Event update for the ‘Every Breath You Treat’ virtual air quality conference on October 4th 2022 

Leeds City Council has now waived ticket costs for this accredited national event to enable more health and medical professionals, students, and researchers to attend. We hope this change to a FREE event will allow many more people to attend and benefit from cutting-edge insights that could improve health outcomes. 

Individuals must book their free place online by registering their details on the Every Breath You Treat event page. Registered attendees will receive a custom link to join the event on the day.

For further details about the schedule and to book places at this exciting VIRTUAL EVENT, please visitEvery Breath You Treat – Oct 04 | Hopin

To recap what this event is all about, we believe that ‘Every Breath You Treat’ is the first professionally accredited virtual conference focused on air quality for UK health professionals. It will explore the health effects of air pollution over the life course, from preconception to the later years of life with a packed agenda of presentations and plenary sessions featuring consultants, researchers, and other medical professionals. 

The free event is specifically designed for those working in, studying, or researching medicine or public health anywhere in the country. It has been formally recognised as contributing towards accredited continuous professional development (CPD) by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), in accordance with their respective CPD guidelines.

Leeds City Council’s Health Protection team and Sustainable Energy and Air Quality team planned and coordinated the digital conference in support of the authority’s Leeds Air Quality Strategy 2021-2030. The U.K.’s third largest city has identified tackling air pollution and protecting those most vulnerable as a priority for its policymakers and public health professionals.

As you will no doubt know, air pollution is one of the major environmental determinants of health according to the UKHSA and the issue regularly makes the headlines.  In 2013, Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah became the first person to have air pollution listed on her death certificate after suffering a fatal asthma attack aged nine. However, evidence shows that air pollution contributes to between 28,000 and 36,000 early deaths a year across the country.

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