AF (Annet) Lenderink
I studied medicine in Groningen and after my medical exam in 1982 I started working as a company doctor in training. I completed the occupational medicine training at the Faculty of Social Medicine in Nijmegen (1986) with a graduation thesis on the influence of metalworking fluids on the occurrence of eczema.
I worked at the Industrial health service Schoterwerven in Wolvega and from 1983-1996 at the Occupational health service Midden IJssel in Deventer / Apeldoorn. There I was responsible for a large variety of small and large industrial companies.
From 1996-2005 I had my own journalistic company, PresScription, from where I wrote articles for magazines and websites about occupational medicine, personnel work, ICT and other subjects.
In 2003 I ended up as a freelancer at the Dutch Center for Occupational Diseases to renew the website. In 2005 I was permanently employed, as first responsible for the knowledge transfer. Gradually, other tasks have been added to the occupational disease specialist, particularly in the area of cancer and work, in the field of occupational diseases caused by toxic substances and, in particular, in the identification and assessment of new health risks through work. This led among other things to the SIGNAL project, an online place to report new risks through work.
In 2014 I joined the Solvent Team as a clinical occupational physician in charge of the intake of new patients, the first step in the diagnosis of Chronic Toxic Encephalopathy.
For the past ten years I have been closely involved in international cooperation with other institutes in Europe and beyond in the field of detecting and monitoring (new) occupational diseases, including within Modernet (Monitoring Occupational Diseases and New and Emerging Risks in a Network) and the ICOH Scientific Committee on Occupational Medicine.
Since 1 January 2018 I work 8 hours per week for the Dutch Center for Occupational Diseases and I also spend my time on maintaining my website
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