COST Action IS1002 – final meeting Bologna

13-14 October 2014

Venue: Giorgio Prodi Lecture Hall, Piazza San Giovanni in Monte 2, Bologna




Session Quality of surveillance data and systems
Summary of work by WG1            Chair: Annet Lenderink

  • Axel Wannag – Diseases: occupational or work-related? 
  • Jos Verbeek – The challenges in finding evidence for the prevention of occupational diseases
  • Stefania Curti – Evidence of how to improve reporting of occupational diseases   
  • Katherine Hayes Kirkland – Collecting data in the USA using the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) database and exposure codes         

Session Studying trends and evaluating interventions
Summary of work by WG2            Chair: Lode Godderis

  • Roseanne McNamee – Using surveillance data for studying trends and interventions: the importance of methodology       
  • Jill Stocks – Trends in the incidence of some occupational diseases in 10 European Countries (2000-12)
  • Jill Stocks, Lynda Bensefa-Colas, Henk van der Molen – Some evaluation of interventions in Europe using surveillance data: summary of results          
  • Discussion of WG2 themes: implications for policy and practice?
  • Invited discussants: Henk van der Molen, Pavel Urban, Pierluigi Cocco, Riitta Sauni

Session Dissemination
Summary of work by WG4            Chair: Begoña Martinez

  • Stefan Mandic-Rajcevic – Dissemination in a digital age   
  • Claudio Colosio – Special Issue   

Session Identifying new diseases
Summary of work by WG3            Chair: Gert van der Laan

  • Nicole Palmen – Occupational Health Vigilance and REACH           
  • Gerard Lasfargues – France: RNV3P Approach     
  • Annet Lenderink and Lode Godderis – Dutch/Belgium system for reporting new occupational health risks (SIGNAAL)   
  • Stefan Keirsbilck and Vincent Bonneterre – Modernet concerted approach: OccWatch       

Session Collaborative activities 
Chair: Regis de Gaudemaris

  • Melanie Carder – Overview of existing registries in participating countries (WG1+WG2).    
  • Riitta Sauni – Level of evidence needed to define the occupational origin of a disease        
  • Malcolm Sim – Occupational etiology: 50 years after Hill’s criteria             
  • Maylis Telle-Lamberton – Signal detection within trends on occupational diseases: undergoing work
  • Roseanne McNamee, Jill Stocks, Madeleine Valenty, Sabira Smaili – Active vs passive data collection for incidence and trends: a comparison from MCP, France        

Session Future/broader perspectives
Presentations and discussion on future activities  Chair: Riitta Sauni

  • Stefano Mattioli – Plans for the future: WG1 and collaboration with other WGs    
  • Jill Stocks, Roseanne McNamee – New and future work arising from the MODERNET collaboration WG2         
  • Vincent Bonneterre – Way forward. Detection and handling of new emerging risks: what can we do for Europe? 

Key-note lecture:

Prof. dr. Swen Malte John – “Prevention: Lessons learned from occupational dermatoses”             

Final Assessment Panel

DC Rapporteur, COST Office Science Officer, and 1 or 2 external assessors            

  • Raymond Agius – Presentation Action overall       
  • Annet Lenderink – Presentation Management of Action   
  • Stefano Mattioli – Presentation WG1      
  • Roseanne McNamee – Presentation WG2             
  • Vincent Bonneterre – Presentation WG3 
  • Claudio Colosio – Presentation WG4        
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