(Hybrid) Workshop on Air Quality and Health in Bulgaria

June 14, 2022 to June 20, 2022 EEST

This workshop aimed to together a broad range of regional stakeholders (incl. researchers, healthcare practitioners, professional societies, national and regional non-profit groups, bi- and multi-lateral organizations, federal and local government agencies, ministries, and research institutes) across Bulgaria and Europe are interested in building and using evidence on the health effects of air pollution.

The workshop was organized jointly by the Health Effects Institute (HEI), USA, and the Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The workshop planning committee included Dr. Angel Dzhambov (Medical University of Plovdiv), Dr. Reneta Dimitrova MD (Sofia University, “St. Kliment Ohridski”), and Mr. Ivaylo Hlebarov (Za Zemiata), Dr. Dima Tsanova (Medical University of Pleven) and Dr. Pallavi Pant (HEI).

The workshop was open to the public and was hosted at the Medical University of Plovdiv in person and via Zoom. Simultaneous translation was available in English and Bulgarian. 

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Sessions

Welcome, goals of the workshop

Jun. 14, 2022 - 9:30am EEST

  • Angel Dzhambov
    ,

    Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • Pallavi Pant
    , Health Effects Institute

Opening Remarks

Jun. 14, 2022 - 9:35am EEST

  • Marianna Murdjeva
    ,

    Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

  • Daniel S. Greenbaum
    , Health Effects Institute

Air Pollution and Health: What do we know?

Jun. 14, 2022 - 10:00am EEST

  • Zorana Andersen
    ,

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Air Pollution and Health in Bulgaria

Jun. 14, 2022 - 10:15am EEST

  • Alex Simidchiev
    ,

    Member of Parliament of Bulgaria 

Q&A and Discussion

Jun. 14, 2022 - 11:35am EEST

Results from the State of Global Air Special Report on Bulgaria

Jun. 14, 2022 - 11:00am EEST

  • Pallavi Pant
    , Health Effects Institute
  • Angel Dzhambov
    ,

    Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Q&A and Discussion

Jun. 14, 2022 - 11:35am EEST

Data spaces and digital twins to support air quality and health research and assessments in Bulgaria

Jun. 14, 2022 - 12:00pm

  • Dessislava Petrova-Antonova
    ,

    GATE Institute, Sofia University, Bulgaria 

What are we learning from citizen engagement on air quality and health?

Jun. 14, 2022 - 12:20am EEST

  • Veselka Hristamyan
    ,

    Medical University Plovdiv and Breathe Plovdiv, Bulgaria 

Q&A and Discussion

Jun. 14, 2022 - 12:40pm EEST

Looking Ahead: What are the priorities for science to advance the clean air agenda in Bulgaria?

Jun. 14, 2022 - 2:00pm EEST

Panel Discussion, moderated by Dr. Angel Dzhambov  

  • Borislav Sandov
    ,

    Minister of Environment and Water, Bulgaria 

  • Vlatka Matkovic
    ,

    Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

  • Daniel S. Greenbaum
    , Health Effects Institute
  • Dragomira Raeva
    ,

    Za Zemiata, Bulgaria 

  • Veselka Hristamyan
    ,

    Medical University Plovdiv and Breathe Plovdiv, Bulgaria 

Closing Remarks

Jun. 14, 2022 - 2:55pm EEST

Workshop Adjourns

Jun. 14, 2022 - 3:00pm EEST
Location
Hybrid
Plovdiv
Bulgaria

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