Announcing an international conference Occupational Lung Disease: Up Close

April 07, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
The Sudbury Occupational Health Clinic is pleased to announce an International Conference on Occupational Lung Disease: Up Close, and we hope that you will join us. This conference will provide a forum and discussion of Occupational Lung Diseases in order to address scientific understanding and draw public attention to these health issues.

We have been most fortunate in being able to attract world leaders in the field of asbestosis, mesothelioma and silicosis. These premier experts include Dr.Tee Guidotti, Dr. Michele Carbone, and Dr. David Goldsmith. Many conferences would count it a success to have but one of these visionary scientists speaking at their conference. In Sudbury we have the distinct honour of having these three experts join together with us in this task.

The May 10th conference will employ the most advanced knowledge transfer methods as the meeting will be held at the eDome centre at Cambrian College in Sudbury. The plan is to reach out to the widest possible audience including, but not limited to, clinical medical experts, family physicians, and other health care providers who treat these patients. The Occupational Health Clinic has partnered with unions and community business partners in this initiative. We have also taken this opportunity to increase awareness of these diseases in our medical and nursing schools in the North.

Together we can make a difference. In the not too distant future, we hope to be able to say that this group who met in Sudbury on May 10th, 2007 helped change how we understand these occupational lung diseases for future generations.

In the Sudbury Area: eDome @ Cambrian College, 1400 Barrydowne Road, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Parking: Available at Cambrian College at the cost of $4/day
Cost: $100, which includes lunch

Outside of Sudbury: With the aid of the eDome, now anyone can access this international event regardless of geographic location. All that is required is a high speed internet connection, sound, and Quicktime player, which can be downloaded free. Using this method, people will be able to join in on the event without having to leave their office. Attendees using this method will be able to ask questions through the internet to any of the presenters.

The day before the event, the website address and login password will be sent to all participants not located in Sudbury as well as the handouts for the presentations.

Cost: $50

The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) was established in 1989 by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) and is funded by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). The first clinic opened in 1989 in Hamilton, with subsequent clinics opened in Toronto, Windsor, Sudbury and more recently Sarnia.