Final programme

PDF version of the Programme is available here

09:00 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:00

Registration

Opening session

Nuno Lacasta, President of the Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente

Beatriz Fernandes, Vice-President of the Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa

Fausto J. Pinto, Director of the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa

Diogo Cruz, Subdirector-General of the Direção-Geral da Saúde

Cristina Abreu dos Santos, Member of the Board of Directors of the Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge

José Paulo Esperança, Vice-President of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Rita Cavaleiro, National Hub Contact Point (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia)

Session 1 | HBM from the science perspective

Chair: Teresa Borges (DGS)

10:00 - 10:20

10:20 - 10:40

10:40 - 11:00

The Human Biomonitoring Initiative for Europe (HBM4EU): An overview

Maria João Silva (INSA)

Why bother with infertility when the world is overpopulated?

Paulo Navarro-Costa (ISAMB, FMUL & IGC)

Integrating environmental and human monitoring: a case study of parental and pre-natal exposure to harmful substances in Aveiro region

Susana Loureiro, Ana C. Alves, Marta Fraga, Madga Henriques, Teresa Herdeiro, Margarida Fardilha, Carlos Gravato, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares, Marta S. Monteiro

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break and poster session

11:30 - 11:45

11:45 - 12:00

12:00 - 12:15

12:15 - 12:30

12:30 - 12:45

Session 2 | Free communications

Chair: Paula Alvito (INSA)

Exposure assessment of Portuguese women of childbearing age to methylmercury: first results of a human biomonitoring study

S. Santiago, S. Namorado, C.M. Dias, C. Martins, C. Carvalho, and R. Assunção

The impact of secondhand smoking in intrauterine growth

T. Varandas, C. Ribeiro, A. R. Marinho, A. Pinto, and E. Ramos

Selenium and Selenoproteins in Blood and Plasma of Pregnant Women from the Island of Madeira: Considerations About Biomarkers and Confounding Factors

V. Branco, L. Carvalho, C. Barboza, M. E. Mendes, A. Cavaco, and C. Carvalho

Urinary levels of Manganese, Cooper, Tin and Antimony in Portuguese Children

L. Correia-Sá, V. Fernandes, M. da Luz Maia, S. Norberto, C. Delerue-Matos, C. Calhau, and V. F. Domingues

Plasma concentration of brominated flame retardants and breast cancer risk: A nested case-control study in the French E3N cohort

F. R. Mancini, G. Cano-Sancho, P. Marchand, M.-C. Boutron-Ruault, G. Severi, J.-P. Antignac, and M. Kvaskoff

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch and poster session

Session 3 | The role of HBM on human health and environment policies

Chair: Teresa Núncio (APA)

14:00 - 14:20

14:20 - 14:40

14:40 - 15:00

HBM in support of human health and environmental policies

Teresa Borges (DGS)

HBM relevance in occupational exposure and risk assessment – a case-study on chromium VI

Susana Viegas (ESTeSL-IPL & ENSP-UNL)

Risk assessment of methylmercury in susceptible populations

Cristina Carvalho (iMed, FFUL)

15:00 - 15:30

Discussion Forum | HBM as a useful tool for risk assessment

Moderator: Cesaltina Ramos (DGS)

 

Bárbara Oliveira (DGAV - Direção de Serviços de Meios de Defesa Sanitária)

Inês Almeida (DGAV - Divisão de Gestão e Autorização de Medicamentos Veterinários e Biocidas para Uso Veterinário)

Narcisa Bandarra (IPMA - Divisão de Aquacultura, Valorização e Bioprospeção) 

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break and poster session

16:00 - 16:15

16:15 - 16:30

16:30 - 16:45

16:45 - 17:00

17:00 - 17:15

Session 4 | Free communications

Chair: Joana Costa (FMUL)

Population Exposure to Particulate-Matter and Estimated Excess Mortality Due to the Portuguese Wildfires in October 2017 Driven by Storm Ophelia

S. Augusto, N. Ratola, P. Tarín-Carrasco, P. Jiménez-Guerrero, M. Turco, M. Schuhmacher, S. Costa, J. P. Teixeira, and C. Costa

Biomonitoring of Wildland Firefighters: Levels of Urinary Biomarkers of Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Genotoxic/oxidative-effect Biomarkers

M. Oliveira, S. Costa, J. Vaz, A. Fernandes, K. Slezakova, C. Delerue-Matos, J. P. Teixeira, M.C. Pereira, and S. Morais

Co-exposure of a Portuguese mining population to lead, manganese and arsenic

V. Lopes de Andrade, D.C. Serrazina, M. Cota, M.L. Mateus, and A. P. Marreilha dos Santos

The Usefulness of Early Effect Biomarkers in Monitoring Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium

C. Afonso, B.C. Gomes, H. Louro, A. Nogueira, H. Pinhal, S. Reis, C. Ventura, C. Ladeira, E. Ribeiro, T. Santonen, S. Viegas, and M. J. Silva

Human Biomonitoring of Multiple Mycotoxins in the Portuguese Population: Strengths and Limitations under Risk Assessment

C. Martins, M. De Boevre, S. De Saeger, C. Nunes, D. Torres, A. Goios, C. Lopes, R. Assunção, P. Alvito, and A. Vidal

17:15 - 17:45

Concluding remarks and closure

João Lavinha (INSA, Ambassador of the Portuguese National Hub)

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