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  • The Second European Occupational Medicine Appraisal

    30. August 2021
    Brussel

    https://uems-occupationalmedicine.org/the-second-european-occupational-medicine-appraisal-30th-august-2021/

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  • NIVA course on Workspaces Promoting Well-being

    21. September 2021 - 23. September 2021  
    Helsinki area, Finland

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    Welcome to our NIVA course on
    Workspaces Promoting Well-being
    21st – 23rd of September 2021
    Hanaholmen Conference Hotel, Helsinki area, Finland

    Discussion on post-pandemic workplaces is a highly relevant topic: Where and how to work in the future? What kind of workplaces support employees’ satisfaction, well-being and performance? Remote work and multi-locational work are getting common. An increasing number of knowledge workers will work both at the office and at home. Therefore, the quality of office design is getting more relevant. Workplaces and office design should enhance well-being and performance of employees.

    Course objectives
    Course objectives are to provide an interdisciplinary overview on workspaces promoting health and well-being of employees. The aim is to get understanding on new types of remote work and multi-locational work as well as post-pandemic workplaces. The aim is also to introduce user-centred, participatory approach for workplace design and workplace changes.

    Scope of the course is on contemporary office environments, especially activity-based offices. The objective is to identify central features of spatial solutions in activity-based offices that support employees’ environmental satisfaction, well-being at work and productivity.

    Main topics

    * Remote multi-locational work: prerequisites, challenges and outcomes
    * Development of sustainable remote work
    * Workplace design for physical, mental and social wellbeing at the office and at home
    * Salutogenic and user-centred approach for workplace design
    * Effects of activity-based offices on well-being and productivity
    * The role of adaptive lighting in supporting personalized well-being
    * Room acoustics and sound insulation – the fundamental factors of well-being and functional working spaces
    Course leader
    Virpi Ruohomäki, Senior Researcher, Project Manager, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), Helsinki, Finland, email: Virpi.Ruohomaki@ttl.fi

    Registration deadline: August 29th 2021

    More information and registration
    Course leaflet (for distribution)
    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.

    Kind regards,

    Cecilia Weckman
    Project Manager & Quality Assurance Advisor
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    FI-00250 Helsinki
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    What? Workspaces Promoting Well-being
    Where? Hanasaarenranta 5, 02100 Espoo, Finland
    When? 21.9.2021-23.9.2021

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  • OMEGA-NET Training Course on Occupational Epidemiology: Modern Methods and Harmonised Approaches

    21. September 2021  5:30 - 7. October 2021  6:00
    Online

    Fra: Michelle Turner <michelle.turner@isglobal.org>
    Dato: 17. juni 2021 kl. 18.06.39 CEST
    Til: Neil pearce <Neil.pearce@lshtm.ac.uk>
    Emne: Registration is Open! OMEGA-NET Training Course on Occupational Epidemiology: Modern Methods and Harmonised Approaches
    
    Dear All,

    Our next OMEGA-NET Training Course on Occupational Epidemiology: Modern Methods and Harmonised Approaches will take place ONLINE from 21 September - 7 October 2021.

    Please see the following webpage for more information including the course program (also attached) and the link to register : https://omeganetcohorts.eu/news/course-occupational-epidemiology-modern-methods-and-armonised-approaches/

    A brief description and listing of course faculty is also provided below.

    Please also feel free to circulate widely to your networks, students and trainees!

    The course is FREE and is currently accepting applications for participation through the end of July (July 31st).

    Please let us know if you have any questions,

    With best wishes,

    Michelle and Neil
    Course coordinators

    Course description: This introductory course on Occupational Epidemiology: Modern Methods and Harmonised Approaches, seeks to provide training and networking opportunities for students and early career researchers in occupational epidemiology and exposure assessment. The course will cover topics on a range of topics including: study design in occupational epidemiology, exposure assessment, types of bias including confounding, and current debates on causality. The course will highlight modern methods and recent methodological approaches in occupational epidemiology, with a particular focus on international efforts in coordination and harmonisation in the field. The format of the course will be based on a series of faculty lectures, student presentations, and student exercises, in addition to keynote lectures highlighting recent achievements. Basic knowledge of epidemiology, occupational health, or a related discipline is required. Participants will be provided with a certificate of completion.

    Course faculty:
    Alex Burdorf, Erasmus MC, the Netherlands
    Irina Guseva Canu, Center for Primary Care and Public Health (Unisanté), University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    Manolis Kogevinas, Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain
    Tom Loney, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates
    Neil Pearce, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
    Susan Peters, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
    Mary Schubauer-Berigan, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), France
    Ingrid Sivesind Mehlum, STAMI, Norway
    Michelle Turner, Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain

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  • NIVA course on From Research to Practice in Occupational Health and Safety, 12–14 October 2021, Oslo, Norway

    12. October 2021 - 14. October 2021  
    Lysebu hotel, Oslo area, Norway

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    From Research to Practice
    in Occupational Health and Safety

    12th – 14th of October 2021
    Lysebu hotel, Oslo area, Norway

    This international course focuses on new approaches for knowledge transfer, exchange and dissemination between researchers and practitioners in OHS. The course will introduce new methods and approaches on how to increase the value and use of OHS research for end users. In addition, the course will discuss how to engage practitioners in the research process to adopt research to local conditions and decision-making in practice.

    The course covers a wide variety of occupational sectors and types of OHS problems. Participants with different disciplinary and professional backgrounds will be given the opportunity to share their experiences in an interactive way. The course endeavors to integrate a mixture of researchers and professionals.

    Main topics

    * KTE and R2P concepts and approaches
    * Type of knowledge (research-based vs practice-based knowledge)
    * Practical activities and methods to engage stakeholders
    * Knowledge brokering and intermediaries
    * Integrative and end of grant approaches
    * Concepts and practical methods in supporting knowledge uptake
    * Evaluation approaches for knowledge transfer/research to practice
    * Methods and measures of research impact

    Target group

    * Researchers and PhD-students
    * Government institutions and OHS consultants
    * Practitioners who use the results of safety research, e.g. OHS consultants, companies, etc.
    * Facilitators of research to practice (R2P)
    * OHS Knowledge brokers and intermediaries
    Course leaders

    Johnny Dyreborg, Senior Researcher, MSc, PhD, The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
    Ulrik Gensby, PhD, Senior Scientist, Team Working Life, Denmark
    Dwayne van Eerd, PhD., Scientist, Institute for Work and Health, Canada

    Registration deadline: August 15th 2021

    More information and registration
    Course leaflet

    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.

    Kind regards,

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

    NIVA
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    Topeliuksenkatu 20
    FI-00250 Helsinki
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  • UEMS-OM Section meeting

    16. October 2021
    Luxembourg - Luxembourg

    We hope to have the autumn meeting live where WGs can restart too.

    Kind regards,
    Ferenc
    --
    dr. Ferenc Kudász
    occupational medicine specialist
    secretary

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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

    For more information, please visit:

    https://face2face.events/epicoh2021/

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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

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    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
    cecilia.weckman@niva.org

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

    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

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