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The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research has announced its 2009 Preventive Medicine and Public Health Fellowship Program. Applications are being accepted for four training positions with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fellows gain leadership experience in public health practice and policy, access to state-of-the-art technology and national databases, and train with leading experts in the field of preventive medicine and public health.
Of particular interest to the field of occupational medicine is the fellowship on “Promotion of Occupational Health: Changing Workplace Culture.” This fellowship will provide an opportunity to work with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and take the lead in developing a national prevention campaign that will focus on changing the workplace culture regarding injuries and fatalities. A particular focus will be the wholesale and retail sector.
The fellowship will be for a period of 1 year with the possibility of an extension and is slated to begin in summer 2009. For additional information or an application, visit the APTR web site at http://aptrweb.org/prof_dev/fellowships_PMFP.html, or call 202/463-0550, ext. 123. Applications must be received by January 8, 2009.
The Rocky Mountain Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, one of ACOEM's component societies, will hold their annual conference “Current Perspectives in Occupational & Environmental Health” on January 16–17, 2009, at the Marriott Denver South in Littleton, Colo. It is cosponsored by the Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center and the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health—Utah Education and Research Center.
For additional information contact Janessa Conca at 303/798- 1210 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
The Tennessee College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (TCOEM), an ACOEM component society, will hold their spring meeting February 28, 2009, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
For additional information about the component or its meetings, contact Samuel B. Cheek, MD, TCOEM President, at 865/380-0938 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the TCOEM web site at www.tcoem.org.
The 2009 American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) will be held April 26–29 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, Calif. A new format is in place that will include concurrent sessions identified through a series of tracks: OEM Clinical Practice; Management and Administration in OEM; OEM Education and Scientific Research; Environmental Health and Risk Management; and Regulatory, Legal, Military, and Government in OEM Practice.
In addition, worksite visits and daily semi-plenary sessions will be offered. The C. O. Sappington Memorial Lecture will feature Dr Ken Dychtwald, president and CEO of Age Wave, who will present, “How the Age Wave Will Transform Health and Health care.” For attendees looking for networking and social opportunities, private events at the San Diego Zoo and with the Harbor Island Yacht Club have been arranged (separate fee required), along with the opening reception and annual membership luncheon.
For additional information or registration, visit the ACOEM web site at www.acoem.org or call 847/818-1800.