Future of Occupational Health Symposium Registration Page

June 24-25, 2015

Alder Commons

1315 NE Campus Pkwy, Seattle, WA 98105

Seattle, Washington, USA

Join us in Seattle for a two-day symposium where we explore the Future of Occupational Health!

Throughout 2014 and 2015 the UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences has welcomed big-picture speakers to offer insights, hypotheses, and challenges to the status quo in regard to the Future of Occupational Health. This symposium will serve as the culmination to the Future of Occupational Health Speaker Series over the 2014/2015 academic year. The DEOHS has hosted a speaker series discussing 9 themed issues that will impact occupational health over the next ten to twenty years.

For more information and updates on the Future of Occupational Health Symposium, view the Symposium website. Questions regarding Symposium contect should be directed to Marissa Baker, Symposium/Speaker Series Organizer at futureoh@uw.edu. Symposium registration instructions are below.

Symposium Objective

The Future of Occupational Health Symposium aims to bring together Thought Leaders to reflect on the future of the field in regard to practice, policy, research, and the education of practitioners, businesses, and workers. In this highly interactive symposium, participants will be called upon to develop an actionable agenda to address the changing needs of the field of occupational health.

Target Audience

While all are encouraged to attend our symposium, our targeted audience are those who will be directly shaping the Future of Occupational Health, such as students (undergraduate and graduate), new graduates, young professionals, and junior faculty. However, the past and present is needed to inform the future, so all those interested in shaping the Future of Occupational Health should plan on attending and participating in this highly interactive symposium.

Featured Symposium Speakers

The symposium will focus on how our identified themes affect three key tenets of occupational health. We've invited keynote speakers to provide big picture insights into each of these tenets, and how they may look in the Future:

  • The Future of Occupational Health Policy David Michaels, PhD, MPH Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, Head of OSHA
  • The Future of Occupational Health Research John Volckens, PhD, Associate Professor & Associate Department Head, Department of Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences Colorado State University 
  • The Future of Occupational Health Practice Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH Chief Medical Officer Cook County Department of Public Health: Cook County Health & Hospital System
  • The History of Occupational Health: How Occupational Health History Informs the Future Gerald Markowitz, PhD, Distinguished Professor of History, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Graduate Center, City University of New York  *Dr. Markowitz's talk will take place during the symposium dinner on June 24 at the Burke Museum.

Symposium Registration

Your registration includes breakfast, lunch, and a conference dinner at the Burke Museum (with access to exhibits) on June 24, and breakfast and lunch on June 25 as well as all symposium materials and access to all symposium events.


To register:

  • If you are new to our webpage or have not previously registered for a continuing education course through UW DEOHS CE, you will need to ‘Create Account’ before registering for the Future of Occupational Health Symposium. Click on one of the yellow boxes above to 'Login' or 'Create Account'. If creating a new account, use the account set up password sent to your email to finish creating your account.
  • After you have logged in to your existing or new account, a green box will appear with the options to 'Register Yourself' or 'Register Someone Else' on this Future of Occupational Health Symposium registration page.
  • Please follow the prompts to 'Checkout Now' from your shopping cart, choose a payer and indicate method of payment. The registant will receive an emailed confirmation letter and the payer will receive an invoice or receipt.
  • Please direct any registration questions to ce@uw.edu or call (206)543-1069.

Symposium Accommodations

A block of single and double rooms have been reserved on-site at the new Alder Commons dormatory as well as a block of hotel rooms at University Inn for Symposium accommodations. Please see the 'Where to Stay' page for block rate discounts and more details.