Consortium to perform human biomonitoring on a European Scale
human biomonitoring for europe
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Trainings - Agendas and Presentations

 

 

1. Training of fieldworkers

    Two training sessions for fieldworkers were held in Berlin, hosted by the Umweltbundesamt (UBA), June 22-23 and June 30 - July 1 2011. They were organized and managed jointly by The German Federal Environment Agency, and Environmental Health Sciences International (EHSI), NL, with support from the Spanish Health Institute Charles III (Instituto de Salud Carlos IIII) in Madrid. At these two sessions 30 representatives of DEMOCOPHES participating countries were trained.

    The agenda and presentation are available to view here (pdf):

    Training program Berlin

    Pollutants to be measured - Louis Bloemen

    Study design and field work - Kerstin Becker

    Training needs - Kerstin Becker

    Recruitment interview - Ulrike Fiddicke

    Home visit - Gerda Schwedler

    Sampling of specimen - Marta Esteban

    Hair sampling - Marta Esteban

    Face to face Interview - Kerstin Becker

    DEMOCOPHES basic questionnaire - Kerstin Becker

    Quality assurance - Ulrike Fiddicke

    Fieldwork manual_urine_samples_example UBA

    Fieldwork Manual Example UBA SOP Urine Samples

    Ethical considerations - Louis Bloemen

    Fieldwork Manual Contents UBA example

    HBM as a tool to develop reference values and explore exposure pathways - Marike Kolossa-Gehring


    2. Training on database construction & management and communication

      This training workshop took place in conjunction with the European week on HBM, which was organised by COPHES and DEMOCOPHES November 28 – December 2, 2011.  It was jointly organised by Environmental Health Sciences International (EHSI), NL, and the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) and was supported by Univeristy of Leuven, the French Institute for Health Surveillance (InVS), and by Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL).

      The agenda and presentations are available to view here (pdf):

      Training progam Brussels

      Construction database – questionnaires - Roel Smolders

      Extracting data from SOCRATOS - Roel Smolders

      Quality controls - Eva Govards

      Construction database – toxicology - Roel Smolders

      The right to know and the right not to know - Ludwine Casteleijn

      Communication of results in the French study - Nadine Frery

      Communication of results California - Sharyle Patton

       

      3. Training on communication and data analysis and interpretation

        On 13-15 March 2012 training on communication and data analysis and interpretation took place in Copenhagen hosted by Lisbeth E. Knudsen, University of Copenhagen. The training was organised and managed jointly by Environmental Health Sciences International (EHSI), NL, EHSI, the British Health Protection Agency (HPA), and the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), and was supported by the Universities of Leuven and Antwerp.

        The agenda and presentations are available to view here (pdf):

        Training program Copenhagen

        Communication central to all our activities - Ovnair Sepai

        Risk perception and risk governance - Ilse Loots

        Participatory Research - Karen Exley

        Communication of biomonitoring results, the Flemish experience - Elly den Hond

        DEMOCOPHES Coordination - Dominique Aerts

        Statistical analysis - Elly den Hond, Eva Govarts

        Centrally developed programs for quality control - Hanny Willems, Eva Govarts, Elly den Hond

        Interpretation of biomarkers Comparison with guidelines - Elly den Hond Eva Govards

        Interpretation of biomarkers Collecting aggregated regional and EU data EU level - Greet Schoeters Elly den Hond

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        PROJECT LEADERS:
          Dr. Reinhard Joas BiPRO GmbH, Munich, Germany
          Dr. Ludwine Casteleyn, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
          Dr. Anke Joas BiPRO GmbH, Munich, Germany