On behalf of Organizing Committee, it’s a great pleasure to welcome you
all to the 1st International Conference on Occupational and
Environmental Health with apt theme of “International Collaboration and
Capacity Building” scheduled on 1- 2 March, 2013 in New Delhi, the
National Capital of India.
Last decade has witnessed a surge in curiosity and awareness in India about the concerns for Occupational, Environmental Health and Safety. Some efforts have been initiated to improve the environment and working conditions of workers, still there is a huge gap in demand and supply of the OEHS services for millions of vulnerable workers including women, children and elderly. The glittering projection of India as the future epitome of world economy needs to be equated with the improvement of the worker's health and their working conditions. India needs to build up over whatever little we have achieved and it needs multidisciplinary approach and capacity building amongst all the stakeholders.
This conference envisages exchange of current scientific knowledge, reliable assessment tools and methodologies to assess the determinants of health appropriately across the globe. The conference vests its interest in linking various fields of international collaboration where experts from different countries deliberate on a common platform with an intention to promote occupational and environmental health.
We look forward for the active participation from Scholars, Practitioners of Occupational Health, Public Health, Nursing, Industrial Hygiene and Safety, Environmental Science, and Policy Makers, Regulators, Civil Societies etc.
New Delhi has lot to offer to its visitors. Located in Northern India, it has adapted very well to the contemporary world while preserving all its ancient historical grace, architectural monuments and culture. During March the City has pleasant weather for roaming in Delhi & around and other tourist places of interest nearby. Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world, the UNESCO World Heritage Building is just 200 km from the venue.
We expect several vigorous initiatives and robust innovative solutions that will follow the conference leading to effective action and benefiting the world. Kindly book your dates to have an invigorating and memorable experience of the conference.
Dr. G K Ingle
Chairman Organizing Committee, ICOEH 2013