Gearing up for OEESC 2019 – the international skin exposure conference

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has shared its plans for Occupational and Environmental Exposure of Skin to Chemicals 2019 – OEESC 2019 – the leading international conference on skin exposure, set to take place from 16 to 18 September 2019 in Dublin, Ireland.

The prestigious three-day event will bring together experts in a wide range of fields from around the world to discuss the very latest matters affecting skin exposure management. 

Amongst others, the diverse mix of delegates expected at OEESC 2019, so far, include: 

  • researchers, academics, medical practitioners, regulators and dermatologists 
  • health and safety professionals, occupational health nurses and advisers, occupational hygienists and toxicologists 
  • product formulators and consumer specialists. 

As the conference’s organiser, BOHS, the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, is proud to unveil the following initial details of an exciting programme which will balance inspiring and informative sessions for all delegates with more tailored scientific and technical sessions, as well as practical workshop-type sessions that will be useful for those concerned with reducing ill health due to skin exposureboth in and out of the workplace.  

Confirmed keynote speakers for the programme will include: 

  • Professor Mark Birch-Machin, Professor of Molecular Dermatology at Newcastle University 
  • Professor Robert Chilcott, Professor of Toxicology at the University of Hertfordshire 
  • Daniel Whitby, Business Manager at Lake Personal Care, the Worcestershire-based personal care products company. 

A few sponsorship and exhibition opportunities still remain for companies wishing to raise their profile within the skin exposure space. These range from exhibition stand packages to sponsorship of lanyards and badges.  

Commenting on plans for the event, John DobbiePresident of BOHS, said, 

The focus of the 8th OEESC conference will be to bring together expertise and the very latest knowledgeto share and discuss the most pressing issues – all with the aim of reducing skin exposures and improving health, both in the occupational and environmental contexts. Held every two or three years since the very first OEESC conference, which took place in Washington in 2002, this event has now become a firm fixture on the calendar for all kinds of professionals who are engaged in the field of skin exposures to chemicals. This year’s event promises to serve as another essential platform for exchanging ideas, great networking, raising awareness and developing understanding, with the synergy created by a dynamic range of speakers, delegates, exhibitors and sponsors certain to impress. We look forward to extending the very warmest Irish welcome to all those who plan to attend OEESC 2019. We know they will leave OEESC feeling energised by the conference, exhibition and gala dinner, as well as everything else that the fantastic city of Dublin has to offer.