Thursday 20 October 2016

9.00 – 9.30 Reception and registration

9.30 – 9.45 Welcome and opening the meeting Lode Godderis

09.45 – 11.15 Nanoparticles: exposure and biomonitoring in the workplace Chair: Daniela Pelclova


Gerard Lasfargues

Anses and overview of activities on nanomaterials


Pierluigi Cocco (Marcello Campagna)

Environmental exposure to ultrafine particles in Southern Sardinia, Italy: a pilot study of residential exposure nearby and inside a military airport.


Caroline Marie Desvergne

Methodological developments towards biomarkers of exposure and effects to nanoparticles


Francesca Larese

Skin exposure to nanoparticles

11.00 – 11.45 Coffee break

11.45 – 13.00 Nanoparticles: workers’ health issues          Chair: Gerard Lasfargues


Dhimiter Bello

Chronic upper airway inflammation and oxidative stress following nanoparticle exposures in photocopier operators


Malcolm Sim

Immunological and Respiratory Effects among Workers Who Handle Engineered Nanoparticles at work


Véronique Chamel Mossuz

Evaluation of nanoparticles exposure and their respiratory impact among airport workers – Focus on exposure assessment using exhaled breath condensate


Daniela Pelclova:

Workers exposed to (nano)TiO2 have elevated markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in the exhaled breath condensate

 12.45 – 13.45 Lunch break

13.45 – 15.15 Big data, systems and trends           Chair: Vincent Bonneterre


Claudio Colosio

Health surveillance of workers: A pilot study on the status of application of the Directive 89/301 CE in EU


Delphine Rieutort

Use of French medico-administrative databases for hypothesis generation regarding occupational risks in agriculture


Henk van der Molen

Missing values in estimates of incidence occupational diseases: learning from data of Dutch construction workers


Annemarie Money

The relationship between age and the reported incidence of work-related ill-health


Dominique Bicout

Ranking occupational contexts and non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

15.00 – 15.45 Coffee break

15.45 – 16.45 Modernet Annual meeting               Chair: Lode Godderis

17.45 leaving with public transport to Metro station and walking tour to Vltava embankment for boat tour and dinner 

Friday 21 October 2016

8.30 – 9.00 Reception and registration

9.00 – 10.45 Sentinel and alert systems   Chair: Raymond Agius


Jelena Bakusic

Review on sentinel and alert systems to identify new and emerging work-related diseases


Annet Lenderink

Creating a bibliographic reference base for new and emerging occupational health risks


Begoña Martínez-Jarreta

Early warning systems to detect new and emerging work-related risks and diseases in Spain


Chiara Foresti

Internationalizing SIGNAAL: the Italian version in pilot phase


Nicole Palmen

Early warning systems to detect new and emerging risks, e.g. cancer, in Europe


Gert van der Laan

Strengthening the Occupational Health Expertise and Scientific Performance of Public Health Institution of Turkey ESPrIT (H2020 Twinning Project)


Saou-Hsing Liou

Biomonitoring of exposure and health effects in nanomaterials workers: Updated status of nano-epidemiology

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 12.30 (New) Occupational Diseases          Chair: Gert van der Laan


Melanie Carder

The use of a Job Exposure Matrix to refine national estimates of the incidence of occupational asthma.


Jill Stocks

A survival analysis of vibration-related occupational disease and implications for evaluating interventions


Pierluigi Cocco

Sleep disorders in shift-workers and drivers: an occupational and environmental health concern


Riitta Sauni     

Pulmonary inflammation in foundry workers


Dick Spreeuwers

Occupational Diseases caused by Hexavalent Chromium Exposure


Philip J Landrigan

Children’s Environmental Health: The Problem and the Solution

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 14.30 Discussion on collaboration

14.30 – 15.00 Closing session, summarizing Lode Godderis


1 Anila Bello: Exposures to Reactive Chemical Resins in Construction: Developing Data-Driven Interventions

2 Dhimiter Bello: Occupational exposures to nanoparticles along the life cycle of nano-enabled products: A decade of research in perspective

3 Melanie Carder:  Work-related long-latency respiratory disease in Great Britain: 1996 to 2014

4 Zanna Martinsone: Occupational exposure of nano-scale oil mist/spray in the metalworking industry

5 Stefano Mattioli: The Italian network MAREL and new occupational diseases

6 Henk van der Molen: Occupational disease guidelines for signalling and prevention of occupational diseases: two examples for lumbar herniated disc disease and stress related disorders

7 Cristina  Pavan: Revisiting the physico-chemical causes of the pathogenicity of silica with synthetic quartz crystals: crystallinity versus surface disorder.

8 Daniela Pelclova: Are nanoTiO2 sunscreens useful to prevent oxidative stress caused by UV irradiation?

9 Marek Varga: Mycobacterium abscessus – rare occupational disease. A Case Report

10  Exposome approach on the IDEWE database for the surveillance of work-related problems