Conferences & Classes

The following Continuing Education programs are sponsored / cosponsored by the Heartland Center for Occupational Health & Safety.

17th Annual Occupational Health Symposium: Total Worker Health

Event Date: 4/16/2015 - 4/17/2015
Location: The Hotel at Kirkwood Center - Cedar Rapids, IA  

This annual spring symposium has a new spin, as we are adding topics regarding Total Worker Health. We are not separating sessions (I: Industrial Hygiene, II: Safety & Ergo, or III: Occ Med & Occ Health Nursing), instead we are incorporating these concepts into the two-day event.

The Total Worker Health Program supports research in the integration of health protection and health promotion programs with communication of current knowledge, promising practices, challenges, and concepts of total worker health. This symposium will introduce the Total Worker Health concept as a facet to supplementing workplace wellness and safety programs. This symposium is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, safety professionals, administrators, wellness administrators, human resource professionals, and other individuals interested in improving the health and safety of workers.

Associated URL: Online Registration

Contact: Megan Meyer at 319-335-4684 or megan-cz-meyer@uiowa.edu for more information

Associated Documents:
Brochure
Exhibitor Prospectus

Culturally Responsive Healthcare in Iowa

Event Date: 6/5/2015
Location: Sheraton Iowa City Hotel - Iowa City, IA  

The goal of this conference is to educate Iowa's health care providers about the importance of providing culturally responsible and competent care to improve access to quality health care and reduce health disparities. This event is a multidisciplinary, interprofessional conference to improve culturally responsive care of increasingly diverse patient populations. Intended audience includes: physicians, nurses, social workers, physician assistants, pharmacists, public health professionals, health educators, health administrators and all personnel who provide health care services to diverse populations. CEU and CME credits are available.

Associated URL: Registration link

Contact: Questions? Contact Susan Zollo or Lori Raw at 319-335-8599, susan-zollo@uiowa.edu or lori-raw@uiowa.edu

Associated Documents:
Brochure

Agricultural Medicine: Occupational & Environmental Health for Rural Health Professionals

Event Date: 6/8/2015 - 6/12/2015
Location: The University of Iowa, College of Public Health Building, 145 N. Riverside Dr. - Iowa City, IA  52242

The purpose of this conference is to provide the information and skills needed to enable safety and health professionals to anticipate, recognize,and prevent occupational illnesses and injuries among members of the agricultural community. Successful completion of this course allows qualified participants the join AgriSafeŽ as a Certified Member. AgriSafeŽ benefits include clinical resources, technical assistance, continuing education, and use of the trademarked name AgriSafeŽ in promoting agricultural health services. The intended audience for this conference is safety and health managers, graduate students, nurses, students, physicians, veterinarians, and anyone interested in the unique safety and health needs of rural and agricultural communities. Continuing education credits available include: CME, Nursing CEUs, EMS continuing education hours, and a pending application for continuing education credit to the Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Associated URL: Registration Link

Contact: Kay Mohling at 319-335-4219 or kay-mohling@uiowa.edu

Associated Documents:
Course Brochure

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Refresher Training

Event Date: 6/26/2015 - 6/26/2015
Location: University of Iowa, IREH - Coralville, IA  

This National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-approved training is designed to provide a review of current spirometry testing standards and guidelines, common errors and corrective actions, and how to differentiate between normal, obstructive, restrictive, and mixed lung disease patterns. This course is intended for nurses, medical assistants, and other occupational health and safety practitioners who are responsible for conducting spirometry in the workplace or other settings. Nursing CEUs will be available for this course.


Contact: Contact Megan Meyer at megan-cz-meyer@uiowa.edu or 319-335-4684 for more inormation or to get registered

CIH Online Review

Event Date: 7/14/2015 - 9/3/2015
Location: Online with Bowen EHS, Inc - ,   

This 8-week online review course allows you to interact live in real time with your instructor and other participants as you prepare for the CIH exam. You will complete a comprehensive review course covering key topics found on the CIH certification exam offered by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). Lectures are offered at multiple days and times to accommodate most schedules; they are also recorded for those who prefer to study at their own pace or who want to review the material more than once. Eligible for CM hours and COC points. The Heartland Center will award CEUs to each participant successfully completing this course.

This course is eligible for 30 IH contact hours and 2 IH Ethics contact hours.


Associated URL: Course Registration Page

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training Course

Event Date: 7/23/2015 - 7/24/2015
Location: University of Iowa, IREH - Coralville, IA  

This National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-approved course is designed to provide a comprehensive theoretical framework combined with practical training necessary to conduct spirometry testing and screening for workers. This course is intended for nurses, medical assistants, and other health care professionals who are responsible for conducting spirometry in the workplace or clinic settings. Nursing CEUs will be available for this course.

Contact: Megan Meyer at 319-335-4684 or megan-cz-meyer@uiowa.edu for more information or to get registered

CHMM Online Review Course

Event Date: 8/18/2015 - 10/1/2015
Location: Online with Bowen EHS, Inc. - ,   

This 7-week online review course allows you to interact live in real time with your instructor and other participants as you prepare for the CHMM exam. You will complete a comprehensive review course covering key topics found on the CHMM certification exam offered by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM). Lectures are offered at multiple days and times to accommodate most schedules; they are also recorded for those who prefer to study at their own pace or who want to review the material more than once. Eligible for CM hours and COC points. The Heartland Center will award CEUs for each participant successfully completing this course.

Associated URL: Registration

Hawkeye on Safety: Safety & Health Conference 2015

Event Date: 10/1/2015
Location: Coralville Marriott - Coralville, IA  

This conference will provide current information on health and safety topics in construction and facilities, as well as key networking opportunities needed to keep current in safety standards and trends. The intended audience includes health and safety professionals, construction professionals (electrical, plumbing, roofing, carpentry, masonry, etc.), architectural professionals, compliance officers, inspectors, project/facility personnel, general industry, medical professionals and anyone looking for CEUs in health and safety.

Contact: For more information, contact Kim Gordon 319-335-4423, kimberly-gordon@uiowa.edu, or Megan Meyer 319-335-4684, megan-cz-meyer@uiowa.edu.
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NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training Course

Event Date: 11/12/2015 - 11/13/2015
Location: University of Iowa, IREH - Coralville, IA  

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-approved course is designed to provide a comprehensive theoretical framework combined with practical training necessary to conduct spirometry testing and screening for workers. This course is intended for nurses, medical assistants, and other health care professionals who are responsible for conducting spirometry in the workplace or clinic settings. Nursing CEUs will be available for this course.


Contact: Megan Meyer at 319-335-4684 or megan-cz-meyer@uiowa.edu for more information or to get registered

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Refresher Training

Event Date: 12/4/2015
Location: University of Iowa, IREH - Coralville, IA  

This National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-approved training is designed to provide a review of current spirometry testing standards and guidelines, common errors and corrective actions, and how to differentiate between normal, obstructive, restrictive, and mixed lung disease patterns. This course is intended for nurses, medical assistants, and other occupational health and safety practitioners who are responsible for conducting spirometry in the workplace or other settings.Nursing CEUs will be available for this course.

Contact: Contact Megan Meyer at megan-cz-meyer@uiowa.edu or 319-335-4684 for more inormation or to get registered