Accepted abstract will be published in Special Edition of Indian Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (IJOEM)

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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organising committee of INTERNATIONAL CONCLAVE ON OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH - 2020, it is our pleasure to invite you to participate.

Theme of the conclave is: "Healthy Worker: Key to Productivity and Sustainability"

The first part of the event from January 28th to 30th, is a joint program offered by 8 Scientific Committees of ICOH, the leading international organisation in OH. The theme is: "Keys to sustainable OSH - Evidence, Practice and Collaboration".

The second part of the event from 29th January to 1st February, is the 70th Annual Conference of IAOH - OCCUCON 2020 and the 68th Annual Conference of IAOH Mumbai Branch. The theme is: "Healthy Worker: Key to Productivity and Sustainability".

National and international exchange of studies and experiences on workers’ health, is vital not only for the health of the workers, but also for the social and economic development of a company, industrial branch, country or region.

India is projected to be the fastest growing economy in the world with a growth rate of around 8%. A good health of employees will enable industry to carry the nation forward to achieve these growth targets.

Appropriate Occupational Health practice has the potential to keep the workers healthy and protected against occupational diseases and injuries. Productivity will be enhanced by decreasing man hours lost due to sickness, injury and entailing disability. Costs of curative medical treatment will decrease, and the morale will get a boost. Apart from that, improving workers’ or employees’ health is definitely the right and responsible thing to do.

We are proud to announce that no less than eight ICOH Scientific Committees cooperate with the Indian Association of Occupational Health in the organizing of the first three days of the event.

The titles of the Scientific Committees reflect their specialisations: Effectiveness of Occupational Health Services; Education and Training in OH; Rural Health, Agriculture, Pesticides and Organic Dusts; Mining Occupational Safety and Health; Occupational Health in the Construction Industry; Occupational Health and Development; OH in Small-Scale Enterprises and Informal Sector; MEDICHEM (OH in the chemical industry). This event is unique as international top experts on eight different knowledge areas will share the newest findings and debates!

Examples of topics are silicosis and tuberculosis, online tools for information and education, exposure to pesticides in agriculture, basic occupational health services by small clinics or primary health care, YouTube videos on risks for informal workers, heat stress and renal failure by climate change. One of the scientific issues: which studydesigns are most appropriate to evaluate educational interventions?

Keynote lectures and oral presentations will be mixed with interactive poster sessions, workshops, round tables and panel debates to ensure good contact between presenters and participants.

Basic Occupational Health Services is a special topic: primary and community health care efforts for workers’ health where no expert-based care is available. International organizations (WHO, WONCA, ILO, ISSA and ICOH, and organizations from India representing various stakeholders) are invited.

The focus of OCCUCON 2020 is to Promote Occupational Health at the Workplace by equipping Occupational Health Physicians to understand the linkage between work and health as also ill-health and work, to enable them to effectively address these issues in order to make India's workplaces safe and healthy.

Appropriate proactive practice of Occupational Health in the Industry has the potential to keep employees healthy and protected against Occupational Diseases and Injuries and thereby enhance the productivity of the Industry.

Good Health is indeed Good Business! Apart from being the profitable thing to do, improving employee health is definitely the right and responsible thing to do.

The IAOH Mumbai Team and the ICOH Committees are committed to deliver a high quality scientific program. This academic feast comprising of Pre - Conference Workshops associated ICOH Scientific Committees meetings & OCCUCON 2020 Conference will present an excellent learning opportunity and platform for exchange of ideas.

The hard and smart working culture of Mumbai ensures that dreams do come true. We are sure that the deliberations at this Conference will equip one and all to achieve our dream of Productive and Sustainable Occupational Health.

Dr. S. M. Shanbhag
Conference Chairperson
Dr Ashish Mishra
Conference Secretary

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About Venue
Nehru Centre Mumbai

Nehru Centre is a memorial to Jawaharlal Nehru in Mumbai. The purpose of this Centre is to promote the teachings and ideals of Nehru through educational and cultural programmes. The Centre organises scientific, cultural and educational activities.

Nehru Centre was conceived in 1972 in Bombay (now Mumbai), India by the late Shri Rajni Patel (an eminent criminal lawyer).The foundation stone of this magnificent dream was laid by the late Indira Gandhi on 2 November 1972 on a six-acre plot leased by the Government of Maharashtra.

The centre is spread over 20,000 sq.ft. of space. It consists of a Planetarium, an auditorium for 1000 people, experimental theatre, art galleries, library and research centres.

Nehru Centre has two well lit and air-conditioned exhibition halls on the ground floor and three on the second floor of the Discovery of India building. Several national and the international exhibitions are held here.

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Dr. Ashish Mishra

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Godrej Garden Enclave, Vikhroli (E)
Mumbai - 400079
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