collaborations. It would also be possible to experience firsthand, the images and traditions of erstwhile Awadh with classic architecture, exotic food, famous 'chikan' handicraft and the classical 'kathak' form of dance.

 

On behalf of the International Organizing Committee, the National Steering Committee and the International Advisory Committee, I extend an invitation to you to participate in this conference in November/December 2017.

Qamar Rahman

Director & Dean Research
(Science & Technology)
Amity University, Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow

Contact

Office

Amity University, Lucknow Campus: Malhaur
(Near Railway Station), Post Office: Chinhut, Gomti Nagar Extension, Lucknow (UP) - 226028

Phone

0522-2399561, 9453843384 9335818856, 9919111112