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2022 Speakers

  Friday, May 6, 2022

Exposure and Diagnostic Criteria for Occupational Diseases 

Shengli Niu, Senior Specialist on Occupational Health

Dr. Shengli Niu was trained in medicine and specialized in occupational health. He is a senior specialist in occupational health at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. He organized the updating of the ILO’s List of Occupational Diseases (revised 2010) and the development of ILO's 2022 publication on Diagnostic and exposure criteria for occupational diseases.

Exposure and Diagnostic Criteria for Occupational Diseases 

Claudio Colosio, MD, PhD, Professor of Occupational Medicine

MD, PhD, Professor of Occupational Health at the University of Milano.

Director of the Occupational Health Unit of the Santi Paolo and Carlo Hospitals of Milano and of the International Centre for Rural Health, WHO Collaborating Centre in Occupational Health.

Author of more than 150 papers published in peer reviewed journals.

Chair of the working group engaged in the preparation of the ILO Text on diagnostic and exposure criteria.

Assessing Interventions for Lifestyle and Behaviour Modification 

Roxane Gervais, Occupational Psychologist

Dr Roxane L. Gervais provides consultancy services to organisations, using an evidenced-based approach to address their work-related concerns. Her expertise in assessing occupational safety and health issues to promote safe and healthy practices, includes developing and facilitating training in the workplace, inclusive of leadership training. She is an invited speaker at conferences, has published on leadership, mental health, well-being.

Occupational COPD Update

Susan Tarlo, Physician

Susan Tarlo is a professor in the department of medicine and public health sciences at the University of Toronto and has a cross appointment at the Dalla Lana Department of Public Health. She is a respiratory physician at University Health Network and St Michael’s Hospital with a main focus on work-related asthma and respiratory allergy.

What Family Physicians Need to Know about Occupational Medicine

Andrea Furlan , Medicine

Dr. Andrea Furlan is a specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry). She is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is a Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health and Senior Scientist at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, a hospital member of UHN.

5G Myths: Concerns Known and Unknown

Frank de Vocht , MD

Frank de Vocht is a Professor in Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. He is funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research and NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West (ARC West). He obtained his PhD from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and subsequently worked at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France, and the Centre for Epidemiology/Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Manchester, before coming to Bristol. Professor de Vocht has over 140 peer-review publications broadly covering the areas of public health, exposure measurements and assessment, and radiation, environmental and occupational epidemiology. In addition to his academic research, he is also a Committee Member of the UK Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE) and of the EMF Committee of the Health Council of the Netherlands (Gezondheidsraad).


Occupational Medicine Specialists of Canada


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OMSOC is Canada’s only medical society devoted to the specialty practice of occupational medicine. OMSOC brings together occupational medicine specialists and physicians from other specialties with an interest in occupational medicine to advise on health policy, encourage discussion and collaboration amongst stakeholders with whom OMSOC’s members interact, including physicians, employers, labour groups, and other allied health professionals, and to advance the specialty practice of occupational medicine through conferences and the training of future occupational medicine specialists.

The Occupational Medicine Specialists of Canada is the recognized National Specialty Society for Occupational Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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