Event Title

Occupational Medicine Journal Club

Thursday, January 17, 2019    6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Article Topic: 'Measuring best practices for workplace safety, health, and well-being: the Workplace Integrated Safety and Health Assessment.'


Area: Industrial hygiene/toxicology


Occupational Medicine Journal Club is an educational and networking opportunity to discuss and debate the results of recently published research. Each meeting we will enjoy a networking dinner and discuss a recent article from a peer reviewed journal. Wine donations greatly appreciated.

The ultimate goal of this series is to promote the optimal health and safety of workers, workplaces, and the environment by:

  • Educating healthcare professionals and the public;
  • Stimulating research;
  • Enhancing quality of practice;
  • Guiding public policy; and
  • Advancing the field of occupational and environmental medicine.

Articles are selected on the basis of their usefulness to practitioners in terms of clinical practice and the care of worker populations at the programmatic level.

Learning Objectives: At the end of each session, you should be able to:


  • Interpret and explain a current occupational or environmental medicine research report;

  • Apply an interdisciplinary approach to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention strategies; and

  • Outline standards of care relevant to occupational and environmental health practice.


Your Best Response to a Changing World!

The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) supports research, education and outreach in occupational and environmental health. The SWCOEH is housed within the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences of the UTHealth School of Public Health and is under the leadership of Elaine Symanski, PhD who serves as Director.

The SWCOEH was established in 1977 as a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center (ERC), now one of 18 ERCs in the nation. In 1985, the SWCOEH became a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health.

The mission of the SWCOEH Continuing Education (CE) Program is to serve as a training resource for professionals and decision-makers in the occupational and environmental health fields by delivering specialized courses in response to current training needs. Our ultimate goal is to improve occupational and environmental health. Our core subject areas are occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, hazardous substances and materials and occupational health nursing. Contact us to discuss your training needs!

Additional Journal Club Dates
Date Presenter Journal Article
September 20, 2018 Oyer-Peterson, Kelly Ann Bartoszko JJ, McNamara IF, Aras OA, et al. Does consecutive influenza vaccination reduce protection against influenza: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Vaccine. 2018;3434-3444.
October 18, 2018 Rammah, Amal Fisher JE et al. Physical activity, air pollution, and the risk of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2016; 194 (7): 855-865.
November 15, 2018 Alcauter, Bethany Conway S, Pompeii LA, Casanova V, Douphrate DI. A qualitative assessment of logging in the Southern United States. Am J Ind Med 2017; 60: 58-68.
January 17, 2019 Hall, Juliana Sorensen G, Sparer E, Williams JAR, et al. Measuring best practices for workplace safety, health, and well-being: the Workplace Integrated Safety and Health Assessment. JOEM 2018; 60 (5): 430-439.
February 21, 2019 Shapiro, Marieta Krebs EE, Gravely A, Nugent S, et al. Effect of opioid vs nonopioid medications on pain-related function in patients with chronic back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis pain: the SPACE randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2018; 319 (9): 972-882.
March 21, 2019 Mehta, Ritesh Nielsen HB, Larsen AD, Dyreborg J, Hansen AM, Pompeii L, Conway SH, Hansen J, Kolstad HA, Name-Nielsen K, Garde AH. Risk of injury after evening and night work: Findings from the Danish working hours database. Scand J Work Environ Health 2018. Published online first: doi:10.5271/sjweh.3737.
April 18, 2019 Harrison, Whitney Zheng Y et al. Associations of weight gain from early to middle adulthood with major health outcomes later in life. JAMA 2017; 318 (3): 255-269.
May 16, 2019 Aghakasiri, Niloufar Sharma SV, Upadhyaya M, Karhade M, Baun WB, Perkison WB, Pompeii LA, Brown HS, Hoelscher DM. Are Hospital Workers Healthy?: A Study of Cardiometabolic, Behavioral, and Psychosocial Factors Associated With Obesity Among Hospital Workers. J Occup Environ Med. 2016 Dec;58(12):1231-1238.

This is a FREE event sponsored by the Occupational Medicine Program at the SWCOEH
Dinner and CME included.
Register at least 48 hours in advance to receive a hard copy of your certificate of attendance at the meeting.



Agenda and Flyer

Keynote Speaker: Juliana Hall


Sorensen G, Sparer E, Williams JAR, et al. Measuring best practices for workplace safety, health, and well-being: the Workplace Integrated Safety and Health Assessment. JOEM 2018; 60 (5): 430-439.


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Time & Location
6:30PM - 7:00PM: Social
7:00PM - 7:45PM: Networking Dinner
7:45PM - 8:45PM: Article Presentation


January 2019 Host:

Dr. Silvia Maberti & Dr. Angel Plaza

OM Journal Club is usually held the Third Thursday of the month during the academic year and location varies every month. Thank you to our generous hosts and sponsors!


Continuing Education

CEUs (CME or CEUs):
Determination of CME credit is pending.

Contact Us

Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Continuing Education (CE) & Outreach Program
1200 Pressler St., RAS West, Ste. 1038
Houston, TX 77030

Michelle McDaniel - Continuing Education Coordinator (Mon-Fri)
Email: Michelle.R.McDaniel@uth.tmc.edu
Phone: 713-500-9447

Brenda Brown - Program
Coordinator (Tu-Th)
Phone: 713-500-9448

General CE Email: swcoeh.ce@uth.tmc.edu

To learn more about the SWCOEH, please visit us on the web at www.swcoeh.org