COEH Builds Bridges: Interdisciplinary & Ethical Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
COEH Builds Bridges: Interdisciplinary & Ethical Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
02/11 - 02/12/2021
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Description:

Please join COEH UC Berkeley and UC Davis for COEH Builds Bridges: Interdisciplinary & Ethical Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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 from 1:00 - 4:30 PM Pacific will center around panel discussions, Q&A, and interactive breakout sessions.
Presentation recordings will be made available on-demand starting on Friday, February 5th, and will also be streamed the morning of February 11th & February 12th, from 10 AM - 12 PM Pacific, prior to the synchronous event. Please see 'Event Access' for more information. 
All registrants will receive presentation and session recordings following the event. 
Day 1: Interdisciplinary Action to Protect Workers

Topics Include:

  • 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
Day 2: Ethical Response When Addressing Emerging Scientific Data
Topics Include:
  • 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


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


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



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 accommodation 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.