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4th Annual NW Environmental Health Conference Presentations Now Available
Presentations for the conference, held on February 10th, 2012, have now been posted.
March 1, 2012
4th Annual NW Environmental Health Conference: Bridging Research, Practice, and Policy
The Fourth Annual NW Environmental Health Conference was
held on Friday February 10, 2012
in Portland, Oregon at the University Place Hotel.
The conference hosted leading scientists, researchers, and
health professionals in the multidisciplinary field of Environmental Health to
continue our robust dialogue on the interrelationship between the environment
and health and healthcare practices.
The 2012 conference focused on environmental chemical
contributors to obesity and diabetes and explore how such health disparities
may arise, in part, because of different levels of exposures to chemicals of
In addition to our keynotes, the conference included
presentations from numerous national and regional environmental health experts,
researchers, educators, and advocates.
- 9: 00 — 10:15: Keynote Speakers
an expert on Reproductive & Developmental Toxicology, and the Acting Chief
of the Cellular, Organs & Systems Pathobiology Branch of the National
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle, NC
- Jose Bravo, the Executive Director for the
Just Transition Alliance in Chula Vista, CA
- 10:30 — 11:30: Concurrent Sessions #1
12:30 — 1:45: Concurrent Sessions #2
Heindel, PhD. Developmental Origins and Environmental Influences of
- Jose Bravo, Obesity and Chemicals: A Matter of
- Eco Healthy
- Regional Strategies:
Emerging Bedbug Issue
- An Advocate’s View of Portland
Air Toxics Solutions
2:00 — 3:15:
Concurrent Sessions #3
- The Effect of Indoor
Air Pollutants on Lung Health of Asthmatic Patients
- Environmental Justice in West Eugene: Families,
Health and Air Pollution
Settings and Health Effects (ESHE) Study: Holistic Measures of
Community Attributes to Model Rural Obesity Prevention
- What’s in Your Make Up Bag?
- Nail Technicians & Social Determinants of Health:
case study of PDX Vietnamese Technicians
- Water Quality Standards, Fish Consumption
Populations in Oregon: A Scientific and Ethical Policy Analysis
- Search for Social Sustainability Through Promotion of
Environmental Health Equity: A Case Study of University-Community
Partnership in Portland, Oregon
- Indigenous Farmworkers Partner to Address Occupational
Health and Safety
- The Role of
Community Advisory Committees & Pesticides in Oregon: Strategies
based on Community Health and an Ethics of Human Rights
- Don Francis: Radon Measurement and Mitigation
- Brett Sherry: Radon
- Scott Burns, PhD: Cataclysms on the Columbia: the
Great Missoula Floods
- Farm Bill 101- Rep. Earl Blumenauer
- Connection Between the U.S. Farm Subsidy program and
Health Related Expenditures.
The conference strives to promote a paradigm shift among
professionals in health care, public health, planning and environmental
services, to understand how their own practice affects and is affected by some
of the Pacific Northwest’s most difficult environmental and health challenges.
Our multidisciplinary approach will provide information about: current science
and research; best practices to incorporate environmental health education in
clinical and community settings; and best practices and promising innovations
in the policy arena.
Audience participants included: healthcare administrators, researchers, naturopathic and
allopathic practitioners, public health practitioners, community organizers,
non-profit program managers, and students.
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