International Congress 7 and 8 April 2011 Amsterdam
Venue: AMC Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The ICOH SCOM International Congress in Amsterdam was dedicated to the detection of new occupational consequences of work and health. At the Program page, you can share some of the knowledge, insight, and expertise that was presented at this congress by colleagues from all over the world.

Program & Presentations

April 7th, 2011

08.30 – 09.30 Registration

Morning session 
Chair: Monique Frings-Dresen, Coronel Institute on Occupational Health, AMC / University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

09.30 – 09.40 Opening address
Monique Frings-Dresen, Coronel Institute on Occupational Health, AMC / University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

09.40 – 09.45 Helena Taskinen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

09.45 – 10.00 Introduction to the theme of the meeting
Gert van der Laan, The Netherlands Center for Occupational Diseases/Coronel Institute on Occupational Health, AMC/University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

10.00 – 10.40 Triangulated and targeted data-collection
Raymond Agius, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

10.40 – 11.20 Tracing epidemiological evidence for new work-related cardiovascular risks
Jussi Vahtera, Unit of Excellence in Psychosocial Factors, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), Finland

11.20 – 11.45 Coffee break

11.45 – 12.45 Abstract oral presentations

11.45 – 12.00 Allergic for water from the swimming pool!?! 
Harma Stenveld, dermatologist, Huid en Arbeid, The Netherlands

12.00 – 12.15 Evaluating interventions to reduce allergic contact dermatitis due to occupational latex and chromate exposure
Jill Stocks

12.15 – 12.30 Using health surveillance data for online peer-benchmarking as an educational tool to motivate participation in reporting
Raymond Agius

12.30 – 12.45 Relevance of repeated lifting tasks and high body weight in retinal detachment: results of a case-control study in myopics
Stefano Mattioli

12.45 – 13.00 Poster presentations

The scaffolding shoulder and the effect of implementation of a shoulder pad – Leo Elders

Incidence rates of surgically treated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in manual workers, non-manual workers and housewives of Tuscany, Italy – Stefano Mattioli

Confluence of occupational factors contributing to Virchow’s triad and hence thrombosis – Stefano Mattioli

Epigenetics and Hypoxic effect on working environment – Amir Radvar

Does eye injury and longstanding exposure to liquid ammonia predict carcinoma: case reports – Nurka Pranjic, Head of Occupational Health Department Faculty of Medicine University of Tuzla Univerzitetska

Search for occupational cardiovascular risk by interactive medical Avatar -Jerry Tyszkiewicz

Does the Czech Statistics of Occupational Diseases Reflect the Reality? – Daniela Pelclova

The rnv3p network, detecting new consequences of work on health – Maylis Telle-Lamberton

Identification of new and emerging occupational risks using a text mining based information system – Anjoeka Pronk

Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis in a manicurist with ethyl methacrylate: first case report – Vincent Bonneterre

Immunologic status of agricultural workers in the region of Lombardy, Northern Italy – Giulia Rabozzi

Tuberculosis and cattle breeding: the case of an eagyptian milker – Chiara Somaruga

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Afternoon session 
Chair: Claudio Colosio, Department of Occupational Health of the University of Milan, San Paolo Hospital Unit, and International Centre for Rural Health of the S. Paolo Hospita

14.00 – 14.40 Pharmacovigilance, lessons learnt
Kees van Grootheest, The Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Foundation LAREB, The Netherlands

14.40 – 15.20 Application of pharmacovigilance methods in OHS
Vincent Bonneterre, Equipe Médicine et Santé au Travail, Hôpital Michallon, CHU Grenoble, Université de Grenoble, France

15.20 – 15.40 Coffee break

15.40 – 17.10 Abstract oral presentations

Methodology

15.40 – 15.55 Best national estimates of incidence and trends of occupational and work related disease through multiple reporting schemes – Melanie Carder, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

15.55 – 16.10 Registry of outpatients examined by the Norwegian occupational medicine departments – Hans M. Gravseth

16.10 – 16.25 Review on the validity of self-report to measure work-related illness – Annet Lenderink

16.25 – 16.40 OccIDEAS: an innovative tool to assess exposure for the Australian Mesothelioma Registry – Malcolm Sim

16.40 – 16.55 Surveillance programme of work-related diseases (WRD) in France – Madeleine Valenty

16.55 – 17.10 Detection of new and managing existing occupational diseases in the Finnish chain of health care – Ari Kaukiainen

Board Meeting Scientific Commitee on Occupational Medicine (SCOM)

April 8th, 2011

Day 2 Morning session
Chair: Raymond Agius, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

09.30 – 10.10 Key note lecture on Nanotechnologies and Occupational Health Kai Savolainen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, New Technologies and Risks, Helsinki, Finland

10.10 – 11.25 Abstract oral presentations

Early warning systems

Easy-to-use nano control banding to for risks related to working with nano materials: Stoffenmanager Nano Birgit van Duuren-Stuurman

10.25 – 10.40 Tracing newly occurring occupational diseases with a sentinel clinical approach: From detection to alert – Vincent Bonneterre, Equipe Médicine et Santé au Travail, Hôpital Michallon, CHU Grenoble, Université de Grenoble, France

10.40 – 10.55 Suspected clusters at workplace: a difficult challenge – Catherine Buisson

10.55 – 11.10 An ICT application for real time surveillance and prompt discovery of emerging new occupational health hazards  Pierluigi Cocco

11.10 – 11.25 Using expert functions for detection for potentially emerging occupational health problems – Laurie Faisandier

11.25 – 11.45 Coffee break

11.45 – 12.45 Abstract oral presentations

New Occupational Cancers / New Occupational Neurologic Diseases / New Occupational Infectious Diseases

11.45 – 12.00 New occupational lymphohematopoietic diseases – experience of Korea – Hye-Eun Lee

12.00 – 12.15 Neuropsychological performance among welders 
F. Kamen

12.15 – 12.30 Emerging zoonoses: the “one health Approach” – Claudio Colosio

12.30 – 12.45 Antibiotic resistant infection risks in industrial food animal production – Ellen Kovner Silbergeld

12.45 – 12.55 Poster presentations

3 cases of Non Hodgkin Lymphoma among welders exposed more than 10 years to a spray containing methylene chloride (dichloromethane) – Vincent Bonneterre

Case-report: precancerous and cancerous skin lesions limited to area in contact with epoxy resin in a man applying epoxy resin on floors – Vincent Bonneterre

Environmental and occupational clusters of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) associated with exposure to metals polishing dusts – Vincent Bonneterre

Oil leakage in aircraft: adverse effects for pilots? – Leroy de Graaf

A case of pulmonary infection to Mycobacterium fortuitum in a house painter involved in water-damaged buildings remediation -Vincent Bonneterre

Design and validation of a questionnaire for measuring hospital staff attitudes about pandemic influenza – John Harrison

Downsizing and restructuring within financial institutions following a major depression and it‘s association with sleep disturbances among employers and laid-off employers – Ásta Snorradóttir

Risk factors associated with longterm musculoskeletal pain and disability among nurses in Bosnia and Herzegovina: a cross-sectional study – Nurka Pranjic

Irritant vocal cord dysfunction and occupational bronchial asthma: differential diagnosis in a hairdresser – Fabrice Herin

Secondary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis: a case report of a mechanic involved in nondestructive testing of engine parts – Els Adams

Occupational exposure and the need for sinus surgery – Ben Nemery

Aerotoxic syndrome in two airline pilots? – Stephan Keirsbilck

Emerging Infectious Disease and Occupational Health: a Dutch approach – Monique Loo

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Afternoon session
Chair: Gerard Lasfargues

14.00 – 14.15 Aerotoxic Syndrome in aircrew and passengers: A new occupational disease?
Michael Mulder

14.15 – 14.55 Contested Occupational Diseases: from belief to evidence
Jos Verbeek, Coronel Institute/AMC Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), Finland

14.55 – 15.35 Emerging occupational lung diseases in emerging economies, Ben Nemery, Occupational, Environmental & Insurance Medicine, K.U.Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Abstract oral presentations

New work-related Psychological Disorders / Preventive strategies / New Miscellaneous Occupational Diseases

15.35 – 15.50 Dampness in primary schools: First lessons, Jos Rooyakkers

15.55 – 16.05 Iteration and evaluation of Quantative Structure Activity Relationships to identify novel occupational asthmagens, Raymond Agius, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

16.05 – 16.45 Organized in collaboration with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work: A Brief History of Occupational Disease: The Paradigm of Respiratory Illness (large file)
Paul Blanc, Professor of Medicine, endowed Chair in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Closing remarks
16.45 – 16.50 Jorma Rantanen, Finland

16.50 – 17.05 Dick Spreeuwers, The Netherlands Center for Occupational Diseases/Coronel Institute on Occupational Health, AMC/University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Click here to download the programme and abstract book of the congress as a pdf file.