2016-10

  • Exposome Research to Study the Impact of Environment on Health, Utrecht, 2016
    M.Oudeman, R. Vermeulen, P.Vineis, D.Grobbee, J. Vlaanderen, M.Sun, J.Okeme, N. Mostafavi.
    28 Oct, 2016
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    For many common diseases such as cardiovascular, respiratory, cancer, and neurological disorders, the environment constitutes a large risk factor. Understanding environmental impacts on human health and how these can be modified to improve health are the next steps in improving health and wellbeing across the lifespan. The Exposome concept was developed to quantify the totality of a person’s environmental exposures in space and time, including where we live, the air we breathe, our social interactions and lifestyle such as smoking and exercise, and the extent to which these affect inherent biological functions encoded by our genome.  
     
    This workshop introduces the concept of the Exposome and provides examples of implementing this research in a new generation of studies of environmental health risks. The workshop is organized by Utrecht University as part of a global collaboration with the University of Toronto and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 
     
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    The workshop is organized for national researchers and other parties that are interested to learn about the Exposome concept, the research projects, and international collaborations that are currently undertaken in this field. The working language will be English.
     
    The workshop will take place between 15:00-17:30PM, at Utrecht University Campus de Uithof.
  • Association or causation in miasmas and mixtures: Current reflections on Bradford Hill's 1965 contribution to Public Health
    Speakers include: include Abee Boyles, Elisabeth Cardis, Carl Cranor, David Gee, Philippe Grandjean, Lennart Hardell, Andreas Kortenkamp, Raymond Neutra, Richard Peto, Geof Rayner, Kenneth Rothman, Christina Ruden, Kurt Straif, Jan Vandenbroucke, Paolo Vi
    13 Oct, 2016 to 14 Oct, 2016
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    To mark this 50th anniversary, the Royal Society of Medicine, is hosting a two day workshop on 13-14 October 2016,  to be held at the same venue of the Bradford Hill lecture in 1965. A strong line-up of renowned international speakers will discuss these issues with participants that include EU and national level risk assessment committees, policymakers, academics, and key stakeholder groups. Speakers include Abee Boyles, Elisabeth Cardis, Carl Cranor, David Gee, Philippe Grandjean, Lennart Hardell, Andreas Kortenkamp, Raymond Neutra, Richard Peto, Geof Rayner, Kenneth Rothman, Christina Ruden, Kurt Straif, Jan Vandenbroucke, Paolo Vineis and Tracey Woodruff.

    The meeting is organised by the Epidemiology & Public Health Section of RSM in partnership with Brunel University London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Imperial College London. The workshop aims to address the critical issues for public and environmental health raised in the Bradford Hill lecture and subsequent landmark paper and in light of today’s knowledge about multi-causality and complexity, to critically re-assess his approach and the use, misuse and current utility of his "viewpoints" in avoiding or minimising harm to public health and environments.