Symposium on Health Challenges of Urbanization
In conjunction with the 22nd Pacific Science Congress, ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) and its Science Planning Group on Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment is supporting the Symposium on Health Challenges and Urbanization. The symposium is being convened by Professor Anthony Capon, of the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University (ANU) who is also a member of the ICSU ROAP Science Planning Group on Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment. The ICSU ROAP science plan Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment: A Systems Approach will be launched during the symposium. Other than Professor Capon, speakers at the symposium will include Professor Indira Nath, Raja Ramanna Fellow, Institute of Pathology (ICMR), India, Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman, University of Otago, New Zealand, Dr Barry Newell of the Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University, and Dr Katrina Proust, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, The Australian National University. A copy of the programme and venue for the symposium is available from this brochure.