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RAMAZZINI DAYS 2008
“New Chemicals, Nanotechnology and Health Protection:
Confronting the Challenges of the 21st Century”
25-26 October 2008
Carpi, Italy

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2008

17:00

Meeting of the Executive Council (closed session)
Hotel Touring

20:00

Welcome dinner
Ristorante B&B, Hotel Touring

SATURDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2008

9:00-12:30

Council of Fellows Statutory Session (closed session)
Town Hall of Carpi

12:30-13:45

Lunch catered onsite
Sala dei Cervi, Palazzo dei Pio

14:00-15:00

Session I: Chemical Toxicity Assessment/Beyond REACH
Sala delle Vedute, Palazzo dei Pio

14:00-14:20

Transplacental and developmental genotoxicology: complex dynamics of carcinogenesis

 

Dr. Aleksandra Fucic, Croatia download

14:20-14:40

The IARC Monographs: some recent evaluations of occupational carcinogens

 

Dr. Kurt Straif, France download

14:40-15:00

Discussion

15:00-15:45

Session II: Work of the Fellows Presentations
Sala delle Vedute, Palazzo dei Pio

15:00-15:15

Estimating the prevalence of clinical manganism from a cascaded screening process in a South African ferromanganese smelter

 

Prof. Jonathan Myers, South Africa download

15:15-15:30

Breast cancer and hormonal intake among Egyptian females

 

Dr. Wagida Anwar, Egypt download

15:30-15:45

A new classification of occupational diseases and health promotion: advancing the agenda in Mexico’s multi-sector institutional context

 

Dr. Carlos Santos-Burgoa, Mexico

15:45-16:15

Work of the Fellows Poster Session A with coffee

16:15-18:00

Free time

18:00-20:00

Presentation of the Ramazzini Awards and Ramazzini Lectures
Sala delle Vedute, Palazzo dei Pio

 

The 2008 Ramazzini Awards will be conferred upon
Prof. Massimo Crespi, Italy
"Cancer epidemiology in a changing world"download
Prof. Bernard Goldstein, USA
"Benzene: challenges at the interface between environmental and occupational health" download

20:00

Social dinner
Ristorante I Portici

SUNDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2008

9:30-12:30

Session III:Nanotechnology
Sala delle Vedute, Palazzo dei Pio

9:30-9:45

Introduction by Dr. Phil Landrigan

9:45-10:25

Keynote address on Nanotechnology and Public Policy

 

Dr. Kenneth Keller, USA/Italy, Director of the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Bologna Center; Professor of Science, Technology and Public Policy at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota. download

10:25-10:45

The anticipated spectrum of human disease from exposure to novel nanoparticles

 

Prof. Vyvyan Howard, UK download

10:45-11:15

Work of the Fellows Poster Session B with coffee

11:15-11:45

Health surveillance and fitness for work decision of workers exposed to new chemicals (nanoparticles) and new physical hazards (MSF-MRI) requires an ethical analysis

 

Prof. Giuliano Franco, Italy download

11:45-12:05

Assessing in vitro responses of murine splenocytes to dansyl-siloxane nanoparticles through flow cytometric methods

 

Prof. Ellen Silbergeld, USA download

12:05-12:30
Discussion
12:30

Conference closing

13:00

Farewell lunch
Ristorante B&B, Hotel Touring


 

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