Cities on Volcanoes 6 will take place at Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) in May-June 2010. There will be a session dedicated to volcanic health hazards and IVHHN will be holding a workshop at the conference too. Please see their website http://www.citiesonvolcanoes6.com/index.html for more information, particulary on travel grants.
Current deadlines are as follows:
Grant deadline - 31 January 2010
Early registration deadline - 28 February 2010
Abstract deadline - 28 February 2010
Final programme announced - 31 March 2010
Please keep an eye on the CoV website for any further date changes.
Session 2.6 Human health problems caused by volcanic activity
Volcanic health hazards continue to be an issue of immediate concern to local populations both during eruptions and for many years following eruptions. These are primarily from volcanic ash in the environment and its subsequent effects on respiratory health but may also be from the psychological effects of long-term evacuation and living with a ‘rumbling giant’. Quiescent volcanoes also pose health concerns from volcanic degassing which can affect air quality and the potability of local water resources. This session is open to all research on the health issues caused by volcanic activity and we encourage talks and posters not only on the medical investigations but also on characterization of the properties of volcanic emissions which may be linked to adverse health outcomes.