5-6 March, 2015 / Brussels

INVASIVE PLANTS &
ALLERGY IN OUR
CHANGING
ENVIRONMENT

What is the connection between pollen-related allergies, global and regional climate, air quality and land use?
How can we meet the health and environmental challenges represented by alien plant species invading Europe?

About

The EU funded Atopica project conference brought together top European scientists from different fields addressing the impact of the environment on highly invasive ragweed Ambrosia artemisiifolia and its consequences on health

Experts on ragweed, climate and clinical research presented data on climate change, air quality, land use, invasive plants and allergy

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Programme

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Building bridges

DAY 1 Open dialogue between Atopica scientists and society: talks by members of the consortium, invited speakers, stimulating workshops, poster exhibitions and round tables

ABSTRACTS, VIDEOS, SLIDES AND SPEAKER PROFILES

Digging deeper into Atopica science

DAY 2 Focus on environmental and clinical aspects of Ambrosia invasion, allergy risk map of Europe and future outlook

ABSTRACTS, VIDEOS, SLIDES AND SPEAKER PROFILES

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ABSTRACT BOOK

Press Corner

Press Release
Conference Announcement

Press Kit

Atopica Factsheet
Allergy Factsheet
Ambrosia Factsheet
Climate Change Factsheet

Pictures, Videos and Infographics

Banner Image - Adapted from ©Mathom/123RF.com
Magnified grain of Ambrosia pollen
Magnified grain of Ambrosia pollen
Ambrosia artemisiifolia leaf
Ambrosia artemisiifolia leaf
Ambrosia artemisiifolia stem and leaf
Ambrosia artemisiifolia stem
Ambrosia artemisiifolia male flower
Abundance of Ambrosia artemisiifolia- adapted from James Bullock et al. "Assessing and controlling the spread and the effects of common ragweed in Europe final report: ENV.B2/ETU/2010/0037 pp.102"
Ambrosia artemisiifolia
Ambrosia artemisiifolia
Ambrosia artemisiifolia male flower
Distribution of Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed) in Europe under climate change as predicted by the process based model for A) near future (2010- 2030) and B) long-term future (2050-2070).
Atopica conceptual framework
Impact on human health infographic
Atopica concept infographic
Atopica consortium
Sensitization to ragweed, birch and dust mite in children infographic

Guests

Maira Bonini
Local Health Authority
International Ragweed Society

Milano, Italy
Spyridon Flevaris
European Commission
DG Environnement

Bruxelles, Belgium
Bruno Hranić
Committee of the Regions
ENVE Commission

Bruxelles, Belgium
Daniela Jacob
Climate Service Center 2.0
Hamburg, Germany
Tuomo Karjalainen
European Commission
DG Research and Innovation

Bruxelles, Belgium
Giovanni La Via
European Parliament
ENVI Committee

Bruxelles, Belgium
Susanna Palkonen
European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Associations
Bruxelles, Belgium
Andrej Plenković
European Parliament
Bruxelles, Belgium
Dragan Primorac
Eberly College of Science
Penn State University

Pennsylvania, USA
Roberta Savli
European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Associations
Bruxelles, Belgium
Mikhail Sofiev
Finnish Meteorological Institute
Helsinki, Finland
Anne Stauffer
Health and Environment Alliance
Bruxelles, Belgium

Atopica Speakers

michelle EPSTEIN
MUW - Medizinische Universität Wien
Wien, Austria
Augustin Colette
INERIS - Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques
Verneuil-en-Halatte, France
Filippo Giorgi
ICTP - The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Trieste, Italy
Clare Goodess
UEA - University of East Anglia
Norwich, United Kingdom
Iain Lake
UEA - University of East Anglia
Norwich, United Kingdom
Dejan Lazarevic
USR - Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele
Milano, Italy
Frédérik Meleux
INERIS - Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques
Verneuil-en-Halatte, France
Christiane Pfeiffer
UULM - Universität Ulm
Ulm, Germany
Davor Plavec
CHS - Dječja Bolnica Srebrnjak
Zagreb, Croatia
Mikhail Semenov
RRes - Rothamsted Research
Harpenden, United Kingdom
Jonathan Storkey
RRes - Rothamsted Research
Harpenden, United Kingdom
Mirjana Turkalj
CHS - Dječja Bolnica Srebrnjak
Zagreb, Croatia
Robert Vautard
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Paris, France
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