Session Chair:
Bryany Denning – APECS Polar Health Coordinator, Public Health Agency of Canada at the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research in Yellowknife, Canada

Presentations:

Toxoplasma gondii in polar bears and their marine mammal prey; evidence for a marine transmission pathway?
--- Silje-Kristin Jensen, Jon Aars, Christian Lydersen, Kit Kovacs, Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway and Kjetil Åsbakk, Norwegian school of Veterinary Science, Section of Arctic Veterinary Medicine, Tromsø, Norway

Plastic ingestion by Arctic seabirds: indicators of change in Arctic waters
--- Jennifer Provencher, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada and Tony Gaston and Grant Gilchrist, Environment Canada, Science and Technology, Ottawa, Canada and Mark Mallory, Canadian Wildlife Service, Iqaluit, Canada and Patrick O'Hara, Canadian Wildlife Service, Saanich, Canada

Place of Residence, Prenatal Care & Neonatal Outcome in Northern Canada
--- Bryany Denning, Queen's University, Institute for Circumpolar Health Research, and Public Health Agency of Canada, Canada and Duncan Hunter, Queen's University, Canada and Susan Chatwood, Institute for Circumpolar Health Research, Yellowknife, Canada

Video Recording and Editing Team:
Sam German, Jenny Baeseman, and Alexey Pavlov

Special thanks to Daniela Liggett and the University of Canterbury for hosting this session and to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) for funding of the editing, and to Norden for funding the project.

About the APECS Virtual Poster Session

This recording is part of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) effort focuses on bringing the concept of the poster presentation beyond the four walls of the conference hall and creates an online database of polar research poster publications. This project allows members with similar goals and interests to exchange information and assures a platform for the exchange of Arctic, Antarctic and Cryospheric research, policy, and education activities that are Shaping the Future of Polar Research. APECS is leading an effort towards e-conferences among polar researchers where participants can present their research findings to an international audience through web-based settings using the APECS website. As part of this project regular online virtual poster sessions are held. For more information or to find out about upcoming sessions, visit apecs.is/virtual-poster-session.

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