OHHW 2019 preliminary Program

The main conference topic will be the global shortage of health workers. Different aspects are going to be presented and discussed in the light of this main topic. In addition, the congress is focusing on themes such as war, economic crisis, migration, and other critical circumstances that have a strong impact on health workers’ health.

Take a further look at our program:

8:00-9:00 Reception, Registration
9:00-9:30 Welcome messages, opening of the conference
Gwen Brachman, SC OHHW, Volker Harth German, ICOH group, Stefan Brandenburg, CEO BGW, ISSA HW, Albert Nienhaus, President of the conference
9:30-10:15 Global shortage of health workers and the consequences for OSH
Christiane Wiskow, ILO, Geneva, Switzerland
10:15-11:00 Health systems without borders, re-thinking health system frameworks in times of
forced migration
Fouad M. Foud, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:45 Working conditions in a healthcare system in crisis – the case of Zimbabwe.
Tawanda Nherera, BOC Zimbabwe (Pty) Ltd, Harare, Zimbabwe
11:45-12:15 HWs and informal health services in middle-east
Fouad M. Fouad, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
12:15-12:30 Q + A with all presenters of the morning
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-17:30 DISPLACED PERSONS - providing health care to displaced persons and displaced health workers
13:30-14:00 Introduction – history of migration and general concepts, interventions for immigrant HWs in NYC
Acran Salmen - Navarro, NYU School of Medicine, USA
14:00-14:30 Doctors without borders. Occupational risk factors for health workers in a humanitarian crisis?
Carlos José Chavera Bianchi, Argentina, Hospital Carlos Bonorino Udaondo
14:30-15:00 DANGER! Health workers at risk: Working with refugees, immigrants, migrants, displaced persons, and persons in areas of conflict.
Mason D. Harrell, FACOEM, USA
15:00-15:30 Healthcare in crisis situations - the example of Venezuela
Igor Bello, Venezuela, Venezuelan Society on Occupational Health
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:30 Displaced health workers and healthcare in crisis situations from an African perspective
Ehi Iden, CEO, Occupational Health and Safety Managers, Lagos, Nigeria
16:30-17:00 Research on health workers in conflict settings: a gender perspective
Rima R. Habib, Beirut, Lebanon, American University of Beirut
17:00-17:30 Working conditions of HCW in developing countries – a North African Perspective
Abdeljalil El Kholti, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco
17:30-18:00 The Ebola Experience – Sending HW to endemics and receiving infectious patients from abroad
Stefan Schmiedel, Bernhard Nocht Institute Hamburg, Germany
18:00-19:00 Come together and poster walk
20:00-22:00 Evening program
8:00-9:00 Reception, Registration, Coffee, Poster and Industry Exhibition
9:00-9:30 Achieving a Sustainable Health Care Workforce through Macroergonomics
Andrew S. Imada, Ph.D. Former President of the International Ergonomics Association, USA
9:30-10:00 Vision zero – how to create a culture of prevention </br> Marija Bubas, Croatia, Croatian Institute for health Protection and Safety at Work
10:00-10:30 Occupational skin diseases in HW, Risk factors, Prevention and Rehabilitation Strategies
Sven Malte John, IDerm, University Osnabrück, Germany
10:30-11:00 Coffee break, Poster and Industry Exhibition
11:00-11:30 New delivery systems and telemedicine in times of shortage of occupational health specialists
William Buchta, Mayo Clinics, USA
11:30-11:45 Zero TB and Non Communicate Diseases in the UN Declaration - ICOH Efforts
Gwen Brachman, New Jersey, USA, SC OHHW
11:45-12:15 Protecting HCWs from TB in high risk settings: we need a comprehensive approach
Rodney Ehrlich, South Africa, University of Cape Town (UCT)
12:15-12:30 Q + A with all presenters of the morning
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:00 Parallel sessions I
13:30-15:00 Occupational Infectious Agents – a session of the WGOIA
13:30-15:00 MSD and Ergonomics in HW I
Psychosocial Exposure I
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Parallel sessions II
15:30-17:00 Infectious diseases in HW
15:30-17:00 MSD and Ergonomics in HW II
15:30-17:00 Psychosocial Exposure II
17:00-18:00 Midterm Meeting WGOIA
17:00-18.00 Poster walk
19:00-22:00 Evening program Conference Dinner
8:00-8:30 Reception, Registration, Coffee, Poster and Industry Exhibition
8:30-9:00 Occupational Health as Public Health: an integrated vision
Marcia Bandini, Brasil, Universidade Estadual de Campinas
9:00-9:30 Statistical analysis of the health of women in the health sector in Europe
Elke Schneider, EU-OSHA – Switzerland
9:30-10:00 Pregnancy and immunization in the health sector
Viviana Gómez-Sánchez, Latin American Association on Occ Health/PAHO, Costa Rica
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:00 Adaptations of workplaces for pregnant women in the health sector
Danileing Lozada, Venezuela, USA
11:00-11:30 Occupational Nursing in the XXI century
Astrid Garrido, Ludwig Maximillian University (LMU), Munich, Germany
11:30-12:00 Risk management in Health Centers: a gender approach
Igor Bello, Venezuela, Venezuelan Society on Occupational Health
12:00-12:30 Current and emerging issues in the healthcare sector, including home and community care – the European Risk Observatory Report
Lorenzo Munar, EU-OSHA Bilbao, Spain
12:30-12:45 Q + A with all presenters of the morning
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-15:30 Parallel sessions
13:30-14:30 Panel I of the SC WW&H: Gender Gaps & Challenges in Health Sector 2020-2025 Introducing statements and discussion with the audience Moderator: Marcia Bandini; Statements: Elke Schneider, Viviana Gomez-Sanchez
14:30-15:30 Panel II of the WW&H: Balance Work - Family for Health Workers Introducing statements and discussion with the audience Moderator: Igor Belo; Statements: Astrid Garrido, Danileing Lozada
13:30-15:30 Psychosocial Exposure for Health Worker
13:30-15:30 TB in Health Worker
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:45 Closing session of the conference
9:00 – 15:00 Workshop Prevention of Violence in Healthcare
(more informations coming soon)

11th International Joint Conference on Occupational Health for Health Workers
“Global Shortage of Health Workers”
22 to 24 October 2019
Hamburg, Germany


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