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30 May 2017

Collegium Ramazzini endorses Aircraft Cabin Air Conference, to be held in London 19-20 September 2017

The Aircraft Cabin Air Conference, the first global meeting on aircraft cabin air quality in more than a decade, is set to take place in London this September. Despite air accident investigators recommending detection systems be fitted to public transport aircraft over a decade ago, the technology has not been available and planes continue to fly with no warning systems to alert pilots and crew when the air supply to the cockpit and passenger cabin is contaminated.

The conference, running 19-20 September 2017 at Imperial College London, UK, will bring together the latest research, the field's most well respected experts and those solving this industry-wide problem to talk about solutions to the issue.

Thirty speakers from three continents, including Fellows of the Collegium Ramazzini, will present over eight sessions. Conference supporters include Pall Aerospace, the British pilot union the PPU, Air Canada Pilot Association (ACPA), Australian Federation of Air Pilots(AFAP), Australian International Pilots Association (AIPA), Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) - the largest flight attendant union in the world and Stirling University.

The conference is endorsed by: Collegium Ramazzini, International Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology IJPC-SE, and the European Sealing Association.

18 April 2017

Professor Hans-Joachim Woitowitz awarded The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Emeritus Fellow Professor Hans-Joachim Woitowitz has been awarded The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
This is the highest tribute the Federal Republic of Germany can pay to individuals for services to the nation for achievements in the political, economic, social or intellectual realm and for all kinds of outstanding services to the nation in the field of social, charitable or philanthropic work. Professor Woitowitz has been a distinguished member of the Collegium Ramazzini since 1987 and received the The Ramazzini Award in 2006 for his important contributions to the prevention of occupational diseases.

13 March 2017

EU Reporter calls IARC and the Ramazzini Institute of Bologna

Fellow Fiorella Belpoggi shares an article published in the EU Reporter which characterizes both IARC and the Ramazzini Institute as"rare bright spots for global collaboration" at a time when it seems as if the very idea of cross-border co-operation and international collective effort is under fire in both Europe and the United States. Read article here.

9 December 2016

Asbestos: Still a global menace > recent cover story in Chemical and Engineering News

Fellow Mary Wolff recommends the November 2016 cover story in the journal of the American Chemical Society Asbestos: Still a global menace, Chemical and Engineering News, Volume 94 Issue 47 | pp. 28-31.

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