Recent Advances on
Air pollution and Health


A series of webinars

Webinar n. 2

Recent Advances on Air pollution and Health

Date 14 October. Time: 6.0-7.20pm

Chairs of the Seminar: ​F. Forastiere – M. Krzyzanowski – P.M. Mannucci – S. Harari

Presentation and rationale

The Respirami 3 conference in Milan in January 2019 ( was a remarkable event with a large participation of international scientists, professionals of the health care sector and environmental protection agencies, all providing an interesting update of the research on air pollution. Since then, research on the health effects of air pollution have progressed considerably. The Health Effects Institute, the European Respiratory Society (ERS), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) organized a joint meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on January 21-22, 2020 with the aim to review the latest science on major pollutants, focusing on particulate matter 2.5 μm or less in diameter (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), to help evaluate the need for updating Europe’s air quality policies. A number of important scientific and policy questions about the causal links between air pollution and health, its effects at low levels of exposure, the relative contributions of different sources or constituents, and ultimately the question of how to achieve the most health benefits most cost-effectively were considered.

The present initiative will update Italian professional on the latest evidence and provide an interesting platform for future research applications and project. The initiative is planned as a series of webinar with at least three presentations (20 minutes each) and sufficient time for Questions and Answers.


Time refers to Italian time ( UTC+2 )

6.00 pm | Welcome by the Chairs

6.05 pm | Toxicity of Airborne Particles: Established Evidence and Knowledge Gaps
Frank Kelly, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

6.25 pm | Ultrafine Particles: What Progress Have We Made and What Questions Remain?
Lidia Morawska, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

6.45 pm | Overview and main conclusions of the EPA Integrated Science Assessment for PM and Ozone
Jason Sacks, USEPA Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

7.05 – 7.20 pm | General Discussion

Scientific Information

The Course will be accredited for CME credits for Physicians (Allergology, Respiratory Diseases, Epidemiology, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, General Practitioners, Hygiene and Occupational Medicine) Biologists; Pharmacists; Health Assistants; Nurses.
The course is also open to: Statisticians, Mathematicians; and Physicists

To obtain CME credits is necessary:

• Belong to the accredited Medical Profession and Specialties related to this Meeting.
• Complete the CME evaluation questionnaire which is guaranteed by the detection of the operations recorded by the system.
• The CME evaluation questionnaire must be carried out after the end of the course.
• The questionnaire can be repeated several times and will be considered successful at the correct completion of 75% of the proposed questions.


click on the button to register for the webinar

Fondazione Internazionale Menarini
With the patronage

© Copyright - Recent Advances on Air pollution and Health