Measuring Environmental Exposure Workshop

November 28-30, 2011
Montréal, Québec

Hosted by:

  • Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH)
  • British High Commission

More than 60 government and academic researchers from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States with expertise in the measurement of environmental contaminants in the context of human health attended the workshop. During the 3 days, participants engaged in plenary and small group discussions.


  • Synthesize research expertise in the measurement of exposure to environmental contaminants in human populations, which is currently scattered both geographically and in disciplinary "silos"
  • Identify gaps and priorities in the current research landscape
  • Discuss areas for future research and synergies across research disciplines
  • Provide a forum in which to discuss the development of new measurement methods
  • Network and plan future collaborations and partnerships


  • Measurement issues
  • Synthesizing data on environmental exposure
  • Technological perspectives

Workshop Report

This report captures the outcomes from the small group work and plenary discussions on research priorities, opportunities for collaboration, and next steps. It will be used by IHDCYH to help identify potential future partnerships and granting opportunities.

Photo: Participants discuss opportunities for collaboration during brainstorming session

IHDCYH's Scientific Director, Michael Kramer, and participant Donna Mergler

Participant Matthew Longnecker makes a point during small
group discussions

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