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Monday 24 September 2018

Session 1 – Keynote

Multipollutant models for etiologic research: a closer look. Lützen Portengen, Netherlands

Session 2a – Modelling

Using semi-continuous models to account for possible true zeros in left-censored data: Applicaiton to OSHA laboratory measurements. Melissa Friesen
Modelling of exposure to inhalable and respirable welding fumes at German workplaces. Benjamin Kendzia
After the darkness comes the light. How macro-economic developments affect personl exposure to respirable dust and quartz. Hans Kromhout
SOCcer 2.0: An improved computer algorithm to code free-text job descriptions to standardized occupation classification codes. Melissa Friesen

Session 2b – Sampling Methods

Biological monitoring of inorganic mercury – can the kidney burden be estimated? Gerd Sällsten
Advancements in Laser-Ablation ICP-MS for Hair as a Biomarker of Past Exposures. Boris Reiss
Oxidative stress and epigenetic changes in workers exposed to a complex mixture of solvents and ultra-fine particles. Matteo Creta
What sampling method to apply for the occupational exposure assessment to bioburden in Portuguese bakeries? Carla Viegas

Session 3a – Dermal

The development and application of a scenario–based test protocol for dermal exposure assessment in HAZMAT incidents. Leigh Thredgold
Laboratory validation and field assessment of petroleum laboratory technicians’ dermal exposure to crude oil using a wipe sampling method. Karen Galea
Evaluating glyphosate exposures among amenity horticulturists using biomonitoring, dermal and inadvertent ingestion exposure assessment methods. Kate Jones
Systematic analysis of dermal exposure to hazardous chemical agents at the workplace: outcomes of the SysDEA project. Suzanne Spaan

Session 3b – Nano

Exposure Assessment and Control of Nanoparticles during 3D printing. Chungsik Yoon
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) production from airborne cement nanoparticles with or without UV exposure. Kiattisak Batsungnoen
Predicting Occupational Exposures to Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers based on Workplace Determinants Modeling. Matthew Dahm
Measurement of dustiness of bulk materials that contain or release nano-objects or submicrometer particles using the rotating drum. Delphine Bard

Session 4a – Biomonitoring

Human Biomonitoring of urinary Bisphenol S – Method development and results of a pilot study among German adults. Michael Bader
Diisocyanate-lysine conjugates in urine samples of diisocyanate exposed workers. Laura Kenny
Toxicokinetics of the fungicide tebuconazole following oral and dermal administration in a human volunteer study. Arné Oerlemans
Intrusion of chlorinated hydrocarbons from an environmental contamination by dry cleaning. Measurement of indoor air quality and biomonitoring by analysis of end-exhaled air. Paul Scheepers

Session 4b – Reach

A case study evaluating the risk assessment approach of the REACH legislation using exposure models and calculated risk characterization ratios. Hakan Tinnerberg
The development of the mechanistic model underpinning the dermal Advanced REACH Tool (dART). Henk Goede
The Dermal Advanced Reach Tool (daRT): a Bayesian model for dermal exposure assessment. Kevin McNally
Risk management measures & their impact on occupational exposure levels to hazardous substances – A review. Susann Wothe

Session 5 – Keynote

HBM4EU – Coordinating and Advancing Human Biomonitoring in Europe. Andre Conrad, Germany

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Session 6a – Exposure Assessment Modelling

Exposure modelling in a cohort of Swedish hard metal production workers. Håkan Westberg
Diesel exhaust exposure during farming activities: statistical modeling of continuous black carbon concentrations. Jean-François Sauvé
Assessment and assignment of exposure to asbestos for an industrial cohort of chrysotile miners and processors. Hans Kromhout
Occupational exposure to flame retardants among Canadian e-waste dismantlers. Victoria Arrandale
Development of an “Individual Expert Assessment Framework” for former miners, in Ontario Canada, exposed to McIntyre Powder. Kevin Hedges

Session 6b – Pesticides

What is the validity of surrogate measures of occupational pesticide exposure used in epidemiological studies? Ioannis Basinas
Application of an algorithm to quantitatively estimate non-occupational pesticide exposure intensity for spouses in the Agricultural Health Study. Nicole Deziel
Exposure assessments methods in studies of occupational exposure to pesticides the last 25 years: a systematic review. Johan Ohlander
Wind ramping as an indicator of occupational and bystander illness from pesticide drift in Washington State. Edward Kasner

Session 7 – Keynote

The role of surrogate exposure measures in environmental exposure assessment. Nicole Cardello Deziel, US

Session 8a – Epidemiology Methods

Developing a framework to review exposure assessment quality in epidemiological cancer studies evaluated for the IARC Monographs. Amy Hall
Source-specific decision rules to assign historical occupational lead exposure in a population-based case-control study. Melissa Friesen
Evaluating Health Consequences of Non-standard Employment: How Do We Assess Exposure? Trevor Peckham
Exposure Assessment in a Pooled Nested Case-Control Study or how we checked the exposure data was ok to pool. Deborah Glass
Retrospective occupational exposure assessment to chemicals in case-control studies in the general population – past, present, and future. Calvin Ge

Session 8b – VOC/Healthcare

Characterizing respiratory irritant exposures from cleaning and disinfecting in home care. Margaret Quinn
Modeling the Determinants of Real-Time Total Volatile Organic Compound (TVOC) Exposure in Healthcare Settings. Abbas Virji
Improvement of work practices for safe use of formaldehyde in a university-based anatomy teaching and research facility. Paul Scheepers
Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Among Nail Technicians in Toronto, Canada. Victoria Arrandale
Understanding indoor human inhalation exposures to TCE from vapour intrusion. Leonid Turczynowicz

Session 9 – Keynote

Employment quality. A forgotten determinant of workers’ health and well-being? Christophe Vanroelen, Belgium

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Session 10a – Building Knowledge

Performance of respirators, masks and ad hoc cloth materials used to protect against inhaling volcanic ash. Susanne Steinle
Health Interventions in Volcanic Eruptions – wearability assessment of selected respiratory protection following the recurrent eruption of Mt. Sinabung, North Sumatera. Karen Galea
Building knowledge on risk control of hazardous substances in Vietnam. Koen Verbist
Validation of a pesticide exposure algorithm for small-scale, middle-income farmers in Zarcero, Costa Rica. Hans Kramhout

Session 10b – Physical Hazards

Solar ultraviolet radiation exposure among outdoor workers in three Canadian provinces. Cheryl Peters
A Danish Job Exposure Matrix (JEM) of daylight exposure. Anne Vested
Diet, physical activity and daylight exposure patterns in rotating night-shift workers and controls. Jelle Vlaanderen
Organ-specific integrative exposure assessment for radio-frequency electromagnetic fields: general population exposure and dose contribution of various sources. Roel Vermeulen

Session 11 – Keynote

Exposure Science methods and Challenges for Developing Countries. Saloshni Naidoo, South Africa

Session 12a – Futures

Collecting Subject-Reported Information on Intermittent Agricultural Activities Using Smartphones. Pabitra Josse
The future of occupational exposure modelling: new opportunities provided by sensor data. Henk Goede
The use of NMR for targeted metabolomics in manganese exposure studies. Marissa Baker
Statistical models to explore the exposome: from OMICs profiling to ‘mechanome’ characterization. Roel Vermeulen

Session 12b – Biological Agents

Toward establishing standard methods for personal sampling of viable and non-viable bioaerosols: A review. Stephen Larson
Exposure assessment to mycotoxins – Challenges and approaches to follow. Susana Viegas
Characterization of variability in endotoxin and glucan exposure in Iowa farmers. Jean-François Sauvé
Exposure assessment to azole resistant mycobiota. A demand in high load occupational environments. Liliana Caetano

Session 13 – Keynote

The internal and external occupational exposome, a perspective on challenges and applications. Rob Stierum, Netherlands