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.