Milan, 24-26 January 2019

Seminar venue
The venue of the Seminar will be
“Fondazione Umanitaria”
Salone degli Affreschi
Via San Barnaba, 48 - 20122 Milan (Italy)

Official Language
The official language of the Seminar is English

CME Credits
The congress will be accredited with Italian CME and EACCME.
The CME credits will be awarded to the participants
that will fulfill all the obligations under the program
of Continuing Medical Education and EACCME

The Seminar is reserved for N. 200 Physicians
The eligible disciplines for CME credits are:
Respiratory diseases, Allergology, Cardiology, Epidemiology, General Medicine, Internal Medicine

The Seminar is free to attend. It is essential to confirm
the participation to the Organizing Secretariat

Please register on line:
Registrations must be received by January 18, 2019
RespiraMI. L'inquinamento atmosferico e la nostra salute - 2018

Milano, 24-26 Gennaio 2019


THURSDAY, 24 January 2019

14:00 - 14:30 Opening
New evidence on health effects of air pollution
Chairs: F. Forastiere, S. Harari

14:30 - 15:00 Exposure to air pollution and cancer risk,
Zorana Andersen, Copenhagen

15:00 - 15:30 Updates on cardiovascular effects of air pollution,
Francesco Forastiere, Rome

15:30 - 16:00 Updates on respiratory effects of air pollution,
Sergio Harari, Milan

16:00 - 16:30 Break
Chairs: A. Peters, M.C. Facchini

16:30 - 17:00 Early life air pollution exposure, neuropsychological development, and neuroimaging in children
Monica Guxens, Barcelona

17:00 - 17:30 Environmental exposure and disease: role of the epigenome,
Annette Peters, Munich

17:30 - 18:00 Mechanisms of particulate matter (PM) toxicity,
Frank Kelly, London

18:00 - 18:30 Discussion

FRIDAY, 25 January 2019

Understanding impact of PM components and sources
Chairs: B., Hoffmann, X. Querol

09:00 - 09:30 Systematic review of health effects of PM components,
Jason Sacks, USEPA Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

09:30 - 10:00 Ultrafine particles and health effects,
Barbara Hoffmann, Dusseldorf

10:00 - 10:30 Non-exhaust emissions: sources and health effects,
Fulvio Amato, Barcelona

10:30 - 11:00 AIRUSE-LIFE PMx source apportionment and measures to abate urban air pollution in Southern Europe,
Xavier Querol, Barcelona

11:00 - 11:30 Break
Health effects of very low and very high PM levels
Chairs: G. Hoek , H. Kan

11:30 - 12:00 Combining evidence from studies on the effects of air pollution at low level,
Gerard Hoek, Utrecht

12:00 - 12:30 Evidence on the health risks from highly polluted regions,
Haidong Kan, Shanghai

12:30 - 13:00 Causal approaches to study the effects of air pollution,
Antonella Zanobetti, Boston - Michela Baccini, Firenze

13:00 - 14:00 Break

Research on air pollution and health in Italy
Chairs: M. Stafoggia, G. Cesaroni

14:00 - 14:20 The Beep project,
Giovanni Viegi, Palermo

14:20 - 14:40 Fine resolved daily PM maps in Italy using satellite data,
Massimo Stafoggia, Rome

14:40 - 15:00 New evidence from the Rome Longitudinal Study,
Giulia Cesaroni, Rome

15:00 - 15:20 Air pollution and health effects in children: the Piccolipiù project,
Franca Rusconi, Florence

15:20 - 15:40 Noise and air pollution: mapping and incidence of diseases,
Carla Ancona,Rome

15:40 - 16:00 Particulate matter components, sources, and health effects,
Andrea Ranzi, Modena

16:00 - 16:30 Break
Chairs: A. Miani, P. Michelozzi

16:30 - 16:50 Industrial pollution and health: experience from the Apulia Region,
Lucia Bisceglia, Bari

16:50 - 17:10 Studying the health effects of air pollution in Lombardy?,
Sara Conti, Milan

17:10 - 17:30 The Italian Surveillance system on temperature and air pollution,
Paola Michelozzi, Rome

17:30 - 18:00 Open discussion: What is missing in research on the health effects of air pollution in Italy?


Using evidence to support policies addressing health risks of air pollution
Chairs: S. Gumy, M. Krzyzanowski

08:30 - 09:00 Greenness to mitigate the health effects of air pollution,
Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, Milan

09:00 - 09:30 Approaches and challenges in estimating the health impact of air pollution,
Michal Krzyzanowski, Warsaw

09:30 - 10:00 The WHO worldwide impact estimates for 2016,
Sophie Gumy, WHO Geneva

10:00 - 10:30 Challenges in sector-specific emission reductions in Europe: short- and long-time perspectives,
Markus Amann, IIASA Laxenburg, Austria

10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 11:30 Policy issues: progress made and remaining challenges in neighboring countries,
Richard Ballaman, Bern

11:30 - 12:00 The EU Directive: Time for “fitness check?”,
Vicente Franco, EC DG Environment, Brussels

Involving people in air pollution risk reduction (round table discussion)
Chairs: P.M. Mannucci, S. Harari

12:00 - 15.00
The legal European initiatives,
Ugo Taddei, Clientearth, Brussels

Control of traffic and diesel vehicles to reduce NO2 concentrations in Italy,
Anna Gerometta, Milan

Household combustion of solid fuel regulations to reduce PM concentrations in Poland,
Andrzej Gula, Krakow

WHO Urban Health Initiative: creating demand for action against air pollution through health
knowledge and leadership,
H. De Sa Thiago, WHO Geneva

Communicating the risk to patients and doctors,
Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, Sergio Harari, Milan

Closing of Respirami 3