Join Us on March 26th! Policy Committee Open Meeting - ISEE Advocacy Role in 2021 and Beyond
All ISEE members are invited to participate in an Open Meeting hosted by the Policy Committee on March 26, 10-11:30 am ET (find your local time here).
The ISEE is seeking to define its future role in advocacy to best serve its members and to see what resources are needed to be put in place for that purpose.
Hear about current policy work in the regional chapters and the Policy Committee, and learn how to communicate effectively from a non-partisan advocacy expert. This will be followed by a panel discussion with participation of the audience - we are keen to learn about your views and needs!
See the agenda for details and program information. Register here.
Action Items for all ISEE Members
New Member Experience
To better serve you, ISEE is excited to announce that we are launching a new member portal and web site this spring. Please watch your email boxes in April and May for Subject line: New ISEE Member Portal for information about how to login to the new portal and update your profile. We encourage all members who need to renew before May 1 to pay their dues promptly! During the transition in April, processing times may be delayed, and we do not want to miss anyone. Please address your questions to the ISEE Secretariat.
ISEE Draft Strategic Plan - Your Feedback is Requested
The Executive Council welcomes your feedback on the draft ISEE Strategic Plan for 2021-2024. The draft was developed based on input from an analysis of ISEE’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) completed by ISEE leadership in early 2020 and a member survey completed in fall 2020.
The ISEE2021 scientific committee would like to thank everybody who submitted symposium proposals. We received 68 excellent proposals but could only accept 29. This is already shaping up to be a very exciting meeting!
The abstract deadline has been extended to March 31st, please submit your abstracts using this link.
If you are interested in and available to review abstracts, please fill in this short form!
Virtual Courses and Webinars ISEE is proud to offer our members a variety of virtual educational opportunities. Register today:
ISEE has established an agreement designating the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) as an affiliated ISEE journal. The arrangement is in effect for a one-year trial period, at which point both sides will determine if the partnership should be extended, modified, or terminated. IJERPH is an open access journal with many ISEE members as Editors and Special Issue leads. Read more about member benefits as part of the agreement.
Africa Chapter Bylaws
The revised Bylaws of Africa Chapter have been approved and can be found here.
Asia Western Pacific (AWP) Chapter Call for host of the next ISEE-AWPC Conference
The next conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Asia and Western Pacific Chapter will be held in 2022 or 2023. Organizations or individuals who wish to host the conference should send a Letter of Interest to the ISEE-AWPC Secretariat, cc to the Chair by the end of the day (Taiwan time) Friday, April 30, 2021. The proposal should include the name(s) of the organizer(s) and sponsor(s), city, date, and estimated registration fees. Please contact the ISEEAWPC chair for questions.
Host institute Swiss TPH along with the ISEE Europe chapter announce the success of the very first virtual ISEE Young virtual conference! Recordings of the 3 plenary sessions are now available on the ISEE Global Education YouTube Channel.
Congratulations to the award winners:
Michiel van den Dries, ISGlobal (Spain) - Best Abstract (1st place) Alicia Abellan, ISGlobal (Spain) - Best Abstract Matteo Scortichini, DEP Lazio (Italy) - Best Abstract Léa Maitre, ISGlobal (Spain) - Best Tweezer (1st place) Yiqun Ma, Yale School PH (USA) - Best Tweezer Emeline Lequy, French INSERM (France) - Best Tweezer Alexandra Bürgler, Swiss TPH (Switzerland) - Best Speed Talk (1st place) Carly Goodman, York University (Canada) - Best Speed Talk Yara Mileth Carrejo Gironza, IRSET (France) - Most Engaged App User
Latin America and the Caribbean Chapter Election Results
Congratulations to the newly elected councilors of the Latin America and the Caribbean Chapter, whose terms begin in April 2021:
Maria Jose Rosa (Honduras)
Rafael Buralli (Brazil)
Recently, ISEE applied for a grant from the IRAS Foundation to support ISEE activities focused on education of young scholars from low- and middle-incomecountries. The application was successful and allows ISEE to fund activities of theAfrica, Latin America, Eastern Mediterranean chapters and the Capacity Building and Education committee.