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21st Century Challenges: Environment, Climate Change and Social Inequalities

San Sebastian, 30 August - 2 September 2022

The Annual Meeting of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology will break records in San Sebastian, with more than 800 attendees and a thousand papers.

  • Climate change, the environment, urban health and social inequalities will be the main themes of this meeting, which was presented this morning at a press conference at the Donostia City Hall.
  • Droughts, floods, water and air shortages and pollution, the loss of cultivated areas, the reduction of harvests and food health problems or the spread of vector-borne diseases such as dengue, zika or chikungunya are some of the serious consequences of rising temperatures on the health of the planet.
  • The control of Covid-19 through current and future vaccines, the effect of new variants on population transmission and the outlook for the disease will be reviewed in plenary sessions.
  • The monitoring of population health through mass surveillance studies will also be assessed in a panel discussion.
  • The congress programme will also offer a comprehensive view of health, addressing aspects as diverse as urban health, mental health, social inequalities in health, gender-based violence, vaccines, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • This year, as a novelty, a day before the official opening of the congress, a round table open to all citizens will be held at the San Telmo Museum.
  • The meeting has the collaboration of the Donostia City Council, the Basque Government´s Department of Health and the University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibersitatea (UPV/EHU), as well as the Basque Government's Public Company for Environmental Management (IHOBE) and the Department of the Environment of the Provincial Council of Guipúzcoa.

San Sebastian will host the 40th edition of the Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology (SEE), which will be held in the capital of Gipuzkoa, at the Carlos Santamaría Centre of the University of the Basque Country, from 30 August to 2 September, beating all the records of previous editions: more than 800 attendees have already registered and more than a thousand papers are expected to be presented.

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