Meetings & Workshops

Upcoming Meetings

HEI-Energy will be scheduling a workshop to discuss plans for population-level exposure research in 2020.

Members of the Energy Research Committee and HEI-Energy staff look forward to talking with interested persons when they present their work during a February 12, 2020 webinar organized jointly by the International Society of Exposure Science and the Risk Assessment Specialty Session of the Society of Toxicology. Stay tuned for more information.

Past Meetings

HEI has engaged in extensive dialogue with a wide spectrum of stakeholders to inform its research.

HEI Research Planning Workshop #2: Understanding Population-Level Exposures Related to the Development of Oil and Natural Gas from Unconventional Resources, September 2018, Austin, TX

At this workshop, participants learned about progress on the Energy Research Committee’s ongoing review of the exposure literature associated with UOGD, heard presentations from experts on scientific and regulatory topics relevant to the assessment of potential human exposures to UOGD, shared their expertise, and contributed their perspective to the Committee's impartial, interdisciplinary review and interpretation of the exposure literature.

HEI Research Planning Workshop #1: Understanding Population-Level Exposures Related to the Development of Oil and Natural Gas from Unconventional Resources, July 2018, Denver, CO

The purpose of HEI’s Energy Research Program is to identify and conduct high-priority research on the potential population exposures and health effects from the onshore development of oil and natural gas from shale and other unconventional resources (UOGD) across the United States.

Scoping Meeting for Human Health Study Critique, January 2018, Boston, MA

This Scoping Meeting provided an opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders to engage with one another and share their recommendations for the Committee’s Critique. In addition, meeting participants heard ten speakers from federal and state government, nongovernmental organizations, community groups, industry, and academia, and engaged in a productive exchange with the Committee and other meeting participants about HEI’s plans for its systematic review of the health literature, its review of the exposure literature, and future research challenges and opportunities.

Unconventional Oil & Natural Gas - Third Public Workshop, July 2015, Pittsburgh, PA

This third and final public workshop provided an opportunity for the HEI Special Scientific Committee to hear comments on the draft Strategic Research Agenda on the Impacts of 21st Century Oil and Gas Development in the Appalachian Region and Beyond from interested members of academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations.

Unconventional Oil & Natural Gas - Second Public Workshop, December 2014, Wheeling, WV

This second of three public workshops provided an opportunity for the HEI Special Scientific Committee to hear from interested members of academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations regarding their (1) recommendations for scientific research to better understand the potential impacts of 21st century oil and gas development in the Appalachian Basin; and (2) criteria that may be used to prioritize research alternatives.

Unconventional Oil & Natural Gas - First Public Workshop, June 2014, Pittsburgh, PA

The first of three public workshops provided an opportunity for the HEI Scientific Committee to hear from interested parties regarding the potential impacts of unconventional oil and natural gas development and recommendations for scientific research to better understand them.