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Global Environmental Health Events

GEH sponsored and organized events are opportunities to translate research, increase understanding and awareness of environmental and global health issues, build global health capacity in Research Triangle Park and around the world, and help advance the NIEHS goals of promoting translation and enhancing EHS through stewardship and support.


Global Environmental Health Day 2020

GEH Day 2020 serves as an opportunity to bring together NIEHS staff and RTP area researchers, students and organizations to explore GEH research in the Triangle area and areas for collaboration and future work.

Climate, Environment and Health Seminar Series

A series of compelling scientific talks, organized by NIEHS GEH, on how climate change affects human health and the role of environmental health science in achieving climate sustainability and resilience.

Other Events

In addition to the GEH Day, the GEH Program and WHOCC sponsors and organizes events throughout the year. The following events are relevant to WHOCC focus areas that GEH organized or sponsored.

The events are sorted by date but can be sorted by any columns that include triangles.

Event Date Location Topic Materials
Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting on Children’s Environmental Health
In May 2019, NIEHS collaborated with the WHOCC at Chulabhorn Research Institute in Bangkok, SEARO and UNICEF EAPRO to organize the Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting on Children’s Environmental Health (CEH). At the meeting, participants discussed cross-cutting issues and commonalities among countries/regions; lessons learned, explored policy-relevant research collaborations and reviewed availability of educational tools to help translate research findings into tangible outputs. The meeting also helped set the agenda for the International Conference in Children’s Environmental Health the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for CEH. This regional meeting allowed networking of scientists, researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region and increased awareness of the issue of the environmental threats to children’s health, with the ultimate goal of improving children’s environmental health, both regionally and globally.


5/01/2019 Bangkok, Thailand CEH  
Chronic Kidney Diseases in Agricultural Communities Workshop
In June 2018, NIEHS partnered with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to host the Chronic Kidney Diseases in Agricultural Communities workshop. The workshop brought together nephrologists, pathologists, epidemiologists, toxicologists, and other researchers to address clinical, social, and scientific complexities of CKDu.
6/25/2018 Bethesda, Maryland CKDu Media
GEH Day 2016
The Inaugural Global Environmental Health Day was held in 2016 with the theme “Exploring Global Environmental Health, at NIEHS, in the Triangle, and Around the World”. The day featured NIEHS and Research Triangle Park experts and fellows sharing global environmental research health experiences.
6/29/2016 Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Other GEH Day 2016 Videos
GEH Day 2017
The second annual Global Environmental Health Day featured the theme “Global Community Empowerment Through Community-Engaged Research”. Presenters on separate panels shared experiences in Citizen Science and Community Engaged Research and a video session featuring global health research and poster presentations rounded out the day.
9/15/2017 Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Other GEH Day 2017 Videos
GEH Day 2018
NIEHS invited the public to its third annual Global Environmental Health Day - "Global Environmental Health Research Translation and Lessons Learned". Speakers shared experiences and insights about research translation, conducting research in the field, and the role of earth observations in environmental health. There were two panel presentations, a poster session and a roundtable discussion.
6/06/2018 Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Other GEH Day 2018 Videos
International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology
NIEHS sponsored a session on Climate, Environment and Health (CEH) at the 18th International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology, and funded travel for two experts to attend the conference: Peter Sly, M.D., from the University of Queensland, and Aneesa Vanker, M.D., from the University of Cape Town. This annual event, which is attended by physicians from around the world, has rarely emphasized the role of the environment in children’s health. The CEH session was well received; several participants asked for additional information.
6/23/2018 Toledo, Spain CEH Report
Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Electronic Waste
NIEHS hosted a symposium in New Delhi to share information, case studies, and common challenges in conducting e-waste research.


11/17/2017 New Delhi, India Electronic Waste Report
South Asian Children’s Environmental Health Regional Workshop
Seeking to form a stronger network of researchers interested in CEH in the Asia-Pacific region, NIEHS organized the South Asian Children’s Environmental Health Workshop, held November 2017, in New Delhi, India. The event brought together researchers who study children’s unique vulnerabilities to environmental exposures, and who are working on a range of international, regional, and local initiatives. The workshop featured case studies and situation reports on Tajikistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Vietnam, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. By bringing together researchers from diverse places, the workshop aimed to establish a coordinated approach to address priority research areas and needs related to CEH. Discussion topics included similarities and differences in CEH statistics and research approaches in South Asia, regional interests, and the needs of participants in the Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Children’s Environmental Health. Case studies and discussions were published in a final meeting report.


11/12/2017 New Delhi, India CEH Report
Third International Workshop on Chronic Kidney Diseases of Uncertain/Non-traditional Etiology in Mesoamerica and Other Regions
NIEHS staff joined in the planning of, and NIEHS provided financial support to the March 2019 Third International Workshop on Chronic Kidney Diseases of Uncertain/Non-traditional Etiology in Mesoamerica and Other Regions held in San José, Costa Rica. This workshop brought together experts from a range of disciplines and geographic areas. The workshop was planned through collaboration across the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)), World Health Organization Regional Offices (Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and South-East Asia Regional Office (SEARO), and the Consortium for the Epidemic of Nephropathy in Central America and Mexico (CENCAM).
3/20/2019 San José, Costa Rica CKDu



For GEH events prior to 2016, please visit the GEH Events Archive.

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