Public Health Impact of Environmental Pollution
- 11-02-2015 19.30 - 21.00
- Swanport Café, Beijing
As one of the most rapidly growing countries and the largest energy consumer in the world, environmental pollution in China including air, water, and land, puts people at risk of many acute and chronic diseases. China aims to double its 2010 gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020, in the face of ever more serious environmental pollution. In the context of increasing globalization, both domestic measures and international cooperation are needed to tackle these challenges. This consultation aims to generate a discussion on environmental pollution from a public health perspective. Participants should expect to take away an understanding of the fundamentals in population-based science, environmental epidemiology, and key concepts in public health.
About the Speaker
Dr. John Ji works for the China Medical Board, a Rockefeller endowed foundation that established the Peking Union Medical College. John serves as a manager of programs supporting education and scientific excellence in medicine, nursing and public health. Prior to working in Beijing, John was employed at the US FDA utilizing analytical methods in clinical trials and surveillance. He was also part of the UN peacekeeping efforts in Nepal, served as an industrial hygienist in Taiwan, and volunteers as an university admissions interview officer. John is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University where he received his bachelor’s degree, and Harvard University where he received his doctoral degree. He is also a member of the Harvard University Center for the Environment.
About BEN & BEER
The Beijing Energy Network (BEN) is a grassroots organization with a mission of promoting knowledge sharing, networking, and collaboration in understanding and tackling China’s energy and environmental challenges among individuals and organizations from diverse sectors such as government, finance, industry, media, advocacy, think tanks and academia. The flagship activity of BEN is the Beijing Energy & Environmental Roundtable (BEER), an approximately twice-monthly happy hour/speaker series. BEER events are free or low cost and open to all with no RSVP necessary. Please note, we ask that our speaker's remarks remain off the record unless they otherwise grant permission.
30 RMB at the door, which will provide you with tea and snacks.
Alcoholic beverages are a la carte. There will be a drawing each even for a free drink voucher if you submit your information at the door!
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This is not a Green Initiatives-organized event. To register for this event please contact the organizers directly.