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We offer a directory of upcoming conferences, courses and other continuing education opportunities related to environmental health practice and policy. We also welcome input regarding any upcoming events of relevance to the environmental health community not listed here.
Events are described in their applicable language(s).
Nov 23 2017Contaminants and Hazards, Radiation Location Type: In Person Location: Kelowna, BC
Radon is a ubiquitous, naturally occurring radioactive gas in open atmosphere that comes from the decay of uranium, which is distributed throughout soil and rocks. Radon and its decay products are found in higher concentrations in confined space such as homes, buildings and underground workplaces. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause after...
Nov 24 2017
at 12:30 EST Topics: Contaminants and Hazards Location Type: Online and In Person Location: Toronto, ON
In October 2017, the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) and Cancer Care Ontario released a report on the impact of workplace carcinogens in Ontario. The report, “Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario: Major Workplace Carcinogens and Prevention of Exposure,” focused on carcinogens that are well-established causes of cancer: solar ultraviolet radiation, asbestos, diesel engine exhaust...
Nov 28 2017
at 12:00 EST Topics: Food Location Type: Online
This presentation will describe three Canadian Salmonella serotype Enteritidis outbreak investigations in 2014 and 2015 that implicated uncooked, frozen, processed chicken products produced at the same establishment. Outbreaks have been linked to uncooked, frozen, processed chicken products since the late 1990s. These three outbreaks, along with more recent incidents, highlight the potential...
Nov 29 2017Emergency Preparedness, Practices and Procedures, Risk Analysis Location Type: In Person Location: Toronto, ON
The Sheela Basrur Centre and Public Health Ontario are offering a two-day crisis communications workshop focusing on the current opioid epidemic. This interactive workshop will highlight crisis and stakeholder communications while exploring best practices and lessons learned from the field. Both days will be facilitated by risk and emergency communications experts, The Warning Project. This...
Nov 30 2017
at 12:00 PST Topics: Contaminants and Hazards, Children's Environmental Health, Radiation Location Type: Online
The NCCEH eJournal Club is a series of informal hour-long sessions discussing and appraising articles relating to environmental health. Active participation is encouraged. Although these sessions are directed at public health inspectors, anyone interested in a given topic is more than welcome to take part. Remote viewing instructions are available on the Eventbrite registration page. Title of...
Dec 07 2017
at 12:00 PST Topics: Contaminants and Hazards Location Type: Online and In Person Location: Burnaby, BC
This presentation will highlight the emerging role of epigenetic modifications at the interface between environments and the genome. Drawing on a large interdisciplinary research network of human population studies with partners from child development, psychology, psychiatry, and epidemiology, Dr. Kobor will discuss how early life adversities such as poverty and family stress can ”get under the...