23rd ACOH 2020

Asian Congress on Occupational Health

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. W. Kent Anger

Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, Oregon Health & Science University

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Total Workers Health of NIOSH in US

Bio
Dr. Anger is a professor in OHSU’s Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences (OIOHS) unit where is also the Associate Director for applied research. Anger also serves as Director to the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. His research focuses on three areas: applying training technologies to prevent health and safety hazards, teach job skills, improve well-being & wellness at the workplace, improve work-family balance & reduce the impact of domestic violence on the workplace; developing behaviorally-based computer training technology to teach the broadest range of populations in the workplace; and identifying & characterizing the neurotoxic effects following occupational or environmental exposures to chemicals & identifying improved biomarkers. He was the Chair of Scientific Committee on Neurotoxicology and Psychophysiology in Occupational and Environmental Health (SCNP) of ICOH.
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Prof. Seichi Horie

University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan

Presentation Title

Recent Occupational Health Policies in Japan

Bio
Prof. Seichi Horie, MD, MPH, PhD, is Professor, Health Policy and Management, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan (UOEH). He received MD and PhD in UOEH; MPH in University of California, Berkeley. He is board certified by Japan Society for Occupational Health. He is a present Board Member of ICOH after served as a National Secretary of Japan. He is the Vice Chairman of Occupational Health Committee of Japan Medical Association, an Associate Member of Science Council of Japan and a Fellow of Collegium Ramazzini. He completed occupational medicine residency at University of California, San Francisco, worked as a full-time occupational physician of a steel works in Tokyo Metropolitan Area. He has been promoting research on the prevention of heat-related illnesses and health impairment from long working time.
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Prof. Sergio Iavicoli

Italian Workers' Compensation Authority (INAIL), Italy

Presentation Title

Global Occupational Health and Its Future Perspectives

Bio
Prof. Sergio Iavicoli, obtained his medical degree and conducted his residency in Occupational Medicine at the University of Rome (Sapienza). He earned his PhD (Occupational Health and Industrial Toxicology) at the University of Cagliari. He was Research Fellow at School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley (1995-1996).
Dr. Iavicoli is Director of the Research Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Epidemiology and Hygiene of the Italian Workers’ Compensation Authority (INAIL), a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. Since 2003, he is Secretary General of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) and President of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EAOHP) since 2012.
Dr. Iavicoli is a member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals, book series and encyclopedias, and has authored more than 700 publications, 200 of which are peer-reviewed. His research activity focuses on stress and psychosocial risk factors, innovative technologies, aging, occupational cancer, research priorities and strategies, cost effectiveness of OSH interventions, OSH policies.
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Prof. David Koh

Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam National University of Singapore, Singapore

Presentation Title

Translating Knowledge into Action - Technological Innovations in OSH

Bio
David Koh qualified in medicine in Singapore, and completed his postgraduate training in both occupational medicine and public health in Singapore and the United Kingdom. He worked in the National University of Singapore from 1985, where he was the Chair of the Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine; Director of the Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research, NUS, and founding program director of the National Preventive Medicine Residency program. In 2012, he joined the PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences of the Universiti Brunei Darussalam as its first Chair Professor of Occupational Health. He served as Assistant Vice Chancellor from 2014 to 2018, and is currently a Distinguished Professor of Occupational Health and Medicine in UBD. He is concurrently a Professor at the SSH School of Public Health, National University of Singapore.
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Prof. Chao-lin Li

Institute of Occupational Health and Poison Control, China CDC China

Presentation Title

Workplace Health Promotion in China

Bio
Prof. Li Chao-lin is from Institute of Occupational Health and Poison Control, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Prof. Li is mainly engaged in scientific research and practice in the field of occupational health, epidemiology and workplace health promotion. Prof. Li has made fruitful efforts to perfect the national occupational health legal system, and boost the occupational health promotion and occupational injuries across the industrial and mining sectors. Additionally, he also was devoted to the drafting, releasing, advocating and implementing of the Law of the People´s Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Occupational Diseases, and its attached regulations. Prof. Li organized the toxicological assessment of toxic chemicals, and the occupational disease and its injury prevention with the technical specifications, evaluation criteria, evaluation procedures, routine management, site evaluation and consultation. Participated in the negotiation and signing of the UNEP Agency Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), and formulated the National Implementation Plan(NIP)of the POPs Convention. As an occupational health expert, he exchanges with other countries such as the United States, Canada, Russia, Finland, Thailand, Brazil, South Africa, Malaysia and Singapore as well as other countries . Prof. Li serves on editorial board of many Chinese Journal of occupational health and occupational diseases, such as Occupational and Environmental Medicine journals and Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases. He has won many national and provincial prizes for scientific progress. Professor Li serves as the chairman and member of the China Health Promotion Association and China Occupational Safety and Health Association.
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Prof. Malcolm Sim

Monash Centre for Occupational & Environmental Health (MonCOEH) Monash University , Australia

Presentation Title

Translating Knowledge into Action - Technological Innovations in OSH

Bio
Malcolm Sim is an occupational physician who is Director of the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health in the School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He has considerable experience in undertaking long term studies of chronic conditions, such as cancer, respiratory disease and psychological impacts, in workers in high risk industries. He is the President-elect of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine and a past Board Member of the International Commission on Occupational Health. In 2019 Malcolm was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the Australian Honours list for significant service to occupational and environmental medicine.
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E/ Prof. Ken Takahashi

Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI), Australia University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan

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Asbestos-Related Diseases: Bridging Knowledge and Action

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E/Prof. Ken Takahashi is the Director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute, Sydney, Australia. Ken is Emeritus Professor of the University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan, and former professor of the Concord Clinical School, The University of Sydney. He has been engaged in epidemiological studies of occupational diseases in general and asbestos-related diseases (ARD) in particular. He has been leading many international cooperative efforts on asbestos/ARD including the Asian Asbestos Initiative (AAI) and consultancies for the WHO, the ILO and the UNEP. Ken is the former President of the Asian Association for Occupational Health, former Board Member of ICOH and former Executive Council Member of the Collegium Ramazzini. He is currently a designated Member of the Roster of Experts for the WHO under the International Health Regulations.
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