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Annual Cascadia Symposium on Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health

Borders, Intersections and Boundaries: Issues at the Nexus of Environment, Occupation and Population Health

January 11-12, 2024
Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WA

The conference will focus on topics that bridge occupation, environment and population health and that present opportunities for collective research and action by the participating universities throughout the Cascadia region. Keynote presentations will explore the impact of wildfire smoke, the ongoing opioid public health crisis, and the persistence of related health disparities and inequities. The conference will also feature podium presentations, ignite talks and posters. Download the CASCADIA 2024 Final Program here: Cascadia 2024 Final Program


Registration has closed. We understand that unforeseen events may change a person’s ability to attend the conference. Due to costs already incurred, no refunds will be made for the cancellation of your registration. If you are registered and are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to a colleague or co-author. Please contact Suhail.marino@ubc.ca if you would like to transfer your registration.


The booking deadline for the conference room rate has passed, but rooms may still be available.

Semiahmoo Resort
9565 Semiahmoo Parkway
Blaine, WA 98230 USA
Tel: 855-917-3767
Email reservations: guestservices@semiahmoo.com
Group booking code: 2401UBCUWOA
Website: https://www.semiahmoo.com/about.php

Semiahmoo’s room cancellation policy: 5 days before the reservation by 4pm.

Guidelines for Poster Presentations

If you already have a poster printed that you will be bringing, there is no need to re-print it to follow the below guidelines. If you are making a new poster, please follow the below guidelines if possible:

  • If you are printing a new poster, please make it in the vertical orientation—this ensures there is ample room to hang all posters.
  • Poster should be made to A0 size in portrait layout, 1189 mm high x 841 mm wide (48 inches high x 33 inches wide). Font size should be sufficient to be read at a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet).
  • When you check in for the conference, staff will give you a number, supplies and instructions on where to hang your poster. Find your number on the wall and hang your poster next to your number.

Guidelines for Oral Podium Presentations

  • Total time for your talk is 15 minutes. Plan on 10-12 minutes for your talk to allow for a few minutes for questions at the end. 10-13 slides is advisable.
  • All written material must be of adequate size to be clearly visible.
  • Presentations cannot suggest commercialism.
  • Please make sure your title slide and/or ending slide have your email address in case observers want to follow up with you.
  • Bring your presentation slides on a USB drive with all files embedded to the conference and arrive to your session early enough to upload it to the provided laptop.
  • Each room will have a screen, projector, laptop, and wireless pointer/clicker.
  • Arrive at your session room in advance of the session to introduce yourself to the Chair. Your presentation must run within your allocated time or you will be cut-off. A timekeeper will be present.
  • The plenary session screens are 11.5 x 7 feet and the breakout screens are 10 x 6 feet. They both have a 16 x 9 ratio.

Scientific Planning Committee

University of British Columbia: Michael BrauerMelanie Gorman Ng; Chris McLeod; Suhail Marino
Simon Fraser University: Chris Buse
University of Washington: Chris Simpson
Oregon State University: Perry Hystad
Boise State University: Cynthia Curl

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