Joint WA ANZSOM and WA AFOEM Branch Meeting and Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 6 August 2019
We are delighted to welcome world-renowned expert in occupational cancers, Professor Lin Fritschi to address our August educational meeting. In this talk, Lin will discuss the difficulties in assessing exposure in epidemiological studies and explain why the profession of occupational epidemiologist is important. She will also discuss some of the studies she has done to look at national prevalence of exposure to disease-causing hazards. She will talk about why it’s important to know prevalence on a national level, and what has been done with the results.
Topic: Occupational carcinogens - what's going on in Australia?
Speaker: ProfessorLin Fritschi
Date: Tuesday 6 August 2019
Time: ANZSOM Annual General Meeting commencing at 5.00pm; Presentation commencing at 6.00pm
Venue: The Celtic Club, 48 Ord Street, West Perth
Cost: ANZSOM members / partners $79*; AFOEM members $84*; non-ANZSOM/AFOEM $89*; Lecture (no dinner) $55
*Cost includes: dinner buffet with a variety of roasted mains, selection of salads and pasta, dessert and coffee-tea; drinks at bar prices
Lin is an occupational epidemiologist with a particular interest in occupational causes of cancer and their prevention. Her research includes case-control studies of the causes of cancer, cohort studies examining health effects in particular occupations, and studies of the prevalence of exposure to occupational carcinogens, asthmagens and noise. She has developed software called OccIDEAS which helps assess occupational exposure in workers. She is a Public Health Physician with a PhD in epidemiology.