PROGRAM

Ambient air pollution is one of the most important glo­bal risk factors for morbidity, disability and mortality. Because this risk affects a huge number of urban areas in high income as well as in low income countries, the healthcare dimensions of its consequences are huge, as one realizes considering that there are at least 7 million premature deaths due to air pollution, according to WHO and the Global Burden of Disease epidemiological studies.

Living in one of the most polluted area of the world (the Po River Plain), together with the distinguished epidemiologists of the Regione Lazio (led by France­sco Forastiere) and a former staff member of WHO (Michal Krzyzanowski), we first chose in 2015 to or­ganize an independent international seminar called RespiraMi, with the goal to gather the most distingui­shed global experts and ask them to present their most recent and mostly unpublished data on the progress of science towards tackling the global problem of out­door and indoor air pollution, in the frame of a three day seminar.

The third 2019 edition of the Seminar (RespiraMi 3) enlists a distinguish team of expert speakers from the 4 world continents who will put special emphasis on the effects of air pollution on the weakest groups of citizens: the child, the pregnant woman, older peo­ple, the poorest people, as well as on the growing evidence that air pollution is a cause of most common, growing and devastating neurodegenerative disease (dementia, Alzheimer). The Seminar will newly deal also on the arrays of measures that are being enfor­ced in highly polluted countries such as China, Po­land and also Italy to mitigate the deleterious effects of outdoor and indoor air pollutants. Finally, special emphasis will be given to recent data that convincin­gly show that living, working and going to school in areas richer in greenness decrease overall mortality (particularly from cancer and cardiopulmonary disea­ses) but also allows school children to achieve better learning performances than those who live and go to school in areas deprived of greenness.

 

P.M. Mannucci     S. Harari     F. Forastiere     M. Krzyzanowski

 

                                                                     THURSDAY, 24th January 2019

                                                                                    Afternoon

 

01:00 - 01:30 pm Opening - Welcome Addresses

Stefano Boeri - Fondazione La Triennale di Milano (Milan, IT)

Silvano Bosari - Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico (Milan, IT)

 

New evidence on health effects of air pollution

Chairs: F. Forastiere (Rome, IT) - S. Harari (Milan, IT)

 

01:30 - 02:10 pm Zorana Andersen (Copenhagen, DK)

Exposure to air pollution and cancer risk

 

02:10 - 02:50 pm Francesco Forastiere (Rome, IT)

Updates on cardiovascular effects of air pollution

 

02:50 - 03:30 pm Sergio Harari (Milan, IT)

Updates on respiratory effects of air pollution

 

03:30 - 04:00 pm Panel Discussion

 

04:00 - 04:40 pm Coffee Break

Chairs: A.  Peters (Munich, DE) - M.C. Facchini (Bologna, IT)

 

04:40 - 05:20 pm Monica Guxens (Barcelona, ES)

Early life air pollution exposure, neuropsychological development, and neuroimaging in children

 

05:20 - 06:00 pm Annette Peters (Munich, DE)

Environmental exposure and disease: role of the epigenome

 

06:00 - 06:40 pm Frank Kelly (London, UK)

Mechanisms of particulate matter (PM) toxicity

 

06:40 - 07:10 pm Panel Discussion

 

07:10 - 07:40 pm Closing Remarks

                                                                     FRIDAY, 25th January 2019

                                                                                  Morning

 

Health effects of very low and very high PM levels

Chairs: G. Hoek (Utrecht, NL) - H. Kan (Shanghai, CN)

 

09:00 - 09:30 am Gerard Hoek (Utrecht, NL)

Combining evidence from studies on the effects of air pollution at low level

 

09:30 - 10:00 am Haidong Kan (Shanghai, CN)

Evidence on the health risks from highly polluted regions

 

10:00 - 10:30 am Michela Baccini (Florence, IT)

Causal approaches to study the effects of air pollution

 

10:30 - 11:00 am Coffee Break

 

Understanding impact of PM components and sources

Chairs: B. Hoffmann (Dusseldorf, DE) - X. Querol (Barcelona, ES)

 

11:00 - 11:30 am Jason Sacks (Durham, NC, USA) 

Particulate Matter Integrated Science Assessment (External Review Draft): Evaluation of Health Effects Attributed to Exposures to PM Components and Sources

 

11:30 - 12:00 am Barbara Hoffmann (Dusseldorf, DE)

Ultrafine particles and health effects

 

12:00 - 00:30 pm Xavier Querol (Barcelona, ES)

AIRUSE-LIFE PMx source apportionment and measures to abate urban air pollution in Southern Europe

 

00:30 - 01:00 pm Fulvio Amato (Barcelona, ES)

Non-exhaust emissions: sources and health effects

 

01:00 - 02:00 pm Lunch  

                                                                     FRIDAY, 25th January 2019

                                                                                  Afternoon

 

Research on air pollution and health in Italy

Chairs: M. Stafoggia (Rome, IT) - G. Cesaroni (Rome, IT)

 

02:00 - 02:20 pm Giovanni Viegi (Palermo, IT)

The Beep project

 

02:20 - 02:40 pm Massimo Stafoggia (Rome, IT)

Fine resolved daily PM maps in Italy using satellite data

 

02:40 - 03:00 pm Giulia Cesaroni (Rome, IT)

New evidence from the Rome Longitudinal Study

 

03:00 - 03:20 pm Franca Rusconi (Florence, IT)

Air pollution and health effects in children: the Piccoli più project

 

03:20 - 03:40 pm Carla Ancona (Rome, IT)

Noise and air pollution: mapping and incidence of diseases

 

03:40 - 04:00 pm Andrea Ranzi (Modena, IT)

Particulate matter components, sources and health effects

 

04:00 - 04:30 pm Coffee Break

 

Chairs: L. Bisceglia (Bari, IT) - P. Michelozzi (Rome, IT)

 

04:30 - 04:50 pm Lucia Bisceglia (Bari, IT)

Industrial pollution and health: experience from the Apulia Region

 

04:50 - 05:10 pm Fabiana Madotto (Milan, IT)

Studying the health effects of air pollution in Lombardy

 

05:10 - 05:30 pm Paola Michelozzi (Rome, IT)

Climate and air pollution: an integrated system to prevent acute health effect of temperature and air pollution in italian cities

 

05:30 - 06:00 pm Open discussion: What is missing in research on the health effects

of air pollution in Italy

                                                                     SATURDAY, 26th January 2019

                                                                                      Morning

 

Using evidence to support policies addressing health risks of air pollution

Chairs: S. Gumy (Geneva, CH) - M. Krzyzanowski (Warsaw, PL)

 

08:30 - 09:00 am Michal Krzyzanowski (Warsaw, PL)

Approaches and challenges in estimating the health impact of air pollution

 

09:00 - 09:30 am Sophie Gumy (Geneva, CH)

The WHO worldwide impact estimates for 2016

 

09:30 - 10:00 am Pier Mannuccio Mannucci (Milan, IT)

Greenness mitigates the noxious effects of air pollution on health and wellbeing 

 

10:00 - 10:30 am Markus Amann (Laxenburg, A)

Challenges in sector-specific emission reductions in Europe: short- and long-time perspectives

 

10:30 - 11:00 am Coffee Break

 

11:00 - 11:30 am Richard Ballaman (Bern, CH)

Policy issues: progress made and remaining challenges in neighboring countries

 

11:30 - 12:00 am Vicente Franco (Brussels, B)

Europe's air quality legislation in review: the fitness chek of the Ambient Air Quality Directives

 

Involving people in air pollution risk reduction (round table discussion)

Chairs: P.M. Mannucci (Milan, IT) - S. Harari (Milan, IT) - F. Forastiere (Rome, IT)

 

12:00 - 03.00 pm Ugo Taddei (Brussels, B)

The legal European initiatives

 

                           Anna Gerometta (Milan, IT)

Control of traffic and diesel vehicles to reduce NO2 concentrations in Italy

 

                           Andrzej Gula (Krakow, PL)

Household combustion of solid fuel regulations to reduce PM concentrations in Poland

 

                           Thiago Herick De Sa (Geneva, CH) WHO Urban Health Initiative:

creating demand for action against air pollution through health knowledge and leadership

 

Closing of Respirami 3