Continuing Educationhttps://www.acoem.org/RSS/Default.aspx?FolderID=36Registration Informationhttps://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> Dana KellyTue, 24 Apr 2018 19:28:19 GMTHome Pagehttps://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> Janet FyockTue, 17 Apr 2018 21:01:53 GMTCourse Informationhttps://www.acoem.org/Page2Column.aspx?PageID=18235&id=18237 <p>Course Information</p> Janet FyockTue, 17 Apr 2018 20:56:36 GMTContinuing Education Centerhttps://www.acoem.org/ContinuingEducation.aspx <p align="left">Continuing Education Center</p> Janet FyockThu, 12 Apr 2018 03:10:04 GMTGetting Difficult Cases Unstuck: Tactics for Stalled Recovery & Prolonged Work Disabilityhttps://www.acoem.org/aohc2018gdcu.aspx <p> Getting Difficult Cases Unstuck: Tactics for Stalled Recovery &amp;amp; Prolonged Work Disability Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hilton New Orleans Riverside Registration/Hotel Information Register for this course Book your hotel Cancellation policy </p> Dana KellyMon, 02 Apr 2018 16:38:05 GMTCAOHC Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program Workshophttps://www.acoem.org/Page3Column.aspx?PageID=7376&id=18329 <p>CAOHC Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program Workshop Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hilton New Orleans Riverside Registration/Hotel Information Register for this course Book your hotel Cancellation policy Course Summary Length: Course is 1 day, beginning at 8:00 am and ending at 5:00 pm. Format: Lecture/discussion, case studies, panel, self-assessment exercise, questions and answers. Syllabus: A hard copy of the syllabus will be distributed onsite. Description: 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. Workshop topics include professional supervisor responsibilities, noise exposure and control, guidelines for managing problem audiograms and determination of work-relatedness. Learning Objectives After attending this workshop, participants will be able to: Define the roles and responsibilities of the Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program (PS/A) in occupational hearing conservation programs (HCPs) Recognize key factors in the review of occupational audiometric databases, including definition of: Problem audiograms Revising baselines Determining work-related hearing change Understand federal standards and regulations that apply to HCPs Understand the pathophysiologic factors of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and interactions between noise and other agents Identify medical and legal aspects of managing audiometric monitoring components of an HCP Recognize best practices of HCP management, including essential elements of a quality HCP, program audits, evaluations and resources Differentiate between regulatory compliance and best practices for prevention of NIHL Target Audience This workshop is intended for audiologists and physicians (MD and DO) who supervise and review audiometric testing for hearing conservation programs. Participants should understand governmental regulations and components of hearing loss- prevention programs and have interest or experience in professional supervision of these programs. Other licensed healthcare professionals are welcome to attend but are not eligible for certification. Faculty Faculty to be announced Accreditation: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Designation: ACOEM designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ABPM MOC Credit This activity satisfies 7.5 ABPM MOC credits. This program is typically offered for 0.75 (7.5 hours) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Continuing Education Units (CEUs) (Advanced level, Professional area). This program is typically offered for 0.6 (6 hours) American Academy of Audiology (AAA) CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures. ABMS Core Competencies: This course will address the following ACGME/ABMS Competencies: Practice-based Learning and Improvement Patient Care and Procedural Skills Systems-based Practice Professionalism Tuition: Includes course materials, breakfast, lunch, breaks and CME/MOC credits Tuition ACOEM Member: $465 Non-member: $565 Resident/Retired/Student Member: $295 Questions: Contact us with questions at educationinfo@acoem.org. </p> Dana KellyMon, 02 Apr 2018 16:27:04 GMTMusculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop for the Occupational Medicine Providerhttps://www.acoem.org/Page3Column.aspx?PageID=7376&id=18330 <p>Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop for the Occupational Medicine Provider Wednesday, May 2, 2018 1:30 - 5:30 PM Hilton New Orleans Riverside Registration/Hotel Information Register for this course Book your hotel Cancellation policy Course Summary Length: Course is ½-day, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and concluding at 5:30 p.m. Format: Lecture/discussion, small groups, hands-on skills practice, questions and answers. Syllabus: The syllabus will be distributed electronically (no hard copy available). Registrants will receive an email 5-12 days before the course with instructions about how to access and download the digital syllabus file. Description: This course is designed for health care providers who are exploring musculoskeletal ultrasound to enhance the evaluation and management of the patients with upper limb injury and complaints. Covering the shoulder, elbow, and wrist joints in detail, faculty will present a systematic and focused assessment with ultrasound. The session will include both live scanning and when and how to intervene. Participants will develop ultrasound pattern recognition of the major tendons, ligaments, nerves, and muscles surrounding these joints. The case discussions will focus on pathologies that are commonly encountered. In addition, the session will cover regenerative medicine topics including percutaneous needle tenotomy, platelet rich plasma, and stem cell therapy. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this educational activity, learners should be able to: Perform and/or interpret musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound examinations. List the indications, benefits, and limitations of MSK ultrasound for occupational injuries Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images. Demonstrate scanning protocols for performing shoulder, elbow and wrist/hand ultrasound examinations. Identify normal anatomy during musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging. Identify the sonographic appearance of commonly seen pathology of the shoulder, elbow and wrist/hand. Demonstrate the use of MSK sonography for diagnosis and ultrasound-guided interventions and describe "in-plane" and "out of plane" injections/aspiration techniques using inanimate phantoms. Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques and interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy. Target Audience You should attend this course if you are: A physician or resident interested in learning about using ultrasound to diagnose upper-limb complaints. Faculty Michael Schaefer, MD Kristine Robinson, MD Keziah Sully, MD Bharat Patel, MD Yusef Sayeed, MD, MPH, MEng, CPH, CMRO, CME, COHC, EIT, DABPM Accreditation: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Designation: ACOEM designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ABPM MOC Credit This activity satisfies 3.75 ABPM MOC credits. ABMS Core Competencies: This course will address the following ACGME/ABMS Competencies: Practice-based Learning and Improvement Patient Care and Procedural Skills Interpersonal and Communication Skills Medical Knowledge Professionalism Tuition: Includes course materials, break and CME/MOC credits Pricing ACOEM Member: $265 Non-member: $365 Resident/Retired/Student Member: $195 Questions: Contact us with questions at educationinfo@acoem.org. </p> Dana KellyMon, 02 Apr 2018 16:26:18 GMTMedical Center Occupational Health Basicshttps://www.acoem.org/Page3Column.aspx?PageID=7376&id=18337 <p>Medical Center Occupational Health Basics Friday, April 27, 2018 8:00am-5:00pm Hilton New Orleans Riverside Registration/Hotel Information Register for this course Book your hotel Cancellation policy Course Summary Length: Course is 1 day, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 5:00 p.m. Format: Lecture/discussion, case studies, panel, questions and answers. Syllabus: The syllabus will be distributed electronically (no hard copy available). Registrants will receive an email 1-2 weeks before the course with instructions about how to access and download the digital syllabus file. Description: The growing complexity of health care environments has resulted in a need for occupational medicine physicians and other providers of occupational medical services to acquire an increased level of sophistication. This need applies not only to developing a broad and up-to-date knowledge base regarding hospital-specific standards, but also to teaching the realities of program implementation and organization of services. The course will address principles of immunization and TB surveillance programs, infectious exposure evaluation and emerging infectious threats, management of infected healthcare workers, chemical and radiation hazards, violence in the workplace, wellness and disease management interventions, and OSHA’s emphasis program targeting hazards in the healthcare industry. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this educational activity, learners should be able to: Recognize and treat illnesses and injuries most likely to affect healthcare workers Implement state-of-the-art strategies to manage infectious hazards in the workplace Protect healthcare workers from chemical and physical hazards Implement multidisciplinary programs to reduce workplace assaults and other hazards requiring special emphasis. Target Audience This course is designed for occupational physicians who provide medical direction to occupational health programs for healthcare personnel, with specific focus on physicians who are relatively new to caring for this population. This will cover principles of immunization and TB surveillance programs, infectious exposure evaluation and post-exposure prophylaxis, management of infected healthcare workers, chemical and radiation hazards, and the basics of healthcare ergonomics. You should attend this course if you are: A physician or other health care provider working in a hospital, clinic, or other medical center or health care environment where broad familiarity and up-to-date knowledge of the specific hazards of such occupational settings is essential An occupational medicine physician or other provider of occupational medical services requiring a more sophisticated understanding of hospital-specific hazards, program implementation, and organization of services. Faculty Mark Russi, MD, MPH Melanie Swift, MD Additional faculty to be announced Accreditation: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Designation: ACOEM designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ABPM MOC Credit: This activity satisfies 7.5 ABPM MOC credits. ABMS Core Competencies: This course will address the following ACGME/ABMS Competencies: Patient Care and Procedural Skills Medical Knowledge Interpersonal and Communication Skills Professionalism Tuition ACOEM Member: $465 Non-member: $565 Resident/Retired/Student Member: $295 ABPM will hold the MOC examination immediately following the course on Sunday afternoon. Note: registration for the OMBR course does not constitute registration for the examination. For registration and exam details, please contact www.theabpm.org or 312-939-2276. Questions: Contact us with questions at educationinfo@acoem.org. </p> Dana KellyMon, 02 Apr 2018 16:25:40 GMTAMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Editionhttps://www.acoem.org/Page3Column.aspx?PageID=7376&id=18336 <p>AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition Friday, April 27, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hilton New Orleans Riverside Registration/Hotel Information Register for this course Book your hotel Cancellation policy Course Summary Length: Course is 1 day, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 5:00 p.m. Format: Lecture/discussion, case studies, panel, questions and answers. Syllabus: A hard copy of the course syllabus will be distributed onsite, when registrants check-in for the course. Attendees are advised to bring their own copies of the AMA Guides book (6th Edition) with them to the course. ACOEM does not provide copies of the AMA Guides book. Description: The course focuses on the three musculoskeletal chapters of the AMA Guides (Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity and Spine). Each chapter will be presented with a brief lecture, followed by case presentations studied in small-group formats. Faculty will guide participants through the cases, highlighting areas where the 6th edition applications can be particularly challenging. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience AMA Guides training through a new approach to learning. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this educational activity, learners should be able to: Evaluate multiple organ systems. Apply the 6th Edition of the AMA Guides to worker impairment evaluations. Derive an accurate impairment rating. Target Audience This course would appeal to both the new learner of the Guides (those physicians who have never received training and those who desire to add impairment evaluations to their menu of services) and the physician who would like a refresher course or a new approach to applying the Guides information to impairment evaluations. Faculty Douglas W. Martin, MD, FACOEM, FAADEP, FAAFP James B. Talmage, MD, FACOEM Ronald Zipper, DO Accreditation: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Designation: ACOEM designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ABPM MOC Credit: This activity satisfies 7.5 ABPM MOC credits. ABMS Core Competencies: This course will address the following ACGME/ABMS Competencies: Systems-based Practice Medical Knowledge Professionalism Tuition ACOEM Member: $465 Non-member: $565 Resident/Retired/Student Member: $295 Questions: Contact us with questions at educationinfo@acoem.org. </p> Dana KellyMon, 02 Apr 2018 16:25:00 GMTFoundations of Occupational Medicinehttps://www.acoem.org/Page3Column.aspx?PageID=7376&id=18333 <p>Foundations of Occupational Medicine Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMeach day Hilton New Orleans Riverside Registration/Hotel Information Register for this course Book your hotel Cancellation policy Course Summary Length: Course is 2 days, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday and concluding at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Format: Lecture, discussion, panels, case studies. Syllabus: The syllabus will be distributed electronically (no hard copy available). Registrants will receive an email 1-2 weeks before the course with instructions about how to access and download the digital syllabus file. Description: For physicians and health professionals interested in — but not particularly familiar with – occupational medicine (OM), ACOEM’s Foundations of Occupational Medicine courses provide an excellent and comprehensive introduction. You will obtain practical information that will be useful in managing the clinical, regulatory, and administrative functions of an OM practice – at a primary care level. Topics include: Toxicology, Medical Emergency Response Planning, the health of business travelers and much more! Learning Objectives Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to: Describe the key features of core competencies of occupational medicine. Describe the key features of causes of occupational skin diseases. Manage medical emergencies that occur at the work-site. Identify common infectious agents associated with occupations. Articulate the legal aspects of Workers’ Compensation. Explain the principles of good opioid prescribing. Identify sources of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Discuss the principles of human protection from harmful radiation. List the medical aspects of fitness for duty in medical certification of transportation personnel. Target Audience - you should attend the Occupational Medicine Board Review if you are: A family physician or internist who wants to learn more about OM. Pursuing a certificate in the OEM Essentials Curriculum. A healthcare provider interested in establishing foundational knowledge about OM. Faculty Andy Yorgason, DO, MPH, MHPE, FACOEM; Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ Rob Griffiths, MBCHB, FACOEM, FAFOEM, FFOM, FFOMI, FACAsM, MPP; University of Otago Wellington, Wellington South, New Zealand Additional faculty to be announced Accreditation: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Designation: ACOEM designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ABPM MOC Credit This activity satisfies 15.0 ABPM MOC credits. ABMS Core Competencies: This course will address the following ACGME/ABMS Competencies: Practice-based Learning and Improvement Patient Care and Procedural Skills Systems-based Practice Interpersonal and Communication Skills Professionalism Tuition: Includes course materials, breakfasts, lunches, breaks and CME/MOC credits Tuition ACOEM Member: $795 Non-member: $995 Resident/Retired/Student Member: $445 Questions: Contact us with questions at educationinfo@acoem.org. </p> Dana KellyMon, 02 Apr 2018 16:24:33 GMTMedical Review Officer Coursehttps://www.acoem.org/Page3Column.aspx?PageID=7376&id=18334 <p>Medical Review Officer Course Friday, April 27, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hilton New Orleans Riverside Registration/Hotel Information Register for this course Book your hotel Cancellation policy Course Summary Length: Course is 2 days, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday and concluding at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. The MROCC will offer the certification exam on Sunday – separate registration required (see below). Format: Lecture/discussion, case studies, panel, self-assessment exercise, questions and answers. Syllabus: Several sets of materials will be distributed electronically approximately 6 weeks before the course (or within 10 days of ACOEM receiving your registration, if you register within 6 weeks of the course): 1) a course Syllabus, 2) a Supplement to the Syllabus, 3) a Resource Guide. Registrants will receive an email with instructions about how to access and download the digital files. In addition, a hard copy of the syllabus will be distributed when registrants check-in for the course – hard copies of the Syllabus Supplement and Resource Guide will not be available. Registrants are strongly encouraged to review the materials in advance, beginning at least two weeks before the course. The pace of the course is fast and familiarity with the information will prove beneficial. Description: Today, physicians in many specialties conduct drug and alcohol tests for business, industry, government agencies, and schools. The need for trained medical review officers (MROs) to evaluate test results extends to more than 20 million Americans. The Drug-Free Workplace Act affects all federal agencies. Mandatory alcohol and drug testing is now required of all intrastate truckers, commercial driver’s license holders, and other transportation workers. In joint government agreements, the United States, Canada, and Mexico also monitor truckers crossing international borders. More than 60 percent of large private employers require drug and alcohol testing. ACOEM has been the educational provider of choice for MROs since 1990. More than 13,000 physicians have completed ACOEM’s highly acclaimed training. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this educational activity, learners should be able to: Discuss the prevalence and impact (epidemiology) of alcohol and drug abuse in the workplace today Recognize the physiological effects and clinical signs of commonly abused drugs Develop effective urine collection and breath alcohol testing programs Implement DOT regulations for motor carrier, railroad, mass transit and other transportation modes Perform MRO duties, including verification interviews with individuals whose laboratory drug tests are positive, adulterated, substituted or invalid Recognize a potential false positive drug test and when to order a reanalysis or split-specimen analysis Address medical confidentiality, disclosure of medical information, and job safety issues Review federal custody and control forms to identify correctible and fatal flaws Monitor forensic laboratory testing and quality assurance efforts Refer employees to substance abuse professionals and treatment/rehabilitation programs Target Audience You should attend this course if you are: A physician seeking to update or enhance knowledge of drug testing and/or perform as an MRO A physician or health care professional interested in developing or improving skills in conducting alcohol and urine drug screening, evaluating results, addressing job safety and return-to-work issues, and interpreting federal regulations governing truckers, pilots, other Department of Transportation workers, federal contractors, and workers in the energy industry A physician preparing to take the Medical Review Officer Certification Council’s (MROCC) initial certification or re-certification examinations and needing to meet the MROCC’s CME eligibility requirement. Note: The MRO Comprehensive course fully meets the DOT MRO Qualification Training requirements and is designed for physicians and health care professionals who are familiar with basic substance abuse testing procedures. Faculty Kent W. Peterson, MD, MRO, FACOEM Michael A. Peat, PhD Donna R. Smith, EdD, PhD Accreditation: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Designation: ACOEM designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ABPM MOC Credit: This activity satisfies 15 ABPM MOC credits. ABMS Core Competencies: This course will address the following ACGME/ABMS Competencies: Practice-based Learning and Improvement Patient Care and Procedural Skills Interpersonal and Communication Skills Professionalism Tuition: Includes course materials, breakfasts, lunches, breaks and CME/MOC credits Tuition ACOEM Member: $795 Non-member: $995 Resident/Retired/Student Member: $445 Questions: Contact us with questions at educationinfo@acoem.org. MRO Certification Exam The Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC) will host an MRO Certification exam session at the conclusion of ACOEM’s MRO Comprehensive course. Registration for the MRO course does not constitute registration for the examination. For more information on the MRO exam please contact MROCC directly at www.mrocc.org or 847/631-0599. </p> Dana KellyMon, 02 Apr 2018 16:23:40 GMTOccupational Medicine Board Review Coursehttps://www.acoem.org/Page3Column.aspx?PageID=7376&id=18335 <p>Occupational Medicine Board Review Course Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day Hilton New Orleans Riverside Registration/Hotel Information Register for this course Book your hotel Cancellation policy Course Summary Length: Course is 2 days, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday and concluding at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. The ABPM will offer the MOC exam on Sunday – separate registration required (see below). Format: Lecture, discussion, case studies. Syllabus: A digital copy of the course syllabus will be distributed electronically approximately 6 weeks before the course (or within 10 days of ACOEM receiving your registration, if you register within 6 weeks of the course). Registrants will receive an email with instructions about how to access and download the digital file. In addition, a hard copy of the syllabus will be distributed when registrants check-in for the course. Registrants are strongly encouraged to review the materials in advance, beginning at least two weeks before the course. The pace of the course is fast and familiarity with the information will prove beneficial. Description: 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. ACOEM’s comprehensive Occupational Medicine Board Review course covers topics relevant to the rigorous ABPM occupational medicine examination and provides sample questions and guidance for preparation and test-taking strategies. No other review course prepares you better. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to: Develop a strategy for preparing for the American Board of Preventive Medicine occupational medicine (OM) certifying or recertifying examination Identify requirements and content of the OM exam and review sources for preparation and exam review Identify health effects of chemical, physical, biological, psychological, and ergonomic hazards Describe the etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of occupational and environmental diseases Apply current best practices and clinical guidelines to the treatment of occupational diseases and disorders Discuss control of occupational and environmental factors that affect health Review the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of travel-related medical conditions Describe the managerial and administrative aspects of occupational medicine practice. Outline the regulatory, legal, and ethical framework under which occupational physicians and related professionals operate, and apply this framework to cases and problems that arise in practice Update their knowledge of specific practice areas within occupational medicine to meet the requirements of recertification Apply epidemiologic, statistical, and toxicology principles to occupational medicine decision-making and practice Target Audience - you should attend the Occupational Medicine Board Review if you are: A physician preparing to take the occupational medicine certifying or recertifying exam administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. An OM physician interested in a comprehensive review of the field. A resident interested in a high-level overview of OM practice or who plans to take the ABPM exam in the future. A family physician or internist with experience and a special interest in OM. Faculty John D. Meyer, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Associate Professor and Occupational Medicine Residency Director, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY Francesca Litow, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Medical Director, Norfolk Southern Corp., Norfolk, VA Peter M Rabinowitz, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA Accreditation: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Designation: ACOEM designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ABPM MOC Credit This activity satisfies 15.0 ABPM MOC credits. ABMS Core Competencies: This course will address the following ACGME/ABMS Competencies: Practice-based Learning and Improvement Patient Care and Procedural Skills Interpersonal and Communication Skills Professionalism Tuition: Includes course materials, breakfasts, lunches, breaks and CME/MOC credits Tuition ACOEM Member: $795 Non-member: $995 Resident/Retired/Student Member: $445 Questions: Contact us with questions at educationinfo@acoem.org. </p> Dana KellyMon, 02 Apr 2018 16:22:52 GMTSpirometry Testing in Occupational Health – Physician Updatehttps://www.acoem.org/Page3Column.aspx?PageID=7376&id=18332 <p>Spirometry Testing in Occupational Health – Physician Update Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMeach day Hilton New Orleans Riverside Registration/Hotel Information Register for this course Book your hotel Cancellation policy Course Summary Length: Course is 1 day, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 5:00 p.m. Format: Lecture/discussion, questions and answers. Syllabus: A hard copy of the course syllabus will be distributed onsite. Description: Occupational medicine physicians frequently use spirometry in their practices, but their traditional medical training rarely prepares them to appreciate the impact of the technical pitfalls of spirometry testing, nor does it introduce them to the importance of using optimal interpretation algorithms. Both elements are important when practitioners use spirometry with other diagnostic tools to evaluate workers for occupational lung disease and/or to medically clear them to use respirators. This ACOEM course provides down-to-earth guidance and presents recent OSHA regulatory changes related to respirable crystalline silica and NIOSH’s Coal Worker Health Surveillance Program. It draws on spirometry information from a comprehensive NIOSH-approved course, and selecting case examples for a physician audience to illustrate the use of spirometry and other diagnostic tools to evaluate workers for occupational lung disease and/or for medical clearance to use their respirator. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this educational activity, learners should be able to: Explain the requirements for a valid test Apply valid spirometry testing technique Avoid errors in spirometer calibration checks Interpret test results following American Thoracic Society (ATS) Guidelines List factors to consider when purchasing new equipment Understand key elements in the medical approval process for respirator clearance Recognize important educational points for teaching technicians and patients how to use respirators effectively Target Audience You should attend this course if you are: A physician in occupational medicine, family practice, internal medicine, or other primary practice areas who wishes to learn or review spirometry testing techniques and interpretation of test results. A resident or fellow in occupational medicine seeking training in pitfalls of spirometry testing and ATS guidelines on interpreting test results. A nurse practitioner involved in providing care for patients with lung or respiratory issues. A physician assistant who has not received extensive training in spirometry testing pitfalls and interpretation of results. Note that NIOSH reviews and approves Spirometry Courses for technicians conducting testing in the occupational health setting. While this ACOEM course includes material from a NIOSH-approved course, as well as including additional material specifically chosen for a physician audience, this course confers no NIOSH spirometry certification. Faculty Mary C. Townsend, Dr.P.H. Clayton Cowl, MD, MS Accreditation: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Designation: ACOEM designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ABPM MOC Credit This activity satisfies 7.5 ABPM MOC credits. ABMS Core Competencies: This course will address the following ACGME/ABMS Competencies: Patient Care and Procedural Skills Interpersonal and Communication Skills Professionalism Tuition: Includes course materials, breakfast, lunch, breaks and CME/MOC credits Tuition ACOEM Member: $465 Non-member: $565 Resident/Retired/Student Member: $295 Questions: Contact us with questions at educationinfo@acoem.org. </p> Dana KellyMon, 02 Apr 2018 16:21:23 GMTMedical Review Officer – Fast Track - July 28-29, 2018https://www.acoem.org/MROFastTrack_July2018.aspx <p>Medical Review Officer (MRO) Fast Track Saturday, November 07, 2015 To Sunday, November 08, 2015 11/7: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm; 11/8: 8:00 am - 12:20 pm LOS ANGELES, CA (12 CME CREDITS)</p> Dana KellyTue, 27 Mar 2018 17:06:35 GMTMusculoskeletal Exam - 7/28-29, 2018, Rosemont, ILhttps://www.acoem.org/MusculoskeletalExam_July2018.aspx <p>Medical Review Officer (MRO) Fast Track Saturday, November 07, 2015 To Sunday, November 08, 2015 11/7: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm; 11/8: 8:00 am - 12:20 pm LOS ANGELES, CA (12 CME CREDITS)</p> Dana KellyTue, 27 Mar 2018 17:05:56 GMTHotel and Travel Informationhttps://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> Janet FyockSun, 25 Mar 2018 20:09:45 GMTMedical Review Officer (MRO) Fast Track - October 21-22, 2017https://www.acoem.org/MROfasttrack_Oct2017.aspx <p>Medical Review Officer (MRO) Fast Track Saturday, November 07, 2015 To Sunday, November 08, 2015 11/7: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm; 11/8: 8:00 am - 12:20 pm LOS ANGELES, CA (12 CME CREDITS)</p> Dana KellyThu, 22 Mar 2018 19:55:56 GMTOccupational Medicine Board Review - October 21-22, 2017https://www.acoem.org/OMBoard_Oct2017.aspx <p>Medical Review Officer (MRO) Fast Track Saturday, November 07, 2015 To Sunday, November 08, 2015 11/7: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm; 11/8: 8:00 am - 12:20 pm LOS ANGELES, CA (12 CME CREDITS)</p> Dana KellyThu, 22 Mar 2018 19:45:15 GMTACOEM Courseshttps://www.acoem.org/ACOEMCourses.aspx <p>ACOEM Courses New to the field of occupational and environmental medicine? ACOEM courses are the best preparatory training you can receive: practical, relevant, and essential. Experienced OEM physician? Past attendee? You must remain current in this changing field. Acquire the knowledge and skills to maximize your success. Select the specific training you need. Not a member? Click here to apply for ACOEM membership online! You can easily access a wide variety of valuable ACOEM products and services – including courses and conferences – at preferred member prices! Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Course -- July 17, 2015 (Chicago, IL) The ACOEM Commercial Driver Medical Examiner course, in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requirements for listing on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), has been updated to meet the core curriculum requirements for medical examiner training. Upon completion of this course (including pre- and post-course readings), examiners will be eligible and prepared to sit for the NRCME certification examination. Led by Dr. Hartenbaum and her faculty for more than a decade, the highly successful Commercial Driver Medical Examiner (CDME) course has been expanded to include required details about the FMCSA, how to complete the medical form, and components of the physical examination. Resources: Course Details Register Online Download Registration Form Hotel and Travel Information Cancellation/Transfer Policy Medical Review Officer (MRO) Fast Track — July 18-19, 2015 (Chicago, IL) and November 7-8, 2015 (Los Angeles, CA) The ACOEM Commercial Driver Medical Examiner course, in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requirements for listing on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), has been updated to meet the core curriculum requirements for medical examiner training. Upon completion of this course (including pre- and post-course readings), examiners will be eligible and prepared to sit for the NRCME certification examination. Led by Dr. Hartenbaum and her faculty for more than a decade, the highly successful Commercial Driver Medical Examiner (CDME) course has been expanded to include required details about the FMCSA, how to complete the medical form, and components of the physical examination. Resources: Course Details Register Online Download Registration Form Hotel and Travel Information Cancellation/Transfer Policy Musculoskeletal Exam and Treatment Techniques — July 17-19, 2015 (Chicago, IL) The ACOEM Commercial Driver Medical Examiner course, in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requirements for listing on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), has been updated to meet the core curriculum requirements for medical examiner training. Upon completion of this course (including pre- and post-course readings), examiners will be eligible and prepared to sit for the NRCME certification examination. Led by Dr. Hartenbaum and her faculty for more than a decade, the highly successful Commercial Driver Medical Examiner (CDME) course has been expanded to include required details about the FMCSA, how to complete the medical form, and components of the physical examination. Course Details Register Online Download Registration Form Hotel and Travel Information Cancellation/Transfer Policy Work Place Disability Prevention — November 7, 2015 (Los Angeles, CA) The ACOEM Commercial Driver Medical Examiner course, in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requirements for listing on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), has been updated to meet the core curriculum requirements for medical examiner training. Upon completion of this course (including pre- and post-course readings), examiners will be eligible and prepared to sit for the NRCME certification examination. Resources: Course Details Register Online Download Registration Form Hotel and Travel Information Cancellation/Transfer Policy </p> Dana KellyThu, 22 Mar 2018 15:59:05 GMTHotel Information - July Courseshttps://www.acoem.org/2018-JulyCoursesHotel.aspx <p>Hotel Information The ACOEM July 2017 courses will be held at the Hyatt Rosemont, near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Make your reservation by July 1, 2017 to secure the special rate of $129 per night, plus applicable fees and taxes. Hyatt Rosemont 6350 N. River Road Rosemont, IL 60018 TRAVEL TO CHICAGO ACOEM recommends that July course attendees travel to O’Hare International Airport (ORD). The Hyatt Rosemont offers a complimentary 24-hour Airport Shuttle to/from the hotel. </p> Dana KellyThu, 22 Mar 2018 15:30:50 GMTHotel Information - October Courseshttps://www.acoem.org/2017-OctoberCoursesHotel.aspx <p>Hotel Information COURSE HOTEL The ACOEM October 2017 courses will be held at the BWI Airport Marriott, near Maryland’s Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Make your reservation by September 10, 2017 to secure the special rate of $119 per night, plus applicable fees and taxes. BWI Airport Marriott 1743 West Nursery Road Linthicum, MD 21090 TO RESERVE A ROOM: Rooms may be reserved by calling Marriott reservations at 800-228-9290 or 410-859-8300. Be sure to mention the ACOEM October Courses to secure the special rate. A one-night credit card guarantee will be taken at the time the reservation is made. TRAVEL TO BALTIMORE ACOEM recommends that October course attendees travel to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). The BWI Airport Marriott offers a complimentary Airport Shuttle to/from the hotel. Simply call the hotel at 410-859-8300 after you have secured your luggage to arrange for transportation. </p> Dana KellyWed, 21 Mar 2018 19:43:58 GMTExhibit Hall Information - For Exhibitorshttps://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 LunnTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:56:29 GMTGeneral Informationhttps://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 LunnTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:48:22 GMTExhibit Hall Information - Attendeeshttps://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 LunnTue, 20 Mar 2018 15:44:48 GMTCourse Menuhttps://www.acoem.org/Templates/Continuing Education Master?id=6127 <p>2009 Conference Program </p> Dana KellyWed, 14 Mar 2018 19:27:45 GMT