Fourth Biannual Colloquium on Climate and Health

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The 2011 NCAR/CDC Colloquium on Climate and Health

July 11-15, 2011 | NCAR Mesa Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado

mosquitoThe 2011 NCAR/CDC Workshop on Climate and Health will focus on vector-borne diseases related to human health. This multi-agency climate and health workshop will provide opportunities to address vector-borne disease concerns related to climate variability and change. The purpose of the workshop is to train health professionals and early career climate and health researchers (public health officials, graduate students, post-docs and early career scientists and faculty) on how to develop robust interdisciplinary research projects in the complex area of climate and health. The week long workshop will include lectures on relevant topics in climate and climate change and in public health and human health, vulnerability studies, statistics, and special tools for analysis (e.g., GIS). In addition, a few successful research projects will be highlighted, providing detailed analyses of the methods and components of the projects that led to their success. There also will be multiple opportunities for hands on activities related to project development to bring public health practitioners and climate scientists together to discuss integration of epidemiology, ecology, behavioral science, modeling and atmospheric science. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

  • 8:00 am: Buses pick up at hotel
  • 8:30 – 9:00 am: Coffee and Welcome from NCAR/CDC
    Greetings from Sponsors: George Luber (CDC-NCEH), Maura Hagan (NCAR), Linda Mearns WCIASP (NCAR), Lyle Petersen (CDC-DVBD) tentative

Climate and Health – moderated by Mary Hayden (NCAR)

  • 9:00 – 9:25 am: Climate and Health overview – Kris Ebi (IPCC)
  • 9:30 – 9:55 am: Overview of Vector-Borne Diseases – Dan Strickman (USDA)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 am: Break

Climate change/variability and vector-borne diseases

  • 10:30 – 10:50 am: Lyme disease – Paul Mead (CDC)
  • 10:50 – 11:00 am: Q&A
  • 11:00 – 11:20 am: Arboviruses – Roger Nasci (CDC)
  • 11:20 – 11:30 am: Q&A
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Discussion – facilitated by Mary Hayden (NCAR)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch in cafeteria

Invited Reports – moderated by Emily Zielinski-Gutierrez (CDC)

  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm: Healthscapes - Jonathan Patz and Nicholas Preston
  • 1:30 – 5:00 pm: Invited State Reports (break from 3-3:30 pm)
  • 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Reception, poster presentations by climate scientists, & sign up for working groups
  • 7:00 pm: Return to hotel

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

  • 8:00 am: Buses pick up at hotel
  • 8:30 – 9:00 am: Coffee

Climate Change/Variability and Vector-Borne Diseases – moderated by Ben Beard (CDC)

  • 9:00 – 9:20 am: Plague and Hantavirus – Ken Gage (CDC)
  • 9:20 – 9:30 am: Q&A
  • 9:30 – 9:50 am: West Nile and Climate – Chris Barker (UC-Davis)
  • 9:50 – 10:00 am: Q&A
  • 10:00 – 10:30 am: Break
  • 10:30 –10:50 am: Malaria EWS – Madeleine Thomson (The IRI, Columbia University)
  • 10:50 – 11:00 am: Q&A
  • 11:00 – 11:20 am: Dengue and Climate – Mike Johannsson (CDC)
  • 11:20 –11:30 am: Q&A
  • 11:30 – 11:50 am: Spatial Epidemiology of West Nile – Marilyn Ruiz (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
  • 11:50 – 12:00 pm: Q&A
  • 12:00 – 12:30 pm: Discussion facilitated by Ben Beard (CDC)
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch

Climate Modeling – moderated by Tanya Maslak (USGCRP)

  • 1:30 – 1:50 pm: Climate Model Overview – Lawrence Buja (NCAR)
  • 1:50 - 2:00 pm: Q&A
  • 2:00 – 2:20 pm: NAARCAP Overview – Linda Mearns (NCAR)
  • 2:20 – 2:30 pm: Q&A
  • 2:30 – 2:50 pm: Climate Modeling (Uganda example) - Andy Monaghan (NCAR)
  • 2:50 – 3:00 pm: Q&A
  • 3:20 – 3:30 pm: Break

Breakout into working groups: facilitated by Mary Hayden, Emily Zielinski-Gutierrez, Ben Beard; individual groups moderated by USGCRP

  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm: Establishment of working groups with public health participants and climate scientists
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Working groups with refreshments in cafeteria; individual groups moderated by USGCRP members to discuss data concerns, vulnerability assessments, state issues, etc.
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Individual groups report back to larger group
  • 6:00 pm: Buses return participants to hotel

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

  • 8:00 am: Buses pick up at hotel
  • 8:30 – 9:00 am: Coffee
  • Modeling climate and health – moderated by Juli Trtanj (NOAA)

  • 9:00 – 10:00 am: Spatio-temporal Modeling of Infectious Diseases – Lars Eisen (Colorado State University), Becky Eisen (CDC)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 am: Bayesian techniques to address uncertainty in climate and health – Steve Sain & Tammy Greasby (NCAR)
  • 10:30 – 10:40 am: Q&A
  • 10:40 – 11:00 am: Break
  • 11:00 – 11:30 am: Infectious Disease Modeling – Vanja Dukic (University of Colorado)
  • 11:30 – 11:40 am: Q&A
  • 11:40 am – 12:00 pm: Discussion facilitated by Juli Trtanj (NOAA)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch in cafeteria

Adaptation Planning Resources, Health Communications & Needs Assessments – moderated by George Luber (CDC)

  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm: Adaptation Planning Resources – George Luber (CDC)
  • 1:30 – 2:00 pm: David Driscoll (Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, University of Alaska at Anchorage)
  • 2:00 – 2:30 pm: Health Communications & Risk Perception – Emily Zielinski–Gutierrez (CDC) & Mary Hayden (NCAR)
  • 2:30 – 3:00 pm: Break
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm: Visualization Lab
  • 4:00 pm: Buses return participants to hotel OR dinner & working groups out in Boulder

Thursday, July 14, 2011

  • 8:30 am: Buses pick up at hotel
  • 9:00 – 9:30 am: Coffee

Panel of Regional Climate Assessment Centers – moderated by Ben Beard and George Luber (CDC)

  • 9:30 – 9:45 am: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) – Juli Trtanj (NOAA)
  • 9:45 – 10:00 am: Department of the Interior (DOI)/U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Climate Science Centers (CSC) and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives – Jay Hestbeck (USGS)
  • 10:00 – 10:15 am: National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Eco–Climate Observatories – Dave Schimel or Brian Wee (tent.)
  • 10:15 – 10:25 am: Q&A
  • 10:25 – 10:45 am: Discussion facilitated by Ben Beard and George Luber
  • 10:45 – 11:00 am: Break

Remote Sensing Training

  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm: Remote sensing training – John Haynes (NASA)

Field Ecology Trip

  • 12:00 - 6:00 pm: Lunch and field ecology trip to Rocky Mountain National Park with lecture by Ken Gage (CDC) on plague

Friday, July 15, 2011

  • 8:30 am: Buses pick up at hotel
  • 9:00 – 9:30 am: Coffee

GIS Overview

  • 9:30 am – 12:00 pm: GIS overview – Olga Wilhelmi (NCAR) & Jenn Boehnert (NCAR)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm: GIS in the lab
  • 3:00 – 3:30 pm: Wrap up and evaluations

Presenters

Attendees

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Direct questions to: Mary Hayden (mhayden[ at  ]ucar.edu).

Mary Hayden
PO Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000 USA