Virtual education: symposia and COVID Conversations

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Although we know many of us are experiencing screen burnout, we have learned a lot about presenting education virtually this past year. We can’t wait to get back to in-person events, while at the same time we appreciate the opportunities afforded to many by offering virtual events. We imagine, as we move into the future, we will create both opportunities to best fit everyone’s needs.

One year ago we were a bit nervous about producing our full day symposia virtually, somewhat at the last minute. Now, with two completed symposia and one Summer Institute under our belt, we are eager to host next week’s symposium on Adapting to Climate Change for Worker Safety, Health and Well-Being. You still have time to register.

Our no-cost COVID Conversations, although targeting a smaller crowd, have also been a successful way for safety and health professionals, industrial hygienists and occupational health nurses to trade notes on the ever changing tips and knowledge we must stay on top of to protect our workforce during the pandemic. We hope you continue to join us, or hop on if you haven’t before, to any or all of our remaining three COVID Conversations, all beginning at 9:00 AM. You can also catch up by watching the first seven on our Oregon Healthy Workforce Center YouTube Channel and watch yesterday’s session embedded below.

Here’s what’s ahead on our final three episodes:

Tues., May 25, 2021: COVID Convo #8: Public Facing Workplaces: What about restaurants? (register now)
Lisa Kinsley, Human Resources, McMenamins pubs, breweries and hotels
Hosted by Nichole Guilfoy

Tues., June 8, 2021: COVID Convo #9: Always an Afterthought? (register now)
Nargess Shadbeh, JD, Director of Farmworker Program, Oregon Law Center
Steven Hecker, Safety and Health Researcher/Educator
Hosted by Dede Montgomery (This episode may run 45 minutes)

Tues., June 22, 2021: COVID Convo #10: What about High Tech? (register now)
Georgia Latham, MS, RN, CCM, LNC, COHN-s, Occupational Health Resources Manager, North America, ON Semiconductor
Hosted by Kate Wood

Watch COVID Convo #7, May 11, 2021: What About Urban Parks, Kyle DeHart, Portland Parks & Recreation.