Conference: 10-14 June. 2018
The conference will begin on 10 June with registration and an official welcome gathering. On the following 3 days (11-13 June), the conference will continue with plenary sessions and parallel scientific sessions.
Chemistry, health risks and solutions for atmospheric air pollution
- Concepts in atmospheric chemistry and relevance to disease risks.
- Approaches to atmospheric pollution and associated human health risks.
- Toxicology and mechanistic biology studies related to atmospheric air pollutants.
- Disease outcomes and population-based studies related to atmospheric air pollution, emphasis on research relevant to CEE countries.
Environmental and health impacts of minerals/metals and mining activities
- Detection and remediation of environmental and health impacts related to mining activities.
- Exposure science and risk assessment approaches for mining sites.
- Toxicology and mechanistic biology studies of minerals/metals.
Chemistry, fate, transport, and health effects of persistent halogenated contaminants (with emphasis on brominated and fluorinated compounds)
- Detection and remediation of persistent halogenated compounds.
- Prevention/intervention approaches to disease risks associated with persistent halogenated compounds.
- Toxicology and mechanistic biology studies related to persistent halogenated contaminants.
Coastal and aquifer pollution
- Challenges related to aquifer and sediment contamination.
- Water resource management approaches.
- Solutions and monitoring approaches for drinking water source quality.
Environmental issues and local population exposures at former military sites in Central and Eastern European countries
- Detection and remediation of environmental and health impacts related to military sites in CEE countries.
- Exposure science and risk assessment approaches for military sites in CEE countries.
- Disease outcomes and population-based studies related to military sites in CEE countries.
Exposure science and risk reduction approaches for indoor pollution
- Sustainable approaches to improve indoor air quality and reduce health risks associated with indoor air pollution.
- Modeling studies to estimate exposure risks associated with indoor air pollution.
- Approaches to assess sources of indoor pollutants.
- Disease outcomes and population-based studies related to indoor pollution.
Environmental risk assessment/epidemiology
- Epidemiological and geospatial studies to advance knowledge of disease risks in CEE countries.
- Pre- and post-natal developmental toxicology and developmental phases of high vulnerability, including Topics relevant to children’s environmental health.
- New risk assessment paradigms, including considerations across the lifespan.
- Assessing impacts across the lifespan and the totality of human exposures, including epigenetics.
Topics of growing awareness related to environmental health
- Emerging research related to nanomaterial use and safety.
- Implications of pharmaceuticals in environmental systems.
- New insights related to electromagnetic radiation.
Social, political and economic impacts and considerations related to environmental stressors
- Studies related to social, political, and economic determinants of health.
- Perspectives for community engaged research approaches in CEE countries.
- Considerations for barriers to community resilience.
- Agromining as a technology of growing interest.
Environmental and health benefits of renewable energy sources
- Current and future sources of renewable energy.
- Political and economic determinants of the use of renewable energy in Central Europe.
- Positive and negative effects of the wide use of renewable energy sources.
- No abstracts solicited for panel discussion.