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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Keynote Presentations

Authors: Dr. Eva Schernhammer (Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA)-Shiftwork and Cancer and Dr.Roel Vermeulen (Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands) - New opportunities in exposure assessment
Time: Thursday, June 26th, 8:30-10:00AM
Location: Salon A-3&4

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Mini-Symposium III: Health Effects of Working Nights and Rotating Shifts

Time: Thursday, June 26th, 10:30-11:45AM
Location: Salon A-3 &4
Chairs: Tina Lawson and Tanya Carreon (NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio)

Time Presentation
10:30am Eva Schernhammer Night shift work and Breast Cancer Risk: Good News, Bad news? (#0359)
10:45am Christina Lawson Reproductive effects of working night and rotating shifts (#0377)
11:00am Lucia Rotenburg Napping during night shift and self-reported hypertension among nursing workers (#0310)
11:15am Tania Carreón Coronary arty disease mortality among workers exposed to carbon disulfide and shift work at a chemical manufacturing plant (#0422)
11:30am Manolis Kogevinas Discussant
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Cancer-3

Time: Thursday, June 26th, 10:30-12:00PM
Location: Salon A-5
Chairs: Avima Ruder (NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio) and Johnni Hansen (Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Time Presentation
10:30am Susan Peters Parental occupational exposure to solvents and the risk of childhood brain tumours (#0340)
10:45am Linda Liao Occupational Exposure to Lead and Cancer in Two Cohort Studies of Men and Women in Shanghai, China (#0346)
11:00am George AstrakianakisPossible pro-carcinogenic effect of endotoxin on lung cancer in an extended follow-up of Shanghai women textile workers (#0347)
11:15am Yeon-Soon Ahn Cancer morbidity and mortality of inorganic lead exposed workers in Korea (#0360)
11:30am Malcolm Sim Cancer incidence and mortality in an Australian cohort of lead workers with historically collected blood lead data (#0364)
11:45pm Lynne Pinkerton Breast cancer incidence among flight attendants (#0369)
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Risk Assessment

Time: Thursday, June 26th, 10:30-12:00PM
Location: Lake Erie-8th Floor
Chairs: David Coggon (University of Southampton, Southampton, UK) and Gary Marsh (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

Time Presentation
10:30am Octavio Jiménez-Garza Gene-specific DNA methylation as a valuable tool for risk assessment: the case of occupational exposure to different VOC's in Mexican workers (#0288)
10:45am Neela Guha Using meta-data from occupational studies to inform hazard identification and cancer control: the IARC Monographs and beyond (#0314)
11:00am Leon Guo Cancer risk assessment in people highly exposed to PCBs and PCDFs based on serum concentrations 15-24 years after exposure (#0353)
11:150am Roel Vermeulen Exposure-Response Estimates for Diesel Engine Exhaust and Lung Cancer Mortality Based on Data from Three Occupational Cohorts. (#0374)
11:30am Kasper Olesen Is retirement beneficial for mental health? - A national registry-linkage study of hospital treatment for depression before and after retirement of 252,007 Danish residents (#0185)
11:45am Michele Carugno Mortality and morbidity health impact assessment of expected exposure to PM10 due to the major construction site for a large international exhibition. (#0257)
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Exposure Assessment-3

Time: Thursday, June 26th, 10:30-12:00PM
Location: Lake Huron-8th Floor
Chairs: Noah Seixas (University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA) and Beate Pesch(Institute of Ruhr University Bochum (IPA), Bochum, Germany)

Time Presentation
10:30AM Philippe Sarazin Bias in Exposure Assessment from Worst-Case Selection of Workplaces in OSHA's Integrated Management Information System Databank IMIS (#0385)
10:45AM Maria Albin Hairdressers are occupationally exposed to ortho- and meta- toluidine (#0253)
11:00AM Isabelle Baldi The PESTIMAT program: development of a crop exposure matrix for pesticide exposure assessment in agriculture (#0278)
11:15AM Javier Vila Development of a source-based approach to assessing occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields in the INTEROCC study (#0285)
11:30AM Kirsten Almberg Estimating Personal Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollutants Among On-Road Workers (#0316)
11:45AM Katharine Hammond Neurologic and reproductive effects of solvents on automotive repair workers: Assessment of Exposure for the Bay Area Solvent Study (BASS) (#0321)
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Musculoskeletal-2

Time: Thursday, June 26th, 10:30-12:00PM
Location: Lake Michigan-8th Floor
Chairs: Stephanie Barnhart (New York City, NY, USA), Marsha Love (Chicago, IL, USA), and Brad Evanoff (St. Louis, MO)

Time Presentation
10:30am Lorenza Bertú Somatising tendency, occupational strain and musculoskeletal symptoms: results from a longitudinal study among Italian nurses. (#0168)
10:45am Jason Busse Predictors of Workers' Compensation Claim Duration among Workers Disabled Due to Low Back Pain (#0182)
11:00am Poul Frost Face validity and inter-rater agreement between expert assessments of occupational mechanical exposures in a lower body job exposure matrix (#0183)
11:15am Natacha Fouquet Thoracic spinal pain prevalence in the musculoskeletal disorders surveillance network of the French Pays de la Loire region (#0188)
11:30am Andreas Holtermann Should we be concerned using self-reported measures of sitting and standing time? A cross-sectional analysis with objective field measurements in the NOMAD study (#0210)
11:45pm Susanne Wulff Svendsen Acromioclavicular joint degeneration in relation to cumulative occupational mechanical exposures: a magnetic resonance imaging study (#0215)
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Psychosocial Factors-2

Time: Thursday, June 26th, 10:30-12:00PM
Location: Lake Ontario-8th Floor
Chairs: John D Meyer (New York, NY, USA) and Sherry Baron (New York, NY, USA)

Time Presentation
10:30am Trine Nøhr Winding Do family and individual characteristics affect the experience of physical and psychosocial work environment in Danish 20/21 year olds? (#0171)
10:45am Leon Guo Prediction of mental outcomes by early conditions after occupational injuries (also to be considered for mini-symposium: Early detection and management of workers under stress) (#0193)
11:00am John Meyer Longitudinal measurement of work stressors in pregnancy (#0059)
11:15am Henrik Kolstad Risk of major depression in employees with newly-onset and repeated workplace bullying (#0264)
11:45pm Thomas Lund Mental health in childhood as risk indicator of labour market participation in young adulthood. A prospective birth cohort study. (#0142)
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Mini-Symposium IV: Quantitative Considerations in Moving Beyond the Healthy Worker Effect

Time: Thursday, June 26th, 1:00-2:15PM
Location: Salon A-3&4
Chairs: Igor Burstyn (Philadelphia, PA, USA) and J. Morel Symons (DuPont, USA)

Time Presentation
1:00pm J. Morel Symons Components of the Healthy Worker Effect with Quantification for Different Referent Comparisons (#0112)
1:15pm Jonathan Chevrier The Healthy Worker Survivor Effect Dissected: Addressing Component Parts (#0348)
1:30pm Sally Picciotto G-estimation: why does it work and what does it offer? (#0351)
1:45pm Igor Burstyn A Bayesian Approach to Account for the Healthy Worker Selection Effect (#0114)
2:00pm Peter Morfeld Counterfactuals, Quantum Mechanics, and G-Estimation: Causality Threatens Epidemiology (#0341)
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Cancer-4

Time: Thursday, June 26th, 1:00-2:15PM
Location: Salon A-5
Chairs: Mary Ward (NCI, Bethesda, MD, USA) and David McLean (Wellington, New Zealand)

Time Presentation
1:00pm Ann Olsson Pooling case-control studies for enhanced evidence on occupational risk factors in lung cancer research – the SYNERGY project (#0373)
1:15pm Damien McElvenny Mortality of a cohort of workers in Great Britain with blood lead measurements (#0375)
1:30pm Andrea t Mannetje Occupational exposure to carcinogens in New Zealand. (#0378)
1:45pm Kyle Steenland A cohort study of workers exposed to PFOA (#0427)
2:00pm Florence Guida Identification of short-term, long-term and lifelong DNA methylation markers of exposure to tobacco smoke: evidence from EPIC and NOWAC studies (#0220)
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Respiratory Diseases (non-malignant)-2

Time: Thursday, June 26th, 1:00-2:30PM
Location: Lake Ontario-8th Floor
Chairs: Robert Cohen, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA) and Malcom Sim (Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Time Presentation
1:00pm Kin Bong Hubert Lam Pre-existing health conditions and job choice among young adults in the ALSPAC cohort (#0207)
1:15pm Stella Beckman Direct exposure to metalworking fluid aerosols and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a cohort of U.S. automotive industry workers. (#0224)
1:30pm Jeff Mandel A Study of Radiographic Abnormalities in Minnesota Taconite Workers (#0330)
1:45pm Dong-Hee Koh The relationship between welding fume exposure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in shipyard welders in Korea (#0371)
2:00pm Karl-Christian Nordby Prospective monitoring of exposure and lung function among cement production workers - is drop out from the study associated with respiratory health at inclusion? (#0406)
2:15pm Dick Heederik Exposure-response analyses for soluble platinum-salt exposed workers and sensitization: a retrospective cohort study among newly exposed workers using routinely collected surveillance data (#0428)
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Agricultural Hazards & Pesticides

Time: Thursday, June 26th, 1:00-2:30PM
Location: Lake Erie-8th Floor
Chair: Rima Habib (American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon)

Time Presentation
1:00pm Gabriella Andreotti Pesticide use and relative telomere length in the Agricultural Health Study (#0127)
1:15pm Claire Bossard Surveillance of mortality by suicide among French farmers (#0145)
1:30pm Laura Beane Freeman Occupational use of insecticides, fungicides and fumigants and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma in the Agricultural Health Study (#0286)
1:45pm Isabelle Baldi Pesticide exposure during re-entry tasks and harvesting in vineyards: results of the pestexpo program (#0345)
2:00pm Lina Lander Non-fatal agricultural injuries: Surveillances in the Midwestern United States (#0354)
2:15pm Lützen Portengen Separating within- and between-group exposure effects in a panel study on pesticide use and early biological effects in the Corn Farmers study. (#0411)
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Asbestos & Silica

Time: Thursday, June 26th, 1:00-2:15PM
Location: Lake Huron-8th Floor
Chairs: Alison Reid (The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia) and Nicola Cherry (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

Time Presentation
1:00pm Kowit Nambunmee Serum Heme Oxygenase-1 Level in Silicosis Patients and Stone Mortar and Pestle Production Workers (#0397)
1:15pm Lap Ah Tse Joint association of smoking and silica dust with lung cancer risk: a population-based case-referent study in Hong Kong men (#0048)
1:30pm Bengt Järvholm Time of exposure and risk of asbestos related lung cancer (#0054)
1:45pm Enzo Merler The lung burden of Asbestos Fibres (AF) and Asbestos Bodies (AB) and the risk of mesothelioma (MM) for exposures ceased 30 years ago. (#0203)
2:00pm Pernilla Wiebert Cancer, mortality and acute myocardial infarction in workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica dust at a Swedish porcelain factory (#0225)
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New Methods for Estimating the Burden of Disease

Time: Thursday, June 26th, 1:00-2:15PM
Location: Lake Michigan-8th Floor
Chairs: Paul Demers (Occupational Cancer Research Centre, Toronto, Canada) and Tim Driscoll (Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Time Presentation
1:00pm Tim Driscoll Holes in the burden estimates - some can be filled, some maybe not (#0256)
1:15pm Sally Hutchings Estimating the burden of occupational cancer taking into account age (#0261)
1:30pm Lin Fritschi The lifetime risk approach to estimating the burden of occupational cancer (#0357)
1:45pm Paul Demers Incorporating more detailed exposure assessment with quantitative estimates is assessing the burden of occupational cancer (#0402)
2:00pm Joanne Kim Burden of cancer attributable to occupational diesel engine exhaust exposure in Canada (#0309)
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Reproductive/Developmental Effects

Time: Thursday, June 26th, 4:00-5:00PM
Location: Salon A-3&4
Chairs: Marie Pedersen (Barcelona, Spain) and Mary Turyk (Chicago, USA)

Time Presentation
4:00pm Jacqueline Halliday-Bell Pregnancy Outcomes for Women Employed as Hairdressers, Cosmetologists and Laboratory Workers-Systematic Review of the Literature and Data- analysis of Finnish Maternity Birth Registry. (#0086)
4:15pm Candice Johnson Occupational risk factors for endometriosis among flight attendants (#0113)
4:30pm Inah Kim Increased risk of spontaneous abortion and menstrual aberrations in female workers in semiconductor industry, South Korea (#0133)
4:45pm Elizabeth Whelan Spontaneous Abortion in Flight Attendants (#0389)
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Return to Work/Work Capability

Time: Thursday, June 26th, 4:00–4:45PM
Location: Salon A-5
Chair: Thomas Lund (Herning, Denmark)

Time Presentation
4:00pm Monica Ubalde-Lopez Multimorbidity and previous sickness absence episodes are determinants of incidence and duration of future episodes. (#0095)
4:15pm Ieva Reine Personal assistance - a prerequisite to work for persons with substantial and permanent disability? (#0107)
4:30pm Mette Lausten Hansen Predictors of sickness absence in pregnancy- a Danish cohort study (#0156)
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Injuries & Violence-2

Time: Thursday, June 26th, 4:00–5:00PM
Location: Lake Michigan-8th Floor
Chairs: David Kriebel (Lowell, MA, USA) and Linda Forst (Chicago, USA)

Time Presentation
4:00pm Xiuwen Sue Dong Job exposures, health behaviors, and work-related injuries among young construction workers in the United States: a 12-year follow-up study (#0355)
4:15pm Lisa Pompeii The Management of Patient/Visitor (Type II) Violence by the Hospital Unit Nurse Managers and Staff (#0412)
4:30pm Lisa Pompeii Violence perpetrated by hospital patients and visitors (type II) against “sitters” (#0413)
4:45pm Janessa Graves Occupational injuries among child laborers: Preliminary results from a study of the brick manufacturing industry in four countries (#0419)
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Potpourri

Time: Thursday, June 26th, 4:00–5:00PM
Location: Lake Huron-8th Floor
Chairs: Terri Schnorr (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Angela Pesatori (Milan, Italy)

Time Presentation
4:00pm Yogindra Samant Epidemiological Surveillance of Work-Related Injuries in Norway: An Enduring Challenge (#0212)
4:15pm Junhee Cho Perceived Workplace Discrimination and Self Rated Health in the Chilean Workforce (#0228)
4:30pm Monica Ubalde-Lopez A holistic approach to calculating a multimorbidity score: the usefulness of multi-correspondence analysis. (#0012)
4:45pm France Labrèche The usefulness of compensation statistics to detect heat-related health outcomes in a temperate climate: the experience of Quebec (#0322)
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Physical Hazards-1

Time: Thursday, June 26th, 4:00–5:00PM
Location: Lake Ontario-8th Floor
Chairs: George Astrakianakis (Vancouver, BC, Canada) and Javier Vila (Barcelona, Spain)

Time Presentation
4:00pm Linda Cantley Contribution of noise exposure and noise-induced hearing loss to risk of acute occupational injury (#0074)
4:15pm Tom Sorahan Magnetic field exposures and brain tumour and leukaemia risks in UK electricity generation and transmission workers, 1973-2010 (#0090)
4:45pm Eric Samson Mortality profile of the French cohort of uranium processing workers (#0184)
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THURSDAY, JUNE 26

Registration Hours

The Registration and Help Table (located in the lobby of Stevens Salon A-3 to the right near the ramp) will be open 7:30am - 5:00pm on Thursday, June 26.

Program at a Glance

All events except the Gala are located at the Chicago Hilton Hotel, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago.

Click on the session titles below to view additional details.

8:30-10:00AM
Keynote Presentation
Salon A-3 & 4

Dr. Eva Schernhammer (Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA)-Shiftwork and Cancer
Dr.Roel Vermeulen (Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands) - New opportunities in exposure assessment

10:00-10:30AM Coffee Break Foyer Salon A-3
10:30-12:00PM PARALLEL SESSIONS
10:30-11:45AM
Mini-Symposium III: Health Effects of Working Nights and Rotating Shifts
Salon A-3 &4
10:30-12:00PM
Cancer-3
Salon A-5
10:30-12:00PM
Risk Assessment
Lake Erie-8th Floor
10:30-12:00PM
Exposure Assessment-3
Lake Huron-8th Floor
10:30-12:00PM
Musculoskeletal-2
Lake Michigan-8th Floor
10:30-12:00PM
Psychosocial Factors-2
Lake Ontario-8th Floor
12:00-1:00PM Lunch Break
12:00-1:00PM EPICOH Business Meeting Salon A-5
1:00-2:30PM PARALLEL SESSIONS
1:00-2:15PM
Mini-Symposium IV: Quantitative Considerations in Moving Beyond the Healthy Worker Effect
Salon A-3&4
1:00-2:15PM
Cancer-4
Salon A-5
1:00-2:30PM
Respiratory Diseases (non-malignant)-2
Lake Ontario-8th Floor
1:00-2:30PM
Agricultural Hazards & Pesticides
Lake Erie-8th Floor
1:15-2:15PM
Asbestos & Silica
Lake Huron-8th Floor
1:00-2:15PM
New Methods for Estimating the Burden of Disease
Lake Michigan-8th Floor
2:30-4:00PM
Posters II & Coffee
Salon A-1&2
Categories:

Agricultural Hazards & Pesticides
Asbestos & Silica
Big Data
Cancer
Developing Countries
Exposure Assessment
Mining
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Physical Hazards
Psychosocial Factors
Reproductive/Developmental Effects
Risk Assessment
Shiftwork
Small Business
Solvents
Surveillance

4:00-5:00PM Parallel Sessions
4:00-5:00PM
Reproductive/Developmental Effects
Salon A-3&4
4:00-4:45PM
Return to Work/Work Capability
Salon A-5
4:00-4:45PM
Injuries & Violence-2
Lake Michigan-8th Floor
4:00-5:00PM
Potpourri
Lake Huron-8th Floor
4:00-5:00PM
Physical Hazards-1
Lake Ontario-8th Floor
7:00-11:00PM* EPICOH Gala Event Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington St.

Cost: Included in price of registration.

Chicago Cultural Center Chicago Cultural Center
7:00-7:30PM Cocktail Reception Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Room
7:30-8:30PM Dinner Preston Bradley Hall
8:30-9:00PM Award Ceremony and Keynote Presentation: Dr. David Wegman, University of Lowell, Lowell, MA, USA. Preston Bradley Hall
9:00-11:00PM Dessert and Blues Concert by Melvin Taylor GAR Room