At the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) annual membership meeting held March 28 in Washington, DC, 70 members were elevated to fellowship. The ceremony took place during the College's 96th American Occupational Health Conference.
Richard M. Abraham, MD, FACOEM
J. Charles Alexander, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Oluremi A. Aliyu, MD, MPH, FACOEM
John S. Andrews, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Bengt B. Arnetz, MD, PhD, FACOEM
Dean B. Baker, MD, MPH, FACOEM
George E. Batayias, MD, FACOEM
Rosalyn B. Beaty, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Michael R. Bell, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Konstantin V. Berestnev, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Adonis E. Bernardo, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Claude G. Cadoux, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Gary Caplan, MD, MPH, FACOEM
J. Kerry Collins, MD, FACOEM
Greg P. Couser, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Fabrice Czarnecki, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Laurance Durante, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Marion J. Fedoruk, MD, FACOEM
Don C. Fisher, MD, MS, FACOEM
Robert M. Gabel, MD, MS, FACOEM
Robert E. Gaetjens, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Laura G. Gillis, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Stephen L. Goldman, MD, FACOEM
Hetzel Hartley, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Chalonda Hill, MD, MPH, FACOEM
James J. Hill, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Jeffrey A. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Christopher J. Jankosky, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Kathleen T. Jenkins, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Paul M. Johnson, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Allison L. Jones, MD, MS, FACOEM
Anjali Kalra, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Laurie A. Kardon, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Kenneth M. Lankin, MD, MPH, MBA, FACOEM
Timothy N. Lee, MD, MS, FACOEM
Paula T. Lenny, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Steven E. Lerman, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Michael J. Levine, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Scott C. Levy, MD, MPH, FACOEM
David G. Lukcso, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Robert J. MacMillan, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Ravinder Mamtani, MD, MBBS, FACOEM
Roy Marokus, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Gregory J. Martin, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Scott P. Morris, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Robert P. Naparstek, MD, FACOEM
Philip D. Parks, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Kenneth G. Phillips, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Amanda R. Phillips-Savoy, MD, FACOEM
John D. Piacentino, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Terrence Rempel, MD, MPH, FACOEM
A. Gayle Rhodes, MD, MS, FACOEM
Marie L. Roy, MD, FACOEM
Kaochoy Saechao, MD, MPH, FACOEM
My Linn Sawyer, MD, MPH, FACOEM
John P. Seymour, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Scott J. Spillmann, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Ryung Suh, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Kirtland D. Swan, MD, FACOEM
Ramon Terrazas, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Theodore F. Them, MD, PhD, MPH, FACOEM
Dana L. Thomas, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Craig M. Uejo, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Clayton G. VanBalen, MD, MS, FACOEM
Theodore A. Waflart, Jr, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Christina Y. Wang, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Virginia M. Weaver, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Barbara L. Yakes, DO, FACOEM
Leslie M. Lee, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Doris H. Zhong, MD, MPH, MS, FACOEM
Fellow is the highest class of membership within the College. It recognizes physicians who have been engaged in the full-time practice of occupational and environmental medicine and have exhibited significant contributions to ACOEM, their component, or the field of OEM. Fellows have also demonstrated their expertise within the specialty by achieving certification in occupational medicine or in another medical specialty by a Board acceptable to the ACOEM Board of Directors. Attaining Fellow status allows a member to be eligible to serve as an officer or director of the College. Additional information is available at www.acoem.org/becomingafellow.aspx, or by calling ACOEM at 847/818-1800, ext. 373.
Benjamin H. Hoffman, MD, MPH, of Exeter, N.H., recently accepted the position of Global Chief Medical Officer for GE Energy at their Schenectady, NY, office. Dr Hoffman received his MD from Mt Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, and his MPH from Yale University School of Public Health where he was a Dana Fellow in Environmental Health. He is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in occupational medicine and by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr Hoffman joined ACOEM in 1987 and has served on numerous committees. He is a member and past president of the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, an ACOEM component society.
David L. McMillan, MD, MPH, of Silver Spring, Md, has been appointed Medical Director for the US Department of Labor's Office of Work-ers' Compensation Programs, Washington, DC, where he is responsible for managing agency workers' compensation-related care. Dr McMillan received his MD from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss, and his MPH from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. He is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in occupational medicine.
An ACOEM member since 2006, Dr McMillan currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer of his component, the Metropolitan Washington College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
The Sixth International Scientific Conference on “Bioaerosols, Fungi, Bacteria, and Mycotoxins in Indoor and Outdoor Environments and Human Health” will be held September 6–9, 2011, at the Gideon Putnam Hotel and Resort in Saratoga Springs, NY. This conference is sponsored by the Fungal Research Group Foundation and its Scientific Program Committee.
Topics will include information on natural disasters; advances in health outcome research, treatment, prevention, and education; remediation and mitigation–safe restoration and conservation materials and practices; global experience; and new concepts and approaches in patient diagnosis and care. For additional information, contact the conference coordinator by telephone: 518/459-3337; e-mail: email@example.com; or visit the conference Web site at www.bioaerosol.org.
The Western Occupational Health Conference (WOHC), annual meeting of ACOEM's Western Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association (WOEMA) component, will be held September 8-10, 2011. The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas will be the site of “Improving Your Odds of Practice Success.”
Postgraduate sessions and worksite tours will take place September 8. The opening session keynote address on September 9 will be presented by Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH, Deputy Surgeon General of the US Public Health Service, entitled “Occupational and Environmental Health in the Public Health Model.” On September 10, ACOEM President T. Warner Hudson III, MD, FACOEM, FAAFP, will address “OEM—The Road Ahead.”
September 9 offerings include: “Hot Topics in Low Back Pain: Spinal Fusions for Chronic Low Back Pain—What is the Evidence?”; “Practice Management: Improving Your Odds of Success Through Motivational Interviewing”; “Management and Treatment of Head Trauma: From Trauma to Claim Closure”; “Industrial Ergonomics: Materials Handling—Tools and Techniques”; “Work-related Asthma”; and “Practical Aspects of Sleep Disorders in Occupational Medicine.” The Rutherford T. Johnstone Award Lecture will also be presented at the Annual WOEMA Business Meeting.
On September 10 topics will include: “Injuries in Las Vegas Hotel Workers”; “Chronic Pain: Practice Guidelines, Appropriate Use of Drug Testing, Narcotic Contracts and Weaning”; “Shift Work and Sleep: Optimizing Health, Safety and Performance”; “Spotting and Managing Delayed Recovery in Injured Workers”; and “Para-Addictions: Sex, Gambling, and Shopping.”
On-line registration is available at www.woema.org. For more information, contact WOEMA, 575 Market Street, Suite 2125, San Francisco, CA 94105; telephone: 415/764-4918; fax: 415/764-4915; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The XIX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work will be held September 11-15, 2011. The venue for “Building a Global Culture of Prevention for a Healthy and Safe Future” is the Haliç Congress Centre, Istanbul, Turkey. This conference is sponsored by the International Labour Organization, the International Social Security Association, and the Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Security.
Featured topics include: “Comprehensive, Proactive and Preventive Approaches to Safety and Health at Work”; “Systems Approach for Occupational Safety and Health”; “Social Dialogue, Partnerships and Innovation on Occupational Safety and Health”; and “New Challenges in a Changing World of Work and the Global Economy.”
On-line registration ends August 31. For more information, contact the Congress Secretariat: Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Directorate General of Occupational Safety and Health: Inonu Bulvari No: 42, 06100, Emek, Ankara, Turkey; telephone: +90 312 215 8086: fax: +90 312 215 5027; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.safety2011turkey.org.