SWCOEH ERC 40th Anniversary Celebration & Scientific Symposium

The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, is celebrating its 40th year as one of the first established and continuously funded NIOSH Education and Research Centers in the country.

To celebrate our long-term success in training and research in occupational safety and health, we are organizing a 40th Anniversary Celebration and Scientific Symposium on March 7, 2018 from 8:30am-1:00pm

Breakfast and refreshments will be served.  Determination of credit is pending for Continuing Medical Education and other Continuing Education Units.


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Agenda

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
8:30 am – 1:00 pm


8:30am - 9:00am

Registration/Breakfast


9:00-9:15

Welcome & Introductions
Elaine Symanski, PhD
Professor and Director, SWCOEH
UTHealth School of Public Health –
Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health


9:15-10:00

History & Future of the NIOSH ERC Program
Sarah Felknor, DrPH

Associate Director for Research Integration and Extramural Performance

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)


10:00-10:30

Student Poster Session & Networking


10:30-11:15

Keynote Presentation

David Michaels, MPH, PhD
Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University
Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, 2009-2017


11:15-12:00

Total Worker Health Armchair Panel Discussion
Moderator: R. Sue Day, MS, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology
UTHealth School of Public Health -
Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

Panel Speakers:
Faiyaz Bhojani, MD, DrPH, FACP

Business Health Leader, Global Manufacturing and Upstream Americas

Regional Health Manager, Americas Oil & Gas

Shell Health

Sarah Felknor, DrPH
Associate Director for Research Integration and Extramural Performance
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

J. Jack Hinton, DrPH, CIH

Vice President – Health, Safety and Environment

Baker Hughes


James Shelton, MS
Compliance Assistance Specialist

Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


12:00-1:00

Overview of LIFE'S WORK: A Fifty Year Photographic Chronicle of Working in the USA
Mr. Earl Dotter
Photojournalist


1:00pm
Adjourn


Date, Time & Location

Event Date
Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Time
8:30am - 1:00pm


Location
UTHealth School of Public Health

Southwest Center for Occupational & Environmental Health
RAS Building - 1st Floor Auditorium & Lobby

1200 Pressler St.
Houston, TX 77030

Click for Campus Map Location


Parking:
A small parking lot is available for visitors directly in the front of the school.
Parking rates vary from $4.00 for 1 hour - $20.00 per day. If parking is not available in front of the school, TMC Garage 2 is closest to UTHealth School of Public Health. Click for TMC Visitor Parking Info & Map


Event Contacts

Questions?


Contact Michelle McDaniel, Continuing Education Coordinator

Michelle.r.McDaniel@uth.tmc.edu

Office: 713-500-9447


About SWCOEH

Your Best Reponse 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 at swcoeh.ce@uth.tmc.edu to discuss your training needs!


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