Occupational and Environmental Exposure of the Skin to Chemicals (OEESC) Conference

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16 to 18 September 2019; Pillo Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

 This is the third OEESC conference to be organised by BOHS, and the first that we will hold ‘abroad’. The organising committee were very determined to ensure that the scientific programme would appeal to occupational health practitioners keen to expand their knowledge of skin issues as well including the scientific advances in skin exposure assessments, permeation and modelling. Thanks to the response to the call for abstract submissions, we have managed (we believe) to do just that. 

We recognise that a three-day research-based conference may not fit into everyone’s schedule. Therefore we have taken the decision to run the conference around themed days. Tuesday 17 September will be focussed on Skin Health with clinical skin exposure issues to the fore, including clinical case studies, interventions for contact dermatitis and emergency response issues. There will also be a knowledge in practice session looking at the role of ‘nudging’ in changing behaviour, a large European UV project, a Canadian state-wide action plan on allergens/irritants and a review of workplace prevention activities. There will also be a discussion panel to debate risk assessment for skin health and two Keynote speakers, “Stressed out Skin, Environmental Exposure & Interventions” (Mark Birch-Machin, University of Newcastle) and Exposure & Decontamination of Casualties & Emergency Responders to Toxic Materials (Hazem Matar, University of Hertfordshire). The Tuesday session will conclude with the conference dinner, should you choose to stay the night and make the most of the networking opportunity.

You can attend the Skin Health sessions for a day rate of £200. Why not make a long weekend of your learning and take advantage of the special discounted rate of 99 Euros per night for delegates of OEESC2019 at the conference hotel (which also has a full leisure centre and spa)? Alternatively you may be persuaded to attend the full conference (BOHS members get a discount); we have days focussed on Skin Exposure (Monday 16 September) and Skin Science (Wednesday 18 September) – both also available as a day rate. For the preliminary programme and more details of the interesting science and practical knowledge on offer please visit the website https://www.oeesc.comand be inspired to register!

Really hope to see you there.

Kate Jones
Chair, OEESC organising committee Chair

Helen Taylor
OEESC scientific committee