IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

The IRSST/Ambassador’s Club Award

  •   February 06, 2020

Prix IRSST club des embassadeurs

Lyne Sauvageau, Marie-Élise Parent and France Labrèche
Courtesy of the Palais des congrès de Montréal

Montreal, February 6, 2020 – The IRSST/Ambassadors’ Club Joint Award was handed out yesterday at the Recognition Award Gala, an annual event organized by the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The award went to two researchers, Dr. France Labrèche, a researcher at the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et sécurité du travail (IRSST) and Dr. Marie-Élise Parent, a professor and researcher at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), who are organizing the 28th edition of the International Symposium on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH 2020) to be held this year in Montreal.

IRSST president and CEO, Ms. Lyne Sauvageau, underscored the work of the two award recipients at the Gala. “I congratulate the two researchers, France Labrèche and Marie-Élise Parent, whose efforts have succeeded in drawing this prestigious international symposium to Montreal under the aegis of the Epidemiology in Occupational Health Committee, one of 37 scientific committees of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH). This symposium provides the perfect opportunity for sharing research findings and forging ties among researchers.” 

Under the theme From the Workplace to the Population: Exposure and Prevention, EPICOH 2020 will convene over 400 epidemiologists, toxicologists, industrial hygienists, physicians and other occupational health and safety scientists, who will share their research findings on health effects and the prevention of all types of occupational exposure.  

“By renewing our partnership agreement with the IRSST, the Palais des congrès de Montréal confirms its desire to be associated with leaders in research in order to encourage the hosting of high-profile events that will have a positive impact on the metropolis.” – Robert Mercure, president and CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

“We are proud to recognize the initiatives of researchers who decide to become involved in bringing international congresses to Montreal. Congratulations go to this year’s award recipients, whose passion and determination were singled out by their peers at the 2020 Recognition Award Gala of the Ambassadors’ Club.” – Hany Moustapha, president of the Ambassadors’ Club of the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

The IRSST/Ambassadors’ Club Joint Award is the result of the 2019 renewal of an agreement signed by the IRSST and the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The competition will be repeated in 2020.


Maura Tomi
Communications Advisor