Invitation from LOC

Dear friends,

With great enthusiasm we announce the 35th Annual Conference of ISEE in Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan, from September 17-21, 2023.

The main theme of the 2023 Conference is "Connecting the East and the West, One Health in One Planet." Our conference topics will encompass population-level heterogeneity in the health effects of environmental pollutants and will specifically focus on international comparison and underrepresented populations. 

Kaohsiung has well-constructed infrastructure to bridge with the existing online platforms with robust hardware in Taiwan. Extensive internet coverage and streaming capacity, as well as a secure storage system, will enable environmental health scholars around the world to launch the conference in a comfortable and unrestricted fashion.

Kaohsiung is a modern urban landscape with waterside parks, public bikeways, and convenient public transport as the center of the country’s heavy and petrochemical industries. Taiwan has amazing phenomena: the East and the West rendezvous; industrialization culture coexists with Confucianism; rice and hamburger are at the same table; and people enjoy the plum rain when the air from Eurasia combines with the air from the Pacific Ocean. All these factors make Taiwan wholly distinct, not only showing how Westernized lifestyles interact with East Asian ancestry, but also as the place where climate and atmosphere merge with beautiful complexity.

So, we are looking forward to welcoming you to ISEE 2023 and really hope that you will enjoy both the Conference as well as Taiwanese culture!

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee

Pau-Chung Chen, MD, PhD

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NHRI

Chun-Yuh Yang, PhD

Kaohsiung Medical University