Meetings

The next HEI Annual Conference will be held April 29 - May 1, 2018, at the Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois. Preliminary program information is now available. Save the date!


Health Effects Institute 2018 Annual Conference

The 2018 HEI Annual Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois, from April 29-May 1, 2018.

The Scientific Program and registration information are now available. Sunday morning features a pre-conference workshop on Causal Modeling in Air Pollution Research and Policy. Please make sure to check the box on the conference registration form if you plan to attend.

Past Meetings

Scoping Meeting for Human Health Study Critique

The HEI Energy Research Program hosted its first public meeting in January 2018 to discuss the Energy Research Committee’s critique of the human health literature related to the development of oil and natural gas from unconventional resources (UOGD) across the United States. This Scoping Meeting provided an opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders to engage with one another and share their recommendations for the Committee’s Critique. Presentations are now available. 

Global Burden of Disease - Major Air Pollution Sources in India. Workshop on Data, Methods, and Results

Joint scientific workshop on the Burden of Disease Attributable to Major Air Pollution Sources in India. This multi-party workshop was co-sponsored by the Health Effects Institute, the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, and the Public Health Foundation of India. It was held in January 2018 in Delhi, India, to present the new HEI Special Report 21: Burden of Disease Attributable to Major Air Pollution Sources in India.

Health Effects Institute 2017 Annual Conference

The 2017 HEI Annual Conference was held in Alexandria, Virginia from April 30-May 2, 2017.
The Scientific Program and speaker presentations can be found here.

Workshop on Effects of Fuel Composition on PM

HEI held a workshop on December 8, 2016, to provide an overview of research on the effects of fuel composition on particulate matter (PM). Introductory presentations included overviews of regulatory issues, of engine/vehicle parameters, and of fuel formulation, as well as tail-pipe emissions vs. ambient levels of PM. Other presentations discussed the impact of gasoline composition (including ethanol level and aromatics) and engine technology (including gasoline direct injection) on PM emissions. Includes an Executive Summary of the workshop. 

Health Effects Institute 2016 Annual Conference

The 2016 HEI Annual Conference was held in Denver, Colorado from May 1-3, 2016.
The Scientific Program and speaker presentations can be found here.

Unconventional Oil & Natural Gas - Third Public Workshop, July 2015

This third and final public workshop provided an opportunity to hear comments on the draft Strategic Research Agenda on the Impacts of 21st Century Oil and Gas Development in the Appalachian Region and Beyond from interested members of academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations.

Health Effects Institute 2015 Annual Conference

The 2015 HEI Annual Conference was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from May 3-5, 2015.
The Scientific Program and speaker presentations can be found here. 

Unconventional Oil & Natural Gas - Second Public Workshop, December 2014

This second of three public workshops provided an opportunity to hear from interested members of academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations regarding their (1) recommendations for scientific research to better understand the potential impacts of 21st century oil and gas development in the Appalachian Basin; and (2) criteria that may be used to prioritize research alternatives.

Unconventional Oil & Natural Gas - First Public Workshop, June 2014

The first of three public workshops provided an opportunity to hear from interested parties regarding the potential impacts of unconventional oil and natural gas development and recommendations for scientific research to better understand them.