2015-04

  • Half-Day Symposium for Early-Career Researchers
    Various
    28 Apr, 2015
    Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre
    Imperial College London
    St Marys Campus
    St Mary's Campus, Norfolk Place
    Paddington, London
    W21PG
    United Kingdom
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    Half-Day Symposium for Early-Career Researchers

     

    When? Tuesday the 28th of April 1pm-5pm

    Where? Presentations will take place in the Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre, with posters and reception held in the MSc room on the ground floor at Imperial College London's St Mary’s campus. 

    Who? This symposium is open to all early career researchers across EBS and the Centre, including those affiliated with the Centre at King’s College London and NHLI. All departmental staff from EBS, King’s College London and NHLI are welcome and encouraged to attend.

    What? A chance for PhD students, postdocs and research assistants to have a chance to present their work within the department and the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health. This symposium  will help researchers to highlight the great work that they do within EBS and the Centre, disseminate ideas between colleagues, and allow them to gain presentation practice, which will be particularly valuable for those going to conferences over the summer. We will have a number of short talks across the afternoon from a range of our early-career research staff, along with an extended tea break mid-afternoon for a poster session. There will also be a dedicated session on future funding opportunities. The symposium will be followed by a drinks reception after work (5pm onwards).

    How do I register? Please contact Dylan Williams (d.williams@imperial.ac.uk). 

  • 3rd UK & Ireland Exposure Science meeting
    various, tbc
    24 Apr, 2015
    Imperial College London
    Lecture Theatre 1.47, Royal School of Mines
    Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus
    London
    SW7 2AZ
    United Kingdom
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    We are pleased to announce that the 3rd UK & Ireland Exposure Science Meeting will be held in London on24th April 2015.

     

    The target audience for this 1-day meeting is those with an interest in the measurement, modelling and assessment of environmental, occupational, ergonomics and nutritional exposures, especially with an application to epidemiology.

    Researchers from the UK and Ireland (and beyond), government officials, trainees and PhD students will be able to bid to give oral presentations, or posters of recent and ongoing work in the diverse areas of exposure science. We would particularly like to welcome early career researchers.

    We aim to solicit contributions from a diverse range of research disciplines, including those interested in measurement, toxicology, epidemiology, ergonomics, risk assessment, public health, and others with expertise in measurement and assessment of exposures encountered in the general environment (air, water and soil), the occupational environment, and those with expertise in measurement and evaluation of internal exposures, target organ doses and total body burdens, in order to establish closer links between these disciplines and to identify future multidisciplinary research strategies.

     

    Essential dates for your diary:

     

    Registration opens                           21 November 2014

    Registration closes                                   10 April 2015

    Abstract submission deadline            16th January 2015

    Decision on abstract acceptance      16th February 2015

  • Centre's Investigators Seminar - Small Area Health Statistics
    Various, hosted by Dr Anna Hansell
    23 Apr, 2015
    Msc Seminar Room
    Imperial College London
    Ground Floor, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
    St Mary’s Hospital, Norfolk Place
    Paddington
    W2 1NY
    United Kingdom
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    This seminar will focus on the work in Small Area Health Statistics, and will be hosted by Dr Anna Hansell, the Deputy Director of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU). 

     

    Centre Investigator’s Seminar

    Thursday 23 April 2015, 14:00 to 17:25

    St Mary’s Campus, Msc Seminar Room, Ground Floor, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Norfolk Place W2 1PG
     

     

    Session 1 – An Overview of SAHSU

     

    SAHSU from the start

    14:00 – 14:15 History of Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) - Paul Elliott

    14:15 – 14:30 Current SASHU infrastructure and studies (Environment and Health Atlas, Rapid Inquiry Facility) - Anna Hansell

     

    SAHSU Resources

    14:30 – 14:45 The how and what of the extensive SAHSU data holding - Peter Hambly

    14:45 – 14:55 Population and confounder data - Daniela Fecht

     

    Environmental Exposures Group

    14:55 – 15:10 Introduction and training - John Gulliver and Exposure data integration with cohorts - Daniela Fecht

     

    15:10 – 15:30 Tea / Coffee / Refreshment break

     

    Session 2 – SAHSU linking across the MRC-PHE Centre

    Traffic and Health

    15:30 – 15:50 Traffic exposures and hospital admissions and mortality – Ross Anderson

     

    Forecasting/Burden of Disease

    15:50 – 16:10 Small-area health forecasting - Majid Ezzati

     

    Potential reproductive and other health effects associated with Municipal Waste Incinerators (MWIs) in England, Scotland and Wales

    16:10 – 16:20 Emissions modelling – Pippa Douglas

    16:20 – 16:30 Exposure validation – Gary Fuller

    16:30 – 16:40 Population-based cohort analyses-methods – Rebecca Ghosh

    16:40 – 16:50 Before/after opening rate change analysis methods – Ioannis Bakolis

    16:50 – 17:00 Biomonitoring study methods – Mireille Toledano

    17:00 onwards Drinks / Interactive session with Environment and Health Atlas and Rapid Inquiry Facility demo

     

    Centre’s Investigators seminars are aimed at showcasing the work of the various research groups within the Centre in order to foster within-centre cohesiveness and cross-centre collaboration.