June 19, 2018 to June 20, 2018 11:00 pm / 2:15 am

Elihu M. Harris State Office Building 1515 Clay Street Oakland, California 94612 United States

Pesticide Exposure & Health: Protecting Agricultural Communities 

Exposure to pesticides has been linked to a wide variety of short-term and long-term health effects. This course will explore the relationship between pesticides and Parkinson’s disease, residential proximity to insecticides and fumigants with neurodevelopment, and associations between insecticide exposure and neurodevelopment in children.

Learners will review findings from The Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS) study, a birth cohort study conducted in the agricultural Salinas Valley of California. Learners will also review case studies that demonstrate how state pesticide and labor laws and regulations are designed to prevent exposure to pesticides, and will identify areas of improvement to protect agricultural workers from pesticide exposure.

Standard Registration: $75.00
Government Employees: $60.00

Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the sources and routes of pesticide exposures of mothers and children in an agricultural community
  • Describe the relationship between pesticide exposure, neurodevelopment, and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease
  • Discuss key new and longstanding pesticide regulatory requirements, and how to look up detailed requirements
  • Recognize interventions that can reduce pesticide exposure of pregnant women, children, and farmworkers

Accreditation:
ABIH – ABIH® Diplomates may be eligible to earn up to 3 contact hours for this event. Visit http://www.abih.org /maintain-certification/cm-credit-education-events for more information.
Certified Safety Professionals may be eligible to earn up to 3 contact hours for this event. Visit http://www.bcsp.org/Certifications/Recertification for more information. 
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12983, for 3 contact hours.
AGENDA

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: Registration, Check-In
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Protecting Agricultural Workers from Pesticide Exposure: Regulations in Place and Improvements Needed with Anne Katten, MPH

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe key new and longstanding pesticide regulatory requirements, and how to look up detailed requirements
  • Recognize ways existing regulations and infrastructure fall short of providing workers with adequate protection, training, and notification
  • Discuss real life examples of how workers are exposed to pesticides, and what can be done to prevent future poisoning incidents

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Environmental Causes of Parkinson’s Disease: A Focus on Pesticides with Samuel Goldman, MD, MPH

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the basic clinical and pathological characteristics of Parkinson’s disease
  • Recognize the descriptive epidemiology of Parkinson’s disease: who, when, where
  • Identify at least 3 environmental risk factors for Parkinson’s disease and possible mechanisms of action

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Break 

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM: Pesticide Exposure and Children’s Health: Findings from the CHAMACOS Study with Robert Gunier, PhD


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the sources and routes of pesticide exposures of mothers and children in an agricultural community
  • Describe what is known about the relationship between pesticide exposure and children’s health
  • Recognize interventions that can reduce pesticide exposure of pregnant women and children

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