6th UK & Ireland Exposure Science meeting

We are pleased to announce the 6th UK & Ireland Exposure Science meeting, which will be held at the London School Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on 24th April 2018.


9:00 Regisration/Tea and Coffee

9.30-9.40 Welcome

9.40-10.25 KEYNOTE LECTURE 1: “Inhalable microplastics: a new cause for concern?”. Professor Frank Kelly, King’s College London, UK.

PLENARY SESSION 1: The Blue Planet effect - Exposure to plastics in our environment

10.25-10.45 Invited Speaker: Title TBC. Anne Marie Mahon, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland.

10.45-11.00 1a. Atmospheric microplastics: a novel method for the identification of microplastics in the inhalable size range. Joseph Levermore, King’s College London, UK.

11.00-11.15 1b. A Job-Exposure Matrix for Historical Exposures to Rubber Dust, Rubber Fumes, and n-Nitrosamines in the British Rubber Industry. Mira Hidajat, University of Bristol, UK.

11.15-12.00 Coffee and poster viewing

PLENARY SESSION 2: Hot topics in exposure science

12.00-12.15 2a. An intervention to improve sun-safe and healthy behaviours in construction workers. Amanda Nioi, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.

12.15-12.30 2b. Exposure to nanoparticles in consumer spray products available in the UK. Matthew Wright, Public Health England, Harwell, UK.

12.30-12.45 2c. Comparative evaluation of Spatio-Temporal Exposure Assessment Methods for estimating the health effects of air pollution (STEAM): implementation and comparison of various exposure methods. Konstantina Dimakopoulou, University of Athens, Greece.

12.45-13.00 2d. Socioeconomic and ethnic inequalities in transport-related outdoor noise at residence in London. Daniela Fecht, Imperial College London, UK.

13.00-14.00 Lunch

PLENARY SESSION 3: Celebrating East-West collaborations in exposure science

14.00-14.20 Invited Speaker: “Assessing exposure to household air pollution in rural China: a decade of surveys, measurements, and biomarkers.” Jill Baumgartner, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

14.20-14.35 3a. Effects of air pollution on cardiopulmonary disease in urban and peri-urban residents in Beijing: Seasonal and spatial exposure contrasts. Yiqun Han, King’s College London, UK.

14.35-14.50 3b. Dietary correlates of arsenic induced toxicity in exposed populations of Bihar, India. Debapriya Mondal, Salford, UK

14.50-15.05 3c. Intervention Strategies in the Developing World to Improve Human Health. Richard Peltier, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

15.05-15.35 Coffee and poster viewing

PLENARY SESSION 4: Allergy, sanitation and hygiene in the exposure environment

15.35-15.50 4a. Using a dispersion model to estimate biological air pollution exposure from outdoor composting activities in England between 2005-14. Pippa Douglas, Imperial College London, UK.

15.50-16.05 4b. Estimating human exposure to antibiotic resistant bacteria in coastal waters using a coliform-targeted metagenomics approach. Anne Leonard, University of Exeter Medical School, UK.

16.05-16.50 KEYNOTE LECTURE 2: Professor Martin Cormican, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

16:50-17:00 Poster prize giving and announcement of 7th UK & Ireland Exposure Science conference

17:00 Close

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This event will follow the 11th UK & Ireland Occupational & Environmental Epidemiolgy Meeting on Monday 23 April, of which you can find more details here.


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