Seminar on Indoor Air Quality and Acute Health Effects in Offices

Organizer: NIVA in collaboration with NRCWE, ICOH SC on “Indoor Air Quality and Health” and ISIAQ

The seminar will focus on the question “if and how indoor air pollutants in offices are causative of symptom development or other mechanisms are involved”. Furthermore, status about formaldehyde, ozone and ventilation will be presented together with an analysis of potential causes of deteriorated visual task performance.


Course objectives

  • To provide latest state-of-the-science-knowledge about indoor air quality and acute health effects.
  • To provide unique opportunity to discuss latest understanding of indoor air quality and adverse effects with international leading experts.

Target group

Occupational safety and public health professionals, industrial hygienists, indoor air scientists and environmental consultants working in the field of indoor air quality and health.


Course outline

The one-and-half day-symposium comprises leading experts in indoor air epidemiology, acute symptomatology, toxicology, and indoor air pollution and quality.

Registration deadline

January 21st, 2018

Registration is closed.



The total price of the seminar is EUR 220.

This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees, lunches and the evening reception on 21st of March.

  • Accommodation

    NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 21st – 22nd of March 2018 at Hotel Astoria, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly from the hotel via the hotel website, using the booking code 210318NIVA.

    The room price for a single standard room is DKK 1113 / night (including breakfast and VAT).

    The block reservation will be available until 21st of January 2018, so we recommend you make a reservation as soon as possible.

  • Payment info

    Cancellation and refund policy

    Cancellations received by January 21st 2018: full refund
    Cancellations received after January 21st 2018: no refund

    The total price of the seminar 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 leader
Peder Wolkoff
Adj Prof, senior researcher, DSc (Med), PhD, Nationl Research Centre for the Working Environment , Denmark

Project Manager
Cecilia Weckman
mobile: +358 40 1258 748

Course venue

National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE), Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Course program


Recent questionnaire studies in office-like environments during the last decades have continued to show a high prevalence of symptoms, world-wide. Surprisingly, the reporting prevalence has not decreased, despite the continuous development of lower emitting construction and consumer products and new ventilation strategies. New concerns have emerged about the influence on…

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Course Leader



Christophe van Thriel
Gunnar D. Nielsen
Gunnar Johanson
Markku Sainio
Pawel Wargocki
Torben Sigsgaard

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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