The Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety in the UAB School of Public Health will host two days of informational occupational health events on June 28-29, 2013.
First will be a special session, Popcorn Anyone?, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at UAB’s Edge of Chaos. Rich Kanwal, M.D., M.P.H., a UAB alumnus, will discuss being part of the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) team that investigated microwave popcorn production workers who became very ill from work-related exposures to diacetyl. This free and public event will be followed by an open question and answer session on work-related lung disorders. Joining Kanwal will be Veena Antony, M.D., Professor of Medicine, and Timothy J. Key, M.D., M.P.H., medical director of Employee Health at UAB. Register at www.soph.uab.edu/dsc/SS_PA130628.
Best Practices in Occupational Medicine will be 7:30 a.m. to noon on June 29 at the Ross Bridge Resort, 4000 Grand Ave, Birmingham. Continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. After surveying physicians of their educational needs in occupational medicine, a committee of occupational health experts developed this workshop based on the responses received. The program will be moderated by Key, who serves industry and workers through his consulting in occupational health. Topics covered will include medical surveillance in occupational health, determination of work-related hearing loss, caring for the injured worker and worker’s comp 101.
Registration is $25 for residents, $50 for all others, and must be received in advance. A confirmation letter with details will be sent once registration has been received. Please call 205-934-7178 with questions or to register by phone, or visit www.soph.uab.edu/dsc/courseregistration to register online.