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4th International Conference on History of Occupational and Environmental Health and Workshop

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Department: Medicine
Course Number: MMJ10014
Start: Saturday, June 19, 2010
End: Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Location: San Francisco, California
Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf
Fees: Main Course and Workshop: $300.00
Main Course Only: $250.00
Workshop Only: $75.00
Main Course and Workshop (ICOH Member - Must Provide Membership Number at Course): $275.00 
Main Course Only (ICOH Member - Must Provide Membership Number at Course): $225.00

(Please call registration office at 415-476-5808 if you only want to attend Workshop.)
Credit: 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Overview:
The history of occupational and environmental medicine is rich but has largely been relegated to passing notice or ignored altogether, even by specialists in the field. Brief summaries of occupational and environmental medical history, when they are included in reviews or more rarely still in educational curricula, have a limited focus on the biographical highlights of selected clinicians and researchers who have contributed to the develo pment of this discipline. The 4th International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health, June 19-22, 2010, has been organized by University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and by the Scientific Committee on History of Prevention of Occupational and Environmental Diseases of International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), with support from that U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH/CDC) and the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of California. It will be the first conference held in North America (San Francisco, USA) after the previous events in Europe (Rome, Italy, 1998; Norrköping, Sweden, 2001; and Birmingham, England, 2007). The conference will span three days and includes keynote addresses by international leaders in the field, multiple panel discussions, and original abstract presentations. There will also be a pre-course half-day history methods workshop covering basic methods, archival research, oral history taking, and biographical studies.

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Objectives:
It is critical for practitioners of occupational and environmental health to be able to see their work within the context of disparate, yet inter-related themes: the key historical figures that contributed to the development of the field, the technologic changes that have led to an ever-shifting burden of disease, and the socio-political forces that helped set the priorities of the discipline. It is no less crucial for historians with interest in occupational or environmental disease to have a forum in which they can interact with clinicians in this field, the better to put their historical work into the context of current realities.

The 4th International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health, organized by University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and by the Scientific Committee on History of Prevention of Occupational and Environmental Diseases of International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), will be the first conference in its series held in North America (San Francisco, USA) after the previous events in Europe (Rome, Italy, 1998; Norrköping, Sweden, 2001; and Birmingham, England, 2007).

An attendee completing this course will be able to:

  • Illustrate the history of occupational and environmental health and its relationship to this field of medicine;
  • Demonstrate the widespread nature of certain key exposures such as silica and heavy metals;
  • Identify societal factors that impact the practice of occupational health;
  • Describe emerging occupational and environmental issues from an international, population health perspective.

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Accreditation:
The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This course is designated 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

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Course Outline:
A half-day pre-conference History Methods Workshop will cover general methods in overview, archival approaches, oral history techniques, and biographical investigation with the following faculty:

Keynotes: Four keynote presentations are planned each linked to panel discussions.

Original Papers: There will also be a series of presentations by authors who submitted original abstracts (deadline for submission now closed)

Opening Reception: At the Fisherman’s Warf meeting venue

Conference Banquet: Including dinner speech on antiquarian medical book collecting by Howard Rootenberg (Rootenberg Rare Books, Los Angeles, California) [Dinner fee option with registration]

Closing Reception: At the UCSF medical library, including highlights of its rare book collection pertaining to occupational and environmental disease.

SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2010

12:00-1:00 pm Workshop Registration (Separate Registration Required)

1:00-2:00 pm Approaches to Methods in the History of Medicine:
An Introductory Overview

Arthur McIvor, PhD • University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
Ronnie Johnston, PhD • Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK

2:00-3:00 pm Nuts and Bolts of Archival Research
Dorothy Porter, PhD • University of California, San Francisco, USA

3:00-3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30-4:30 pm Oral History Methods

Ronnie Johnston, PhD • Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK
Arthur McIvor, PhD • University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK

4:30-5:30 pm Doing Biography
Barbara Sicherman, PhD • Trinity College, Connecticut, USA

5:30 pm Workshop Adjourns

6:00-8:00 pm 4th International Conference Opening Reception and Wine Tasting

SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010


8:00-8:30 am Course Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 am Conference Introductions

Paul D. Blanc, MD, MSPH • University of California San Francisco, USA
Michele Riva, MD, PhD • University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

8:45-9:30 am KEYNOTE: Occupation, Environment, and Health: A History of Interdependence
Christopher Sellers, MD, PhD • Stony Brook University, New York, USA

9:30-10:15 am Panel Discussion and Q & A
Panelists: Daniel Berman, PhD • Independent Historian, Sacr amento, California, USA
Benoit Nemery, MD, PhD • University of Leuven, Belgium
Christine Rosen, PhD • University of California, Berkeley, USA

10:15-10:30 am Coffee Break

10:30-12:30 pm Themed Abstract Platform Presentations –
1A: Classical Period through the Industrial Revolution
1B: Post Colonial Issues


12:30-2:00 pm Lunch On Own

2:00-4:40 pm Themed Abstract Platform Presentations –
2A: Recent History and Emerging Issues
2B: Biographical Perspectives


4:40-5:00 pm Coffee Break

5:00 pm Adjourn

6:30-9:00 pm Conference Banquet

Dinner Presentation:
“Antiquarian Medical Book Collecting: A Guide to the Perplexed”

Howard Rootenberg • Rootenberg Rare Books – Los Angeles, California

MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010


8:15-8:45 am Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:30 am KEYNOTE: Movements for Occupational and Environmental Heath: History and Politics
David Rosner, PhD • Columbia University, New York, USA
Gerald Markowitz, PhD • John Jay College and CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York, USA

9:30-10:15 am Panel Discussion and Q&A
Panelists: Allison L. Hepler, PhD • University of Maine at Farmington, USA
Joseph Melling, PhD • University of Exeter, England, UK
Paul-André Rosental, PhD • Professor, Sciences Po, Paris, France

10:15-10:30 am Coffee Break

10:30-12:10 pm Themed Abstract Platform Presentations –
3A: Pneumoconiosis: Past and Present
3B: 20th Century: National Patterns


12:10-1:30 pm Lunch On Own

1:30-4:10 pm Themed Abstract Platform Presentations –
4A: 20th Century Industrial Hazards
4B: Historical Case Studies


4:30-5:15 pm KEYNOTE: Occupational Health Under the Nazis
Robert Proctor, PhD • Stanford University, Stanford, California

5:15-6:00 pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
Panelists: Alfredo Menéndez Navarro, PhD • Facultad de Medicina, Granada, Spain
Francesco Carnevale, MD • University of Florence, Italy
Bernard Thomann, PhD • Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France

6:00 pm Adjourn

TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010

8:15-8:45 am Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:30 am KEYNOTE: Working Life – A Poet’s Perspective including a reading of selected poems
Philip Levine • US Pulitzer Prize Recipient

9:30-10:15 am Panel Discussion and Q&A
Panelists: Paul D. Blanc, MD, MSPH • University of California, San Francisco, USA
Brian Dolan, PhD • University of California, San Francisco, USA

10:15-10:50 am Coffee Break

10:50-12:30 pm Themed Abstract Platform Presentations –
5A. Mid-19th Century through Early 20th Century
5B. Modern Social and Political Factors


12:30-2:00 pm Lunch On Own (ICOH Scientific Meeting)

2:00-3:00 pm Panel Discussion: Integrating History into Occupational and
Environmental Health Training and Practice

Panelists: Max R. Lum, EdD, MPA • NIOSH-CDC, Washington, DC , USA
Julie Staun, CRNA, OHN • Federation of Occupational Health Nurses within the European Union, Denmark
Kjell Torén, MD • Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Gothenborg, Sweden

3:15 pm Depart for UCSF Parnassus Heights C ampus for Closing Reception
(Transportation Provided by the Conference)

3:45-5:00 pm Closing Reception at UCSF Library, Lange Reading Room
Including Highlights from the UCSF Rare Book Collection

5:00 pm Transportation Departs to Return to Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf

Conference is generously supported by grants from NIOSH, ICOH, and COEH

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Chairs:
The International Organizing Committee members for the meeting are:

Paul Blanc, MD, MSPH
Meeting Chair
Professor of Medicine and Endowed Chair, Occupational
and Environmental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), USA

Tim Carter, PhD, FFOM

Chief Medical Adviser, UK, Maritime and Coastguard Agency;
Visiting Fellow, Medical History, Exeter University, UK

Sergio Iavicoli, MD, PhD
Secretary General, International Commission on Occupational
Health, Rome, Italy

Max R. Lum, EdD, MPA
Director, Office of Health Communication and Global Collaboration, NIOSH-CDC, Washington, DC, USA

Dorothy Porter, PhD
Professor of History of Health Sciences, Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine (UCSF), USA

Michele Riva, MD
Scientific Secretary, Research Centre on the History of Biomedical Thought, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy

Elizabeth Watkins, PhD
Professor of History of Health Sciences, Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine (UCSF), USA

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Faculty:
1. Christopher Sellers, Professor of History, Stony Brook University, New York: ”Occupation, Environment, and Health: A History of Interdependence”

2. David Rosner, Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor of Sociomedical Science and History, Columbia University and Gerald Markowitz, Distinguished Professor of History, John Jay College and CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York: “Movements for Occupational and Environmental Heath: History and Politics”

3. Robert Proctor, Professor of the History Of Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California: “Occupational Health Under the Nazis”

4. Philip Levine, Pulitzer Prize winning poet will read from his work, which focuses on the the lives of working men and women – this will be accompanied by a panel addressing broadly the question of “What the Humanities Teach us About the History of Occupational and Environmental Disease”

Other Panel Discussants following the carious keynotes include (partial list):

Daniel Berman, Independent Historian, Sacramento, California, USA.

Francesco Carnevale, Occupational Medicine Physician, National Health System Lecturer, University of Florence, Italy.

Brian Dolan, Professor of History of Health Sciences, UC San Francisco (UCSF), California, USA.

Allison L. Hepler, Professor of History, University of Maine Farmington, Maine, USA.

Joseph Melling, Professor in the History of Medicine and Director, Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter, England, U.K.

Alfredo Menéndez Navarro, Senior Lecturer in History of Science, Department of History of Science, Facultad de Medicina, Grenada, Spain.

Benoit Nemery, Professor of Toxicology and Occupational Medicine and Head of the Research, Unit of Lung Toxicology University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Christine Rosen, Associate Professor Haas Business and Public Policy Group, Socially Responsible Business, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA.

There will also be a panel on “Integrating History into Occupational and Environmental Health Training and Practice” including Max R. Lum (Panel Chair), Director, Office of Health Communication and Global Collaboration, NIOSH-CDC, Washington, D.C; Julie Staun, President, Federation of Occupational Health Nurses within the European Union,  Denmark; and Kjell Torén, Professor, Dept of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Gothenborg, Sweden

The half-day pre-conference History Methods Workshop faculty include:

Arthur McIvor, Professor of Social History, Director, Scottish Oral History Centre, History Department, University of Strathclyde

Ronnie Johnston, Reader in History, Deputy Director, Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare, Glasgow Caledonian University

Dorothy Porter, Professor of History of Health Sciences, University of California San Francisco

Barbara Sicherman, Keenan Professor Emerita, Trinity College, Connecticut

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Travel & Lodging:
Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf
1300 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
877-863-4780
Hotel Rates: $140 USD per night

A block of guestrooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf at the special UCSF conference rate of $140.00. You are urged to make your reservations early. The cut off date is May 20, 2010 or until the group room block is filled. Go to http://www.hifishermanswharf.com/ to make hotel reservations and use group code UC4.

If you prefer to telephone in your reservation, please call 800-972-3124 and identify yourself as a member of this UCSF conference to receive the special group rate.

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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received in writing before the first day of the course will be refunded less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations after this date.

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