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Third Aerosol Dosimetry Conference

Beckman Center of the National Academies

Inhaled Aerosol Dosimetry: Models, Applications and Impact

Oct. 10-12, 2019
Irvine, California

Event details:

The conference organizers and program committee members welcome researchers, students and others interested in inhaled aerosols to join us at UC Irvine for the Third Aerosol Dosimetry Conference.

We will do our best to provide a stimulating meeting in Southern California, a family-friendly vacation locale with mountains, beaches, deserts, amusement parks, world-class dining, shopping and entertainment.

The conference will be held Oct. 10-12, 2019, at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, 100 Academy Drive, Irvine, CA 92617.

About the conference

Depending on the doses inhaled, particles, gases and vapors can have beneficial effects as pharmaceuticals or adverse effects as environmental or occupational air contaminants. While significant advances have been made in understanding inhaled materials, many aspects of aerosol dosimetry require further development.

To arrive at comprehensive characterizations of benefits or risks as well as uncertainties, integration of inhaled doses with hazard assessment, exposure estimates and risk-reduction strategies is critical.

This conference addresses these and other issues by bringing together diverse experts for a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary dialogue. The topics are varied, but each is related to advancing the understanding of internal doses received from inhaled substances.

Sample topics to be addressed include:

  • Advances in Computational Fluid Dynamic and Other Models
  • Describing Doses to Target Cells, Tissues and Organs
  • In Vitro to In Vivo Extrapolation: Models, Methods and Results
  • Characterizing Complex Aerosols, including Nanomaterials
  • Delivery, Dosimetry and Pharmacokinetics of Inhaled Drugs
  • Anatomical and Physiological Lung Data
  • High Throughput and Novel Data Stream Applications
  • Approaches to Knowledge Management, Translation and Evidence Integration
  • Emerging Issues and Toxicological Applications

Here are some key dates for the Dose Conference this October:

  • October 10-12, 2019: 2 ½ day conference at The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, Irvine, California)
  • November 5, 2019: Papers and other items for Proceedings due
  • December 13, 2019: Papers for peer-review journal publication due

The conference is being held the week before the American Association for Aerosol Research annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, to allow foreign participants to attend both conferences in one trip.

Peer-reviewed journal publication is planned for selected papers. Awards for outstanding student papers or posters will be made. Two honorary awards for trainees (graduate student and/or post-doctoral scholar) will be presented at the conference. Finalists will be chosen from the submitted abstracts and posters will be judged based on scientific content and clarity of presentation. Please indicate upon abstract submission if you would like to be considered for the competition. Trainee presenter must attend the conference in order to be considered a finalist.


Sixty-two abstracts were submitted to the conference but only 40 platform presentations will fit in our 2 ½ day program. Because all of the abstracts are important, we will have a 2-part poster session. In part 1, authors will be able (if they wish) to speak and to show 1-3 slides to the full attendance. Part 2, poster viewing in the break area, will follow the presentations. Two hours will be devoted to this 2-part session, so there will be a rich opportunity for face-to-face interactions. Please locate your paper in the attached draft program and let us know if there are serious problems.

All authors who submitted abstracts, both platform and poster, are invited to submit a paper to the Conference Proceedings after the conference. We will have instructions for authors at the conference.

Platform presenters: Will be allowed 15 minutes for their presentation and 5 minutes for questions. Unless the session chairs want to hold questions to the end of their sessions. Due to time constraints, session chairs have been asked to adhere to session time limits.

Poster presenters: The easels allow for 4 ft x 4 ft (1.2 m x 1.2 m) posters. Pushpins will be available at the meeting for securing your poster. Posters should be mounted as soon as the presenter arrives at the conference center. Before a poster viewing period, an optional verbal presentation session is planned. To make a brief (1-2 minute) oral presentation on the significance/conclusions of your poster you must sign-up at the registration desk and let us know if you want to project slides. A maximum of 3 slides may be shown. Plan to leave posters up through day two or until you leave the conference.

Audiovisual support is available, so slides may be sent to Leslie Owens (lpowens@uci.edu) in advance and an electronic copy should be brought to the meeting to be uploaded on the Center’s equipment. If you prefer to bring your own portable computer, you may. The audio-visual (AV) technician will provide assistance, and they request to meet with presenters with AV needs, if possible, before 9:00 a.m. the day of your presentation. To assist with the smooth flow of presentations, please inform us of your anticipated AV needs. Please check in with the Session Chair or Student Monitor just prior to your session.

For other questions or suggestions, contact Robert Phalen at rfphalen@uci.edu or conference administrator Leslie Owens at lpowens@uci.edu.

Event registration

Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included for the first two days of the conference. Breakfast and snacks are provided on the last half-day. 

*Advance registration closes October 1, 2019.

Off-site registration closes Oct. 1, 2019 due to our food service contract. On-site registration is $800 due to facility charges for food service. Please email us several days in advance to make sure space is available.

Registration is closed

For registration questions, please contact:

  • Leslie Owens, Conference Administrator, at (01) 949-824-5860 or lpowens@uci.edu


The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, which is adjacent to the UCI campus, is an ideal conference center that provides free parking, on-site cuisine, as well as audiovisual and other support services. It also is close to a variety of hotels.

This center is designed to enhance communication in an atmosphere of intellectual excellence. The center is two miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA) and about 40 miles from Los Angeles International (LAX).

UCI has negotiated rates with a number of local hotels that offer a range of room rates. Each of the selected hotels has also been asked to provide a shuttle to and from John Wayne Airport. We will arrange separate shuttle service to and from the Beckman Center each day of the meeting.

Lodging and transportation        

Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA, 92614
Phone 949.225.6601
Fax 949.225.6769
Please enter the CR code: CR20258 for the UCI Rate at hotelirvine.com.

Book at: https://reservations.hotelirvine.com/103012?hotelId=103012&identifier=CR20258#/guestsandrooms  


Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel 
4500 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92660
Direct: 949.955.5607
Renaissance Hotels 

Book at: www.Marriott.com/NPBBR

Booking code for all UCI reservations is: UC0 (zero)

Please note: Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel no longer offers shuttle service to the Beckman Center but they do still have airport pick-up and drop-off service.


Wyndham Irvine

17941 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614
O (949) 471-1255
M (310) 707-8900
Marta Del Rio - Wyndham Irvine Orange County Airport ‎[mdelrio@wyndham.com]‎
Book at: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndham/irvine-california/wyndham-irvine-orange-county-airport/rooms-rates?corporate_id=1000005337#

Conference Description

All sessions are plenary and oral presentations are given in 20 minutes, including a few questions. Discussions after each session will be guided in order to identify new research opportunities.

Our 2005 conference, published in Inhalation Toxicology vol. 18 (10), 2006, and our second 2014 conference published in the Journal of Aerosol Science vol. 99, 2016, used this successful format.

The program committee will select papers for plenary sessions that have value beyond narrow specialties and that will be presented by experts who have the ability to communicate with attendees from varied disciplines.

Other papers will have poster space and a plenary discussion session. Peer-reviewed papers and proceedings will capture the meeting and extend the impact beyond the conference attendees.

The conference welcomes students and student posters. Students who serve as session assistants may apply for a waiver of the registration fee. Contact us if you wish to serve as a session monitor.

Official recognition for outstanding student papers or posters will be made.

Program committee

Program committee members, who represent a variety of participating institutions, are:


Two publications are planned:

  • The proceedings will contain abstracts, submitted papers and commentaries. Attendees will be invited to submit a short commentary for inclusion in the proceedings.
  • A journal publication of peer-reviewed papers is planned.

Contact information

Robert Phalen, Conference Director
Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine
UC Irvine
Phone: (01) 949-824-4758
Email: rfphalen@uci.edu

Leslie Owens, Conference Administrator
Phone: (01) 949-824-5860
Fax: (01) 949-824-4763
Email: lpowens@uci.edu