Call for Abstracts: Weather, Climate, and Health at AAG 2014

A cluster of sessions related to weather and climate impacts on health outcomes is being organized for the 2014 AAG Annual Meeting in partnership with the Climate Specialty Group, the Hazards and Disasters Specialty Group, the Health and Medical Geographic Specialty Group, and the Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group. Topics of relevance include, but are not limited to: heat- and cold-related morbidity and mortality, urban heat island variability and impacts, mortality displacement, climate change and projections, seasonality, influenza, statistical methods, end-user needs. Presentations focused on impacts in both developing and developed countries are welcome; geographic diversity in topics is encouraged. Each of the sessions will feature high-quality research presentations and a structured discussion.
The session organizers and chairs are:
Michael Allen, Kent State University (
P. Grady Dixon, Mississippi State University (
David Hondula, Arizona State University (
Adam Kalkstein, U.S. Military Academy (
Scott Sheridan, Kent State University (
Jennifer Vanos, Texas Tech University (
Interested participants should e-mail a presentation title to David Hondula ( as soon as possible, and no later than November 15, 2013.
The online abstract submission portal can be accessed at: The abstract submission deadline is December 3, 2013.


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