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NIOSH Announces Work Injury Research Symposium for October 2003, Invites Abstracts of Presentations

NIOSH Update:

Contact: Fred Blosser (202) 401-3749
November 14, 2002

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced that the Third National Occupational Injury Research Symposium, NOIRS 2003, will be held on October 28-30, 2003, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

NIOSH also invites abstracts from scientists who may be interested in presenting at the symposium. The deadline for abstracts is April 1, 2003.

NOIRS is convened by NIOSH, in association with its public and private partners, as a national forum for the presentation of latest findings and methods in occupational injury research. NOIRS is a means of implementing the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), which was established by NIOSH with input and review by more than 500 individuals and organizations. NORA identifies traumatic occupational injuries as one of 21 priority areas where new research will do the most to reduce worker injuries, illnesses, and deaths over the next decade.

NOIRS 2003 will consist of contributed oral presentations in concurrent sessions, organized sessions around topics of special interest, and poster presentations. The presentations will describe research studies, methods, and findings related to traumatic work-related injuries. Abstracts of 300 words or less are invited in areas that may include, but are not limited to, agriculture, communication/technology transfer, construction, engineering/technology, fire fighters/emergency responders, intervention evaluation, mining, motor vehicles, social/economic impact, special populations at risk, surveillance of fatal and non-fatal injuries, and workplace violence.

Previous conferences in this series were held in 1997 in Morgantown, W.Va., and 2000 in Pittsburgh. The 2003 symposium will be held at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel, Pittsburgh.

For further information on NOIRS 2003 and on submitting abstracts, visit the NIOSH web site at or call the toll-free NIOSH information number, 1-800-35-NIOSH (1-800-356-4674). Further information on NIOSH research regarding traumatic occupational injuries, including information on past NOIRS symposiums is available.