Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series 2020-2021

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.

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Seminar Details

Time: Seminars are held on Fridays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (ET)
Location: the 2020-2021 seminar series will be held online only

The seminars are open to everyone, and can be attended via Zoom 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 Victoria Arrandale (victoria.arrandale@utoronto.ca).  

Upcoming Seminars

The 2020-2021 Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar series has concluded.  Thank you all for participating and look out for the 2021-2022 seminars in the fall!

Past Seminars

April 9, 2021 –Association Between Early Life Exposure to Phthalates and Organophosphate Esters and the Development of Childhood Asthma and Wheeze
Garthika Navaranjan, University of Toronto and OCRC

March 26, 2021 – Cancer risk communication in the news coverage of suspected cancer clusters in Ontario: Contrasting media messaging on cancer by geography
Cathy Slavik, McMaster University and OCRC

March 12, 2021 – Surveillance of Asbestos Related Disease using the Ontario Asbestos Workers Registry
Victoria Arrandale, University of Toronto and OCRC

February 26, 2021 – Using geographic information systems to estimate potential pesticide exposure at the population level in Canada
Kristian Larsen, CAREX Canada

February 12, 2021 – Cancer Prevention in Canada – What do we know and what can we do?
Darren Brenner, University of Calgary

January 29, 2021 – Recommendations for the Prevention, Detection and Management of Occupational Contact Dermatitis in Health Care Settings
Maureen Cividino, Public Health Ontario

January 15, 2021 – Occupational sun exposure in Canada
Cheryl Peters, Alberta Health Services and University of Calgary

November 27, 2020 – Air Quality and Sustainability: What can we learn from the changes during the COVID-19 shutdown?
Greg Evans and Cheol Jeong, Southern Ontario Centre for Atmospheric Aerosol Research, University of Toronto

October 2, 2020 – The Changing Face of Mesothelioma in Ontario
Paul Demers, Occupational Cancer Research Centre