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Program 2015 Event

08.45 -09.20Registration and light continental breakfast
09.20 – 09.30Welcome, Yvonne Waterman (organiser, European Asbestos Forum)
Introduction of the Chairman, Hans van der Wart (Shield Group International)
Plenary session in the Grand Ballroom
09.30 – 10.00Opening speech, Marcelis Boereboom (Director General of the Ministry for Social Affairs and Employment)
10.00 – 10.20 A message from Independent Asbestos Training Providers, Wayne Williams (IATP)
10.20 – 10.40Improving asbestos labour conditions by sharing information, Mark Wit (Oesterbaai)
10.40 – 10.50Break
10.50 – 11.10Asbestos: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams, Linda Reinstein (ADAO)
11.10 – 12.00Keynote speech. High-risk occupations: the need for prevention,
Dr. Richard Lemen USPHS (ret.) Ph.D., M.S.P.H.,
(retired US Assistant Surgeon General and Acting Director of US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
12.00 – 13.00 Luncheon in the Winter Garden
ExhibitionTony Rich (a.k.a. Asbestos Hunter/Asbestorama)
Cabinet expoHarry Vonk (Teamplayer)
AAsbestos & Labour
13.00 – 13.20The Italian fight against Eternit, Nicola Pondrano (CGIL)
13.20 – 13.40Asbestos and the installation sector: a fine line between H&S and environment, Arco Engelen (Dutch Social Partners)
13.40 – 14.00The Dutch approach of asbestos victims: plenty of room to grow! Lydia Charlier LL.M. (Beer Lawyers)
14.00 – 14.20National diversity of compensation schemes, global economic relations and labour standards in supply chains,
Christian Lahnstein LL.M.
(Rachel Carson Center, Ludwig Maximilians Universität Munich, Member of the European centre of tort an insurance law)
14.20 – 14.40Break
14.40 – 15.00The Turkish implementation of European asbestos legislation,
Dilan Yesilyurt
(Turkish Ministery for Labour and Social Security, Occupational Health and Safety Institute)
15.00 – 15.20Asbestos in schools, Wayne Williams (DMW Safety)
15.20 – 16.00Panel debate
16.00 – 16.15Break and return to the Grand Ballroom
BAsbestos & Technological Developments
13.00 – 13.20The asbestos incubator technique, Ruud Janssen (Dutch asbestos removal company Het Zuiden)
13.20 – 13.40The use of technology to deliver competence, Nick Garland (Assure Risk Management)
13.40 – 14.00Asbestos stripping in the USA, Tony Rich (Cardno ATC)
14.00 – 14.20English asbestos stripping innovations, Mark Winter (SMH Products)
14.20 – 14.40Break
14.40 – 15.00The importance of a real estate register, Ir. Joris Gribnau (Shield Group International)
15.00 – 15.20Differences in European asbestos legislation and practice, Dr. Herm Zweerts (Arcadis)
15.20 – 16.00Panel debate
16.00 – 16.15Break and return to the Grand Ballroom
CAsbestos, European Policy & Raising Awareness
13.00 – 13.20Asbestos Removal Companies: regulatory control in Spain,
Dr. Gonzalo Zufia
(the Spanish Asbestos Removal Contractors Association ANEDES)
13.20 – 13.40The importance of asbestos awareness, Barry Robson (Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia)
13.40 – 14.00Asbestos: distorted risk perception, Linda Reinstein (Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization)
14.00 – 14.20Hopeful treatment of asbestos cancers, Prof. Nico van Zandwijk (Asbestos Diseases Research Institute)
14.20 – 14:40Break
14:40 – 15.00Burden of Asbestos-related Diseases in Europe,
Prof. Gert van der Laan
(Temporary WHO Consultant in Asbestos-related Diseases and Chairperson of ICOH SH Rural Health)
15.00 – 15.20Asbestos related lung cancer – an underestimated causal link,
Prof.Dr. Thomas Kraus
(Institut für Arbeitsmedizin und Sozialmedizin Aachen)
15.20 – 16.00Panel debate
16.00 – 16.15Break and return to the Grand Ballroom
Plenary session in the Grand Ballroom
16.15 – 16.25Special Recognition Award
16.25 – 16.30Concluding speech, Yvonne Waterman and Hans van der Wart (Shield Group International)
Convivial closing drinks for networking
18.00 – 21.00Optionally: Conference Dinner