History of Prevention of Occupational and Environmental Diseases

The history of occupational and environmental medicine is rich but has largely been relegated to passing notice or ignored altogether, even by specialists in the field. Brief summaries of occupational and environmental medical history, when they are included in reviews or more rarely still in educational curricula, have a limited focus on the biographical highlights of selected clinicians and researchers who have contributed to the development of this discipline. The Scientific Committee on the History of Prevention of Occupational and Environmental Diseases includes physicians, industrial hygienists, occupational safety and health professionals, educators, and communication specialists. We welcome anyone who is interested learning and connecting our history to the present. Please visit our website at http://schpoed.weebly.com/ for access to wonderful resources on the history of occupational health and prevention. We welcome you to join our committee and add your historical documents.

May 27th to 29th 2020, , in Durban, South Africa, we will host our 7th International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Healht. The conference will span three days and includes keynote addresses by international leaders in the field, multiple panel discussions, and original abstract presentations. There will also be a pre-course half-day history methods workshop covering basic methods, archival research, oral history taking, and biographical studies. For more information visit https://icohhistory2020.ukzn.ac.za/
The conference was previously hosted in:
• Gothenburg, Sweden, 2017
• Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2014
• San Francisco, United States, 2010
• Birmingham, England, 2007
• Norrköping, Sweden, 2001
• Rome, Italy, 1998

Website now available schpoed.weebly.com/
Scientific Committees Report 2018-2022 available here.

Officers for Triennium 2022-2024



Prof. Paul BLANC
University California San Francisco
350 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco CA 94117

Phone: 1 415 476 7377

Email: Paul.Blanc@ucsf.edu

Prof. Kjell Toren
Department of Occupational Medicine and Environmental
Box 414 Medicine
SE405 30 Goteborg

Phone: +46317866262
Fax: +4631409728

Email: kjell.toren@amm.gu.se