Peo Ple & e vents Department Editor: Marianne Dreger February 2018 JOEM People & Events The 2018 American Occupational Health medicine. The course provides practical in- ACOEM will also offer three post- Conference (AOHC) will be held April 29- formation useful in managing the clinical, conference courses: May 2, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside regulatory, and administrative functions of an Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop in New Orleans, La. Conference sessions will occupational medicine (OM) practice at a pri- for the Occupational Provider is designed run Sunday through mid-day on Wednesday. mary care level. Topics will include toxicol- for health care providers who are exploring Sessions topics will range from ogy, medical emergency response planning, musculoskeletal ultrasound to enhance the “Industrial Exposures in Your Occupa- the health of business travels, and much more. evaluation and management of the patients tional Medicine Practice: What Hat Are Medical Review Officer (MRO) Com - with upper limb injury and complaints. This You Wearing?”; “Health Concerns Among prehensive is a 2-day course that offers cur- 1 1/2 day course will cover the shoulder, el- Service Members and Veterans Due to rent and aspiring MROs an opportunity to bow, and wrist joints in detail, faculty will Exposures Related to the US Military In- increase and update their knowledge and present a systematic and focused assessment stallations”; Extreme Weather Events: familiarity with changes in substance abuse with ultrasound. The course will include both Emergency Planning, Execution and Re- testing and federal regulations affecting the live scanning and when and how to intervene. covery”; “Occupational Health and Safety role of MROs. The course meets Depart- Participants will develop ultrasound pattern in Underserved Worker Populations: Le- ment of Transportation MRO qualification recognition of the major tendons, ligaments, gal and Regulatory Issues”; “Commercial training requirements. The Medical Review nerves, and muscles surrounding these joints. Driver Medical Education Updates and Officer Certification Council (MROCC) The case discussions will focus on pathologies Issues”; “OEM-based Electronic Health will hold a MRO certification examination that are commonly encountered. In addition, Records”; “Use of Opioid Guidelines to Sunday morning, April 29 (separate exam regenerative medicine topics including percu- Improve Prescribing Behaviors and Health registration required at www.mrocc.org). taneous needle tenotomy, platelet rich plasma, Outcomes”; Changing Patterns of Arsenic The Occupational Medicine Board and stem cell therapy will be discussed. Exposure: An Update for Treating Physi- Review provides expert assistance and in- CAOHC Professional Supervisor of cians”; Enhancing Your Clinical Practice”; struction in advance of board certification or the Audiometric Monitoring Program Work- Government Affairs Update”, “Obesity in recertification. This 2-day course is intended shop is an intermediate-level course that em- the Workplace,” and more. as an exam refresher to help participants phasizes the real-world application of audiol- A highlight of the conference will identify their strengths and weaknesses and ogy expertise as encountered in occupational be the Sunday evening Opening General provides insight on how to concentrate on settings. Lectures will review the current lit- Session which will include the Sappington areas needing additional review. The Ameri- erature and practice guidelines. Instructors Lecture. Exhibits, poster sessions, and pre- can Board of Preventive Medicine will hold present employee case studies for participant and post-conference course offerings will a Maintenance of Certification exam Sun - problem solving, critical thinking and small- augment the meeting. Visit www.acoem. day morning, April 29 (separate exam regis- group discussion. Case presentations discuss org/AOHC.aspx for more information and tration required at www.theabpm.org). professional supervisor responsibilities, on-line registration. Questions can be di- The 1-day Medical Center Occupa- guidelines for managing problem audiograms rected to ACOEM at 847/818-1800. tional Health Basics is designed for occu- and determination of work-relatedness. pational physicians who provide medical Getting Difficult Cases Unstuck: Tac - direction to occupational health programs tics for Stalled Recovery and Prolonged Work In conjunction with AOHC 2018, ACOEM for health care personnel, with specific fo - Disability explores the growing body of sci- will hold a number of pre-conference cours- cus on physicians who are relatively new to entific evidence that supports new interven - es April 27-28, and post-conference courses caring for this population. The course will tions that address remediable issues impeding May 2-3. Several new courses will be offered cover principles of immunization and TB recovery in biological, psychological, socio- including the pre-conference AMA Guides to surveillance programs, infectious exposure logical and economic (BPSE) realms. Attend- the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th evaluation and post-exposure prophylaxis, ees will learn how to expand their personal Edition; the Cutting Edge Work Disability management of infected health care work- skill set and therapeutic repertoire in order to Prevention Techniques: Early Screening and ers, chemical and radiation hazards, and the help redirect “stuck” patients towards a bet- Intervention in High-Risk Cases; and Mus- basics of health care ergonomics. ter future and become more prepared to make culoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop for the The 1-day workshop on Spirometry evidence-informed changes to their practices. Occupational Medicine Provider. Testing in Occupational Health – Physician Familiarity with the BPSE model of sickness Five other pre-conference courses Update provides down-to-earth guidance, and disability as well as the work disability will be presented: drawing information on spirometry from prevention approach is a prerequisite. The 2-day Foundations of Occupa- a comprehensive NIOSH-approved course, For additional conference and course tional Medicine is intended for physicians and selecting case examples for a physician details and on-line registration, visit the and health professionals interested in but audience to illustrate the use of spirometry ACOEM Web site at www.acoem.org/ not particularly familiar with, occupational and other diagnostic tools to evaluate work- ACOEMcourses.aspx. For telephone regis- ers for occupational lung disease and/or for tration, call 847/818-1800. medical clearance to use their respirator. DOI:10.1097/JOM.0000000000001266 JOEM • Volume 60, Number 2, February 2018 e115 Copyright © 2017 American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Unauthorized reproduction of this article is prohibited
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine – Wolters Kluwer Health
Published: Feb 1, 2018
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