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  • EPICOH 2021

    25. October 2021 - 28. October 2021  
    Virtual conference

    EPICOH 2021 will be hosted as a virtual conference this year.

    Some important dates:

    - Symposia application forms should be submitted by April 15, 2021

    - Call for abstracts opened March 31, 2021 and closes May 15, 2021

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    From the Workplace to the Population:
    Exposure and Prevention

    After an extraordinary year, we are excited to announce that the 28th International Symposium on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH 2021) will be held on:

    October 25-28, 2021
    Please save the dates!

    We are still monitoring the evolution of the pandemic. We are currently organizing a virtual meeting, but if the situation allows, we are also planning some opportunities for in-person interactions in Montreal, Canada for those who may be able to travel. More details about those activities, abstract submissions and deadlines will be forthcoming.

    Follow us at @EPICOH2021 on Twitter for more announcements!
    Hosted by the Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Québec, Canada

    Organizing Committee: Marie-Elise Parent (Chair), Vikki Ho and Paul Villeneuve (Vice-Chairs)
    Scientific Committee: Laura Beane Freeman (Chair), Susan Peters and Vivi Schlünssen (Vice-Chairs)

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  • Nanoparticles at Workplaces,

    26. October 2021 - 28. October 2021  
    Scandic Grand Marina, Helsinki, Finland

    Nanoparticles at Workplaces:
    Hazards, exposure and control

    26th – 28th of October 2021
    Scandic Grand Marina, Helsinki, Finland


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    The course will raise awareness of the nanoparticles (sources, recognition, toxicity and control) at different working environments. The focus will be on engineered nanoparticles/nanomaterials but also incidental nanoparticles appearing at many different work environments utilizing e.g. hot process and massive energies will be in concern.

    Themes such as toxicity, exposure, risk assessment, control and legislation will be covered. With comprehensive lectures and practical hands on sessions, the course gives ability to understand the possible exposure to nanoparticles as well as improve the safety of the working manners and work environments.

    Course objectives:

    · understand the concepts of natural, incidental and engineered nanoparticles and their similarities and differences, basic behavior, sources and exposure scenarios

    · learn about the toxicity of nanoparticles and environment aspects based on the latest scientific findings

    · know how to recognize, assess and prevent the exposure for nanoparticles

    · be introduced to risk assessment methods with practical hands-on section

    · familiarize yourself with the current legislation and standards related to nanomaterials and exposure and learn about the foreseen development

    · be offered a foresight on the development of the nanoindustry and other advanced materials

    Preliminary course program:

    Click here to see the preliminary course program

    Course leader:

    Anna-Kaisa Viitanen, Specialist Research Scientist, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FI

    Registration deadline:

    23rd of September 2021


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  • NIVA course on Microbiological Exposures and Risk Evaluations,

    9. November 2021 - 11. November 2021  
    Lysebu Hotel, Oslo area, Norway


    Welcome to the NIVA course on

    Microbiological Exposures and Risk Evaluations

    9th – 11th of November 2021
    Lysebu Hotel, Oslo area, Norway

    Microorganisms, both harmless and potentially harmful, are everywhere – also in many workplaces. Workers are exposed to microorganisms through inhalation and dermal contact, resulting in adverse health effects, including infections and allergic and inflammatory effects of the lung and skin. Although much is known about potential effects of microorganisms, different species spectra in different occupations settings may have various effect, and the cause-and effect relationship is not clear. The complex exposure at workplaces makes the risk evaluation difficult.

    About this course
    The exposure to microorganisms and their toxins is relevant in many workplaces, such as waste handling, work with metalworking fluids and agriculture. The exposure is complex and often poorly characterized. The risk evaluation of the microbiological exposure is also difficult and no consensus exists on what elements in the exposure should be targeted.
    This course aims to give an insight into what techniques are available for sampling and measuring microbiological exposures. Different aspect of risk assessment, preventive measures and health effects connected with microbiological exposures will be discussed.

    Target groups
    Researchers, Labor Inspection, OHS

    Course leader
    Pål Graff, Research Professor, STAMI, Department of Chemical and Biological Work Environment, Oslo, Norway

    Registration deadline: 12th of September 2021

    Please note!
    We will do our utmost to arrange courses, even in these exceptional times. We have the readiness to arrange courses with modified concepts, allowing smaller groups to meet, in some cases national groups, and the possibility to participate on-line.

    Our cancellation policy is generous, so it is safe to enroll to a course well in advance and cancel participation if the situation makes it difficult or risky to travel.

    More information and registration
    Preliminary program
    Course leaflet (for distribution)

    Kind regards,

    Cecilia Weckman
    Project Manager & Quality Assurance Advisor
    Mobile +358 40 1258 748

    c/o Folkhälsan
    Topeliuksenkatu 20
    FI-00250 Helsinki

    What? Microbiological Exposures and Risk Evaluations
    Where? Lysebuveien 12, 0790 Oslo, Norway
    When? 9.11.2021 - 11.11.2021

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  • Public and Occupational Health in Sustainable Agriculture - conference

    22. August 2022 - 24. August 2022  
    Odense, Denmark