– 2021 Meeting –

We are pleased and excited to announce that the 14th UK & Ireland Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Society annual meeting will be held on 3-4 June 2021. This will be an online meeting over two half-days, hosted by the Centre for Environmental Health and Sustainability of the University of Leicester.

2021 marks the Centenary of the University of Leicester, which was created as a living memorial following the First World War, reflected in the University’s motto Ut vitam habeant – ‘so that they may have life’. The official launch of the recently established Centre will take part in July 2021 as part of the Centenary celebrations.

The theme of the meeting is ‘Research in a Pandemic’. The meeting will cover both COVID-19 and non-pandemic occupational and environmental epidemiological research relevant to UK & Ireland through keynote speakers, and a mix of short and longer presentations. We will have an online social event on evening of 3 June.

The event will be free, with registration via Eventbrite . 

We would like to call for abstracts on new occupational and environmental epidemiological research relevant to the UK & Ireland setting, both COVID-19 and non-pandemic related. We particularly encourage work related to:

  • Public and occupational health protection during the pandemic e.g. ventilation, novel PPE, etc. Much of the COVID-19 response has focussed on treatments and vaccines, but public and occupational health measures are the mainstay of our initial pandemic
  • Climate change. The UK is hosting the UN Climate Change conference COP26, 1st-21st  November https://ukcop26.org/

Abstracts of 300 words only should be submitted by email to cehs@leciester.ac.uk using the [hyperlink] Abstract Proforma Word Document, by the deadline of Monday 22nd March.

Key dates:

Abstract submission: Monday 22nd March, 2021

Abstract acceptance notification: 21st April 2021

Conference programme published: 30th April 2021

Registration: 31st May 2021

Scientific meeting: Thursday 3 June and Friday 4th June afternoons

Online social meeting: Thursday 3 June evening

Further programme details to follow.