Cascadia 2019 - Annual Symposium on Environmental, Occupational and Public Health

Arial View of Semiahmoo Resort


Cascadia 2019 - From Evidence to Action


30th Annual Symposium on Environmental, Occupational and Public Health

January 10 -11, 2019 (Thursday 10am - Friday 12pm)

Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WA

Cascadia 2019 is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH) and the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (NWCOHS).


This is a joint meeting of the University of Washington (School of Public Health - Dept of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences & Dept of Health Services); University of British Columbia (School of Population and Public Health); Simon Fraser University (Faculty of Health Sciences); and Oregon State University (College of Public Health and Human Sciences).

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. This meeting is a great opportunity for cross border conversations and collaborations; we welcome any topics broadly related to environmental, occupational, and population health.





We invite you to view the Cascadia 2019 Program.

The symposium starts at 10:00am Thursday, January 10, 2019 and ends at 12:00pm, January 11, 2019. The Environmental Justice Tour in Whatcom County will follow on Friday, Jan 11th 1:30pm-3:30pm.

Presenters can review guidance for podium presentations, posters, and ignite presentations in this Presenter Guidance PDF.

Please email Marissa Baker at any questions regarding the program, presenter guidelines or additional presentation/poster information.



NEW this year, we plan to offer a FREE Environmental Justice Tour after Cascadia closes, on Friday January 11 from 1:00 to 3:30pm, leaving and returning to Semiahmoo Resort (bus load starts at 1pm, arrive back to Semiahmoo Resort by 3:30pm). The purpose of this tour is to show interested researchers and students different sites that are important to environmental justice work being done by Community to Community (C2C) and have discussions about issues and solutions with workers and community representatives. On the tour, we hope to visit a variety of different worksites associated with Environmental Justice such as grocery stores, farmworker housing, an ICE Detention Center, a Farmworker Cooperative, and the Bellingham C2C Offices. If you are interested in this tour, make sure you register for this option when you register for Cascadia below so we can estimate transportation needs. More details will follow regarding itinerary and details. This is open to attendees from all institutions.

SOLD OUT |  Environmental Justice Whatcom County Tour  |  Friday, Jan 11th 1:00pm-3:30pm  |  Complementary

For questions regarding the tour, please contact Jen Krenz,


REGISTRATION - Registration requested by December 21st

There are several registration options available including different rates for American institution and Canadian institution affiliated participants. For attendees that would like to bring their spouse/partner/guest, a reduced guest rate is available to cover food costs. To register your guest, please contact or call (206)543-1069.

* Please note that registration fees do not include lodging. Please see lodging below for more information.

American institution registration | $250 USD  |  Click here for registration page

Canadian institution registration | $200 USD *  |  Click here for registration page | * Conference rate has been reduced to $200 USD for Canadian participants to account for exchange rate.



Lodging is available on-site at Semiahmoo Resort (9565 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, WA 98230) and booked directly with Semiahmoo Resort.

The discounted symposium room block is now closed. Deadline for room block reservations was Friday, December 14th.

Contact Semiahmoo directly for availability outside the room block at or call 360-318-2000 or 855-917-3767.

An booking important note: A credit card must be given in order to make the hotel reservation, but the card will not be charged until check-out in January. Cascadia participants *will not* be responsible for the $20/night resort fee, but Semiahmoo cannot change their website to reflect this when making a reservation. However, the $20 resort fee *will not* be charged to our guests when the card is charged at check-out in January. 

Parking at Semiahmoo is complimentary.

Googlemaps directions to Semiahmoo Resort.



Please contact the University of Washington Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Continuing Education Programs with any questions regarding the information on this page. You can reach us at or by calling 206-685-3089.