IECID 2020: Impact of Environmental Change on Infectious Disease

Call for Abstracts Open Now

Dates: 3-5 June 2020

Location: James Cook University, Singapore

IECID 2020 will bring together international researchers to discuss the impact of current and predicted future environmental changes on the distribution and epidemic potential of several important infectious diseases across the globe, and what actions need to be taken.

Call for short talks and posters: High level keynote and invited talks will be complemented by contributed short talks and large poster sessions for which abstracts are invited by 17 January 2020 on the following topics:

  • Climate change & infectious diseases (including vector borne diseases)
  • Extreme events/disaster preparedness (including heat waves, storms, floods)
  • Environmental change, zoonoses and co-infection
  • Food-borne diseases
  • New environments and new biosecurity risks
  • Urbanisation
  • New innovations in citizens’ involvement in mitigating/avoiding infectious disease outbreaks in a rapidly changing world
  •  Land use change, food security and infectious diseases
  • Biodiversity and infectious diseases
  • Water-borne diseases/aquatic hazards & environmental change
  • Neglected and emerging diseases & environmental change
  • Weekly to seasonal prediction and early warning of climate-sensitive disease risk

Innovation in inter-disciplinary approaches and technologies will be at the core of this conference. Cross-cutting themes will include new technologies (such as big data, AI, models); integrated multi-disciplinary approaches; UN Sustainable Development Goals. Opportunities for Early Career Researchers in the exciting, dynamic field of environmental change-health relationships will be both highlighted and promoted.