06 June 2018
Save the Date Reminder > Ramazzini Days 1-4 November 2018The 2018 edition of Ramazzini Days, to be held in Carpi, Italy, 1-4 November 2018.
Ground transportation will be provided from the Bologna International Airport (BLQ) and from the historical center of Bologna on Thursday 1 November. Wednesday arrivals are invited to arrange accommodations in Bologna so as to use the conference transportation from the city center the following day. Return travel should be planned for the afternoon of Sunday 4 November or Monday 5 November. Return ground transportation will be organized on both days from Carpi to BLQ and to the historical center of Bologna.Train travelers should plan on booking a connection all the way to Carpi (trains run from Modena centrale every 30 minutes). No transportation will be provided from the Bologna or Modena train stations.
Online registration for the event will open in July.
1 May 2018
8th edition Brescia Summer School on global occupational and environmental determinants of disease 16-20 JulyThe University of Brescia School of Medicine is now accepting applications for the 8th edition of its summer school program on "Global occupational and environmental determinants of disease: a multidisciplinary approach for prevention".
The course will be held from 16-20 July in Brescia, Italy. It is sponsored by the University of Brescia in collaboration with the Collegium Ramazzini, the International Commission on Occupational Health Scientific Committee on Education and Training, the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York), Rutgers School of Public Health (New Jersey), the NIOSH Education and Research Center and the Italian Society of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene. The program and application procedure may be found online at www.summerschoolunibs.org.
15 April 2018
Conference on Innovations in Population Health and Personalized Medicine, Romania 12-13 December 2018Emeritus Fellow William Au is organizing the First International Conference on Innovations in Population Health and Personalized Medicine, to be held at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Tirgu Mures, Romania 12-13 December 2018. He welcomes the contributions and participation of Ramazzini Fellows.
05 April 2018
The Use and Misuse of Bradford Hill in U.S. Tort LawFellows Carl Cranor and David Gee, together with Raymond Neutra, have published an article in Jurimetrics, the American Bar Association's Journal of Law, Science and Technology:
The Use and Misuse of Bradford Hill in U.S. Tort Law , 58 Jurimetrics J. 127-162 (2018).
In 1965 Austin Bradford Hill delivered the Presidential Address to the Royal Society of Medicine in London, England, articulating an important methodology for assisting causal inferences from epidemiological studies. This methodology has come to be utilized in civil (personal or tort) litigation by both plaintiffs and defendants and interpreted by U.S. judges, who now have enhanced duties to review scientific testimony. Unfortunately, some litigants and judges fail to understand and utilize the methodology as articulated by Hill. Importantly, his methods are more than recommendations from an important scientist; they are well anchored in probability theory providing a more solid foundation. Consequently, those who err both misapprehend his recommendations and aspects of standard probability theory. The legal import of these errors can easily disadvantage injured parties seeking legal compensation for harm. The article seeks to correct numerous errors and better guide scientists and courts who use Hill's considerations in assessing causation.