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Saturday May 5, 2012 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM CDT

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University of Texas - El Paso (UTEP) 
Campbell Building (Room 237)
1101 N. Campbell St.
El Paso, TX 77902



Janelle Rios, PhD 
Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, The University of Texas School of Public Health

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Early registration is only $49!  Early registration has been extended until May 1! Regular registration is $69. 

Conference Objective

The objective of this conference is to advance the practical skills of medical providers as they treat patients who experience undesirable effects from occupational and environmental exposures.  This conference is designed for physicians and nurses, particularly in the primary care setting. 


  • Essentials of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Presented by Arch "Chip" Carson, Occupational Medicine Director at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, Texas.

  • Practical Aspects of Medical Toxicology 

Presented by John Haynes, Associate Program Director of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program at Texas Tech Medical School in El Paso, Texas and the Medical Director for the West Texas Regional Poison Center.

  • Interpreting and Communicating Risk in a Community Setting 

Presented by Theresa Byrd, DrPH, Professor, Texas Tech Paul L Foster School of Medicine in El Paso, Texas

  • Applying Skills: Case Studies

Presented by Jeff Levin, Chair and Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Tyler, Texas.


Continuing Medical Education - This Live activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 4.00 Elective credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Industrial Hygiene - This educational event meets the requirements for 0.67 Industrial Hygiene Certification Maintenance Points (Category 4) as set forth by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.


This conference is brought to you by donations provided by:

  • The Texas Department of State Health Services
  • The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, an education and research center funded in part by cooperative agreement Award No. 2T42OH008421 from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • The Texas Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, an educational center which offers a total program concept to assist companies and their employees in meeting the goal of a safer and healthier workplace
  • The University of Texas at El Paso
  • The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine