The recorded sessions are available for on-demand viewing through AppInConf digital platform.
The digital platform is accessible until December 11, 2021:
Please note: If you are not registered to the congress, you don’t have access to the digital platform/recorded materials.
If you have any questions regarding the digital platform, please contact



Dear ICBEN friends and colleagues,

On behalf of the International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise (ICBEN), we would like to announce that the 13th ICBEN Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem  will be held 14-17 June 2021 After weighing all options and careful consideration, we are happy to announce that for the first time in our congress history, the event “ICBEN2021” will be held digitally.  The call for contributions to the congress was very successful and more than 220 abstracts from 40 countries were submitted! During digital Congress, we will see four keynote lectures, 11 sessions, 172 oral presentations, 56 posters, and two special sessions, covering the newest research in all aspects of auditory and non-auditory effects of noise and noise as a public health issue 

Pre-congress event Friday 11 June
We invite all participants to take part in the pre-congress on Friday 11 June.
Link to pre-meeting will be sent to all registered participants.

15:00 Introduction film about the congress digital platform & Welcome talk
15:15 Keynote talk Prof. Thomas Münzel – “Pathophysiology of aircraft noise-induced cardiovascular and cerebral disease”
15:55 Short presentation of Remo, the congress´ social platform
16:00 Get together on Remo
17:00 End of day

Timings are subject to change.

Remember to register for the congress. Registration is open until June 14.   

For more information on congress fees and registration, please click here. 


Invitation to participate in organization of social activities

We would hereby like to welcome volunteers within the ICBEN community who wish to organize a social activity, small or large, for the social blocks (please see the program). If you are interested, please contact the local organizing committee: or

Social blocks are scheduled at 19:15-20:15 on 14 & 16 June.


Keynote speakers 

Irene van Kamp 

Senior researcher and project manager at the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment 

“Unwanted sound in everyday life: an underestimated stressor” 

Sharon G. Kujawa 

Director of Audiology Research and a Senior Scientist in the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA 

“Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Basic Observations Informing Human Translation” 

Jenny Selander 

Head, Unit of Occupational Medicine, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden 

“Noise and vibration – underestimated risks for pregnant women?” 

Marco Paviotti 

Policy officer at the European Commission 

“Developing noise policy by using scientific evidence on health effects of noise.” 



Important dates: 

April 30, 2021: Deadline for full paper submission 

April 30, 2021: Early bird registration deadline 

June 1, 2021: All presenters should be registered and paid as a delegate for ICBEN 2021 

June 1, 2021: All digital abstracts and video presentations have to be uploaded to the Congress platform 

June 14, 2021: Deadline for participants to register

We are looking forward to welcoming you to ICBEN 2021! 



We look forward to meeting you during the Congress! 

Best regards, 

Maria Albin & Jenny Selander, 

Karolinska Institutet Congress Chairwomen 

Charlotta Eriksson & Andrei Pyko,  

Congress Secretariat 

Mathias Basner, Mark Brink & Sabine Janssen



ICBEN is the International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise. Its goal is to promote a high level of scientific research concerning all the aspects of noise-induced effects on human beings including preventive regulatory measures and to keep alive a vivid communication among the scientists working in that field. ICBEN is an affiliate member of the International Commission for Acoustics (ICA). The main activity of ICBEN evolves around its congresses that are organized every 3 years and regularly attract between 200 and 300 researchers and policy makers from across the globe. Proceedings of past ICBEN congresses are available here


Centre for Occupational and Environmental Medicine


Academic Conferences
- Professional Congress Organiser

Direct: +46 18 67 14 62
Switchboard: +46 18 67 10 03
PO Box 7059, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

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Important dates

7 February 2021
Deadline for Abstract submission
& Congress Grant request submission

9 March 2021
Notification date for Abstracts and Congress Grant

30 April 2021
Deadline for full paper submission & Early bird registration

1 June 2021
All presenters should be registered and have paid the registration fee.

1 June 2021
All digital abstracts, video presentations and E-posters have to be uploaded to the Congress platform.

14-17 June 2021
ICBEN 2021


Organized by

The conference is hosted by
ICBEN and the Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet.