Kids Matter! Research to Action in Children's Environmental Health

The symposium will bring together scientists, clinicians, public health professionals and community advocates interested in emerging research in the field of children’s environmental health to stimulate scientific collaboration and communication within and across disciplines.

When Oct 12, 2018
from 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Where Sonja Hayes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
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Registration is limited to the first 100 registrants. Please register here by October 1, 2018.

The symposium organizers are seeking Lightning Talk presenters. Submissions should highlight innovative environmental science research that advance our understanding of toxicant exposures in relation to children’s health.

Five presenters will be selected for 5-minute Lightning Talks.


  • Junior Researchers (Graduate Students, Postdoctoral scholars, Assistant Professors)
  • Research must have relevance to environmental health, broadly defined to as exposures arising from environmental sources, inclusive of chemical pollutants, climate issues, environmental disasters, the microbiome, infectious agents in the environment, etc. 


Each presentation, maximum of 5 minutes, should consist of a maximum of 3 - 5 slides. Use only a few words and 1 large image per slide. Resist the temptation to cram text into your slides to overcome the 5-minute time limit.

Lightning Talking Tips

Proposal Deadline: September 28, 2018.
Proposal Selection: Announcement: October 5, 2018
Presentation (final) Submitted to CEHS: October 9, 2018
Lightning Talk Session: UNC Stone Center Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:00-1:30.

Click here to submit your proposal.

This event is co-sponsored by the UNC Children’s Research Institute and the Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility, Gillings School of Public Health.

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