The State of CARcinogen EXposure (CAREX) in Asia

APOCP's Scientific Symposium, Dec. 15-23, 2021




Rationales and Objectives

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has evaluated more than 900 agents and classified more than 400 as known or suspected carcinogens. Of these, 168 individual agents and 18 exposure situations (particular jobs or industries) are found in occupational environments. Accordingly, much epidemiological study of the carcinogenic properties of various agents occurs in occupational settings, where exposures are often higher than in the general environment. In both occupational and environmental settings, exposure to known and suspected carcinogens is modifiable, and measures aimed at reducing or eliminating exposures will contribute to a lower risk of developing cancer in the future.

At the 10th APOCP General Assembly, the importance of addressing the occupational and environment exposure to known carcinogens was highlighted, and a future event related to carcinogen exposure was approved.

This event follows the 10th APOCP’s General Assembly meeting recommendation and aims to address the magnitude of exposure to established carcinogens throughout countries of Asia and Pacific. The symposium goal is to develop a network of scientist interested in CARcinogens EXposure (CAREX) from different countries of Asia with an ultimate goal of helping establish the registry of exposure to established IARC  Group 1, 2 carcinogens.

Symposium objective is mainly networking:

Bringing together scientists, government regulators from around Asia and pacific Region, the CAREX Symposium provides a forum to discuss, address and plan for future achievements in identifying, mapping, tagging of carcinogens in our environment. The Symposium program delivers exclusive networking and engagement opportunities with influential participants in one convenient and extraordinary venue. The ultimate aim of this symposium is to establishing a re-occurring event of CAREX symposium in Asia and Pacific parallel to others APOCP’s regional and Asia wide scientific conference and activities. 

Other Objectives:
  • Discuss the challenges of the CARrcinogen EXposure (CAREX) in Asia.
  • To develop a comprehensive understanding of how can Carcinogen exposure can be minimized
  • To provide a forum that different countries of Asia present their experience of risk management and regulation in regard to known carcinogens.
  • To map the public health magnitude of risk of exposure to environmental and occupational exposure to ambient carcinogens in the environment 
  • To develop a network of scientists and administrative involved in the carcinogen regulation throughout countries of Asia.
  • To help develop a new source of information about carcinogens magnitude, exposure quantity and circumstances, risk assessment and management in different population in Asia.

Target Audience:

  • Cancer control and prevention scientists
  • Environmental and Occupational Epidemiologist and hygienist 
  • Regulatory and risk monitoring officers
  • Biochemist and cellular and molecular scientists who work on carcinogenesis mechanism

Organizers and Sponsors:

  • Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention (APOCP), Kolkata, India
  • West Asia Organization for Cancer Prevention  (APOCP’s West Asia Chapter), Iran
  • National Cancer Control Charity Foundation, Tehran, Iran
  • Asian National Cancer Centre Alliance, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Central Asian Cancer Institute,  Astana, Kazakhstan.

The Scientific Committee

The Core APOCP Team

DR. LE TRAN NGOAN,

Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam


Dr. Alireza Mosavi Jarrahi

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Prof. David Roder

University of South Australia, Australia

Dr. Maqsood Siddiqi

Cancer Foundation of India, India

Kishore Kumar Pradhananga

Kathmandu Cancer Center,
Bhaktapur ,Nepal

Prof. Sue Park

Seoul National University, Seoul, S. Korea

Dr. Anotone Barchak

Petrov Research Institute of Oncology, Russia

Dr. Suleeporn Sangrajrang

National Cancer Institute, Bangkok Thailand

Prof. Dr. shamsul azhar shah

Faculty of Medicine
University Kebangsaan Malaysia

Prof. Nurbek Igissinov

Central Asian Cancer Institute,
Astana Kazakhstan.

Prof. Elsayed I. Salim

Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt


Prof. Manami InoueThe University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan
      



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Country Presenters




 

South Korea:

Prof. Inah Kim 
Occupational & Environmental Medicine
College of Medicine / Graduate School of Public Health
Hanyang University

Dr. Kyoung-Nam Kim,
Assistant Professor
Public Healthcare Center
Seoul National University Hospital
101, Daehak-Ro Jongno-Gu, Seoul , Republic of Korea

Dr. Kwanpli Ko,  Department of Preventive Medicine, Gachon University College of Medicine, 38-13 Dokjeom-ro 3beon-gil, Namdong-gu, Incheon, South Korea

 

Malaysia

Prof Dr Shamsul Azhar Shah

Professor of Epidemiology and Statistics,
Department of Community Health,
Faculty of Medicine
University Kebangsaan Malaysia

Dr Jaseema Begum Binti Nazir Khan

Director and
Public Health Medicine Specialist
National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre,
Ministry of Health Malaysia

Prof Dr Ahmad Faizal Abdull Razis

Faculty of Science and Food Technology
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400, Serdang,
Selangor, Malaysia

 

Thailand:

Dr. Suleeporn Sangrajrang

Deputy Director, Health System Development, National Cancer Institute, Bangkok, Thailand

Prof.Chatchai Ekpanyaskul,

Assistant Prof. Graduate School, Srinakarinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Russia:

Dr. Anotone Barchak

Petrov Research Institute of Oncology, Russia

Prof. David Zaridze

Director of the Institute of Carcinogenesis,  N. N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Centre

 

India:

Dr. Madhumita Roy,

Head of Environmental Carcinogenesis, at CNCI, Kolkata

Dr. Maqsood Siddiqi

Cancer Foundation of India, India

 

Kazakhstan:

Prof. Nurbek Igissinov

Central Asian Cancer Institute,
Astana Kazakhstan.

Professor Bersimbaev Rakhmetkazhi Iskendirovich

Doctor of Biological Sciences, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

Iran:

Dr. Saeid Yari

Occupational Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Mohammad Hossien Saghi,

Environmental Health, Sabzevar University of Medical Science, Iran

Dr. Mohammad NorMohammadi

Occupational Health, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashad, Iran

Prof. Narges Khanjani

Epidemiologist, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

 

Vietnam:

Dr. Le Vinh Giang

Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam

Dr. Luong Mai Anh

Ministry of Health, Hanoi City, Vietnam

Dr. Nguyen Thi To Uyen

Thai Nguyen Medical School, Vietnam

Dr. Le Thi Thanh Xuan

Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam

Dr. Le Thi Hong Hao

National Institute for Food Control,  Vietnam

Dr. Tran Ngoc Dang

University of Medicine and Pharmacy,  Vietnam

 

 

Turkey:

Prof. Engin Tutkun,

Yozgat Bozok University, Department of Public health, Turkey

Ass. Prof. Ayse Coskun Beyan

Dokuz Eylul University, Department of Occupational Medicine, Turkey

Dr. Mehmet Erdem Alagüney

Konya City Hospital, Department of Occupational Medicine, Turkey

 

Sir Lanka

Dr Inoka Suraweera

 Consultant Community Physician, Environmental & Occupational Health Directorate, Ministry Of Health, Sri Lanka

Dr Nirosini Adikaram

 Senior Registra, Environmental & Occupational Health Directorate, Ministry Of Health, Sri Lanka

Dr Bhanuja Wijayatilaka

 Consultant Community Physician, Food Control unit, Ministry of Health , Sri Lanka

Dr. Hemantha Amarasinghe

Oral Health Unit, Family Health Bureau, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka

    

The Theme and Tentative Program

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has evaluated more than 900 agents and classified more than 400 as known or suspected carcinogens. Of these, 168 individual agents and 18 exposure situations (particular jobs or industries) are found in occupational environments.  The Symposium is going to organize its theme and program so that all carcinogens are addressed.  The following topics will be extensively covered in different sessions:

  • The Burden of Carcinogens Exposure in different population of Asia
  • Carcinogenesis: Mechanisms, identification, and Manifestations
  • Carcinogens:
    • Chemical substances
    • Acetaldehyde,[2] found in alcoholic beverages
    • Aflatoxins
    • 4-Aminobiphenyl
    • Aristolochic acids, and plants containing them
    • Arsenic and inorganic arsenic compounds[note 1]
    • Asbestos
    • Azathioprine
    • Benzene
  • Physical agents and Radiations
    • Phosphorus-32, as phosphate
    • Plutonium
    • Radioiodines, short-lived isotopes
    • Radionuclides, α-particle-emitting
    • Radionuclides, β-particle-emitting
    • Radium-224
    • Radomn products
  • Environment and carcinogens
    • Asbestos
    • Silica
    • Diesel Engine Exhaust
    • Welding Fumes
  • Biological agents:
    • viruses
    • bacteria
    • Worms
  • Prevention strategies and carcinogen and exposure monitoring and registry

Participation in the Meeting

There will be two categories of scientists who is a want to participate:

  1. Participant who want to have a live presentation in the symposium.  These participants need to send an abstract for the meeting.  Abstract will be evaluated and decided on. Abstract accepted for oral pretension will have the chance to present live online in one of the sessions. Accepted abstracts must be presented during the session and already have his slides prepared and sent to organizing committee for preparation. The details on how to prepare the presentation will be sent to the applicant later. To send an abstract, please click on this link, register, and then you will be prompted for abstract submission.

All the accepted abstracts will be published and received DOI as the symposium abstract book. 

  1. Participant who just want to participate with no presentation. This category of participant must register with meeting to participate.  There is no registration fee for participation. Each session is limited to 100 participants.  Due to technical limitation, the first come, first served strategy will be applied. The first comers are those who register for the meeting earlier. To register,  please click on this link.




Publish Your paper with:

Asian pacific Journal of Environment and Cancer (APJEC)

Young Investigator Awards

In order to encourage young investigators to present their research, there will be five  awards of 300 US dollars to be given to five young scientists with the best presentation in the different categories of the carcinogens. A panel of experts who constitute the prize committee will decide on selecting the candidate for the prize. The candidate will be selected from those who present their research live in the meeting. The decision about the candidate will be announced at the closing ceremony on the last day of the event.

The Young Investigator Awards is supported by the APOCP’s West Asia Chapter .

West Asia Organization for Cancer Prevention (WAOCP), APOCP’s West Asia Chapter