• Continuing Education

  • Occupational Medicine Board Review

    Dates: Saturday-Sunday, October 20-21, 2018
    Time: 10/20: 8:00 am-5:00 pm; 10/21: 8:00 am-12:00 pm
    Hyatt Regency Phoenix
    122 N Second St
    Phoenix, AZ 


    Registration/Hotel Information


    Course Summary

    Length: Course is 1.5 days, beginning at 8:00 am on Saturday and concluding at
    noon on Sunday. The ABPM will offer the MOC exam on Sunday — separate
    registration required (see below). 

    Format: Lecture, discussion, case studies. 

    Syllabus: A digital copy of the course syllabus will be distributed electronically
    approximately 6 weeks before the course (or within 10 days of the ACOEM receiving
    your registration, if you register within 6 weeks of the course). Registrants will
    receive an email with instructions about how to access and download the digital file.
    In addition, a hard copy of the syllabus will be distributed when registrants check-in
    for the course.

    Registrants are strongly encouraged to review the materials in advance,
    beginning at least two weeks before the course. The pace of the course
    is fast and familiarity with the information will prove beneficial.

    Description: If you are striving to reach — or maintain — the definitive credential in
    your profession — occupational medicine certification by the American Board of
    Preventive Medicine (ABPM) — look no further for expert assistance and instruction.
    Now you can prepare confidently for the certifying or recertifying examination.
    By taking the ACOEM Occupational Medicine Board Review course, you can refresh
    your knowledge of the exam’s content, identify strengths and weaknesses in your
    preparation, and learn how to concentrate on areas needing more review.

    ACOEM’s comprehensive Occupational Medicine Board Review course covers topics
    relevant to the rigorous ABPM occupational medicine examination and provides sample
    questions and guidance for preparation and test-taking strategies. No other review
    course prepares you better. 

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Develop a strategy for preparing for the American Board of Preventive
      Medicine occupational medicine (OM) certifying or recertifying examination
    • Identify requirements and content of the OM exam and review sources for
      preparation and exam review
    • Identify health effects of chemical, physical, biological, psychological,
      and ergonomic hazards
    • Describe the etiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of occupational
      and environmental diseases
    • Apply current best practices and clinical guidelines to the treatment of
      occupational diseases and disorders
    • Discuss control of occupational and environmental factors that affect health
    • Review the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of travel-related medical
    • Describe the managerial and administrative aspects of occupational
      medicine practice
    • Outline the regulatory, legal, and ethical framework under which occupational
      physicians and related professionals operate, and apply this framework to cases
      and problems that arise in practice
    • Update their knowledge of specific practice areas within occupational medicine
      to meet the requirements of recertification
    • Apply epidemiologic, statistical, and toxicology principles to occupational
      medicine decision-making and practice

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

    • A physician preparing to take the occupational medicine certifying or recertifying
      exam administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
    • An OM physician interested in a comprehensive review of the field.
    • A resident interested in a high-level overview of OM practice or who plans to
      take the ABPM exam in the future.
    • A family physician or internist with experience and a special interest in OM.


    John D. Meyer, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Associate Professor and Occupational Medicine Residency Director, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
    Francesca Litow, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Medical Director, Norfolk Southern Corp., Norfolk, VA

    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 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ABPM MOC Credit This activity satisfies 12.0 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
    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
    • Professionalism

    Tuition: Includes course materials, breakfast, lunch, breaks and CME/MOC credits.

    ACOEM Member:  $895
    Non-member: $1095
    Resident/Retired/Student Member: $545

    ABPM will hold the MOC examination immediately following the course on Sunday afternoon. Note: registration for the OMBR course does not constitute registration for the examination. For registration and exam details, contact www.theabpm.org or 312-939-2276.
    Questions: Contact Berenice Lagrimas at 847/818-1800 x1374; blagrimas@acoem.org.

    Payment of registration fees must accompany the registration form. The registration form and appropriate fees should be mailed or faxed to:

    ACOEM Lockbox
    PO Box 1205
    Bedford Park, Illinois 60499-1205

    CREDIT CARD: Fax to ACOEM at 847-818-9265 
    Attendees may use VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover for payment of registration fees. When paying by credit card, all pertinent information (card number, name of cardholder, expiration date) must be included on the registration form. If paying by company check, make sure the form and payment are sent together. Registrations received without payment will not be processed. 

    ACOEM Federal ID#
    The federal employers identification number (FEIN) for ACOEM is 36-3593614. Some attendees may need this information when requesting funds for payment of conference fees from their employer.

    Cancellation Policy
    Cancellation requests must be received in writing at least four weeks before the first day of the course. A refund will be issued minus an administrative fee of $50, plus $95 for the course syllabus (if already distributed; the syllabus is not returnable).

    No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received fewer than four weeks before the first day of the course. Requests to change from one course to another must be received in writing at least four weeks before the first day of the course. 

    Accommodations to these requests will be made on a space-available basis. Notification by phone will not be accepted for cancellations or changes.