You can download here the official invitation letter and announcement, and the preliminary scientific programme.
The EPH Office in Brussels released weekly in September and October 2011 news on the Berlin-Potsdam EPH Consultation Conference through a special temporary Brussels Weekly Brief
7-9 November 2011
Looking forward into the future of EU Policy
The place where professionals meet on environment & health in Europe
Environment and Public Health
in Modern Society
State of the art on
research, policy and prevention
in environment & health
within the European Union
high level conference
of the EPH Community
Brandenburg Hall, Potsdam
at the State Chancellery in Potsdam
with the Support & Patronage of the Land Brandenburg Ministry of
Economic and European Affairs and the Land Brandenburg Ministry of
Environment, Health and Consumers Protection,
HealthCapital - Biotop
The European Society for Research & Prevention
on Environment and Health
The EPH General Framework :
The EPH Annual Expert Conferences present the EPH matrix structure for research and prevention1 in memory of Lorenzo Tomatis, former Director of the I.A.R.C. (Lyon)
at the vertical line :
EPH FOCUS I FORUM
covers basic research, mechanisms of disease causation;
EPH FOCUS II FORUM
covers risk assessment, human and ecosystem bio-monitoring ,
surveillance and data management; health benefits evaluation.
EPH FOCUS III FORUM
covers knowledge based prevention, and E & H policy instruments,
including awareness, training & precaution.
at the horizontal line :
Specific emerging themes & translate science into policy development. They are handled in specific greet & meet sessions, as well as in poster sessions, in the annual meetings. You may call them cross-reference bricks of EPH.
The Berlin-Potsdam 2011 EPH Consultative Framework :
how we proceed ?
The Berlin-Potsdam EPH Consultative Meeting has two parts: one section with half day plenary sessions presenting the three EPH PILLARS (FOCUS 1, 2, and 3); the second section with EPH Working Meetings (in plenary, as greet & meet sessions on specific selected EPH themes of priority setting within the EU, each chaired by one or two expert. The Chairperson will introduce for discussion a specific work plan (ideas) of possible priority setting for 2012-2013 within the EPH Community Executive Structure, preparing as well for the 2012 and 2013 Annual Meetings. During this session also several short oral presentations (individual statements) are given, selected from the submitted proposals and abstracts. Each EPH platform meeting (within FORUM I, II, III) has some time for discussion and preparing specific tasks. On Thursday 10 November informal groups may still organize work meetings.
The Chairperson(s) of the specific meeting sessions will be responsible for EPH networking in their field of competence and try to exploit the results of the EU funded projects & networks, and carry out a mandate for two consecutive years.
EPH will report the results of both the 2nd High Level Expert Meeting in 2010 and the outcome of the Berlin-Potsdam Consultative Conference to the relevant services of the European Union and through a special publication (EPH Monograph Series)
During the Berlin-Potsdam Conference also in a first step the EPH Executive Structure will be established linked to the outcome of the first Environment and Health Action Plan 2004-2010 (EHAP) of the European Commission, the new plans, and the EPH Brussels Statement on Environment and Public Health in Modern Society (2010).
EPH Organizing Body
Berlin/Brussels, 3 October 2011
 IARC equals International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO), located in Lyon, France.
 Priority issues at European level are: early life impact of pollution on reproduction and human health, nanotechnology and particles, nutrition and climate change/weather events, housing and IAQ, urban & regional policy, social justice, mental health & the (built) environment, among others. They will be presented in a follow-up at each annual meeting of EPH the following years in association with learned societies and EU funded projects/networks.
- bring together key players from European society, urban areas, and regions
- interlink EU and otherwise funded projects and networks
- involve professionals and policy makers at all levels
- build a better IT basis for the EPH Community & partners
- organise a realistic EPH working and executive structure
- contribute to the role and responsibility of the EU in development cooperation
- bring together the environmental health professionals and research associations from various EU
member-states, countries and regions
 Summarized by Jim Bridges (2010) for the 2nd High Level Expert Meeting, hosted by the European Union Committee of the Regions (Brussels, 8-10 November 2010)