Event Title

Occupational Medicine Journal Club

Thursday, February 15, 2018    6:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Article Topic: 'Preventing patient-to-worker violence in hospitals: outcome of a randomized controlled intervention. '


Area: Health Promotion/Professional Practice


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 Texas 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 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 to discuss your training needs!

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

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: Kalyn Jannace (NIOSH IH trainee) presenting:


Arnetz JE et al. Preventing patient-to-worker violence in hospitals: outcome of a randomized controlled intervention. JOEM 2017; 59 (1): 18-27.

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


February 2018 Host:

Blythe Allen

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!