Chemical Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease

Chemical Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease

27th – 29th of April 2021
Online course

About this course

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.

This course has been accepted as a theoretical course (15 hours) demanded in the medical specialist education in the training programs of occupational health services at the University of Helsinki in Finland. The acceptance is valid for the specialist training programs at the Faculty of Medicine of all Finnish universities.

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

Price information

The price of the course is EUR 50.
It is possible to pay by invoice and credit card.

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 groups

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

General course fee and cancellation information

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.

Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received by April, 9th 2021: full refund
Cancellations received by April, 10th 2021 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 leader

Merete Drevvatne Bugge

Merete Drevvatne Bugge

  • MD, PhD, National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI), NO

Course lecturers

Leonard Stockfelt

Leonard Stockfelt

  • Researcher, Arbets- och miljömedicin, Gothenburg, SE
Mark Miller

Mark Miller

  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Per Gustavsson

  • MD, Senior professor, Institute for Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, SE

Karin Broberg

  • Professor, Institute for Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, SE

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