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7th ICNIRP International NIR Workshop, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 9-11 May 2012

PROGRAM & SCHEDULE (GMT +1)

Wednesday 9 May

13.30 Opening of the workshop - Paolo Vecchia

Session 1 - Overarching issues      Chair: Rüdiger Matthes

13.40
Evolution of ICNIRP guidelines scientific and philosophical aspects
Paolo Vecchia

14.20
From static fields up to UV: Mechanisms relevant to health effects due to NIR exposure
Bernard Veyret and Per Söderberg

14.50
Age-related sensitivity to electromagnetic fields
Zenon Sienkiewicz

15.20
Possible non-scientific bias in the literature database
Martin Röösli

15.50
Coffee and Tea Break

Session 2 - Dosimetry      Chair: James C. Lin

16.30
EMF dosimetry (General methodology and RF region)
Soichi Watanabe

17.00
EMF Dosimetry (ELF, IF, and MMW frequency regions)
Masao Taki

17.30
Workplace specific EMF exposure assessment/dosimetry
Gernot Schmid

18.00
Optical radiation measurement and dosimetry: general procedures and source/workplace-specific challenges
John O'Hagan

Thursday 10 May

Session 3 - Epidemiology      Chair: Eric van Rongen

08.30
ELF and health effects something new?
Leeka Kheifets

09.00
Mobile phones and cancer: how does epidemiology investigate this?
Anthony Swerdlow

09.30
Mobile phones and cancer: what has epidemiology found?
Maria Feychting

10.00
UV and skin cancer causation, and some unanswered questions
Adele Green

10.30
Coffee and Tea Break

Session 4 - Experimental Studies      Chair: Zenon Sienkiewicz

11.00
Advantages, challenges and limits of experimental studies
Carmela Marino

11.30
ELF and health effects something new from experimental studies?
Isabelle Lagroye

12.00
Radiofrequency effects on the human electroencephalogram: Its relevance for health and how do we explain this phenomenon
Blanka Pophof

12.30 - 13.30
Lunch Break

13.30
Non-cancer RF-effects in humans
Eric Van Rongen

14.00
Health Risks for the Eye from Optical Radiation
Per Söderberg

Session 5 - ICNIRP newly updated Guidelines and those under construction      Chair: Paolo Vecchia

14.30
Exposure Limits for Static fields and for electric fields induced by movements of a human body in a static magnetic field
Kari Jokela

15.00
Exposure Limits for ELF electric and magnetic fields
Rüdiger Matthes

15.30
Coffee and Tea Break

16.00
Intermediate frequencies - a challenge in terms of science and technological development?
Bernard Veyret

16.30
Major scientific topics relevant for the revision of RF guidelines
James C. Lin

17.00
Exposure Limits for Broadband Optical Radiation
Karl Schulmeister

17.30
Exposure Limits for Laser Radiation
Bruce Stuck

Friday 11 May

Session 6 - "Omnium Gatherum"       Chair: Paolo Vecchia

09.00
Poster Session
Eric van Rongen

10.00
Accidental Laser Injuries
Bruce Stuck

10.30
Coffee and Tea Break

11.00
Protection of workers - Application of international recommendations
Georges Herbillon - EC DG EMPL

11.30
International cooperation
Emilie Van Deventer - WHO

12.00
International research agendas and ongoing major studies
Agnette Peralta

12.30 - 13.30
Lunch Break

13.30
Short reports on NIR research programs

The magneto-sensitivity of cryptochrome proteins: a translational programme by the EMF Biological Research Trust
Jim Metcalfe

Impact of the WHO EMF Research Agendas
Chiyoji Ohkubo

The Dutch research programme on Electromagnetic Fields & Health
Peter Zwamborn

15.00
Workshop closes