Events

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 UConn Health, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Date and Time: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1 to 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.

WHO WOULD HAVE INTEREST IN THIS PROGRAM?

  • 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

PARTICIPANTS WILL:

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).

Colloquium

COLLOQUIUM TALK MARCH 7TH, 2018

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, March 7th, 2018,  in the Low Learning Center.  The lecture will start at noon, but refreshments will be provided before the lecture starts.  It will run to approximately 1:30 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 1 hour CME session.

Speakers: Dr. Mathew Grant, MD

Topic: “Travel Medicine Update”

MediaSite Link: TBD

Please RSVP for this event by emailing Miriam Muniz at muniz@uchc.edu