International Symposium: risk assessment environment and human health in support of environmental management

Starts: 19 December, 2017

Ends: 21 December, 2017


07 Science Avenue, Ghenh Rang, Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, Vietnam


Vietnam and some other Southeast Asian countries are experiencing rapid industrial development. However, environmental problems have resulted from some of this development, especially near industrial zones and big cities. The slow development of environmental regulations and regionally relevant environmental science, especially environmental toxicology, in Southeast Asian countries have limited understanding the effects of contaminants in the environment and make it difficult for environmental risk assessment of proposed developments, and development of risk-based environmental quality guidelines. Failure to improve this situation would likely lead to over load of contaminants and affect the natural habitat and ecosystem services and the health of populations of living organisms, including humans. The purpose of this symposium is to invite scientists with expertise in environmental toxicology and risk assessments for environmental and human health from developed countries, and with experience with risk management in developing countries in the region, to Quy Nhon to discuss and exchange experiences with local scientists and managers in Southeast Asia. Through this meeting, the organizers expect to develop a collaborative pathway forward for research, education and training for solving environmental problems and better future environmental management in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
This meeting is sponsored by the International Center for interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE)

Tham Hoang (Co-Chair) – Loyola University Chicago, USA
Ross Smith (Co-Chair) -SETAC World Council, Hydrobiology, Australia
Bryan Brooks – Baylor University, USA
Rick Van Dam – Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist, Dept Environment and Energy, Australia
Chuleemas Boonthai Iwai – Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Kuan-Chun Lee – SETAC Asia Pacific, P&G, Singapore
Aaron Roberts – University of North Texas, USA
Mark Robson – Rutgers University, USA
Van Tran Thanh – International Center for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE), Vietnam
Son Tran Thanh – International Center for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE), Vietnam