• Continuing Education

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  • CME Mission Statement

    Presented by the Council on Education and Academic Affairs
    Approved by the ACOEM Board of Directors August 1, 2015

    Purpose:
    The purpose of ACOEM is to promote the health and safety of workers and the environmental health of the public through preventive medicine, clinical care, research, education, and effective management.  The overall mission of ACOEM includes educating health professionals; stimulating research; enhancing the quality of practice; guiding public policy; and advancing the field of occupational and environmental medicine. ACOEM believes that continuing medical education of health professionals is essential to achieve its purpose.

    The 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 and (3) to facilitate physician effectiveness and efficiency in carrying out professional responsibilities, and (4) communicate the value of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). 

    Content Areas:
    Content areas include a strong clinical emphasis and cover, but are not limited to, the ten ACOEM Core Competencies:

    • Clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    • OEM Related Law and Regulations
    • Environmental Health
    • Work Fitness and Disability Management
    • Toxicology
    • Hazard Recognition, Evaluation, and Control
    • Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management
    • Health and Productivity
    • Public Health, Surveillance, and Disease Prevention
    • OEM Related Management and Administration

    Target Audience:
    The ACOEM educational activities are specifically designed for occupational and environmental medicine physicians and are also available to other health care providers with an interest in this area.

    Types of Activities:
    ACOEM provides the following types of educational activities:

    • Annual American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC)
    • Live educational courses
    • Webinars and other on-line educational offerings
    • Self-assessment programs
    • The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    • Distance learning enduring materials
    • Point of Care learning
    • Joint Sponsored Activities with ACOEM component societies and other groups as authorized

    Expected Results:
    The ACOEM CME Program will enhance members’ knowledge, competence and performance of skills in the core content areas and facilitate physicians’ effectiveness and efficiency as they carry out their professional responsibilities. The program will assist members to maintain a high level of professional development and lifelong learning that will qualify them for maintenance of licensure and certification and to practice state-of-the-art occupational and environmental medicine.