11th one-day Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Series meeting

We are pleased to announce the 11th in the series of one-day Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology meetings, held since 2005. The meeting will comprise invited Keynote Plenary speakers, short presentations and posters. The full programme can be found below:

9.30-10.25 Arrivals, registration, coffee

10.25-10.40 Welcomes

10.40-11.25 Keynote 1; Prof. Joel Schwartz, Harvard School of Public Health, "A Propensity Score approach to estimating the impact of Exposure on the Distribution of Life Expectancy: Application to Air Pollution"

11.25-12.40 Short talks (5x15mins) I Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology

  • Annual crop yield variation, child survival and nutrition among subsistence farmers in Burkina Faso. Kristine Belesova, Department of Public Health, Environments and Society, LSHTM, London
  • Identification of novel occupational allergens using a mass-spectrometry method. Mary Brian, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London
  • Sensitisation to mouse allergens in contemporary laboratory animal practice. Johanna Feary, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London
  • Association between fluoride concentration in public water supplies and beneficial and adverse health outcomes in England: an ecological study. David Roberts, Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Public Health England, Chilton
  • Impacts of London's road traffic air and noise pollution on birth weight. Rachel Smith, MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, Imperial College London

12.40-2.00 Lunch and poster viewing

2.00-3.15 Short talks (5x15mins) II Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology

  • Solid Fuel Use for Cooking, Smoking and Major Liver Disease Mortality: a Prospective Cohort Study of 0.5 million Chinese. Ka Hung Chan, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford
  • Lifetime exposure to rubber dusts, fumes and n-Nitrosamines and cancer mortality in a cohort of British rubber workers with 49 years follow-up. Frank De Vocht, Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol
  • What should we tell shift workers to do to reduce their cancer risk? Damien McElvenny, Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh
  • Exposure to total hydrocarbons during clean-up of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and risk of heart attack across 5 years of follow-up. Jean Marie Strelitz, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina and University of Cambridge
  • A model of cardiovascular disease morbidity in the UK. Paul Wilkinson, Department of Public Health, Environments and Society, LSHTM, London

3.15-3.45 Data protection/record linkage in studies issues,TBC

3.45-4.15 tea

4.15-5.00 Keynote 2; Prof. Bruce Lanphear, Simon Fraser University, “Crime of the Century: The Failure to Prevent the Lead Pandemic”

5.00-5.30 Closing session: Future meetings, an epidemiology society, conclusions

5.30 Close

6.00-7.30 Drinks reception

More information and details on poster submissions can be found here.

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This is meeting is held alongside the UK & Ireland Exposure Science Meeting on Tues April 24, more details of which you can find here.


Registration required.