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OFFICIAL OPENING OF BERTHA BIG DATA CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
Mandag, 10 December 2018, 14:00 - 17:00
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The environment is a major determinant of health, estimated to account for almost 20% of all deaths in Europe. Access to green space is associated with better mental and physical health. However, until now individual location-time-activity patterns have not been available for environmental and social exposure assessments.The environment is a major determinant of health, estimated to account for almost 20% of all deaths in Europe. Access to green space is associated with better mental and physical health. However, until now individual location-time-activity patterns have not been available for environmental and social exposure assessments.The Big Data Centre on Environment and Health – BERTHA - focuses on individual level whole life course environmental and social exposures and the effects on health and wellbeing.BERTHA research entails the collection and linkage of numerous data sources such as personalised sensors, social media, public Danish medical records and population registers, static environmental monitors and mathematical models. To assemble and analyse this myriad collection of data sources is a complex task that calls for holistic solutions, spatial methodological innovations and theoretical developments in the whole life exposure exposome and behavome field: In short, it requires Big Data solutions.calls for holistic solutions, spatial methodological innovations and theoretical developments in the whole life exposure exposome and behavome field: In short, it requires Big Data solutions.The Big Data Centre for Environment and Health opens Monday 10th December 2018, 14:00-17:00.At the opening, we will present our current activities and our future ambitions to make substantive progress in the understanding of spatial life course environmental and social influences on health and wellbeing. It is a great pleasure to invite you to join us at this celebration.Kind regards,Professor Clive Sabel, Centre Director On behalf of the BERTHA team.

 

PROGRAMME

14:00Welcome – Official OpeningHead of Department of Environmental Sciences Carsten Suhr Jacobsen, Aarhus University

14:10Challenges in Urban SustainabilityStephan Barthel, Director of HiG Urban Studio, Stockholm Resilience Centre

14:30The Danish Big Data Centre for Environment and HealthClive Sabel, Director of BERTHA, Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Aarhus University

14:45Environmental and Social Exposures and Health OutcomesChristian Erikstrup, Professor and Head of Blood Production, HIV and Hepatitis Testing, Department of Clinical Immunology, Aarhus University

14:55Break and walk to presentations on current research in BERTHA1

5:00Parallel poster sessionIn the canteen and entrance hall

15:30Reception and celebration of BERTHAWith festive speeches, live music, delicious dishes and some nice wine in the canteen and entrance hall.

 

Sted Aarhus University, Risø Campus, Building 7410, Reception Hall and Canteen Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
Participation is free of charge,
however registration is necessary.
Please visit https://events.au.dk/BERTHAopening2018
to register no later than 3rd December.