Heat-related Illness Prevention: Research and lessons learned from athletics

Heat-related illness (HRI) significantly impacts athletes, especially in hot and humid climates. HRI is the third leading cause of death among high school athletes. Practitioners of occupational industries with greater outdoor exposure can apply lessons learned from athletics to help prevent and diagnose HRI.

On July 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. we invite you to join us for the July 2019 SCCAHS webinar as Dr. Eric Coris discusses heat-related pathology including the risk factors, as well as ways of assessing, treating, and preventing HRI. Dr. Coris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a sports medicine researcher and the head medical team physician at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Eric Coris, M.D.
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Head Medical Team Physician
University of South Florida College of Medicine

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Upcoming webinars

  • Heat-related Illness Prevention: Research and lessons learned from athletics

    July 16, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eric Coris, M.D. – Professor in Department of Family Medicine and Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Head Medical Team Physician at the University of South Florida College of Medicine
  • Delivering agricultural health and safety research to stakeholders: Best practices and theoretical foundations

    August 29, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Lisa Lundy, PhD. – Associate Professor in Department of Agricultural Education and Communication and Co-Investigator with the SCCAHS Outreach Core at the University of Florida
  • Heat-related Illness (HRI) in Agriculture: A two-part webinar providing research findings on a mobile app to monitor HRI and a compilation of educational research-based resources to help prevent HRI

    September 10, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Juan Luque, PhD. – Associate Professor at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and Tracy Irani, PhD. – Professor at the University of Florida
  • Chronic low back pain in seafood workers: a pilot intervention study to identify modifiable work and movement solutions

    October 9, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Kim Dunleavy, PhD. – Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Professional Education and Community Engagement at the University of Florida's Department of Physical Therapy
  • Heat related illness in a changing climate and demography of Florida

    November 6, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Vasu Misra, PhD. – Professor of Meteorology in Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at the University of Florida

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Joe Grzywacz Pesticide & Heat Stress Education for Latino Farmworkers that is Culturally Appropriate Watch the recording

Jose Perez The Need for a Safety Focus in Agriculture Watch the recording

Andrew Kane Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance of Gulf Seafood Workers Watch the recording

Martie Gillen Assessing Agricultural Liability Watch the recording