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Instructions for Obtaining Category 1 CME Credits

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1. Read the CME-designated articles in this issue.

2. Go to the ACOEM web site,, to access the CME Post-Test, which is available online only. From the site, download the PDF file containing the Post-Test/Evaluation Form. There are five questions pertaining to each CME article on the Post-Test.

3. After completing the form, mail or fax to ACOEM by the deadline published on the Post-Test.

4. You will receive notification of pass/fail within four weeks of receipt of your response.

To earn CME credit, respondents must answer at least 70 percent of the quiz questions correctly. Mail a photocopy or fax the completed Post-Test/Evaluation Form along with a check payable to ACOEM for US$20 (members) or US$35 (nonmembers) to:


Dept. 77-6583

Chicago, IL 60678-6583

If paying by credit card, you may also submit the Post-Test via fax. The ACOEM fax number is 847-818-9286.

Only your first Post-Test will be considered for CME credit and must be received by ACOEM before the expiration date stated on the top of each Post-Test. A Certificate of Completion documenting the Category 1 credit hours awarded to you will be mailed within four weeks of receipt of your Post-Test. The correct answers will be published in a future issue of the journal.

For more information about this CME program, please contact Barbara Choyke, Director of Education, ACOEM, 1114 North Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-4770.

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The JOEM CME Program

Twelve individual CME activities are available through the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM) each year.

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ACOEM designates this educational activity for three (3) hours in Category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

An annual total of 36 hours in Category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award are available through the 12 issues of JOEM.

This CME activity is intended for occupational and environmental medicine health professionals with an interest in the diagnosis and management of work-related diseases and conditions.

The treatment of patients suffering from work-related injuries and conditions is a process in which the physician must correctly diagnose the disease or condition, select the appropriate course of treatment, and restore an optimal level of disease-free function. To that end, occupational and environmental medicine physicians have expressed a desire for increased knowledge in all areas of occupational medicine, including environmental health, epidemiology, ergonomics, health policy, ethics, law, management, economics, occupational/environmental medicine practice, prevention, health promotion, productivity, disability, compensation, safety, injuries, and toxicology. Rapid advances in our understanding of work-related diseases and conditions make it difficult for the busy practicing physician to keep abreast of important information.

JOEM is an established, peer-reviewed journal designed to meet the needs of both practicing occupational and environmental medicine physicians and researchers in this field. The journal is intended to address the concerns challenging today’s practitioners and to establish a network with the highest levels of expertise in this field.

The Editor of JOEM, Paul W. Brandt-Rauf, MD, ScD, DrPH, is a world-renowned expert in occupational and environmental medicine. He has developed an editorial board of nationally and internationally recognized physicians to assist him in selecting and evaluating articles for publication.

The format and design of JOEM will allow it to serve as a credible and effective distance-learning tool for physicians interested in refining their problem-solving skills, learning about the most recent advances in the field, and applying these advances to patient care.

Learning objectives for each CME activity appear at the beginning of each CME article in each issue of JOEM. Author credentials and financial disclosure information are procured and printed for each CME article. Between one and three articles published in each issue of JOEM will be designated CME-eligible reading. Those who are interested in earning CME credit should read each article and then complete the brief Post-Test found on the ACOEM web site at The tuition for each article of CME activity is US$20 for ACOEM members and US$35 for nonmembers.

©2002The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine


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