Asbestosis, silicosis, and related diseases in British Columbia

Project number: 
06-023
Approval date: 
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Principal Investigator: 
Koehoorn,Mieke
Institution: 
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Funding Agency: 
not grant funded
Datasets requested: 
WorkSafe BC Claims Files and Firm Level Data
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
consolidation - census geocodes
bc cancer
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 
Publications: 

Journal Publication

  • Mooney D, McLeod C, Peters C, Xu F, Koehoorn M, Demers P. "Pneumoconioses in British Columbia, Canada, 1997-2007. International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health." Oxford, UK. 7-9 September 2011. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2011;68(S1):A118.
  • Kirkham, T.L.; Koehoorn, M.W.; McLeod, C.B.; Demers, P.A. "Surveillance of mesothelioma and workers' compensation in British Columbia, Canada." Occupational and Environmental Medicine (2011) 68 1 30-35
  • Gan, W.Q.; Demers, P.A.; McLeod, C.B.; Koehoorn, M. "Population-based asbestotis surveillance in British Columbia." Occupational and Environmental Medicine (2009) 66 11 766-771

Presentation of research material (poster/seminar/lecture etc.)

  • McLeod C, Song D, McLeod K, Arrandale V, Peters C, Labrèche F, Lavoué J, Davies H, Nicol A, Pahwa M, Rushton L, Demers P. 'The burden of cancer due to occupational asbestos'. Presentation to stakeholders from the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Ministry of Labour, Office of the Worker Advisor, and Ontario Health Clinics for Ontario Workers. Occupational Cancer Research Centre. Toronto, ON, Nov. 4, 2015.
  • Koehoorn M, McLeod C, Demers P. Asbestos-related disease and workers’ compensation. WorkSafeBC (Client Services and Occupational Disease Services). Richmond BC. 29 January 2013.
  • Koehoorn M. Asbestos-related diseases and workers’ compensation. Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada Annual Scientific Conference. Vancouver, BC. 1 Oct 2012. [Oral]
  • Koehoorn M. Asbestos-related disease and workers’ compensation. Canadian Lung Cancer Conference 2012. Vancouver, BC. 26 Jan 2012.
  • Mooney D, McLeod C, Peters C, Xu F, Koehoorn M, Demers P. Pneumoconioses in British Columbia, Canada, 1997-2007. International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health. Oxford, UK; September 7-9, 2011. http://pwhr.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2012/04/Pneumoconioses-poster-EPICOH-...
     
  • McLeod C, Mooney D, Xu F, Koehoorn M, Peters C, Demers P. Geographic variation of pneumoconiosis in BC. Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference. Toronto, ON. 28-29 May 2010.
  • Demers P, McLeod C, Peters C, Xu F, Koehoorn M. Time trends for asbestosis, silicosis, and coal workers’ pneumoconiosis in British Columbia. Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference. Toronto, ON. 2010 May 28-29.
  • Gan W, Demers P, McLeod C, Xu F, Koehoorn M. Asbestosis Surveillance in British Columbia, 1992-2004. Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference; May 2009. http://pwhr.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2012/03/Asbestosis-poster-from-CARWH-...
     
     
  • Gan W, Xu F, Demers P, McLeod CB, Koehoorn M. Asbestosis surveillance in British Columbia (1991-2004). BC Environmental & Occupational Health Research Network AGM and Scientific Exchange. Vancouver, BC. 7 November 2008
  • Gan W, Demers PA, McLeod CB, Koehoon M, Xu F. Asbestosis surveillance in British Columbia (1991-2004). Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference. Montreal, QC. 15-17 June 2008
  • Demers PA, McLeod CB, Kirkham T, Gan W, Tamburic L, Xu F, Koehoorn M. The unrecognized burden of occupational diseases associated with asbestos exposure. 20th International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health. San Jose, Costa Rica. 9-11 June 2008

Conference abstract/presentation

Report

  • Koehoorn M, Carlsten C, Karlen B. Report of findings on asbestos-related lung health program for employees of British Columbia Ferry Services, Inc. and BC Deas Pacific Marine, Inc. Final report to BC Ferry Services. Victoria, BC: October 2014
  • Koehoorn M, Hurrell C, McLeod C. The burden of occupational lung disease, including cancer, in BC. WorkSafeBC Research Day. Richmond, BC, 10 March 2011. [Stakeholder presentation.] WorkSafeBC-CHSPR Research Partnership. The Burden of Asbestos-Related Disease in BC: Final Workshop Report. Centre for Health Service and Policy Research. Vancouver (BC): University of British Columbia, 2011 February.  http://www.chspr.ubc.ca/files/WorkSafe/AsbestosWorkshop/asbestos_worksho...

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