EPA and UConn Health Webinar

The United States Environmental Protection Agency and UConn Health Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine would like to invite you to our webinar:

“Guidance for Clinicians and Public Health Professionals on Mold and Moisture Exposure Indoors”

Presented by: Paula Schenck, MPH, Center for Indoor Environments and Health at University of Connecticut (UCONN) Health, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Date and Time: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1 – 2:30 p.m. (EDT)

Hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Indoor Environments Division

Paula Schenck is the co-founder of the Center for Indoor Environments and Health at UCONN. The Center focuses research, education and service towards amelioration and/or prevention of human disease by addressing the indoor environment in schools, offices and homes.

Ms. Schenck will be discussing the book, “Guidance for Clinicians on the Recognition and Management of Health Effects related to Mold Exposure and Moisture Indoors” as it relates to current events in health care and public health settings. She will highlight prominent areas of the guidance, present recent findings in scientific literature as well as share her perspective on why mold exposure and health is becoming more of a concern for individuals and communities, what exposures mean for human health, and what her current work tells us about added risks to communities recovering from catastrophic weather events.

To register for the webinar: Registration Link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


•             Physicians, nurses, asthma educators and other health care providers

•             Health directors, facility managers, school superintendents, employers, building owners

•             Storm response planners and rebuilders, construction workers, community planners

•             Professional/ technical consultants

•             Individuals with concerns about how mold exposure may be affecting their health


Become aware of information on the relationship between mold exposure and health effects as discussed in current guidance and peer-reviewed literature

Have guidance to explore mold and moisture exposure as contributors to illnesses in clinical settings

Explore strategies for the public and worker populations to reduce exposure when in wet moldy environments so  to possibly prevent illness (especially important when preparing for and responding to flooding and severe weather events).


NECOEM/MaAOHN 2017 Annual Conference

The annual NECOM/MaAOHN conference will be held November 29, November 30 – December 1, 2017 at the Boston Marriott Newton; Newton, MA.

This year’s theme is “CHALLENGES OF A CHANGING CLIMATE”.  The early registration deadline is 10/31/2017. You can register at the event website here , or you can use this PDF to register: NECOEM 2017 Registration Form

MORE THAN 320 occupational health professionals are expected to attend this event. This is your opportunity to showcase your product and/or service to these major decision makers who want to remain on the cutting edge of their field.

Abstract submission is invited for poster presentation. Poster session is scheduled for the evening of Thursday November 30th, 2017 in conjunction with the Annual Conference President’s Reception.

Trends in Occupational Health Meeting

Our next Trends in Occupational Health meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25th, 2017.

The details of the meeting are as follows:

Presenter: Emily Sparer, ScD

Topic: Cancer Prevention with the Boston Fire Department: A Closer Look at Fire Station Risk Factors

Date: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Time: 12 – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch at 12. The MediaSite broadcast begins at 11:55.

Location: UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion, 2nd Floor Large Conference Room, S2010

Learning objectives of this discussion:

1. Discuss potential cancer risk factors for firefighters at the fire station.

2. Describe the patterns of particulate matter in the fire stations.

3. Describe how the building structure and layout may influence exposure levels in fire stations.

Lunch will be provided. Hope to see everyone there! Please RSVP with Lisa Rusch at to ensure we have enough food for everyone. However, we always welcome last minute attendees. The more the merrier!

The lecture will also be streamed using MediaSite. If you can not make it in person, you can view the presentation once the presenter and topic is set.



The Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine offers a monthly colloquium series on an aspect of Occupational or Environmental Medicine. We bring in speakers on the first Monday of each month to lecture from noon to 1:30.  These events are CME events, so your physical attendance and participation will qualify you for the CME credits.

If you can not make it to UConn Health to attend the lecture in person, we do broadcast it using Occupational Medicine Colloquium Archives. You can find an archive of some of our previous speakers there.

Our next lecture will take place on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017,  in the UConn Health Outpatient Pavilion 2d floor East conference room.  The lecture will start at noon, but refreshments will be provided before the lecture starts.  It will run to approximately 2:30 pm to allow for time to discussion and questions after the presentation.  Information on this lecture is below. This will be a extended lecture, and will count for a 2 hour CME session.

Speakers: Drs. Micheal Erdil, Surita Rao, Rebecca Andrews, and Judge Omar Hernandez

Topic: “Opioid Considerations in Workers Comp.””

MediaSite Link: Opitate Lecture

Please RSVP for this event by emailing Miriam Muniz at