Keynotes & Speakers
Dr. John Howard is the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Howard also serves as the Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program.
Dr. Howard was first appointed NIOSH Director in 2002 and served until 2008. In 2008 and 2009, Dr. Howard worked as a consultant with the U.S. Government’s Afghanistan Health Initiative in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Prior to his appointment as Director of NIOSH in 2002, Dr. Howard served as Chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health in the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency from 1991 through 2002.
Dr. Howard received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Loyola University of Chicago, a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, a Doctor of Law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a Master of Law degree in Administrative Law and Economic Regulation from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Howard is board-certified in internal medicine and occupational medicine. He is admitted to the practice of medicine and law in the State of California and in the District of Columbia, and he is a member U.S. Supreme Court bar. He has written numerous articles on occupational health law and policy.
If you have any suggestions for keynote lecturers, please contact Frank de Vocht (Frank.DeVocht@manchester.ac.uk).
A full list of the Keynote lectures and speakers will be available closer to the start of the conference.
The following keynote speakers have already confirmed: