1st HBM4EU Consortium Meeting

September 4-8, 2017 - Berlin 

HBM4EU is a joint effort of 27 countries, the European Environment Agency and the European Commission, co-funded under Horizon 2020.

The main aim of the initiative is to coordinate and advance human biomonitoring in Europe. HBM4EU will provide better evidence of the actual exposure of citizens to chemicals and the possible health effects to support policy making.

The HBM4EU initiative represents a novel collaboration between scientists and chemical risk assessors and risk managers, including several Commission services, EU agencies and national representatives. The project will build bridges between the research and policy worlds and deliver benefits to society in terms of enhanced chemical safety.

HBM4EU will run for five years, from 2017 to 2021. In developing priorities for HBM4EU under the first annual work plan, the consortium conducted a prioritisation exercise to identify those substances to be the focus of activities. Additional rounds of prioritisation will be carried out during the project lifespan to ensure that our research responds dynamically to policy needs.

Please visit the website (www.hbm4eu.eu) for further information.

16th International Symposium of Trace Elements in Men and Animals


16th International Symposium of Trace Elements in Men and Animals

June 26-29, 2017, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
On behalf of Russian Society for Trace Elements in Medicine (RUSTEM)

The main purpose of the 16th International Symposium on Trace Elements in Man and Animals (TEMA16) is consolidation of interaction between scientists and experts in the field of trace element research. A wide diversity of topics from methodological aspects of trace element analysis in living species and samples to practical use of trace elements in agriculture and medicine will attract a broad audience of specialists. Relevant reports of research on the role of trace elements in human and animal biology will be presented within the bounds of the Symposium. A special emphasis will be devoted to the problem of trace element transfer in food chains.

Generally, the goals of TEMA16 are:

  1. Maintenance of progress in the field of trace element research;
  2. Scientific experience exchange between researchers working on different aspects of trace element research;
  3. Providing an appropriate base for knowledge transfer from theoretical trace element research to practice.

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Seminar: Will precision medicine improve population health?

Galea 2017Will precision medicine improve population health?

on Tuesday February 7, 2017, 4 pm - Room CS 0.1 'Centro Servizi Medicina'
Largo del Pozzo, 71 - Modena

Sandro Galea

Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health Member, US Institute of Medicine

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The 8th Princess Chulabhorn International Science Congress



November 13 - 17, 2016, Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Organized by the Chulabhorn Research Institute

The 8th Princess Chulabhorn International Science Congress (PC VIII) will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand from November 13-17, 2016, to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the accession to the throne of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the seventh cycle (84 years) birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. Both are most auspicious occasions for the people of Thailand to express their gratitude and pay tribute to Their Majesties, which all scientists are invited to share. 

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49° Congresso Nazionale SItI


16-19 Novembre, Napoli

siti2016minionIl 49° Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Igiene, Medicina Preventiva e Sanità Pubblica di quest'anno prevede l'intervento di oltre centocinquanta relatori in gran parte iscritti alla nostra Società scientifica ma anche in rappresentanza di prestigiose organizzazioni sanitarie nazionali e internazionali e presidenti di diverse società scientifiche. Il titolo "La Sanità Pubblica guarda al futuro: gli assetti istituzionali e la ricerca al servizio della salute" configura un importante confronto sugli scenari futuri di una sanità pubblica in evoluzione. Il programma del Congresso prevede circa 30 sessioni tra letture magistrali, sessioni plenarie, tavole rotonde, workshop, sessioni Meet the expert, simposi sponsorizzati, circa 700 tra comunicazioni brevi e poster. Potranno essere previste sessioni "last minute" su argomenti di attualità scientifica.