Western Occupational Health Conference (WOHC) Resident Poster Competition

Each year, WOEMA invites resident physicians to the Western Occupational Health Conference (WOHC) to present posters on occupational and environmental medicine research or projects that have been conducted.  A review panel awards a first prize ($250) and a second prize ($125) to the presenters. In 2020, due to the pandemic, the "posters" were presented virtually!

How does a virtual poster session work?

Residents created 5- 10 minute PowerPoint presentations or YouTube videos in lieu of a poster and the submissions can be viewed below. The 2020 winner, Dr. Oluseyi Awodelegave a short live presentation and Q&A at the Virtual WOHC in September. WOEMA also interviewed the winner for a podcast where he talks about his research (podcast available November 10).

The runner up is Dr. Dane Dicaro. Congratulations to both! 


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Space Radiation Effects: Comparison of Ovarian Toxicity of Low Dose Gamma Radiation vs High LET Charged Particle Radiation

Presented by Oluseyi Awodele, MDUniversity of California Irvine

Second place ribbon imagePolycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Presented by Dane Dicaro, DOUniversity of California Irvine

Occupational Risk Factors for Diabetes Among Theravada Buddhist Monks in Myanmar (Burma)

Presented by Ai (Chloe) Chien, MD, MBA, MPH, UCSF Occupational Environmental Medicine

A Risk Assessment of a Large California Medical Center's TB Surveillance and Annual Testing Policy

Presented by Christopher Granda, DO, MS, University of California San Diego

An Unusual Condition Presenting with Low Back Pain

Presented by Thomas Overton, MD, University of California Irvine

Work in the Occupational Health Clinic During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented by Alexander Nguyen, DO, University of Texas Health Science at Tyler

One-Year Descriptive Analysis of Patients Presenting with Work-Related Low Back Pain

Presented by Nasrin Kazemi, MD, MPH, Ph.D., Loma Linda University Occupational Residency Program

The Implementation and Impact of COVID-19 Prevention on the Health of Unionized Grocery Workers

Presented by Anthony Pacini, MD, MPH, University of California San Francisco OEM Residency

Hand Exertion Force and Shoulder Disorders Among Manual Laborers

Presented by Matthew Kiok, MD, MPH, University of California Berkeley


We sincerely thank Medlock Consulting for sponsoring the 2020 Poster Presentations! 

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