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WHATS GETTING UNDERNEATH YOUR SKIN? The 12th Annual COAST/Sugar Stress Environment, and Weight (SSEW) Symposium, will unite researchers, healthcare providers, environmental health, and policy advocates from across the UC Campuses in a day-long conference focusing on how exposures from our environment, both chemical and psychological, get underneath the skin and affect human metabolic health and obesity. Obesity and related chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, are some of the leading health crises of the 21st century and scientists are still grappling witth how rapid changes in our physical and social environments may play a key role.

REGISTER TO ATTEND IN PERSON OR STREAM LIVE on Friday, September 21st, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (PT).
Select the ticket type (in person, or online live stream) when you register. Those who register to stream will be emailed a link so they may tune in from any place, live.


SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Dr. Tracey Woodruff, Director of the UCSF Environmental Health Initiative, offers an overview of the field of toxic exposures and their impact onhealth outcomes.
Dr. Aric Prather, UCSF Professor and Co-Director of the Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study, and Treatment discusses how social stressors and relationships can act like environmental toxins, a concept called “social exposome”.
Dr. Barbara Laraia, UC Berkeley researcher reveals why neighborhoods and stress have a major impact on obesity.
Dr. Dale Bredesen, UCSF/UCLA Physician and leading expert on neurodegenerative diseases discusses how environmental toxins may lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Jenny Jay, UCLA Professor and researcher on environment and sustainability provides perspectives on how processed foods impact both the environment and public health.
Dr. Michele La Merrill, UC Davis Professor of environmental toxicology discusses clinical research on pesticides and metabolic health.
Dr. Bruce Blumberg, UC Irvine Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology and leader in the field of “obesogens” discusses the role of exposures that disrupt our endocrine systems in the obesity epidemic.
Dr. John Balmes, UC San Francisco Professor gives insight on air pollution impact on obesity.
& more!

FROM THE ORGANIZERS:
“We are at a critical moment in the history of human health and the environment, and the science we will discuss is of utmost important to public health, policy, and individuals. We must raise awareness of how our air, our food, and our social environments are impacting our health in dramatic ways, affecting us now and affecting the next generations,” says Elissa Epel, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the SSEW Initiative and the UCSF Consortium for Obesity Assessment Study and Treatment (COAST). “This symposium will cover critical new science and policy actions that are of interest to all, from students to scientists to our grandparents”. Speakers and panelists will describe the wide reaching and invisible impact of social stress and environmental toxics in our air and food on obesity. “Science shows that we are all exposed to multiple industrial chemicals, many of which are a concern for metabolic diseases. Pregnant women, children, communities of color and low-income communities can be more impacted by these exposures increasing the urgency to take actions to prevent harmful exposures” said Dr. Tracey Woodruff, Director at UCSF Environmental Health Initiative, co-sponsor of the event.

For more details, vistit our website at www.coastcenter.org/exposomehealth
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