X2012, the 7th International Conference on the Science of Exposure Assessment

Posted on December 1, 2011

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Because one cannot spam enough, some additional information about the X2012 conference this summer in Edinburgh (and which i am c0-organizing):

BOHS is hosting X2012, the 7th International Conference on the Science of Exposure Assessment.

This four day international conference will bring together the leading experts who have been instrumental in the development of the science of occupational exposure assessment over the last decades.

There is still time to submit your abstract by visiting, www.x2012.org/call-for-abstracts/ by 10th January 2012 papers around the key themes are welcomed:

•             Nanotechnology

•             Exposure modelling

•             Application of novel monitoring methods, including use of mobile phone technology

•             Exposome/epigenetics studies

•             Exposure assessment in clean-up activities (eg the Deepwater Horizon oil spill)

•             Application of GIS and other tools for occupational exposure assessment

•             Measurement strategies for epidemiological studies

•             Dermal and inadvertent ingestion exposure

•             Non-chemical exposures (noise, EMF, work posture, psychosocial factors)

•             Exposure assessment in developing countries

•             Cumulative/aggregate exposure assessment

The opening address has now been confirmed as John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the US Department of Health and Human Services, the 7th International Conference on the Science of Exposure Assessment (X2012) at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh, from 2nd to 5th July 2012.

Dr Howard also serves as the Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program, and was first appointed NIOSH Director in 2002 and served until 2008. In 2008 and 2009, he worked as a consultant with the US Government’s Afghanistan Health Initiative before returning to his NIOSH role.

Other distinguished keynote speakers are, with the topics of their lecture in brackets:

Dr Melissa Friesen, National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA (on advancements in exposure assessment for general population occupational epidemiology studies);

Dr Roel Vermeulen, Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS) at Utrecht University; and Public Health department at the University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands (on the role of ~omics technology in exposure assessment);

Dr Erik Tielemans, TNO, the Netherlands (on advances in exposure modelling);

Dr Dhimiter Bello, Department of Work Environment at the University of Massachusetts (on exposure assessment for nanomaterials);

Prof Richard Wakeford, Visiting Professor in Epidemiology at the Dalton Nuclear Institute of The University of Manchester, UK (on exposure assessment following catastrophic events, the example of Fukishima) .

X2012 is now open for booking to take advantage of the Early Bird discount rate book now via, http://www.bohs.org/X2012/

There will be an ECETOC X2012 Young Scientist Award for the best poster or oral contribution at X2012, further details, including an eligibility check, can be found via the abstract submission link, www.x2012.org/call-for-abstracts/.

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