Impact of Environmental Changes on Infectious Diseases
23-25 March 2015, Sitges, Spain
Environmental changes — the manifestations of which can include loss of biodiversity and habitat, increasing atmospheric temperature, rising sea level, and climatic instability (e.g., longer and more severe periods of drought or rainfall) — are likely to affect the prevalence of various infectious diseases by making conditions more (or less) propitious for the survival of pathogens and their vectors, and by inducing mass movement of human and animal populations.
This conference will discuss the impact of current and predicted future environmental changes on infectious disease dynamics in people, wildlife, and livestock across the globe, and what actions need to be taken.
Major themes for the conference include:
• The effects of climate changes, globalization, urbanization and habitat loss on infectious disease patterns in human and animal populations.
• Socio-demographic and economic factors influencing populations and their impact on the distribution and prevalence of infectious diseases.
• Policies and mechanisms of intervention to prevent or reduce the spread of infectious diseases related to environmental change.
• Future prospects for tackling emerging and neglected diseases.
Join us on March 23 to 25, 2015 in Sitges, Spain to discuss the latest evidence on how environmental changes are impacting the distribution and prevalence of infectious diseases