Chemical Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease

The World Health Organization HAS deemed coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, a global pandemic and confirmed cases have grown exponentially in many countries.

Experts expect confirmed cases to grow in the Nordics as well. The virus has infected hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

To help slow the spread of the virus, governments in the Nordics have suggested that large gatherings be avoided, and many companies and organisations have inflicted travel restrictions.

Therefore, we are postponing the course Chemical Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease.

We will reschedule the course and will inform you about the new dates as soon as they are set.


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is associated with several risk factors. This course will mainly focus on chemical exposure, particles and combination exposures in the working environment, while also paying attention to other risk factors connected with life style and environment. Possible disease mechanisms will be discussed, in addition to methods used in research in the field.

Course objectives

Associations between chemical exposures in workplaces and environment and prevalence of CVD will be presented, and possible explanatory mechanisms will be discussed. Relevant methods for use in research projects, including early markers for CVD, will also be covered.

Target group

  • Occupational physicians
  • Researchers with interest in workplace or environmental pollution

Main topics

  • History of pollution and CVD
  • Epidemiology of chemicals and CVD
  • Mechanisms
  • Biomarkers
  • Other risk factors than chemicals
  • Discrepancy between environmental and workplace epidemiology

Registration deadline

The registration is closed.




The price of the course consists of two parts:

1) The course fee of EUR 500 and

2) One of the following:

  • The day package I fee of EUR 430
  • The day package II fee of EUR 220
  • Day package

    Day package I

    The day package I price is 430 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees, lunches, dinners and the social program.

    The total price of the course is EUR 930 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 430).

    We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

    Day package II

    The day package II price is 220 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees and lunches.

    The total price of the course is EUR 720 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 220).

    Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

  • Accommodation

    NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 26th –28th of May 2020 at Quality Hotel Olavsgaard, Skjetten (Oslo area), Norway.

    To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation by emailing the hotel directly at Please refer to Niva group when booking the room (available until 28.4.2020).

    The room price for a single standard room is NOK 1280 (approx. EUR 130)/night (including breakfast).

    The block reservation will be available until 28th of April 2020.

  • Payment info

    Cancellations received by April, 28th 2020: full refund
    Cancellations received by April, 29th 2020 or later: no refund

    The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.

    The price is subject to minor changes.

Contact person

Course Leader
Merete Drevvatne Bugge,
MD, PhD, National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI), Norway

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager
Cecilia Weckman
mobile: +358 40 1258 748

Course venue

Quality Hotel Olavsgaard, Hvamstubben 11, 2013 SkjettenNorway

Course program

Course Leader

Merete Drevvatne Bugge


Bengt Sjögren
Leonard Stockfelt
Mark Miller

General information

Course fee and payment The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline. Travel arrangements Please refrain from booking any tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA. Accommodation For more information about accommodation options, please see the…

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