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Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: March 2011 - Volume 53 - Issue 3 - p 342
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e318213875f

The American Cancer Society invites applications from qualified institutions to apply for the Physician Training Award in Cancer Prevention designed to support the training of physicians in preventive medicine with an emphasis on cancer prevention and control. The objective of the award is to increase the number of preventive medicine residency programs offering high-quality training in cancer prevention and control, and ultimately, the number of preventive medicine specialists engaged full or part-time in this field. These grants are renewable based on an average of $50,000 per resident training year with a total amount of $300,000 for 4 years.

The application deadline is April 1. For more information, visit Research/ResearchProgramsFunding /FundingOpportunities /index and choose “Index of Grants.” Contact Danielle Alsander at 404/329-5734 or, with questions.

The Spring Meeting of the Oklahoma College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, an ACOEM component society, will be held on April 12, 2011, at the Johnny Carrino Restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Questions about this meeting can be directed to Karen Ryan, MD, Oklahoma COEM Executive Administrator; telephone: 918/691-9592; e-mail:

The Tennessee College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (TCOEM), one of ACOEM's component societies, will hold its spring meeting on April 16, 2011, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

For additional information, contact N. K. Singh, MD, TCOEM President, via e-mail at; or visit the TCOEM Web site at

The Texas College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (TxCOEM), will hold its annual meeting May 13 to 14, 2011, in a joint session with the Texas component of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Society during the annual conference of the Texas Medical Association at TexMed 2011. These events will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

Topics scheduled the afternoon of May 13 are formulary changes to Texas workers' compensation and new changes in workers' compensation regulations followed by a panel discussion and informal dinner. Presentations on May 14 include information on the latest screening and treatment guidelines for tuberculosis, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health updates with a review of the Gulf coast oil spill, new developments for occupational medicine in the United States, and implementing wellness and productivity programs for employees.

For additional component meeting information, contact Brett Perkison, MD, TxCOEM President, at For more information about TexMed 2011, visit the TMA Web site at

Washington Occupational Health Associates (WOHA) is sponsoring an Occupational Hearing Conservation Course on May 17 to 19, 2011, to be held at its Washington, DC, office. This Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation course encompasses all 3 days for certification, or a single day (May 18) 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 NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036; telephone: 800/777-9642 or 202/463-6698; e-mail:; Web site:

The 75th Annual Educational Conference of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) will be held on June 18 to 20, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. The event will take place at both the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Columbus Hotel.

Questions about this conference can be directed to: NEHA, 720 S. Colorado Boulevard, Suite 1000-N, Denver, CO 80246; telephone: 866/956-2258; e-mail:; Web site: On-line registration is available at

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the University of Cincinnati (UC) Department of Environmental Health, and UC Education and Research Center will hold the 7th National Occupational Research Agency (NORA) Symposium on July 12 to 13, 2011. “Achieving Impact through Research and Partnerships” will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio.

National Occupational Research Agency is a partnership program to stimulate innovative research and improve workplace practices and has become the framework for NIOSH and the nation where diverse parties collaborate to identify the most critical issues in workplace safety and health. The symposium's objectives are to share information about innovative research and successful partnerships, provide opportunities for participants to explore potential research and partnerships, and to highlight positive impacts on workers through NORA research and partnerships.

For additional information and on-line registration go to Con-ference inquiries can be made to Bridgette Saunders, program manager; telephone: 678/261-7000; or e-mail: To reach the symposium principal sponsor, contact Tanya Headley, NIOSH health communications specialist; telephone: 304/285-6278; e-mail:

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