News from ISGlobal
More than 650 researchers from 63 different countries have come together for the 25th Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH) that has taken place in Barcelona from September 4 to 7. Organized by the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal) and the University Pompeu Fabra, it is the most important meeting in the field of occupational health, and this year it puts the focus on promoting research with a global perspective combined with local actions
Throughout 62 sessions with a total of 327 presentations and more than 320 posters, the attendees have discussed the most recent results and identified the key priorities that need to be addressed.
Manolis Kogevinas, Chair of the EPICOH organizing committee, points out that “we have acquired much more knowledge of the causes of work-related diseases, and their prevention should increase accordingly." One of the topics that had the most presentations is occupational cancer. “Every year in Spain there are 3,000 to 6,000 cancer cases related to the working environment, but less than 50% are officially recognized as such”, explains Kogevinas.