• May 3 - 6, 2015

    Hilton Baltimore

    AOHC 2015

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      Pre/Post Conference Courses |  Sunday Sessions |  Monday Sessions |  Tuesday Sessions |  Wednesday Sessions  

    PRE-CONFERENCE COURSES
    Thursday, Friday, Saturday Course — April 30, May 1-2 Time Credit Hours
    Foundations - Option A 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 22.50 CME / MOC
    Thursday Only - April 30    
    Foundations - Option C 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 7.50 CME / MOC
    Friday & Saturday Courses — May 1-2     
    Foundations - Option B 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 15.0 CME / MOC
    MRO Comprehensive Course  8:00 am - 5:00 pm 15.0 CME / MOC
    Occupational Medicine Board Review Course   8:00 am - 5:00 pm 15.0 CME / MOC
    AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition and Other IME Skills 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (May1)
    8:00 am - 1:00pm (May 2)
    15.0 CME / MOC
    Saturday Courses — May 2 
    Spirometry Testing in Occupational Health – Physician Update  8:00 am - 5:00 pm 7.50 CME / MOC
    POST-CONFERENCE COURSES
    Thursday, May 7  
    Work Disability Prevention for Clinicians: Your Role in the RTW/SAW Process 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 7.5 CME / MOC
    Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program Workshop  8:00 am - 5:00 pm 7.5 CME / MOC

     

    Foundations in Occupational Medicine  

    Course Directors: 
    Rob Griffiths, MB, FACOEM and John Burress, MD, MPH, FACOEM 


    OPTION A
    For first-time Foundations registrants. Includes three days of in-person training in Baltimore - April 30 (Segment 1) plus May 1 and May 2 (Segment 2). We will notify you when the final day’s worth of Segment 1 content is available for you to take online.

    OPTION B
    For those who already took Foundations Segment 1 as a two-day course offered previously in November. Includes two days in Baltimore - May 1 and 2 (Segment 2) to complete your Foundations training.

    OPTION C
    For those who took Foundations Segment 2 as a two-day course at a previous AOHC. Includes one day in Baltimore - April 30 (Segment 1). We will notify you when the final day’s worth of Segment 1 content is available for you to take online.

     
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    Medical Review Officer (MRO) Comprehensive Course 

    Course Director: 
    Kent W. Peterson, MD, MRO, FACOEM  


    TThis course offers current and aspiring medical review officers (MROs) an excellent opportunity to increase and update their knowledge and familiarity with changes in substance abuse testing and federal regulations affecting the role of MROs. ACOEM has been the educational provider of choice for MROs since 1990. More than 14,000 physicians have completed ACOEM’s highly acclaimed training. This course is an elective for the OEM curriculum.


       

    Occupational Medicine Board Review  

    Course Director:
    John Meyer, MD, MPH  


    If you are striving to reach – or maintain – the definitive credential in your profession – occupational medicine certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) – look no further for expert assistance and instruction. Now you can prepare confidently for the certifying or recertifying examination. By taking the ACOEM Occupational Medicine Board Review course, you can refresh your knowledge of the exam’s content, identify strengths and weaknesses in your preparation, and learn how to concentrate on areas needing more review.

     
     

    AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition and Other IME Skills

    Course Director:
    Mohammed Ranavaya, MD, JD, MS, FRCPI, FFOM, CIME


    AMA guides to the evaluation of permanent impairment 6th edition is the global benchmark for the evaluation of permanent impairment in the workers comp claims both in the US and internationally. This course is specifically designed to educate and prepare physicians and other Occupational health professionals in the use of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th ed. and meets (among other) the educational prerequisite to qualify for the CIME/CICE CERTIFICATION examination through American Board of independent Medical Examiners (ABIME). The program is suitable for a multi-disciplinary audience, particularly for those who are intending to sit for the ABIME’s AMA guides proficiency certification exam available for Non-physician. Anyone involved in performing, reviewing or managing impairment ratings or disability evaluations, should to attend this educational program.

    Please visit www.abime.org for certification information.

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    Spirometry Testing in Occupational Health - Physician Update 

    Course Director:
    Mary Townsend, Dr.P.H. 
     

    Occupational medicine physicians frequently use spirometry in their practices, but traditional training rarely prepares them to appreciate the impact and scope of the technical pitfalls of pulmonary function testing, nor does it introduce them to optimal spirometry interpretation algorithms. Practitioners may also evaluate workers with complex respiratory conditions who they determine require further diagnostic tests to confirm or refute a diagnosis of lung disease, in some cases without understanding the role that these additional tests play in establishing a diagnosis. This course addresses both of these limitations, drawing information on spirometry from a comprehensive NIOSH-approved course, and selecting case examples for a physician audience to illustrate the roles of spirometry and other diagnostic tests in the evaluation of workers for occupational lung disease.

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    Work Disability Prevention for Clinicians: Mastering Your Role in the RTW/SAW process   

    Course Director: 
    Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH 
     

    Deliver more practical value to patients, employers, and insurers by attending this workshop. It will increase the accuracy and usefulness of the guidance you give others in the stay-at-work (SAW) and return-to-work (RTW) process – and your effectiveness at preventing needless work disability and helping people stay employed. The intended target audience for this course is physicians involved in the medical process as treaters, consultants, peer reviewers, or medical directors. This course is a requirement for the OEM curriculum.


     

    Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program Workshop      

    Course Director:

    The Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program© (PS/A) Workshop is an intermediate-level, full-day course. It emphasizes the real-world application of audiology expertise as encountered in occupational settings. Lectures review the current literature and practice guidelines. Instructors present employee case studies for participant problem-solving, critical thinking and small-group discussion. Case presentations discuss professional supervisor responsibilities, guidelines for managing problem audiograms and determination of work-relatedness.  


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