Archives For: 2011


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2011 Dalla Lana School of Public Health Student-Led Conference

The 4th annual Dalla Lana School of Public Health student-led conference is entitled “Public Health 2.0: Exploring Innovative and Participatory Technologies.” It will be held September 23, 2011 at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and is free of charge. For more information on the conference, visit the website.

Partners in Prevention Forum North 2011 Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show

The Partners in Prevention Forum North 2011 Health and Safety Conference and Trade Show will be held November 1-2, 2011, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and is the largest health and safety event in Northwestern Ontario. For more information on the conference, visit the Forum North website.

23rd International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Conference

The 23rd ISEE conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain, September 13-16, 2011. The conference will focus on sustainable transport and health, the impact of climate change, and in utero and early life exposures and their health effects in later life. For more information, visit the conference website.

22nd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health

EPICOH 2011 will be held September 7-9 in Oxford, England. The conference covers all areas of epidemiology and is aimed at epidemiologists, statisticians, physicians, industrial hygienists, regulators, and other occupational health scientists. More information on EPICOH 2011 can be found on the conference website.

IARC classifies radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans

In May 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) hosted a Working Group meeting of 31 scientists to discuss the health risks associated with exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs). As a result, IARC and the World Health Organization have classified EMFs as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). Link to the IARC …

Occupational cancer surveillance using the 1991-2006 Canadian census mortality & cancer cohort

The goal of this project is to identify occupations, industries, or exposures that lead to an increased risk of cancer, by using a database containing information from the 1991 long form census linked to the Canadian Cancer Registry data.

Surveillance of occupational cancer risks through linkage of WSIB claims to the Ontario Cancer Registry

The goal of this project is to develop a new way to monitor and measure workplace risk factors for cancer, by linking occupation and industry data to the Ontario Cancer registry via records of WSIB claims.

Review of Canadian studies that have measured exposure to workplace carcinogens

Significance: There is a large body of research on occupational exposures in Canadian workplaces, but there is no central repository for this information. Having a database in which information from different studies could be collected and analyzed would allow researchers to identify overexposed worker populations, find gaps in the research, and build up background knowledge …

The history of occupational cancer research in Ontario (1950-2010)

Significance: This project will provide a comprehensive analysis, from a historical perspective, of the development of occupational cancer research in Ontario.  It will provide insights into the role Ontario has played in occupational cancer research and how, as a result of its long and rich history, the province is strategically placed to be a leader …

New OCRC article: Exposure to multiple pesticides and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Researchers from the OCRC recently published a study on the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma imparted by exposure to multiple pesticides. The article, “Exposure to multiple pesticides and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in men from six Canadian provinces,” is found here.

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