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Please join us for the 2013 Northwest Environmental Health Conference: Bridging Research, Practice and Policy, which Oregon PSR is co-organizing. Registration closes on Tuesday, March 12th.
When: Friday, March 15th, 2013
Where: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Union
This conference will host leading scientists, researchers, and health professionals to continue our robust dialogue on the interrelationship between the environment and health and healthcare practices. The 2013 conference theme is epigenetics: how environmental factors, particularly chemicals in our environment, can change the expression of our genes, impacting health and disease over generations. Epigenetics is a crucial topic, especially in pediatric healthcare. Presentations will also cover a range of topics including environmental justice, environmental toxicants, built environment, and sustainable practices in health care.
Our keynote speaker will be Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, Director of the Program on Reproductive Health & the Environment at the University of California San Francisco and an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences & Pediatrics. Tracey has done extensive research and policy development on environmental health issues, with a particular emphasis on early-life development. A number of PSR staff, members and physician representatives will also be presenting, including:
Who should attend?
Healthcare administrators, public health practitioners, researchers, naturopathic and allopathic practitioners, community organizers, non-profit program managers, and students interested in understanding how their own areas of practice affect and are affected by environmental and health challenges.
Professional + Continuing Education: $75
Continuing Education details to be announced.
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