EPHT at the ISEE Conference


Rome August 31st, 2016

The 28th Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology will be held in Rome, Italy on the 1-4th September 2016. The main theme of the conference is Old and new risks: challenges for environmental epidemiology.
The Conference will bring together researchers, academics, and health professionals to promote the sharing of research results, experiences and new ideas in the field of environmental epidemiology. (http://www.isee2016roma.org/)

Following the previous ISEE Conferences in Columbia, South Carolina, USA (2012) and in Basel, Switzerland (2013), also in Rome there will be an opportunity to illustrate some experiences in the field of EPHT.

INPHET will organize a meeting according to the issues  raised in Modena in May 2014.

Environmental Public Health Tracking:
Experiences and Tools to Support Public Health Research and Decision-Making

Date: 31st August 2016. It will start at 9:00 and end at 13:00

Place:  it will be held at the Grand Hotel Ritz (Via Domenico Chelini, 41,00197 Roma) that is very near (11 minute walk) the main ISEE conference centre.

Meeting purpose: Reducing the burden of chronic diseases globally requires a better understanding of how these diseases are impacted by our environment and appropriate tools to measure the impact of preventive public health and environmental strategies, taking into account environmental and population change.  Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) is a unique resource that provides integrated health and environmental data and tools for researchers, public health practitioners, and policy makers to address this challenge. This workshop will bring together the experiences of several countries to demonstrate how Environmental Public Health Tracking can be implemented and used to address scientific needs and the translation of science into action to better support public health decision-making.


  1. Learn about international efforts to implement EPHT
  2. Understand the basic principles of EPHT, technology requirements, and methodologies used to implement this type of surveillance
  3. Understand the types of data, information, and analytic tools available
  4. Identify opportunities for stakeholder involvement in development, enhancement, and evaluation of EPHT

Programme: The  topics will include: Overview of EPHT at US-CDC, Overview of Chinese EPHT, EPHT case study of air pollution in Europe, Ethical aspects, Environmental health in industrially contaminated sites in Europe. (see the programme)


In addition in same venue  there will be other two important opportunities to share experiences and ideas in some very important and definitely close issues:

A large participation to all these meetings will be warmly welcome and it will launch some fruitful collaboration. If you are interested in attending any of these meetings, please email the contact provided at the ISEE website as the number of participants is limited.

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