National Drought Mitigation Center


Deadline nearing for drought and public health conference abstract submissions

July 3, 2018

August 1, 2018 is the deadline for submission of abstracts to two upcoming conferences that will explore themes of preparing for and mitigating the public health impacts of drought.

Researchers investigating relationships between drought and public health are invited to submit abstracts to either of two conferences that will be exploring the theme “Understanding Linkages Between Drought and Public Health: Can We Improve Drought Early Warning?” Conferences are:

  • American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting, December 10-14, 2018, in Washington, D.C., GeoHealth focus group.
  • American Meteorological Society’s annual meeting, January 6-10, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona, 10th Conference on Environmental Health section.

August 1 is the abstract submission deadline for either conference.

Both sessions are co-convened by the National Drought Mitigation Center, the National Integrated Drought Information System, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

For more information on drought and public health in the U.S., click here to see a fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control.

Click here to view a flyer on the GeoHealth focus at the AGU Fall meeting or go here  to submit an abstract.

Click here to view a flyer on the AMS 2019 Section for Environmental Health conference or go here to submit an abstract to the conference.