Course Description
Occupational and environmental health exposures cause thousands of illnesses and injuries each year. This lecture series addresses the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of disease and injuries related to environmental and occupational exposures encountered by physicians and their colleagues in local, regional, and international settings.

At this venue for interdisciplinary education and professional networking, join us as we explore:

  • Current issues and emerging trends in occupational and environmental medicine
  • Practical applications of new scientific discoveries
  • Best practices in occupational and environmental medicine

* Olympia Satellite Viewing Site LIVE WEBINAR Broadcast *

May 2, 2019 - LIVE Broadcast from UW Medicine South Lake Union

The Resurgence of Black Lung and Silicosis

Cecile Rose, MD, MPH

Professor and Director, Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health

*LIVE Broadcast Satellite Site - Olympia* - Join your colleagues in the Olympia area for networking and discussion along with the live interactive webinar. Register for this course on this page to join the satellite site group.

Viewing location:

WA St Labor and Industries - Olympia - SHIP Conference Room

Town Square Building 6, 2nd Floor – SHIP Conference Room
805 Plum St SE
Olympia, WA 98501

Course Overview:

Black lung disease –an incurable, deadly condition that causes scarring of lung tissue – is on the rise    again in the United States, in the biggest cluster of disease ever reported (NIOSH). A large proportion of the miners suffering with the deadly disease are young - in their 40s and 50s - many with fewer than twenty years of coal mining in their work history.Black Lung is known to be caused by overexposure to toxic mine dust, including silica.

Dr. Cecile Rose, a practicing pulmonologist at National Jewish Health, will discuss clinical case studies and critical insights related to the Black Lung resurgence affecting thousands of coal miners in the United States.  Results from the Alpha Foundation data linkage analyses, and recent efforts on lung mineralogy in advanced Black Lung cases will also be discussed, along with recommendations from the National Academy of Sciences 2018 report.


Intended Audience

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Industrial Hygienists and other occupational health professionals involved in treating patients with multiple or complex medical conditions in occupational and environmental medicine.

6:40 p.m.  Webinar live feed begins
6:45 p.m.  Lecture
7:45 p.m.  Q&A
8:00 p.m.  Adjourn

* This event is also available for in-person participation *

Click here to join the May 2nd lecture in-person


Continuing Education for this activity has been approved, including AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. For complete information on accredition, click here.