Go Behind the Science of Global Cancer Policies at Fall Conference

Posted August 28, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014

In the nation’s capital this October, AIHA Fall Conference attendees will focus on today’s biggest policy issues in occupational health and safety and explore ways to turn policy into action.

On Monday, Oct. 20, speakers from OSHA, NIOSH, EPA, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) will illuminate the science behind global cancer policy. Learn about each agency’s cancer policy, how and why each policy was developed, the criteria and methodologies each uses for classifying agents, their quantitative risk assessment models, their critical data and assumptions, and other important features. This will enable attendees to compare and contrast each approach.

The Global Cancer Policy session will be presented in two parts, each lasting 90 minutes. Speakers will include:

  • Paul Schulte, PhD, director of NIOSH’s education and information division
  • William G. Perry, CIH, director of OSHA’s office of risk reduction technology
  • EPA’s Vince Cogliano, who will discuss his agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
  • Kurt Straif, MD, PhD, MPH, section head of IARC Monographs, which is responsible for producing scientific reviews that identify environmental factors that can increase the risk of cancer

Space is limited and registration is nearing capacity, so don’t delay! Learn more and register today.

Reminder: Abstracts for poster presentations for Fall Conference are due no later than Sept. 15, 2014, at 5 p.m. ET. For more information or to download the submission form, visit the Fall Conference website.