2021: Interdisciplinary & Ethical Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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COEH Builds Bridges: Interdisciplinary & Ethical Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, February 11 - Friday, February 12, 2021

This virtual event was recorded and is available on-demand

Event Description 

The COEH Builds Bridges symposium was launched in 2017 and rotates biannually between Berkeley and Sacramento, CA. The 2021 event was held virtually, and served 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.

Click here to view the course syllabus, which includes presentation and instructor information.


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.

Interdisciplinary Action to Protect Workers (Day 1)

Topics: Respiratory Protection & Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Among San Francisco Firefighters and Emergency Responders; Emergency Legislation & Cal/OSHA Regulations to Protect Workers from COVID-19; Virtual Ergonomics Evaluations: Home Office Errors & Common Symptoms; The "Other" Essential Workers: Implementation and Impact of COVID-19 Prevention on the Health of Unionized Grocery Workers; Fostering Occupational Health Equity: Strategies for Practice

Ethical Response When Addressing Emerging Scientific Data (Day 2)

Topics: Pandemic Preparedness and Response: Implications for Infectious Disease Research; The State Of U.S. Public Opinion On COVID-19 Vaccination; Masking, Messaging, and Harm Reduction in the COVID-19 Pandemic; N95DECON: International Research Collaboration During COVID-19; Post-COVID Syndrome: Recognition, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Registration Fees:

Live event registration has concluded.

Learners can now register for access to event recordings, available for a fee of $145.00.