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Occupational Health Symposium 2023

April 20, 2023 - April 21, 2023


Purpose: This symposium will address the ever-changing nature of work and the implications of these changes for the health, safety, and well-being of workers.

Intended Audience: This symposium is intended for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, safety professionals, human resources professionals, administrators, wellness administrators, and other individuals interested in improving the health and safety of workers.

Jointly Provided by: The University of Iowa’s College of Public Health’s Heartland Center for Occupational Health & Safety, Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest, and The University of Iowa College of Nursing.

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
1220 1st Ave, Coralville, IA 52241

Use this link to book a room at the group rate of $87/night.


Conference Agenda:

Thursday, April 20

7:30 AM  Registration, Exhibits, and Breakfast
7:55 AM  Welcome and Announcements
8:00 AM  Age-Inclusive Management Strategies: A Program to Educate and Train Employers about Iowa’s Booming Labor Force, Brian Kaskie, Ph.D.
9:00 AM  Exhibits and Refreshment Break
9:30 AM   Suicide Risk and Occupation, Jon Davis, Ph.D.
10:30 AM  Workers Compensation Considerations in Remote Work – Policy strategies to help reduce risk, Terri C. Davis,
11:30 AM  Lunch (provided) and Exhibits
12:30 PM  Responding Effectively to Offensive Behavior, David J. Moser, Ph.D.
1:30 PM  Lifecycle of Ergonomics: Reactive to Proactive & How to Integrate Your Onsite Occ Health Partners, Erin Bahde, MS, ATC CEAS III
2:30 PM  Exhibits and Refreshment Break
3:00 PM  On the Road Again: Preparing for a DOT Medical Certification, Dr. Nick Bingham, MD, MS
4:00 PM  Adjourn

Friday, April 21

7:30 AM  Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Is it work related or not?, Dr. Jeffrey Westpheling, MD
9:00 AM  The Long and Short of Long COVID, Christopher Iverson, MD, MBA, MPH
10:00 AM  Break & Exhibits
10:15 AM  Workplace Stress, Mental Health, and OSHA, Dr. Diane Rohlman, Ph.D., and Peggy S. Peterson
11:45 AM  Adjourn


April 20, 2023
April 21, 2023
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Tammi Goerdt


Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
1220 1st Avenue
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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