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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Keynote Presentations

Speaker:Dr. Lesley Rushton (Imperial College, London, UK)-The Global Burden of Occupational Diseases and Marc Schenker (UC Davis, Davis, California, USA)-Challenges in Studying immigrants and Occupational Health
Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 8:30-10:00AM
Location: Salon A-3 & 4

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Mini-Symposium I: What Has Molecular Epidemiology Really Brought to Occupational Health

Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 10:30-11:45AM
Location: Salon A-3 & 4
Chair: Roel Vermeulen(Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Time Presentations
10:30am Nat Rothman The contribution of molecular epidemiology to studying occupational disease: some accomplishments to date and opportunities for future (#0431)
10:45am Roel Vermeulen Can exposure-response curves based on molecular epidemiology data inform the exposure-response curve? (#0432)
11:00am Manolis Kogevinas Individual variability, from candidate G*E to GEWIS (#0430)
11:15am Lan Qing Elucidating mechanisms using comparative molecular epidemiology: Immunologic alterations in workers exposed to trichloroethylene and formaldehyde. (#0442)
11:30am Michele Carugno Is the future in epigenetics? (#0436)
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Cancer-1

Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 10:30-12:00PM
Location: Salon A-5
Chairs: Debra Silverman (NCI, Bethesda, MD, USA) and Dana Loomis (IARC, Lyon, France)

Time Presentation
10:30am David Coggon Upper airways cancer, myeloid leukaemia and other cancers in chemical workers exposed to formaldehyde (#0044)
10:45am Tania Carreón Bladder cancer incidence among workers exposed to o-toluidine, aniline and nitrobenzene at a rubber chemical manufacturing plant (#0094)
11:00am Jonathan Hofmann Farm exposures, allergy symptoms and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the Agricultural Health Study (#0105)
11:15am Eve Bourgkard Mortality study among Paris sewage workers (#0111)
11:30am Francesca Mattei Occupational exposure to chlorinated solvents and lung cancer: results from the ICARE study (#0139)
11:45am Lorenza Bertú Sinonasal cancers: is intestinal type adenocarcinoma the only related to occupational exposures? Results from an Italian case-control study. (#0169)
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Musculoskeletal Disorders-1

Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 10:30-12:00PM
Location: Lake Erie-8th Floor
Chairs: Heather Lipscomb (Duke University, Durham, NC, USA) and Poul Frost (Danish Ramazzini Centre, Aarhus, Denmark)

Time Presentation
10:30am Emily Sparer Patterns of Site-Employment of Construction Workers On and Off Commercial Construction Sites in New England and the Relationship to Musculoskeletal Pain (#0056)
10:45am Subas Neupane Multi-site musculoskeletal pain and physical working conditions as predictors of sickness absence due to musculoskeletal diagnoses (#0028)
11:00am Eléonore Herquelot Incidence of knee pain and its work-related risk factors in a large working population (#0063)
11:15am David Coggon Occupational exposure to hand-transmitted vibration and risk of Dupuytren’s contracture (#0068)
11:30am Stephanie Barnhart Lower-extremity musculoskeletal discomfort and fatigue in automotive assembly workers (#0072)
11:45am Tine Steen Rubak Risk of total hip replacement in relationship to cumulative exposures in the work environment (#0140)
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Methodological and Analytical Issues

Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 10:30-12:00PM
Location: Lake Huron-8th Floor
Chairs: Kyle Steenland (Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA) and Gary Marsh (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

Time Presentation
10:30am Nicola Cherry Correction for reporting bias: the importance of stratum specific estimates. (#0042)
10:45am Katie Applebaum Exposure-related comorbidities in occupational epidemiology: should we be using competing risks and multistate models? (#0404)
11:00am David Richardson Matching and Counter-Matching on Propensity Scores in Nested Case-Control Studies (#0097)
11:15am Andreas Neophytou Marginal Structural Models in Occupational Epidemiology: An Application in the US Aluminum industry. (#0223)
11:30am Laura Scott An assessment of the impact of misclassification error on an estimate of effect for occupational exposure to TCDD-contaminated chemicals and ischemic heart disease (#0313)
11:45am David Richardson Marginal structural models for risk or prevalence ratios and differences (#0096)
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Exposure Assessment-1

Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 10:30-12:00PM
Location: Lake Michigan-8th Floor
Chairs: Melissa C. Friesen (Bethesda, MD, USA) and David McLean (Massey University, New Zealand)

Time Presentation
10:30am Sara De Matteis A new, efficient web-based tool to collect and code lifetime job histories in large population-based studies: the COPD project in the UK Biobank cohort. (#0154)
10:45am Sa Liu Particle size distribution in aluminum manufacturing facilities (#0060)
11:00am Jenna Armstrong Examining multiple exposure pathways of beryllium using mixed and structural equation moding techniques. (#0079)
11:15am Elizabeth Noth Approaches to developing exposure estimates that reflect temporal trends in total particulate matter in aluminum smelters (#0122)
11:30am Marie Houot Prevalence of exposure to some occupational carcinogens in France: evolution between 1999 and 2007 (#0135)
11:45am Beate Pesch Modelling of occupational exposure to hexavalent chromium (#0149)
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Psychosocial Factors-1

Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 10:30-12:00PM
Location: Lake Ontario-8th Floor
Chairs: Leon Guo(Taipei, Taiwan) and Thomas Lund (Herning, Denmark)

Time Presentation
10:30am John Violanti Associations of stress, anxiety, and resiliency in police work (#0037)
10:45am John Meyer Association of occupational trajectories with alcohol use disorders in a longitudinal national survey (#0055)
11:00am Richard Kwok The NIEHS GuLF STUDY: Mental Health Symptoms Among Participants Involved in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Clean-up (#0217)
11:15am James Cone Chronic Probable Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Police Registrants in the World Trade Center Health Registry Ten Years after 9/11/01 (#0429)
11:30am Hélène Sultan-Taïeb The use of epidemiologic data to evaluate the economic burden of occupational risks: modelling the cost of diseases attributable to job strain in France. (#0157)
11:45pm Weishan Chin Job strain and burnout among nurses working in different healthcare setting (#0163)
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Mini-Symposium II: Dynamics of Exposure and Disease

Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 1:00-2:30PM
Location: Salon A-3 & 4
Chairs: Jelle Vlaanderen and Roel Vermeulen (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Time Presentation
1:00pm Roel Vermeulen Rational for choosing exposure metrics; a short history (#0367)
1:15pm Jelle Vlaanderen Disentangling the effect of exposure duration, intensity, and time since exposure in studies of chronic health (#0368)
1:30pm David Richardson Protracting exposures [Part of a mini-symposium titled'Dynamics of exposure and disease] (#0376)
1:45pm Marc Chadeau-Hyam Dynamics of Exposure and Disease Progression: The Use of Compartmental Models - M. Chadeau-Hyam (#0380)
2:00pm Kyle Steenland Marginal structural models to account for time-varying confounding variable and the health worker survivor effect (#0363)
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Cancer-2

Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 1:00-2:30PM
Location: Salon A-5
Chairs: Paul Demers (Toronto, Canada) and Laura Beane Freeman (Bethesda, MD, USA)

Time Presentation
1:00pm Bruce Alexander Lung Cancer Risk among Minnesota Taconite Mining Workers (#0198)
1:15pm Dario Consonni Lung cancer risk among bricklayers in a pooled analysis of case-control studies (#0205)
1:30pm Sara De Matteis Interaction between genetic and occupational factors in lung cancer etiology. A population-based case-control study. (#0259)
1:45pm Linda Dell Evaluation of Cumulative Exposure to Carbon Black and Lung Cancer Risk among US Carbon Black Workers (#0320)
2:00pm Bryan Bassig Occupational exposure to benzene and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in a population-based cohort study of Chinese women in Shanghai (#0324)
2:15pm Dana Loomis The contribution of occupational studies to the identification of carcinogens in the IARC Monographs and how to further improve it (#0333)
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Respiratory Diseases (non-malignant)-1

Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 1:00-2:30PM
Location: Lake Erie-8th Floor
Chairs: Dick Heederick (Utrecht, the Netherlands) and Lee Petsonk (Morgantown, WV, USA)

Time Presentation
1:00pm Jeremy Beach Sensitization to rats and mice among laboratory staff and researchers (#0021)
1:15pm Ellen Eisen Lung Function Improvement Is Sustained After Work Cessation In Shanghai Cotton And Silk Textile Workers (#0031)
1:30pm Alysha Meyers Nonmalignant Disease Mortality Among Styrene, Fiberglass, and Wood Dust Exposed Workers in the Reinforced Plastic Boatbuilding Industry (#0117)
1:45pm Pascal Wild Respiratory effects of an exposure to wheat dust among grain workers and farmers: a longitudinal study (#0150)
2:00pm Marie Houot Use of a prediction model of asthma with antiasthma drug claims for epidemiological surveillance of asthma in self-employed workers in France (#0155)
2:15pm Matthias Möhner The impact of respirable dust and respirable quartz on pulmonary function - results of a longitudinal study (#0202)
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Shiftwork

Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 1:00-2:30PM
Location: Lake Huron-8th Floor
Chairs: Beth Whelan (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) and Kurt Straif (Lyon, France)

Time Presentation
1:00pm Manolis Kogevinas Colorectal cancer risk and shift work in a population-based case-control study in Spain (MCC-Spain) (#0058)
1:15pm Shelly Lap Ah Tse Long-term nightshift work and breast cancer risk in Hong Kong women: results update (#0076)
1:30pm Christina Lawson Shift work, long working hours, and physical labor in relation to menstrual function: the Nurses' Health Study 3 (#0119)
1:45pm Johnni Hansen Night shiftwork and breast cancer survival in Danish women (#0200)
2:00pm Helene Tilma Vistisen Night work and breast cancer risk among women in the public Danish health care sector - a short-term follow up of a large scale population (#0222)
2:15pm Thomas Erren Shift-work and cancer research: developing a quantitative approach to assess chronodisruption (#0434)
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Exposure Assessment-2

Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 1:15-2:30PM
Location: Lake Michigan-8th Floor
Chairs: Margaret Quinn (Lowell, MA, USA) and Patricia Stewart (Arlington, VA, USA)

Time Presentation
1:15pm Tim Driscoll Prevalence of occupational exposure to lead in Australia (#0162)
1:30pm David McLean Metagenomic detection of bacteria in aerosol samples in animal slaughterhouses to develop exposure profiles for an epidemiological analysis (#0164)
1:45pm Morten Vejs Willert Grouping strategies for exposure assessment of the psychosocial work environment (#0173)
2:00pm Anjoeka Pronk Carbon nanotube exposure assessment for a study on early biological effects; the CANTES study (#0195)
2:15pm Melissa Friesen Using machine learning to efficiently use multiple experts to assign occupational lead exposure estimates in a case-control study (#0199)
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Immigrant Workers

Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 1:00-2:30PM
Location: Lake Ontario-8th Floor
Chairs: Marc Schenker (Davis, California, USA) and Fernando Benavides (Barcelona, Spain)

Time Presentation
1:00pm Alison Reid Prevalence of exposure to occupational carcinogens among ethnic minority workers in Australia (#0134)
1:15pm Jennifer Cavallari Cleaning tasks and respiratory, dermatological and musculoskeletal symptoms among custodians using traditional and green cleaners (#0120)
1:30pm Alison Reid Work related mortality and hospital admissions among migrant workers in Australia, 1991-2010. (#0129)
1:45pm Ann Olsson Challenges to occupational cancer epidemiology in Qatar (#0365)
2:00pm Noah Seixas Work Intensity, Injury, Stress and Pain Among Commercial Janitors (#0051)
2:15pm Alison Reid Taking risks and survival jobs: foreign-born workers and work-related injuries in Australia (#0131)
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Injuries & Violence-1

Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Salon A-5
Chairs: Tara Hartley(Morgantown, WV, USA) and Lisa Pompeii (Houston, TX, USA)

Time Presentation
4:00pm David Coggon Problems of vision, hearing and balance and risks of workplace injury (#0066)
4:15pm David Kriebel Preventing needlesticks and other sharps injuries to home care aides: results of a survey to identify hazards during home visits (#0289)
4:30pm Margaret Quinn Quantifying Hazardous Occupational Exposures and Injuries in Home Care: Results from the Safe Home Care Survey (#0317)
4:45pm Hester Lipscomb 20 years ( 1989-2008) of direct costs associated with falls from height among union carpenters, Washington State, USA (#0344)
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Intervention Studies & Prevention

Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Lake Erie-8th Floor
Chairs: Lisa Brosseau (Chicago, Illinois, USA) and Xiuwen Sue Dong (Silver Spring, MD, USA)

Time Presentation
4:00pm Christopher McLeod Evaluation of an audit-based occupational health and safety recognition program on firm work-injury rates in British Columbia, Canada (#0418)
4:15pm Manuel Cifuentes Barriers and Facilitators of Supplying a Treadmill Workstation to Office Workers: usability, safety, comfort, and productivity. A qualitative study. (#0235)
4:30pm Frank Bochmann Reduction of occupational accidents: Evidence based prevention and the Prevention Index (PI-TOP) (#0106)
4:45pm Kim McLeod The Injury Prevention Effects of Regulatory Workplace Safety Inspections in British Columbia, Canada from 2001 to 2011 (#0424)
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Kidney Disease

Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 4:00-4:45pm
Location: Lake Huron-8th Floor
Chair: Kyle Steenland (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Time Presentation
4:00pm Catharina Wesseling Mesoamerican nephropathy in Costa Rica: Geographical distribution and time trends of chronic kidney disease mortality between 1970 and 2012 (#0204)
4:15pm Kyle Steenland Renal disease incidence among 58,000 male workers with blood lead measurements (#0362)
4:30pm Jennifer Crowe Repeated pre and post-shift urinalyses show kidney dysfunction among Costa Rican sugarcane cutters exposed to heat stress (#0401)
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Dermal Effects

Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Lake Michigan-8th Floor
Chair: Malcolm Sim (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Time Presentation
4:00pm Michael Humann Characterization of Wet Work and Glove Use in Healthcare Occupations (#0108)
4:15pm Cheryl Peters Solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure levels and sun protection behaviours in outdoor workers in British Columbia, Canada (#0211)
4:30pm Patricia Stewart The NIEHS GuLF STUDY: Questionnaire Results and Use of Job Exposure Matrices to Link Inhalation and Dermal Exposure Estimates to Study Subjects (#0305)
4:45pm Milan Tucek Pressure pain sensitivity and stress (#218)
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Neurologic Disorders

Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 4:15-5:00pm
Location: Lake Ontario-8th Floor
Chair: Malcolm Sim (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Time Presentation
4:15pm Yeon-Soon Ahn Nervous System Disease among Korean Workers Exposed to Manganese (#0088)
4:30pm Rita Bast-Pettersen Alcohol consumption as a confounder in neurobehavioral studies of neurotoxicants (#0187)
4:45pm Brad Racette Inducible nitric oxide synthase gene methylation and parkinsonism in manganese-exposed welders (#0239)
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Social Event: Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise

Cost: $70.
Limited space – only 175 conference participants.
Time: Wednesday, June 25th, 5:00-9:00PM*
Location: 8th Street Entrance

Architecture Cruise Architecture Cruise

Chicago's First Leading Lady Cruises is the official cruise line with the Chicago Architecture Foundation and is proud to present the official Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise, which showcases Chicago's world renowned city architecture with style, class and comfort. Learn about the architecture and design of over 50 buildings as described by CAF-Certified Volunteer Docents/Guides. Register now.

* Windy City Limousine buses will board at 5:00pm at the 8th Street entrance of the Hilton Hotel.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25

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 7:00am - 5:00pm on Wednesday, June 25.

Program at a Glance

All events are located at or departing from 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. Lesley Rushton (Imperial College, London, UK)-The Global Burden of Occupational Diseases
Dr. Marc Schenker - Challenges in studying immigrants and occupational health

10:00-10:30AM Coffee Break Foyer Salon A-3
10:30-12:00PM PARALLEL SESSIONS
10:30-11:45AM
Mini-Symposium I: What Has Molecular Epidemiology Really Brought to Occupational Health
Salon A-3 &4
10:30-12:00PM
Cancer-1
Salon A-5
10:30-12:00PM
Musculoskeletal Disorders-1
Lake Erie-8th Floor
10:30-12:00PM
Methodological and Analytical Issues
Lake Huron-8th Floor
10:30-12:00PM
Exposure Assessment-1
Lake Michigan-8th Floor
10:30-12:00PM
Psychosocial Factors-1
Lake Ontario-8th Floor
12:00-1:00PM Lunch Break Foyer Salon A-3
1:00-2:30PM PARALLEL SESSIONS
1:00-2:30PM
Mini-Symposium II: Dynamics of Exposure and Disease
Salon A-3 &4
1:00-2:30PM
Cancer-2
Salon A-5
1:00-2:30PM
Respiratory Diseases (non-malignant)-1
Lake Erie-8th Floor
1:00-2:30PM
Shiftwork
Lake Huron-8th Floor
1:15-2:30PM
Exposure Assessment-2
Lake Michigan-8th Floor
1:00-2:30PM
Immigrant Workers
Lake Ontario-8th Floor
2:30-4:00PM
Posters I & Coffee
Salon A-1&2
Categories:

Biomarkers
Cancer
Cardiovascular
Exposure Assessment
Injuries & Violence
Intervention Studies & Prevention
Methodological and Analytic Issues
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Neurological Disorders
Other
Psychosocial Factors
Respiratory Diseases

4:00-5:00PM Parallel Sessions
4:00-5:00PM
Injuries & Violence-1
Salon A-5
4:00-5:00PM
Intervention Studies & Prevention
Lake Erie-8th Floor
4:00-4:45PM
Kidney Disease
Lake Huron-8th Floor
4:00-5:00PM
Dermal Effects
Lake Michigan-8th Floor
4:15-5:00PM
Neurologic Disorders
Lake Ontario-8th Floor
5:00-9:00PM*
Social Event: Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise
5:00-9:00PM*

Cost: $70
Limited space – only 175 conference participants.

Architecture Cruise Architecture Cruise

Chicago's First Leading Lady Cruises is the official cruise line with the Chicago Architecture Foundation and is proud to present the official Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise, which showcases Chicago's world renowned city architecture with style, class and comfort. Learn about the architecture and design of over 50 buildings as described by CAF-Certified Volunteer Docents/Guides. Register now.

* Windy City Limousine buses will board at 5:00pm at the 8th Street entrance of the Hilton Hotel.

8th Street Entrance