Cascadia 2019

Evidence to Action

SEMIAHMOO RESORT (Blaine, WA) January 10th and 11th, 2019

It’s time to start planning for the annual Cascadia Symposium. This is a                               
joint meeting on environmental and occupational health for schools of
Public Health in WA, OR, and BC. It is a great opportunity for cross
border conversations and collaborations. This will be our 30th time
hosting the symposium at Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA.

This intimate conference provides faculty, staff and students a forum to share new ideas and current or
evolving research through plenary sessions, short (20-minute) podium presentations, ignite presentation (5 min)
and posters, small group discussions, and socializing.

If you are interested in presenting a poster, a podium paper, or Ignite presentation: email a suggested
title, your position (indicate whether you are faculty, staff or student) and a brief description to the contact for
your University (noted below). Presentations are open to faculty, staff, and students; research presented need
not be completed for participation in this conference.

We will again be asking for presentations for the ‘Ignite’ session; short 5-minute presentations on planned or
initiated research projects. These presentations are to stimulate thinking, promote discussion, and inspire
collaboration. (see:  for more information on this presentation format).

**New this year, we are also requesting any short films or animations you have made related to occupational
and environmental health, which we hope to use for pre- or post-dinner entertainment. Please send the title
and link (if hosted on a website) to your university contact if you would like it included. **

Submit your presentation title, short description, and whether you prefer a poster, podium, or Ignite talk by
November 16, 2018 to:

Anne Marie Nicol (SFU)
Perry Hystad (OSU)
Chris McLeod (UBC, UVic)
Marissa Baker (UW)

The planning committee will notify you by November 30 whether your submission has been selected.

The conference starts at 10am on Thursday January 10th, and ends at 12:00 noon on January 11th. The
conference registration fee is $250 USD/$250 CAD (including meals); guests are welcome, and a guest fee
of $85 USD can be paid (to cover guest meal expenses) when registering or paid on site. Semiahmoo
Resort has provided a conference rate for hotel rooms of $129 USD. Further information regarding
registration and room reservations will follow.

Cascadia 2019 is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety & Health Center and the Northwest
Center for Occupational Health and Safety, both located at the University of Washington

Please follow the link to the program for the Cascadia Conference here.


You may want to book your hotel using the following link: UWCASCADIA2019 (Or just use code UWCASCADIA2019 when making a reservation on the Semiahmoo site).

Please check out the  Presenter Guidance Cascadia 2019,  particularly for those giving an ignite talk as there are some fairly specific expectations