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Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM)

OEM is a board-certified specialty under Preventive Medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses.

Continuing Education Center

Continuing Education Center

ACOEM offers a variety of educational offerings to meet your learning needs and style. Learn about our live events, webinars, on-demand learning, board prep, and MOC. 

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ACOEM Community

ACOEM Community

The place for ACOEM members to share ideas, feedback, and connect with peers.

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Championing the Health and Safety of Workers

Championing the Health and Safety of Workers

ACOEM works closely with organizations and expert medical professionals to advance the legislative priorities that matter most to our members.

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ACOEM is the champion for physicians and workers in safe workplaces and quality environments

Founded in 1916, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is the nation’s largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, research, and education.

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Upcoming Events and Annual Conferences

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Predictive Analytics in Healthcare - Living Up to the Hype

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2023 Virtual Fall Summit

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Featured Practice Resources


Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Center

Commercial Driver Medical Examiners (CDMEs) play a vital role in promoting the safety of America's roadways by ensuring that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators are physically qualified to drive.

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Public Safety Medicine Center

ACOEM publishes guidance for medical providers who evaluate public safety employees (e.g., law enforcement officers (LEOs), correctional officers, and EMS personnel) and candidates in order to make medical qualification recommendations.

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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.
Register for the MRO Fast Track - October 28-29, 2023

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Penn Medicine and Johns Hopkins Researchers Share Best Practices for Employee COVID-19 Vaccination

Based on their experiences in setting up COVID-19 vaccination programs for employees, researchers from two major medical centers have developed a Blueprint for Pandemic Preparedness, reported in a special "fast track" article in the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Employees Who Work From Home at Higher Risk of Presenteeism

For employees who work from home, the link to work impairment is stronger for those in higher positions, reports a study in the July issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Little Progress in Preventing Occupational Allergy to Lab Animals

The past decade has seen only marginal improvement in the use of evidence-based methods to reduce the risk of laboratory animal allergy (LAA) among workers exposed to laboratory animals. A follow-up national survey reported on in the June Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine fournd inconsistent use of preventive approaches to reduce LAA risk.