Event Title

Occupational Medicine Journal Club

Thursday, October 15, 2020    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Article Topic: Direct and indirect Cost of Obesity Among the Privately Insured in the United States.  A Focus on the Impact by Type of Industry.


Area: Health promotion; chronic disease


This is a FREE event sponsored by the Occupational Medicine Program and Continuing Education Program of SWCOEH

CME included.

Please pre-register at least 48 hours in advance.


Time & Location
This event will be held online, via our UTHealth Webex webinar platform.

The format of the online OM Journal Club is changing to allow time for networking and reconnecting during these times! Please join us starting at 7:00pm via Webex. We are moving into a new side of the Webex platform (Webex Training), so you may notice the difference when you login. We look forward to seeing you online!

How to Join the Webinar:
Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT


  1. Go to https://uthealth.webex.com/uthealth/k2/j.php?MTID=t2421ffa33e48b013da8b009684f16b3d
  2. Enter your name and email address.
  3. Enter the session password: This session does not require a password.
  4. Click 'Join Now'.
  5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

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Speaker: Nilou Aghakasiri, MD, MPH
NIOSH Occupational Medicine Trainee

Abhilasha Ramasamy et al. Direct and indirect Cost of Obesity Among the Privately Insured in the United States. A Focus on the Impact by Type of Industry. JOEM. 2019; 61,(11):877-886.

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7:00 PM - 7:05 PM

Welcome - Opening Remarks

7:05 PM - 7:30 PM Networking Break Out Sessions
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Presentation & Discussion



Occupational Medicine Journal Club is an educational and networking opportunity to discuss and debate the results of recently published research. During each meeting, we will discuss a recent article from a peer reviewed journal.

The ultimate goal of this series is to promote the optimal health and safety of workers, workplaces, and the environment by:

  • Educating healthcare professionals and public health professionals;
  • Stimulating research;
  • Enhancing quality of practice;
  • Guiding public policy; and
  • Advancing the field of occupational and environmental medicine.

Articles are selected on the basis of their usefulness to practitioners in terms of clinical practice and the care of worker populations at the programmatic level.

Learning Objectives: At the end of each session, attendees should be able to:

  • Interpret and explain a current occupational or environmental medicine research report;

  • Apply an interdisciplinary approach to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention strategies; and

  • Outline standards of care relevant to occupational and environmental health practice.

Continuing Education

CEUs (CME or CEUs): Determination of CME credit is pending. Certificates will be emailed to email address used during registration.


Eligibility for CEUs/CME/Certificate of Attendance:


1. Please enter your first name and last name into Webex on the log in screen.


2. Attend the Presentation and Discussion session (7:30pm - 8:30pm).

3. Complete evaluation post-event. Will be sent on the following Friday by email.


Certificates of attendance are contingent on attendance during the presentation from 7:30pm - 8:30pm and completion of the post-event evaluation. Certificates will be emailed on close of the fall session. Single session or series attendance is allowed.

Additional Journal Club Dates

Journal Club is offered over the course of the academic year on the third Thursday of the month from September - November and January - May.

Please regularly check the training calendar for updates at http://bit.ly/swcoehce2.



Your Best Reponse to a Changing World!

The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) supports research, education and outreach in occupational and environmental health. The SWCOEH is housed within the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences of the UTHealth School of Public Health.

The SWCOEH was established in 1977 as a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center (ERC), now one of 18 ERCs in the nation. In 1985, the SWCOEH became a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health. As of 2019, the SWCOEH has been officially approved as an affiliate of the NIOSH Total Worker Health program, strengthening a partnership spanning more than 40 years.

The mission of the SWCOEH Continuing Education (CE) Program is to serve as a training resource for professionals and decision-makers in the occupational and environmental health fields by delivering specialized courses in response to current training needs. Our ultimate goal is to improve occupational and environmental health. Our core subject areas are occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, hazardous substances and materials and and worker well-being. Contact us to discuss your training needs!

Contact Us

Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Continuing Education (CE) & Outreach Program

1200 Pressler St., RAS West, Ste. 1038
Houston, TX 77030

General CE Email: swcoeh.ce@uth.tmc.edu
Phone: 713-500-9447

To learn more about the SWCOEH, please visit us on the web at www.swcoeh.org