> BUC-X: 07.08.17 - 11.08.17

 

 

 

 

 

Objectives

Today, air pollution provides one of the greatest threats to global health. Among the many problems encountered when assessing exposures and associated risks, obtaining accurate information where there is a lack of reliable monitoring networks is an area tin which mathematical and statistical methods are able to provide answers when assessing future trends and the potenital effects of policies aimed at reducing risks to health.   The purpose of this event is to highlight how mathematical techniques can be used to model the complex relationships between air pollution and health and to predict the effects of prevention strategies. By promoting interaction between national authorities and the academic community the event will showcase  the important role that mathematics can play in tackling this worldwide problem.

Organizers

Carlos Díaz Ávalos, IIMAS-UNAM, México
Gavin Shaddick, University of Exeter, UK
Ramsés H. Mena Chávez, IIMAS-UNAM, México
 
BUC-X introduces for the first time collaboration and contribution from the Univeristy of Exter, UK.
 

Monday

Air Quality and Health: Day 1: Exposures

09:30-10:30

Presentations:

  • Welcome and introduction (Carlos Diaz, Gavin Shaddick)

  • Global estimation of air quality and the burden of disease associated with ambient air pollution (Gavin Shaddick)

10:30-13:30

Challenge 1: discussion and group work (with coffee break included)

  • How do we construct accurate measures of people’s exposure to air pollution in Mexico City?

13:30-15:00

Lunch

15:00-15:30

Presentations of case studies in AQ and health (participants)

15:30-17:30

Short course: ‘Quantifying the health impacts of air pollution'

Practical session 1:  The health impacts of air pollution

Practical sessions will be a mixture of interactive examples and practical exercises on laptops using the open source package R

Day 2

Tuesday

Air Quality and Health: Day 2: Risks

9:30-10:30

Presentations:

  • The effects of air pollution on respiratory health in Mexico City (Paul Sampson)

  • Air quality monitoring problems in Mexican cities (Guadalupe Tzintzun Cervantes)

10:30-13:30

Challenge 2: discussion and group work (with coffee break included)

  • How do we estimate the health risks of air pollution in Mexico City?

13:30-15:00

Lunch

15:00-15:30

Presentations of case studies in AQ and health (participants)

15:30-17:30

Short course: ‘Quantifying the health impacts of air pollution'
Practical Session 2:

Estimating the risks associated with air pollution (including meta analyses)

Practical sessions will be a mixture of interactive examples and practical exercises on laptops using the open source package R

Day 3

Wednesday

Student research conference

9:30-10:30

Presentations:

  • Welcome and Introduction

  • PhD opportunities in the UK, with focus on the SAMBa Centre for Doctoral Training (Susie Douglas)

10:30-13:30

Student presentations (with coffee break included):

  • Matt Thomas (Uni of Bath)

  • Karla Palacois (UNAM)

  • Roman Aguirre (Uni of Exeter)

  • Uziel Gonzalez (Uni of Exeter)

  • TBC

13:30-15:00

Lunch

15:00-17:50

Student presentations:

  • Dorka Fekete (Uni of Bath)

  • Pite Satitkanitkul (Uni of Bath)

  • María Tania López Villegas

  • TBC

Day 4

Thursday

Air Quality and Health: Day 3: Impact

9:30-12:30

Short course: ‘Quantifying the health impacts of air pollution'

Practical session 3:  Mapping risks

12:30-13:30

Presentations:

  • Spatio-temporal Modeling of Environmental Data for Epidemiologic Health Effects Analyses (Carlos Diaz)

  • Title to be announced (Beatríz Cárdenas González)

    13:30-15:00

    Lunch

    15:00-17:30

    Challenge 3: discussion and group work (with coffee break included):

    • How do we estimate the impacts of air pollution in Mexico City?

    Group work and discussion

     

    The course

    More information about the course material can be found by clicking here.

    Participants

    Bath-Exeter CIMAT-UNAM Other
    Andreas Kyprianou
    Dorottya Fekete
    Weerapat Satitkanitkul
    Matt Thomas
    Gavin Shaddick
    Susie Douglas
    Jess Ohren
    Román Aguirre Pérez
    Uziel González
     
     
    Ramses Mena Chávez
    Carlos Diaz Ávalos
    Leticia Ramírez Ramírez
    Juan Carlos Pardo
    Biviana Marcela Suárez Sierra
    Rogelio Bernal Morales
    José Antonio Perusquia Cortés
    Freddy Palma Mancilla
    José Quinlan
    Alfredo Sepulveda Sastre
    Lizbeth Naranjo Albarrán
    Karen E. Nava Castro
    Eric Baruch Gutiérrez Castillo
    Karla Vianey Palacios Ramírez
    Luis Enrique Reyes Romero
    Karen E. Nava Castro
    Rogelio Bernal Morales
    Eric Baruch Gutiérrez Castillo
    Tomas Morales Acotlzi
    María Tania López Villegas
    Carlos René Flores Mendive
    Mariana Guadalupe Lagunas Alvarado
     
     
    Beatríz Cárdenas González
    Guadalupe Tzintzun Cervantes
    Paul D. Sampson