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Dreger, Marianne

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: January 2007 - Volume 49 - Issue 1 - p 106
People and Events: News Highlights

Department Editor

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) will hold two courses in February 2007 at the Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Hotel in Tampa, Fla.

The “Commercial Driver Medical Examiner” course will be held February 9, 2007. It is designed for physicians or any health care provider licensed by their state practice act to perform medical examinations on truck and bus drivers and is consistent with the training requirements currently under consideration by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Tuition is $345 for ACOEM members; $415 for non-members; and $185 for student/resident members.

The two-day “Medical Review Officer (MRO) I: Drug & Alcohol Testing Fast Track” course will be held February 10–11, 2007. This course is designed for physicians and health care professionals who are familiar with basic substance abuse testing procedures and who wish to update or enhance their knowledge of drug testing and/or perform as an MRO. It meets the U.S. Department of Transportation’s qualification training requirements for MROs who seek the required CME hours for initial certification or recertification opportunities from the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC). Tuition is $675 for ACOEM members; $815 for non-members; and $345 for student/resident members.

For more information on either course, call Jay Semla, ACOEM Education Department, at 847/818-1800, ext. 390; or visit the ACOEM web site at

The 29th Annual Carroll P. Hungate Seminar on Occupational and Environmental Medicine will be held February 23–24, 2007, at the Doubletree Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas. The seminar is sponsored by the Great Plains College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (GPCOEM), one of ACOEM’s component societies.

Topics will cover the Family Medical Leave Act, current OSHA policies, employee wellness programs, eye problems, travel medicine updates, cervical spine injuries, occupational dermatoses, avian flu, and pre-screening for carpal tunnel syndrome. Registration fees are $200 for physicians and $155 for nurses. For more information, contact Linda Link, GPCOEM Executive Secretary; telephone: 816/523-3383; fax: 816/523-3393; e-mail:

The “2nd Annual State-of-the-Art Conference on Musculoskeletal Disorders” will be held March 1–2, 2007, at the Marriott University Park Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. The two-day conference is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Utah.

The program covers the latest developments in musculoskeletal disorders and research including carpel tunnel syndrome; ulnar and radial neuropathies; treatment guides for lateral epicondylitis; comparisons and contrasts between upper extremity job evaluation methods: what works and what does not; shoulder pain and rotator cuff tendonitis; sciatica and low back pain; and biomechanical implications for spine disorders. Tuition is $595 before February 6, 2007; $695 thereafter. For more information call Luz Dominguez at 801/581-7909, or visit

The New York Occupational and Environmental Medical Association, one of ACOEM’s 30 component societies, has announced the election results of its officers following their November 9, 2006, meeting.

Jeffrey Kahn, MD, has been elected President; Alberto Acosta, MD, Vice-President; Alan Engelberg, MD, Secretary; and Peter Griffin, MD, Treasurer. For more information about the New York OEMA, contact Natalie Ruoff, NYCOEM Executive Secretary, at 212/684-4670, or by e-mail at

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