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Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: August 2010 - Volume 52 - Issue 8 - p 847-848
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181efedf9
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The Michigan Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association (MOEMA), an ACOEM component society, has scheduled its Michigan Occupational Health Conference and Annual Scientific Meeting on October 1–2, 2010, at the Thomas Edison Inn, Port Huron, Mich. The conference is jointly sponsored by MOEMA, the Michigan Association of Occupational Health Nurses, and the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society.

Topics will include “Determination of Causation, Correlation, Cause and Effect in Occupational Disease”; “Sleep Disorders and DOT”; “Ophthalmologic Emergencies and Urgencies”; “Postoperative Return-to-Work Issues after General Surgery and Laparoscopic Procedures”; “Medical Marijuana: Working Safely and Drug Testing in the Workplace”; “EMG and NCS—Understanding the Numbers and How to Use Them in Practice”; “Tuberculosis and the Approach to Multidrug Resistant and Super-Resistant Strains”; “MiOSHA Update on Chromium, H1N1, Latex, and Bloodborne Pathogens”; “Neurotoxins—Metals, Solvents, and More”; and “Shoulder Injuries and Rehabilitation” among others.

Contact Karen Carter, MOEMA Executive Secretary, with questions or to register at 313/874-1360, ext. 303, or e-mail [email protected]; web site:

The Southeastern Atlantic College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (SEACOEM), one of ACOEM's component societies, will hold its Annual Symposium on October 9–10, 2010, at the Williamsburg Lodge in Colonial Williamsburg, Va.

On October 9, the following topics will be presented: “Occupational Medicine in Colonial America”; “The Art and the Science in the Practice of Occupational and Environmental Medicine”; “Nanotechnology: Medical Uses and Hazards of Nanoparticles”; and “Update on Medical Oversight of U.S. Merchant Mariners.” ACOEM President, Natalie Hartenbaum, MD, will present “Commercial Driver's Medical Certification: Where We Are and Where We're Going” and also address attendees at the evening reception.

Presentations on October 10 will include “ACOEM Guidance for the Medical Evaluation of Law Enforcement Officers: Implications for Safety Sensitive Positions”; “The Role of Experts in Medical Malpractice Litigation”; “Chronic Pain in the Workplace”; and “Worker Safety and Health Issues During the Deepwater Horizon Response Effort: A NIOSH Perspective.”

For additional information, contact Vicki Smith at 888/235-3320; e-mail: [email protected]; web site:

The National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) will hold its inaugural conference “Opening the Gates on Farmer Health” on October 11–13, 2010, in Hamilton, Victoria, Australia.

This conference will provide an opportunity for people working in or interested in the health and agricultural sector to broaden their understanding of the important issues around farmer health, well-being and safety.

For more information, contact Sally Stevenson, NCFH Conference Coordinator, by telephone at (03) 5551 8587; or visit the NCFH web site for additional details and on-line registration (

The 48th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society (IDSA) will be held October 21–24, 2010, at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The target audience is physicians, scientists, and health care professionals involved in research, patient care, public health, disease prevention, and education in the field of infectious diseases.

The objectives are to update infectious disease clinicians and investigators with developments in the field, including reviews of recent advances in clinical care and research; bridge the gaps among the fields of infectious diseases clinical practice, clinical research, epidemiological and health services research, translational research, and basic research; and promote multi-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration among clinicians and investigators to facilitate advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases.

For additional information and registration, visit the IDSA web site at or e-mail [email protected].

The 29th Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) is scheduled October 25–29, 2010, at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Ore.

The conference includes a tutorial series covering a range of introductory and advanced topics; plenary lectures addressing key challenges and new directions; and a technical program featuring parallel platform and poster sessions. In addition, four symposia concentrating on specific topics will be presented: “Advanced Materials for Energy Applications”; “Aerosols in Geoengineering”; “Biological Aerosol Detection and Sampling”; and “Aerosol Drug Delivery.”

For more information, contact the AAAR, 15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054; telephone: 856/439-0500; fax: 856/439-0525; web site:

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) is hosting its 59th Annual Meeting on November 3–7, 2010, at the Marriott Atlanta Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, Ga.

Pre-meeting courses on November 2–3 include “Recent Advances in the Biology of Invertebrate Vectors and Implications for the Control of Tropical Diseases”; “Case Management of the Complicated Tropical Medicine Patient”; and “Haiti: A Case Study for Advancing Global Health.” Conference highlights will include plenary sessions, lectures, and the presidential address.

For additional information and registration, contact the ASTMH, 111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100, Deerfield, IL 60015; telephone: 847/480-9592; web site: Or, e-mail Kim Santos, Registration and Exhibit Manager, at [email protected].

Washington Occupational Health Associates (WOHA) is sponsoring its biannual Occupational Hearing Conservation Course on November 8–10, at the WOHA headquarters in Washington, DC. This Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) course encompasses all 3 days for certification, or a single day (November 9) for recertification. 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, 1140 19th Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036; telephone: 800/777-9642; e-mail: [email protected]; web site:

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