Symposium and pooled project meeting at the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) Conference, June 1-2, Vancouver

Several researchers will be presenting their work related to agricultural exposures and cancer at the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) Conference  in Vancouver on June 1-2, 2012. In a 90-minute symposium, Garthika Navaranjan, Nicole Garzia, and Manisha Pahwa will share their studies of pesticide exposure and lymphoma in the Cross-Canada Study of Pesticides and Health. Anne-Marie Nicol, an Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health and the Executive Director of CAREX Canada, will also present her work about para-occupational pesticide exposure among children of farm workers. The symposium will be co-chaired by John Spinelli and Aaron Blair, whose extensive knowledge on these themes will enrich the presentations and ensuing discussion. Both American and Canadian researchers will also hold a separate meeting about the pooling of case-control studies, in order to help establish research priorities and some intial steps for analysis.

To see the complete conference program and learn more about CARWH, please visit their website.


The effect of immune conditions on pesticide use and the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Exposure to multiple pesticides and combinations of pesticides and the risk of Hodgkin lymphoma

Literature review: Using previously measured dermal exposure information to develop an occupational pesticide exposure assessment