Keynote Speakers for the 5th international scientific conference on occupatioanl and enviroanmental health

Keynote Speakers

  Sven Timm, DVUG/ISSA

Keynote – Vision Zero – the first global prevention campaign

Sven Timm: Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV)
German Social Accident Insurance – Federation of the German statutory accident insurance and prevention institutions
Central prevention Division – Strategic Co-operation
Vice-President – International Section of the ISSA on Information for Prevention

He is an scientific Planning Panel member of the 2nd international Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health 2018 (NIOSH/USA). Member of the Abstract Review Panel for ICOH 2018 Congress in Dublin – ICOH – International Commission on Occupational Health and Vice President of the International Section of the ISSA on information for Prevention – International Social Security Association.
He is project leader for Organisation of the “XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014: Global Forum for Prevention”

   Jennifer M. Lincoln,

Keynote – Occupational Safety and Health among Maritime Workers: Reducing Risk through Collaborative Research

 She is Director, Center for Maritime Safety and Health Studies

She is a dedicated Injury Epidemiologist with the National Institute for Occupational Safety Health (NIOSH), Dr. Lincoln serves as both the director of the Center for Maritime Safety and Health Studies and Associate Director for Science for the NIOSH Western States Division. For the last twenty-five years, she has continually worked to provide scientific research and leadership to develop tailored risk-reduction interventions for high-risk work, especially in the prevention of traumatic injuries among workers in the commercial fishing industry. Her efforts, in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, have led to a substantial decline in commercial fishing deaths. Dr. Lincoln received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and serves as a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service.

   Marie Haring Sweeney, PhD, MPH

Keynote – Occupational Health and Exposure Surveillance in the 21st Century: Perspectives from the US

Dr. Sweeney is an epidemiologist with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Since July 2006, she has served as the Chief of the Surveillance Branch in the Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies, NIOSH, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Sweeney is responsible for programs that advance technologies to better conduct occupational health and exposure surveillance studies. These studies are designed to identify and monitor the prevalence of work-related chronic diseases. Dr. Sweeney has authored numerous publications, book chapters and guidance documents on a variety of occupational safety and health topics for NIOSH, the USEPA, the World Health Organization and other federal and international organizations. From 2003 to 2006, she served as the US Health Attaché to Vietnam. In this capacity, she collaborated with many of Vietnam’s Ministries, particularly the Ministry of Health, on major health issues such as avian influenza, HIV/AIDS and work-related illnesses and injuries. She received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and her Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Ph.D. in Epidemiologic Sciences from the University of Michigan.

 Eileen Storey, MD, MPH

Keynote – Recognition and Prevention of Dust-induced Occupational Lung Disease

She is Chief of the Surveillance Branch, Respiratory Health Division, at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S. from 2009 to 2017.  The Branch conducts surveillance of occupational respiratory diseases and develops and supports methods to conduct medical monitoring of workers at risk for these diseases. A major activity of the Branch for the past decade has been the conversion of the International Labour Office System of Classification of Chest Radiographs for Pneumoconiosis to digital imaging. Prior to joining NIOSH, Dr. Storey was on the faculty at the University of Connecticut, where she was Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the School of Medicine. She completed her Medical Degree and Masters of Public Health at Harvard University in 1978, and Internal Medicine training at West Virginia University in 1981.