James A. Tacci, MD, JD, MPH, FACOEM, has been named Manager of Medical Services for Xerox Corporation in Rochester, NY. Prior to accepting his new position, Dr Tacci had been Site Medical Director for Delphi Corporation’s 3500 employee manufacturing facility in Lockport, NY. He maintains a part-time teaching appointment as an Assistant Professor and Residency Program Director at the University of Rochester’s Department of Community and Preventive Medicine and remains licensed to practice both medicine and law.
Dr Tacci received his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY, his MPH from the State University of New York at Albany School of Public Health, and his JD from the Syracuse University College of Law. Dr Tacci is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in both occupational medicine, and public health and general preventive medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and was recently elected to a two-year term as Occupational Medicine Regent on their Board of Regents.
An ACOEM member since 1997, Dr Tacci was elevated to Fellowship in 2003. While holding the position of Recorder in the House of Delegates, he serves on the ACOEM Board of Directors. He is chair of the Section on Health, Law and Policy, past chair of the Committee on Ethical Practice in OEM, and a member of the Academic Policy Committee, Membership Committee, and Committee on Courses. Dr Tacci is a member and past president of the New York Upstate College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a component society of ACOEM.
Bruce W. Sherman, MD, has recently been named Medical Director, Global Services, at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. Dr Sherman is also Principal of Sherman Consulting Services of Shaker Heights, Ohio. He had been Vice President of Clinical Operations and of Medical Affairs for Whole Health Management in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1999 to 2003.
Dr Sherman received his MD from the New York University School of Medicine in New York, NY. He is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine.
Dr Sherman joined ACOEM in 2002 and has been involved with the Evidence-based Practice Committee on updates to ACOEM’s “Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines, 2ndedition,” while also acting as technical advisor regarding medical content for the Utilization Management Knowledgebase (UMK). He is a member of the Corporate Health Achievement Award Committee and of the Tri-State Occupational Medical Association, one of ACOEM’s 30 component societies.
Washington Occupational Health Associates (WOHA) is sponsoring its biannual Occupational Hearing Conservation Course on May 31 through June 2, 2007, at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. This Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation course encompasses all three days for certification, or a single day (June 2) for re-certification.
The fall offering of this course will be held October 29–31, also in Washington, DC, with the re-certification course scheduled on October 30. These courses are designed to certify health and safety personnel to test hearing and to establish hearing conservation programs in compliance with OSHA requirements.
For additional information contact WOHA, 1120 19th St, Ste 410, Washington, DC 20036; telephone: 800/777-9642 or 202/463-6698; e-mail: ataylor@WOHA.com; Web site: www.woha.com.
The 2007 World Conference of Stress, including the 3rd Cell Stress Society International Congress on Stress Responses in Biology and Medicine, is scheduled August 23–26, 2007, in Budapest, Hungary. This year’s conference is a sequel to one held in 1997. Topics range from stress proteins – molecular stress to stress in medicine and psychosocial stress. For more information, visit www.stress07.com, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 3rd International Symposium on Work Ability will be held October 22–24, 2007, at the Sol Melia Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam. The theme is “Promotion of Work Ability Towards a Productive Aging.” Sponsoring organizations include the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), the Vietnam Association for Occupational Health (VINAOH), and the University of Occupational and Environmental Health (UOEH), Japan.
Topics include work ability and age groups, work ability, occupational health services and rehabilitation, assessment of work ability in different occupations, factors affecting work ability and employability of the older worker, promotion of health and work ability, evaluation of work-related problems in the elderly worker, job design and work ability, and work ability and gender. For additional information contact Jean-Luc Malo, Symposium Secretary, UOEH Department of Ergonomics; telephone: 093-691-7458; fax: 093-692-0392; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.uoeh-u.ac.jp/kouza/ningen/aging.html.