CEECHE 2024: Seeking Solutions for Environmental Exposures and Disease Risks

CEECHE 2024: Seeking Solutions for Environmental Exposures and Disease Risks

The University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UKSRC), in collaboration with the Department of Civil Engineering and the University of Aristotle in Thessaloniki, Greece, and sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), are the proud organizers of the 2024 Central and Eastern European Conference on Health and the Environment (CEECHE) to be held July 15-19, 2024 at the University of Aristotle in Thessaloniki, Greece. The theme for CEECHE 20024, “Seeking Solutions for Environmental Exposures and Disease Risks,” aims to provide and advance new perspectives on environmental health science research, while also creating and sustaining professional networks for Central and Eastern European (CEE) scientists.

Environmentally induced diseases are a global health concern and account for nearly a quarter of all deaths worldwide. In Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern European regions, these impacts are further exacerbated by poor ambient air quality, high residual contamination of water and soils, chemical contamination by persistent organic pollutants (POPs), and long-distance transport of environmental contaminants such as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substance (PFAS), microplastics, and military-related pollution. The goal of CEECHE is to facilitate contextualized scientific discussions that lead to innovative solutions, thereby improving public health in the region and beyond.

CEECHE is a collaboration between US and European institutions, bringing together scientists, government agency representatives, and graduate students to address environmental health issues and foster collaborative research. The conference encourages scientific exchange and promotes understanding of the complex yet common links between health and the environment. The inaugural CEECHE conference was held in 2004 in Prague, Czech Republic; subsequent events took place in Bratislava, Czech Republic (2006), Cluj-Napoca, Romania (2008 and 2014), Prague, Czech Republic (2016), and Krakow, Poland (2018). The collaborative spirit at the heart of CEECHE makes it a unique and valuable opportunity for scientists in the field.

Abstract submissions are open and will close on April 15, 2024. Submit an abstract at: https://tinyurl.com/CEECHE2024ABSTRACT 

For more information about the conference: https://websites.auth.gr/ceeche2024/