Upcoming Events and Conferences

15.0 cme credits

Medical Review Officer Comprehensive Course

The need for trained medical review officers (MROs) to evaluate drug and alcohol test results is enormous, and it is estimated that more than 20 million Americans are covered by programs requiring testing. Physicians in many specialties conduct drug and alcohol tests for business, industry, government agencies, and schools. The Drug-Free Workplace Act affects all federal agencies, and mandatory alcohol and drug testing is now required of all intrastate truckers, commercial driver’s license holders, pilots, and other transportation workers.

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7.5 cme credits

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop for the Occupational Medicine Provider

This course is designed for health care providers who are exploring musculoskeletal ultrasound to enhance the evaluation and management of the patients with upper limb injury and complaints. Faculty will present a systematic and focused assessment with ultrasound. The session will include both live scanning and when and how to intervene. Participants will develop ultrasound pattern recognition of the major tendons, ligaments, nerves, and muscles surrounding joints. The case discussions will focus on pathologies that are commonly encountered. In addition, the session will cover regenerative medicine topics including percutaneous needle tenotomy, platelet rich plasma, and stem cell therapy.

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7.5 cme credits

Spirometry Testing in Occupational Health - 2023 Physician Update

Occupational medicine physicians frequently use spirometry in their practices, but their traditional medical training rarely prepares them to appreciate the impact of the technical pitfalls on spirometry results, nor does it introduce them to the importance of using optimal interpretation algorithms. Both elements are important when practitioners use spirometry with other diagnostic tools to evaluate workers for occupational lung disease and/or to medically clear them to use respirators. This ACOEM course provides down-to-earth guidance and presents recent OSHA regulatory changes related to the updated Cotton Dust Standard, Respirable Crystalline Silica and NIOSH’s Coal Worker Health Surveillance Program. It also presents recent ATS/ERS and ACOEM recommendations for spirometry testing and special considerations for postponing or conducting spirometry testing during the COVID-19 pandemic. It draws on spirometry information from a comprehensive NIOSH-approved course and selecting case examples for a physician audience to illustrate the use of spirometry and other diagnostic tools to evaluate workers for occupational lung disease and/or for medical clearance to use their respirator.

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Special Interest

Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Center

Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Center

Commercial driver medical examiners (CDMEs) ensure that commercial motor vehicle operators are qualified to drive. ACOEM provides CDME training for providers.

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Public Safety Medicine Center

Public Safety Medicine Center

OEM professionals protect workers who protect the public, including firefighters, law enforcement officers, correctional officers, and crossing guards. ACOEM publishes guidance for those who provide medical treatment to law enforcement officers. 

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Medical Review Officer Center

Medical Review Officer Center

Medical review officers (MROs) review results from drug-testing programs and evaluate medical explanations for certain results. ACOEM is the educational provider of choice for MROs.

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Mandates Helped Control COVID in NYC Municipal Workers

Return-to-office policies did not lead to increased COVID cases—though school employees saw lower decreases than other working-age adults reports a study of New York City municipal employees in the March Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

ACOEM Secures Partners to Increase Adult Immunizations

As part of ACOEM’s role in a cooperative agreement awarded to the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve immunization rates among adults with high health risks, the College will partner with health systems in occupational health settings to incorporate CDC’s Standards for Adult Immunization Practice into clinical care and increase adult immunization through education, dissemination, and quality improvement initiatives.

Most US Workers Report Worries About Job Automation

A survey of a national sample of low- to middle-income US adults (annual income $75,000 or less) found that nearly 20% said their jobs were at least partly automated during COVID-19 reports a study in the February Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.