November 6, 2009
CLF staff members are gearing up for the 137th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. The conference, “Water and Public Health,” runs from Nov. 7-11 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. We’ll be exhibiting at the Expo, Booth Number 1652. Stop in and visit with CLF staffer to learn more about the Center’s recent work. Some sessions not to miss: On Monday, Nov. 9 at 8:30 am, check out, “Public Health in an Era of Resource Depletion: Ensuring Access to Water, Food, and Energy.” Moderated by CLF Director Robert Lawrence, the session will examine how the depletion of resources fundamental to human life is shaping the health of entire populations, particularly socially and economically disadvantaged groups. Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food and Water Watch; Patrick Webb, PhD, Tufts University; and Howard Frumkin, MD, DrPH, Director, NCEH/ATSDR, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are panelists.
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, plan to attend the Environmental Health poster session, Food and the Environment, moderated by CLF Research and Policy Director, Roni Neff, PhD. CLF Predoctoral Fellow Jillian Fry will present “Role of public health departments serving communities affected by Industrial Food Animal Production (IFAP): A framework using the ten essential services of public health”; and Beth Feingold, also a CLF Predoctoral Fellow, will present “Satellite Remote Sensing of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations: An Application of an Emerging Tool in Environmental Exposure Assessment.”
Here’s a selected list of APHA sessions at this years meeting that will address the links between Food, Agriculture & Environment. And you can stay in touch with the latest at APHA sessions through Twitter, hashtag #APHA09 or through CLF @livablefuture.