MEDIA ADVISORY

July 18, 2018
NIOSH Update:
Press Contact: Katie Shahan (304) 285-5805

WHAT

Occupational Safety and Health: Recognizing Accomplishments and Planning for the Future

WHEN

Thursday, August 10, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

WHERE

WVU Health Sciences Center
Fukushima Auditorium
Morgantown, WV 26505

This symposium is open and free to the public, but RSVPs are requested. Please RSVP to mij2@cdc.gov by July 21, 2017.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for physicians are being provided.

BACKGROUND

NIOSH is celebrating 50 years of respiratory health research. Over the years, efforts to identify and address work-related respiratory hazards have had great impact. They have provided a scientific foundation for prevention recommendations and have helped to target prevention efforts where they could do the most good.

In addition, West Virginia University (WVU), NIOSH’s long-time partner, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their Occupational Medicine Training Program. The symposium recognizes both efforts and will be held in WVU’s Health Sciences Center. The symposium agenda will bring together a multidisciplinary group of health scientists to discuss national and state-specific issues related to occupational health, with a special focus on preventing occupational respiratory disease.

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