Thank you to everyone who attended the 6th Annual Dust and Respiratory Health Forum - both online and in-person.

We will see you next year on 30 October 2024 - details to come!

The 6th Annual Forum featured 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.

See full program information (PDF, 117.8 KB)

Speakers included: 

  • Dr Bob Cohen, Mining Education and Research Center, University of Illinois Chicago    
  • Professor Emily Sarver, Mining and Minerals Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • Evan Pengelly, Director – Health Surveillance Unit, Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ)
  • Jeff Moredock, ISO Cab Standard, Sy-Klone International
  • Peter Knott, GCG Health Safety Hygiene
  • Steven Gillies, Queensland Government Office of Industrial Relations (OIR)
  • Professor Dan Chambers, Tradie Health Institute
  • Associate Professor Sharyn Gaskin and Dr Chandnee Ramkissoon, The University of Adelaide
  • Kate Cole, Director, Cole Health Pty Ltd
  • Nikky LaBranche, Research Fellow - OHS in Mining, Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, Sustainable Minerals Institute


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).

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Sponsored by:

Resources Safety & Health Queensland and Breathe Safe

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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.

The 2024 Dust and Respiratory Health Forum is on Wednesday 30 October, register your interest.

Watch 6th Dust and Respiratory Health Forum Thursday 2 November 2023


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

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