iCOMOS 2016

What is the science behind health and economic consequences of air pollution? This question is asked and answered at the International Conference on One Medicine One Science (iCOMOS),April 24–27, 2016, at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis.

The experts weigh in:
  • Paolo Boffetta, Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai Medical Center, on environmental pollutant impacts on cancer.
  • Julian Marshall, University of Washington, on air pollution impacts on health related to urban transportation.
  • Sumi Mehta, United Nations Foundation, on health consequences of outdoor air pollution resulting from cooking with open fires.
  • C. Arden Pope III, Brigham Young University, on economic and health consequences of industrial air pollution, research that changed US air quality policies.
  • Jonathan Samet, University of Southern California, on the cancer and respiratory disease consequences of inhaled pollutants.

There is more! iCOMOS is a global forum to communicate the importance of science in solving pressing health issues at the interface of humans, animals, and the environment.

Besides air and health, iCOMOS 2016 addresses the complexities of precision medicine versus public health, health impacts of water quality, and the role of science in making local and global health policies.

NIH-, FAO-, and UMN-led workshops feature physician-scientist training; team science benefits; risk and global food security; and big data use for health advancement.


Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Food and Agriculture Organization, Institute on the Environment, Minnesota’s Discovery, Research and Innovation Economy, and Office of the Vice President for Research

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Marie Villano
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