Event Title

Occupational Medicine Journal Club

Thursday, September 21, 2023|7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT

Journal Article:

Longitudinal Association of Working from Home on Work Functioning Impairment in Desk Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Nationwide Cohort Study


Area: Occupational Epidemiology

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

CEUs and CME included.

Please pre-register at least 48 hours in advance.


Time & Location
This event will be held online, via Microsoft Teams

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Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Jennifer Cerecero, MS
Total Worker Health® Trainee

UTHealth School of Public Health, San Antonio
Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health


Takayama A, Yoshioka T, Ishimaru T, Yoshida S, Kawakami K, Tabuchi T. Longitudinal Association of Working From Home on Work Functioning Impairment in Desk Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Nationwide Cohort Study. J Occup Environ Med. 2023 Jul 1;65(7):553-560.

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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.

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This event was made possible by the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH), through award no. T42OH008421 from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Continuing Education

CEUs (CME or CEUs)

The AAFP has reviewed Occupational Medicine Journal Club 2023-2024, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 09/21/2023 to 05/16/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Journal Club Dates

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

Fall 2023

September 21, 2023

October 19, 2023

November 16, 2023

Spring 2024

January 18, 2024

February 15, 2024

March 28, 2024

April 18, 2024

May 16, 2024

Please regularly check the training calendar for updates at https://bit.ly/SWCOEHCE.



Your Best Response 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)

General CE Email: swcoeh.ce@uth.tmc.edu

Visit us on the web at www.swcoeh.org


To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact us 7-10 days before the activity by email at SWCOEH.CE@uth.tmc.edu.