UV Radiation: Effects on Human Health and the Environment: 2018

4 April 2018 - 6:00pm to 6 April 2018 - 5:00pm

NIWA UV Workshop,  “UV Radiation: Effects on Human Health and the Environment: 2018”, to be held at the James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel in Wellington, New Zealand between 4-6 April 2018.

Event Details:

There will be an icebreaker function on the evening of 4 April, followed by 2 days of workshop sessions, with 20-minute presentations. Foci of the workshop will include:

  • Ozone, Climate, and UV Radiation
  • UVI & its effective communication
  • The role of apps/digital technology
  • Balancing the need for vitamin D against the need for avoiding skin damage


    Registrations are now open. Please register early.  Our Early Bird registration rate applies only until 15 December 2017. The registration site includes fields for submitting your proposed title(s) and short abstract.  The cut-off day for accepting titles is 15 January 2018, when presenters will be advised whether their paper is accepted for oral or poster presentation.


    Online Hotel Booking Link.  Use The Attendee Code: NIWA2018  to receive the discounted room rate of NZ$210 (Room Only; Prices include GST tax of 15%). Rates quoted are per room, per night on a single, double or twin occupancy. Rooms & rates are held until 04/02/2018; after this date all rooms and rates are subject to availability.


    A list of titles received so far is here, and the short abstracts are here.  This will be updated as further contributions are accepted (a similar format and range of topics as for previous UV Workshops is envisaged).

    Instructions for Presenters:  

    A template file for the extended abstracts can be found here

    Presenters should bring correctly-formatted extended abstracts to the meeting (word and pdf).

    Oral presenters must provide a ppt or pdf file of their talk to the session chair prior to the session.

    Poster presenters must provide a ppt or pdf slide to the session chair prior to the session.


    We thank our sponsors, listed below, for making the event possible!
    * New Zealand's National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
    * New Zealand's Health Promotion Agency (HPA)
    * Cancer Society of New Zealand (CanSoc)

    * Australian National University (ANU)

    * New Zealand Dermatological Society Inc (NZDSI)

    * MelNet
    * University of Auckland: Medical and Health Sciences

    Organising Committee:

    Richard McKenzie, NIWA (convenor)
    Barbara Hegan, HPA
    Ben Liley, NIWA
    Peter Gies, ARPANSA
    Robert Scragg, University of Auckland
    Robyn Lucas, ANU
    Shayne Nahu, Cancer Society of NZ