Save the date! HEI’s 2024 Annual Conference will be held April 28-30 in Philadelphia. More information will be posted in early 2024. 

Past Meetings

(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 Annual Conference 2021

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.

Health Effects Institute 2020 Annual Conference

In lieu of its 2020 Annual Conference in Boston, HEI offered a series of webinars in April and May 2020 and an Early Career Researcher Webinar in December.

Brussels Meeting on Air Pollution and Health: Recent Advances to Inform the European Green Deal

On January 21-22, 2020, HEI held a joint meeting with WHO, ERS, and ISEE, Air pollution and Health: Recent Advances to Inform the European Green Deal, in Brussels, Belgium. The meeting reviewed the latest science on PM2.5 and NO2 as a key step in evaluating whether to update Europe’s air quality policies.