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Release: March 26, 2003

UI to Host Occupational Health Symposium April 3-4

The University of Iowa will host its fifth annual Occupational Health Symposium April 3-4 in the Second Floor Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU).

The symposium will provide current workplace health and safety information, as well as important resources and networking opportunities, to those interested in improving the health and safety of workers.

A pre-symposium course, "The Facts About Mold," will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 2 in the Illinois Room of the IMU. The course will provide current information on the effects of mold on human health and the recognition, evaluation, and remediation of problem mold exposure. No previous experience or knowledge of mold is necessary. Pre-registration is required.

Registration for the symposium will be available on-site during the event, but pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, contact Kimberly Gordon at (319) 335-4423. A downloadable registration form and more information are available at http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/Heartland/continuinged.htm.

The UI symposium is jointly sponsored by the College of Public Health; WORKSAFE IOWA; the Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety; the College of Nursing Organizations, Systems and Community Area of Study; the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine; and UI Health Care.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACT(S): David Pedersen, (319) 335-8032, david-pedersen@uiowa.edu. Writer: Jessie Rolph