11th International Congress
on Combustion By-Products and Their Health Effects

Combustion Engineering and
 Global Health in the 21st Century: 
Issues and Challenges

May 31st - June 3rd, 2009
U.S. EPA Environmental Research Center Campus
Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

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11th PIC Congress Program

The objectives of this Congress are to provide an international forum to discuss topics on the origin, fate, and health effects of combustion by-products.  This field has gained significant relevance to worldwide environmental policy because risk-based programs rely increasingly on the ability of advanced scientific research to provide mechanistic, diagnostic, and analytical answers to complex problems concerning exposure to air toxicants.

The Congress provides a forum for advanced learning through emphasis on internationally recognized speakers; advanced scientific, health, and engineering research presentations; and an extensive poster session.  This focus furnishes ample learning experiences and knowledge exchange for all participants.  The Congress is especially interested in attracting abstracts and encouraging participation from students and new investigators.

Researchers and practitioners have the opportunity to interact and discuss recent developments and future goals in the control of combustion by-products, as well as to explore in great detail the effects of exposure to combustion emissions on human health and ecosystems.

Integrated Conference Themes:

Combustion emissions (conventional and alternative fuels)
Global climate change
Priority pollutants and chemistry in urban and rural environments
Clean coal technologies
Soot and nanoparticle formation and characterization
Advanced diesel processes
Metals, mercury, and ash chemistry
Waste treatment
Organic air toxics
Advanced diagnostics and measurement technologies
New/emerging measurement technologies in aerosol science and combustion by-products on-line monitoring
Indoor air
Characterization and health impacts of coarse, fine, and ultrafine ambient air particles
Health effects of combustion pollutants in developing countries
Susceptibility factors
Persistent free radicals and oxidative stress
Carcinogenicity and mutagenicity of air pollutants
Biomarkers of exposure and effect
Toxicogenomics and predictive toxicology
Impact of air pollution on cardiovascular and pulmonary disease
Emerging health issues: germ cell effects, in utero exposures, neurogenic effects
Biokinetics/biodestruction: the respiratory tract as portal of entry
Pollutant impacts on exercise
Regulatory issues
Developing economies
Indoor and occupational exposures
Ecological effects

Emissions from combustion sources continue to be an important health and environmental issue.  Recent studies have identified new biological effects and mechanisms associated with exposure to combustion emissions, and a more detailed picture is emerging of the combustion parameters and atmospheric chemistry associated with adverse health effects. 

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