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  • MRO Update (A newsletter for medical review officers)

    The comprehensive newsletter for medical review officers (MROs) and other providers of workplace drug and alcohol testing services!

    MRO Update is written and edited by Robert Swotinsky, MD, MPH, a certified MRO and substance abuse professional (SAP) who is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in occupational medicine. Dr. Swotinsky is author of The Medical Review Officer’s Manual and is on the Medical Review Officer Certification Council’s Examination Development Committee. He also serves on the faculty for ACOEM’s MRO training courses. 

    mroupdatePublished 10 times a year, MRO Update contains clear, concise, and practical articles on topics such as: 

    • split specimen procedures and alternative specimen tests
    • direct observation and privacy issues
    • prescription drug abuse and illicit drug use
    • marijuana — medical, legal, and illegal
    • state and federal (DOT, SAMHSA, FHWA, FTA, etc.) regulations
    • courtroom updates
    • a From the Journals section
    • the MRO Forum — a timely question-and-answer column
    • information on upcoming MRO course offerings and examinations

    * Current subscribers are eligible to receive complimentary CME through our on-line continuing medical education (CME) program -- earn 1 AMA PRO Category 1 Credit™/ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) per issue or 10 per year. The 3-5 question CME activity is available through ACOEM's Medical Review Officer Center (MRO Knowledge Center). 

    10 issues per year; ISSN 1079-3291 
    Price: $215 for ACOEM members; $240 for non-members

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    BACK ISSUES — Complete sets from 2010 are available through our Product Catalog for $150 per set. You may view each year’s topical index here: 2010, 20112012, 2013, 2014, 2015, or 2016. Single copies of back issues are also available for $15 each. Call ACOEM Publications Department at 847/818-1800, ext. 387, to place an order or to check on availability of back issues prior to 2010.



    CDME Review (A newsletter for commercial driver medical examiners)

    CDMECoverA revolutionary newsletter for health care professionals who perform medical exams on commercial drivers! 

    CDME Review is written and edited by Natalie Hartenbaum, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer of OccuMedix in Maple Glen, Pa., a nationally recognized expert in the field of transportation medicine. Board certified in both occupational and internal medicine, Dr. Hartenbaum is Editor of The DOT Medical Examination: A Guide to Commercial Driver’s Medical Certification, and course director for ACOEM’s Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Course. 

    This quarterly newsletter is designed to keep medical examiners up-to-date regarding issues involved in certifying the medical fitness of more than 8 million commercial drivers in the U.S. It keeps readers informed about the latest Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements and covers items relevant to this field, including the following: 

    • announcement and clarification regarding new and existing government regulations;
    • discussion of state guidelines, presentation of case studies and medical literature reviews;
    • activities of the FMCSA Medical Review Board;
    • latest information on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), and more. 

    * Current subscribers are eligible to receive 1 complimentary CME per issue through our on-line continuing medical education program. The 3-5 question CME activity is available through ACOEM’s Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Center (CDME Knowledge Center).  

    Published Quarterly; ISSN 1532-6357
    Price: $100 for ACOEM members; $120 for non-members

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    BACK ISSUES — Complete sets from 2011 are available through our Product Catalog for $60 per set. You may view each year’s topical index here: 20112012, 2013, 2014, 2015, or 2016. Single copies of back issues are available for $15 each by calling ACOEM's Communications Department at 847/818-1800, ext. 387 or 368.