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Topics and their Chairs and Speakers

With an A-List of brilliant speakers we intend to provide scientific excellence and exchange of knowledge on cutting-edge developments in all fields concerned. They will be discussing the challenges and finding solutions together with you, the participants of the 2011 International Health Event in Heidelberg, within the different topics of the MEDICHEM 2011 Theme: Occupational Health in a Changing World.

REACH - Impact on occupational and environmental health
Chair: Prof. Dr. Heidi Foth
Keynote: Dr. Gisela Stropp
"Occupational Exposure Limits and REACH"
Nanotechnology - Challenges and solutions
Chair: Prof. Dr. Dr. Uwe Heinrich
Keynote: Prof. Dr. Günter Oberdörster
"Nanotoxicology, a challenge for nanotechnology"
Invited Lectures: Prof. Dr. Dr. Uwe Heinrich
"Nanotechnology - challenges for and solutions via inhalation toxicology"

Dr. Vincent Castranova
"Responses to pulmonary exposure to nanoparticles in NIOSH animal studies"

Prof. Dr. Ken Donaldson
"Studies on the carcinogenicity of carbon nanotubes"

Prof. Dr. Andrea Hartwig
"Evaluation of nanoparticles by the German MAK Commission: Current status and reseach needs"

Dr. Thomas H. Brock
"Exposure Control: Prudent Practices at the Workplace"
Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) - Status and developments
Chair: Prof. Dr. Maged Younes
Introduction: Prof. Dr. Maged Younes
"Management of chemicals: The global context"
Keynote: Dr. William Murray Coombs
"South Africa - international conventions (ILO, REACH), local legislative framework, best practice and biological monitoring - a 25 years perspective. What can we learn from this for developing countries?"
Biomarkers - Progress in research and practical application
Chair: Dr. Heiko U. Käfferlein
Keynote: Dr. Heiko U. Käfferlein
"Aromatic amines and bladder cancer - current and future biomarkers for health preventive measures"
Toxicology - New results, emerging risks
Chair: Prof. Dr. Günter Oberdörster
Keynote: Dr. Avi Wiener
"Environmental Toxicology - new results, emerging risks"
Regulation in occupational health - Recent developments
Chair: Prof. Dr. Andrea Hartwig
Keynote: Prof. Dr. Helmut Greim
"The concept of SCOEL to set OELs"
Invited Lecture: Prof. Dr. Andrea Hartwig
"The role of expert judgement and conceptional approaches in setting OELs by the German MAK Commission"
Shift work and cancer - Current discussion
Chair: Prof. Dr. Helmut Greim
Keynote: Prof. Dr. Kurt Straif
"The carcinogenicity of shift-work - the IARC evaluation and beyond"
Invited Lecture: Dr. Michael Nasterlack
"Shiftwork and cancer - state of science and practical consequences"
Case Reports - Interesting observations in the occupational health world
Chair: Dr. Andreas Flückiger
Occupational health - Trends and evolution
Chair: Dr. Steffen Hitzeroth
Keynote: Evelyn Kortum
"A WHO perspective on healthy workplaces with a particular focus on psychosocial risks"
Invited Lecture: Dr. Steffen Hitzeroth
"Trends and recent developments in the occupational health field"
Adverse effects on employees, customers and the general public - Preventive measures
Chair: Dr. Michael Nasterlack
Keynote: Dr. Andreas Flückiger
"BG information brochure on safe work in the Pharma industry - a view from a foreign multi-national Pharma company"
Invited Lecture: Dr. Michael Nasterlack
"Chemical risk management - bringing Responsible Care to life"
Speakers of Welcome Addresses, Keynotes and Invited Lectures, Organizing and Scientific Committee
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Dr. Maren Beth-Hübner
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Thomas Birk
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Dr. Thomas H. Brock
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Dr. Vincent Castranova
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Dr. William Murray Coombs
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Prof. Dr. Ken Donaldson
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Dr. Andreas Flückiger
Foto: Prof. Dr. Heidi Foth
Prof. Dr. Heidi Foth
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Prof. Dr. Peter Frankenberg
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Prof. Dr. Helmut Greim
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Gabriele Haass
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Prof. Dr. Andrea Hartwig
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Prof. Dr. Uwe Heinrich
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Dr. Steffen Hitzeroth
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Dr. Heiko U. Käfferlein
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Dr. Matthias Kluckert
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Thomas Köhler
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Evelyn Kortum
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Dr. Michael Nasterlack
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Prof. Dr. Günter Oberdörster
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Dr. Erwin Radek
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Dr. Gerd Romanowski
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Prof. Dr. Kurt Straif
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Dr. Gisela Stropp
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Prof. Dr. Alfred M. Thiess
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Michael Vassiliadis
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Dr. Eggert Voscherau
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Dr. Harald Wellhäußer
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Dr. Avi Wiener
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Dr. Eckart Würzner
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Prof. Dr. Maged Younes