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A) Health and Impact Assessment


By the end of the workshop you should be able to:

  • understand the connections between health, its determinants and development actions from various sectors
  • understand methods and uncertainties of assessing the potential impacts on health of interventions or development actions of various sectors.

Outline of workshop:

  • Presentation on basic concepts, principles, drivers, procedures, methods and tools for assessing health impacts within impact assessment.
  • Group work on a case study (urban development project).
  • Plenary discussion on health impacts, methods of assessment, issues/limitations/uncertainties and challenges for addressing health within impact assessment.
Filipe Silva

Filipe is a Medical Doctor with further training in public health (LSHTM, 2013), health impact assessment (UoLiverpool, 2013), environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment. Since 2013 Filipe has worked on community health within impact assessments undertaken for development actions in urban development, energy, transport, water resources, extractives and other sectors, in more than twenty countries in Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and the Pacific.  Filipe has worked as an HIA consultant to the WHO, helped set up national HIA systems, strengthen the consideration of health in national EIA systems and develop guidance on HIA and health in EIA for development agencies and international financial institutions. Filipe is the current co-Chair of the Health Section of the International Association for Impact Assessment.

B) Future Healthy Homes and Neighborhoods


This workshop gives insight about some upcoming smart neighborhoods in The Netherlands. Masi Mohammadi is the principal investigator and leader of the research program ‘Empathic Living Environment’, an ongoing interdisciplinary study into smart healthy neighborhoods. By implementing the developed principals and methods in several Living Labs throughout the Netherlands, she aims to explore the next generation smart homes, and to examine the impact of these interventions on the real life of users.

Masi Mohammadi

Professor Masi Mohammadi has a PhD on smart homes for active ageing, and holds the chair of ‘Smart Architectural Technologies’ at Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Netherlands. She also heads the research group ‘Architecture in Health’ at HAN University of applied sciences and is a visiting fellow at University of Technology Sydney (2017). For her research, she received major grants from different national and international organizations. Her chair ‘Architecture in Health’ has been awarded (2016) with the prestigious KIVI-chair by the Royal Institute of Engineers (KIVI) for its role in interdisciplinary research on inclusive and adaptive environments.

As a senior researcher and project manager in different nationwide projects based in the field of smart healthy cities, she gained large experience in interdisciplinary studies. In this regard, has served as chair and/or member of more than 20 (inter)national committees and research networks.

Next to her academic work she participates in several consultative bodies for innovative housing and healthy environment as a member of the Executive Board or the Supervisory Board, e.g. she is the honorary member of the Dutch association of Facility Management in Healthcare.

C) Arthropod Vectors of Disease: From Field Collection to Laboratory Identification


With this workshop we aim to discuss the exist up-to-date techniques for collection and identification of the most important arthropod vectors of disease and to present the methods used in European and national surveillance programs.

Hugo Osório

Researcher at the Centre for Vectors and infectious Diseases Research – National Institute of Health (CEVDI-INSA). Has a PhD in Biology (Medical Entomology) from the University of Évora. Since 2005, he is working on mosquito vectors and vector-borne agents exploring various components of their natural cycle in the scope of Public Health. He is responsible for the Laboratory of Acarology and Medical Entomology in CEVDI. As team member of some projects currently ongoing, he is working on: 1) management of the National Surveillance Network of Vectors (Rede de Vigilância de Vectores – REVIVE); 2) identification of arthropod vectors and analysis of seasonal and geographic distribution; 3) study of genetic and environmental determinants in behaviour and distribution of mosquitoes; 4) arthropod containment in insectary (vector competence studies and insecticide resistance assays). Currently, he is also interested on new vector control strategies to fight the mosquitoes Aedes albopictus and Ae. aegypti.

D) Endocrine Discruption: Mixtures and Toxicity


  • Endocrine Disruptors
  • Human exposure: Environmental / Occupational
  • Mechanisms of action
  • Cellular effects
  • Biomonitoring
  • Mixtures
  • Toxicity mechanisms
Edna Ribeiro

PhD in Biology by the University of Lisbon, Master in Developmental Biology and graduated in Biomedical Sciences.

Adjunct Professor in the Lisbon School of Health Technology, member of the Health and Technology Research Center, conducts research in Human biomonitoring with great interest in Cytogenetics, Epigenetics and Endocrine Disruptors.