May 3, 2018 to May 5, 2018
7:00 pm / 3:00 am
Betty Irene School of Nursing, Room 1800 2570 48th St Sacramento, California 95817 United States
COEH Builds Bridges: Four Decades of Progress in the California Workplace
For the last 40 years, faculty, researchers and students at Northern California’s Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) have conducted vital research to help inform state policy, provided education and training to protect vulnerable workers, and promoted health and safety in California’s workplaces.
Progress has been made over the last four decades, but there continues to be a need for the COEH’s research, training and education. Every year, thousands of California workers become injured or ill due to work, and preventable workplace fatalities still occur. In the years ahead, climate change, social disparities, and the changing world of work will present new challenges to health and safety professionals tasked with protecting public health.
This joint symposium presented by UC Berkeley and UC Davis will celebrate occupational health successes to prevent injury and illness, and look ahead to explore emerging occupational and environmental health issues in California.
Day one of the symposium will feature moderated panel discussions on topics such as climate change and health, animal health and human infectious disease risk, community outreach and engagement, sexual harassment and assault at work, and the prevention of injuries through ergonomics.
Day two of the symposium will explore current topics in occupational and environmental medicine. Topics include the health impacts of wildfires, emerging treatments for myofascial pain, managing co-morbidities in the workplace, and updates in the examination of the commercial drivers, among others.
Standard Registration Fees:
Friday, May 4: $85.00 (includes lunch)
Saturday, May 5: $325.00 (includes lunch, CME available)
Friday & Saturday: $375.00
Student / Resident Registration Fees:
Friday, May 4: $60.00
Saturday, May 5: $200.00
This event is made possible through the joint providership of The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health UC Berkeley, and The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health UC Davis.
Friday, May 4, 2018
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration, Check-In
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM: Four Decades of Milestones and Accomplishments with John Balmes, MD, Director, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, UC Berkeley
9:10 AM – 9:25 AM: Worker Safety: How Science and Advocacy Inform Law-Making to Protect Workplace Safety with Senator William Monning
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM: The Intersection of Work and Environment – A Moderated Session
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM: Break
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Community Outreach and Engagement – A Moderated Session
12:25 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch (included with registration)
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: 40 Years of the Hazard Evaluation System and Information Service (HESIS): Program Overview and Focus on Early Chemical Warning with Saeher Muzaffar, MD, MS, MPH, Chief, Hazard Evaluation System & Information Service, California Department of Public Health
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Prevention of Injuries in Vulnerable Populations – A Moderated Session
Saturday, May 5, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM: Registration, Check-In
8:00 AM – 8:05 AM: Welcome
8:05 AM – 9:10 AM: Driving Me Crazy: Navigating FMCSA Regulations and the Commercial Driver Exam with Chang Rim Na, MD, Kaiser Permanente and ACOEM Transportation section member; Taha Ahmad, MD, MPH, Chief of Service, Kaiser Permanente; and Andrew Greenwood, MD, Kaiser Permanente
9:10 AM – 9:55 AM: Insidious Injuries of the Hand and Wrist: Scaphoid fractures and other causes of radial-sided wrist pain with Christopher Bayne, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UC Davis
9:55 AM – 10:40 AM: AgrAbility: Shifting the Paradigm from Disability to Hope with Fadi Fathallah, Associate Director, Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, UC Davis
10:40 AM – 10:55 AM: Break
10:55 AM – 11:40 AM: I See a Change: Visual Ergonomics in an Aging Workforce with Glenn Yiu, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, UC Davis Health
11:40 AM – 12:35 AM: How to Prevent Unneeded Surgeries: A Fresh Look at Myofascial Pain with Constantine (Dean) Gean, Stephen Levit, and Jules Steimnitz, MD
12:35 PM – 1:20 PM: Lunch (included with registration)
1:20 PM – 2:05 PM: Epidemics and Immunizations: Breaking News on Hepatitis A and Flu with Stuart Cohen, Infectious Disease Chief, UC Davis
2:05 PM – 2:50 PM: A Season of Smoke: The Pulmonary Health Effects of California’s Wildfires with Kent Pinkerton, Director, Center for Health and Environment, UC Davis
2:50 PM – 3:05 PM: Break
3:05 PM – 3:50 PM: What Not to Miss: The Top 10 Plain Film Findings in Occupational Medicine with Steven Wang, MD, Kaiser Permanente
3:50 PM – 4:35 PM: Treating the Whole Person: Co-Morbidity in Occupational Medicine with Sarah Mansell, Kaiser Permanente
4:35 PM – 5:00 PM: Key Takeaways: Review & Maintenance of Certification Quiz