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NW Environmental Health Conference
Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 1:27pm

Bridging Research, Practice and Policy 

When: Friday, March 15, 2013
Where: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Union

  • Professional: $60
  • Professional + Continuing Education: $75
  • Students: $30

Continuing Education details to be announced.

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This conference will host leading scientists, researchers, and health professionals to continue our robust dialogue on the interrelationship between the environment and health and healthcare practices. The 2013 conference theme is epigenetics: how environmental factors, particularly chemicals in our environment, can change the expression of our genes, impacting health and disease over generations. Epigenetics is a crucial topic, especially in pediatric healthcare. Presentations will also cover a range of topics including environmental justice, environmental toxicants, built environment, and sustainable practices in health care. 

Our keynote speaker will be Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, Director of the Program on Reproductive Health & the Environment at the University of California San Francisco and an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences & Pediatrics. Tracey has done extensive research and policy development on environmental health issues, with a particular emphasis on early-life development. 

Who should attend?

Healthcare administrators, public health practitioners, researchers, naturopathic and allopathic practioners, community organizers, non-profit program managers, and students interested in understanding how their own areas of practice affect and are affected by environmental and health challenges.


  • 8:30 – 9:00: Registration
  • 9:00 – 9:15: Welcome/Introductions
  • 9: 15 – 10:15: Keynote Speaker
  • 10:15 – 10:30: Break
  • 10:30 – 11:45: Concurrent Sessions #1
  • 11:45 – 12:45: Lunch
  • 12:45 – 2:00: Concurrent Sessions #2
  • 2:00 – 2:15: Break
  • 2:15 – 3:30: Concurrent Sessions #3
  • 3:30 – 4:30: Networking Reception

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The Institute for Sustainable Solutions is partnering with OEC to bring this event to PSU.