Webinar Series (Jan 31, Feb 12, Mar 6): Early Exposures to Hazardous Pollutants/Chemicals and their Associations with Chronic Disease

Jan 15 2013

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All three webinars (slide decks and voice presentation)are now on-line.

Join the authors of a ground-breaking Scoping Review for a discussion of the scientific evidence linking early life exposures to toxic substances with the later development of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other chronic health concerns.

WEBINAR 1: Introduction to the Scoping Review  (download slide deck)
January 31, 2013 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST
Kathleen Cooper, lead author of the Scoping Review, will outline main findings and discuss key cross-cutting themes including the developmental origins of health and disease, epigenetics, endocrine disruption, and the social determinants of health.

WEBINAR 2: Early Environmental Exposures and Implications for Chronic Disease: Focus on Endocrine Disruption and Obesogens  (download slide deck)
February 12, 2013 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST
This webinar will continue the discussion with a focus on exposures that are known or suspected to have endocrine disrupting effects, in particular chemicals suspected as obesogenic and diabetogenic.

WEBINAR 3: Policy Implications: What do the links between early environmental exposures and long-term health outcomes mean for chronic disease prevention in Canada?  (download slide deck)
March 6, 2013 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm
EST This webinar will explore issues arising for regulatory and public health policy and practice from the evidence of associations between early environmental exposures, often at very low levels, and later life chronic disease.

Lead Author:  Kathleen Cooper, Senior Researcher, Canadian Environmental Law Association.

Contributing Authors:
Dr. Lynn Marshall, President and Chair, Environmental Health Institute of Canada
Franca Ursitti, Research and Policy Analyst, Peel Region Public Health, Environmental Health Division
Dr. Loren Vanderlinden, Supervisor, Healthy Public Policy, Toronto Public Health; Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

(no advance registration required)

To join the webinar from your computer:
1. Click on the link for the webinar
Webinar 1 - January 31st
Webinar 2 - February 12th
Webinar 3 - March 6th
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: health1
4. Click "join"

To listen to the webinar by phone:
1. Download the PowerPoint presentations (available shortly before each webinar) at http://www.healthyenvironmentforkids.ca/events
2. dial: 1-877-413-4790 (toll-free) or 1-613-960-7514 (from Canada)
3. Enter access code: 376 404 9

The webinars will be delivered in English. The presentation materials will be posted to www.healthyenvironmentforkids.ca

For technical assistance with accessing the webinar please contact Chito Diorico at 416-952-5082 or chito.diorico@hc-sc.gc.ca


For more information on the Scoping Review and the multi-year collaboration between the Canadian Partnership for Children's Health and Environment (CPCHE) and the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA) within which it was developed, please visit the project page on the CPCHE website or contact Erica Phipps, CPCHE Partnership Director, at erica@healthyenvironmentforkids.ca

CPCHE gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided by Health Canada Ontario Region for the webinar series, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for it support for the CPCHE-OCDPA collaborative project. Such support does not constitute in any way an endorsement of the information or perspectives presented herein.

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