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Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: January 2010 - Volume 52 - Issue 1 - p 112
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181cc696e
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The Northwest Association of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (NAOEM), one of ACOEM's component societies, will hold its Winter Scientific Meeting at Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, Oregon, on February 20-21, 2010.

Contact Darla White at the NAOEM office at 206/956-3642 with questions or via e-mail at Registration, exhibitor, and sponsorship forms can be downloaded at

The Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association (CSOEMA), an ACOEM component society, will hold its 86th Annual Spring Meeting, “Putting the E back in CSOEMA,” on March 19-20, 2010. This is preceded by a 1-day seminar (March 18) on “Occupational Medicine: Where Medicine Meets the Workplace” at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville Hotel in Lisle, Ill.

For more information, contact Marlyce Nutt, CSOEMA Executive Director, 6 Phillippi Creek, Elgin, IL 60120; telephone: 630/497-0286; fax: 630/497-0364; e-mail:; or visit the CSOEMA web site:

The 49th Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Conference (NMCPHC) will be held on March 19-25, 2010, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, Va. This conference is hosted by the NMCPHC and is geared toward physicians, nurses, and associated professionals in preventive medicine, including occupational medicine, aerospace medicine, and public health and general preventive medicine.

Registration is free of charge. For additional information contact the NMCPHC at 757/953-0700; e-mail:; web site:

The 2010 Annual Conference of the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) will be held on April 27-29, 2010, at the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, England. The featured speaker presenting the Warner Lecture is Ben Goldacre, writer, broadcaster, and medical doctor, who also has written the Guardian's weekly “Bad Science” column since 2003.

For more details, contact BOHS, 5/6 Melbourne Ct., Millenium Way, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8LZ, England; telephone: 011 44 1332 298101; e-mail:; web site:

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) will hold its 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting on June 6-9 at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh, Scotland. Because this meeting celebrates SOM's 75th anniversary, special “Diamond Anniversary” events are planned—an evening at Edinburgh Castle and the conference ball at the Balmoral Hotel.

Sessions on June 7 will include the following: “Newest Strategies and Approaches to Occupational Health Services”; “Legal Issues: Corporate Manslaughter”; “Infections: The Norm, Incidents, Outbreaks and Pandemics”; “Multidisciplinary Working in OHS: What Happens after Collaboration?”; “Occupational Respiratory Disease: Old and New Problems”; “OHS in Dockyards: Vertical Build of Submarine Sections and Its Effect on Musculoskeletal Ill Health”; “Health and Productivity: Motivating the Workforce”; “Oil and Gas Health Management: A Crude Tale”; “Tools for Appraisal and Revalidation: The SOM Way”; and “Quality in OHS: Defining and Delivering.”

June 8-9 programming includes the following: “Interactions between Research and Practice in Occupational Medicine”; “Health and Exposure to Particles: Clues from Nepal”; “Construction: Lessons from Major Projects”; “Telehealth Now and 5 Years Hence”; “2010 Thackrath Lecture: Dust and Disease from Coalmining to Nanotechnology”; “2010 Hunter Lecture: New Ills for Old—Modern Epidemics in Occupational Health”; “Project Argus: Counter Terrorism”; “Shift Work: Trouble for the Biological Clock”; and “Occupational Dermatology: Innovations in Assessment and Surveillance.”

Additional information and registration is located on the SOM conference web site:

The 4th International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health, organized by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the Scientific Committee on History of Prevention of Occupational and Environmental Diseases of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), is scheduled June 19-22, 2010. The venue is the Holiday Inn at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. This is the first conference in the series to be held in North America—previous locations were Italy (1998), Sweden (2001), and England (2007).

The core conference spans 3 days and will include keynote addresses by international leaders in the field, multiple panel discussions, and original abstract presentations. A precourse half-day history methods workshop, covering basic methods, archival research, oral history taking, and biographical studies, will also be presented.

For more details, contact the UCSF School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education at 415/476-4251; e-mail:; web site:

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