Occupational Respiratory Diseases – Prevention and Risk Factors

Occupational respiratory diseases (asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, different pulmonary fibrosis and rhinitis) are still important and prevalent occupationally caused diseases. Prevention is the cornerstone in the treatment, and there is a strong need to disseminate current scientific knowledge in this field to occupational physicians, allergists, ENT-physicians, chest physicians and researchers in the field.

Course objectives

To disseminate current scientific knowledge about prevention and risk factors for occupational respiratory diseases to occupational physicians, allergists, chest physicians, ENT-physicians and researchers in the field.

Target group

  • Physicians
  • Residents in occupational medicine, allergology or chest medicine
  • Specialists in occupational medicine, allergology or chest medicine
  • Occupational hygienists

Course outline

  • Lectures
  • Group discussions of papers and cases
  • Poster presentations

Main topics

  • Lectures about diagnostics and epidemiology of asthma, COPD and lung fibrosis.
  • Exacerbations of asthma and COPD in relation to environment.
  • Genetic aspects.
  • Occupational risk factors for Pulmonary Fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and alveolitis.
  • Prevention of occupational asthma.

Registration deadline

September 5th 2019

Registration for the course has ended.




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 350
  • The day package II fee of EUR 230
  • Day package

    Day package I

    The day package I price is 410 EUR/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees, lunches and dinners.

    The total price of the course is EUR 850 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 350).

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

    The total price of the course is EUR 730 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 230).

    Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners.

  • Accommodation

    NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 21st –24th of October 2019 at Hotel Säröhuset, Särö, Sweden.

    To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly from the hotel through email: mail@sarohus.se using reference number 531154 (available until 12.9.2019).

    The room price for a single standard room is SEK 1445 (approx. 140 EUR )/night (including breakfast).

    The block reservation will be available until 12th of September 2019.

  • Payment info

    Cancellations received by September, 5th 2019: full refund
    Cancellations received by September, 6th 2019 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
Anna-Carin Olin
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Gothenburg
email: anna-carin.olin@amm.gu.se

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager
Morten Jakobsen
mobile: +358 40 126 3336
email: morten.jakobsen@niva.org

Course Leader


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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