Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Renowned international scientists and environmentalists will gather

INVC NEWS Lucknow, On such time when pollution is the subject of lead headlines for all media and emerged as the biggest issue of the time Amity University Lucknow campus taken out the first step to discuss on the problem and to find some way to solve it. Amity University Lucknow Campus is organizing a three-day international conference on impact of environment on women’s health will be held at Amity University’s Lucknow campus between November 29 and December 1. Renowned scientists, educationists and environmentalists across the globe will part of this conference. Director and dean research (Science and Technology) Amity University Lucknow campus Prof. Qumar Rahman told that 30 speakers from India and abroad will take part in the meet. At the time when air pollution is making headlines “At a time when air pollution is making headlines, it is imperative to take a look as to how severe the problem is and what measures can be taken to counter this,” said Rahman. The organisers are roping in minister of state for health and family welfare, Anupriya Patel, to be the chief guest while Dr Sanjay Mehendale, additional director general ICMR will be guest of honor. Ashok Chauhan, founder president, Amity group of institutions, will address the gathering. Dr Linda Birnbaum, director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program North Carolina, USA will deliver the inaugural address. The second day session will begin with discussion on air pollution and health: susceptibility factors. Nadadur of Havard University, USA will be the chairperson of the session. Francine Laden, Harvard School of Public Health will talk about long term effects of air pollution and susceptible populations. Prof Judy Zelikoff, School of Medicine, New York University, USA will deliver a lecture on maternal exposure to particulate air pollution during pregnancy and impact on fetal health. While Catherine Karr, University of Washington, USA will deal with effects of early life exposure to air pollution on child health, K Krishnamurthy, chief scientist, CSIR-NEERI (Nagpur) will speak about air pollution and health impact, epidemiological approach. PCS Devara of Amity University Haryana will talk on interface between particulate matter, acute and upper respiratory infectious diseases. There will be a session on effect of global climate change on women that will be chaired by Alok Dhawan, director, CSIR-IITR, Lucknow and SK Barik, director CSIR-NBRI, Lucknow.

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