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1 May 2018

8th edition Brescia Summer School on global occupational and environmental determinants of disease 16-20 July

The University of Brescia School of Medicine is now accepting applications for the 8th edition of its summer school program on "Global occupational and environmental determinants of disease: a multidisciplinary approach for prevention".
The course will be held from 16-20 July in Brescia, Italy. It is sponsored by the University of Brescia in collaboration with the Collegium Ramazzini, the International Commission on Occupational Health Scientific Committee on Education and Training, the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York), Rutgers School of Public Health (New Jersey), the NIOSH Education and Research Center and the Italian Society of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene. The program and application procedure may be found online at www.summerschoolunibs.org.

15 April 2018

Conference on Innovations in Population Health and Personalized Medicine, Romania 12-13 December 2018

Emeritus Fellow William Au is organizing the First International Conference on Innovations in Population Health and Personalized Medicine, to be held at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Tirgu Mures, Romania 12-13 December 2018. He welcomes the contributions and participation of Ramazzini Fellows.

05 April 2018

The Use and Misuse of Bradford Hill in U.S. Tort Law

Fellows Carl Cranor and David Gee, together with Raymond Neutra, have published an article in Jurimetrics, the American Bar Association's Journal of Law, Science and Technology:

The Use and Misuse of Bradford Hill in U.S. Tort Law , 58 Jurimetrics J. 127-162 (2018).

In 1965 Austin Bradford Hill delivered the Presidential Address to the Royal Society of Medicine in London, England, articulating an important methodology for assisting causal inferences from epidemiological studies. This methodology has come to be utilized in civil (personal or tort) litigation by both plaintiffs and defendants and interpreted by U.S. judges, who now have enhanced duties to review scientific testimony. Unfortunately, some litigants and judges fail to understand and utilize the methodology as articulated by Hill. Importantly, his methods are more than recommendations from an important scientist; they are well anchored in probability theory providing a more solid foundation. Consequently, those who err both misapprehend his recommendations and aspects of standard probability theory. The legal import of these errors can easily disadvantage injured parties seeking legal compensation for harm. The article seeks to correct numerous errors and better guide scientists and courts who use Hill's considerations in assessing causation.

27 February 2018

International HPV Awareness Day 4 March 2018

Fellow Pier Giorgio Natali invites Fellows and friends of the Collegium Ramazzini to take part in International HPV Awareness Day on 4 March.

This is an initiative aimed at increasing the worldwide understanding of HPV. It is also an opportunity to celebrate a landmark medical discovery, which in in the era of "omic", has not yet received due credit in the fight against cancer. The Give Love Not HPV campaign calls on everyone to take action to protect their family, friends and partners whether that is by getting informed, getting vaccinated or getting screened for HPV.

Ways to become involved:
1. Share information about International HPV Awareness Day on March 4th and links to
2. Follow @GiveLoveNotHPV on twitter, share posts with your followers and join the conversation using #GiveLoveNotHPV to highlight issues, data and priorities that are pertinent to your organization.
3. Organize an HPV learning event with your stakeholders, or organize a flashmob to raise awareness and distribute copies of our FAQs - be as creative as you like!
4. Reach out to press to talk about International HPV Day, write a blog, put an article in your regular newsletter etc. The key message is that sharing information about HPV, encouraging our loved ones to attend screening and by vaccinating our children we are giving love to the people we care about and taking steps to prevent HPV.

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