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The 11th International Congress on Noise as a Public Healt Problem

1-5 June 2014, Nara, Japan

ICBEN 2014, the 11th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem, will be held in Nara, Japan from 2014 June 1 to June 5. The Congress is co-organized by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of Japan (INCE/J) and the Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ) under the auspices of the International Commission on the Biological Effects of Noise (ICBEN). The organizers and the Organizing Committee of the Congress extend a warm welcome to all prospective participants worldwide and invite all to join us in Nara to discuss the latest advancements in biological effects of noise and noise policies.
The officers and team chairs of ICBEN will organize plenary and parallel sessions on “Noise-induced hearing loss (Team 1),” “Noise and communication (Team 2),” “Non-auditory effects of noise (Team 3),” “Influence of noise on performance and behavior (Team 4),” “Effects of noise on sleep (Team 5),” “Community response to noise (Team 6),” “Noise and animals (Team 7),” “Interactions with other agents and contextual factors (Team 8)” and “Policy and economics (Team 9).”

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ICEPR 2014 - 4th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation

11-13 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

ICEPR is a series of international conferences which are held yearly. These conferences focus on all aspects of Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology.The aim of ICEPR'14 is to bring together the Canadian and international community working in the field of environmental sciences, engineering, and technology, and to foster an environment conducive to present advances in this field.

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26th Annual International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Conference

24-28 August 2014, Seattle, USA

Registration will begin in early 2014.

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34th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants – Dioxin 2014

31 August - 5 September 2014, Madrid, Spain

Dioxin 2014 will continue in the tradition of precedent Symposium Series as the leading international conference for scientists and regulators to present recent advances in all areas of halogenated persistent organic pollutants. The Symposium will offer a high quality scientific programme combining both traditional topics and emerging issues. The scientific programme will be completed by special satellite events and by exhibitors presenting latest equipment and services in the field of Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants.

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50th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology

7-10 September 2014, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Conference aim is to “Advance Science for Human and Environmental Health” and we have an exciting programme highlighting new and innovative science and current regulatory topics. There will be a mix of plenary and keynote lectures, symposia, workshops and a full continuing education programme. In addition, there will be interactive poster sessions and a dynamic trade exhibition. EUROTOX 2014 will be THE meeting place for toxicologists from around the world to come together to meet and discuss the key issues facing the discipline today.

Professor Heather M Wallace
President, EUROTOX 2014

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3rd GRF One Health Summit 2014

5-8 October 2014, Davos, Switzerland

The 3rd GRF One Health Summit will further develop and strengthen the One Health paradigm and its global movement. In particular this 3rd global gathering will focus on the added value of a global One Health approach and a stronger involvement of the private sector and policy.

The deadline for abstract submission is extended to 30 April 2014. Submit your abstract now on one of the conference topics.

 

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24th Annual International Society of Exposure Science Conference

12-16 October 2014, Cincinnati, USA

Our theme is Exposure Science Integration to Protect Ecological Systems, Human Well-Being, and Occupational Health. Our program will foster the integration of exposure science as applied to community, occupational, and ecological health as recommended by the NRC Exposure Science in the 21st Century. We plan to highlight the value that exposure science has brought to the protection of health and the environment and its growing importance in the face of such global threats of population pressure, climate change, nitrogen cycling, water and energy availability.

 

 

 

 

 

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Industrial Technologies 2014

9-11 April 2014, Athens, Greece

The Industrial Technologies 2014 conference integrates nanotechnology, biotechnology, advanced materials and new production technologies. The event offers opportunities for developing valuable research and industry collaborations, and showcases cutting-edge research, latest innovations and rising companies from all around Europe.

The main topics include:

  • European and global developments in the high-tech arena,
  • Re-industrialisation and regional development in Europe,
  • Technological and entrepreneurial opportunities especially for the Balkan and Mediterranean states, and
  • Opportunities in Horizon 2020 in the field of enabling technologies.

The event takes place during the Greek Presidency of the European Council and has received funding from European Union Seventh Framework Programme.

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Horizon 2020 national launch events and thematic events

1 January - 17 March 2014, Various locations in Europe

UPDATED: Bulgarian and Croatian web sites added (10/2/2014)

This is a handy, one-page overview of all the national launch events and thematic events related to Horizon 2020. The "summary of events" page linked to below will be updated as more information becomes available.

The table includes past events as well as those that have not yet taken place.

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Save the Planet - SEE Conference and Exhibition on Waste Management, Recycling, Environment

5-7 March 2014, Sofia, Bulgaria

Save the Planet Exhibition and Conference encourages the technology transfer to the South-East European market, which is in major need of advanced equipment in the waste management, recycling and environment sectors. It will provide participants with a quick market entry opportunity – they will meet face-to-face new partners and customers searching for innovative products & services needed to achieve their waste minimization and recycling goals.

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Water beyond Europe II

20 February 2014, Brussels

After a successful first edition, we are pleased to announce that “Water beyond Europe II”, the workshop dedicated to our new collaboration with South Africa will take place on 20th of February at the EUREKA Secretariat in Brussels.

This second edition will bring together our European partners and a delegation of South African stakeholders, as well as national funding agencies from both continents. “Water beyond Europe II” will present an overview of the common water priorities between Europe and South Africa and will bring the possibility of creating potential collaborations between both continents and within ACQUEAU

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2nd GRF One Health Summit

17-20 November 2013, Davos, Switzerland

Following a very successful launch of the first GRF One Health Summit in February 2012, GRF Davos is pleased to announce the 2nd GRF One Health Summit 2013 which will take place from 17 - 20 November 2013 at the Davos Congress Centre in Davos, Switzerland.

The 2nd GRF One Health Summit will further explore, advance and agree on the need for a global integrative risk management approach for One Health. Furthermore, the conference will identify ways to achieve added value by multi-sectorial and multi-stakeholder cooperation and promote enhanced public-private partnership models for risk-based financing tools.

The findings of the conference shall be used to make recommendations on policy and organisational changes and stimulate a more efficient collaboration between stakeholders. Registration and Abstract Submission are open now.

Submit your abstract today and present at the 2nd GRF One Health Summit 2013. We encourage you to explore our website and get further information on the One Health concept and the 2nd GRF One Health Summit.

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PROSUITE Final Conference

30 October 2013, Brussels

PROSUITE is an EU Integrating project for PROspective SUstaInability Assessment of TEchnologies. We combine technology forecasting methods with life cycle approaches, to integrate economic, environmental and social sustainability dimensions in a standardized, comprehensive, and broadly accepted way. Attend our final conference to learn about our new integrative framework that goes beyond the traditional 3 pillars to identify five major impact categories. See how case studies in 4 areas have applied the PROSUITE assessment approach, and test out our Decision Support System freeware/open source tools.

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NanoFATE project Open Day - Nano ecotoxicology and safety assessment

25 September 2013, Wallingford, UK

NanoFATE Coordinator Claus SVENDSEN (NERC-CEH, UK) invites you to attend our Open Day (preceded by a 2-day OPEN PhD WORKSHOP - ask us about it!) On Wednesday 25 September in Wallingford (near Oxford, UK), Jason UNRINE (U. Kentucky) gives a US perspective on nano ecotoxicology. NanoFATE's own S. LOFTS & K. van GESTEL (CEH, VUA) deliver latest results on engineered nanoparticle bio-availability. Peter DOBSON (UOxf) tells of the future of nanoparticles. A. JOHNSON & R. WILLIAMS (CEH) show how NanoFATE aids integrated risk management. Please register or inquire via nanofate@ceh.ac.uk

 

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Environment and Health – Bridging South, North, East and West

19-23 August 2013, Basel, Switzerland

The ISEE (International Society for Environmental Epidemiology), ISES (International Society of Exposure Science), and the ISIAQ (International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate) invite you to the 2013 conference in Basel, hosted by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (SwissTPH).

The conference aims at presenting recent scientific achievements in the field of exposure science and environmental health from all relevant disciplines and covering a broad range of topics.

It is the place where scientists from all continents will meet. This is the first-ever joint conference of three leading scientific societies dedicated to improving public health.

Key Topics

The conference will feature – among other issues – the following key topics:

    Assessing exposure to indoor and ambient air pollution, noise, chemicals, toxic waste and electromagnetic fields and evaluating long term health impact
  • Methodological challenges for global environmental epidemiology
  • Environmental risks in the context of rapid urbanization in resource-poor settings
  • Environmental susceptibility and resilience due to genes, co-morbidities, and socio-cultural and socio-economic factors
  • Life course environmental epidemiology
  • Linking science and policy through impact assessment
  • Indoor and outdoor environmental interventions to improve health
  • Water, sanitation and health linkages
  • Linkages between agriculture, environment and diseases of poverty
    Effect of climate change and climate variability on environment and health
  • Health impacts of natural resources development and management (e.g. extractive industry, water-resource developments)

 

 

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Dublin's Festival of Curiosity

25-28 July 2013, Dublin

Dublin’s annual festival of science & culture with FREE events for families to take place from 25 – 28 July 2013. 2012 saw a unique year long celebration of science in Dublin as over 600, 000 people took part in Dublin City of Science 2012 celebrations. Although that year may be over a brand new Festival has evolved from the energy and excitement it generated.

The Festival of Curiosity, Dublin’s annual Festival of Science and Culture, will take place for the very first time this year from 25-28 July. The Festival will provide new opportunities for adults, families and children to come together and experience a hands on adventure in science, play and curious technology. The Festival will transform Dublin’s City Centre into a fun filled curiosity hub for four days in July, with free day-time events for families & children, accompanied by an evening programme of interactive science debates, discussions and shows that will intrigue and challenge the most curious of minds.

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Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

26-30 August 2012, Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Environmental Health across Land, Air and Sea is the theme, and it will be woven throughout the scientific presentations. The goals of the conference are to:

  • showcase ongoing interdisciplinary and international research in environmental epidemiology
  • emphasize emerging global environmental health issues
  • refine and develop new strategies to improve health impacts due to contamination of land, air and sea
  • exchange novel scientific findings and methodological approaches, including a focus on characterising the “exposome” (the combined exposures that a person receives in their lifetime) and how it relates to disease
  • highlight successful environmental interventions, including how communication with the public has helped to achieve desired health outcomes
  • provide a sustainable conferencing experience by incorporating new procedures and technologies
  • facilitate international collaboration in environmental and epidemiological research and training.

More information and practical guidance can be found on the Conference Website.

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EUROTOX 2012

17-20 June 2012, Stockholm, Sweden

The 2012 Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology will be take place in Stockholm from 17 to 20 June 2012. The scientific programme will be designed with input from toxicologists of all parts of Europe and in line with the cutting edge of toxicology and safety science. There will be poster sessions and a continuing education programme. The meeting will offer plenty of opportunities for discussions and interactions between the participants and to celebrate 50 years of toxicology organisations in Europe.

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Planet Under Pressure

25-29 March 2012, London, UK

Based on the latest scientific evidence, the London Planet Under Pressure conference will provide a comprehensive update of our knowledge of the Earth system and the pressure our planet is now under. The London conference will focus the scientific community’s and the wider world’s attention on climate, ecological degradation, human well-being, planetary thresholds, food security, energy, governance across scales and poverty alleviation.

The conference will discuss solutions, at all scales, to move societies on to a sustainable pathway. It will provide scientific leadership towards the 2012 UN Rio +20 conference.

A lunch-time side session on "Horizon2020", the EU's future instrument for research and innovation support, will take place on 27 March.

Please consult the Conference Website for more information on the programme and registration.

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6th World Water Forum

12-17 March 2012, Marseille, France

Every three years since 1997, the World Water Forum mobilises creativity, innovation, competence and know-how in favour of water. It gathers all stakeholders around today’s local, regional and global issues that cannot be undertaken without all stakeholders into a common framework of goals and concrete targets to reach.

The goal of the 6th World Water Forum is to tackle the challenges our world is facing and to bring water high on all political agendas. There will be no sustainable development while the water issues remain unsolved. Everywhere on the planet, for all and everyone, the Right to Water (recognised by 189 states at the UN one year ago) must be guaranteed and implemented.

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Human Biomonitoring Week

28 November - 2 December 2011, Brussels, Belgium

The EU-funded twin projects COPHES/DEMOCOPHES organise a Human Biomonitoring week in order to discuss and present some of their joint work. On Wednesday, 30 November, a first open workshop will focus on Human Biomonitoring experiences in Europe, highlighting the policy implications. A press conference will be held from 11.00 to 12.30. On 1 and 2 December, two further open workshops are held on Bisphenol-A and indoor/outdoor air quality. Please consult the projects' website for more information and registration.

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International Scientific Conference on Electromagnetic Fields and Health

16-17 November 2011, Brussels, Belgium

This scientific conference is organised under the auspices of the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks. Many Europeans are worried about the potential health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF), as was revealed by a 2010 Eurobarometer. The objective of the conference is to identify the main sources of uncertainty in EMF & Health research, to identify the areas of scientific consensus on the potential health effects of electromagnetic fields, to define the key remaining knowledge gaps and to develop proposals on a strategy to address them.

 

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2011 Consultative Meeting - European Professionals for Health and the Environment

7-9 November 2011, Potsdam, Germany

This high level "consultative" conference will bring together scientists and policymakers in the field of environment and health. Participants will be informed of the latest scientific findings and discuss strategies for an integrated science-based environmental policy in the Europe.

 

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23rd International ISEE conference

13-16 September 2011, Barcelona, Spain

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Eurotox 2011

28-31 August 2011, Paris, France

47th Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology

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InfoDay on FP7 Environment Research

17 June 2011, Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels

The European Commission (Research & Innovation DG - Directorate Environment) is organising an InfoDay on FP7 Environment Research. The event aims to highlight the novelties of the 2012 Work Programme due to be published in July. It will provide guidance on proposal preparation and submission.

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Conference on the Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding

10 June 2011, Brussels

The conference is aimed at anyone interested in the development of the next Strategic Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union. Stakeholders from research institutions, industry, universities, non-governmental organisations, scientists and politicians are especially invited to take part in making EU funding more attractive and easier to access for participants.

The conference will feature high-level speakers from the European Commission, science organisations, universities, entrepreneurs and governments from across Europe and beyond.

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Innovation Union stand at the European Commission Open Days

7 May 2011, Brussels, Berlaymont

On Saturday 7 May, the Research and Innovation DG will be represented at the Open Days of the European Commission at the Berlaymont building from 10am to 6pm.

This year, the Research and Innovation DG will present and promote the Innovation Union on our common stand with the Information Society DG.

For the occasion, we will offer several activities for visitors of all ages! So come and find us at the centre of the Berlaymont building!

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6th Copenhagen Workshop on Endocrine Disrupters

26-29 April 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark

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3rd Paris Appeal International Congress - Children’s health and the environment

12-13 April 2011, Paris, France

This Congress will bring together several of the best international specialists and will review the latest scientific breakthroughs in the field of Children's health and environment. Not only will the whole set of chemical pollutants involved be tackled, but also sanitary effects of electromagnetic fields. This Congress will focus more specifically on transgenerational risks caused by in utero contamination of the embryo and fetus, which results in the onset of diseases and affections not only in children, but also in adults. Thus, it will deal with factors contributing to current public health scourges that we now need to halt and that may get worse tomorrow, if no laws are enforced to cut back on pollution in our environment.

The Congress is followed by a three-day international academic intensive course on Environmental Medicine at UNESCO.

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Workshop on Integrated Environmental Health Impact Assessment

25 January 2011, Brussels, Belgium

The 2nd International Conference on Risk Assessment will be preceded (January 25) by an Introductory Workshop on Integrated Environmental Health Impact Assessment (IEHIA).

This workshop, organised by INTARESE, HEIMTSA and 2-FUN (three collaborative research projects, funded by the European Commission through FP6), with the support of the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers of the European Commission, will showcase and discuss the IEHIA concept, methods, tools and worked examples the projects have been developing. This IEHIA wider framework and methodology is taking the tradition of risk assessment an important step further by considering not simply the risk assessment of environmental pollutants, but the full environmental health impacts of policies that affect health via the environment – whether or not an effect on health is the primary purpose of the policy.

The deadline for registration is December 17th.

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INTARESE / HEIMTSA / 2-FUN Final Annual Meeting and Conference

20-21 January 2011, Brussels, Belgium

The final meeting of the INTARESE, HEIMTSA, 2-FUN projects will take place on 20th and 21st January 2011 at the Bedford Hotel in Brussels. The event will consist of a conference day open to the public, on the 20th of January, highlighting the achievements of the projects in the field of Environment and Health.

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NewGeneris final workshop

18 January 2011, Maastricht, The Netherlands

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Urban Environmental Pollution: Overcoming Obstacles to Sustainability and Quality of Life

20-23 June 2010, Boston, USA

UEP 2010 will provide a forum for knowledge exchange and discussion regarding the latest information about  the unique nature of urban environments, assessment of urban environmental pollutants and their effects, and measures that can be taken to overcome obstacles to sustainability, ecological integrity and life quality.

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Web streaming event on "Innovation Union" with Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn

17 June 2010, Online

Europe has experienced its worst economic crisis since the 1930s. The only way to replace the jobs lost and to achieve a prosperous, green and fair economy in the future is to improve Europe's performance in innovation: in other words, develop new products and services that create wealth and improve quality of life. In particular, more innovation is necessary to tackle our century's defining challenges: climate change, energy and food security, health and the fact that the average age of Europe's population is increasing.

This is why Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn wants to listen to your ideas on how we can make Europe into an Innovation Union.

She will be online (pictures and sound) via the European Commission's Webcast Portal at 10:00-11:00 Central European Time on 17 June. To take part in this interactive discussion, just go to the Webcast Portal at the right time.

You can send in your questions to RTD-INNOVATION-UNION@ec.europa.eu, but you can also put them to the Commissioner via the Web Portal during the event. The following languages will be in use: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish.

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Gender in EU-funded research: Science in Society/Environment; Health

19-20 May 2010, Urbino (Italy)

This one-day training session (starting on the 19th in the afternoon and ending on the 20th in the morning) is intended for anybody interested in rendering research gender-sensitive: researchers, project managers, National Contact Points, expert evaluators etc. The session will provide practical guidance on how the gender dimension can be integrated in research, using clear examples of how gender is relevant to existing FP7 projects.


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WHO/Europe Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health

10-12 March 2010, Parma, Italy

The Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, organized by WHO/Europe and hosted by Italy, is the next milestone in the European environment and health process, now in its twentieth year. Focused on protecting children's health in a changing environment, the Conference will drive Europe's agenda on emerging environmental health challenges for the years to come.

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