Call for papers

“Occupational Health and Environment: Challenges and Opportunities
in Sustainable Development”



Call for Papers
Conference dates:  September 10-12th, 2018
Location:  Hanoi, Vietnam
Conference site: To be announced

Important dates:

  • Abstracts due March 31, 2018
  • Full papers due July 1, 2018
  • Early Registration April 1 to May 1, 2018
  • Standard Registration begins May 2, 2018
Important information

The official conference languages are English and Vietnamese. All oral sessions will be simultaneously translated from one language to the other.

Submitted abstracts must be in Vietnamese or English, using S-Word or compatible word processing software.

Abstracts must be submitted to:


Authors will be notified of Abstract’s acceptance by April 18, 2018.


For more information

Department of Scientific Research Management
National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health (NIOEH)


57 Le Quy Don, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: 84.4.39714361-126
Fax: 84.4.38212894


Submission information:

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations must include:

  • Name(s), position, and affiliation
  • Address, telephone, and email contact information
  • Title of paper
  • An abstract of no more than 300 words
  • Choose the preferred format from below.

Your preferred format:
1. Oral presentation: Scientific research
This type of presentation should focus on new knowledge and understanding of occupational or environmental health issues. The presentation and abstract should include: the purpose of the study; a hypothesis or study question; detailed methods and results; and specific conclusions.

2. Oral presentation: Case study
This type of presentation should have a problem-solving approach. It should describe the application of knowledge to real-world problems, policies, or situations. The presentation and abstract should include: a problem statement; detailed methods of investigation or assessment; detailed findings; and specific conclusions describing resolution of the problem.

3. Poster presentation (122 cm x 92 cm)
The poster can present either scientific research or a case study. The poster and abstract should include the information listed above, for oral presentations.
If you prefer an oral presentation, please state whether you would be willing to present a poster, if your abstract is not selected for oral presentation.
Oral presentations are 15 minutes, including time for questions. Full papers must be submitted with computer-generated slides by July 1, 2018.



Since the 2012 conference advances in technology, training curriculum, safety and environment standards and OSH and environmental interventions approaches have developed globally, advancing opportunities to protect people and prevent injury, death and disability. This conference provides an opportunity for scientists with expertise in OSH, environmental and human health to share information to advance new and existing knowledge, and strategies to promote and implement best practices.

This conference offers an opportunity for scientists to exchange information and experiences globally on a variety of environmental and occupational health topics.

Conference topics:

Vietnam National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health (NIOEH)

57 Le Quy Don, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: 84.4.39714361-126
Fax: 84.4.38212894


Occupational Health and Safety
This topic focuses on Industrial hygiene, occupational and work-related disease and injury risks, particularly in mining, agriculture, construction, manufacturing, maritime (shipbuilding, shipbreaking, confined spaces, and fire protection) and health care industries. It also includes OSH issues in youth workers, medical surveillance of occupational/ environmental injuries and illnesses, preventive measures for workplace exposures to chemicals, crystalline silica, asbestos, heavy metals, pesticides, noise; ergonomics or psycho-physiology of work, etc.

Environmental Health
Health issues related to hazardous wastes, air pollution and climate changes, particularly involving: Environmental health effects in dealing with contaminated wastes from manufacturing, health care, and mining sectors.  Treating and mitigating hazards from human and animal wastes, naturally occurring arsenic; or residuals of war ordnance, as well as discussing health issues related to urban growth, and vehicle emissions.

School Hygiene and Health and Policy
Young worker safety, school design and ergonomic factors that influence students’ health and safety, or learning effectiveness. New or innovative policies, programs, regulations or legislation related to occupational, environmental, or school health.