As we near the 1 August abstract submission*, I’d like to highlight the first formal scientific program presented by AGU’s new GeoHealth section. For Fall Meeting 2018, we are waiving the “first-author rule” for GeoHealth sessions, providing an opportunity for you to submit to GeoHealth as well as one other session. This exemption is also granted for Education and Public Affairs sessions.
More than 33 GeoHealth sessions will delve into the latest cutting-edge science that advances our collective understanding of the complex interactions between our geospheric environment (including earth, water, soils, and air) and the health, well-being, and continued progress of human populations in concert with all ecosystems.
We place high value on scientific collaborations that advance environmental health science, and geosciences make an important but not exclusive contribution to this complex and growing transdisciplinary field. New avenues of discovery and understanding will emerge from our collaboration with colleagues in environmental health science and public health. That is why AGU is partnering with three other societies to invite their members to submit abstracts to GeoHealth sessions and to register for Fall Meeting at the AGU-member rate. By collaborating with the American Public Health Association, the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, and the International Society of Exposure Science, we will bring new dimensions of science to Fall Meeting that will ultimately inform a more resilient future.
We encourage you submit to a GeoHealth session and to reach out to your colleagues who may be members of one of these three societies and may be interested in participating at Fall Meeting. I welcome your questions and comments! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
*After this update was posted, the deadline for abstract submissions was extended to 12:00 p.m. on 2 August 2018.