Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series 2019-2020

The Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) seminar series is supported by the Dalla Lana School of Public HealthPublic Health Ontario, the Occupational Cancer Research Centre, and the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease. Contact ocrc@occupationalcancer.ca to sign up for the mailing list.

Seminar Details
Time: Seminars are held on Fridays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gage Building, room 108 (223 College Street, enter off Ross Street)
Webinar: Available

The seminars are open to everyone, and can be attended in person or by webinar. Registration is free of charge. To register, and to receive the instructions for connecting to the webinar, please follow the Eventbrite links in the table below. The link will become available approximately a week before each seminar date.

Following the seminar, presentation slides will be posted below with the consent of the presenter.

The Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The series is also approved by the Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI), and by the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH) for Registration Maintenance (RM) points. Additional details on continuing education credits (including approval numbers) will be available shortly. If you have further questions, please contact Elaina MacIntyre (elaina.macintyre@oahpp.ca). 

Upcoming Seminars

DateSpeaker (Institution)Title/Topic
January 24, 2020Anil Adisesh
(St Michael’s Hospital)
Prostate cancer and metal exposures in the Atlantic PATH cohort
(Register now)
February 7, 2020Jeff Brook
(University of Toronto)
CANUE research findings and future directions
February 21, 2020Nathan DeBono
(Occupational Cancer Research Centre)
The Occupational Disease Surveillance System
March 6, 2020Keith Van Ryswyk
(Health Canada)
Health Canada’s Subway Air Quality Initiative: Heath Canada’s research into the sources, trends and mitigative strategies of particulate air pollution in subways
March 20, 2020Victoria Arrandale
(University of Toronto)
Occupational exposure in nail salons
April 3, 2020Daniel Aubin
(National Research Council Canada)
Impact of growing, processing and consuming canabis in indoor environments

Past Seminars

January 10, 2020 – Prospective cohort studies in Canada and their role in assessing environmental risk factors
John McLaughlin, University of Toronto


December 6, 2019 – Getting the message right: Strengthening return-to-work communication in British Columbia’s health care sector
Arif Jetha, Institute for Work & Health


November 22, 2019 – What do we know about the risk of asthma and the environment (air pollution)? A population-based approach
Teresa To, SickKids


November 8, 2019 – Cannabis use and the workplace
Nancy Carnide, Institute for Work & Health


October 25, 2019 – Exploring sex differences in the etiology of cancers: a critical look at endocrine disrupting chemicals in the workplace
Vikki Ho, Université de Montréal


October 11, 2019 – Where are heart healthy neighbourhoods? Competing influences of the built environment and traffic-related air pollution on cardiovascular risk factors
Nicholas Howell, University of Toronto


September 27, 2019 – Workers’ compensation for occupational disease: Medicolegal challenges
Katherine Lippel, University of Ottawa


Click the links below to see presentations from the previous seminar series: