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HEI Annual Conference 2004
2-4 May 2004, Hyatt Regency, Boston, Massachusetts

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Boston (Financial District) at One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, Massachusetts. The HEI special group rate is $179 for a single or double room.

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Meeting Rates*
(hotel not included)

Full Conference
Sunday afternoon through Tuesday (Includes all meals, Sunday lunch through Tuesday afternoon break -- except Monday dinner) $450

Single Day Rates
Sunday (Includes lunch, break, reception and dinner) $160
Monday (Includes breakfast, breaks and lunch) $160
Tuesday (Includes breakfast, breaks and lunch) $160

Conference Program

Sunday, May 2

12:30 Lunch
1:30 Opening Dan Greenbaum, Health Effects Institute
1:35 Common Science in an Uncommon World: Air Pollution, Health and Regulation in a Global Context
1:35 Global transport of air pollution
2:00 Perspectives on the role of health science in informing international regulation: Challenges and opportunities – a regulatory perspective
2:25 Perspectives on the role of health science in informing international regulation: Challenges and opportunities – an industry perspective
2:50 Break
3:05 HEI’s international program
3:25 Review of Asian epidemiologic research on air pollution and health
3:45 General discussion
4:00–5:30 Poster Session I
6:00 Opening Reception and Dinner

Monday, May 3

8:30 Hot Topics! Recent Developments in Air Pollution Research
8:30 Introduction, Chairs
8:35 Manganese neurotoxicity
9:00 Alternative tier 2 testing of the fuel additive MMT
9:25 Discussion
9:45 Update on the ACES diesel assessment program
10:10 Break
10:30–2:00 Poster Session II (with lunch)
Noon–2:00 Lunch
2:00 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Which Particles are Which?
2:00 Introduction, John Hoidal
2:05 Exposure to diesel exhaust and concentrated ambient particles in allergic rats
2:30 Comparison of exposure to diesel and gasoline engine exhaust and wood smoke
2:55 Exploring sources of particle toxicity in different European cities
3:20 Break
3:40 Allergic and cardiovascular responses to concentrated ambient particle exposure
4:05 Assessing toxicity of size-fractionated combustion and ambient air particles
4:30 Concluding remarks, Rogene Henderson
4:35 Discussion
4:45 Update on HEI’s new initiative on particulate matter toxicity
5:00 Free Evening

Tuesday, May 4

8:30 Living on the Edge: New Approaches in Assessing Exposure
8:30 Introduction, Ira Tager
8:40 Spatial exposure modeling in the new post-structural economy
9:00 Assessing population exposure to motor vehicle emissions
9:25 Comments
9:50 Break
10:10 Atmospheric chemical transformations: A significant challenge to air pollution exposure modeling
10:35 Measuring and modeling exposure to urban air pollution: Implications for epidemiology studies
11:00 General discussion
11:30 Lunch
1:00 Back to the Future: HEI Strategic Plan 2005–2010
3:30 Conference Adjourns

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