26 Oct

Evolutionary Biology Center (EBC), Uppsala University, Uppsala

CRU supported symposium: Chemical Pollution and One Health

How do we move from reactivity to proactivity?

Uppsala Health Summit (UHS) 2023 (24–25 Oct.) is dedicated to one of the most pressing issues with regards to human and planetary health: chemical pollution. Under the title “Chemical Pollution and One Health: From reactivity to proactivity” scientists, policy-makers, and regulators and other key stakeholder will gather to discuss the critical next steps and how to speed up efforts.

After the UHS 2023, on 26 October, the Satellite Symposium on Chemical Pollution and One Health will take place, with some of the key invited speakers at the UHS. The symposium aims at further discuss the topic and the identified next steps at the summit.

The symposium is free of charge and open to all interested scientists from the natural/life sciences and social sciences, as well as other stakeholders. It is organized by Uppsala University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the Centre for Reproductive Biology in Uppsala (CRU), and CLL. It is taking place at the Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University.

Save the date for stimulating and constructive discussions on this important topic!

Further details will follow, for questions please contact Joëlle Rüegg (joelle.ruegg@ebc.uu.se).

Greetings from the organizing committee,

Ida Hallberg, SLU
Mikael Karlsson, UU
Joëlle Rüegg, UU
Diana Lupu, UU

Preliminary schedule

9.00-12.15 Presentations of invited speakers

  • Juliette Legler, Prof. of Toxicology, Utrecht University
  • Leonardo Trasande, Prof. of Pediatrics, New York University
  • Tom Zoeller, Emeritus Prof. of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Josep Jimenez-Chillaron, Senior researcher, University of Barcelona
  • Åke Bergman, Senior Prof. of Environmental Chemistry, Örebro University
  • Shirlee Tan, Senior toxicologist for the Seattle and King County Public Health Department
  • Mikael Karlsson, Assoc. Prof. of Environmental Sciences, Uppsala University
  • Baskut Tuncak, Director of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TBC)

12.15-13.15 Lunch (at own expenses)

13.15-15.15 Roundtable discussions: How do we move from reactivity to proactivity?

  • Group discussions on both toxicological/chemical and legal/policy aspects

15.30-16.30 Discussion in plenum and Conclusion


Time: 2023-10-26 09:00 - 16:30
City: Uppsala
Location: Evolutionary Biology Center (EBC), Uppsala University


Centre for Reproductive Biology in Uppsala, CRU
P.O. Box 7054, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
Phone: +46 18-67 21 74
www.slu.se/cru | cru@slu.se