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The 10th International Conference on Occupational Respiratory Diseases (10th ICORD)

June 2004

The 10th International Conference on Occupational Respiratory Diseases (10th ICORD) will be held in Beijing, China, from 19 to 22 April 2005. The Conference is organized by the International Labour Office (ILO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of China, with the participation of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) and the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA). The nine previous Conferences were held respectively in Johannesburg (1930), Geneva (1938), Sydney (1950), Bucharest (1971), Caracas (1978), Bochum (1983), Pittsburgh (1988), Prague (1992) and Kyoto (1997).

The Conference theme is "Occupational Respiratory Hazards in the 21st Century: Best Practices for Prevention and Control" and the following are the major topic areas

  1. Epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of occupational respiratory diseases
  2. Health surveillance of workers exposed to respiratory hazards
  3. Health hazard evaluation by environmental and exposure monitoring
  4. Preventive and control measures against occupational respiratory hazards at the workplace
  5. Intervention effectiveness in prevention and control of occupational respiratory diseases
  6. Management of respiratory hazards: technology, training and communication

It will provide an excellent opportunity for scientists, occupational physicians, health practitioners, hygienists, engineers, management, workers and legislators to exchange scientific and technical information on the health effects of air pollutants at the workplace and on the prevention and control of occupational respiratory diseases.

The deadline of the submission of abstracts for this conference is October 15 2004

Authors of papers related to the Conference themes are requested to submit abstracts for review.

A collection of abstracts of oral and poster presentations will be printed directly from the submitted texts and distributed to all the participants. The abstracts can be submitted either via Conference Website or emailed to (If you choose to use email, please download the standard MS Word format from the website) or typed on the enclosed Abstract Form and mailed to the Conference Scientific Committee. In order to make the abstracts comprehensible to most participants, the authors are required to submit their abstracts in English, even if they are considering presenting their papers in Chinese. The same is recommended for the text of the posters.

Before preparing your abstract, read the Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts on the Abstract Form carefully. If you use the original Abstract Form, please add three high quality photocopies.

Oral and Poster Presentations

Oral and poster presentations are equivalent. The Organizing Committee reserves the right of the final decision to assign the accepted papers to either oral or poster presentations. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their papers and will receive full instructions for each presentation, the assigned date and time, as well as other pertinent information.

For more information or please visit or send email to or write to:

The 10th International Conference on Occupational Respiratory Diseases (10th ICORD) Secretariat
c/o International Health Exchange and Cooperation Center (IHECC)
Ministry of Health, China
1 Xi Zhi Men Wai Nan Lu
Beijing 100044, China
Tel: +86-10-6226-1874/ 6226 -1738/ 6226 -1735
Fax: +86-10-6226-1849