ISCHE will hold its 4th international retreat on Purposeful Research: From Study Design to Prevention at the Hacienda Misné in Merida, Yucatan Mexico. It will run from dinner on January 8th through lunch on 11th, 2019 (with optional events the afternoon of the 11th). Our return to Mexico will deepen our connections with friends and colleagues in Mexico and the region.
The retreat will draw together a broad community of researchers, clinicians, regulatory and advocacy professionals, as well as students interested in children’s environmental health from around the globe. Building on the success of our previous meetings, this retreat will be a relaxed, intimate meeting to inspire our work and create new friendships and collaborations. This works best if the number of participants is limited, so plan to register early before the spaces are filled.
Proposed sessions will focus on diverse themes, including nurturing young investigators, emerging issues (e.g., water contaminants, fluorinated chemicals), maximizing the impact of our work, and environmental issues of concern in Mexico and around the world.
Everyone who attended the last meeting in Cuernavaca was extremely enthusiastic about returning to Mexico. Our local partners from the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) have identified this wonderful 18th century hacienda for us. Merida is famous for its unique food, colorful colonial architecture, museums, nearby archeological sites (such as the pyramids at Chichen Itza), and cenotes (crystal clear swimming holes created by an asteroid 66 million years ago). Historically, there are many French influences including Paseo Montejo, a wide tree-lined avenue inspired by the Champs-Élysées and dotted with palatial Beaux Arts homes.
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