Save the date! HEI’s 2023 Annual Conference will be held April 30–May 2 at the Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel. More information will be posted in early 2023.

Health Effects Institute 2022 Annual Conference

The 2023 HEI Annual Conference will be held from Sunday, April 30, through Tuesday, May 2, at The Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel.

Past Meetings

Webinar: Health Risks from Low-level Air Pollution Exposure in Canada

In this webinar, HEI will shared the results from its recently published report, Mortality–Air Pollution Associations in Low-Exposure Environments (MAPLE): Phase 2, by Dr. Michael Brauer from The University of British Columbia and his colleagues.

HEI Traffic Review Webinar: Health Effects of Traffic-Related Air Pollution

In this webinar, HEI presented the findings of its 2022 critical review on the health effects of traffic-related air pollution, which is the largest systematic effort to date to evaluate the epidemiological evidence regarding the associations between long-term exposure to TRAP and selected adverse health outcomes. A video recording and slides from the webinar are available.

(Hybrid) Workshop on Air Quality and Health in Bulgaria

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.

Virtual Workshop on Health Applications for Satellite-Derived Air Quality: Opportunities and Potential Pitfalls

This workshop series identified opportunities for health application research using new and expected satellite remote sensing data and potential pitfalls to avoid in those applications. 

New low-level air pollution exposure report examines risk of mortality in older Americans

This webinar provided new results from an HEI study examining the risk of mortality associated with exposure to low ambient air pollution concentrations in a cohort of 68.5 million older Americans. 

HEI Webinar: New Results on Health Effects at Low Air Pollution Levels in 28 million participants across Europe Informing Europe’s Air Quality Policies

A webinar on October 12, 2021, presented findings from a new HEI report that examines associations between exposures to low concentrations of ambient air pollution and several health outcomes among participants in 22 European cohorts, discuss its strengths and weaknesses, and potential implications for Europe’s air quality policies

Webinar Series on Air Pollution and Health in SE Europe

HEI recently hosted a three-part webinar series that took a deep dive into the latest air quality and health evidence in Southeast Europe, impacts on future health research, and local and national policy implications.   

Virtual Workshop on Air Pollution and Health in Southeast Europe

Health Effects Institute (HEI) hosted a virtual workshop on June 8-9, 2021 (1-4 PM CET) to review the status of current evidence on the health effects of air pollution in the Southeast European region and its interlinkage to current policy debate and actions.

Health Effects Institute 2021 Annual Conference

The 2021 HEI Annual Conference was held virtually with a series of eight webinars on Tuesdays in April and May 2021. Webinar recordings and slides are available.

Virtual Workshop on Non-Tailpipe Particulate Matter Emissions and Exposure

HEI held a two-day virtual workshop on November 12-13, 2020 bringing together experts from a range of topics related to brake and tire wear emissions, their impacts on air quality, and potential associations between exposures and health effects. The specific objectives of the workshop were to understand the state of the science related to measuring and modeling non-tailpipe particulate matter emissions and exposure assessment and to identify research priorities related to knowledge gaps in this area that can be used by HEI and other organizations in planning future research.