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20 YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN HEALTH/WORK/ENVIRONMENT Balance and perspective ... dialogue between the stakeholders. September 6, 2012 Perspectives and recommendations for future research in health/ work /environment. Prof. M. Kirsch-Volders Laboratorium voor Cellulaire Genetica

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20 YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN HEALTH/WORK/ENVIRONMENTBalance and perspective ... dialogue between the stakeholders. September 6, 2012Perspectivesandrecommendationsforfutureresearch in health/work/environment

Prof. M. Kirsch-Volders

Laboratorium voor Cellulaire Genetica

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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Louvain Centre for Toxicology & Applied Pharmacology Université catholique de Louvain


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Perspectivesandrecommendationsfor

future research in health/work/environment

Prof. M. Kirsch-Volders

LaboratoriumvoorCellulaireGenetica

VrijeUniversiteitBrussel


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Future perspectives after 10 years

of research in health/work/environment

(2001 report)

1. New impulse for fundamental research

2. Long-term strategy for :

- structural investments

- human investments

3. Encouraging interdisciplinary approaches

4. Federal structure for industrial toxicology,

ensuring European integration at the highest level


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Future perspectives in the current report

after 20 years of research

in health/work/environment

(2012)


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  • PRINCIPLE

  • Research in health/work/environment:

  • a scientific strategy

  • meeting and anticipating the needs of the society

  • prevention based on knowledge of mechanisms of diseases and new biomarkers


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  • Research in health/work/environment

  • should be:

  • Fundamental, applied but also translational

  • Integrating the complexity of risk sources

    and risk factors

  • Multidisciplinary: not only biologists,

    toxicologists, epidemiologists,…

  • but also experts from other disciplines

  • such as physicists, engineers, geologists,

  • ethicists, ….

  • Breaking down paradigms, especially for

  • new materials and/or environments


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  • Research in health/work/environment

  • should be:

  • Reaching long term strategy,

    allowing thecontinuity of the expertise:

    - Capacity and knowledge building : larger projects with workshops, seminars

  • - Collaboration with other federal scientific institutions

    - Collaboration with European projects, including foreign research teams

    - Innovative projects for senior researchers

    - Importance of follow-up committees

    - Implementation of a federal platform


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  • Funding of research in health/work/environment:

  • Partners of Follow-up committees

  • Co-funding with other federal scientific

  • institutions

  • EU projects


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FEDERAL CONTRIBUTION

IS ESSENTIAL !


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Perspectivesandrecommendationsfor

future research in health/work/environment

Prof. D. Lison

Louvain Centre for Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology Universitécatholique de Louvain


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FEDERAL STRUCTURE

for EH RESEARCH ?


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  • 2001 : virtualinstitute for industrialhygiene & toxicology

  • 2012 : federal structure for E&H research

  • = a durable researchcommunitydedicated to E&H

  • WHY do weneedthis ?

  • aim of BELSPO programs :

    • a permanent expertise capacity

    • to maintain the excellence of scientificpotential

  • sustainabledevelopment : also for research

  • EH research = long-term dimension

  • from teams  networks

  • visibility (national, international)

  • attractability for youngscientists

  • clarification/simplification of the landscape


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Social affairs

DG Health

CF

Well-being, health, GK

COCOF

Taskforce, CPES

Public health

VGC

Social action, Health RW

FWO, IWT

Healthcouncil

INNOVIRIS

FNRS, FRSM, FRIA

DGRNE

VITO

IBGE

Provincial institutes

PHI

NEHAP

CIMES

E&H

IRCEL/CELINE

BELSPO

Hasselt

FUNDP

KULeuven

UCLouvain

ULB

UGhent

VUB

ULg

UIA


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Social affairs

DG Health

CF

Well-being, health, GK

COCOF

Taskforce, CPES

Public health

VGC

Social action, Health RW

FWO, IWT

Nanomaterials

Healthcouncil

INNOVIRIS

FNRS, FRSM, FRIA

DGRNE

VITO

IBGE

Provincial institutes

PHI

CODA-CERVA

NEHAP

CIMES

E&H

IRCEL/CELINE

BELSPO

Hasselt

FUNDP

KULeuven

UCLouvain

ULB

UGhent

VUB

ULg

UIA


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  • RIVM has a total of approximately 1,500 staff.

  • main commissioning :

  • The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport

  • The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

  • The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation

  • Various government inspectorates

  • The European Union

  • The United Nations

  • see @ http://www.rivm.nl/en


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  • 2001 : virtualinstitute for industrialhygiene & toxicology

  • 2012 : federal structure for E&H research

  • = a stable researchcommunitydedicated to E&H

  • WHAT do weneed ?

  • The Belgianway :

    • research expertise in universities, institutes

    • internationallycompetitive

    • cost effective (cf. Gevers & Rogiers)

  •  Consolidate and reinforce the existing expertise


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  • 2001 : virtualinstitute for industrialhygiene & toxicology

  • 2012 : federal structure for E&H research

  • = a stable researchcommunitydedicated to E&H

  • How to proceed ?

  • inventory of expertise/excellence in E&H

  • earmark expertise/excellence in E&H

  • focus on synergy, multidisciplinarity

  • balancingstabilityvs turn-over

  • open to external collaborations

  • thematicseminars

  • specificfundingscheme

    • PhD, post-doc grants

    • multidisciplinary, translationalprojects

    • EH IAPs ?

  • couplingresearch and expertise

  • translational : industry, regulators


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Thankyou for your attention

Wewelcomeyour questions, comments or suggestions

On behalf of all involved researchers

we thank BELSPO for the past, present and

forthcoming scientific, financial and structural support


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