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2018 One Health One Planet Symposium Health Impacts: Chemicals of Concern in the Environment

3-8-2018 at 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Opening Reception and Keynote Wed., March 7; 5 – 9 p.m.
Symposium Thurs., March 8; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Pittsburgh, PA

We are seeing unprecedented changes in the earth’s environmental and physical processes. Climate change, air pollution, reduced availability of clean water, and persistent toxic chemicals threaten human, animal, and environmental health and well-being.

To build a shared interdisciplinary vision of “health” and serve as a catalyst for positive change, Phipps Conservatory brings together leaders to explore global and local environmental issues and their effects on human, animal and environmental health through the One Health Initiative. One Health is a movement that is forging a new level of collaboration among physicians, veterinarians, scientific-health and environmentally-related disciplines. Thought leaders from disparate fields promote strategies to expand interdisciplinary understanding and communication in all aspects of healthcare for humans, animals and the environment.

Keynote Speaker: Pete Myers, Ph.D.


Jennifer Adibi, M.P.H., Sc.D. — Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Val Beasley, D.V.M., Ph.D. — Professor of Veterinary, Wildlife, and Ecological Toxicology, Pennsylvania State University
Vicki Blazer, Ph.D. — Research Fish Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Bruce Blumberg, Ph.D. — Professor, Developmental and Cell Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Aly Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.R., FABoIM — Founder and Medical Director, The Smart Human™
Matthew DeNardo, Ph.D. — Postdoctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University
Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D. — Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Daniel Martineau, D.M.V., M.Sc., Ph.D., Dipl. A.C.V.P. — Professor (retired), Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Université de Montréal
Pete Myers, Ph.D. — Founder and Chief Scientist, Environmental Health Sciences, Publisher of EHN.org and DailyClimate.org
Richard Piacentini, WELL AP — Executive Director, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Shanna Swan, Ph.D. — Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Alexis Temkin, Ph.D. — Toxicologist, Environmental Working Group
Leonardo Trasande, M.D., M.P.P. — Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine and Population Health, NYU School of Medicine


Terrence J. Collins, Ph.D. — Teresa Heinz Professor of Green Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
Patricia DeMarco, Ph.D. — Visiting Researcher and Writer, Institute for Green Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Sarah States, Ph.D. — Director of Research and Science Education, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens



7:00 am - 4:00 pm


Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
One Schenley Park PA United States


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