Cascadia Environmental, Occupational, and Public Health Symposium: Evidence to Action

Call for Podium Presentations and Posters

Cascadia Environmental, Occupational, and Public Health Symposium: Evidence to Action
Semiahmoo Resort (Blaine, WA)
January 10-11, 2019

It’s time to start planning for the annual Cascadia Symposium. This is a joint meeting on environmental and occupational health for schools of Public Health in WA, OR, and BC. It is a great opportunity for cross border conversations and collaborations. This will be our 30th time hosting the symposium at Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA.

This intimate conference provides faculty, staff and students a forum to share new ideas and current or evolving research through plenary sessions, short (20-minute) podium presentations, ignite presentation (5 min) and posters, small group discussions, and socializing.

If you are interested in presenting a poster, a podium paper, or Ignite presentation: email a suggested title, your position (indicate whether you are faculty, staff or student) and a brief description to the contact for your University (noted below). Presentations are open to faculty, staff, and students; research presented need not be completed for participation in this conference.

We will again be asking for presentations for the ‘Ignite’ session; short 5-minute presentations on planned or initiated research projects. These presentations are to stimulate thinking, promote discussion, and inspire collaboration. (see: for more information on this presentation format)

New this year, we are also requesting any short films or animations you have made related to occupational and environmental health, which we hope to use for pre- or post-dinner entertainment. Please send the title and link (if hosted on a website) to your university contact if you would like it included.

Submit your presentation title, short description, and whether you prefer a poster, podium, or Ignite talk by November 16, 2018 to:

Anne Marie Nicol (SFU)
Perry Hystad (OSU)
Chris McLeod (UBC, UVic)
Marissa Baker (UW)

The planning committee will notify you by November 30 whether your submission has been selected.

The conference starts at 10am on Thursday January 10th, and ends at 12:00 noon on January 11th. The conference registration fee is $250 USD/$250 CAD (including meals); guests are welcome, and a guest fee of $85 USD can be paid (to cover guest meal expenses) when registering or paid on site. Semiahmoo Resort has provided a conference rate for hotel rooms of $129 USD. Further information regarding registration and room reservations will follow.

Cascadia 2019 is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety & Health Center and the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, both located at the University of Washington.

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