Keynote and Plenary Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Elisabete Weiderpass


Director, International Agency for Research on Cancer, France

Global cancer burden due to occupational exposures

Nicola Cherry


Chair, Department of Public Health, University of Alberta, Canada



Occupational health epidemiology in the face of disasters

Titilola Hameed


Legal Professor, Nigerian Law School, Nigeria


Occupational Safety and Health: Probing the Legislative Affairs Within the African Continent

Bobby Joseph


Head, Department of Community Health, St. John’s Medical College, Banglore, India Development of occupational health services in a medical college setting in India-looking back over 25 years to inform the future


Maria Neira


Director, Department of Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization (WHO-Geneva), Spain Healthy, safe and resilient workplaces for all

Stéphane Pimbert


General Director, National Institute for Research and Safety (INRS), France

Occupational health and public policies


Kathy A. Seabrook


CEO, Global Solutions, Inc., USA

Connecting the dots: the value of people at work and their health, safety and well-being


João Silvestre Silva-Junior


Professor, University of Sao Paulo Medical School and São Camilo University Center, Brazil
Mental health of frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Malcolm Sim


Emeritus Professor, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia
From Ramazzini to Robots: the impact of new technologies on occupational health

Loubna Tahri


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco Most wanted OSH actions in Morocco: current state, lessons learned and the way forward

Ken Takahashi


Emeritus Professor, Advisor for International Center, University of Occupational and Environmental, Japan Global Spread of Asbestos-Related Diseases: Still Seriously Underrecognized