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Program

(program is as of Nov 23, 2016 and subject to changes)

PRE-CONFERENCE RECEPTION:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 17:00 to 20:00

Guided tour through the Technical Museum, Mariahilferstraße 212, 1140 Vienna, 17:00 – 18:00

Welcome Reception, Austria Trend Hotel Park Royal Palace Vienna, Schlossallee 8, 1140 Vienna 18:00 – 20:00

CONFERENCE DINNER

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 18:30 - open end
Restaurant "Wiener Rathauskeller" Town Hall (10 minutes walk from the congress venue), governing mayor invitation
Rathausplatz 1
A-1010 Wien
+43 (0) 50 876-1001

www.wiener-rathauskeller.at/en

Program, September 13, 2017

Pre-Conference Workshop:

12:00 – 16:00 Prof. Dr. Kenneth A. Mundt, Secretary General Medichem
Environment and Health; Ramboll Environ, Inc. // Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Prof. Dr. Paolo Boffetta
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai // New York, USA

Three sessions "Occupational carcinogens"

  1. Introduction to epidemiological concepts and methods
  2. Causal inference and determining causation
  3. Introduction to risk assessment methods

(Separate Registration, extra costs additionally to the conference fee)

Pre-conference reception:

17:00 – 18:00 guided Tour Technical Museum Vienna, Mariahilferstraße 212, 1140 Vienna,
18:00 – 20:00 reception at the Austria Trend Hotel Park Royal Palace Vienna, Schlossallee 8, 1140 Vienna

Program, September 14, 2017

08:30 h Conference Opening

Welcome address by the president of MEDICHEM:
Dr. W. Murray Coombs, Health Director, The Dow Chemical Company // South-Africa

Welcome address by Younion – Die Daseinsgewerkschaft
Ing. Christian Meidlinger, Chairman of Younion, Vice president of the KFA

Welcome address by General Accident Insurance Company (AUVA)
Dipl. Ing. Georg Effenberger, Head of department, General Accident Insurance Company (AUVA)

Welcome address by the President of the Vienna and Austrian Medical Association (ÖÄK)
a.o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Szekeres

Morning Day 1, Thursday Sept 14, 2017:

Chairpersons of the session:
Dr. Martin Kuster
    Head Corporate Health & Biosafety Novartis Business Services // Basel/Switzerland
Dr. Dirk Pallapies
    Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance, Institute of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (IPA), Germany

Time Topic Who
  Risk classification and global burden  
09:00-09:15 Overview and introduction into the topic Prim. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Robert Winker
Head of Health- & Prevention-center at KFA, Vienna, Austria
09:15-10:00 Occupational carcinogens: approaches for hazard identification and risk assessment Prof. Dr. Paolo Boffetta
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA
10:00-10:45 The global burden of disease due to occupational carcinogens Professor Dr. Marilyn Fingerhut
Vice President ICOH, Consultant to NIOSH, Washington, USA
10:45-11:00 BREAK  
  Risk assessment lung  
11:00-11:35 Mesothelioma Biomarkers Dr. Avi Wiener
Former Director of the Occupational and Environmental Health Institute, Rambam
11:35-12:10 Risk assessment: Early detection of lung cancer in Asbestos exposed workers Prim. Dr. Barbara Machan
Medical Director of the Department for Occupational Diseases and Occupational Medicine of the Rehabilitation Clinic Tobelbad, Graz, Austria
12:10- 14:00 LUNCH  

Afternoon Day 1, Thursday Sept 14, 2017:

Chairpersons of the session:
Dr. Andreas Flückiger
    Chief Occupational Health Officer, Roche, Basel, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Kenneth A. Mundt
    Environment and Health; Ramboll Environ, Inc. // Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Time Topic Who
  Risk assessment: exposure scenarios for cancer  
14:00-14:35 Nanotechnology and cancer risk Dr. Maren-Beth Hübner
BG RCI (German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the Raw Materials and Chemical Industry), Heidelberg, Germany
14:35-15:10 Potential health effects of shift work – current evidence Dr. Dirk Pallapies
Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance, , Institute of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (IPA), Germany
15:10-15:30 BREAK  
15:30-16:05 Shift work and cancer – overwiew and BASF example Dr. Michael Nasterlack
Formerly Occupational Medicine & Health Protection at BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany
16:05-16:40 Causality for occupational cancer in fire fighters Professor Dr. Tee L. Guidotti, MD, MPH
Occupational + Environmental Health & Medicine, Washington, USA
16:40-17:00 Summary of day 1 – Announcements Dr. W. Murray Coombs
Health Director, The Dow Chemical Company // South-Africa
17:00-18:00 General Assembly Dr. W. Murray Coombs
Health Director, The Dow Chemical Company // South-Africa

Evening: 18:30 – open end: Conference Dinner: Restaurant "Wiener Rathauskeller", Town Hall, governing mayor invitation

Program, September 15, 2017

Morning, Day 2, Friday September 15, 2017:

Chairpersons of the session:
Dr. Michael Nasterlack
    Formerly Occupational Medicine & Health Protection at BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Dr. Evelyne Wohlschläger-Krenn
    Deputy Head of Health- & Prevention Center at KFA, Vienna, Austria

Time Topic Who
  Risk management: exposure scenarios for cancer  
09:00- 09:35 Management of exposure to genotoxic and carcinogenic agents in the pharma industry Dr. Andreas Flückiger
Chief Occupational Health Officer, Roche, Basel, Switzerland
09:35-10:10 Low level exposure to wood dust – introduction of an Austrian study and risk management of wood exposure Priv.-Doz. R-Ing. Dr. Georg Wultsch
Scientific Director, AMEZ - Occupational medical center, Graz, Austria, MedUni Graz, Graz, Austria
10:10- 10.45 Risk management in the Semiconductor industry Prof. Dr. Kenneth Mundt
Environment and Health; Ramboll Environ, Inc. // Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
10:45- 11:05 BREAK  

Afternoon, Day 2, Friday September 15, 2017:

Chairpersons of the session:
Prof. Dr. Michael Kundi
    Head of the Institute for Environmental hygiene, Medicine University Vienna, Austria
Dr. Hans Mooshammer
    Institute for environmental hygiene, Medicine University Vienna, Austria

Time Topic Who
Environmental carcinogenicity
11:05- 11:40 Hexachlorobenzene: Is there a carcinogenicity issue? Prof. Dr. Michael Kundi
Head of the Institute for Environmental hygiene, Medicine University Vienna, Austria
11:40- 12:15 The effects of environmental pollutants on animals and humans Dr. Avi Wiener
Former Director of the Occupational and Environmental Health Institute, Rambam
12:15- 12:50 Bladder cancer screening in an occupational cohort Dr. Thomas Bender
Associate Health Services Director & Epidemiologist at The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan, USA
12:50- 14:00 LUNCH  

Chairpersons of the session:
Prim. Dr. Erich Pospischil
    Head of the Occupational- and Social Medicine Center Mödling, Austria
OA. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Thomas Scherzer
    Health- & Prevention Center at KFA, Vienna, Austria

Free communications section from 14:00 – 17:00