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Rocky Mountain Regional Wildfire Smoke Symposium – Postponed: Date TBD

After much thought and consultation, we are postponing the first Rocky Mountain Regional Wildfire Smoke Symposium in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of the registrants, speakers, and their families and communities.

We’re disappointed that the timing will not work to hold this important event before the 2020 wildfire season, but we do intend to reschedule the symposium for late fall. We will contact you as more details become available. Take this poll to let us know when you can attend.

Postponing this event will ensure that we realize the meeting’s goal of building a regional network to facilitate wildfire smoke-related research and removal of the barriers between agencies and academic institutions.

If you registered for the March symposium, we hope that you will apply your registration fee to the new date for the symposium. However, we understand that some of you may not be able to join us in the fall. If that is the case, please email Leslie Black at lblack@boisestate.edu to arrange for a full refund.

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With Western wildfires becoming larger and more intense each year, this meeting will provide a platform for the dissemination of data on the economic and health impacts of wildfire smoke. This meeting will also be an opportunity to foster the interagency and interdisciplinary relationships necessary to 1) improve emergency readiness, 2) promote health, 3) inform best practices for education, outreach, and messaging in the Rocky Mountain Region.

For more information, contact Dr. Luke Montrose, Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Health at Boise State University, at lukemontrose@boisestate.edu.

Sponsors

Boise State University

Biomedical Engineering Program

Center for Excellence in Environmental Health and Safety

Department of Community and Environmental Health

University of Montana

Center for Population Health Research

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare