13th Annual Air Quality and Health Workshop

February 10, 2016


Air quality impact on health: Beyond the heart and lungs



To provide a state-of-the-art overview of the diversity of impacts through which air pollution affects population health, with an emphasis on recent research uncovering non-traditional impacts affecting the life course.


Target Audience


Government Agencies, public health practitioners, clinicians/healthcare professionals, members of the public, health educators, researchers, and air quality professionals


Learning Objectives


At the completion of the workshop participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the burden of disease attributable to the cardiovascular and respiratory health impacts of air pollution
  • Describe the general mechanisms through which air pollution can lead to non-respiratory effects
  • Provide examples of air pollution impacts on neurodevelopment and reproductive health
  • Describe the current understanding of the relationships between exposure to air pollution, obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes
  • Summarize emerging research linking air pollution exposure with adult mental health and cognitive decline
  • Use the new information on non-traditional air pollution health impacts to motivate advances in policy, prevention and air quality management


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Preliminary agenda

Workshop flyer


Venue and accommodations


Sheraton Wall Centre

1088 Burrard St, Vancouver BC


Room rate: $159.00/per night + taxes (cut-off date: January 10, 2016)

Phone: (604) 331-1000

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