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Cardiovascular Health and Disease: Occupational and Environmental Factors and Updates in Occupational and Environmental Medicine – San Francisco, CA – March 12-14

This course, presented by the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, is designed to provide occupational and environmental health professionals and persons from other health-related disciplines with a review and update of current data in occupational and environmental medicine. The first day of the curriculum will focus on Cardiovascular Health and Disease. A poster session the evening before will supplement the cardiovascular course content. The second day and final half-day of the course will cover a multi-topic theme: Updates in Occupational and Environmental Health.

This course is approved for American Board of Preventive Medicine Maintenance of Certification credit and is a comprehensive update for occupational medicine specialists. California Qualified Medical Examiner credit approval is anticipated.

This course is also designed to meet the needs of primary care providers and others engaged in occupational health practice and research including physicians (family physicians, general practitioners, internists, emergency medicine specialists), nurse practitioners and other nursing professionals, as well as physician’s assistants, industrial hygienists, and health researchers and policy makers.

For more information or to register online visit our website at www.cme.ucsf.edu.

You may also call the Office of Continuing Medical Education (415) 476-4251 or email info@ocme.ucsf.edu

Brochure is attached here.

*The Center for Social Epidemiology’s Director, Peter Schnall, MD, MPH will be giving his presentation, “Work Organization and Stress as a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease – Time for Intervention?” on March 12 at 11:00 a.m.

Work, Stress, and Health 2015 – Atlanta, GA – May 6-9, 2015

Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations

May 6-9, 2015

The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia

Sponsored by:

The Call for Proposals (including online submissions) is available now, and can be found at the official conference website: http://www.apa.org/wsh/.

The submission deadline is October 6, 2014.

International Commission of Occupational Health, Work, Organisation and Psychosocial Factors (ICOH-WOPS) – Adelaide, Australia – Sept 17-19, 2014

Dear Colleagues,
I am pleased to invite you to the International Commission of Occupational Health, Work, Organisation and Psychosocial Factors (ICOH-WOPS) Sept 17th -19th 2014, to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The congress will explore a number of themes related to worker health as a basic human right for all.
Adelaide is ranked as Australia’s most liveable city for a third year running, and the fifth most liveable city in the world.
To register your interest and for more information visit unisa.edu.au/ICOHcongress
Please expect a call for abstracts and symposia shortly. Kindly consider building some time into your program for some well-deserved relaxation and exploration in Australia. It is a long way to come and there is much to see outside of the cities.
Organising Committee
Maureen Dollard, Michelle Tuckey, Tessa Bailey, Anne Devizis, Anna-Maria Kalaitzis, Aditya Jain.

1st International Symposium to Advance TOTAL WORKER HEALTH – Bethesda, MD – October 6 – 8, 2014


Call For Abstracts – Now Open 
Submission Deadline: March 24, 2014

About the Conference 

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to announce the International Symposium to Advance TOTAL WORKER HEALTH™.  Mark your calendar to join us October 6 – 8, 2014 in Bethesda, MD on the historic and healthy campus of the National Institutes of Health.

This symposium will explore research, practices, programs and policies that advance the overall health, safety, and well-being of workers through the integration of health protection and health promotion.  It will seek to advance the tenets of Total Worker Health™.  It builds upon successful past meetings of the 2004 NIOSH Steps to a Healthier US Workforce Conference and the 2007 NIOSH WorkLife National Symposium. Additional details on the NIOSH Total Worker Health Program can be found at www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh

Conference Theme

Total Worker Health is a strategy integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion to prevent worker injury and illness and to advance health and well-being. This approach recognizes that both work-related factors and factors beyond the workplace contribute jointly to the numerous health and safety challenges facing today’s workers.  Thetotal worker health strategy champions interventions that comprehensively address work and non-work threats and determinants in a harmonized way.  Health protection activities and health promotion programs, which have often been traditionally compartmentalized, can be successfully coordinated and combined for greater effectiveness.  

To learn more about the concept of total worker health, refer to the following sources:


This symposium will explore subjects, themes and concepts of great interest to researchers and practitioners in the following areas: workplace health, human resources, organized labor, benefits, occupational safety, disability managements, health promotion, public health, health policy, health economics, organizational and occupational health psychology, industrial hygiene, employee assistance, emergency response, workers’ compensation, and related disciplines.

 Contact Us

For questions regarding the International Symposium to Advance TOTAL WORKER HEALTH™, please email us attwh@cdc.gov

– See more at: http://www.eagleson.org/conferences/total-worker-health#sthash.EzyWRAIX.dpuf

Second Congress of the Americas on Psychosocial Stress and Mental Health Factors at Work (RIFAPT) – Mexico City, MX – October 14 – 17, 2014


October 14 – 17, 2014

Metropolitan Autonomous University XochimilcoFederal District, Mexico.

website: http://factorespsicosociales.com/congreso/


Little more than six years have passed since the initial activities of the Research Network on Psychosocial Factors in the AC Working During this time he promoted the first three videos of the Americas on Psychosocial Factors: Cuernavaca, Morelos, 2006, Guadalajara, Jalisco, 2008 , and Mexico City, 2010.

So, the project matured and attention to the impact of the event, so I called the Fourth Forum transitional and First Congress in Bogotá, Colombia in 2012.

From there it has agreed to call Congress to the following events. In these successful academic meetings, topics and proposals developed have enabled sets bring together researchers, professionals and workers in the Americas around the discussion and development of proposals sponsoring the implementation of workspaces safe, healthy and satisfying, to prevent the harmful impacts on mental and organic integrity of workers.

Since the last century, a result of global deployment of capital and the crisis with recurrent rallies, working atmospheres have become more complex to the extent that huge population stripes that once contributed to the development of societies through their work, are expelled or not allowed more in the workplace.

Consequently, there is now a growing flood of unemployed, lacking multiplication of informal jobs both benefits and coverage for health groups to which an increasing number of young people adds no possibility of formal employment.


  • Analysis of the role that neoliberal globalization on working conditions and dehumanization.

  • Theoretical and methodological research contributions of psychosocial conditions and health consequences of formal and informal workers.

  • Analysis of the role that labor-crises as a result of globalization-has on job insecurity and its effects on subjective and objective of the work content and the identity of the subjects.

  • Implemented policies on working conditions and health Mental health reform and labor reform.

  • Evaluation of intervention models for the prevention of psychosocial risks and their effects on health.

  • Union participation in research, prevention and psychosocial risks and their effects on health.

Center for Social Epidemiology celebrated its 25th Anniversary

The Center for Social Epidemiology celebrated its 25th Anniversary this past May 17th at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Over 90 of the Center’s family, friends and colleagues were in attendance. Susan Holcomb and Sherry Schnall were honored individually for their unique contributions to the CSE over the years. Dr. Paul Landsbergis was honored for his many contributions to the field of work and health.

Music by Joseph Zimmerman and friends kicked off the evening followed by uproariously funny comedy provided by Allan Havey. These were followed by nostalgic and informative presentations about the history and future directions of the CSE given by Peter Schnall, Marnie Dobson and Paul Landsbergis. The evening came to a close with additional music from Joe, (tango) dancing and further merriment. 

Attached here are Peter and Marnie’s talks from the evening. Click the post link in order to see our photo gallery. To those of  you who attended, we extend our heartfelt thanks for your ongoing support. For those of you who were not able to make it, we hope the attached will give you a greater sense of the evening. You were missed!


CSE 25th Anniversary Party

Please join us in celebrating the 
Center for Social Epidemiology’s 25th Anniversary

May 17, 2013
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel

CSE 25th Anniversary Party

The 31st International Congress on Occupational Health – Seoul, Korea, May 31 – June 5, 2015

ICOH 2015

The 31st International Congress on Occupational Health

May 31-June 5, 2015

COEX Convention Center, Seoul, Korea



The International Congress of Occupational Health is the largest international event held every three years where specialists in the hygiene, nursing and ergonomics from the government, academia and labor industries gather together to promote the occupational health across the world.

The motto of the 30th ICOH Congress was ‘Occupational Health for All: From Research to Practice’, where experts in the occupational medicine, hygiene, nursing and ergonomics from the government, academia and the business gather together.

Around 1,700 experts in the occupational health participated in the congress and there were ten key-note speeches and 30 semi key-note speeches. The number of special session hosted was 119 with 65 speeches and 528 poster speeches.

KOSHA hosted 4 special sessions including special session on the culture of prevention during the congress, in which international organizations and related associations such as International Labor Organization(ILO), International Society Security Association(ISSA) and German Social Accident Insurance(DGUV) gave presentations on activities and strategies on the culture of prevention through implementing the Seoul Declaration. The participants also discussed ways to promote the Culture of prevention and share information. Around 100 specialists in the occupational health industry participated in the special session.

1st International Congress and 4th Forum of the Americas – Bogota, Colombia, October 17-20, 2012

October 17 – 20

Universidad de los Andes

Bogota, Colombia

Website: http://cifa2012.uniandes.edu.co/index.php/evento

After 7 years of work around psychosocial factors, stress and mental health at work, the Network of Researchers on Psychosocial Factors at Work (RIFAPT) has decided to coordinate efforts once more with the Iberoamerican Network of Psychosocial Occupational Risks (RIPSOL), in order to collect and enhance the experience and reflection on the knowledge gained on this complex issue. In both networks involving various Latin American countries and since 2007 been promoting and developing research initiatives and training about psychosocial health at work.

With the organization and experience of three previous forums has been possible to advance the discussion, analysis and identification of the scope and limitations of this field we face. That is why today RIFAPT RIPSOL AC and are able to convene the 1st International Congress and 4. Forum of the Americas, whose main objective is to analyze, in the context of globalization, the challenges theoretical, methodological and intervention that we face going forward and the weight to the crises of capital has over labor, the definition public policy and health.From this perspective will be relevant to identify the challenges for addressing psychosocial factors at the same time, close gaps between theory, research and intervention.

APHA Annual Meeting – San Francisco, CA October 27-31, 2012

140th Annual Meeting & Exposition 
San Francisco, CA October 27-31, 2012

The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. APHA’s meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health. APHA has a world of public health in store for you.

2012 APHA Annual Meeting
The APHA Annual Meeting will be held at the Moscone Center and a nearby hotel property. Registration, exhibit hall, opening general session and a large number of sessions will be at the Moscone Center (747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103).

Submit an abstract for the 9th Annual APHA Film Festival: SUBMIT NOW!

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