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Time-schedule of talks and events at MEDICHEM 2016

(revised September 26, 2016)

Pre-conference reception:

August 31, 2016; venue Novartis Campus from 18:00 h (ST) to 22:00h

Day 1: September 1, 2016

08:30 h Opening of Meeting

Welcome address by the president of MEDICHEM:
Dr. W. Murray Coombs
Health Director
The Dow Chemical Company
South-Africa

Welcome address by Science Industries Switzerland
Dr. Beat Moser, CEO
Science-Industries
Switzerland
Welcome Address

Welcome address by the City of Basel:
The Honorable Dr. Lukas Engelberger
Regierungsrat
City of Basel
Welcome Address

Morning, Sept 1, 2016: Chairpersons of the session:

Dr. Andreas Flückiger: Chief Occupational Health Officer, Roche, Basel/Switzerland

Dr. Maren Beth-Hübner: Past Secretary General MEDICHEM, Competence Center of Hazardous Substances and Biological Agents at Work, BG RCI (German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the Raw Materials and Chemical Industry), Heidelberg/Germany

Title of session: Setting the limit: influence or recent developments on workplace health risk assessments.

Time Topic
09:15 The role of expert judgement and conceptual approaches in setting OELs by the German MAK Commission

Prof. Dr. Andrea Hartwig
President of the MAK-Commission (Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area)
Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Applied Biosciences, Department of Food Sciences and Toxicology
Karlsruhe/Germany
Presentation
09:50 Occupational Exposure Limits and REACH: Similarities and Differences of DNELs with OEL setting done e.g. by MAK

Dr. Gisela Stropp
Chairperson of the subcommittee on "Hazard Risk Assessment" of the German Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances (AGS-UAIII)
Head, Product Stewardship Industrial Chemicals & Operations
Wuppertal/Germany
Due to legal reasons, the presentation is not available for publication. Please address any inquiries to the presenter directly: gisela.stropp@bayer.com
10:25 BREAK
10:40 OELs for Carcinogens with thresholds: What is new in Switzerland?

Dr. Michael Koller
Secretary of the Swiss MAK-Kommission/Swiss Accident Insurance Fund (SUVA)
Lucerne/Switzerland
Presentation
11:05 OELs and Sensation: Irritation or Odor as basis for an OEL; do's and don't's

Dr. rer. nat. Kirsten Sucker
Dipl.Psych.
Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance, Institute of Ruhr University Bochum (IPA)
Bochum/Germany
Presentation
11:40 How can Occupational Toxicology support Quality: OEL and Permitted Daily Exposure of Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Ester Lovsin-Barle, ERT
Head Center of Excellence Health Hazard Assessment
Novartis NBS
Basel/Switzerland
Presentation
12:15 LUNCH

Afternoon Day 1, Sept 1, 2016: Chairpersons of sessions A/B:

PD Dr. Georg Bauer: Head, Department Public & Organizational Health, Institute for Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention, University of Zurich, Zurich/Switzerland

Dr. Martin Riegger: Occupational physician BASF Switzerland, Kaisten/Switzerland

Title of session A: Psycho social factors at work: risks and potential interventions

Time Topic
14:00 Risk Assessment and Work-Life-Balance – two of a pair?

Dr. Miriam Rexroth
Department of Occupational Psychology
BG RCI (German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the Raw Materials and Chemical Industry)
Heidelberg/Germany
Presentation
14:35 Addressing psychosocial factors at work: practical approaches

PD Dr. med. DrPH Georg Bauer
Head, Department Public & Organizational Health, Institute for Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention, University of Zurich
Zürich/Switzerland
Presentation
15:10 Introduction of the stress outpatient center – a practical example for Viennese public servants

Assoc. Prof. Priv.Doz. Dr. Lukas Pezawas
Univ. Klinik f. Psychiatrie u. Psychotherapie and private practice
Medical Faculty of the University of Vienna
Vienna/Austria
Presentation
15:45 BREAK
16:00 Health and Sustainability

Tee L. Guidotti, MD, MPH, FRCPC, FFOM, FCBOM, DABT, QEP
Consultant in Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability Occupational+Environmental Health and Medicine
Presentation

Title of Session B: Regulatory update

Time Topic
16:35 The interval of the occupational physicals is longer than a year: change of regulation in Switzerland

Dr. Claudia Pletscher
Member Swiss MAK-Komission and Chief Medical Officer Occupational Medicine, Swiss Accident Insurance Fund (SUVA)
Lucerne/Switzerland
Presentation
17:10 End Day 1: Announcements
17:15 MEDICHEM General Assembly
20:00 Conference Dinner: Werk 8; Dornacherstrasse 192, 4043 Basel

Day 2: September 2, 2016

Morning:

Chairpersons of session A:

Prof. Dr. David Vernez: Director; Institute universitaire romand de Santé ou Travail, Lausanne/Switzerland

Dr. Steffen Hitzeroth: Treasurer MEDICHEM, Medical Director, Procter&Gamble, Schwalbach/Germany

Title of session A: Focus Neurotoxicity

Time Topic
08:30 What is known of Neurotoxicity: Epidemiology, size of issue; example manganese

Dr. Ken Mundt
Principal and Health Sciences Global Practice Area Leader and Director of Applied Epidemiology at Ramboll Environment and Health
Amherst, MA/USA
Presentation
09:05 Neurotoxicity tests: How to interpret data

PD Dr. Florianne Tschudi-Monnet
Group Leader of Research on Neuroinflammation
Department Physiology, University of Lausanne
Lausanne/Switzerland
Presentation
09:40 Integration of Neurotoxicity data for handling pesticides

Dr. Clive Campbell
Chief Medical Officer Syngenta
Basel/Switzerland
Presentation
10:00 BREAK

Chairpersons of session B:

Dr. Claudia Pletscher: Member Swiss MAK-Komission and Chief Medical Officer Occupational Medicine, Swiss Accident Insurance Fund (SUVA), Lucerne/Switzerland

Dr. Martin Kuster: Head Corporate Health&Biosafety, Novartis Business Services, Basel/Switzerland

Title of session B: Sustainability: Remediation of polluted chemical sites: lessons learnt

Time Topic
10:15 Remediation of polluted chemical sites: size of the problem example of Basel Region

Dr. Richard Hürzeler
Chief Remediation Officer, Roche
Basel, Switzerland
Presentation
10:50 Remediation of a small site. Lessons Learnt company perspective- Le Letten, France

Dr. Hans-Jürg Reinhart
Remediation Manager BASF Schweiz AG
Basel/Switzerland
Presentation
11:25 Remediation of a large site: Lessons Learnt from a regulators perspective-Bonfol, Jura

Jean Parrat
Industrial Hygienist at the Republic and Canton of Jura
Delémont/Switzerland
Presentation
12:00 Lunch

Afternoon, Sept 2, 2016: Open Presentations

Chairpersons of session:

Dr. Dirk Pallapies: Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance, Institute of Ruhr University Bochum (IPA), Bochum/Germany

PD Dr. Robert Winker: Head Center Health and Prevetion, Sanatorium HERA, Vienna/Austria

Title of session: Open presentations

Time Topic
13:15 VISION ZERO – The New Global Prevention Strategy of the International Social Security Association

Dipl. Biol. Volker Neumann
Institute for the Research of Hazardous Substances (IGF), BG RCI (German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the Raw Materials and Chemical Industry), Dortmund, Germany
Presentation
13:35 The Internal and External Dose Relationship Analysis in Occupational Lead Exposure Group

Prof. Dr. Fang Jin-Bin
Vice Dean Occupational Health Center
Shanghai Institute of Occupational Disease for the Chemical Industry
Presentation
13:55 Health Effects of Cobalt and Its Compounds on Humans

Dr. Liu Wu-zhong
Associate Chief Physician
Shanghai Institute of Occupational Disease for the Chemical Industry
Presentation
14:15 Monitoring results of drug product exposure during reconstitution of powder for oral solution

Dipl. Ing Cordula Meier; MAS Work and Health
Occupational Hygienist
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. in Basel, Switzerland
Presentation
14:35 Break
15:00 OVERUSE INJURIES: Occupational and/or Genetic Hazard?

Marilize Burger, PhD
Division of Exercise Science & Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Presentation
15:20 Diphoterine®, an amphoteric, polyvalent, hypertonic eye/skin chemical splash decontamination solution: 14 years updated data

Alan H. Hall, MD
Toxicology Consulting and Medical Translating Services, Azle and Springtown, Texas ; Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado-Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
Presentation
15:40 Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Neuropathy Secondary to Occupational Lead Poisoning

Wenceslao A. Kiat Jr. MD, DPSCOT, FPSCOT
Head, Comprehensive Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Service
St. Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines
Presentation
16:00 Light and ultrasturctural observations in neonatal experimental animals’ organs after "in vivo" exposure to heavy metals during gestation

Professor Elpida-Niki Emmanouil-Nikoloussi, DDS PhD, MD PhD
Professor of Histology-Embryology, School of Medicine
European University of Cyprus
Presentation
16:20 Closing of Meeting
President MEDICHEM: Dr. Murray Coombs
17:00 End of meeting