Symposia

Symposia

The purpose of the Symposia is to provide a forum for a discussion on a well-defined topic in environmental epidemiology.
Typically, a Symposium consists of a short introduction, a series of brief presentations by invited speakers on the chosen topic, followed by a discussion among symposium participants. Each session will last 90 minutes.
17 Symposium sessions will be held during the ISEE2016 Conference.

Topic TITLE CHAIR CO-CHAIR
Accountability Atlanta to Asia: Measuring the effectiveness of air quality actions Hanna Boogaard, Health Effects Institute Sumi Mehta, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Active modes of transport Is it “build it and they will come”? New insights on strategies, tools and policy approaches to promote active travel Francesca Racioppi, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Esther Anaya Boig, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London
Aging Environment and ageing Annette Peters, Helmholtz Zentrum München Andrea Baccarelli, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Air pollution Recent developments in air pollution exposure assessment Barbara Hoffmann, University of Düsseldorf Danielle Vienneau, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Air pollution and brain health: the role of neuroimaging Jordi Sunyer, Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology- CREAL Mònica Guxens, Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology & Erasmus University MC
Health effects of ozone exposure: recent evidence, new pathways of research and future concerns Klea Katsouyanni, University of Athens Medical School Annette Peters, Helmholtz Zentrum München
Atmospheric aerosols and health: Results of the Supersite project in Emilia-Romagna region (Italy) Antonella Zanobetti, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Bart Ostro, University of California, Davis
Causal Inference Causal inference methods for estimating health impacts of environmental policies Tarik Benmarhnia, McGill University Francesca Dominici, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Climate change Climate Change – Beyond the Paris Agreement: how can environmental epidemiology contribute? Bettina Menne, World Health Organization Francesca de’Donato, Department of Epidemiology Lazio Regional Health Service – ASL RM1
Climate change and health in Africa: challenges with water-related and vector-borne diseases Guéladio Cissé, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Bernadette Ramirez, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization
Ethics Ethical Challenges for Epidemiologists in the Legal Process Raymond R Neutra, Neutra Consulting Shira Kramer, Epidemiology International
Insecticides/pesticides Environmental Health Challenges in Africa: The IRS dilemma Jonathan Chevrier, McGill University Nosiku Sipilanyambe Munyinda, University of Zambia
Pesticides and health in Latin America: old and new risks over the lifespan Lizbeth Lopez Carrillo, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, México Agnes Soares da Silva, Pan American Health Organization
Industrial sites The health impact of industrially contaminated sites, a global environmental health challenge Ivano Iavarone, Italian, Health Institute Marco Martuzzi, World Health Organization, European Centre for Environment
Biomarkers/exposome New frontiers for environmental epidemiology in a changing world Cathryn Tonne, Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology – CREAL Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology – CREAL
Noise The broadening noise phenome and its biological links Danielle Vienneau, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Maria Foraster, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Perinatal health Environmental exposures and women’s perinatal health: implications for chronic disease risk Ami R Zota, Milken School of Public Health, George Washington University Tamarra James-Todd, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health