Published Materials|PowerPoint™ Presentations|EL 21, 2012
Dr. Soskolne regularly gives lectures and talks (invited and contributed) on subjects related to his expertise. The purpose of this section is to make available the contents his recent presentations. Visitors are free to download the slides and use them as reference material, subject to copyright policies and standards of attribution.

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At the University of Cape Town, South Africa, a seminar on the theme: Ethics, Climate Change and Public Health in an Age of Denialism was held under the auspices of the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI)/EGS/School of Public Health on March 15, 2017. Colin Soskolne's contribution was entitled Global Environmental and Climate Changes: Some Implications of Climate Change for Public Health. [36 slides; 25 minutes + 10 minutes discussion in an hour-long session].
This lecture was the second of two with the first lecture of equal length by Professor A. Karim Ahmed entitled Loss of Moral Integrity and the Distortion of Science by the Climate Change Denial Community.

A reduced length and updated version of his popular Houston lecture entitled Narrowing the Gap Through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment was presented by Colin Soskolne on March 2, 2017 at the weekly Departmental Seminar series of the School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town. [45 slides; 40 minutes + 20 minutes discussion]

Health Disparities and Ethics. Narrowing the Gap Through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment was presented by Colin Soskolne in the Fall 2016 "Disparities in Health in America: Working Towards Social Justice" course in Houston, Texas, on November 22, 2016 at the University of Houston-Downtown Campus with conferencing to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the University of Florida Health, Florida A&M University, the University of Miami, the University of Texas at Austin and Temple University Health System. [77 slides; 60 minutes + 30 minutes discussion]

On October 28, 2016 at the Annual Ramazzini Days 2016 Conference, Carpi, Italy, Dr. Colin Soskolne presented The Ongoing Corruption of the Scientific Basis for Attribution in Asbestos-Related Disease: How Did We Get Here and What Can We Do? This was part of a Symposium on Asbestos Lung Fiber Burden: The New Gold Standard For Determining Asbestos Exposure and Attendant Health Risks? The title speaks for itself. [33 slides; 13 minutes plus part of a 20-minute discussion]

At Simon Fraser University - Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada - in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Fall 2016 Health Sciences Research Seminar Series, on October 20, 2016, Dr. Colin Soskolne addressed Ethical Dimensions of Producing and Using Evidence to Inform Policy in a World of Ever-Expanding Environmental Health Inequalities. The lecture and discussion was both webcast and recorded. [76 slides; 60 minutes plus 15 minutes for discussion]

The 3rd International Symposium on Ethics of Environmental Health (ISEEH), in conjunction with the OPERRA Workshop on Ethics of Radiation Protection, was held in Ceské Budejovice (Budweis), Czech Republic, 28–31 August 2016. Colin Soskolne presented a paper entitled The Role of Vested Interests, Cultural Norms and Dominant Paradigms in Science, Risk Management and Risk Communication. Slides numbered 38–40 were added after the lecture in response to questions on the prevalence of misconduct in science. [52 slides; 30 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion]

The 24th annual international conference of the Global Ecological Integrity Group (GEIG) took place in Munich, Germany, July 4–8 2016, on the theme The Common Good: The Role of Integrity in the Support of Life and Human Security. Colin Soskolne presented SCOPING THE EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM OF CONFLICT-OF-INTEREST AND MONEYED INFLUENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH. The presentation was placed in the session on Governance and the Protection of Human Rights. This presentation brings together components of the presentations that Colin Soskolne and Kathleen Ruff had delivered at the Special Symposium of the International Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology (IJPC-SE) as part of the 4th Epidemiology Congress of the Americas, Miami, Florida, June 21–24, 2016 (see here). [26 slides; 30 minutes plus 15 minutes for discussion]

As the organizer and co-chair of this Symposium, the IJPC-SE was introduced, the Symposium presenters and topics were reviewed, and the learning objectives and goals were noted.

The final presentation in this Symposium focused on the nature and extent of Conflict-Of-Interest (COI) and Disclosure and the ramifications of non-compliance. Distinctions between REAL and PERCEIVED COI were made, and of the importance of DISCLOSURE and RECUSAL if we are to be ethical in our conduct as professionals. Two aspects were emphasized: (1) the interim form for disclosure developed by the IJPC-SE to implement transparency of its Board members; and (2) a current conundrum was presented around a policy framework for accepting, or not, donations from potentially financially-interested parties.

Health Disparities and Ethics: Narrowing the Gap Through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment was presented by Colin Soskolne in the 14th "Disparities in Health in America: Working Towards Social Justice" Workshop / Course in Houston, Texas on June 20, 2016 at the University of Houston-Downtown Campus with conferencing to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the University of Florida Health, Florida A&M University, the University of Miami, the University of Texas at Austin and Temple University Health System. [75 slides; 60 minutes + 30 minutes as part of a panel discussion]

April 7-8, 2016 Lecture Number 1:
Narrowing the Gap Through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment
This lecture sets the foundation for those values and ethical considerations essential to research and practice in the public health sciences. The role of evidence in public policy formulation is explained if science and the application of evidence are to be consistent with and support the goals of social justice. [75 slides; 1 hour and 10 minutes plus 30 minutes for discussion]

April 7-8, 2016 Lecture Number 2:
Integrity in Epidemiology as the Science Basic to Rational Public Health Policy: Conflicting Interests at Work.
This lecture identifies several cases that demonstrate how conflicting interests act to delay policy interventions that are needed to protect the public interest. The need for the International Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology (IJPC-SE) was explained in the context of values and ethics that serve the public interest amid pressures on epidemiologists to introduce bias for manufacturing doubt to serve special interests. [26 slides; 45 minutes plus 20 minutes for discussion]

April 7-8, 2016 Background Lecture Number 3:
Asbestos of all fibre-types: decades of science, influence, deceit and harm.
This lecture documents the interplay between valid evidence and the forces of moneyed influence in creating delays and division that ultimately serve the interests of the asbestos industry. The need for ethics in addressing the absence of integrity among those who are in the pay of the asbestos industry is emphasized. [Background material of 48 slides]

April 7-8, 2016 Background Lecture Number 4:
Need for an Equivalent of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to Contain the Relentless Influence of Asbestos Interests in Promoting the Safe Use of Chrysotile Asbestos.
This lecture documents the destructive influence of the asbestos lobby in fomenting uncertainty with a view to expanding asbestos markets wherever possible. Much like the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the equivalent approach could be to advantage if exposure to asbestos is to be more effectively eliminated globally. [Background material of 30 slides]

April 2, 2016 REPORT:
Updated report on a 1-day visit to the centre of Taiwan to become acquainted with the industrial pollution and health effects associated with the Formosa Industrial Complex [Formosa No. 6 Naphtha Cracking Complex], Yunlin, Taiwan, situated at Mai-Liao, March 29 – 30, 2016.
The Report contains recommendations to the incoming government of Taiwan and to leading academics, clinicians, and NGOs to stimulate dialogue for addressing concerns relating to past and ongoing industrial pollution. [4 pages]

March 31, 2016 LECTURE, Taipei:
ETHICAL ASPECTS OF STUDIES ON POPULATIONS RESIDENT IN CONTAMINATED SITES.
Risk Society and Policy Research Center, Social Science College, National Taiwan University, March 31, 2016. The ethical dimensions of conducting studies in contaminated sites was described in the context of the "South Wind Photo Exhibition" showing the Yunlin Formosa Industrial Complex and its impact on local communities as a contaminated region. [33 slides; 40 minutes; plus a counterpoint by Professor Wen-Ling Tu on “The Plight of Environmental Knowledge Production in the High-tech Sector, Taiwan”, followed by 30 minutes for discussion]

March 31, 2016 LECTURE, Taipei:
DAVID VS. GOLIATH: VOLUNTARY PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND THE INDUSTRIAL JUGGERNAUT.
Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University, March 31, 2016. Several case studies were presented showing pressures to suppress epidemiological findings and how these pressures are being exposed by entities that work in the public interest such as the Center for Public Integrity that exposes misdeeds, and the International Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology that works at the interface of research and policy. [49 slides; 1 hour plus 30 minutes for discussion]

March 29, 2016 LECTURE, Yunlin:
NARROWING THE GAP THROUGH ATTENTION TO VALUES AND ETHICS IN PUBLIC HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT.
Yunlin, Taiwan, field trip to the region around a chemical industrial complex, March 29, 2016. A lecture to hospital executive management and clinicians about values and ethics that influence how health risk assessment is conducted and applied. [76 slides; 1 hour plus 30 minutes for discussion]

March 29, 2016 LECTURE, Taipei:
PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE ANTHROPOCENE.
Risk Society and Policy Research Center, National Taiwan University, March 29, 2016. An introduction to the 2015 Canadian Public Health Association's report on the Ecological Determinants of Public Health and the Eco-social model for public health action. [42 slides; 1 hour plus 30 minutes for discussion]

March 28, 2016 LECTURE, Taipei:
THE PLACE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS IN RESEARCH AND PRACTICE: BY WHAT MECHANISMS AND IN WHOSE BEST INTERESTS?
Graduate Institute of Humanities in Medicine, Taipei Medical University, March 28, 2016. Science as a non-value-free endeavor and how the Earth Charter's values and principles could be used to steer humanity onto a sustainable path. [38 slides; 1 hour plus 30 minutes for discussion]

March 27, 2016 LECTURE, Taipei:
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: DENIAL, FORTRESS NATIONS, GATED COMMUNITIES AND WIDENING HEALTH DISPARITIES.
Taiwan Ecological Stewardship Association, College of Life Sciences, National Taiwan University, March 27, 2016. An overview of global changes and their social manifestations. [53 slides; 50 minutes plus 20 minutes for discussion]

March 26, 2016 LECTURE, Taipei:
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: ONE HEALTH / ECOHEALTH.
A two-part lecture to the Global Health Center (IHC) at the Public Health School, National Taiwan University, Taipei, March 26, 2016. The first part of the lecture set the foundation for recognizing that humans are embedded in the ecosystems in which they live and work and that all systems upon which humans depend for their flourishing are in decline; the ethics underlying sustainability for both present and future generations formed the essence of the second part of the lecture. [92 slides; 50 minutes for part 1 plus 20 minutes for discussion; similarly for part 2, with a break of 20 minutes in between the two parts]

March 25, 2016 LECTURE, Miaoli County:
ETHICAL DIMENSIONS OF PRODUCING AND USING EVIDENCE TO INFORM POLICY IN A WORLD OF EVER-EXPANDING ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH INEQUALITIES.
National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli County, Taiwan, March 25, 2016. The need for the International Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology (IJPC-SE) was explained in the context of values and ethics that serve the public interest amid pressures on epidemiologists to introduce bias for manufacturing doubt to serve special interests. [43 slides; 1 hour plus 30 minutes for discussion]

Health Disparities and Ethics: Narrowing the Gap Through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment was presented by Colin Soskolne in the Fall course on "Disparities in Health in America: Working Towards Social Justice" in Houston, Texas on November 17, 2015 to the University of Houston-Downtown Campus with conferencing to: The University of Texas School of Public Health Regional Campuses at Austin, San Antonio and El Paso, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, and the University of Texas Pan American. [75 slides; 75 minutes + 25 minutes for discussion]

At the 27th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) on the theme of Addressing Environmental Health Inequalities, a 45-minute plenary lecture was delivered entitled Ethical Dimensions of Producing and Using Evidence to Inform Policy in a World of Ever-Expanding Environmental Health Inequalities. The conference took place in São Paulo, Brazil over the period August 30 – September 3, 2015. [76 slides; 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of discussion after a second plenary of 30 minutes]

At the 27th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) on the theme of Addressing Environmental Health Inequalities, a 15-minute paper was presented in the parallel oral session Health Earth and the Anthropocene entitled Epidemiological Methods in Global Health Risk Assessment: Which Paradigm And In Whose Best Interests?. The conference took place in São Paulo, Brazil over the period August 30 – September 3, 2015. [25 slides; 15 minutes, with general discussion at the end of all presentations in the session]

At the 27th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) on the theme of Addressing Environmental Health Inequalities, a 15-minute ethics discussion, with Robert Wålinder, was led on the theme Stress, Heat and Other Occupational Exposures in an oral parallel session by the same title. The conference took place in São Paulo, Brazil over the period August 30 – September 3, 2015. [7 slides; 15 minutes inclusive of discussion]

At the 27th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) on the theme of Addressing Environmental Health Inequalities, a 15-minute ethics discussion was led on the theme Ethical and Philosophical Dimensions of Applying Biomarkers in an oral parallel session Chemicals and Biomarkers/Metabolomics. The conference took place in São Paulo, Brazil over the period August 30 – September 3, 2015. [7 slides; 15 minutes inclusive of discussion]

At the 23rd Global Ecological Integrity Group (GEIG) international conference on the theme of "The Common Good: The Role of Integrity in the Support of Life and Human Security", June 29 – July 3 2015, held in Parma, Italy, a plenary presentation entitled David vs. Goliath: voluntary professional societies and the industrial juggernaut was delivered. [51 slides; 35 minutes followed by 20 minutes of discussion]

At the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Biennial Conference "Paradigms to Pragmatism: Epidemiology and Biostatistics for the Changing World", June 2 – 4, 2015, Dr. Soskolne presented The CSEB Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Munir A. Sheikh. [5 minutes]

At the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Biennial Conference "Paradigms to Pragmatism: Epidemiology and Biostatistics for the Changing World", June 2 – 4, 2015, a 1-hour long lunch workshop entitled Epidemiology and public policy: the role of the International Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology (IJPC-SE) was co-chaired with Mark Oremus. [23 slides; 30 minutes followed by a workshop exercise for 15 minutes.]

On April 27 2015, a lecture entitled How Health of the Environment Affects Health was presented to the Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association (ELLA 2015) in the Global Health Course, coordinated by Dr. Anne Fanning, April 27 – May 15, 2015, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. [20 slides; 30 minutes]

Health Disparities and Ethics: Narrowing the Gap Through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment was presented by Colin Soskolne in the Fall course on "Disparities in Health in America: Working Towards Social Justice" in Houston, Texas on November 18, 2014 to the University of Houston-Downtown Campus with conferencing to: The University of Texas School of Public Health Regional Campuses at Austin, San Antonio and El Paso, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, and the University of Texas Pan American. November 18, 2014. [69 slides; 75 minutes + 25 minutes for discussion including discussion on Dr. Vernillia Randall's lecture]

American Public Health Association (APHA) 142nd Annual Meeting and Expo, New Orleans, LA, USA. Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health And Well-Being. November 15 – 19, 2014. International Threats to the Mission of Public Health as Governments Dismantle/Erode the Census. [Panel Discussion Moderator; 30 minutes, 1 slide]

The Place of Environmental Ethics in Research and Practice: by what mechanisms and in whose best interests? is the title of a lecture that Dr. Colin L. Soskolne led at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium, on October 27, 2014 [68 slides, 60 minutes plus 30 minutes Q&A]

At the Istituto Superiore di Sanita in Rome, Italy, Dr. Colin L. Soskolne presented his invited paper Ethical Aspects of Studies on Populations Resident in Contaminated Sites on October 22, 2014. The symposium, Contaminated Sites and Health: Recent Findings and the Way Forward, was co-sponsored by the Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Collegium Ramazzini, and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health in Contaminated Sites. [60 minutes; 60 slides]

At the 2014 Conference Under Western Skies 3 Intersections of Environments, Technologies, and Communities at Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 9 – 12, Colin Soskolne presented a paper entitled Interface Between Public And Environmental Health Regimes: Which Paradigm And In Whose Best Interests? [15 minutes; 28 slides]

At the 2014 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) annual conference held in Seattle, Washington, USA, August 24 – 28, Colin Soskolne delivered the 2014 ISEE Research Integrity Award speech to Dr. Steven Coughlin.
[4 minutes; 1 slide followed by a single-page of text delivered in the conference's opening plenary session].

At the 2014 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) annual conference held in Seattle, Washington, USA, August 24 – 28, Colin Soskolne delivered the designated ethics discussion on Ethical and Philosophical Dimensions of Applying Biomarkers to Pregnant Women.
[15 minutes; 8 slides in a 1.5-hour contributed parallel session].

At the 2014 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) annual conference held in Seattle, Washington, USA, August 24 – 28, Colin Soskolne delivered the Wael Al-Delaimy co-authored designated ethics discussion on Ethical Considerations for Climate Change and Population Health.
[15 minutes; 8 slides in a 1.5-hour contributed parallel session].

Since 2006, Dr. Soskolne has been invited to lecture, twice yearly, on health disparities in Houston, Texas. While the same topic is what is sought each time, the lecture is always modified and updated somewhat. His most recent lecture on June 27, 2014, can be accessed here and is entitled Narrowing the Gap through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment at the 12th Annual Disparities in Health in America: Working Towards Social Justice Summer Workshop / Course and hosted by the Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing, Texas Medical Center; the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN); and the Texas A & M University Corpus Christi. June 23 – 28, 2014.
[1 hour; 69 slides in a four-hour session that he moderates].

To the Global Ecological Integrity Group (GEIG) annual conference held at the Aegean Institute of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Rhodes, Island of Rhodes, Greece, June 21 – 26, 2014, Colin Soskolne presented a plenary paper on the Interface Between Public And Environmental Health Regimes: Which Paradigm And In Whose Best Interests? The conference theme was "Global Integrity at the Tipping Point: Imminent and Ongoing Threats to the Ecological, Social and Cultural Evolution of the Planet".
[30 minutes; 37 slides].

At the 2nd International Symposium on Ethics of Environmental Health, in conjunction with the OPERRA Workshop on Ethics of Radiation Protection, Dr. Soskolne presented a paper Global, Regional and Local Ecological Change: Ethical Aspects for Public Health. The Symposium took place in Ceské Budejovice (Budweis), Czech Republic, June 15 – 19, 2014.
[45 minutes; 63 slides].

In support of the drive by the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) for the earliest possible elimination of coal-fired power generation in Alberta, Dr. Soskolne contributed a Critique of the August 2006 Final Report – Wabamun and Area Community Exposure and Health Effects Assessment, a report from Alberta Health & Wellness. This presentation was made before the Health Issues Council at the Alberta Medical Association, Calgary, May 5, 2014.
[10 minutes; 15 slides].

At the 141st annual conference of American Public Health Association (APHA), in Boston, November 2 – 6, 2013, a symposium was organized by the Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology (JPC-SE) and the APHA Epidemiology Section, as part of the joint "Future of Epidemiology" series, which has been convened annually at the APHA Annual Meeting since 2007. The symposium theme was "The Nexus Between Public Health Evidence and Policy: The International Battle to List Chrysotile Asbestos as Hazardous". An oral presentation entitled Need for an Equivalent of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to Contain the Relentless Influence of Asbestos Interests in Promoting the Safe Use of Chrysotile Asbestos, and co-authored by Dr. Stanley H. Weiss, was presented.
[18 minutes; 29 slides].

An ethics discussion paper was presented by Colin Soskolne at the 2013 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) annual conference in Basel, Switzerland, August 19 – 23, entitled Ethical dimensions of linking science and policy through impact assessment. [15 minutes; 7 slides]

An ethics discussion paper was presented by Colin Soskolne, with Wael Al-Delaimy, Adetoun Mustapha, Mathilde Pascal and Jouni Jaakkola at the 2013 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) annual conference in Basel, Switzerland, 19 – 23 in the session entitled Climate Change, Limits to Growth and Public Health — Concerns for Global Ethics. [15 minutes, 7 slides]

At the 2013 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) annual conference in Basel, Switzerland, August 19 – 23, Colin Soskolne presented a paper in the symposium on Limits to Growth and Public Health entitled Scientific Factors that Obscure and Obstruct our Understanding of the Limits to Growth. [10 minutes, 21 slides]

At the 2013 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) annual conference in Basel, Switzerland, August 19 – 23, Colin Soskolne presented a paper in the special symposium on IARC and Asbestos Research entitled Symposium Discussant: Asbestos and Cancer — Science and Policy Implications. [10 minutes, 14 slides]

At the 2013 International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) annual conference in Basel, Switzerland, August 19 – 23, Colin Soskolne presented a poster entitled Responsibilities of epidemiologists in the conduct and dissemination of research in the public interest. The same poster was presented at the annual Ramazzini Days meeting of the Collegium Ramazzini in Carpi, Italy, October 25 – 27, 2013.

At the 2013 Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB) Biennial Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, June 25 – 27, Colin Soskolne presented a paper, co-authored with his colleagues, Stanley H. Weiss of New Jersey and Kathleen Ruff of Canada, entitled Balancing the Justification for 'Further Research' and 'Policy Action': A Case Study of Chrysotile Asbestos in Canada. [20 minutes; 32 slides]

Since 2006, Dr. Soskolne has been invited to lecture, twice yearly, on health disparities in Houston, Texas. While the same topic is what is sought each time, the lecture is always modified and updated somewhat. His most recent lecture on June 17, 2013, can be accessed here and is entitled Narrowing the Gap through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment at the 11th Annual Disparities in Health in America: Working Towards Social Justice Summer Workshop / Course and hosted by the Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing, Texas Medical Center. Department of Health Disparities Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, June 17 – 22, 2013. [1 hour; 66 slides in a four-hour session that he moderates]

At the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) annual conference, Ottawa, Canada, June 9 – 12, 2013, a special symposium was held as part of the process for developing an updated position statement on global change and public health based on that developed by the CPHA in 1992. The symposium comprised a panelist discussion, under the theme Global Change and Public Health: Addressing the Ecological Determinants of Health. Preparation for this presentation was supported by the CPHA policy arm in which planning intern, Daniel Schwirtz, is acknowledged for coordinating much of the creative work for the presentation. [90 minutes; 59 slides: Soskolne responsible for slides numbered 34 – 41]

In Polokwane, South Africa, Colin Soskolne participated in the inaugural conference of the Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA), hosted by the University of Limpopo, April 25 – 28, 2013. His lecture was entitled Integrity in Epidemiology as the Science Basic to Rational Public Health Policy: Conflicting Interests at Work. [15 minutes + 5 minutes DISCUSSION; 25 slides]

In South Africa, at the University of Cape Town's School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Occupational Medicine Journal Club. Dr. Colin L. Soskolne, April 11, 2013, entitled: Asbestos of all fibre-types: decades of science, influence, deceit and harm. [45 minutes + 45 minutes DISCUSSION; 47 slides; n=14]

In South Africa, at the University of Cape Town's School of Public Health and Family Medicine Dr. Colin L. Soskolne, April 11, 2013, a Departmental Seminar entitled: Ethical Reflections of an Epidemiologist: Whither Humanity? [50 minutes + 15 minutes Q&A; 42 slides; n=35]

At the University of Canberra, The Centre for Research and Action in Public Health (CeRAPH) hosted Dr. Colin L. Soskolne in its Centenary Lecture Series, March 19, 2013, entitled: Ethical Reflections of an Epidemiologist: Whither Humanity? while based as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia.
[40 minutes + 15 minutes Q&A; 42 slides]

A conference paper was presented at the XIX International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE) held in Canberra, Australia, February 5 – 8, 2013, entitled: A Toolkit for Eco-epidemiological Enquiry Under Global Ecological Change while based as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Canberra, Australia.
[20 minutes; 21 slides]

Eco-Epidemiology: Connecting Ecosystem Health to Human Health. A WEBINAR, presented by Colin Soskolne through the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB)
[80 slides; 1.5 hours].
This was the first WEBINAR hosted by the CSEB on November 29, 2010, but not recorded. It then was updated and recorded from the University of Canberra, Australia, on December 4, 2012, for inclusion in CSEB's growing WEBINAR bank. The narrated WEBINAR can be accessed here.

A poster on the "Development, Dissemination, and Influence of a Position Statement on Asbestos, 2011 – 2012" was presented to the Fellows of the Collegium Ramazzini at the Annual Ramazzini Days 2012 Meeting in Carpi, Italy, October 26 – 28, 2012 under the theme Precaution in science and the science-policy interface.

Lecture on October 2, 2012, in the Fall 2012 Health Disparities Course of the Department of Health Disparities Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center on the topic Narrowing the Gap Through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment at the Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, USA. [A 1-hour presentation of 66 slides, followed by a 45-minute panel discussion with one other lecturer]

On August 29, 2012, at the 24th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) on the theme of "Environmental Health across Land, Air, and Sea" held in Columbia, South Carolina, August 26 – 30, 2012, an early morning session on The Ethical and Virtuous Environmental Epidemiologist: A Discussion about Professional Integrity was moderated by Colin L. Soskolne and Wael Al-Delaimy [60 minute session, 28 slides in 22 minutes – permitting a rich 35 – minute discussion]

Narrowing the Gap through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment, a lecture on Health Disparities and Health Ethics at the 25th Anniversary of the Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Under-served & Health Equity: "Empowering Communities in the Era of Health Care Reform", as part of the course by the Department of Health Disparities Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. June 26 – 29, 2012 [60 minutes, 66 slides in a three-hour session]

Hopeful signs to prevent collapse, a presentation delivered on June 12, 2012 at the Edmonton (Shaw) Convention Centre to the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) annual conference in the session "Ecosystem and Human Health: From CPHA's 1992 Report to Rio+20 and Beyond" [20 minutes; 36 slides]

Colin Soskolne’s plenary conference presentation: Declining trends in health and survivability: hope through the Earth Charter movement. Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Office of Global Health Conference "Transcending Borders Towards Global Health: Discovering Pathways from Local to Global" London, Ontario, Canada. April 27 – 29, 2012 [An 18-minute lecture of 24 slides]

Colin Soskolne on Canada's 'Rogue Nation' Position on Asbestos: Industry-Government Influence on Policy. A lecture to the Occupational Health & Safety Certificate Program, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta at its Learn & Lunch Series on "Building Awareness: Health Hazards in the Workplace". Enterprise Square, Edmonton. April 24, 2012 [A 1-hour lecture of 59 slides, with several extra slides containing live links to relevant video materials]

Colin Soskolne on Declining trends in health and survivability: hope through the Earth Charter movement. A lecture as part of a panel of three for the WeCanada Cross-Canada Tour, "Dialogue & Action for Earth Summit 2012". Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. March 14, 2012 [A 20-minute lecture of 24 slides as part of a 2.5-hour dialogue]

Colin Soskolne on Environmental Sustainability. A two-part lecture to University of Alberta students in the course "One Health", AFNS 416/516, in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, March 6 and 8, 2012 [Two sessions of 1 hour and 20 minutes each; 95 slides]

Global Health Rounds, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. Colin Soskolne on Global Environmental Change: Denial, Fortress Nations, Gated Communities and Widening Health Disparities, January 16, 2012 [1 hour; 60 slides]

The Environmental Research and Studies Centre (ERSC), University of Alberta. Toxic Bodies: A Lecture Series on the Science of Environmental Health. TELUS World of Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Soskolne and Ruff on Canada's 'Rogue Nation' Position on Asbestos November 22, 2011 [1 hour and 20 minutes; 64 slides, some with built-in video clips and links]

Canadian Society for International Health, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Global Health Education Consortium, Montreal, 2011. Global Health: Advancing Health Equity in the 21st Century. Global Environmental Change: Denial, Fortress Nations, Gated Communities and Widening Health Disparities in the panel on "Multiple Crises and the Future of Health Disparities." November 13 – 15, 2011 [25 minutes; 52 slides]

Ramazzini Days 2011. Carpi, Italy. When Politics and Evidence Collide: Canada's 'Rogue Nation' Position on Asbestos. Colin L. Soskolne and Kathleen Ruff. October 28 – 30, 2011 [20 minutes; 34 slides]

Fall 2011 Health Disparities Course: "Disparities in Health in America: Working Toward Social Justice". University of Houston — Downtown [SOS 3313 (Social Sciences) – CRN 11993] Narrowing the Gap Through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment, October 18, 2011 [1.25 hours; 62 slides]

Global Health Course (PHS 640 — Introduction to Global Health), School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, October 3, 2011. A lecture entitled: Environment: Human Health on an Unhealthy Planet [2 hours; 92 slides plus one hour of discussion; total = 3 hours]

Delegation from Chongqing, China, to the Centre for International Business Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, on "Planning for Lower Carbon Economies: Finding best measures for adapting to climate change; some key research perspectives", August 30, 2011. Plenary keynote lecture: Global Climate Change: Public Health Perspectives [60 minutes, 61 slides]

A Satellite Symposium to the 14th International Congress of Radiation Research, Warsaw, Poland, was held in Prague, Czech Republic on "Ethics of Environmental Health" August 24 – 27, 2011. Plenary keynote lecture: How to Implement Ethics in Environmental Health Education [50 minutes, 64 slides]

19th Global Ecological Integrity Group (GEIG) International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic. "Human Rights and Duties: Supporting Biological Integrity for Public Health". Canada's 'Rogue Nation' Position on Asbestos. Colin L. Soskolne and Kathleen Ruff, July 11 – 16, 2011 [30 minutes; 41 slides]

3rd North American Congress of Epidemiology. Pre-conference Workshop — June 21, 2011: 1 pm – 5 pm, Sheraton Centre Hotel, Montreal, Canada. Eco-Epidemiology: The Rationale and Methods for Understanding the Complex Dynamics between Ecosystem Change and Human Health [4 hours; 149 slides]

3rd North American Congress of Epidemiology, June 21 – 24, 2011, Montreal, Canada. Canada's Sydney Tar Ponds: Conflicting Interests Resulting in a Case of Suppression Bias and Social Injustice? as a panellist in the symposium “Epidemiologists as expert witnesses: exposing the influence of biased epidemiological assessments in tort actions and consequences for public health.” [15 minutes; 23 slides]

3rd North American Congress of Epidemiology, Sheraton Centre Hotel, Montreal, Canada. Morning Plenary Session: June 23, 2011. Presidential Address. Tying the Rigorous Application of Methods to Ethics for Healthy Public Policy [12 minutes; 17 slides]

Eighth United Nations Day of Vesak Conference, Bangkok, Thailand. Panel on “Environmental Preservation and Restoration”. The Earth Charter for Sustainable Community Development from a Buddhist Virtues' Perspective. May 11 – 15, 2011 [20 minutes; 21 slides]


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