2008 Conference Proceedings

New Paths Conference 2008 Header - Stacey Holland

The New Paths Conference was held at Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum, WA, November 11-13, 2008. Presentations focused on new worker populations, research avenues, and innovative approaches for the prevention of disease and injury in agriculture. Participants included 126 academic and governmental researchers.

Abstracts | Workshops | Discussion Groups | Speaker List

Choose the presentation title to access ppt slideshow or, when available, select "abstract" for a topic summary.

Welcomeconference attendees at Suncadia Lodge by Stacey Holland

Session I: Engaging Populations at Risk
Chair: Jeffrey Levin, Southwest Centerconference tour

Session II: Pesticides – New Findings and Technologies
Chair: Helen Murphy, PNASHplatform mechanization

Session III: Air Quality and Pulmonary Pathways to Disease
Chair: Kent Pinkerton, Western Center

Session IV: Ergonomics of Industrialized Dairy Operations
Chair: John Rosecrance, HICAHS

Poster Presentation Abstracts

Photographs from the event are posted online on the PNASH FLICKR site.

poster session photo by stacey holland

Agricultural Tour

Speaker List

Participant List (pdf)



Congratulations to the following New Paths Presenters!

  • The "People's Choice for New Paths Best Speaker"goes to Karen Lewis for New Technologies in Tree Fruit Production - Labor Efficiency and Safety
  • Best Student Poster, Biomarkers of Sensitivity and Exposure in Washington State Pesticide Handlers, Jonathan Hofmann
  • Best Professional Poster, Agricultural and Work Characteristics among Children of Hispanic Farmworkers, Tamara Hennessy-Burt

New Paths was presented by the western NIOSH/CDC Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education and Prevention: Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center; Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety; Southwest Center for Agricultural Health-Injury Prevention, and Education; and The High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety.

Funding was provided by The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and The US Environmental Protection Agency.