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Section Editor(s): Dreger, Marianne

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: October 2009 - Volume 51 - Issue 10 - p 1229-1230
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181bdda69
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Washington Occupational Health Associates (WOHA) is sponsoring its biannual Occupational Hearing Conservation Course October 26–28, 2009, at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC. This Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) course encompasses all 3 days for certification or a single day (October 27) for recertification. The CAOHC courses are designed to certify health and safety personnel to test hearing and to establish hearing conservation programs in compliance with OSHA requirements. Diane Brewer, Associate Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at the George Washington University, will serve as Course Director.

For additional information or to register, contact WOHA, 1120 19th St, Ste 410, Washington, DC 20036; telephone: 800/777- 9642 or 202/463-6698; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site:

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is offering five of its courses in November 20–22, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. Health and Productivity Management Clinic will be held November 20; the 2-day course offerings of Basic Curriculum in Occupational Medicine Segment 2, Medical Review Officer I (MRO I) Fast Track, and Occupational Medicine Board Review are scheduled November 20–21; and MRO Assistant will be presented November 21.

Contact ACOEM for additional information or registration: ACOEM, 25 Northwest Point Blvd, Ste 700, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007; telephone: 847/818-1800; fax: 847/818-9266; Web site:

D. Bruce Kirchner, MD, FACOEM, and Eric Evenson, MD, FACOEM, have been appointed ACOEM representatives to the CAOHC. Their 5-year terms began in May of this year.

Dr Kirchner is Associate Medical Director Global Household Care at Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, and serves as a Volunteer Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in occupational medicine and by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine. A member of ACOEM since 1987, Dr Kirchner was elevated to Fellowship status in 1995. He has served on the Sensory Perception Committee and is a member of the ACOEM component, Tri State Occupational Medical Association.

Dr Evenson is a US Army Colonel and serves in the Occupational Medicine Staff Office at the Office of the Surgeon General and also as Acting Chemical, Nuclear, and Biological Surety Medicine Consultant to the Surgeon General. He received his medical degree from Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN. Dr Evenson has been a member of ACOEM since 1988 and became a Fellow in 1995. He is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in both occupational medicine and public health and general preventive medicine. Dr Evenson served ACOEM on the Medical Surveillance Committee and the Occupational and Clinical Toxicology Committee and is a member of the Tri State Occupational Medical Association, an ACOEM component society.

Health Works, the occupational medicine department of Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA, under the direction of ACOEM member, Carmine Pellosie, DO, their Executive Director, has joined forces with the OSHA to promote workplace safety and health for employers and their employees within the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area. They began their partnership with a signing ceremony in May.

Alliances of OSHA are part of the Department of Labor’s ongoing efforts to improve the health and safety of workers through cooperative partnerships with trade associations, labor organizations, and employers. Health Works provides direct occupational medicine care, community-based prevention and education programs, and professional and patient education. Through the alliance, Health Works and OSHA will work together to develop and deliver training and education on occupational safety issues relevant to area businesses.

Dr Pellosie, an ACOEM member since 1990, received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and his MPH from Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. He is certified in family practice by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine and certified in occupational medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr Pellosie is a member of the ACOEM component, Pennsylvania Occupational and Environmental Medical Society.

The Hyderabad Occupational Safety Health Conference 2010, the 60th National Conference on Occupational Health of the Indian Association of Occupational Health, an affiliate of the International Commission on Occupational Health, will be held February 3–6, 2010. The venue will be the Hotel Taj Krishna, at Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India.

“Integrating Wellness with Occupational Health—Optimizing Health and Promoting Business” will place emphasis on the promotion of comprehensive health, safety, and wellness and environment at workplaces. It is open to all professionals in the fields of occupational health, industrial hygiene, industrial accidents and trauma care, safety welfare, toxicology, ergonomics, epidemiology, biostatistics, disaster management, evidence-based medicine practice, human resource, labor legislations, health care services, health finance, health insurance, IT applications, service automation, outsourcing industries, and employer-employee representatives of companies in these areas.

For additional information contact Dr J. Vijay Rao, Hyderabad Occupational Safety Health Conference 2010 Organizing Secretary; telephone: 040-27184095; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site:

The 38th Medichem Congress will be held April 22–24, 2010, as a joint meeting with the 21st Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH) at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. “Occupational Health under Globalization and New Technology” is organized by the Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, the National Taiwan University College of Public Health, and the Taiwan Environmental and Occupational Medicine Association in collaboration with the International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH). EPICOH is the Scientific Committee on Epidemiology in Occupational Health of the ICOH.

The mission of this meeting is to make the world’s workplaces safer, healthier, and more productive by sharing knowledge and information to promote a culture of risk prevention. The conference allows the sharing of good practices while communicating information in a variety of ways to reach workers and workplaces in this century of new technology and aims to identify new and emerging risks that may be occurring due to the fast pace of change in the workplace.

The EPICOH-Medichem conference will give an overview of safety and health at work in the world, describe the trends and underlying factors, and anticipate changes in work and their likely consequences for safety and health. In addition, it aims to stimulate debate and reflection among company’s stakeholders and provide a platform for debate between policy makers at various levels.

For more information and registration, visit the conference Web site at

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