Occupational Hazards and Reproductive Health

Reproductive health receives much attention in the general population, especially relative to conditions that may impact negatively on fertility and pregnancy. Even if most inhabitants of reproductive age hold a job in the Nordic countries, we know little about the work environment relative to reproductive function and the topic does not receive much attention by the work authorities.

This course has been accepted as a theoretical course (20 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.

Course objectives

This course aims to update knowledge on occupational reproductive health hazards required for understanding and preventing risks to pregnancy and fertility, as well as providing insight into the possibilities for further study within this field. Adverse pregnancy outcomes owing to exposures during pregnancy are main topics at the course, together with male and female fertility, developmental disorders, and long-term effects of pre- and perinatal exposures. The course will focus on assessment, identification and management of occupational risks to reproductive health, interpretation and use of research data in risk assessment, and on a range of chemical, physical, and psychosocial risk factors. Risk communication and legislation and policies to protect workers' reproductive health will also be addressed, and we will discuss factors that predict absence from work.

Target group

Occupational health and safety professionals, occupational physicians, researchers, PhD-students and prevention personnel

Course outline

The course will use a mixture of lectures, team and individual exercises and literature discussions.

Main topics

How to:

  • assess and manage occupational risks to reproductive health
  • use and interpret epidemiologic and animal research data in risk assessment
  • identify specific chemical, physical, biological, and psychosocial exposures that imply potential risks to reproductive health – and absence from work
  • interpret and use the legislation and policies to protect workers' reproductive health
  • search for toxicological data regarding developmental and reproductive toxicity
  • conduct research in reproductive health relative to the occupational settings, including new directions and possibilities

Registration deadline

February 8th, 2018

The registration has closed.

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Price

The total 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 590 or
The day package II fee of EUR 380

  • Day package

    Day package I

    The day package I price is EUR 590/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees, lunches and two dinners.

    The total price of the course is EUR 1090 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 590).

     

    Day package II

    The day package II price is EUR 380/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees and lunches.

    The total price of the course is EUR 880 (course fee EUR 500 + day package II fee EUR 380).
    Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners.

     

    The prices are subject to minor changes.

  • Accommodation

    NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 16th - 19th of April 2018 at Quality Hotel View, Malmö, Sweden.

    To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly from the hotel via email to the address: q.view@choice.se, using the booking code 2110GR008476.

    The room price for a single standard room is SEK 1295 / night (including breakfast and VAT).

    The block reservation will be available until 14th of February 2018, so we recommend you make a reservation as soon as possible.

  • Payment info

    Cancellation and refund policy

    Cancellations received by February 8th 2018: full refund
    Cancellations received after February 8th 2018: no refund

    The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.
    The invoice will be sent to you by e-mail.

    The prices are subject to minor changes.

     

Contact person

Course Leaders
Karin Sørig Hougaard
National Research Centre for the Working Environment
email: ksh@nrcwe.dk

Lars Rylander
Lund University
email: lars.rylander@med.lu.se

Project Manager
Katja Pekkarinen
NIVA
mobile: +358 43 824 1698
email: katja.pekkarinen@niva.org

Course venue

Background

Reproductive health receives much attention in the general population, especially relative to conditions that may impact negatively on fertility and pregnancy. Even if most inhabitants of reproductive age hold a job in the Nordic countries, we know little about the work environment relative to reproductive function and the topic does…

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Course Leaders

Karin Sørig Hougaard 1
Lars Rylander

Lecturers

Camilla Sandal Sejbæk
Jenny Selander
Jens Peter Bonde
Karl-Cristian Nordby
Kristina Mattsson
Luise Mølenberg Begtrup
Paula Hammer
Petter Kristensen

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 Fore more information about accommodation options please see the…

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