Symposium Agenda – Thursday

Thursday, September 7, 2017

 

7:00 – 8:00 am

Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 am

Welcome and Overview

8:30 – 9:00 am

Keynote

9:00 – 10:00 am

How Did We Get Here? An Overview of Completed Research

 

An overview of research studies to date, including a discussion of underrepresented groups and research needs.

10:00 – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 – 11:15 am

Where Are We Going? An Overview of Current Research

 

A discussion of current research in exposures and exposure measurement in NIOSH and exposures and cancer risks in University of Arizona studies.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Exposures and Cancer Risks

 

This session will provide an overview of dermal and inhalation carcinogen exposures to structural firefighters on the fireground, as well as latent exposures in turnouts, vehicles, and fire stations.

12:00 – 12:45 pm

Lunch

12:45 – 1:10 pm

PPE Research and Maintenance

 

This panel discussion will cover the need for industry to follow the lead of the military in developing PPE that is lighter, more ergonomically efficient, and effective in preventing carcinogen exposure while not sacrificing thermal protection. Current NFPA research in PPE maintenance will also be discussed.

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Workshops (Choose One)

 

Firefighter Cancer Support Network Cancer Prevention Training

 

FCSN’s training focuses on preventive measures the department and firefighters can take to reduce exposure to carcinogens and help avoid contracting this deadly disease.

 

Control Interventions/Best Practices

 

A panel discussion will focus on ways to prevent or reduce exposures to potential carcinogens. Panelist will discuss effective current programs, including that of San Antonio, the Healthy In, Healthy Out program in Kent, and the Memphis turnout maintenance program.

 

Messaging for Cancer Prevention Through Cultural Change

 

This workshop will explore generational differences within fire service populations, and provide insights into using varied communication delivery methods and targeted messaging strategies to reach every audience. This session will also show how these methods were used to build the new NFORS Firefighter Exposure App, and include a live demonstration of the NFORS Exposure App (Firefighter Career Diary).

 

Exposures During Fire Cause and Origin Investigation

 

Little research exists regarding exposures to personnel outside of the IDLH. This group will take an in-depth look at risk to and best practices related to cancer prevention for fire investigators.

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Break

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Workshops (Choose One)

 

Firefighter Cancer Support Network Cancer Prevention Training

 

FCSN’s training focuses on preventive measures the department and firefighters can take to reduce exposure to carcinogens and help avoid contracting this deadly disease.

 

Control Interventions/Best Practices

 

A panel discussion will focus on ways to prevent or reduce exposures to potential carcinogens. Panelist will discuss effective current programs, including that of San Antonio, the Healthy In, Healthy Out program in Kent, and the Memphis turnout maintenance program.

 

Messaging for Cancer Prevention Through Cultural Change

 

This workshop will explore generational differences within fire service populations, and provide insights into using varied communication delivery methods and targeted messaging strategies to reach every audience. This session will also show how these methods were used to build the new NFORS Firefighter Exposure App, and include a live demonstration of the NFORS Exposure App (Firefighter Career Diary).

 

Exposures During Fire Cause and Origin Investigation

 

Little research exists regarding exposures to personnel outside of the IDLH. This group will take an in-depth look at risk to and best practices related to cancer prevention for fire investigators.

Thursday Dinner is on your own

A list of local restaurants will be included in your registration folder.

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