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Dreger, Marianne

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: September 2008 - Volume 50 - Issue 9 - p 1089-1090
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e318188bb49
People and Events

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The Fellowship and Residency Training Program in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) is accepting applications from July through October from qualified physicians for a postgraduate specialty training program that begins July 2009.

Preference is given to those who have completed a residency and are board certified in a primary specialty. For more information, contact Sarah Jewell, MD, at sarah.; Web site:

The Maryland College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (MCOEM), an ACOEM component society, will hold its fall meeting “Clinical Cases in Occupational Medicine: Enhancing Knowledge and Improving Care” on October 25 at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD.

For additional information contact John Piacentino, MD, MACOEM Vice President, at or Johns Hopkins ERC Program Coordinator, Keith Choi, at; Web site:

ACOEM is offering a “Fall Course Cluster” in Albuquerque, NM, November 6–9, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort. This series of educational offerings will include a single day Practice Guidelines course, a single day Health and Productivity Management (HPM) Clinic, and three multiple day courses—Occupational Medicine Board Review, Musculoskeletal Examination and Treatment Techniques, and the MRO I Comprehensive.

Practice Guidelines: This course on November 6 will review the latest evidence-based recommendations from the ACOEM Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines. Participants will learn about the newest changes to the guidelines, how to apply them to cases, and how to communicate effectively with patients, employers and third-party payers.

HPM Clinic: “Moving Health to the Bottom Line” will be offered November 7. This training program is designed for HR/benefits professionals, physicians, and other occupational health professionals who want to know how to assess and manage the value from their investment in workforce productivity and be able to make their case for change to senior management. It will provide a strong foundation in HPM for those seeking a basic or applied level of understanding.

Occupational Medicine Board Review: This one-and-a-half day course, November 7–8, will prepare participants for the ABPM recertifying examinations scheduled in the spring of 2009. Attendees will refresh their knowledge of the examination’s content, identify strengths and weaknesses in their preparation, and learn how to concentrate on areas needing more review. It provides sample questions and test-taking strategies. Physicians planning on taking the OM specialty examination via the special or alternative pathway will also find this course an intensive review and refresher.

Musculoskeletal Examination and Treatment Techniques: This 2-day course, November 7–8, includes a unique combination of didactic lectures and hands-on workshops. This approach will provide a comprehensive overview of general musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment and cover the diverse issues involved in caring for injured workers. It is targeted to meet the educational needs of general practitioners who wish to review the management of musculoskeletal injuries. There will be a thorough review of basic information as well as discussion of some advanced topics.

MRO I: Comprehensive: This course spans 3 days, beginning the afternoon of November 7 and ending at noon on November 9. This course is intended for physicians seeking to learn, update, or enhance their knowledge of drug testing and/or perform as an MRO.

For additional information or online registration, visit the continuing education area of the ACOEM Web site at

The 57th American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Meeting is scheduled on December 7–11, 2008, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA. This event will consist of plenary and scientific sessions, abstracts (oral and poster) and symposia, as well as premeeting courses—Whole Genome Association Studies: Understanding the Genetic Basis of Susceptibility to Infectious Diseases and Malaria Eradication: Calibrating Aspirations, Technology and Commitment on December 6 and 7.

Additional program information and online registration is available at Early registration deadline is October 14. The cost is $415 for members; $590 for nonmembers. For additional information, contact ASTMH, 111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100, Deerfield, IL 60015; telephone: 847/480-9592; e-mail:

The International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) will hold its 29th International Congress on Occupational Health (ICOH) on March 22–27, 2009, in Cape Town, South Africa. The venue for this triennial event is the Cape Town International Convention Centre. ICOH 2009 will be an international inventory of new developments in occupational health research and in best practices during the last 3 years.

Sponsors for ICOH 2009 include the South African Society of Occupational Medicine, Association of Societies for Occupational Safety and Health of South Africa, South African Institute for Occupational Hygiene, International Labor Organization, and the World Health Organization.

Presentations will include “Agricultural and Rural Health: Risks, Surveillance, and Solutions;” “Epidemiology in Occupational Health;” “Heat Waves and Global Warming: Effects on Worker Health and Productivity;” “International Standards for Work in the Heat and Cold;” “Noise and Vibration Hazards at Work: Problems and New Solutions;” “Radiation Risks at Work: Electromagnetic Fields, Ionizing and Solar Radiation;” “Working Time: Balancing Interests of Workers, Companies and Society;” “Ethics in Occupational Medicine;” “Global Plan of Action for Workers Health: Implementation Updates;” “ILO/WHO Global Program to Eliminate Silicosis;” “Solar Radiation and Health Risk in Exposed Workers;” and “Successful Occupational Health Networks: Global, Regional and Local” among others.

For additional information or online registration visit the Congress Web site at

The 12th World Congress on Public Health, organized by The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) and hosted by the Turkish Public Health Association, will be held from April 27 to May 1, 2009, in Istanbul at the Hilton Hotel Convention and Exhibition Center.

“Making a Difference in Global Public Health: Education, Research, and Practice” will address the enormous challenges and opportunities for public health organizations worldwide and provides an opportunity for various professionals and disciplines related to public health at a national and international level to share the latest ideas and experiences in education, research, and practice. The target audience is health and medical professionals, ministries directly involved in public health, managers of all other public institutions and organizations, universities and education institutions, civil society organizations, pharmacists, dentists, veterinaries, nurses, dieticians, institutions and organizations for infrastructure investments, municipalities, food and nutrition sector, medical sector, and sectors specialized in hygiene, energy, the environment and environmental health.

For additional information and online registration, visit the Congress Web site at or e-mail

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