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Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM)

OEM is a board-certified specialty under Preventive Medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses.

Continuing Education Center

Continuing Education Center

ACOEM offers a variety of educational offerings to meet your learning needs and style. Learn about our live events, webinars, on-demand learning, board prep, and MOC. 

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ACOEM Community

ACOEM Community

The place for ACOEM members to share ideas, feedback, and connect with peers.

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Championing the Health and Safety of Workers

Championing the Health and Safety of Workers

ACOEM works closely with organizations and expert medical professionals to advance the legislative priorities that matter most to our members.

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ACOEM is the champion for physicians and workers in safe workplaces and quality environments

Founded in 1916, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is the nation’s largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, research, and education.

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Upcoming Events and Annual Conferences

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Medical Review Officer Comprehensive Course

Loews Royal Pacfic Resort at Universal Orlando
7.5 cme credits

Medical Center Occupational Health Course

Loews Royal Pacfic Resort at Universal Orlando

Burnout and Disengagement at Work Among Health Professionals

Effects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure and Telomere Length and their Interaction on Blood Lipids in Coal Miners

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Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Center

Commercial Driver Medical Examiners (CDMEs) play a vital role in promoting the safety of America's roadways by ensuring that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators are physically qualified to drive.

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Public Safety Medicine Center

ACOEM publishes guidance for medical providers who evaluate public safety employees (e.g., law enforcement officers (LEOs), correctional officers, and EMS personnel) and candidates in order to make medical qualification recommendations.

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Medical Review Officer Center

Medical Review Officers (MROs) review results from drug-testing programs and evaluate medical explanations for certain results. ACOEM is the educational provider of choice for MROs.
 

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ACOEM News

PFAS Exposure Linked to Increased Hyperlipidemia Risk

This study explores the association between serum PFAS levels and hyperlipidemia. Nine kinds of PFAS were measured in samples from 1,600 US adults from a nationally representative study.

https://journals.lww.com/joem/abstract/2024/02000/exposure_to_perfluoroalkyl_substances_and.2.aspx

'Poisoned Waters of War'—Public Health Crisis Follows Dam Destruction in Ukraine

Nearly 2 months after the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam in southern Ukraine—and in the face of evidence pointing to deliberate Russian sabotage—its victims are still suffering.

https://journals.lww.com/joem/fulltext/2024/01000/poisoned_waters_of_war__ukraine_s_invisible.3.aspx#:~:text=The%20dam%27s%20destruction%20and%20the,some%20of%20the%20least%20visible.

Perceived Workplace Health Support and Severe Psychological Distress Among Japanese Workers – A Prospective Cohort Study

This study aimed to assess the extent to which the intensity of perceived workplace health support (PWHS) affected the incidence of psychological distress.

https://journals.lww.com/joem/abstract/2023/12000/perceived_workplace_health_support_and_severe.2.aspx