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  • 34th Congress of Occupational Medicine

    24. September 2019  11:00 - 25. September 2019  11:30
    Společenský dům Casino, Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic

    This congress will be held under the auspices of the Minister of Health of the Czech Republic, the
    Minister of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic, the Chief Public Health Officer of the
    Czech Republic and the Dean of the First Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague.
    Dear Colleagues,
    On behalf of the organizers, I would like to invite you to the 34th Congress of Occupational Medicine
    with international participation. I also wish to welcome you to the 34th Teisinger's Day of Industrial
    Toxicology and the 43rd Ben's Day of Occupational Physiology and Psychophysiology at the Casino
    Conference and Cultural Centre in Mariánské Lázně from September 24-25, 2019.
    Under the motto "New Challenges Require New Approaches and Common Solutions", the congress
    will facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and provide a forum for the exchange of views presented
    by practitioners of occupational and general medicine, occupational hygiene and epidemiology,
    pulmonology, allergology, neurology, psychology, toxicology, occupational health and safety,
    ergonomics, occupational physiology and psychophysiology, as well as other related fields.
    Occupational medicine has undergone a number of changes in recent years, which currently need to be
    addressed by means of a gathering complete with a quality professional program and attractive
    accompanying events.
    The main topics shall include:
    Occupational Health Services and Specifics Related to Individual Fields
    New Trends in Preventing Damage to Health at Work
    Longevity in the Workplace
    Risk Analysis: New and Familiar Occupational Risks
    The General Practitioner and Occupational Medicine: A Common Future
    Occupational Ergonomics and Physiology in the 21st Century
    Work-Related Illnesses and Accidents
    Industrial Toxicology and Chemical Safety
    Nanotechnology and Nanoindustry
    Biomonitoring in the Workplace
    Work and Psyche
    Nursing in Occupational Medicine
    Compensation for Work-Related Accidents and Illnesses
    The structure of the congress will be divided into keynote lectures with subsequent presentations of
    original scientific works. Part of the program will take the form of round tables, discussion forums,
    workshops, sections for nurses, and poster presentations.
    Participation in the congress counts towards CMC credits within its continuing education program. We
    believe that you will find the congress interesting and we will be pleased to have it serve as a pleasant
    environment for obtaining up-to-date information and allowing for continued education in occupational
    medicine and related fields. We look forward to seeing you in Mariánské Lázně.
    Prof. MUDr. Milan Tuček, CSc.
    Chairman of the Committee of Occupational Medicine of the Czech Medical Association J

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  • NIVA course on Techniques for Assessment of Activities and Postures at the Workplace, 8-10.10.19, Oslo, Norway

    7. October 2019  22:00 - 10. October 2019  22:00
    Oslo Norway

    Techniques for Assessment of Activities and Postures
    at the Workplace
    8th – 10th of October 2019
    STAMI - The National Institute of Occupational Health, Oslo, Norway

    Which main activities do you have at work? How long time do you work in non-neutral and potential harmful postures? Self-reported assessments of physical demands are mainly too vague, often it is necessary to improve precision.

    This course presents technical methods for assessment of physical activities and bodily postures, mainly for the use at the workplace. The course will present background of methods, theory, selection of approach and how to use systems as well as interpretation of results. Examples will be given and participants will get experience from hands-on exercises in use of the equipment.

    Course objectives:
    • Present background, theory, use and interpretation of results of methods for assessment of activities and postures at work as well as during leisure time.
    • Give participants impression of practical use of some equipment by hands-on exercises.

    Main topics:
    • Presentation of methods for assessment of physical activities and posture
    • Self-reported data contra technical systems
    • Methods: Accelerometers and others
    • Examples of use / training
    • Measurement strategy
    • Interpretation of results

    Course leader:
    Kaj Bo Veiersted, Senior researcher., Dr.med., Department of Work Psychology and Physiology, STAMI

    Interview

    Registration deadline: August 26th 2019

    More information and registration
    Preliminary program

    Kind regards,

    Morten Jakobsen
    Project Manager
    +358 40 126 3336
    morten.jakobsen@niva.org

    NIVA
    Topeliuksenkatu 20
    FI-00250 Helsinki
    www.niva.org

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  • Nordic Conference on The Working Conditions of Tomorrow,

    6. November 2019  23:00 - 7. November 2019  23:00
    Reykjavik, Iceland

    Nordic conference on:
    The Working Conditions of Tomorrow
    – what are the implications for the work environment and labour markets?
    7th of November 2019
    Grand Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland

    In recent years, there have been major changes in the Icelandic and Nordic labour markets, which have become more complicated than ever before. In most places in the Nordic countries, the labour market is characterized by high demand for manpower, partly due to the high growth in the tourism industry and the construction industry in recent years. This has created new challenges in the labour market due to large influx of foreign labour, fixed-term employment and employees with varied forms of employment.

    At the conference, a focus will be on the future changes in the labour market that may affect the working environment and working conditions. The conference will discuss both how to contribute to active and targeted efforts in the field of health and safety at work, and how to work across national borders to eliminate social dumping and labour crime, where companies exploit the ignorance and vulnerability of foreign employees in Icelandic and the Nordic labour market.

    The conference is a part of the Icelandic presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers 2019 and will be organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs - Félagsmálaráðuneytið, Administration of Occupational Safety and Health – Vinnueftirlitið and the Directorate of Labour - Vinnumálastofnun.

    The conference is free of charge and open to the public, but registration is necessary.
    Read more and register here.

    The preliminary program is to be found here.

    What? The working conditions of tomorrow
    Where? Sigtún 38, 105 Reykjavík
    When? 7.11.2019 8:30

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    Cecilia Weckman
    Project Manager
    Mobile +358 40 1258 748
    cecilia.weckman@niva.org

    NIVA
    c/o Folkhälsan
    Topeliuksenkatu 20
    FI-00250 Helsinki
    www.niva.org

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  • Annual meeting Danish society of Environmental and Occupational Medicine

    11. March 2020  23:00 - 13. March 2020  23:00
    Knudshoved, Denmark

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