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24 Sep - "The Contribution of Occupational Epidemiology to Prevention of Environmentally-Related Cancers and Neurological Disorders" Lecture by Harvey Checkoway, University of California at San Diego, USA

The visit of Harvey Checkoway is organised in collaboration with Paolo Boffetta from the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences.

Sep 24, 2019 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM

Where Sala Rossa, Palazzo Marchesini, via Marsala 26, Bologna (first floor)

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Occupational epidemiology research has been highly influential in characterizing etiologic relations between environmental exposures and risks for cancers and neurological disorders experienced by workers and the general population. Workers throughout the world often represent the “high dose groups” of the general population. As such, the findings often have important implications for environmental policies that can lead to disease prevention. This lecture will describe the advantages and limitations of the various study designs and approaches to exposure assessment that are applied in occupational epidemiology. Illustrative examples will be epidemiologic studies of: silica and lung cancer; endotoxin and various cancers; welding fume metals and parkinsonism; and, ultraviolet radiation and multiple sclerosis.