Healthy and Sustainable Communities

Healthy and Sustainable Communities

Ensuring healthy lives and communities and promoting well-being for all is the theme of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Sessions within this technical track focus on a broad range of topics, including air and water quality, biotechnology and bioprocessing tools, biomedical devices, waste management, and environmental monitoring and stewardship.

Organizers:
Azadeh Kermanshahi-pour, Dalhousie University
Su-Ling Brooks, Dalhousie University
Stanislav Sokolenko, Dalhousie University

Keynote Speakers:

Prospective Sessions:

1. Air Pollution and Air Quality: aerosols, particulate emissions, ultrafine particles, contaminant transport and fate, photochemical smog, indoor and outdoor air quality, catalytic conversion, treatment technologies, atmospheric dispersion modelling, new techniques for dispersion modelling
2. Biomedical Engineering: biomedical sensors, biomedical devices, biomaterials, tissue engineering, computational biomedical engineering
3. Bioprocessing: biofuels, biopharmaceuticals, bioreactor engineering, biorefinery, bioremediation, cell culture, extraction, fermentation, media-development, media optimization, purification, single-cell protein
4. Biotechnology: recombinant technology, biofuels, biopharmaceuticals, drug discovery, gene therapy, metabolic engineering, metabolic modeling, recombinant technology, strain development, viruses, virus-like particles
5. Food Innovation and Engineering: food processing, food safety, food storage, energy efficiency, green processing, fermentation, innovative products, nutraceuticals
6. Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship: green chemistry, life-cycle analysis, responsible production, environmental impact assessment, green process design, cradle to cradle design, cyclic economy
7. Waste Management, Re-use, and Valorization: waste recovery, waste reduction, waste to energy, waste to materials, up-cycling, process integration
8. Water Resources, Water Quality, and Industrial Wastewater Treatment: micro-pollutants, persistent pollutants, pollutant transport and fate, process water treatment and recycling, municipal water treatment and quality, innovative water and wastewater treatment processes