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Online symposium: Endocrine Disruptors – Reduce the impact on our health (19 November)
We are at an important turning point in relation to reducing our exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The issue is being dealt with by Belgian regional governments, it is part of the ambitious European Green Deal, and Belgium is currently drawing up a national action plan on endocrine disruptors.
This is why the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) has officially partnered with the Belgian Mutualités Libres / Onafhankelijke Ziekenfondsen (Independent Health Insurance Funds) to organise the online symposium ‘Endocrine Disruptors: reduce the impact on our health’. The event will take place on 19 November, 13:30 – 16:00 CET and will allow debates and exchanges about key questions surrounding EDCs, including what the role of health care providers in raising awareness about endocrine disruptors can be.
Speakers will include Alain Maron (Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for environment and health), Sandrine Jouan and Martine Röhl (members of the Belgian Federal Public Service for Public Health), dr. Jean Pauluis (general practitioner and specialist in environmental health), Greet Schoeters (professor at @Health VITO and at the department of biomedical sciences at the University of Antwerp), Xavier Brenez (Managing Director of the Belgian Mutualités Libres) and HEAL Executive Director Genon K. Jensen.
The symposium is open to anyone who is interested in this topic and is keen on engaging in the debate. Simultaneous interpretation into French, Dutch and English will be provided.
When? Thursday 19 November from 13:30 – 16:00 CET
Info/contact: Piet Van Eenooghe – 0478 474 373 – email@example.com
Registration: click here (please select ‘member’ under the header ‘accreditation’ to register as a participant)
Participation is free of charge and accreditation has been applied for attending physicians.