The 11th International Conference on Children’s Health and the Environment (hybrid)
International Conference “Mother and Child Health – Environmental Impact”
We are writing to request your participation in the 11th International Conference on Children’s Health and the Environment, to be held virtually or on-site on 27-28 October 2023, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
It is an important opportunity to share experiences and scientific advances about children’s health and environment. Scientists, Policy Makers, Pediatricians, Nurses, Doctors, Educators, Urban planners, Interest groups, are all asked to contribute to this international conference. International accreditation points secured!
International Network for Children’s Health, Environment and Safety (INCHES)
Karakalpakstan Medical Institute (KMI)
International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE)
Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan
UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO (to be invited and confirmed)
The conference has the following objectives:
- to provide an international forum for the latest research findings in children’s environmental health
- to define the relationship between environmental contaminants and children’s health
- to emphasize the importance of prenatal exposure to environmental factors on child and mother health
- to develop a greater awareness among health professionals about the relationship between children’s health and the environment; and
- to initiate and direct future research in the field of children’s environmental health.
In the year 2022 we have been active to organise webinars. Two webinars on lead and children’s health and one webinar on 29th of September on E-waste and children’s health. Due to Covid our last, the 10th, Conference was a virtual meeting on the 1st and 2nd of December 2020. There was a multidisciplinary audience from science, health, environment, risk assessment, social and many other domains. We celebrated very modestly the 10th Conference of INCHES since 1998. But besides celebrating we are also concerned about the state of the planet, of the health of children and the future of vulnerable groups. Therefore we did focus this year on climate change and new emerging challenges in children’s environmental health. INCHES joined the COP26 in Glasgow and collaborated with a great group of health professionals. We tried to get health into the reports of the COP26 but still too many delegations are not aware enough about all the health consequences of the climate change. We are joining International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE) to prepare for the COP27 in November.
Peter van den Hazel, chair of the INCHES Board .