28th International Symposium on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH)

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Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) and the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
30/08/2021 - 30/09/2021


Latest developments regarding EPICOH 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we made the difficult decision to postpone the meeting that was to be held in August/September 2020 in Montreal. Our current plan is to postpone the meeting for a year, and host the EPICOH in the second half of 2021. As we monitor the evolving pandemic situation, we will make a decision in the coming months whether EPICOH 2021 will be in-person or virtual. Our hope is that we will be able to hold an in-person meeting, as the personal interactions are one of the highlights of the meeting. However, if the situation does not allow for in-person contact, we will instead host a virtual meeting, as many other societies have done and are doing. We hope to learn from them about what the most successful strategies are for such activities. Once we decide on a format, we will be in touch with those of you who submitted an abstract or symposium to determine whether or not you wish to present your abstract. There will also be opportunities to submit new abstracts. 

In the meantime, to maintain the EPICOH connection, we are planning to hold a virtual webinar later this year. The exact dates and agenda will be forthcoming, but we are hoping to hold such an event in November or December. Our aim is to make this event free for everyone, and hope that you will join us for a few keynote presentations. We will send additional details via email, and also post them on EPICOH 2020 webpage.

We look forward to the day when we can all meet again in person!



Under the theme From the Workplace to the Population: Exposure and Prevention, this conference will promote exchanges between researchers and stakeholders from the broad field of work and health, including epidemiologists, exposure scientists, industrial hygienists, toxicologists, occupational physicians, health services specialists, public health department and health agency representatives, and policy makers. Moreover, the event has a strong commitment to engaging early-career researchers.