Ninth Conference on Environment and Health

Program Chairs: Jennifer Vanos , University of California San Diego ; Andrew Monaghan , NCAR

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Sunday, 7 January 2018

Monday, 8 January 2018

8:30 AM-8:45 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Plenary Session 2
Welcoming Address
Location: Austin, Texas

8:45 AM-10:00 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Session 1
Innovations in Climate and Health Education
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Ninth Conference on Environment and Health
Cochairs: Kim Knowlton, Natural Resources Defense Council; John Balbus, National Institute of Health
9:15 AM
1.3
Global Climate and Health Education for Health Professionals
Kim Knowlton, Columbia Univ., New York, NY; and B. Shea and J. Shaman

9:30 AM
1.4
Real-Time Climate Information for Decision-Making in Health for Africa
Wassila M. Thiaw, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Climate Prediction Center, College Park, MD

9:45 AM
Discussion

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

12:00 PM-2:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Lunch Break

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018

Recording files available
Lecture 1
2018 Haurwitz Lecture
Location: Salon K (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Cochairs: Ángel F. Adames, GFDL; Scott W. Powell, Colorado State Univ.

2:00 PM-4:15 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Joint Session 15
NASA Earth Observation Systems and Applications for Health and Air Quality Models and Decisions
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health; and the Eighth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: Sue M. Estes, Univ. of Alabama; John A. Haynes, NASA
2:00 PM
J15.1
2:45 PM
J15.4
Smoke Exposure and Associated Health Effects across Several Fire Seasons and Locations in the Western United States
Bonne Ford, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and K. O'Dell, R. Gan, J. Liu, W. Lassman, M. Burke, G. Pfister, A. Vaidyanathan, J. Volckens, S. Magzamen, E. V. Fischer, and J. R. Pierce

3:00 PM
Break

3:15 PM
J15.5
Impact of Cloud Assimilation on Air Quality Simulations
Arastoo Pour Biazar, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and A. T. White, R. T. McNider, B. Dornblaser, P. Cheng, and Y. Wu

3:30 PM
J15.6
An Operational System for Surveillance and Ecological Forecasting of West Nile Virus Outbreaks
Michael C. Wimberly, South Dakota State Univ., Brookings, SD; and J. K. Davis, G. Vincent, A. Hess, and M. B. Hildreth

3:45 PM
J15.7

4:15 PM-6:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Poster Session 1
Poster Session Monday
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Ninth Conference on Environment and Health
264
El Niño−Southern Oscillation Variability and Its Effects on Cholera Occurrence Rates
Kayla A. Cotterman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS; and E. M. Yeates

265
Zika in Americas
Rita Colwell, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD; and A. Jutla

267
The Evaluation of Particulate Dust Measurements in Senegal, Cape Verde and Burkina Faso during 2016 and 2017
Gregory S. Jenkins, Pennsylvania State Univ., Univ. Park, PA; and J. M. Gernand, E. Brito, M. Drame, M. camara, D. Niang, J. Rouamba, H. Diallo, and D. Rimm

269
National Cattle Comfort Advisor: A Decision Support Tool for Cattle Heat and Cold Stress Management
Albert Sutherland, Oklahoma State Univ., Norman, OK; and C. Richards, M. Rolf, M. D. Klatt, and R. Jabrzemski

8:00 PM-10:00 PM: Monday, 8 January 2018


Ryan Symposium Reception
Location: The Reverbery at the Hilton (Austin, Texas)

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Session 3
Vectorborne Diseases: From Basic Research to Early Warning
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Ninth Conference on Environment and Health
Cochairs: Andrew Monaghan, NCAR; Mary H. Hayden, NCAR/RAL
8:45 AM
3.2
Meterologically Driven Dengue Fever Simulations in Sonora Mexico
Cory W. Morin, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and A. J. Monaghan, M. H. Hayden, D. A. Quattrochi, and K. C. Ernst

9:00 AM
3.3
ZikaZoneUSA: An Experience in Climate and Health Product Development
Marjorie McGuirk, CASE Consultants International, Asheville, NC; and B. Lugo and J. Hicks

9:15 AM
3.4
Integrating Environmental Monitoring and Disease Surveillance to Forecast Malaria Epidemics
Michael C. Wimberly, South Dakota State Univ., Brookings, SD; and T. Gebrehiwot, C. L. Merkord, A. Mihretie, D. Nekorchuk, W. Yalew, and G. M. Henebry

9:45 AM
Discussion

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Coffee . Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Joint Session 25
Assessments of Air Pollution Exposure Variability and Health
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health; and the 20th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the A&WMA )
Cochairs: Karin Ardon-Dryer, Texas Tech Univ.; Jennifer Vanos, University of California San Diego
10:30 AM
J25.1
Health First: Ahmedabad's Air Information Response Plan
Anjali Jaiswal, Natural Resources Defense Council, San Francisco, CA; and G. Beig, C. Shah, B. Solanki, A. Tiyagi, D. Mavalankar, and K. Knowlton
Manuscript (47.7 kB)

11:00 AM
J25.3
11:15 AM
J25.4
11:30 AM
J25.5
Can We Predict Thunderstorm Asthma Epidemics: A Case Study of 7 Events in Melbourne, Australia
Andrew Grundstein, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and P. W. Miller, J. Silver, and J. M. Shepherd

11:45 AM
Discussion

1:30 PM-3:45 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Themed Joint Session 5
Partnerships to Enhance Public Health Communications by Broadcast Meteorologists
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology; and the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health )
Cochairs: Wendy Marie Thomas, NOAA/NWS; Kristie L. Ebi, Univ. of Washington
2:00 PM
TJ5.2
"You Haven't Seen This Before": Collective Community Experience and the New Extremes
John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX

2:15 PM
TJ5.3
2:30 PM
Break

3:00 PM
TJ5.5
The 2015−16 El Nino Event and Health Impacts in the Southwest Pacific: An Update
Glenn Russell McGregor, Univ. of Durham, Durham, UK; and C. Caiado, I. Bovolo, O. Jackson, and J. E. Bustamante-Fernandez

3:15 PM
TJ5.6
The Psychology of Meteorologists: Autistic Traits and Mental Health
Matthew J. Bolton, Saint Leo Univ., Saint Leo, FL; and D. M. Greenberg, L. K. Ault, and S. Baron-Cohen

3:30 PM
Discussion

2:30 PM-3:45 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Joint Session 34
Demystifying Public–Private Partnerships for Predictions in Public Health—Invited Papers Only
Location: Room 5ABC (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; and the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health )
Cochairs: Juli Trtanj, NOAA; Aisha Sekelaga Owusu, International Research Institute for Climate and Society/Columbia Univ.

3:45 PM-5:00 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Poster Session 2
Poster Session - Tuesday
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Ninth Conference on Environment and Health
758
The Predictability of Heat-Related Mortality in Prague, Czech Republic, during Summer 2015: A Comparison of Various Thermal Measures
Aleš Urban, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic; and D. M. Hondula

759
Future Projections of Heat Waves and Cooling Degree Days in Large Cities Across the South-Central United States.
Melanie Schroers, Texas A&M Univ., Commerce, TX; and A. M. Wootten, D. H. Rosendahl, and R. A. McPherson

760
Suitability of Spatially Resolved Gridded Climate Datasets for Assessing Human Health Effects of Heat
Keith R. Spangler, Brown Univ., Providence, RI; and A. H. Lynch and G. A. Wellenius

762
Urban Environment Effects
Tomas Halenka, Charles Univ., Prague, Prague, Czech Republic; and P. Huszar, M. Belda, and J. Karlicky

3:45 PM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Session 4
Advances in Modeling and Observational Approaches for Heat Health
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: Ninth Conference on Environment and Health
Cochairs: Jennifer Vanos, University of California San Diego; Sarah Giltz, NOAA/OAR/Climate Program Office
8:45 AM
4.2
Modelling of Radiation-Based Thermal Stress Indicators for Urban Numerical Weather Prediction
Sylvie Leroyer, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Dorval, QC, Canada; and S. Bélair, L. Spacek, and I. Gultepe

9:15 AM
4.4
9:45 AM
Discussion

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Joint Session 42
Indoor Heat Exposure: Measurements, Impacts, and Solutions
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health; and the 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Cochairs: Mary K. Wright, Arizona State Univ.; Augusta Williams, Harvard Univ.
10:30 AM
J42.1
Heat Exposure and Associated Health Effects in an Outdoor Stadium Venue
Chris Fuhrmann, Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State, MS; and A. Collins, M. E. Brown, B. Gutter, A. Raborn, M. Williams, and C. Worley

11:00 AM
J42.3
Impact of Heat Waves on Cognitive Function among Young Adults
Jose Guillermo Cedeño Laurent, Harvard Univ., Boston, MA; and A. Williams, Y. Oulhote, A. Zanobetti, J. Allen, and J. Spengler

11:45 AM
Discussion

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Recording files available
Lecture 2
2018 Horton Lecture
Location: Room 18A (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
1:30 PM
L2.1
Rain Rates from Space: Past & Future (Invited Presentation)
Gerald R. North, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX

Joint Session 45
Health Early Warning Systems: Use of Novel Technologies and Associated Costs, Benefits, and Best Practices
Location: Room 18B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health; and the 17th Conf on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences )
Cochairs: Gerald J. Creager, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL; Jeremy J. Hess, Emory Schools of Medicine and Public Health
1:30 PM
J45.2
The Heat Health Warning System in Germany: Application and Lessons Learned
Andreas Matzarakis, DWD, Freiburg, Germany; and S. Muthers

1:30 PM-3:45 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Joint Session 46
Informing Heat-Health Practitioners to Reduce Risk through Impact-Based Decision Support
Location: Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth Conference on Environment and Health; and the Sixth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation )
Cochairs: Hunter Jones, NOAA; Shubhayu Saha, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2:00 PM
J46.3
2:30 PM
Break

3:45 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)