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Section Editor(s): Dreger, Marianne Department Editor

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: January 2015 - Volume 57 - Issue 1 - p 115
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000389
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The Rocky Mountain Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (RMAOEM), an ACOEM component society, will meet January 30 to 31, 2015, to discuss “Fundamentals and Current Topics in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.” The meeting will be held at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo.

Topics will include “Miners Health”; “Health Links Colorado: Taking a Total Worker HealthTM Approach”; “Fracking”; “Suicide Prevention in the Workplace”; “Evaluation of Occupational Exposures During Flowback and Production Testing in the Oil and Gas Industry”; “Toxicology of Workplace Exposure,” and more. ACOEM President Kathryn Mueller will present an update on ACOEM's activities along with the “Annual Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation Update.”

Contact RMAOEM Administrator Heather Brown with questions by telephone at 303-798-1210 or via e-mail to rmaoem3636@gmail.com. For additional program details and registration, visit www.rmaoem.org/cme-quar.htm.

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) annual meeting and ToxExpo will be held March 22 to 26, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, Calif. This 54th SOT meeting will feature more than 60 symposiums, workshops, roundtables, and informational sessions.

Session themes include Advancing Clinical and Translational Toxicology; Approaches for Protecting Vulnerable Populations; Epigenomic Influences in Toxicological Responses; Strategies for Exposure and Risk Assessments; and Safety Assessment Approaches for Product Development. The ToxExpo portion of the meeting is the largest exhibition dedicated to toxicology and the biomedical sciences with an expected 350 exhibitors.

For more information, contact SOT, 1821 Michael Faraday Drive, Suite 300, Reston, VA 20190; telephone: 703/438-3115; fax: 703/438-3113; e-mail: sothq@toxicology.org; Web site: www.toxicology.org.

The 2015 American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) will be held May 3 to 6 (Sunday to Wednesday) at the Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, Md. The Opening General Session will include the Sappington Lecture presented by Professor Ewan B. MacDonald from the University of Glasgow. Conference sessions will run before and after the afternoon Opening Session on Sunday and conclude at midday on Wednesday, May 6.

Sessions are categorized into six occupational and environmental medicine (OEM)-related tracks: Education and Scientific Research; Clinical Practice; Management and Administration; Regulatory, Legal, Military, and Governmental; Environmental Health and Risk Management; and Other. On May 3 to 4, topics will range from “Low Back Pain: Thinking Outside the Disc”; “Occupational and Environmental Cancer: Risk Evaluation and Causation”; “Updates on Epigenentic and Exposure Data on Pesticide and Herbicide Occupational Health”; and “Implication of Climate Change for Occupational Health Clinicians” to “Business Leadership for Physicians: Necessary Knowledge Not Taught in Medical School”; and “Career Transitions to Working in the Federal Government as an OEM Physician” among others.

May 5 to 6 topics will include “Ebola and Other Emerging Occupational Infections”; “Managing Infected and Colonized Healthcare Workers”; “Impetus for New Lead (Bp) Levels: Shots Heard Around the Country”; “Connecting Onsite Health with the External Healthcare Machine”; “Cardiovascular Diseases and Implantable Cardiac Devices: Workplace Risk and Management”; and “Managing Career-limiting Illness and Injury in Physicians: Keep Docs on the Job”; and more. Sessions designated as “Resident Friendly” include “Occupational Dermatology Pearls”; “Occupational and Work-related Asthma Guidelines”; “Healthy Ways to Partner With a Mentor During Your OEM Journey”; “Improve Your Ability to Critically Appraise Evidence”; and “So, You Want to be an ACOEM Leader”; among others.

Exhibits, poster sessions, and course offerings will augment the meeting. Five of ACOEM's acclaimed courses are scheduled prior to AOHC on Friday and Saturday, May 1 to 2, while two postconference courses will be held Thursday, May 7.

Visit www.acoem.org/AOHC.aspx for more information and on-line registration. Questions can be directed to ACOEM at 847/818-1800.

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