OCCUPATION and HEALTH Russian National Congress with International Participation is a regular nationwide forum of physicians and specialists on various issues of maintaining occupational health.

Particular attention at the Congress is paid to innovative technologies for the prevention, diagnosis, clinic and treatment of patients with occupational and work-relared diseases, followed by rehabilitation; assessment and management of occupational and environmental risks; modern information technologies and training in occupational health; issues of the effectiveness of recreational activities; aspects of health-saving technologies in the production and import substitution of foreign products of medical equipment and medicines by domestic manufacturers. The most topical issues of regulatory, methodological and practical medical support of the working population in modern socio-economic conditions are considered.

The event is attended by leading experts in Russia and many countries of the world in the field of occupational health and medicine, labor protection and industrial ecology, hygienists of all profiles, practitioners of related specialties, specialists in medical and social expertise and rehabilitation, public health and insurance medicine, social personal protective equipment manufacturers, business executives, trade unionists, politicians, businessmen and public figures.

The Congress program includes Plenary Session, Symposiums and Round Tables, the All-Russian Congress (every 4 years) or Regional conferences of occupational health physicians of the federal districts and regions, educational seminars on the Continuing Medical and Pharmaceutical Education (CMO) system of the Ministry of Health of Russia, a general meeting of the Occupational Health Physicians and Specialists Association, meetings of specialized commissions on occupational medicine of federal departments.

Representatives of many non-governmental international organizations always take part in the Congress, among them the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labor Organization (ILO), the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and others.

Previous Congresses, and there were already 15, were successfully held in Moscow, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg and Samara. Its audience gathered up to 900 participants and guests from all regions of Russia, as well as representatives of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and Australia, more than 50 countries near and far abroad.

The priority vector of the Congress is a thematic exhibition, including expositions of pharmacological and scientific-technical medical organizations, as well as personal protective equipment.

The main organizers of the Congress are the Occupational Health Physicians and Specialists Association, uniting the specialized scientific community of Russia and the EAEU countries, and the leading domestic and oldest scientific institution in the field of preserving the health of workers – Izmerov Research Institute of Occupational Health. An important component of the event is its support by the executive branch and large educational and scientific institutions of the regions, domestic and foreign industrial holdings, pharmacological and insurance companies.

The tradition of the Congress is to award major scientists and departments with Honorary Diplomas and Prizes-Symbols “OCCUPATION and HEALTH” in various nominations in the field of preserving the worker`s health and the formation of a healthy lifestyle. In different years there were RAS Academicians Yuri Kundiev, Nina Zaitseva, Lydiya Sidorova, Nail Amirov and Boris Velitchkovsky, RAS Corresponding Members Victor Rukavishnikov and Igor Bukhtiyarov, Professors Maya Eglite, Vladimir Uyba, Nina Rubtsova, Vladimir Retnev and Sergey Krayevoi. The regional, as well as such large organizations as the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the WHO European Center for Health and the Environment, the Novosibirsk Research Institute of Hygiene, All-Russian Research Institute of Railway Hygiene and the Mechnikov North-West State Medical University, Shakhty Treatment and Rehabilitation Center No. 2 and Novosibirsk City Clinical Hospital No. 2.

Congress materials are always published in a special September issue (No. 9) of the Russian Journal of Occupational Health and Industrial Ecology, included in the lists of leading citation databases.

OCCUPATION and HEALTH Russian National Congress with International Participation is held once every two years (odd calendar years). Since 2015, a scientific program for young scientists and specialists, a school-seminar, a competition of scientific papers and a conference have been specially highlighted in a separate event — the International Youth Forum “OCCUPATION and HEALTH”, which is held alternately with the Congress once every two years (even calendar years). The first two Youth Forums (2016 and 2018) were held in Moscow and Yalta, respectively.