2022 ISCHE Retreat - June 13th-17th

ISCHE looks forward to hosting its 5th international retreat titled Translation & Communication: Protecting Children from Toxic Chemicals at Hardingasete, Norway. This year's meeting will be held in person. Registration will open in late February, and you must be an active ISCHE member to register. 

Registration for the 2022 Retreat is closed.

Located on a beautiful fjord and the Flgefonna glacier, Hardingasete is described as "rustic luxury" and is the perfect venue to re-energize and connect with a broad community of researchers, clinicians, regulatory and advocacy professionals, and students interested in children's environmental health.  

ISCHE will provide transportation via ferry from the Bergen airport to Hardingasete.  The ferry ride, which departs at 2pm on June 13th, will transport you through the Norwegian fjords to Hardangerfjord, the Queen of the Norwegian fjords and one of the most picturesque places in Norway. We highly encourage you to plan your travel arrangements to arrive in time for the ferry.  

There will be an optional field trip to the historic Folgefonna glacier, the third largest glacier in Norway, following the close of the meeting. ISCHE will provide transportation via bus from Hardingasete to Bergen (~2 hours) for those not attending the field trip. Those attending the field trip will be transported to the glacier and back to Bergen via ferry/bus.


ISCHE is proceeding with an in-person meeting and will continue to monitor safety, health, and travel guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local health authorities. All attendees will be required to be up to date with vaccinations against COVID-19.

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Children are essential to our future and the continuation of human life. Children around the world are confronted by multiple environmental threats to health, including toxins, air pollution, psychosocial stress, and climate change. Infants and children are often exquisitely vulnerable to these threats; exposures during critical windows of vulnerability have been associated with a wide range of childhood diseases. Early life exposures can also increase the risk of chronic diseases in adulthood.