252674 Overview of the Burden and Scope of Occupational Back Pain

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:35 PM

William C. Meeker, DC, MPH , President, Palmer College of Chiropractic West, San Jose, CA
Occupational back pain is highly prevalent, recurrent, and a significant health and economic societal burden. This presentation will introduce this topic, its magnitude, and address areas in need of occupational, epidemiological, and clinical research.

Learning Areas:
Occupational health and safety
Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe the enormous burden that occupational back pain places upon society

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have published on this content and presented at several scientific meetings. I am the president of Palmer College of Chiropractic, West Campus, in San Jose, California, and former director of the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research. I was the principal investigator for the Consortial Center for Chiropractic Research and a member of NCCAM's national advisory council.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.