virtual wren 2020

 virtual wren 2020 conference
May 14th, 2020
9am-2pm PST
Call for abstracts
January 8, 2019
Abstracts submission deadline
March 31st, 2020
submit an abstract or register at
Registration fee

To keep everyone safe, we are following public health guidelines and cancelling the in-person 2020 WREN conference. Instead, we will convene WREN as a virtual conference to learn from health professionals on the "front lines" of environmental and occupational health, chronic disease and injury prevention, toxicology, epidemiology, and emergency preparedness. We will provide these presentations through the Zoom Video Conference software (meeting info to be sent to registrants).

Schedule (subject to change)
8:45- 9:00a Virtual Coffee
9:00- 9:10a Welcome and Introduction,

9:10- 9:30a
COVID-19 and Particulate Matter
Paul English, Tracking California

9:30- 9:50a 
Respiratory Morbidity and Healthcare Costs Associated with the 2017 Wildfires in Oregon
Carol Trenga, Oregon Tracking

9:50- 10:10a
AChE inhibitor pesticides, exposure and cholinesterase poisoning
Pam Driggers, California Department of Pesticide Regulation

10:10- 10:30a
Making Pesticide Illness Reporting Faster and Easier – New Apps, New Ideas
James Nakashima, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency

10:30- 10:40a Coffee  & Water Break

10:40- 11:00a
Examining Hospice Patients Readmitted to Acute Care in 2016, 2017 and 2018
Justin Tonooka, California Office of Strategic Planning and Development

11:00- 11:20a
Proportion of Tooth Loss Attributable to Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in California Adults
Katherine Chen, California Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health

11:20- 11:40a
Dashboards to Create a Community Health Report
Buffi Ladue, Washington Department of Health

11:40- 12:00p
Oregon Tracking Data Portal: Lessons learned and new opportunities to modernize data visualization
Mary Dinsdale,  Oregon Tracking
12:00- 12:30p Lunch

12:30- 12:50p
Identifying vulnerable Washington communities to fossil fuel pollution and climate change
Lauren Freelander

12:50- 1:10p
HRI Survival
Brian Woods, New Mexico Department of Health

1:10- 1:30p
Water Insecurity in Oregon?
Curtis Cude, Oregon Tracking

1:30- 1:50p
Environmental Health Surveillance and Moving Data to Action
Max Richardson, Tracking California

1:50- 2:00p Closing

Please fill out the registration form to receive Zoom conference call meeting link and password:

If you have any difficulties with the registration form, please contact us (wren at wrenconference dot org). Registration fee payment options will be emailed with registration confirmation.