The Struggle about ‘evidence’ in Occupational and Environmental Health (CFP – deadline 30 aprile 2013)

pericolo-amiantoLa quinta edizione della Conferenza internazionale “History of Occupational and Environmental Health” sarà dedicata alla formazione del concetto di rischio nei secoli passati. La conferenza si terrà a Rotterdam il 29-31 ottobre 2013. Sono attese proposte di contributi entro il 30 aprile. Di seguito il cfp completo.

5th International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health

This conference is organised by Erasmus University of Rotterdam and the Arnold Leuftink Foundation, the Netherlands, and by the Scientific Committee on History of Prevention of Occupational and Environmental Diseases of the International Commission on Occupational Healt  (ICOH). It will follow successful meetings in Rome (1998), Norrköping (2001), Birmingham (2007), and San Francisco (2010).

The central theme is: The struggle about ‘evidence’ in occupational and environmental health

The conference will span three days (29 – 31 October 2013) and includes keynote addresses by international leaders in the field, multiple panel discussions, and original abstract presentations. There will also be a pre-conference workshop (28 October 2013) on methods in historical research.

At this conference, various speakers will demonstrate how current concepts of risk and risk assessment have been shaped in the past centuries through health professionals, employers, employees, and governments. Specific topics that will be addressed:
– societal responses to evidence and the struggle between stakeholders
– the role of risk perception in shaping evidence
– the emergence of professional knowledge and practice
– formation of a professional body of knowledge and its influence on the development of professions
– coping with risk through businesses approaches such as insurance companies- the process of legislation and risk management.

The conference attracts between 150-200 health professionals and scientists who will actively share their passion and knowledge on history in occupational and environmental health. This conference is the meeting place for all those who are interested in history research and in understanding how history is continuously shaping our current discipline. Due to its informal nature, contacts are easily established and network opportunities are plentiful. Come and get to know your colleagues and peers!

Check our website for details on abstract submission and programme.
The deadline of abstract submission is Tuesday April 30, 2013.
The notification of acceptance is Friday 17 May, 2013.
Registration as early as possible is much appreciated.

The congress will be held at:
Erasmus Expo & Conference Centre, Rotterdam (at the Woudestein campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam). See

The workshop will be held at:
Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam (at the Hoboken campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam). See

Hotel accommodation: please visit <;

Conference office:
European Forum on Occupational Health (EFOH)
Piet Kroon
Tel:   +31-33-2018013

Sanne Ruseler
Tel:  +31-10-7030045



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