State of the Science

SCCAHS hosts annual State of the Science (SOS) meetings for the Center. SOS meetings are a vital component to the Center’s approach to research-to-practice and serves as a platform to seek science that answers relevant questions related to agricultural health and safety. The SOS meeting is also an opportunity for scientists from various disciplines to network and build valuable collaborations that will address future needs in agricultural health and safety. 

 

See below a full list of our past State of the Science meetings and click to learn more about each one. 

Registration is now open for the 2024 State of the Science Meeting! Click here to learn more.

Past Meetings

  • Rural Coastal Community Health Science, Policy and the Future – From Lab to Legislation

    March 19-20, 2024 | Hyatt Place, Gainesville, Florida The 2024 State of the Science Meeting is a dynamic event at the intersection of agricultural health and safety research, policy, and outreach communication in the southeastern U.S. This unique gathering annually brings together a distinguished panel of academic scientists, clinicians and policy experts who are at […]

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  • 2023 Impacts of Climate Events on Agricultural Health and Safety

    Agriculturalists are not strangers to weather and climate challenges in their day-to-day operations. However, climate impacts can be one of the hardest obstacles to overcome in the agriculture industry, as livelihoods are at stake in the face of climate uncertainty. Climate impacts include, but are not limited to: freeze damage, drought, hurricanes, floods, infrastructure damage, […]

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  • 2021 Pathways to Health Equity in Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry

    The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety hosted the 2021 State of the Science Meeting focused on Pathways to Health Equity in Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. Hosted by the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) headquartered at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, the annual State of the […]

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  • 2020 Global Pandemics and the Agricultural Workforce: Research and Policy Implications

    The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety hosted the  2020 State of the Science Meeting focused on Global Pandemics and the Agricultural Workforce: Research and Policy Implications on Friday, Sept. 11 and Sept. 18, 2020. The meeting was delivered via Zoom. Hosted by the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) headquartered at the […]

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  • 2019 Stress and Resilience Among Agricultural Workers in Vulnerable Rural Communities

    The SCCAHS Stress and Resilience Among Agricultural Workers in Vulnerable Rural Communities State of the Science Meeting was held on September 26-27, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Those who work in agriculture face many stressors, including financial uncertainty, family and relationships issues, social isolation, disaster, accidental injury, and acute and chronic diseases, that can affect […]

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  • 2018 Heat-related Illness State of the Science Meeting

    The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) Heat Related Illness State of the Science Meeting was held on October 25-26 in St. Petersburg, Florida at The Don CeSar Hotel. The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) put together a slate of esteemed speakers on the topic of heat related illness, showcasing research at the intersections of […]

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