Oregon Environmental Council's 2013 Environmental Health Conference
This conference will host leading scientists, researchers, and health professionals to discuss the interrelationship between the environment and health and healthcare practices. The 2013 conference theme is epigenetics: how environmental factors, particularly chemicals in our environment, can change the expression of our genes, impacting health and disease over generations. (March 15, 2013; Portland, Oregon)
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Mar 15, 2013 07:00 AM
Mar 15, 2013 07:00 AM
Mar 15, 2013
from 12:00 am to 12:00 am
- Portland, OR
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The 5th Annual NW Environmental Health Conference will be held March 15, 2013, in Portland, Oregon at Portland State University.
This conference will host leading scientists, researchers, and health professionals to continue a robust dialogue on the interrelationship between the environment and health and healthcare practices. The 2013 conference theme is epigenetics: how environmental factors, particularly chemicals in the environment, can change the expression of genes, impacting health and disease over generations. Epigenetics is a crucial topic, especially in pediatric healthcare. Presentations will also cover a range of topics including environmental justice, environmental toxicants, built environment, and sustainable practices in health care.
The keynote speaker will be Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, Director of the Program on Reproductive Health & the Environment at the University of California San Francisco and an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences & Pediatrics. Tracey has done extensive research and policy development on environmental health issues, with a particular emphasis on early-life development.
Who should attend?
Healthcare administrators, public health practitioners, researchers, naturopathic and allopathic practioners, community organizers, non-profit program managers, and students interested in understanding how their own areas of practice affect and are affected by environmental and health challenges.
The conference is co-organized by
Oregon Environmental Council
Oregon Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility
Health Care Without Harm
Oregon Public Health Association
Oregon Environmental Public Health Tracking
Josiah Hill III Clinic
Portland State University Institute for Sustainable Solutions