ICOH 2017 -

Pre-Conference Workshops

The conference will include workshops, organized by international specialists and opened to a limited number of attendees.

3 May 2017

Occupational Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease: Research Updates and International Collaboration

This workshop features short updates by leading research groups and provides a forum for discussion of latest research, methodological issues, identification of new research questions, and exploring international collaborations. Registration will be limited to 15-25 persons to facilitate in-depth discussion and interaction.

Els Clays
Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Andreas Holtermann
National Research Centre for the Working Environment,
Department of physical workload and musculoskeletal disorders, Copenhagen, Denmark

Niklas Krause
Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences and Dept. of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health,
Southern California NIOSH Education and Research Center, University of California Los Angeles



Cardiovascular Autonomic Nervous System: a link between occupational environment and cardiovascular health and disease

The workshop will be focused on: 1. methodologies to assess individual cardiovascular autonomic profile in clinical laboratory (short-time) and on the work-place and daily life (long-term); 2. effects of occupational exposure on cardiovascular autonomic control (noise, heat-stress, job stress and job strain, air pollution, nanoparticles); 3. cardiovascular autonomic response to shift work, night work and new irregular working schedule; 4. Syncope and orthostatic intolerance syndromes; 5 Women at work and cardiovascular autonomic response to stress and strain.

Franca Barbic
Humanitas Research Hospital, Internal Medicine and Syncope Unit, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University, Rozzano, Milano, Italy

James Victor Quinn
Department of Surgery and Emergency Medicine Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford (CA), US