5153.0 Environmental and occupational epidemiology

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Oral
Environmental and occupational epidemiology is a dynamic and often controversial field. This session will include presentations about studies of environmental pesticide levels in relation to depression, the health effects of smoke from wildfires in rural eastern North Carolina, seasonal trends in water contamination and cryptosporidium infections; and cancers, epidemiology and local politics in Essex (UK). One occupational study about risk factors associated with progressive massive fibrosis among U.S. coal miners will also be discussed.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner (participant) will be able to: 1) Compare the risk of depression across levels of environmental pesticide exposure; 2) Describe the risk factors associated with progressive massive fibrosis in coal miners; and 3) Describe the value of integrating satellite data and syndromic surveillance to assess the health impacts of wildfire smoke in rural counties.
Moderator:
John Neuberger, DrPH, MPH, MBA

12:30pm
Risk factors associated with progressive massive fibrosis among U.S. coal miners a case-control study
Mei Lin Wang, MD, MPH, John M. Wood, MS, Janet Hale, MS, Edward L. Petsonk, MD, FCCP and Michael D. Attfield, PHD
12:48pm
Environmental pesticide levels in relation to depression in a population-based sample of adults
Edwin van Wijngaarden, PhD, Kelly Thevenet-Morrison, MS, Cheryl Beseler, PhD and Lorann Stallones, MPH, PhD
1:06pm
Integrated satellite imaging and syndromic surveillance reveal health effects of smoke from wildfires in rural eastern North Carolina counties in the summer of 2008
Ana Rappold, PhD, Susan Stone, MS, Wayne Cascio, MD, Lucas Neas, PhD, Vasu Kilaru, MS, Martha Sue Carraway, MD, James Szykman, Shobha Kondragunta, PhD, Mohammed Farooqui, MD, Svetlana Deyneka, MD, MPH, Heather Vaughan-Batten, MPH, Amy Ising, MSIS, Clifton Barnett, MSIS and Robert Devlin, PhD
1:24pm
Seasonal Trends in Water Contamination and Cryptosporidium Infections
Stephanie Jackson, MPH, Kristine Tollestrup, PhD, MPH, Jason Witter, MA, Floyd Frost, PhD and Twila Kunde, MPH, MBA

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Statistics, Social Work

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

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