The Second International Meeting on Environmental Health Strasbourg (RISE 2017) has taken place in the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France from November 29 to December 1, 2017.

This conference addressed the latest research on air pollution, health and emerging medical issues, with particular emphasis on threats to the human brain. Air pollution is a global health concern; Both ambient particulate matter pollution and, especially in sub-Saharan countries, household air pollution, are major risk factors, particularly for non-communicable diseases.

Organized by the Environmental Neurology Research Group of the World Federation of Neurology, the French Club de Neurologie de l’Environnement and the local association named RISE, the meeting brought together basic researchers, epidemiologists, public health and occupational health specialists, and physicians to assess current knowledge. A session was dedicated to societal concerns given that air pollution requires public policy changes to mitigate risk.

RISE 2017