5125.0 Occupational Respiratory Disease Research and Surveillance

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
The purpose of this panel session is to discuss work-related respiratory diseases research and surveillance and to provide new or updated information and emerging methods. The session will cover the following topics by four speakers: 1. The contributions of research and surveillance to the understanding of work-related asthma in the healthcare industry 2. Web-based surveillance methods for asthma and work-related respiratory symptoms in Educational Services Sector 3. Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance System 4. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease associated with occupations in the U.S. workers Through this session, participants will: 1. Gain understanding and knowledge for work-related respiratory disease research and surveillance. 2. Be able to apply knowledge and use new or updated information to the development of future work-related respiratory disease research programs.
Session Objectives: Explain the state of current knowledge re: the burden of work related respiratory disease. Discuss new research methods being utilized in the surveilance of work related respiratory disease.
Elise Pechter, MDH CIH

10:30 AM

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Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety
Endorsed by: Environment, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)