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Non-melanoma skin cancer as an occupational disease


15 Jun 2021 11:30




Health & Consumers

Event Description

Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is by far the most frequently diagnosed cancer around the globe. However, a lack of reporting and accurate data on the disease burden has allowed this crisis to remain in the shadows. 

While the prevalence and economic costs of NMSC continue to increase, outdoor workers lack legislative protection. The event will draw attention to the issue of NMSC as an occupational disease and call on key stakeholders to support access to better care for those affected and for retired workers.

Preliminary Programme

11:30 – 11:35 Welcome address, housekeeping rules and introduction
Swen Malte John, Professor and Chairman, Dept. Dermatology, Environmental Medicine, Health Theory, University of Osnabrück, EADV Task Force Occupational Skin Diseases, ICOH Scientific Committee Occupational and Environmental Dermatoses
Antonella Cardone, ECPC Director

11:35 – 11:45 Keynote speaker
Alexander Stratigos, EADV President

11:45 – 12:40 panel discussion
How can the EU protect outdoor workers?

Jens Gieseke, Member of the European Parliament

Incidence of NMSC in outdoor workers

Dr. T. E. van Deventer, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organisation (TBC)

Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: How can it positively impact lives of NMSC patients in EU?
Charlotte Grevfors-Ernoult, Head of the Safety and Health Unit of DG EMPL, European Commission (TBC)
My NMSC journey
Patient representative (TBC)
What changes should be done in policy to protect outdoor workers?
Rolf Gehring, European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW)
Preventing NMSC among outdoor workers: Best practices
Arnd Spahn, European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT)

12:40 – 12:50 Q&A

12:50 – 13:00 What’s next? Concluding remarks



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