The Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Diseases

April 16 - April 17, 2020
Eric P. Newman Education Center, Medical Campus

How does the health of our environment affect your health?

Catastrophic events, human migration and disease transmission are on the rise because of climate change.

Learn from national and local experts about these issues and what you can do to address them at the 8th Annual Global Health and Infectious Disease Conference.


Interested in presenting a flash talk?

We are currently accepting submissions to present a five minute flash talk on a concept or idea related to climate change at the conference on April 17th. Presenters will also participate in a brief panel discussion. Select “Flash Talk Abstract Submission” from the registration menu to apply. Submissions accepted through March 1st.



Please note: times and details are tentative and subject to change.

Thursday, April 16

3:30 p.m.  Registration

4:00 pm.  Welcome: Victor Davila-Roman, MD and Himadri Pakrasi, PhD, Washington University

4:15 p.m.  Kristie Ebi, PhD, MPH, University of Washington
Warmer and Wetter: Infectious Diseases on the Move in a Changing Climate

5:00 p.m.  Adjourn


Friday, April 17

8:00 a.m.  Registration

8:30 a.m.  Welcome: Victor Davila-Roman, MD, Washington University 

8:40 a.m.  Kathleen Alexander, DVM, PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Chobe Research institute

9:15 a.m.  Steve Mahfood, Formerly with Missouri Department of Natural Resources

9:50 a.m. Rebecca Merrill, PhD, International Border Team, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

10:25 a.m.  Break

10:45 a.m.  Flash Talks and Panel on Climate Change
Submit an abstract to present a five minute flash talk.

12:00 p.m.  Lunch
To sign up for lunch with a speaker, it is recommended you arrive early to registration (8 a.m.).

1:00 p.m.  Sara Paull, PhD, Colorado School of Public Health

1:35 p.m.  Michael Wysession, PhD, Washington University

2:10 p.m.  Closing Remarks

2:30 p.m.  Adjourn

Event Sponsors: Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health, International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, Tyson Research Center, Living Earth Collaborative, Brown School MPH Program and Washington University Climate Change Program

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