• April 29 - May 2, 2018

    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    AOHC 2018

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  • General Conference Information

    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 2018
    The 2018 American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) is ACOEM’s 103rd Annual Meeting. Registration is open now!

    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 2018, the learner should be able to:

    • evaluate current research;
    • analyze emerging issues in OEM; and
    • Exemplify effectiveness and efficiency in carrying out professional responsibilities.

    Target Audience
    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.

    Disclosure Policy
    As a provider accredited by the ACCME, ACOEM must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content.  An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. In the case of an individual for whom a conflict cannot be resolved, that individual shall not participate in the development or presentation of the CME activity.

    AOHC sessions offer focused presentations that cover critically chosen, cutting-edge subjects related to OEM competencies. Sessions are designed for OEM physicians and related professionals who practice in a variety of work settings.

    Sessions are identified by tracks.  The tracks are:

    • OEM Clinical Practice
    • Management and Administration in OEM
    • OEM Education and Scientific Research
    • Environmental Health and Risk Management
    • Regulatory, Legal, Military, and Governmental OEM Practice 

    To help in assigning room capacities, please indicate your session preference by time slot on the registration form.  This preference does not guarantee a seat in the session. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Session 105, "Obesity in the Workplace: Impact, Outcomes, and Recommendations, " scheduled for Sunday, April 29 at 9:00am is being supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic.

    AOHC Opening Session
    The C. O. Sappington Memorial Lecture serves as a forum from which to address major issues in the field of OEM and will take place during the opening session. Highlights will also include the ACOEM Fellow elevation ceremony.

    Worksite Visits
    Worksite visits are open to registered attendees only and are considered to be educational activities and not social events or tours. An additional non-refundable fee and advance registration is required.

    Please note that worksite visits are non-refundable, non-transferable activities.

    Please see the session descriptions and registration form for worksite visit details.

    Pre- and Post-Conference Courses
    Pre- and post-conference courses are designed to enrich participants’ understanding of concepts and issues related to OEM, giving physicians the knowledge necessary to sustain a competitive edge. Content is driven by research, the latest in regulatory issues, and the expertise of the faculty. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged; a separate registration fee is required.  

    AOHC Offsite Social Event at the National WWII Museum
    Monday, April 30, 2018 ~ 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Join your peers for a night of history and harmony. This event is included with full and Tuesday-inclusive AOHC registrations. Accompanying guests may attend for $80 with advance purchase on a space-available basis. All adult attendees and guests must wear the AOHC badge. Children may attend at no additional charge, if accompanied by a parent at all times. There will be food, drinks, music and lots of impressive exhibits to see in the museum. The gift shop is scheduled to be open during our event. Must be 21 for bar service. Transportation will be provided between the Hilton and the museum – details available onsite.

    WWII Museum Website
    The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. During this event we’ll have access to the original D-Day exhibit as well as Campaigns of Courage – European and Pacific Theaters, featuring:  Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries retraces the grueling trail that led from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay by way of New Guinea and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, Burma, the islands of the Pacific, China, India, and Alaska. Road to Berlin brings to life the drama, sacrifices, personal stories, and strategies of America’s campaign to defeat the Axis powers and preserve freedom.

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    ACOEM will be using Twitter to communicate late-breaking news and announcements regarding AOHC activities. It’s easy to follow what’s happening at AOHC by simply following this link – http://twitter.com/aohc. You can also receive these updates via RSS feeds, SMS text messages using your cell phone, or e-mail.