The 6th Annual Dust and Respiratory Health Forum is nearly here. This year the Forum will feature the latest research and best practice in the management of respirable crystalline silica dust and lung diseases in the mining, construction, and manufacturing industries and offers a great opportunity for discussion and networking.

The 6th Annual Dust and Respiratory Health Forum is organised by The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute’s Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC), in partnership with Resources Safety & Health Queensland.

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You will be able to attend in-person or online via Zoom webinar.

Register  (in-person)   Register for webinar

Speakers on the day include: 

  • Dr Bob Cohen, Mining Education and Research Center, University of Illinois Chicago    
  • Professor Emily Sarver, Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • Office of Industrial Relations (OIR)
  • Dean Barr, Executive Director Occupational Health, Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ)
  • Jeff Moredock, ISO Cab Standard, Sy-Klone International
  • Professor Dan Chambers, Executive Director Research, Metro North Hospital and Health Service
  • Associate Professor Sharyn Gaskin and Dr Chandnee Ramkissoon, University of Adelaide
  • Kate Cole, Director, Cole Health Pty Ltd
  • Peter Knott, GCG Health Safety Hygiene
  • Nikky LaBranche, Research Fellow - OHS in Mining, Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, Sustainable Minerals Institute

We look forward to seeing you at the Forum.

Location: Global Change Institute.

About Annual Dust and Respiratory Health Forum

The Dust and Respiratory Health Forum brings together experts from around the world and features the advancements and latest trends in the management of dust and mine dust lung diseases.

It aims to develop collaborations and sharing of best practice to improve the health, safety and treatment options for mine workers suffering from occupational dust lung diseases.

Dust lung diseases can lead to long-term health problems, and they continue to be a significant risk for mine workers around the world. Worryingly, there is still no holistic picture of the overall risk of these diseases or the risk factors in development and progression, which makes the Forum  an important opportunity to share knowledge and experience.

Organised by the Sustainable Minerals Institute's Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, the Forum takes place at The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus.


Staff House Rd, The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4067
Global Change Institute, building 20