ISEE-Europe: Young Researcher Conference in Environmental Epidemiology, 20-21 October 2014, Barcelona

ISEE-Europe organized a 2-day Young Researchers Conference on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 October 2014 at CREAL, Barcelona. The conference covered all areas of research in environmental epidemiology. A main theme of the conference was the “Exposome” due to the increasing interest in this area of research in environmental epidemiology.

The meeting will be low-budget with minimal registration costs. The format of the meeting will promote discourse and will include invited and submitted presentations, posters and extensive discussion time.

Aim. This conference aims to promote scientific communication in environmental epidemiology in Europe at a time when research funds for public and environmental health are diminishing. The focus on young researchers is due to their limited access to funds and thus opportunities for ISEE conference attendance.

Organization. The conference will be led by ISEE-Europe together with the ISEE Students and New Researchers Network and administrative help by CREAL. An international young researchers scientific committee (to be announced) chaired by Prof Barbara Hoffmann, Deputy Chair of ISEE-Europe, and Dr Mireille Toledano, Councilor of ISEE and ISEE-Europe, will plan all scientific aspects of the conference. The scientific committee will make every effort to contact and involve young researchers in the planning of the scientific program.

ISEE-Europe, 1st announcement