14th UK & Ireland Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Society Meeting

14th UK & Ireland Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Society Meeting

The 14th UK & Ireland Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Society annual meeting is open for abstract submissions to Monday 22 March. This is a free online meeting on the afternoons of 3 & 4 June 2021, hosted by the Centre for Environmental Health and Sustainability of the University of Leicester. The theme of the meeting is ‘Research in a Pandemic’.

We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers:

Professor Martie Van Tongeren, The University of Manchester, who will presenting on the Partnership for Research in Occupational, Transport, Environmental COVID Transmission (PROTECT) study, which is researching occupational risks for COVID-19.

Professor Paul Wilkinson, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who will be discussing the Ella Kissi-Debrah case, where the coroner directed air pollution to be listed as a cause of death on the death certificate (the first time in the UK). This has been described as a landmark decision. Prof Wilkinson was one of the expert witnesses at the inquest.

We would like to call for abstracts on new occupational and environmental epidemiological research relevant to the UK & Ireland setting, both COVID-19 and non-pandemic related. We particularly encourage work related to:

  • Public health and occupational health protection in the pandemic e.g. ventilation, novel PPE, etc.
  • Climate change. The UK is hosting the UN Climate Change conference COP26, 1st-21st November.

Abstracts up to 300 words should be submitted by email to cehs@leicester.ac.uk using the attached abstract proforma word document, by Monday 22nd March. Abstracts not on the abstract proforma will be returned.

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Key dates:

Abstract submission: Monday 22nd March, 2021

Abstract acceptance notification: 21st April 2021

Conference programme published: 30th April 2021

Registration: 31st May 2021

Scientific meeting: Thursday 3 June and Friday 4th June afternoons

 

Online social meeting: Thursday 3 June evening

 

Further details about the meeting can be found at these websites

 

Please email queries about the meeting to Hayley King at cehs@leicester.ac.uk

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Abstract proforma

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