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RAMAZZINI DAYS 2013
25-27 October 2013
Carpi, Italy

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2013

17:00

Meeting of the Executive Council (EC members only)
Hotel Touring

20:00

Welcome dinner
Ristorante La Bottiglieria, Hotel Touring

SATURDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2013

9:00-12:30

Council of Fellows Statutory Session (Fellows only)
Town Hall of Carpi

12:30-13:45

Lunch
Ristorante La Bottiglieria, Hotel Touring


SCIENTIFIC SESSION I: WORK OF THE FELLOWS

co-chairs: Melissa McDiarmid, USA and Carol Rice, USA
Sala dei Mori, Palazzo dei Pio
 

14:30-15:10 ORAL COMMUNICATIONS part I
14:30-14:40 Human biomonitoring in Europe: recent developments towards more harmonized approaches
Ludwine Casteleyn (Belgium) download
14:40-14:50 Breast cancer genomics in windows of susceptibility of endocrine disruptors
Jia Chen (USA/China) download
14:50-15:00 Occupational risk factors and interventions for Bakerís allergy and asthma in South African supermarket bakeries
Mohamed Jeebhay (South Africa) download
15:00-15:10 Paradigm lost Ė silica carcinogenesis
Franklin Mirer (USA) download
15:15-16:00 ATTENDED POSTER SESSION
The Perfect Storm: sustainability at a crossroads and challenges for environmental/public health education
Nicholas Ashford (USA)
Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) and the productivity trap
Martin Cherniak (USA)
A lifetime follow-up: effects of chronic OP exposure on the peripheral nervous system and corticospinal tracts
Yoram Finkelstein and Elihu Richter (Israel)
New aspects of occupational health in the construction sector
Aleksandra Fucic (Croatia)
Studying the risk for malignant mesothelioma after cessation of asbestos exposure
Bengt Jarvolm and Anders Englund (Sweden)
Cancer treatment at Mount Sinaiís World Trade Center clinic: an update
Roberto Lucchini and Michael Crane (USA)
Implementing a total worker health program through clinical integration of health protection and health promotion
Roberto Lucchini and Brian Schroeder (USA)
From Turkish physicians gassing Armenian children to Dr. Bashir Assad gassing Syrian children: a century-long exercise in counterfactual history
Elihu Richter and Yoram Finkelstein (Israel)
A Greenscreen hazard assessment approach for nanomaterials - case studies of nanosilver and nano-silica
Jennifer Sass (USA)
Responsibilities of epidemiologists in the conduct and dissemination of research in the public interest
Colin Sosklone (Canada)
Capacity building and implementing environmental health responses in low income countries
Margrit Von Braun (USA)
The informal sector: a neglected sector in occupational safety and health
Hemantha Wickramatilake (Malaysia)
16:00-16:30 ORAL COMMUNICATIONS part II
16:00-16:10 Challenges in provision of basic occupational health services in Vietnam
Diep Nguyen (Vietnam) download
16:10-16:20 Exhaled breath condensate and fractioned exhaled nitric oxide may be suitable for periodic examinations of workers exposed to nanoparticles
Daniela Pelclova (Czech Republic) download
16:20-16:30 Stress among doctors in Malaysia
Krishna Rampal (Malaysia) download
16:30-18:30 Free time

PRESENTATION OF THE RAMAZZINI AWARD AND RAMAZZINI LECTURE
Sala dei Mori, Palazzo dei Pio
 

18:45-20:00 The 2013 Ramazzini Award will be conferred upon John Froines (USA) for his outstanding career in occupational and environmental health research and advocacy, especially his pioneering work to develop the federal occupational lead and cotton dust exposure standards in the United States and his work in California that led to the recognition of diesel exhaust as a significant toxic air contaminant, preserving the health and the lives of millions. download
20:00 Social Dinner

SUNDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2013

SPECIAL RECOGNITION BY THE COLLEGIUM RAMAZZINI
Sala dei Mori, Palazzo dei Pio
 

9:00-9:30 Special Recognition given to Kathleen Ruff (Canada), Founder of RightOnCanada & Senior Advisor to the Rideau Institute for her outstanding leadership in the international effort to ban the ongoing use of asbestos.

SCIENTIFIC SESSION II:
“Occupational and environmental health and safety in a changing global economy”

Chair: Ronald Dobbin, USA

Recent global economic changes are having negative effects on occupational and environmental health. For example, increased world metal prices have led to inappropriate artisanal mining and smelting in developing countries that, in turn, have resulted in excessive worker and community exposures. Movement of production and toxic waste to lesser-developed countries, i.e. those with cheaper labor and weaker environmental and occupational health and safety regulations, from developed countries has resulted in problems in both. Increased numbers of low-wage workers in developing countries have unhealthy and unsafe working and living conditions while depleted production sites, unemployment and an unmitigated legacy of pollution are left behind in the developed countries. Workplace and environmental disasters have especially affected vulnerable women, children and immigrant workers. Case studies are presented to illustrate some of these problems including: an environmental disaster in Nigeria with the death of children from lead contamination from artisanal gold mining and the subsequent public health response; the workplace fatalities in Bangladesh with the collapse of the Rana Plaza and the series of fatal factory fires; the movement of electronic waste to developing countries from developed countries; the multiple problems of a major steel plant in Italy; and the impact of development in Mongolia.
 

9:40-10:00 Session introduction
Ronald Dobbin (USA) download
10:00-10:20 Escalating community metals poisoning due to changes in the global economy: The evolving global economy is affecting human health and the environment
Ian von Lindern (USA) download
10:20-10:40 The real global consequences of first-world environmental and occupational controls: The 2010-2013 Lead Poisoning Epidemic in Nigeria
Margrit von Braun (USA) download
10:40-11:00 Global Economic Change and its Impact on Occupational and Environmental Health in Bangladesh
Hasanat Alamgir (Bangladesh/USA)
11:00-11:30 Coffee
11:30-11:50 E-waste as a result of global economic change
Ivan Ivanov (WHO) download
11:50-12:10 Risk assessment on Taranto (Italy) integrated steel works
Giorgio Assennato (Italy) download
12:10-12:30 Health hazards arising from the global transport of goods,
Xaver Baur (Germany) download
12:30-12:50 Discussion
13:00 Conference closing
Philip Landrigan (USA)
13:30 Farewell lunch
Ristorante La Bottiglieria, Hotel Touring

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