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Section Editor(s): Dreger, Marianne Department Editor

Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine: November 2014 - Volume 56 - Issue 11 - p 1218
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000340
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Ray Fabius, MD, Cofounder and President of HealthNEXT, was the recipient of the 2014 Global Leadership in Corporate Health Award in recognition of his career as a proponent of workplace health, wellness, and productivity, and his outstanding leadership in promoting this within the corporate level and on a global basis. The award, sponsored by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the National Business Group on Health, was presented on October 17 at the 28th National Conference on Health, Productivity and Human Capital in Dallas, Texas.

Dr Fabius was specifically recognized for his visionary leadership and work at corporations such as Cigna, US Healthcare, Aetna, General Electric, I-Trax/CHD Meridian, Truven Health Analytics, Walgreens, and Thomson Reuters. He was a founding member and vice president of Health Internet Ethics, establishing standards for health Web site accreditation, and served on the standards and Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set metric development committees for the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Dr Fabius was also a key contributor to the Change Agent Workgroup's seminal whitepaper, which provides employers with a roadmap for developing a culture of health and has authored books, book chapters, and numerous articles on various topics including utilization management, disease management, health informatics, and population health.

Dr Fabius received his medical degree from the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa., and is board certified in medical management and pediatrics. An ACOEM member for more than 10 years, he serves on the Corporate Health Achievement Award Committee and was active on the Committee on Health-Related Productivity. Dr Fabius is a member of ACOEM's Pennsylvania component society.

Nominations for the 2015 Global Leadership in Corporate Health Award are now being accepted. To learn more about the award or to submit a nomination, visit www.acoem.org/GlobalLeadershipAward.aspx or call 847/818–1800.

ACOEM's Medical Review Officer (MRO) Fast Track Course will be offered on December 6 to 7 in the Washington DC metro area at the Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, Va. This 1.5-day course is a necessity for physicians interested in developing or improving their skills in conducting alcohol and urine drug screening, evaluating results, addressing job safety and return-to-work issues, and interpreting federal regulations. The MRO Certification Council will hold its certifying examination the afternoon of December 7 following the course (separate registration is required for the examination—visit www.mrocc.org for details).

For course information or registration, visit the ACOEM Web site at www.acoem.org or call 847/818–1800.

The 40th Annual Conference of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) is scheduled on February 19 to 21, 2015. The venue for “Celebrating Hearing Loss Prevention” is the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans, La.

Sessions will include “Hearing Loss Prevention: The Basics”; “Public Service Provider”; “CAOHC, Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program”; “Mindfulness Based Tinnitus Stress Reduction”; “Unraveling the Mystery of Cell Death from Hazardous Noise”; “Assessing Hearing Protector Attenuation on Individual Ears”; “Is This STS Work Related? ISO 1999 Prediction as an Adjunct to Clinical Judgment”; “North America's First Standard for the Management of Hearing Loss Prevention Program Management: It's Genesis, Development, and Current Status”; “Audiometric Asymmetries with Some Musicians”; “Effect of Sound Suppressors on Dangerous Sound Levels Produced by Weapon Discharges”; “Developing Noise Controls to Protect Miner's Hearing”; and “Recorded Sounds Repository: A New Tool for Researchers,” among others.

For additional information, contact NHCA, 12011 Tejon Street, Suite 700, Westminster, CO 80234; telephone: 303/224–9022; or e-mail: nhcaoffice@hearingconservation.org; Web site: www.hearingconservation.org.

The University of California at San Francisco's (UCSF's) Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the Department of Medicine has scheduled “Cardiovascular Health and Disease: Occupational and Environmental Factors and Updates in Occupational Health and Environmental Medicine” on March 12 to 14, 2015. It will be presented at the Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, Calif.

The course is designed to meet the needs of primary care providers and others engaged in occupational health practice and research including physicians (family physicians, general practitioners, internists, and emergency medicine specialists), nursing professionals, physician's assistants, industrial hygienists, and health researchers and policymakers. Objectives include the following: learn to evaluate scientific data in the field of occupational and environmental medicine and incorporate this into practice; expand the differential diagnosis to incorporate a wider range of environmental and occupational factors in cardiovascular and other disease processes; improve diagnostic methods and treatment for selected occupational and environmental conditions; and prioritize clinical care, research, and public health policy with state of the art updates.

For more details, visit www.ucsfcme.com/2015/MDM15N01/info.html or contact UCSF's Office of Continuing Medical Education by telephone: 415/476–4251; fax: 415/476–0318; or e-mail: info@ocme.ucsf.edu.

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