The history of occupational and environmental medicine is rich but has largely been relegated to passing notice or ignored altogether, even by specialists in the field. Brief summaries of occupational and environmental medical history, when they are included in reviews or more rarely still in educational curricula, have a limited focus on the biographical highlights of selected clinicians and researchers who have contributed to the development of this discipline.
The conference spanned over three days and included keynote addresses by international leaders in the field, multiple panel discussions, and original abstract presentations. There was also a pre-course half-day history methods workshop covering basic methods, archival research, oral history taking, and biographical studies.
Kjell Torén, Gothenburg, Sweden
Chair, The Conference Scientific Organizing Committee
Leslie Nickels, Washington D.C., U.S.
Chair, Scientific Committee on the History of Prevention of Occupational and Environmental Diseases of ICOH
Alfredo Menéndez-Navarro, Granada, Spain
Secretary, Scientific Committee on the History of Prevention of Occupational and Environmental Diseases of ICOH
The conference was arranged by
ICOH - International Comission on Occupational Health
and hosted by
The Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Gothenburg University
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