Chemical Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease

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

March 1st 2021




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 400
  • The day package II fee of EUR 210
  • Day package

    Day package I

    The day package I price is 400 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 900 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 400).

    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 210 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees and lunches.

    The total price of the course is EUR 710 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 210).

    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 27th –29th of April 2021 at Soria Moria Hotel, Oslo, 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 26.3.2021).

    The room price for a single standard room is NOK 1525 (approx. EUR 135/night, including breakfast).

    The block reservation will be available until 26th of March 2021.

  • Payment info

    Cancellations received by March, 1st 2021: full refund
    Cancellations received by March, 2nd 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 venue

Soria Moria Hotel, Voksenkollveien 60,
0790 Oslo, Norway

Course program

Course Leader

Merete Drevvatne Bugge


Leonard Stockfelt
Mark Miller
Per Gustavsson

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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