PROGRAM Modernet Congress Milan 2023


9:00 Welcoming and registration

9.15-9.30: Opening ceremony

Opening Lectures
9.30-10.00 Claudio Colosio: New and emerging occupational risks and diseases: a never-ending story and
the role of Modernet Network

10.00- 10.30: Fabrizio Maria Gobba: Electromagnetic fields: occupational exposure and adverse effects risks in workers. Twenty-five years of research at the Chair of Occupational Medicine at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Coffee Break (10.30-11.00)

11:00 – 13:00 New and emerging risks and diseases in agriculture, with a specific focus on biological agents

Chairs: Vincent Bonneterre, Gert van der Laan

11:15Gert van der LaanNew and emerging work-related diseases in agricultural workers
11:00Kirsi KoskelaOccupational infectious diseases among farmers and agricultural workers in Finland in 2005-2020
11:30Ville OjanenUtilization of vocational rehabilitation for occupational diseases among farmers and agricultural workers in Finland in 2005-2020
11:45Alkis PiliafasOccupational exposure to pesticides and Parkinson’s diseases: a debate still open
12:00Vincent Bonneterre Using medico-administrative big-data to monitor the occupational determinants of diseases: illustration from the agricultural scheme (update of the TRACTOR Project)
12:15Marcella MauroAllergies and musculoskeletal disorders in beekeepers and exposure to inhalant compounds
12:30Open debate

Lunch (13:00-14:30)

14:30 – 17:30 Old and new occupational risks

Chairs: Malcolm Sim, Fabrizio Maria Gobba

14:30 MasonSilicosis
14:45Malcolm SimSilicosis prevalence, risk factors, mental health and evaluation of screening methods in a cohort of artificial stone benchtop workers
15:00Andrea MarganOccupational exposure to silica dust in Slovenia is grossly underestimated
15:15Vladimíra LipšováPotential cognitive and psychosocial risks of robotisation and digitalisation of work
15:30Laura Maria AntonangeliFatal accidents at work: data from the analysis of autopsies over the past 20 years
15:45Stefania CurtiAsbestos exposure and cholangiocarcinoma: findings from epidemiological studies
16:00Zhyldyz KurzhunbaevaAsbestos exposure of the general population in a non-banned Asian country
16:15Open debate

Social tour around Milan (17:00 – 19:00)

Social dinner (19:30 – 22:30)


9:30 – 11:30 Early Detection of Occupational Diseases: methods and evidence

Chairs: Claudio Colosio, Henk van der Molen

09:30Nicole PalmenThe expert group New and Emerging Risks of Chemicals; a Dutch success story
09:45Henk van der MolenUse of the Potential Impact Fraction to estimate the benefit of a preventive measure for the low back and knee among floor layers in the Netherlands
10:00Federico Maria RubinoOccupational hazards and risk management in academic research: an emerging working population with unusual scenario
10:15Eva OugierAllergic reaction to psyllium: an emerging risk for food industry workers
10:30Matthew GittinsExcess zeros in Work-Related Ill-Health Surveillance Schemes: Improving modelling of ‘condition’ specific incidence trends.
10:45Alenka FrankoWorkability and sense of coherence among nurses
11:00Open debate

11:30 – 12:30 Solar radiation exposure and other workers’ health risks in the climate change scenario

Chair: Francesca Larese Filon

11:30Carlo GrandiOccupational exposure to solar radiation and outdoor work in the climate-changing scenario
11:45Francesca Larese FilonNon-melanoma skin cancer: occupational and behavioral factors
12:00Alberto ModeneseLong-term ocular exposure to solar radiation and adverse effects in outdoor workers
12:15Open debate

Lunch (12:30 – 13:45)

14:00 – 16:30 Occupational health and the post COVID-19 era


15:00Loren ZelicNavigating New Health Risks: Sentinel Cases and Work-related Ill Health in the post-COVID-19 Era
14:15Luca Cegolon SARS-CoV-2 re-infections in health care workers, 1 March 2020-31 January 2023
14:30Narges GhoroubiOccupational Class Differences in Self-reported COVID-19 Symptoms in France: Contribution of Work-related Exposures to SARS-CoV-2
14:45Maylis Telle-LambertonContamination with SARS-CoV2 according to occupation: the COMETE study, results from Paris region
15:15Emilie CounilMonitoring Covid-19 deaths by occupation in the active population in France: a feasibility study
15:30Open debate

Coffee Break (15:30-16:00)

16.00-17.00: Business meeting of the Modernet network and decision regarding the next congress



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