• Continuing Education

  • Foundations of Occupational Medicine

    Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, 2018
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside

    Registration/Hotel Information

    Course Summary

    Length: Course is 2 days, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday and concluding at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. 

    Format: Lecture, discussion, panels, case studies.

    Syllabus: The syllabus will be distributed electronically (no hard copy available). Registrants will receive an email 1-2 weeks before the course with instructions about how to access and download the digital syllabus file.

    Description: For physicians and health professionals interested in — but not particularly familiar with – occupational medicine (OM), ACOEM’s Foundations of Occupational Medicine courses provide an excellent and comprehensive introduction. You will obtain practical information that will be useful in managing the clinical, regulatory, and administrative functions of an OM practice – at a primary care level. Topics include: Toxicology, Medical Emergency Response Planning, the health of business travelers and much more!

    Learning Objectives
    Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the key features of core competencies of occupational medicine.
    • Describe the key features of causes of occupational skin diseases.
    • Manage medical emergencies that occur at the work-site.
    • Identify common infectious agents associated with occupations.
    • Articulate the legal aspects of Workers’ Compensation.
    • Explain the principles of good opioid prescribing.
    • Identify sources of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.
    • Discuss the principles of human protection from harmful radiation.
    • List the medical aspects of fitness for duty in medical certification of transportation personnel.

    Target Audience - you should attend the Occupational Medicine Board Review if you are:

    • A family physician or internist who wants to learn more about OM.
    • Pursuing a certificate in the OEM Essentials Curriculum.
    • A healthcare provider interested in establishing foundational knowledge about OM.

    Andy Yorgason, DO, MPH, MHPE, FACOEM; Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ
    Rob Griffiths, MBCHB,  FACOEM, FAFOEM, FFOM, FFOMI, FACAsM, MPP; University of Otago Wellington, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Additional faculty to be announced

    Accreditation: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    Designation: ACOEM designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ABPM MOC Credit This activity satisfies 15.0 ABPM MOC credits.
    ABMS Core Competencies: This course will address the following ACGME/ABMS Competencies:

    • Practice-based Learning and Improvement
    • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
    • Systems-based Practice
    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    • Professionalism

    Tuition: Includes course materials, breakfasts, lunches, breaks and CME/MOC credits

    ACOEM Member:  $860
    Non-member: $1,060
    Resident/Retired/Student Member: $510


    Questions: Contact us with questions at educationinfo@acoem.org.