COEH Builds Bridges: 

Interdisciplinary & Ethical Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, February 11 - Friday, February 12, 2021

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Pacific | Virtual Event

Event Description

The COEH Builds Bridges symposium was launched in 2017 and rotates biannually between Berkeley and Sacramento, CA. The 2021 event will be held virtually, serving as a merger of the 43rd Annual UC Berkeley Lela Morris Symposium and 39th Annual UC Davis Occupational and Environmental Medicine Symposium.
The COVID-19 pandemic has required unprecedented collaboration and highlighted the complex relationship between work and health. This interdisciplinary symposium is designed to advance knowledge and discussion among Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety and Allied Health communities.
The live, virtual event will center around panel discussions, Q&A, and interactive breakout sessions. Presentation recordings will be made available in advance for on-demand viewing, and will also be streamed the morning of February 11th & February 12th, prior to the synchronous event. 


This symposium is intended for occupational and environmental health and safety professionals and clinicians including MD / DO, nurse practitioners, physican assistants, registered nurses, registered environmental health specialists, industrial hygienists, certified safety professionals, ergonomists, researchers, and other allied health professionals.  


This event is made possible through the joint providership of The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health UC Berkeley, and The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health UC Davis.


If you require an accomodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Michelle Meyer at or (510) 642-8365 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

Day 1: Interdisciplinary Action to Protect Workers


Topics: Respiratory Protection & Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in San Francisco Firefighters; Emergency Legislation & Regulations to Protect Workers; Top Home Office Ergonomics Errors & Virtual Evaluations; The "Other" Essential Workers: COVID-19 Prevention Measures & Impact on Grocery Store Workers; Fostering Occupational Health Equity: Strategies for Practice

Day 1: Ethical Response When Addressing the Scientific Unknown

Topics: The Seattle Flu Study; Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy; Masking, Messaging, and Harm Reduction in the COVID-19 Pandemic; N95DECON: International Research Collaboration During COVID-19; Long-Haul COVID-19: Lingering Health Concerns

Registration Fees:


Early Bird Registration available until
Friday, January 29, 2021

Single Day Registration:

Early Bird Registration: $75.00
Standard Registration: $95.00

Thursday, February 11th & Friday,
February 12th Package:

Early Bird Registration: $145.00
Standard Registration: $175.00

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