Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll: FSPH Will be at IUPUI's Annual Weekend U Conference

Saturday, March 08, 2014

9:00 AM

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Join us for a day of enrichment as we discuss various aspects of Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll with distinguished faculty and local experts at IUPUI's annual Weekend U conference on March 8, 2014. Breakout sessions include these from Fairbanks School of Public Health:

TRENDS IN ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND OTHER DRUG USE IN INDIANA: FINDINGS FROM THE STATE EPIDEMIOLOGY AND OUTCOMES WORKGROUP

Marion S. Greene, MPH

Public Health Research Analyst, Center for Health Policy

IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

Indiana’s State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) is a collaboration of members from various state agencies. The SEOW was established in 2005 as part of a federal grant requirement from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The primary

purpose of the Workgroup is to monitor alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use in Indiana; identify emerging trends; detect ‘hot spots’ (by geographic area or subpopulation) of high risk; make data-based recommendations for substance abuse prevention policy and funding allocations; and disseminate findings to legislators, decision-makers, the substance abuse prevention/treatment community, and the general public. The goal of this presentation is to provide the current status (epidemiology) of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use in Indiana; discuss consequences related to the abuse; and offer additional information on populations that are at a higher risk for engaging in substance use.

SAY WHAT? HEARING LOSS BY ROCK STARS AND CONCERT-GOERS

Steven Lacey, PhD, CIH, CSP

Associate Professor  & Chair

Department of Environmental Health Science

IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

Have you ever left a performance – a rock concert, a symphony, or even a musical – and noticed that voices are a bit muffled, harder to hear? Perhaps even ringing or buzzing in your ears, hours after leaving the auditorium? That’s called a temporary threshold shift, and it will likely resolve itself by morning. But what if it doesn’t resolve itself? When does temporary become permanent, and when does permanent become debilitating?? We will discuss noise exposure and noise-induced hearing loss in musicians, artists and other workers, and the incredibly resilient, yet still terribly delicate, auditory system. We will discuss why music venues behave differently than other noisy places.  Living in a modern, mechanical society, with unending opportunity to be plugged in, connected, and entertained, we will explore simple ways to protect your hearing so you may continue to listen to the music you love and the voices of the people you care about the most.

Other sessions include:

The Politics of Youth Culture: Selling Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll in Contemporary Consumer Culture

Sex and the United States: From Alfred Kinsey to Fifty Shades 
Understanding the Role of Emotions in Risk Taking Health Behaviors

Research-Infused Strategies for Dealing With Sexual Harassment

Marijuana, Pills, and Bath Salts, Oh My!

More than Your Blacklight Poster: Art Meets Sex Drugs and Rock and Roll

Substance abuse and rehabilitation: What you need to know.

Bigfoot Refuses HPV Vaccination due to Increased Risk of Alien Abduction: Separating HPV vaccine facts from social media myths 

Luncheon Presentation: 
Sgt. Pepper Taught the Band to Play

Register today at: www.myiupui.com/weekendu