KOSHA held an inaugural meeting to establish National Organizing Committee, in an effort to make the 2015 ICOH Congress successful, in Se-jong Hotel located in Jung-gu, Seoul on May 8.
The ICOH Congress is triennial event where experts in occupational medicine, hygiene, nursing and ergonomic industry gather together to share the latest information on occupational health. The 31st congress is held in Seoul, Korea.
Last event, the 30th congress was held in Cancun, Mexico for 6 days last year where some 2,500 experts joined from around the world.
In the meeting, 38 members of the committee consists of those from workers, management, government, academia, related organizations, employers’ representatives, received official appointment letter, and share their thoughts on preparing the congress.
In particular, members dealt with issues related with selecting domestic keynote speakers, organizing national scientific committees that will run presentation sessions during the 2015 congress, arranging international safety and health exhibition which will be held during the congress, and how to encourage participation.
One of the participants from KOSHA gave further information that the 30th APOSHO Conference and the 26th Korea？China？Japan Joint Conference on Occupational Health, and the 9th WHO Collaboration Center’s Meeting are hosted during the period of the 31st ICOH Congress, all of which would help make the ICOH Congress all the more successful.