Aim of special session In 2010 the new ILO list of occupational diseases was adopted, which was established for prevention, diagnosis and compensation of occupational diseases. After the adoption, an international experts group was set up to help the International Labour Office in the preparation of guidance notes on the diagnostic criteria for the occupational diseases included in the ILO list. This group has kept a lose contact with the WHO working group on occupational diseases in ICD11. The notes cover all the groups of diseases included in the ILO list (more than 100 monographs in total. The notes also include a part on prevention in relation to each disease or diseases’ groups. This minisymposium is organised to provide background information on the major issues in the process of the preparation for the Guidance Notes, the role and application of these notes, the linkage between the ILO list and the WHO ICD, the national practice and expertise on the recognition of OD. Interaction between the invited presenters and audiences is included on the arrangement of this minisymposium. During the preparation of the workshop. Prof. Tar Chin Aw suddenly passed away, Prof. Colosio will deliver a presentation also on the name of the colleague who participated in the preparation of the event and was supposed to provide a presentation.
Shengli Niu2, Anil Adisesh4, Claudio Colosio1, Jorma Rantanen5, Swen Malte John6, Igor Bukhtiyarov7, Zhang Min8, Linda Forst9, Annet F. Lenderink10, Ivan Ivanov11
1Department of Health Sciences of the University of Milan and International Centre for Rural Health of the S. Paolo Hospital, Italy
2International Labour Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
3Foundation Learning and Developing Occupational Health, Speelkamp 28, 3831 PE Leusden, The Netherlands Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Centre of Expertise for Development of Work and Organisations, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland Solvent Team Amsterdam, Netherlands Centre for Occupational Diseases, Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
4Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
5University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health/Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
6Dept. Dermatology, Environmental Medicine, Health Theory, University of Osnabrueck, Osnabrueck, Germany
7FSBSI ‘Izmerov Research Institute of Occupational Health’, Moscow, Russia
8Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS)/Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), Beijing, China
9University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Illinois, US
10Netherlands Centre for Occupational Diseases, Coronel Institute on Work and Health, AMC/University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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