December 2016

A Message From the President


As 2016 comes to an end, it’s time to both reflect on the year and look forward! Indoor Air 2016 provided us with some interesting new experiences in a beautiful setting in the city of Ghent. New experiences were also introduced within ISIAQ with respect to the secretariat. Where Hal Levin and Gina Bendy for [almost] a lifetime took care of the secretariat we have now transferred it into the capable hands of Doreen/Pam/Gaye at Infinity Conference Group and the remaining transition during the second half of the year has been a smooth one.

In addition there was the bi-annual change in the board with several new faces showing up, including myself. Since that transition many activities were initiated and some of them are already visible. For example there is more active use of Facebook /Twitter (and transferring it to ISIAQ); the student conference support awards are now available for all ISIAQ conferences (Healthy Building regional conferences and Indoor Air); and the Healthy Buildings conference plans are in full swing. Healthy Buildings 2017 Europe saw a very positive number of submitted abstracts. Please note the call-for-abstracts for Healthy Buildings 2017 Asia is still open!

Finally, behind the scenes several actions have begun. For example, we are looking at our chapters and STCs, and we are looking towards 2019 to initiate new conferences. If you are interested in organizing a conference let us know! We will keep you updated along the way.

Therefore 2017 promises to be another busy year. First, I do hope the upcoming festive days allow you time to relax and reflect. I wish you all the best for 2017 and that it will be a good year for you and your beloved ones. We look forward to again making it a great year for ISIAQ and our members. :)

Marcel Loomans
President, ISIAQ



Follow-up of Indoor Air 2016

Watch the PowerPoint presentation of the Plenary Lecture on Sustainability presented by Hal Levin at Indoor Air 2016 on 4 July 2016 in Ghent, Belgium at:


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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
ISIAQ - December 2016