AOHC Conferencehttp://www.acoem.org/RSS/Default.aspx?FolderID=122Course Informationhttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=18235&id=18237 <p>Course Information</p> Mary LunnTue, 10 Oct 2017 14:34:07 GMTHome Pagehttp://www.acoem.org/AOHC.aspx <p>American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC® 2011) The American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) is designed for physicians who specialize in or have an interest in occupational and environmental medicine as well as non physicians who are involved in the field. AOHC</p> <embed height="0" type="application/npfido" id="embed_npfido"></embed> Mary LunnTue, 10 Oct 2017 14:19:23 GMTHotel and Travel Informationhttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=18235&id=18227 <p>Hotel Information CONFERENCE LOCATION AND ROOM BLOCK AOHC 2017 will take place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. A room block has been set aside through March 27, 2017, or when the block is filled, whichever comes first. Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202 TO RESERVE A ROOM: Rooms may also be reserved by calling central reservations at 888-627-8405. A one-night credit card guarantee will be taken at the time the reservation is made. For those booking within the ACOEM block, guest room basic internet and fitness center access are included in the room rate at no extra charge! ABOUT THE HOTEL A full-service meeting hotel with all the important business features you expect in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is sure to please. Guest rooms feature the Sweet Sleeper Bed®, known for luxurious comfort. In addition to its perfect location with restaurants, bars, shops and activities right outside the door, the hotel offers several dining options right inside the lobby including: 16Mix for cocktails and snacks right on the 16th Street Mall. Peet's Coffee &amp; Tea for coffee beverages, tea, pastries and grab-and-go snacks. Yard House for delicious food such as steak and ahi, and a wide variety of ales and lagers. A portion of the guest rooms and meeting space at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel are housed in the I.M. Pei Tower, an award-winning structure that will intrigue you with its geometric patterns and soaring design. VISITOR INFORMATION For information on Denver, visit our special AOHC Denver page! TRAVEL TO DENVER Denver International Airport (DEN) now has a direct rail connection from downtown to the airport. The Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) University of Colorado A Line offers convenient access and reliable transportation to and from the airport and provides direct access to airline check-in, baggage check and security screening at the airport. Terminate at Union Station for only $9 and you’re mere blocks from the Sheraton. A ride on the FREE 16th Street Shuttle or a short taxi or Uber trip is all it takes! </p> Mary LunnMon, 09 Oct 2017 15:35:10 GMTExhibit Hall Information - For Exhibitorshttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=18235&id=18230 <p> AOHC Exhibit Hall Information The AOHC Exhibit Hall offers important resources for professionals working in occupational medicine. Exhibiting companies are dedicated to The companies and organizations listed below will be onsite in Chicago and look forward to helping you grow your practice and better serve your patients. 2017 AOHC exhibit booth sales will open shortly. Contact AOHC Conference and Exhibits Coordinator, Mary F. Lunn, with questions or for more information atmlunn@acoem.org or 847-818-1800 x393. 2017 AOHC Exhibit Package Includes • Booth space • One six foot draped table, two chairs, wastebasket, standard draped back wall, side rails and identification sign • Aisle and booth carpeting • Two complimentary badges with full conference access and the ability to purchase additional badges at $199 each • Overnight perimeter security guards Plus… • Listing in the AOHC section of the ACOEM web site • Listing in the AOHC Exhibitor Directory with full contact information and company description • Basic listing in AOHC 2017 App • Pre-conference and post-conference mailing lists • Listing in Preliminary Program if contract received by November 1, 2016 • Listing in ACOEM’s Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine if contract received by December 1, 2016 Acceptance of Exhibits – Applications for exhibit space are subject to review by the ACOEM Council on Education and Academic Affairs to determine suitability for the conference and to ensure conformity with conference standards. If an exhibitor’s application is not approved, all deposits will be refunded. 2016 AOHC Exhibitors 3bExam ABC Spirometry Training, LLC Allied Powers, LLC American Board of Independent Medical Examiners American Board of Preventive Medicine Amplivox Aureus Medical Group Automated Healthcare Solutions Benson Medical Instruments Co Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association Cerner Corporation Concentra Corporate Health Resources, Inc Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) CRAssocites, Inc DocuTAP Electronic Waveform Lab, Inc Emergency Physicians Insurance Exchange RRG Enterprise Health Genotox Laboratories Georgetown University, Executive Master's Program in Health Systems Administration Group Health Physicians Health Link HealtheCareers InfoTech, Inc Kahntact USA Kaiser Permanente LHI MAXIMUS Federal Services McLaren Health Care Medgate, Inc Medlock Consulting Mercy Clinic Moore Medical, LLC MROLink, LLC Net Health NIOSH Novak Insurance Novo Nordisk, Inc OEM Health Information, Inc OHD, Inc Oxford Immunotec Practice Velocity/Urgent Care Consultants Premise Health Prevea Health Psychemedics Corporation RAECO Rents, LLC Reed Group, Ltd ResMed SafeLane Health, Inc SafeWay Driver Fitness Centers Script Med PS Select Medical Spectrum Health St. Vincent Healthcare/SCL Health Sutter Health Teleradiology Specialists The Houk Group, LLC The Joint Commission TSI, Inc U.S. HealthWorks UL EHS Sustainability VaxServe Wolters Kluwer WorkSTEPS, Inc ZOLL Medical Corporation </p> Mary LunnWed, 30 Aug 2017 20:25:18 GMTGeneral Informationhttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=18235&id=18229 <p>ACOEM Established in 1916, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is the pre-eminent organization of occupational health professionals who champion the health and safety of workers, workplaces, and environments. Its mission is to provide leadership by educating health professionals and the public; stimulating research; enhancing the quality of practice; guiding public policy; and advancing the field of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). In its leadership role, ACOEM sponsors educational activities for physicians and other health professionals, including courses and the annual spring AOHC. AOHC 2017 The 2017 American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) is ACOEM’s 102nd Annual Meeting. AOHC serves two fundamental purposes: it is the premier professional meeting for physicians and other health professionals who have an interest in the fields of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM); and it is the annual membership meeting for ACOEM’s members. Educational Needs and Objectives OEM is the medical specialty devoted to the prevention and management of occupational and environmental injury, illness, and disability, and the promotion of health and productivity of workers, their families, and communities. ACOEM has identified core competencies in areas where the OEM-trained physician should strive to remain current and serve as a knowledgeable representative of the specialty. The ten core competencies are available at www.acoem.org The ACOEM CME mission is to provide educational activities that enhance the professional capabilities related directly to the professional work of physicians practicing occupational and environmental medicine and (1) to promote physician lifelong and self-directed learning, (2) to improve worker/patient clinical outcomes, (3) to facilitate physician effectiveness and efficiency in carrying out professional responsibilities, and (4) communicate the value of occupational and environmental medicine. To address the educational needs of OEM physicians, AOHC is planned within the context of desirable physician attributes and aligned with the OEM core competencies. AOHC content is designed to enhance physician competence and performance and to improve patient outcomes by providing learner-centered education in the most current issues relevant to the practice of OEM. Upon completion of AOHC 2017, the learner should be able to: evaluate current research; analyze emerging issues in OEM; and Exemplify effectiveness and efficiency in carrying out professional responsibilities. </p> Mary LunnWed, 30 Aug 2017 20:25:03 GMTAbstract Submissonhttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=18235&id=18195 <p>American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC® 2012) The American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) is designed for physicians who specialize in or have an interest in occupational and environmental medicine as well as non physicians who are involved in the field.</p> Mary LunnWed, 30 Aug 2017 20:20:47 GMTRegistration Informationhttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=18235&id=18226 <p> Registration Information Registration is required for all persons attending the Conference, work-site visits, or other educational or social activities. Government employees must include a purchase order with the registration form if payment is to be made by the government. Pricing and Payment Please</p> Mary LunnWed, 30 Aug 2017 20:18:54 GMTExhibit Hall Information - Attendeeshttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=18235&id=18231 <p> AOHC Exhibit Hall Information The AOHC Exhibit Hall offers important resources for professionals working in occupational medicine. Exhibiting companies are dedicated to The companies and organizations listed below will be onsite in Chicago and look forward to helping you grow your practice and better serve your patients. 2017 AOHC exhibit booth sales will open shortly. Contact AOHC Conference and Exhibits Coordinator, Mary F. Lunn, with questions or for more information atmlunn@acoem.org or 847-818-1800 x393. 2017 AOHC Exhibit Package Includes • Booth space • One six foot draped table, two chairs, wastebasket, standard draped back wall, side rails and identification sign • Aisle and booth carpeting • Two complimentary badges with full conference access and the ability to purchase additional badges at $199 each • Overnight perimeter security guards Plus… • Listing in the AOHC section of the ACOEM web site • Listing in the AOHC Exhibitor Directory with full contact information and company description • Basic listing in AOHC 2017 App • Pre-conference and post-conference mailing lists • Listing in Preliminary Program if contract received by November 1, 2016 • Listing in ACOEM’s Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine if contract received by December 1, 2016 Acceptance of Exhibits – Applications for exhibit space are subject to review by the ACOEM Council on Education and Academic Affairs to determine suitability for the conference and to ensure conformity with conference standards. If an exhibitor’s application is not approved, all deposits will be refunded. 2016 AOHC Exhibitors 3bExam ABC Spirometry Training, LLC Allied Powers, LLC American Board of Independent Medical Examiners American Board of Preventive Medicine Amplivox Aureus Medical Group Automated Healthcare Solutions Benson Medical Instruments Co Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association Cerner Corporation Concentra Corporate Health Resources, Inc Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) CRAssocites, Inc DocuTAP Electronic Waveform Lab, Inc Emergency Physicians Insurance Exchange RRG Enterprise Health Genotox Laboratories Georgetown University, Executive Master's Program in Health Systems Administration Group Health Physicians Health Link HealtheCareers InfoTech, Inc Kahntact USA Kaiser Permanente LHI MAXIMUS Federal Services McLaren Health Care Medgate, Inc Medlock Consulting Mercy Clinic Moore Medical, LLC MROLink, LLC Net Health NIOSH Novak Insurance Novo Nordisk, Inc OEM Health Information, Inc OHD, Inc Oxford Immunotec Practice Velocity/Urgent Care Consultants Premise Health Prevea Health Psychemedics Corporation RAECO Rents, LLC Reed Group, Ltd ResMed SafeLane Health, Inc SafeWay Driver Fitness Centers Script Med PS Select Medical Spectrum Health St. Vincent Healthcare/SCL Health Sutter Health Teleradiology Specialists The Houk Group, LLC The Joint Commission TSI, Inc U.S. HealthWorks UL EHS Sustainability VaxServe Wolters Kluwer WorkSTEPS, Inc ZOLL Medical Corporation </p> Mary LunnWed, 30 Aug 2017 20:16:27 GMTAOHC 2018 Menu - with Linkshttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=18235&id=18233 <p> </p> Application AdministratorWed, 30 Aug 2017 19:22:11 GMTCSS Rolloverhttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=17636&id=18232 <p> .btn { background: #3498db; background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #3498db, #2980b9); background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #3498db, #2980b9); background-image: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #3498db, #2980b9); background-image: -o-linear-gradient(top, #3498db, #2980b9); background-image: linear-gradient(to bottom, #3498db, #2980b9); -webkit-border-radius: 28; -moz-border-radius: 28; border-radius: 28px; font-family: Arial; color: #ffffff; font-size: 20px; padding: 10px 20px 10px 20px; text-decoration: none; } .btn:hover { background: #3cb0fd; background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #3cb0fd, #3498db); background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #3cb0fd, #3498db); background-image: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #3cb0fd, #3498db); background-image: -o-linear-gradient(top, #3cb0fd, #3498db); background-image: linear-gradient(to bottom, #3cb0fd, #3498db); text-decoration: none; } click me </p> Application AdministratorWed, 30 Aug 2017 18:23:33 GMTAOHC 2017 Menuhttp://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=7379&id=17634 <p>TEST TEST </p> Application AdministratorWed, 30 Aug 2017 18:23:08 GMTHome Pagehttp://www.acoem.org/AOHC2017.aspx <p>American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC® 2011) The American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) is designed for physicians who specialize in or have an interest in occupational and environmental medicine as well as non physicians who are involved in the field. AOHC</p> <embed height="0" type="application/npfido" id="embed_npfido"></embed> Application AdministratorWed, 30 Aug 2017 18:20:47 GMTHotel and Travel Informationhttp://www.acoem.org/aohc2017_hotel.aspx <p>Hotel Information CONFERENCE LOCATION AND ROOM BLOCK AOHC 2017 will take place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. A room block has been set aside through March 27, 2017, or when the block is filled, whichever comes first. Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202 TO RESERVE A ROOM: Rooms may also be reserved by calling central reservations at 888-627-8405. A one-night credit card guarantee will be taken at the time the reservation is made. For those booking within the ACOEM block, guest room basic internet and fitness center access are included in the room rate at no extra charge! ABOUT THE HOTEL A full-service meeting hotel with all the important business features you expect in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is sure to please. Guest rooms feature the Sweet Sleeper Bed®, known for luxurious comfort. In addition to its perfect location with restaurants, bars, shops and activities right outside the door, the hotel offers several dining options right inside the lobby including: 16Mix for cocktails and snacks right on the 16th Street Mall. Peet's Coffee &amp; Tea for coffee beverages, tea, pastries and grab-and-go snacks. Yard House for delicious food such as steak and ahi, and a wide variety of ales and lagers. A portion of the guest rooms and meeting space at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel are housed in the I.M. Pei Tower, an award-winning structure that will intrigue you with its geometric patterns and soaring design. VISITOR INFORMATION For information on Denver, visit our special AOHC Denver page! TRAVEL TO DENVER Denver International Airport (DEN) now has a direct rail connection from downtown to the airport. The Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) University of Colorado A Line offers convenient access and reliable transportation to and from the airport and provides direct access to airline check-in, baggage check and security screening at the airport. Terminate at Union Station for only $9 and you’re mere blocks from the Sheraton. A ride on the FREE 16th Street Shuttle or a short taxi or Uber trip is all it takes! </p> Application AdministratorWed, 30 Aug 2017 18:18:38 GMTRegistration Informationhttp://www.acoem.org/AOHC2017_Registration.aspx <p> Registration Information Registration is required for all persons attending the Conference, work-site visits, or other educational or social activities. Government employees must include a purchase order with the registration form if payment is to be made by the government. Pricing and Payment Please</p> Application AdministratorWed, 30 Aug 2017 18:18:17 GMTPre-Post Conference Courseshttp://www.acoem.org/aohc2017_courses.aspx <p> AOHC Courses Pre/Post Conference Courses | Sunday Sessions | Monday Sessions | Tuesday Sessions | Wednesday Sessions PRE-CONFERENCE COURSES Friday — April 21 Time Credit Hours Medical Center Occupational Health Basics 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 7.50 CME/MOC Saturday — April 21 Business Leadership for Physicians: Necessary Knowledge Not Taught in Medical School 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 7.50 CME/MOC Friday-Saturday, April 21-22 (two-day courses) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 15.0 CME / MOC AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition and Other IME Skills (presented by ABIME) Course Director: xxxxxxxxxxxx Top Foundations of Occupational Medicine — Segment 2 Course Directors: xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Top Medical Review Officer Comprehensive Course Director: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Top Occupational Medicine Board Review Course Director: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Top </p> Bud RomanoWed, 30 Aug 2017 18:10:11 GMTGeneral Informationhttp://www.acoem.org/aohc2016_generalinfo.aspx <p>General Conference Information Coming soon....</p> Jeri GarciaMon, 19 Jun 2017 17:15:44 GMTAOHC Spotlightshttp://www.acoem.org/aohc2017_Spotlight.aspx <p>AOHC Spotlights</p> Bud RomanoTue, 18 Apr 2017 13:12:15 GMTAOHC Home Testhttp://www.acoem.org/AOHC2017HomeTest.aspx <p>Join us for the 102nd AOHC REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! AOHC Registration is now open. Core conference sessions will be Sunday morning, April 23 through mid-day Wednesday, April 26. ALERT! Some nights are now sold out at the host hotel, the Sheraton Denver Downtown. Click here for additional information. The American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) is designed for physicians who specialize in or have an interest in OEM as well as for non-physicians, such as industrial hygienists, nurses, safety professionals, and environmental health specialists who are involved in the field. AOHC offers a variety of educational activities for participants new to OEM as well as for the experienced professional. PROGRAM UPDATES Social Event Details — Monday, April 24 List of Ancillary Events (Sections, Councils, etc.) CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM AOHC Onsite Program (84 pages) Preliminary Schedule Overview (one page) Full Conference Brochure (42 pages) Or, open the portion you need: Schedule-at-a-Glance Pre- and Post-Conference Courses Session Descriptions with Faculty Listing Faculty Index and Disclosure Information General Conference Information Conference Fees and Registration Form AOHC Exhibit Hall Directory More About AOHC The American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) is designed for physicians who specialize in or have an interest in OEM as well as for non-physicians, such as industrial hygienists, nurses, safety professionals, and environmental health specialists who are involved in the field. AOHC offers a variety of educational activities for participants new to OEM as well as for the experienced professional. What Does AOHC Mean to You? Hear from colleagues why they come back every year and why AOHC is one event you can’t miss. Why Did You Volunteer? Find out what content your peers on the planning committee have been developing on your behalf. What Topics Can Attendees Expect? Looking to learn about occupational medicine and interact with other “occ docs”? AOHC is where occ med meets. Any Advice for a First-Timer? First-timers can gather navigation tips from committee members to maximize the meeting experience. What Else Will Be Going On? Build onto the educational value with networking opportunities and collaboration activities. Share a Favorite Memory from a Past Conference Hear how others have gained key information with direct relevance to their practice at AOHC. </p> Bud RomanoMon, 17 Apr 2017 12:49:21 GMTWednesday Sessionshttp://www.acoem.org/aohc2017_wednesday.aspx <p> AOHC Sessions Pre/Post Conference Courses | Sunday Sessions | Monday Sessions | Tuesday Sessions | Wednesday Sessions WEDNESDAY SESSIONS – APRIL 26 Conference Session / Activity Time Credit Hours 401: Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders: Screening and Workplace Interventions 7:00 am - 8:00 am 0 CME / MOC 402: The Role of the Occupational Health Provider in Active Shooter and Bomber Situations 9:00 am - 10:30 am 1.5 CME / MOC 403: Getting Your Start in Research 9:00 am - 10:30 am 1.5 CME / MOC 404: Better WC Care through Better Documentation and Coding Requirements 9:00 am - 12:15 pm 1.5 CME / MOC 405: Carbon Monoxide Neurotoxicity 9:00 am - 12:15 pm 1.5 CME / MOC 406: Exposure, Metabolomics and Biomarkers, and Health Outcomes: Part I 10:45 am - 12:15 pm 1.5 CME / MOC 407: Diagnostic and Interventional Treatments for Upper Extremity Injuries Using Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for OEM Physicians 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 408: Review and Update of 15 Years of the World Trade Center Health Program 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 409: Providing a Warm Hands-off: Connecting Safety-net Primary Care Providers with Occupational Health Consultation 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 420: Medical Marijuana 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1.0 CME / MOC Title TRACK: x Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxxxxxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxxxxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxxxxxxxx Top Title TRACK: xxxxxxxxxx Top Title TRACK: xxxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxxx Top Titley TRACK: Faculty: xxxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxx Top </p> Bud RomanoFri, 14 Apr 2017 15:08:06 GMTTuesday Sessionshttp://www.acoem.org/aohc2017_tuesday.aspx <p> AOHC Sessions Pre/Post Conference Courses | Sunday Sessions | Monday Sessions | Tuesday Sessions | Wednesday Sessions TUESDAY SESSIONS – APRIL 25 Conference Session / Activity Time Credit Hours 301: The Ludlow Massacre and Beyond: Occupational Medicine and Corporate Welfare in the Early-Twentieth Century Colorado 7:00 am - 8:00 am 0 CME / MOC 302: Drilling Down: US Oil and Gas Extraction Worker Safety and Health Trends and Current Issues 9:00 am - 10:30 am 1.5 CME / MOC 303: Hazardous Drug Workplace Safety and Compliance 9:00 am - 10:30 am 1.5 CME / MOC 304: Commercial Driver Medical Examinations: Where They Are, Where They Are Going 9:00 am - 12:15 pm 1.5 CME / MOC 305: Lead and Beyond: The Global Impact of Regulations, Trade and Company Practice on Population Lead Exposure: A Chance for OEM Collaboration 9:00 am - 12:15 pm 1.5 CME / MOC 306: Unlearning Self-defeating Thinking Habits: A Proactive Approach 10:45 am - 12:15 pm 1.5 CME / MOC 307: ACOEM Court: You Be the Judge! 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 308: Hazardous Drug Exposure and Medical Surveillance 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 309: Current Issues Affecting the Health and Safety of Underserved Occupational Populations in the US and Abroad 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 310: Interaction of Healthcare Worker Health and Safety on Patient Health and Safety 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 311: Evidence-based Workers’ Compensation (WC) Management 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 312: Public Safety Medicine Update 2017: The Cutting Edge 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 313: Inhalational Hazards and Respiratory Health Effects from Post 9/11 Deployment to Southwest Asia 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 1.0 CME / MOC Title TRACK: x Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxxxxxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxxxxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxxxxxxxx Top Title TRACK: xxxxxxxxxx Top Title TRACK: xxxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxxx Top Titley TRACK: Faculty: xxxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxx Top Title TRACK: Faculty: xxxx Top </p> Mary LunnThu, 13 Apr 2017 17:38:54 GMTMonday Sessionshttp://www.acoem.org/aohc2017_monday.aspx <p>st</p> Mary LunnThu, 13 Apr 2017 17:23:49 GMTAOHC 2017 - Intro to Occ Medhttp://www.acoem.org/IntrotoOEM2017.aspx <p>The Occ Doc Interface Where Primary Care Meets the Workplace This program qualifies for 2 CME Credits. Application for Credit has been submitted to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Sunday, April 29, 2012. 10 30am – 1 15pm. (A</p> Bud RomanoWed, 29 Mar 2017 20:35:11 GMTSunday Sessionshttp://www.acoem.org/aohc2017_sunday.aspx <p> AOHC Sessions Pre/Post Conference Courses | Sunday Sessions | Monday Sessions | Tuesday Sessions | Wednesday Sessions SUNDAY SESSIONS – APRIL 10 Conference Session / Activity Time Credit Hours 099: New Member Orientation 7:00 am - 8:00 am 0 CME / MOC 101: Introduction to OEM (for newcomers to occ. med. only) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 CME / MOC 102: Becoming an ACOEM Fellow 9:00 am - 10:00 am 1.0 CME / MOC 103: Business Leadership for Physicians: Necessary Knowledge Not Taught in Medical School 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 3.0 CME / MOC 104: ACOEM’s Maintenance of Cert. Part IV Program 10:00 am - 11:00 am 1.0 CME / MOC 105: Individual Scientific Abstracts 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 2.0 CME / MOC 106: International Panel Discussion 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 2.0 CME / MOC 107: Becoming/Maintaining Board Cert. in OM 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 108: ACOEM Jeopardy 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 109: Occupational Spirometry Highlights: Pitfalls and Interpretation 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 110: Respectful Feedback and Organizational Effectiveness 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 111: Accident Detectives: Medical Issues in Occupational Incident Investigations 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 122: Stakeholders Call with the US Department of Labor: Final Rule on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 112: TED2: OEM’s Top Ten Contributions to the World (Cancelled) 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm 2.0 CME / MOC 113: Mindfulness for Physicians 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 114: Electronic Medical Records: Ethical Access and Use in OEM 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 115: Standardized Model for Weight Management at Work using the CDC Diabetes Prevention Program 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 116: Public Safety: 20/20 Hindsight Makes Great Regulations 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 117: Head Trauma: Best Practices for Complex Cases and Fitness-for-Duty in Safety Sensitive Populations 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 118: Returning to Work and Staying at Home with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 119: Merging Clinical Decision Support and Electronic Health Record Systems 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 120: Why Invest in Community Health: What’s Working and How to Take Action 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 121: NIOSH Occupational Research Agenda 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 1.0 CME / MOC 100: AOHC Opening Session: CO Sappington Memorial Lecture 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 1.5 CME / MOC 099: New Member Orientation TRACK: Other Are you a potential or new member of ACOEM? Are you a current member who would like to become more involved? Then come to this informal event and network with component, section, and national leaders of the College. Discover ways to get involved and reach the maximum potential of your membership. Continental breakfast will be provided. This session may be of particular interest to residents and recent graduates. Top 101: Introduction to OEM -- for newcomers to Occ Med Only TRACK: Other Faculty: Robert M. Bourgeois*, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Bourgeois Medical Clinic, Morgan City, LA Natalie Hartenbaum*, MD, MPH, FACOEM, OccuMedix, Dresher, PA Douglas W. Martin*, MD, FACOEM, FAADEP, FAAFP, UnityPoint Clinic, Sioux City, IA Mark A. Roberts*, MD, PhD, FACOEM, Exponent, Inc., Chicago, IL Daniel G. Samo, MD, FACOEM, Northwest Medical Group, Chicago, IL Chris Stewart-Patterson*, MD, CCBOM, FACOEM, Khatsahlano Corporate Medical Services, Vancouver, BC Are you aware of family, urgent care, or internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants who are not trained in OEM but are interested in adding some OEM competencies to their “tool kits”? If so, let them know about this great opportunity to learn more about OEM! Are you seeing patients with occupational illnesses or injuries such as musculoskeletal injuries with impairment for joints and the spine or opioid-related issues in the workplace? Are you asked to develop return-to-work plans for your patients? This session will provide a brief introduction on the ways that primary care physicians and other practitioners can benefit from the many resources of OEM. This session may be of particular interest to residents and recent graduates. Top 102: Becoming an ACOEM Fellow TRACK: Other Faculty: Natalie P. Hartenbaum*, MD, MPH, FACOEM, OccuMedix, Dresher, PA Fellow is the highest classification of membership in ACOEM. Fellowship distinguishes and recognizes members of the College for their training, accomplishments, and experience in occupational medicine at the national, component, and local levels, as well as the member’s academic and scientific contributions. The Committee of Fellowship Examiners feels passionately that the College needs more Fellows and that those who are making significant contributions to the College and the field of occupational and environmental medicine deserve special recognition. Come to this session to learn about the Fellowship application process. Top 103: Business Leadership for Physicians: Necessary Knowledge Not Taught in Medical School TRACK: Management and Administration in OEM Faculty: Catherine M. Baase*, MD, FAAFP, FACOEM, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI Roger L. Chaufournier, MHSA, CSI Solutions, LLC, Bethesda, MD Pamela A. Hymel*, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Anaheim, CA Craig D. Thorne*, MD, MPH, MBA, FACOEM, Erickson Living, Washington, DC Health care is complex and fast-moving and occupational health physicians recognize that providing excellent care is not enough. They know that it is critical to develop exceptional leadership skills and business acumen as well. This interactive workshop is designed to include succinct presentations on advanced leadership and management tools and case examples about how they have already positively impacted clinical care and program development within several companies. The lead speaker is a renowned healthcare business professor and other faculty members are innovative occupational health physician leaders, they have mastered leadership and management skills to present business cases for new or improved services with measureable return on investment and process improvement techniques and tools to improve the delivery of occupational health services and demonstrate value. Specific case reports will highlight best practices in demonstrating business case and return-on-investment, collaboration with multiple stakeholders, and measuring and managing work. Attendees will have the opportunity to present their own management challenges they are faced with to the faculty in advance and during the interactive workshop to maximize this learning opportunity. This session may be of particular interest to residents and recent graduates. Top 104: ACOEM’s Maintenance of Cert. Part IV Program TRACK: Other Faculty: Clare Bonnema, American Board of Preventive Medicine, Chicago, IL William W. Greaves*, MD, MSPH, FACOEM, American Board of Preventive Medicine, Chicago, IL Denece O. Kesler*, MD, MPH, FACOEM, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM As one of the four parts required for recertification under Maintenance of Certification, ABPM diplomates are required to complete a practice performance assessment – also known as Part IV. This component utilizes a quality improvement model with opportunities for assessment of practice performance and improvement activities available in clinical practice, teaching, research, and administration. This session will cover ACOEM’s Part IV program. Top 105: Individual Scientific Abstracts TRACK: OEM Education and Scientific Research The objective of this session is to present important research findings on current occupational and environmental medicine topics. All presentations were selected through a peer-review process of submitted abstracts to ensure the highest quality of science and relevance. This session may be of particular interest to residents and recent graduates. Top 106: International Panel Discussion TRACK: Other Representatives of various international occupational groups will discuss issues of common concerns, challenges, and opportunities facing occupational medicine across the world. Audience participation is a key part of the program and session participants will be encouraged to raise questions and offer additional insights. Top 107: Becoming/Maintaining Board Cert. in OM TRACK: Other Faculty: Clare Bonnema, American Board of Preventive Medicine, Chicago, IL William W. Greaves*, MD, MSPH, FACOEM, American Board of Preventive Medicine, Chicago, IL Members of the American Board of Preventive Medicine will be on hand to discuss specifics regarding the rules for acceptance as a candidate to sit for the initial certification examination, as well as for the four parts required for recertification under Maintenance of Certification: professionalism, lifelong learning, cognitive examination, and practice performance. Extensive Q&amp;A with attendees has been a hallmark of this session. Additional information is available on the ABPM web site at www.theabpm.org. This session may be of particular interest to residents and recent graduates. Top 108: ACOEM Jeopardy TRACK: Other Faculty: Natalie P. Hartenbaum*, MD, MPH, FACOEM, OccuMedix, Dresher, PA Douglas W. Martin*, MD, FACOEM, FAADEP, FAAFP, Unity Point Clinic - Occupational Medicine, Sioux City, IA Join in a round of ACOEM Jeopardy. Watch surprise contestants compete to see how much they know about the history of ACOEM and Occupational Medicine. Do you know more than the “experts”? The session coordinators are looking for teams of 3, representing a component, section, committee, university, workplace or just a ragtag group that wants to have fun (and compete for prizes). Audition tapes are not requested but we do need the name of your team and the team members by March 1, 2016. Selected teams will be notified in advance. Send your team information to Dr. Hartenbaum at occumedix@comcast.net and put ACOEM/OM Jeopardy in the subject line. Top 109: Occupational Spirometry Highlights: Pitfalls and Interpretation TRACK: OEM Clinical Practice Faculty: Mary C. Townsend*, DrPh, M. C. Townsend Associates, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA Occupational spirometry testing is often performed to comply with federal regulations and industry requirements. However, the technical quality of such testing is often mediocre, producing inaccurate results and leading to incorrect inferences about a worker's health. To increase practitioners' awareness of the impact of spirometry's many parts, this one hour session will draw on requirements and best practice guidelines for occupational testing. Recommendations for training, major spirometer issues, and requirements for valid tests will be reviewed. Volume-time and flow-volume curves and their importance to the technician and the practitioner will be reviewed, testing errors will be demonstrated, and interpretation of test results will be reviewed. Prior to the session, participants are encouraged to print out “OSHA 3637-03 2013: Spirometry Testing in Occupational Health Programs: Best Practices for Healthcare Professionals” from https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3637.pdf so it can be referred to it in the class. This session may be of particular interest to residents and recent graduates. Top 110: Respectful Feedback and Organizational Effectiveness TRACK: Management and Administration in OEM Faculty: David Frances*, PhD, Quadrant Health Strategies, Inc., Beverly, MA There is a huge educational gap in the management and communication skills of OEM professionals. Graduate education, technical competence and professional licensure often ignore totally the interpersonal skills required of all effective relationships. This session is designed to address difficult conversations in a straightforward manner that has been successfully employed in every type of organizational environment, including OEM. Top 111: Accident Detectives: Medical Issues in Occupational Incident Investigations TRACK:Environmental Health and Risk Management Faculty: Mitchell A. Garber*, MD, MPH, MSME, Engineering Systems, Inc., Norcross, GA When an incident occurs in the workplace, it is critical to investigate and analyze the possible causes and contributing factors so that appropriate measures can be implemented to prevent similar incidents and improve safety. Investigators must often evaluate factors such as impairment or incapacitation, survivability, injury causation, physical control, sensory ability, and medical certification. Unfortunately, the individuals and organizations conducting the investigation sometimes lack the experience and training required to fully understand all of the relevant medical issues. In addition to other evidence gathered during an investigation, medical personnel should actively advocate for the collection of medical data, both at the time of the incident and from pre-existing records. These data may include photographs, voice or video recordings, toxicology testing, interviews, medical records and/or autopsy reports. Analysis of this information can be critical to fully understanding the role that medical issues may have played in an occupational incident. Using real-world examples, the presenter will outline many of the medical tools, resources, and evaluations that can yield important insights during an investigation. Top 122: Stakeholders Call with the US Department of Labor: Final Rule on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica TRACK: Regulatory, Legal, Military, and Governmental OEM Faculty: Michael J. Hodgson*, MD, MPH, OSHA, Washington, DC Top 112: TED2: OEM’s Top Ten Contributions to the World -- Cancelled TRACK: Other Faculty: Marianne Cloeren*, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Managed Care Advisors, Inc., Bethesda, MD Constantine Gean*, MD, MS, MBA, FACOEM, Liberty Mutual, Glendale, CA T. Warner Hudson*, MD, FACOEM, FAAFP, UCLA Health System and Campus, Los Angeles, CA Bernyce Peplowski*, DO, FACOEM, US Health Works, Calabasas, CA Kent W. Peterson*, MD, FACOEM, Occupational Health Strategies, Charlottesville, VA TED1 in Baltimore focused on practical skills and tools for improving presentation effectiveness to take presenters from "good" to "great" to "outstanding." TED2 speakers will apply these skills in short, dynamic presentations that succinctly communicate OEM's top ten contributions to the world - to employers, workers and communities. The session will address the question: "what simple key lessons could employers and workers learn from a hundred years of OEM experience?" The top ten are selected based on dialog, literature reviews and interaction with the speakers. The session will also showcase well-documented, evidence-based workplace policies, programs, practices skills and tools that give OEM professionals competitive advantage. As members of ACOEM's Teaching Academy, TED1 speakers will coach bright, articulate future OEM leaders to summarize the best evidence of OEM's top ten contributions to society. The goal is to showcase OEM's powerful success on ACOEM's 100th anniversary. Top 113: Mindfulness for Physicians TRACK: OEM Clinical Practice; Management and Administration in OEM Faculty: Daniel J. Conti, PhD, JP Morgan Chase, Chicago, IL Roger Thomson, PhD, Chicago, IL The session focuses on the use of mindfulness for both personal well-being as well as clinical practice opportunities. Dr. Roger Thomson is an expert in treating a wide-range of problems with special interests in helping people with anxiety, chronic pain and other medical problems. Personal and executive coaching is also one of his specialties. Top 114: Electronic Medical Records: Ethical Access and Use in OEM TRACK: OEM Clinical Practice; Management and Administration in OEM Faculty: William Judge, JD, LLM, Encompass Compliance, Corp., Cornelius, NC Amir Mohammad, MD, MPH, Veterans Health Administration/Yale University OEM Program, New Haven, CT James A. Tacci*, MD, MPH, JD, FACOEM, Rochester Regional Health System, Rochester, NY With the proliferation of electronic medical records and databases that contain private health information, there are unprecedented opportunities for obtaining useful information that can help OEM clinicians make important decisions, for example, fitness-for-duty, work causation, and legitimacy of controlled drug use. However, ability to access such information does not necessarily mean it is legal, and legality of access does not necessarily mean it is ethical. In this session, panelists will address the legality, ethics, appropriateness and needed disclosures related to accessing electronic medical records and other health databases (e.g. state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs – PDMPs) for OEM-relevant purposes other than providing direct patient care. Panelists include a workplace drug compliance expert, an occupational medicine physician working on related policies for the VA, and a JD/MD occupational medicine specialist. This session may be of particular interest to residents and recent graduates. Top 115: Standardized Model for Weight Management at Work using the CDC Diabetes Prevention Program TRACK: OEM Clinical Practice Faculty: Lisa R. Connor, RN, BSN, CDE, Vanderbilt Health Plus, Nashville, TN Lori A. Rolando*, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Vanderbilt University and Medical Center, Nashville, TN Mary Yarbrough*, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, Vanderbilt University and Medical Center, Nashville, TN According to the CDC, diabetes is an epidemic that is significantly affecting the health and future of the U.S. It is estimated that 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, and another 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes. Diabetes is a problem that impacts employers and employees alike. In addition to the obvious direct costs associated with diabetes (i.e. cost of medical care, treatments, etc.) employers should also consider the indirect costs. These range from loss of production in relation to quality of work, absence, sickness, etc. to intangible costs such as pain, anxiety and an elevation in stress. From a financial and productivity perspective, employers should consider implementing effective preventive programs that will not only support their employees in seeking a healthy lifestyle, but will also invest into their long-term health. Vanderbilt Health and Wellness has implemented a workplace, lifestyle change program based on a CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program that is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Their tailored program has been integrated into an already-existing program, addresses leadership support, and targets employee and provider buy-in. Top 116: Public Safety: 20/20 Hindsight Makes Great Regulations TRACK: Regulatory, Legal, Military, and Governmental OEM Faculty: Natalie P. Hartenbaum*, MD, MPH, FACOEM, OccuMedix, Dresher, PA Many of the regulations that impact public safety and affect the practice of occupational medicine are the result of significant events. This session will highlight the events that led to regulations in medical fitness, drug testing, hours of duty and others and discuss whether they have made a difference. Top 117: Head Trauma: Best Practices for Complex Cases and Fitness-for-Duty in Safety Sensitive Populations TRACK: OEM Clinical Practice Faculty: Jonathan S. Rutchik*, MD, MPH, FACOEM, University of California, San Francisco, CA This session will introduce cases of complex head trauma and discuss the best practices. Clinical examination pearls, referral strategies and diagnostic testing will be discussed. Furthermore, issues surrounding fitness for duty for patients with post-concussion headaches, dizziness and vertigo, seizures, cognitive challenges, and post traumatic stroke will be discussed for those in safety sensitive positions such as commercial drivers, firefighters, police and aviation professions. Top 118: Returning to Work and Staying at Home with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain TRACK: OEM Clinical Practice Faculty: Russell Gelfman*, MD, MS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Chronic musculoskeletal pain is prevalent in the population and the costs associated with the resultant absenteeism and losses of productivity are high. While past research has often focused on individuals who are disabled from work, there have been several more recent studies examining the factors associated with staying at work despite the presence of chronic musculoskeletal pain. This session will review the evidence regarding these factors and provide insights for clinicians in occupational medicine and rehabilitation to help support and promote strategies that help workers with chronic musculoskeletal pain not only return to work, but also to stay at work. Top 119: Merging Clinical Decision Support and Electronic Health Record Systems TRACK: OEM Clinical Practice Faculty: CAPT Margaret s. Filios, MSc, BSN, USPHS Philip Harber*, MD, MPH, FCCP, FACOEM, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Robert K. McLellan*, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACOEM, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH Carrie A. Redlich*, MD, MPH, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Empowering electronic health record (EHR) systems by embedding clinical decision support systems (CDS) will automatically provide just-in-time occupational health expertise, monitor clinician and patient use of recommended standards, and facilitate workflow. NIOSH requested input about potential systems for primary care from groups convened by ACOEM, AOEC, and ATS. This session summarizes recommendations for 3 common problems: back pain (unrelated to a work-related injury) return to work, diabetes, and work-related asthma. Presenters will discuss potential obstacles and future innovative approaches such as AI and natural language processing. CDS systems can scan the information in the EHR and automatically generate recommendations, provide necessary knowledge, monitor compliance with recommendations, and encourage occupational medicine specialty referral when appropriate. The session will also illustrate potential benefits of merging CDS and RHT systems in occupational clinics. CDS-EHR approaches will have immediate and long-term implications for both OM clinics and for delivering occupational health services in non-specialty clinics. Attendees will gain both immediately useful and longer-term insights. Top 120: Why Invest in Community Health: What’s Working and How to Take Action TRACK: Management and Administration in OEM Faculty: Catherine M. Baase*, MD, FAAFP, FACOEM, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI Nico Pronk, PhD, HealthPartners, Bloomington, MN Workplace health promotion programs are offered by almost 80% of employers in the U.S., yet the majority of those programs fail to address community-level drivers of workforce health (The Vitality Institute, 2015). American businesses have the unique ability to impact the health of the communities around them, while improving business performance. To advance population health in a community requires not only business engagement but that of multiple stakeholders across various sectors. This session will provide an overview of the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Communities (HWHC) initiative that aims to build the business case and disseminate tools and resources for employers to engage in the health of the communities around them. Several reasons for business involvement in population health efforts will be presented. Participants will understand the results of an executive convening that begins to reveal the underlying business case for employers to invest intentionally in the health of the community. Top 121: NIOSH Occupational Research Agenda TRACK: OEM Education and Scientific Research Faculty: Sarah Felknor, MS, Dr.PH, NIOSH, Atlanta, GA John D. Piacentino*, MD, MPH, FACOEM, NIOSH, Washington, DC The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) creates new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and transfers it into practice globally. NIOSH accomplishes this mission through a variety of scientific activities, such as research, surveillance, field investigations and the development of guidance and recommendations. The purpose of this session is to describe recent advances in occupational safety and health, identify trends affecting the future of occupational safety and health research, and characterize the importance of prioritizing research according to burden, need and impact. Emphasis will be given to the National Occupational Research Agenda. The session will encourage discussion and feedback from participants. Top 100: AOHC Opening Session: CO Sappington Memorial Lecture TRACK: Other The opening session of the 101st annual meeting of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine will feature the induction of new Fellows and the C.O. Sappington Memorial Lecture. Named for Clarence Olds Sappington, MD, DrPH (1889-1949), a noted consultant in occupational diseases and industrial hygiene, this lecture is presented annually at AOHC to serves as a forum to address major issues in occupational and environmental medicine. This year's Sappington lecturer is Raymond Fabius, MD from AB3Health, LLC, Newton Square, PA. Dr. Fabius will discuss, "The Next 100 Years: Transitioning from Risk Management and Occupational Health to Culture of Health and Occupational Wellbeing." Top </p> Mary LunnFri, 17 Mar 2017 15:59:45 GMTAbstract Submissonhttp://www.acoem.org/aohc2017_abstracts.aspx <p>American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC® 2012) The American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) is designed for physicians who specialize in or have an interest in occupational and environmental medicine as well as non physicians who are involved in the field.</p> Bud RomanoMon, 06 Feb 2017 17:00:37 GMTAbstractshttp://www.acoem.org/aohc2016_abstracts.aspx <p>American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC® 2012) The American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) is designed for physicians who specialize in or have an interest in occupational and environmental medicine as well as non physicians who are involved in the field.</p> Bud RomanoMon, 06 Feb 2017 14:36:44 GMT