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  • Component Society Showcase:

    Your "Hometown" Benefits
    of ACOEM Membership

    ACOEM Component Societies are geographically-based groups of 
    members that offer useful resources on a local level such as:

    Professional networking,
    Enhanced education,
    CME and MOC opportunities and
    Local and national advocacy
      

    Component members are welcome to attend the events of other component societies, so be sure to explore neighboring areas!  

    Component EventsNOTE - The information on this page is meant to provide an overview
    of some of the vast opportunities for ACOEM members made available
    by the component societies. For up-to-date information about events, current officers, educational and administrative meetings, and more, check out the ACOEM Calendar of Events, or visit the components' web sites.


    Click on the state below in which you live or work to find Component Society opportunities
    near you or simply scroll down to view the entire list.

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    CO   IL   MD   NE   ND   SD   DC   BC, Canada
    CT   IN   MA   NV   OH   TN   WV   ON, Canada

     

    Component Society Name

     

    Activities, Events, and Opportunities

     

    Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association
    Est. 1937 

    States Represented: IA, IL, IN, MN, MO, ND, WI
    Web site: http://www.csoema.org  
    ACOEM web site: http://www.acoem.org/CentralStatesOEMA.aspx

    Events:

    • Annual 3-day Spring Seminar (including the pre-seminar) and Election of Officers held in Lisle, Illinois in March. 

      Recent Topics:
      “Evaluation of Asymptomatic CBC Abnormalities”
      “Prescribing Narcotic Medications – Avoiding Pitfalls”
      “Current Evidence Informed Approach in Managing Low Back Pain in Physical Therapy”
      “Work‐Related Hip Injuries”
      “Pathways to Board Certification in Preventive”
      “Medicine and Occupational Medicine” 
      “Alcohol and Injuries: A Dangerous Mix”
      “Evaluation and Treatment of Work-Related Injuries to the Hand”
      “Occupational Burn Injuries”
      “Delayed return to Work – Muscle, Mind, or Management?”
      “Common Neurological Injuries in the Workplace”
      “MRO without a Net: Workplace Testing for Prescription Drugs”
      “Toxicology ‘Currents’ in Occupational and Environmental Medicine”
      “The Evaluation and Management of Foot & Ankle Trauma in the Injured Worker” 

      Annual Fall Seminar rotates to a different location each year.
      Sept. 20 – 21, 2013. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee Downtown. 

      2013 Topics Will Include:
      “Medical Licensing Information”
      “Hip Disorders, Presenting as other Musculoskeletal Disorders”
      “FMCSA DOT Driver Sleep Disorder Screening/Treatment Study Results”
      “Update on Narcotics Use/Prescribing”
      “Audiology Update – OSHA Determinations/Audiology Cases”
      "Update on NIOSH CTS + other distal Upper Extremity Disorders”
      “Interesting Workplace Mortality Cases” 
     
    Florida Association of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Est. 1964

    States Represented: FL
    Website: http://www.faoem.org 
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/FloridaAOEM.aspx

    Events: 

    • Monthly Newsletter
    • Annual Member Meeting and CME Program held in August. Partner in the planning and offering of the annual Workers' Compensation Conference offered each August.
    • Sunday, August 18, 2013: “Florida Occupational Medicine Highlights.” 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Thai Thani, 600 Market Street, Suite 110, Celebration, FL

      2013 Topics Will Include:
      “Sleep Apnea and the Commercial Driver Medical Examination”
      “Treatment of Substance Abuse”
      “Apportionment in Workers’ Compensation Cases”
      “Existing and Contemplated Ergonomics Regulations and the Actual Effectiveness of Ergonomics”
      “Interventions/Programs that have been Implemented”
      “Emerging Opportunities for Occupational and Preventive Medicine: The Business Value of Health and the Power of Prevention”
     
    Georgia Component of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Est. 1962

    States Represented: GA
    Web site: http://www.acoemga.org/
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/GeorgiaCACOEM.aspx

    Events: 

    • Quarterly meetings in various locations throughout the Southeast.
    • Annual election of officers during the spring meeting.
    • 2013 Symposium held in Atlanta: “OSHA Update – the Future of Occupational Safety and Health”
      Presented by Edwin Foulke Jr., JD, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor. 6.0 CME/MOC.
     
    Great Plains College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Est. 1964 

    States Represented: KS, NE, SD
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/GreatPlainsCOEM.aspx

    Webpage for Annual Carroll P. Hungate Seminar:
    www.kcswcs.org/hungate.html

    Events: 

    • Annual 2-day Carroll P. Hungate Postgraduate Seminar on Occupational and Environmental Health (Spring):
      “Updates on Workers’ Compensation”
      “Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration”
      “Hey You, Lighten Up! Laughter is the Best Medicine”
      “Benign Hypermobility Syndrome and Manufacturing”
      “What You Need to Know About Childhood and Adult Vaccines”
      “Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)”  
     
    Kentucky Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association
    Est. 1960

    States Represented: KY
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/KentuckyOEMA.aspx  

     

    Maryland College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Est. 1963 

    States Represented: MD 
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/MarylandCOEM.aspx

    Events: 

    • Meets twice per year (Spring and Fall) at for 3-hour CME conference and business luncheon in Baltimore.
    • 2013 Spring Meeting: June 8, "Psychological Health and Work Disability.” 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM at the Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health. More information and to register.
    • Occasional networking, social, and worksite visit meetings at various locations.
    • Officers are elected for 2-year terms in January. Directors serve 4-year terms.
    • Co-sponsors networking events with Metro-Washington Component Society.
    • Social networking via LinkedIn group.
     
    Metropolitan Washington College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Est. 1964 

    States Represented: Metropolitan Washington, DC
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/MetroWashingtonCOEM.aspx

    Events:

    • Meets five times a year.
    • Annual meeting and election of officers in May.
     
    Michigan Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association
    Est. 1939

    States Represented: MI
    Web site: http://www.moema.org/ 
    ACOEM Web site:
    http://www.acoem.org/MichiganOEMA.aspx

    Events:

    • Annual Scientific Meeting held with the Michigan Association of Occupational Health Nurses and Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society.
    • September 27-28, 2013, Grand Rapids, Michigan at the Amway Grand Hotel.
    • Presents Scientific Sessions at the Michigan State Medical Society Annual Scientific Meeting.
    • Board meets quarterly.
    • Election time determined by Board of Directors and Officers. Directors take office in September. 
     
    Mid South Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association
    Est. 1962 

    States Represented: AR, AL, LA, MS
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/MidSouthOEMA.aspx

    Events:

    • Annual meeting once per year (spring):

      Recent Topics:
      “Immunizations and Travel Medicine”
      “OSHA Recordkeeping”
      “Lower Extremity Injuries”
      “Medical Effects related to Safety Sensitive Duties in the Workplace”
     
    New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Est. 1940

    States Represented: CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
    Web site: http://www.necoem.org/  

    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/NECOEM.aspx  

    Events:

    • New! Offering Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Training to prepare for NRCME exam. Visit www.necoem.org for more.
    • Next offering: Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, MA, Deliso Conference Center. 7:30am to 5:30pm. Visit necoem.org for registration.
    • Quarterly newsletter, NECOEM Reporter
    • Library of podcast, audio and video presentations
    • Board of Directors meets quarterly
    • Regular dinner meetings with scientific presentations that offer CME/MOC:
    • Annual scientific meeting and election of officers held in conjunction with Massachusetts Association of Occupational Health Nurses 
       
      Recent Topics:

    “Diabetes in the Workplace”
    “Aerospace Medicine”
    “The Medical Aspects of Disability: Addressing Limitations, Restrictions, and Expected Functional Capacity in Chronic Pain”
    “Alternative Modalities in Returning Veterans with PTSD to the Workforce.”
    “Use of Health and Productivity Incentives to Drive Healthy Engagement” 
    “Incentives and Disincentives for Health Choices and Behaviors: The Legal Framework”
    “Physical Environment Meets Social Environment: Implications for Health”
    “Fitness for Duty, ADA and other Legal Threats of Discrimination: Plaintiff and “Defense Attorney Perspectives”
    “Neck Injuries and Treatment”
    “New Occupational Lung Diseases”
    “Knee Injuries, Treatment and Demonstration Exam”
    “Occupational Dermatology”
    “The Positive Effects of Wellness”
    “Programs on Workers Compensation”
    “Updates in Travel Medicine for a Global Workforce”
    “Presenteeism: Understanding the Causes, Managing the Effects and Helping the Worker”
    “Medical Center Occ Health”
    “Diabetes in the Workplace: Challenges, Cost to Business and Lessons Learned from Outreach and Workplace Diabetes Programs”
    “Opioid Therapy for Chronic Musculoskeletal Disorders: Evaluating the Benefits, and Reducing the Risks”
    “Workplace Amputations”
    “Ricin Ingestion: Case Report and Literature Review”
    “International Case Management”
    “Left Ventricular Hypertrophy & Cardiomegaly in Firefighter Sudden Death”

     
    New York Occupational and Environmental Medical Association
    Est. 1935 

    States Represented: NY
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/NewYorkOEMA.aspx

    Events:

    • Executive committee meets five times per year, January, March, May, September, and November.
    • Annual scientific meeting and election of officers is held in the fall.
    • 2013 Meeting: Sunday, October 6, 2013, Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, Tarrytown, NY.
    • Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Training. Next offering at annual meeting: Sunday, October 6, 2013, 8 CME. 
     
    Northwest Association of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Est. 1956

    States Represented: AK, ID, OR, WA, BC (Canada)
    Web site: http://www.naoem.org/

    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/NorthwestAOEM.aspx

    Annual 3-day Northwest Occupational Health Conference (NOHC) held in conjunction with regional members of American Industrial Hygiene Association and American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.

    Events: 

    • Evening dinner meetings with CME presentations.
    • Northwest Occupational Health Conference (NOHC) Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Education Conference:
      September 27-30, 2012, The Lodge at Suncadia, Cle Elum, WA:

      Recent Topics:
      “Hernia Causation and Fitness for Duty”
      “Exposure Assessment: What is the Dose and What Can the Dose Do?”
      “Appropriate Use and Maximizing Success with Physical Therapy after Rotator Cuff and Meniscal Surgeries”
      “Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Workplace”
      “Shift Work & Sleep: Optimizing Health, Safety, & Performance”
      “Making Sense of Electrodiagnostics
      “Beyond the Ankle Sprain”
      “Taking the CDL Medical Examination Seriously”
      “Chiropractic Treatment – What an MD Should Know” 
     
    Occupational and Environmental Association of New Jersey
    Est. 1938 

    States Represented: NJ
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/OEMANewJersey.aspx

    Events:

    • Quarterly meetings.
    • Election of officers held at winter meeting.
    • Annual Scientific and Business Meeting, Thursday, October 3rd, 2013. 5:00 to 8:30pm at the East Brunswick Hilton.
      This event promises engaging topics such as Social Media and Chemical/Heavy Metal Exposures.

      Recent Topics:
      “TB Surveillance using IGRA, Mixed Blessings?”
      “Neuropsychology and Return to Duty Assessment The Workers' Compensation/ADA/FMLA Overlap” 
     
    Oklahoma College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Est. 1976

    States Represented: OK
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/OklahomaCOEM.aspx

    Events: 

    • Meetings twice per year in the spring and fall.
    • Election of officers at spring meeting.
    • Fall education meeting is held in conjunction with the Tulsa and Oklahoma City area members of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.  
     
    Ontario Society of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Est. 1990

    States Represented: ON (Canada)
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/OntarioOEM.aspx

    Events:

    • Four meetings per year.
    • Annual scientific meeting and election of officers held in March. 
     
    Pennsylvania Occupational and Environmental Medicine Society
    Est. 1950

    States Represented: DE, PA
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/PennsylvaniaOEMS.aspx

    Events:

    • Dinner CME meetings every third Wednesday of the month.
    • Annual Fall Conference held in conjunction with Tri-State OMA Component Society:
    • September 21, 2013, Philadelphia, PA. “The Impact of Chronic Disease in the Workplace” 6.5 ABPM MOC.

      Recent Topics:
      “Unworkable? Adverse Consequenses of occupational Impairment”
      “Case-based Panel Discussion: Fit for Duty Evaluation of Transportation Workers”
      “Shift Work and Sleep Disorders”
      Management of Workers Treated with Opiate and Opioid Medications in the Workplace”
      “FAA Fitness for Duty and HIMS Program (Human Interventional Motivation Study)”
      “Occupational Eye Injuries”
      “Pennsylvania Workers Compensation”
      “Commercial Driver Medical Examinations”
      “Environmental Health Impact of Marcellus Shales Fracking”
      “Hot Topics in Healthcare Worker Vaccinations” 
     
    Rocky Mountain Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Est. 1960

    States Represented: CO, MT, NM, WY
    Website: http://www.rmaoem.org/  
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/RockyMountainAOEM.aspx

    Events:

    • Journal Club every third Tuesday of the month with discussion of articles from leading medical journals.
    • Annual Conference and election of officers (January/February), held at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
    • 2013 Annual Conference: “Fundamentals and Emerging Topics in Occupational and Environmental Medicine” (January 25-26, 2013) Aurora, CO

      Past Topics Have Included:
      “Emerging Opportunities in Occupational Health and Preventive Medicine”
      “Psychological Evaluation for Delayed Recovery Patients”
      “Respiratory Surveillance Programs”
      “Preventing Opioid Dependence”
      “Wellness Programs in the Workplace”
      “NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation”
      “Osteoarthritis and the Aging Workforce”
     
    Southeastern Atlantic College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Est. 1962

    States Represented: NC, SC, VA
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/SouthEasternAtlanticCOEM.aspx

    Events:

    • Annual symposium and election of officers in the fall.
    • August 17-18, 2013, Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center, Virginia Beach, VA
     
    Tennessee College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Est. 1963

    States Represented: TN
    Website: http://www.tcoem.org
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/TennesseeCOEM.aspx

    Events:

    • Annual component meeting and election of officers.
    • Meeting held every spring, in conjunction with Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s “Medical Management of the Injured Worker” conference.
    • Medical Management Conference held on a Friday, with TCOEM conference held on Saturday in same venue.
    • Attendees are encouraged to attend both.
    • Spring 2013 TCOEM meeting:

      - “Meharry Medical College Occupational Medicine Resident Research Presentations”
      - “Obesity in the Workplace”
      - “Introduction to Causation”
      - “Preview of Second Edition of AMA Guides on Causation, Parts 1 and 2”
      - “Causation Analysis: Medicine, Art, Schience & Legalities”
      - “State and Federal Legislative Updates. Governor’s Bill on Causation”
      - Annual officers’ meeting held at conclusion of conference.
    • 2013 Medical Management of Injured Worker Conference topic block: Lower limb conditions. (foot/ankle, knee/hip/nerve/vascular).  
    Texas College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Est. 1956

    States Represented: TX
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/TexasCOEM.aspx

    Events:

    • Semiannual TxCOEM Newsletter
    • Annual meeting and election of officers at spring meeting.
      Partnership with the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston to offer many continuing education courses. Some are targeted to a specific type of professional, such as OM physicians (the biannual Houston Health Forum, for example) or industrial hygienists, and others are interdisciplinary, such as our monthly journal club.

      Recent Topics:
      “Ethical Decision Making in Dual Loyalty Settings”
      “Primary Care’s Role in Work Place Injuries”
      “An Integrated Approach to Investing in Employees”
      ”Type II Diabetes in the Workplace”
      “Latest Screening and Treatment Guidelines for Tuberculosis”
      “New Initiatives at NIOSH”
      “Implementing a State of the Art Employee Wellness and Productivity Program”
      “Allergic Contact Dermatitis”
      “Cognitive Function Testing to Match Specific Job Demands” 
     
    Tri-State Occupational Medicine Association Est. 1954

    States Represented: OH, WV
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/TriStateOEMA.aspx

    Events: 

    • Annual meeting and election of officers (Fall)
      “Workforce Management Utilizing a Physical Capabilities Evaluation”
      “VHA Employee Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: Past, Present and Future”
      “Psychological Impact of Industrial Injuries”
      “PCMH and ACO Impacts and Opportunities for OEM Physicians” 
    • Annual Fall Conference held in conjunction with Pennsylvania OEMS Component Society
      October 5th and 6th 2012, US Steel Building, Pittsburg, PA
      “Occupational Eye Injuries”
      “Pennsylvania Workers Compensation”
      Commercial Driver Medical Examinations”
      Environmental Health Impact of Marcellus Shales Fracking”
      Hot Topics in Healthcare Worker Vaccinations” 
     
    Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association
    Est. 1955

    States Represented: AZ, CA, UT, NV, HI
    Website: http://www.woema.org/  
    ACOEM Web site: http://www.acoem.org/WesternOEMA.asp

    Events:

    • Annual 3-day Western Occupational Health Conference (WOHC); widely respected as one of the premier meetings for OEM practioners.
      September 25-28, 2013, Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii 
    • FREE Webinars (most offer CME) — You do not have to be a member of WOEMA to attend!

      Topics for the upcoming WOHC- "WOHC 2013 - the Spirit of Aloha"

      • NRCME Certification for Medical Examiners
      • Evidence-Based Medicine: Improving Patient Outcomes
      • Understanding Cultures Differences in the Treatment of Pain
        Effects of Early Physical Therapy (PT) and Integrating PT/Occupational Physician Visit: Ready for Prime Time?
        What You Need to Know About Radiation 
      • Treating Occupational Eye Injuries 
      • Hawaiian Air: Lung Assessment Amid Volcanic Activity (LAVA)
      • Disaster Management: A Military Approach to Preparedness
      • Telemedicine: Making a Different At Home and Abroad
      • Evidence on Work-Related Causation of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • How the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model Will Affect You: Controversies and Practicalities for Occupational Medicine
      • Assessing Current Health Threats from Past Exposure to Novel Agents: Lessons Learned from Military Occupations

        Recent and Upcoming topics for webinars:

      • Opioids and the Pain/Addiction Interface
      • Psychiatric and Cultural Considerations in Treatment of Occupational Injuries in Immigrants and Refugees
      • Green Chemistry/Safer Alternatives
      • What to Watch for in Traumatic Brain Injury
      • Therapeutic Use and Misuse of Metal Chelation Therapy
      • Occupational Ophthalmology