OHSU

The Body's Response to Environmental Stress


Friday, May 29, 2009
University Place, Portland State University, Portland Oregon

 

Workshop Description

This symposium will examine the effect of various environmental stressors, such as pain, chemicals and changes in circadian rhythms on the body. While identifying new research and real-world case studies, occupational health and safety practitioners will be offered take home recommendations for addressing these issues in the workplace. 

Program

  • 8:00  -  8:30: Registration

  • 8:30  -  8:45: Welcome and Opening remarks
    Gary Rischitelli, MD., JD., MPH
    CROET

  • 8:45  -  9:45: Occupational and Environmental Neurotoxicology: Case Studies
    Jonathan S. Rutchik, MD, MPH - Neurology and Environmental and Occupational Medicine Associates and University of California, San Francisco
    Presentation (pdf) (without video)

  • 9:45  - 10:00: Break

  • 10:00 -10:45: Pain in the Workplace
    Richard A. Deyo, MD, MPH -  Professor, Department of Family Medicine, OHSU
    Presentation part 1 (pdf) part 2 part 3 (without video)

  • 10:45 -11:30: How the Brain Controls Pain
    Mary M. Heinricher, PhD - Professor and Vice-Chair for Research, Neurological Surgery Professor, Behavior Neuroscience, OHSU
    Presentation (pdf)

  • 11:30 - 12:30: Lunch

  • 12:30 - 1:15: Save Your Breath: The Lung's Response to Air Contaminants
    William E. Lambert, PhD - Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, OHSU
    Presentation (pdf)

  • 1:15 - 2:00: Circadian Rhythms
    Jonathan S. Emens, MD - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Sleep Disorders Medicine and Research, OHSU
    Presentation (pdf)

  • 2:00 - 2:15: Break

  • 2:15 - 3:00: Occupational Skin Disease
    Patrica Norris, MD - Dermatology Department, Oregon Health & Science University
    Presentation (pdf)

  • 3:00 - 3:15: Questions and program summary