October 19-23, 2008 Saskatoon
October 19-23, 2008 Saskatoon

Background

Our previous Symposia have dealt with health and safety issues for rural people. The Sixth International Symposium, Public Health and the Agricultural Rural Ecosystem, invites oral and poster presentations that address public health issues related to the agricultural rural ecosystem and that capture the health and safety impact of the profound changes taking place in agriculture and rural communities. With rapid changes affecting the very survival of rural peoples, this International Symposium will promote sharing of new knowledge, building future relationships with other researchers from around the globe, and developing knowledge translation networks. Furthermore, it will broaden our perspective to examine the social, political, and environmental impact on the health of the rural peoples around the world. The Symposium is intended to be inclusive of all rural settings, from those in fully industrialized countries to those in emerging or subsistence economies.