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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

3-5 May 2017 - Varese, Italy

7th ICOH Cardiovascular Diseases and work Environment International Conference

Organized by: ICOH Scientific Committee on Cardiology (SCC) in Occupational Health

Topics: The Conference will focus on new scientific evidences and state-of-the-art reviews addressing: the identification of work-related risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, related to the physical, chemical and psychosocial work environment; the interplay of social class, work and health; the highlight of effective workplace intervention programs for the prevention of CVD as well as for a safe return-to-work after cardiovascular events; the development of supporting public policies that improve working conditions both locally and globally.

Contact Information
Address: Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Medicinaregatan 16, Box 414, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
Tel: +39 0245498282
Fax: +39 0245498199
E-mail: convegni@biomedia.net
Website: http://www.icoh-cvd2017varese.it/

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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.
Early bird registration deadline 17 March 2017.

Keynote speakers:
Dr Eve Van Cauter Professor of Medicine in the Sleep, Metabolism and Health Center at the University of Chicago
Dr Charmane Eastman Professor of Behavioural Sciences in the Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory at Rush University Medical Center
Dr Diane Boivin Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University and Director of the Centre for Study and Treatment of Circadian Rhythms

Contact Information
PO Box 764 MITCHAM SA 5062
Tel: +61 08 8177 2215
E-mail: lesley@themeetingpeople.com.au
Website: www.shiftwork2017.com

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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

28 - 31 August 2017 - EICC in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

EPICOH 2017 Conference - Eliminating Occupational Risk : Translating Research into Action

Organized by: Prof. Damien McElvenny, Prof. John Cherrie
Sponsored by: Institute of Occupational Medicine
Supported by: Institute of Occupational Medicine
Co-sponsored by ICOH SC: EPICOH
Organized by SC: EPICOH

Topics: Eliminating Occupational Risk: Translating Research into Action

Contact Information
Address: Institute of Occupational Medicine Research Avenue North Riccarton Edinburgh EH14 4AP
Tel: +0131 449 8029
Fax: +0131 449 8084
E-mail: Grant.Law@iom-world.org
Website: http://www.epicoh2017.org

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/

3-6 September 2017 - Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Singapore

XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2017

Organized by: ILO, ISSA and MOM

Topics:A Global Vision of Prevention Topic 1: Vision Zero - From vision to reality Vision Zero aims to inculcate a mindset that all injuries and ill-health arising from work are preventable. It calls for a paradigm shift at every level of an organisation, from one of fault-finding, to one that focuses on finding solutions to prevent injuries and ill-health. To achieve this would require commitment from all stakeholders across all levels in the workforce. Topic 2: Healthy work - Healthy Life Our future World of Work is becoming more challenging, complex and fast-paced. Correspondingly, the link between work environment and employees' health is getting stronger. To improve employees' health and ensure that they can work longer and live healthier, the interconnected issues of occupational safety and employees' health are best managed in a comprehensive and integrated manner. The integrated approach is one where employees and employers work together continuously to sustain, protect and promote each other's safety and health in the workplace. Topic 3: People-centred prevention Protecting employees is the heart of what occupational safety and health (OSH) is about. To build inclusive workplaces for OSH to thrive, components such as demographic changes, ageing, gender, culture and education are important. To support these efforts, sustainable strategies for the promotion, protection and education of our people are critical.

Please note that: Abstract submission deadline will be extended until January 2017.

An ICOH Symposium on Occupational Cancer, supported by IOSH (No Time To Lose Campaign) will be held, and abstracts are welcome for that or other topics.

Contact Information
Address: 1500 Bendemeer Road, #03-02 Ministry of Manpower Services Centre Singapore 339946
Tel: +65 6411 6690
Fax: +65 6496 5599
E-mail: secretariat@safety2017singapore.com
Website: http://www.safety2017singapore.com/

13-15 September 2017 - Vienna, Austria

45th International MEDICHEM Congress 2017

Organized by: Health- and Prevention Center Sanatorium Hera Vienna; Medichem
Sponsored by: AUVA/br> Supported by: AUVA,KFA, GA,YOUNION

Topics: Occupational Carcinogens

Contact Information
Address: Lassallestrasse 3, 1020 Wien
Tel: +43 1 588 00 534
E-mail: medichem@austropa.at
Website: http://medichem2017.eu

1-4 October 2017 - Naples, Italy

10th International Symposium on Biological Monitoring in Occupational and Environmental health (ISBM -10)

Organized by: ICOH SC on Occupational Toxicology (SCOT)
Sponsored by: University of Naples, Federico II
Co-sponsored by ICOH SC: ICOH Scientific Committees on Toxicology of Metals and Nanomaterial Workers' Health

Topics:Topics of ISBM-10 will include, but not be limited to, new and traditional biomarkers, new analytical techniques and approaches, results of case and field studies of occupational and environmental exposures and development of strategies and guidance to correctly use, interpret and manage biological monitoring data. Great emphasis will be given to the use of biological monitoring as a tool to identify, monitor and control chemical exposures and for the risk assessment and management of occupational and environmental chemicals, particularly from new technologies, including metals, solvents, pesticides and nanomaterials.

Contact Information
Address: Via G. Quagliariello 27, 80131 Napoli
Tel: +39 081.19578490
Fax: +39 081.19578071
E-mail: info@centercongressi.com
Website: http://www.centercongressi.com/isbm10

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11-13 October 2017 - Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

XV Latin American Congress of Occupational Health -ALSO- 2017

Organized by: Association of Occupational Health of Guatemala and Latin American Association of Occupational Health
Sponsored by: Association of Occupational Health of Guatemala -ASOMET-
Supported by: Latin American Association of Occupational Health. -ALSO-
Co-sponsored by ICOH SC: Women Health and Work

Topics: This grand event will be held from 11 to 13 October 2017 in the City of Antigua Guatemala. Turning Guatemala into the Latin American headquarters for Occupational Health and Safety. This event will focus on the best professionals in Latin America and the world, in occupational health and safety. Our objective is to provide Latin American professionals with the main advances in Occupational Health and Safety, which will allow them to establish excellent quality services, with a wide coverage, to benefit a greater number of workers. Where they will have the opportunity to know strategies to improve the quality in the services of Occupational Health, as well as:
A) Identify progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and accidents of occupational origin.
B) They will know strategies to the vanguard world in subjects of Occupational Safety.
C) Make links and networks at the national, regional and global levels that may be useful for their field of occupational health and safety.
D) Acquire knowledge for the development of research at national and Latin American level. This will enable all professionals to know and implement strategies in their countries and workplaces, which will allow them to have high quality Occupational Health and Safety services in compliance with national and international standards with the primary purpose of protecting and protecting the Workers' lives, thus increasing productivity in the goods and services provided by industries. The congress will be organized by ASOMET, founded on September 11, 1998, having 18 years of promoting Occupational Health and Safety in Guatemala; Through continuous medical education. By assembling a range of professionals for purposes of Occupational Health and Safety.

Contact Information
Address: 11 CALLE 069 ZONA 9 Guatemala city
Tel: 502-3033-5056
E-mail: info@asomet.org
Website: http://www.congreso.alsoweb.net

28 - 30 November 2017 - Khon Kaen, Thailand

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

Organized by: ICOH Scientific Committee on Occupational Health for Health Care Workers & Scientific Committee of Women Health and Work
Sponsored by: Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand The Association of Occupational and Environmental Diseases of Thailand Bureau of Occupational and Environmental Diseases, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health
Co-sponsored by ICOH SC: Scientific Committee of Women Health and Work & Scientific Committee on Occupational Health for Health Care Workers

Topics: 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 (November 27, 2017): 1. Introduction to HealthWISE 2. Risk evaluation and management in manual handling of patients and materials in health care settings in Thailand 3. Industrial hygiene measurement in the hospital environment.

Contact Information
Address: Unit of Occupational Medicine - Department of Community Medicine - Faculty of Medicine Khon Kaen University - Khon Kaen, Thailand 40002
Tel: +66 43 363 588 or +66 43 363 587
Fax: +66 43 202 488
E-mail: naesinee@kku.ac.th
E-mail: cnaesi@gmail.com
Website: www.ohhcw2017.org

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/