This session will present the latest social and life sciences research on human health and well-being in the polar regions. Presentations of twenty minutes are invited. Interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary will be particularly welcomed. A list of topics might include, but is not limited to:

- Social and medical impacts of global changes;
- Resilience in individuals, small groups, and settlements;
- New medical technologies and practices;
- Emerging issues in the health and well-being of polar sojourners
and residents;
- Current research in individual psychological adaptation;
- Interactions between polar and temperate region groups;
- Impacts on health and well-being due to economic initiatives and
activities (e.g. - tourism, mineral exploration, and development);
- Applications of findings in the polar regions to other challenging

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Gary Steel

Emma Stewart

Alan J. Parkinson