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25-28 September 2016 - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States

28TH International Neurotoxicology Conference MANGANESE2016 Manganese Health Effects on Neurodevelopment & Neurodegenerative Diseases

Organized by: Toxicology Of Metals
Sponsored by: NIEHS, EPA, NIOSH, OSHA, International Neurotoxicology Association, International Manganese Institute
Co-sponsored by ICOH SC: Neurotoxicology and Psychopysiology, Occupational Toxicology
Organized by SC: Toxicology of Metals

Topics: MANGANESE2016, the Second International Conference on the neurotoxicity and prevention of manganese health effects, will be held September 25-28, 2016 at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, USA. Roberto Lucchini, MD, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and Occupational Health, University of Brescia, Italy is the Conference Chair.

The conference is co-sponsored by the ICOH Scientific Committee on the Toxicology of Metals and by the ICOH Scientific Committee on Neurotoxicology and Psychophysiology. Over 70 scientists from 13 countries are already registered for this event. Keynote addresses will be delivered by David Michaels, PhD, MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. This conference will bring together international experts and new researchers to present, discuss, and evaluate the most recent information on manganese.

The conference will yield international state-of-the-science discussion of what is known, identify information gaps, and help define future directions for research to advance our fundamental knowledge of the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, related new technologies, treatment and prevention of manganese (Mn)-induced or exacerbated diseases and disorders in children, adults, and the elderly, especially in those at risk for high exposure, such as miners and welders. Plenaries will focus on: Health Risk Assessment and Protective Standards Health Effects of Workplace Exposure Health Effects of Community Exposure New Aspects of Toxicity in Animal Models and Cellular Functions Clinical Features, Imaging, and Pathology Scientists and trainees will also be presenting their work on these topics at a poster presentation session. Poster awards will be presented to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees.

Pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees, women, minorities, individuals from developing countries, as well as those with disabilities are encouraged to participate in the conference, and travel awards will be provided to select attendees, subject to funding availability. Students considering further studies or a career in environmental health, toxicology, and other allied fields will be given the chance to participate in the MANGANESE2016 Conference Trainee Program, during which they will meet with leading scientists interested in mentoring young investigators. Students will attend a pre-conference session with several conference participants to discuss issues pertinent to the meeting themes and also learn about career paths in the sciences.

For further information and to register for MANGANESE2016, please visit http://events.mountsinaihealth.org/event/manganese2016.

Contact Information
Address: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA
E-mail: roberto.lucchini@mssm.edu
Website: http://events.mountsinaihealth.org/event/manganese2016

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25-28 September 2016 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands

4th WDPI Conference, Work Disability Prevention Knowledge

Organized by: Amsterdam Medical Centre and VU University Medical Center
Sponsored by: t.b.a.
Organized by SC: Dr. Glenn Pransky (former WDPI president) Director Center for Disability Research Liberty Mutual, Hopkinton, MA USA


Work disability related in specific groups
  • Work disability in Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Work disability in cancer survivors
  • Work Disability in workers with mental disorders
  • Work disability in ageing workers Work disability in younger workers
  • Work disability in workers with acquired brain injury

Intervention research:
  • Disability prevention interventions
  • Return-to-work interventions Healthcare providers' interventions
  • Social Interventions for work disability
  • Workplace interventions
  • Disability management

Outcomes in work disability research:
  • Work Functioning Disability measurement
  • Workplace outcomes Return to work process
  • Disability & return to work determinants
  • Predictors of Work Disability Supervisors' involvement in Work Disability Workplace & personal factors in work disability
  • Occupational health care providers involvement in Work Disability Long-term work disability

  • Work Disability trajectories Implementation
  • Knowledge transfer and implementation in work and health research Social issues: Sociopolitical and economic challenges
  • Changing workplaces and labour markets
  • Changing welfare states Insurance medicine: Guideline Development in Insurance medicine
  • Evidence-based insurance medicine Disability evaluation in insurance medicine
  • Ethical issues and vulnerable workers: Ethical issues and vulnerable workers Varia

Contact Information
Address: VU University Medical Center, VUmc Academy PO Box 7057 1007 MB Amsterdam The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 44 48444
Fax: +31 (0)20 44 44250
E-mail: events@vumc.nl
Website: http://www.wdpi2016.org/

2 October 2016 - Vienna, Austria

1st Symposium of the ICOH Scientific Committee on Emergency Preparedness and Response in OH

Sponsored by: European Society of Emergency Medicine
Organized by SC: Emergency Preparedness and Response in Occupational Health (EPROH)

  • Emergency medicine at the workplace: a joint session between EuSEM and EPROH (Scientific committee for emergency of the International Commission on Occupational Health-ICOH)
  • The emergency physician point of view, Dr. Michel Baer (Head of SAMU92, Paris Hospital, EUSEM-ICOH).
  • The academic point of view, Prof. Alexis Descatha (Head of occupational health unit, Paris Hospital Versailles University, ICOH)
  • The occupational physician point of view, Dr. Susanne Schunder-Tatzber (OMV -International red cross, Vienna, ICOH)

Contact Information
E-mail : philip.mcmillan@eusem.org
Website: http://www.eusemcongress.org/en/

2-5 October 2016 - Srhus Conference Hotel, Sr (Gothenburg area), Sweden

Occupational Respiratory Diseases

Organized by: NIVA (Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health)

  • Lectures about diagnostics and epidemiology of asthma, COPD and lung fibrosis
  • Exacerbations of asthma and COPD in relation to environment
  • Genetic aspects
  • Occupational risk factors for Pulmonary Fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and alveolitis
  • Prevention of occupational asthma
  • Occupational rhinitis

Contact Information
Tel: +358438241696
E-mail: siv.jansson@niva.org
Website: http://www.niva.org

25-27 October 2016 - Imperial Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark

Safety and Risks of Engineered Nanomaterials (ENM)

Organized by: NIVA (Nordic Institute for Advanced Training in Occupational Health)

  • Characteristics of ENM
  • Exposure to ENM
  • Health effects of ENM
  • Risk assessment of ENM
  • Risk management of ENM

Contact Information
Tel: +358438241696
E-mail: siv.jansson@niva.org
Website: http://www.niva.org

29-31 March 2017 - Wallenberg Conference Center, Gothenburg, Sweden

6th International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health

Organized by: University of Gothenburg
Sponsored by: International Commission on Occupational Health
Supported by: International Commission on Occupational Health
Organized by SC: ICOH SC on History of Prevention of Occupational and Environmental Diseases

Topics: Conference goal: Interaction among practitioners, researchers and policy-makers in assessment of the historical development of occupational and environmental health. The conference is intended to promote the interconnections among historians and occupational and environmental practitioners/researchers. Key-note lecturers will include Christopher C. Sellers, Paul Andre Rosental, David Rosner, Gerald Markowitz, Paul Blanc, Julia Moses, Nancy Langston, Dietrich Milles and Soraya Boudia. In addition to invited presentations, the program will also include an open call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations and a pre-conference methods training workshop.

Contact Information
Tel: +41 31 7866261
E-mail: cecilia.andreasson@amm.gu.se
Website: http://www.medicine.gu.se/icoh-history

19-21 June 2017 - Wallenberg Conference Center, Gothenburg, Sweden

6th International Conference on Whole Body Vibration

Supported by: University of Gothenburg, Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Organized by: ICOH Scientific Committee on Vibration and Noise and the Committee for the International Conferences on Whole Body Vibration Injuries

  • Exposure to whole body vibration in different occupational groups
  • Measurement of exposure and response to whole body vibration and mechanical shocks
  • Prevention
  • Reducing exposure to whole body vibration
  • Protective equipment against whole body vibrations and mechanical shocks
  • Reviews and meta-analysis of health effects of whole body vibration
  • Modelling exposure and effects of whole body vibrations
  • Epidemiological studies
  • Biomarkers of whole body vibration and mechanical shock exposures and effects
  • Guidelines and standards
  • Case reports
  • Lessons learned
  • Health surveillance of workers exposed to whole body vibrations

Contact Information
Address: Address : Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Medicinaregatan 16, Box 414, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
Tel: +46 31 786 63 04
E-mail: ann-sofie.liljenskog.hill@amm.gu.se
Website: http://medicine.gu.se/WBV2017

19 - 23 June 2017 - Ayers Rock Resort, Northern Territory, Australia

23rd Symposium on Shiftwork and Working Time

Organized by: CQ University Australia, Adelaide Campus
Supported by: CQ Univerity Australia

Topics: The aims of the Working Time Society and the participants of its Scientific Committee on Shiftwork and Working Time of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) include the promoting research related to working time and health, the dissemination of information, helping to build a knowledge network of global scientific collaboration among researchers, occupational health/human resources personnel, body governmental institutions, companies/businesses and workers' representatives, as well as the general public.

Contact Information
PO Box 764 MITCHAM SA 5062
Tel: +61 08 8177 2215
E-mail: lesley@themeetingpeople.com.au
Website: http://www.themeetingpeople.com.au

22-25 August 2017 - University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

International Scientific Conference and Workshop on Occupational Health and Safety in Formal and Informal Mining

Organized by: ICOH SC MinOSH and NIVA (Advanced education in occupational health)
Supported by: International Social Security Agency Mining Section (ISSA Mining), Department of Clinical Research University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Greenland Center for Health Research, Danish National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NFA), Danish Society for Occupational and Environmental Medicine (DASAM), Clinic of Occupational Medicine Odense University Hospital (AMK-OUH), Department of Pulmonary Medicine Odense University Hospital, Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB), NGO Dilogos
Co-sponsored by ICOH SC: SCOHSSEIS, SC Industrial Hygiene
Organized by SC: SC Mining Occupational Safety and Health (MinOSH)

Topics: (22nd to 24th of August) Surveillance, diagnosis and prevention of occupational diseases and injuries Occupational diseases in Mining - Noise induced hearing loss, musculoskeletal disorders, pulmonary diseases, stress, toxic effects of hazardous substances (e.g. heavy metals, chemical, dusts), cancer Special health issues affecting women and children in Mining - Intoxication, adverse effects on reproductive health and early-life development, child labour Community health - Effects of pollution and exposure to hazardous substances in mining communities, worldwide Working conditions and safety in formal and informal Mining Workshop Topics (24th to 25th of August) The workshops will provide in-depth information (theoretical and practical) on some of the more relevant issues in OHS in mining, by means of sharing experiences, case studies and practical guidelines for prevention. Pneumoconiosis Toxic effects of exposure to heavy metals Practical tools and methods for prevention

Contact Information
Address: Clinic of Occupational Medicine, Odense University Hospital Sdr. Boulevar 29 5000 Odense C, Denmark
Tel: 004551325374
E-mail: erik.joers@rsyd.dk
Website: www.niva.org/conference/miningand www.icoh-minosh.com

29 August - 1 September 2017 - Mexico City, Mexico

6th International Congress of the ICOH Scientific Committee on Work Organization and Psychosocial Factors (ICOH-WOPS) 2017

Organized by: National Autonomous University of Mxico (UNAM) and the Autonomous University of Morelos State (UAEM)
Sponsored by: nstituto Mexicano del Seguro Social-Mxico, Secretaria del Trabajo y Previsin Social-Mxico, Escuela Nacional de Antropologa
Supported by: Work Organization and Psychosocial Factors (ICOH-WOPS) Scientific Committee, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social-Mxico, National Autonomous University of Mxico (UNAM) and the Autonomous University of Morelos State (UAEM)
Organized by SC: Work Organization and Psychosocial Factors (ICOH-WOPS) Scientific Committee

Topics: The conference addresses the above issues and explores a variety of topics, including:
  • Development of integrative and interdisciplinary approaches
  • Best practices for assessment, intervention and management of psychosocial risks
  • Psychosocial factors at work and their relation to productivity
  • Health effects and their relation to psychosocial factors and stress
  • The psychosocial work environment and business and societal sustainability
  • Psychosocial factors at work: cultural and regional differences
  • Gender perspectives in the research of work-related psychosocial risk factors
  • Work organization factors that promote worker welfare
  • Assessment and rehabilitation of workers with chronic mental health problems
  • Industries / occupations at high psychosocial risk, for example, health workers, emergency, night work, security, etc.
  • Influence of macro factors, corruption and inequality on psychosocial Factors and workers health
  • Economic costs and benefits of psychological health at work
  • Models of job stress and their scope
  • Psychosocial factors in managing human capital in organizations
  • Violence and workplace harassment
  • Micro-level and clinical approaches for managing psychosocial risks
  • Addictions and work Psychosocial factors in informal and atypical work
  • Psychosocial and ergonomic risk factors and health effects
  • Psychosocial factors at work and their relation to musculoskeletal disorders
  • Psychosocial factors, physical activity and worker's well-being
  • Psychosocial factors and mental illness disability
  • Psychosocial factors and aging workers Job insecurity, unemployment and psychosocial factors
  • Balance between work and personal life
  • Promoting a positive psychosocial work environment Legislation, regulation and policies on the psychosocial work environment

Contact Information
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Zaragoza, UNAM, Campo 2, Edificio de Posgrado, Especializacin en Salud en el Trabajo. Batalla 5 de Mayo, esq. Fuerte de Loreto, Iztapalapa, Ciudad de Mxico, 09110
Tel: +52 56 23 07 08 ext. 106
Fax: +52 56 23 07 08 ext. 106
E-mail: wops2017@gmail.com
Website: http://condor.zaragoza.unam.mx/wops/

29 April - 4 May 2018 - Convention Centre Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

32nd International Congress on Occupational Health - ICOH 2018

Conference Theme: Occupational Health and Wellbeing: linking research to practice

To collaborate with the ICOH Scientific Committees, Board Members & Regional/National Secretaries to offer an exciting and challenging programme;
To cover a wide range of occupational, safety and health topics demonstrating how research translates into excellence in practice;
To advance research and evidence-based approaches in occupational safety and health by promoting local, regional and global examples;
To offer a blend of plenary, semi-plenary, mini-symposia, seminars, workshops, worksite visits, special and oral sessions that will demonstrate the scope of occupational safety and health practice and how that can effectively protect and promote the health of all workers.

The conference will have many different elements to it which including keynote speeches, semi-plenary sessions, symposia, special sessions, poster sessions and a marketplace.

Website: http://icoh2018.org/wp/

Dates to be announced - Kusadasi / Aydin (close to Izmir), Turkey

10th International Joint Conference on Occupational Health for Healthcare Workers: Health & wellbeing in the health care sector; addressing current threats to workers

Because of the political situation and terrorist activites in Turkey over the past year, the 10th International Joint Conference on Occupational Health for Healthcare Workers: Health & wellbeing in the health care sector; addressing current threats to workers has been postponed. New information will be published on the ICOH website once planned.

Organized by: ICOH Scientific Committee of Occupational Health Healthcare Workers & Scientific Committee of Women Health and Work
Sponsored by: Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir Turkey
Co-sponsored by ICOH SC: Scientific Committee of Women Health and Work & Scientific Committee of Occupational Health Healthcare Workers

  • Crisis / transition of healthcare sector & healthcare workers
  • Prioritizing healthcare workers' safety - Organizing an occupational health system for healthcare workers
  • Healthcare workers' issues in areas of political conflict & / or violence - Emerging diseases & emergency preparedness
  • Chemical, biological, physical risks in healthcare setting - Psychosocial issues for healthcare workers
  • Immunization for healthcare workers
  • The impaired healthcare workers

PRE - CONFERENCE WORHSHOP (on October 26th): "Introduction to HEALTH WISE"

Contact Information
Address: Dokuz Eyll University School of Medicine Dept of Public Health
Tel: +90 232 412 4001
Fax: +90 232 412 4023
E-mail: alp.ergor@deu.edu.tr
Website: http://www.hcwhcongress2016.org/