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.

Past Meetings

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.

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. 

Health Effects Institute 2019 Annual Conference

The 2019 HEI Annual Conference was held in Seattle, Washington on May 5-7, 2019. The Scientific Program and speaker presentations can be found here.

HEI Research Planning Workshop: Understanding Population-Level Exposures Related to the Development of Oil and Natural Gas from Unconventional Resources, September 12-13, 2018

At this workshop, participants learned about progress on the Energy Research Committee’s ongoing review of the exposure literature associated with UOGD, heard presentations from experts on scientific and regulatory topics relevant to the assessment of potential human exposures to UOGD, shared their expertise, and contributed their perspective to the Committee's impartial, interdisciplinary review and interpretation of the exposure literature.

HEI Research Planning Workshop: Understanding Population-Level Exposures Related to the Development of Oil and Natural Gas from Unconventional Resources, July 11-12, 2018

The workshop provided an opportunity for the Energy Research Committee to hear from a broad range of stakeholders about their expert opinions and perspectives on the literature, important knowledge gaps, and research priorities along with the criteria used to define the priorities. The Committee will consider information received during the workshop as it conducts its own review of the literature and formulates research priorities for population-level exposure research.

Health Effects Institute 2018 Annual Conference

The 2018 HEI Annual Conference was held in Chicago, Illinois, from April 29-May 1, 2018.
The scientific program can be found below. Sunday morning featured a pre-conference workshop on Causal Modeling in Air Pollution Research and Policy. Presentations are available for download with permission from the speakers. 

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.