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ACOEM is committed to creating new content to enhance member value. Webinars will be offered on a twice-monthly basis and are FREE to members. Check back regularly for new topics and links to view recordings of previous webinars. 
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COVID-19: Transportation Workers - Impact of Emergency Declarations and Other Occupational Health Issues

Monday, March 30, 2020, at 11:00 AM CDT (12:00 PM EDT)
1 hour webinar with Q&A

NOTE: This webinar has a maximum capacity of 1000. All registrants will be provided a link to view the webinar recording, and the recording will be published on the ACOEM COVID-19 page.

COVID-19 has affected many industries including transportation. Truck drivers and many other transportation workers have been identified as essential critical infrastructure workers during this pandemic. Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and others face unique challenges during normal operations, but during this crisis, many of their routine regulatory, health and safety, and lifestyle challenges have become more complicated. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) have issued several emergency declarations and guidance documents including those affecting CMV medical examinations and drug and alcohol testing.

During this webinar, Dr. Natalie Hartenbaum, co-chair of ACOEM's Transportation Section, will discuss the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic by those in the transportation industry with a focus on truck drivers. She will review pertinent regulatory relief and other guidance provided by DOT or the transportation agencies which relate to the occupational health professional. This webinar is brought to you with support from the ACOEM Transportation Section. 

Speaker:
Natalie P. Hartenbaum, MD, MPH, FACOEM
President and Chief Medical Officer of OccuMedix
Dresher, PA

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9215852405660/WN_O0CS3DcCQs65_bLAIJ5E8A


COVID-19: Protecting Health Care Workers - Decontamination & Reuse of Respirators

Friday, April 3, 2020, at 11:00 AM CDT (12:00 PM EDT) (NEW DATE)
1.5 hour webinar with live Q&A

NOTE:
This webinar has a maximum capacity of 1000. All registrants will be provided a link to view the webinar recording, and the recording will be published on the ACOEM COVID-19 page.


Worldwide, health care workers (HCWs), the front-line defense force against COVID-19, have been infected with and died from this disease. Occupational health care providers in the United States (U.S.) are currently addressing emergency protocols for protecting HCWs from COVID-19. However, there are many unanswered questions related to protecting HCWs especially with the limited supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as N95 respirators.
 
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) should release guidance documents this week on decontamination of filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs), elastomeric respirators, powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs), and covering a respirator with a surgical mask.
 
In this webinar, the speakers will review the NIOSH/CDC guidance followed by a discussion of studies on and systems for the decontamination of N95s. The speakers have conducted research on decontamination and use of respirators in health care setting. The presentations will be followed by live, moderated Q&A.

Moderator:
  • David Rempel, MD, FACOEM, Professor Emeritus, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Speakers:
CDC/NIOSH Guidance on Decontamination of FFR and Elastomeric Respirators
  • TBD, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL), CDC/NIOSH
Review of Studies on the Decontamination of N95 Respirators
  • Lisa Brosseau, ScD, CIH, Professor Emeritus, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago
Update on University of Nebraska Medical Center Decontamination System Using UV-C
  • Shawn G. Gibbs, PhD, MBA, CIH, Professor of Environmental Health, Indiana University School of Public Health
Reusable Elastomeric Respirators: University of Maryland Experience and Scientific Update
  • Stella Hines, MD, MSPH, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of Maryland


Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WFaVzJ4XSE6UV8uTL0nCWA

 


Migraine Headaches I: Overview of Diagnosis and Testing

Wednesday, April 8, 2020; 12:00 pm CDT
1.0 CME*
Migraines affect more than 40 million Americans, many during their prime working years. More than 90% of sufferers are unable to work or function normally during their migraine. Migraines impose significant costs on employers in both absenteeism, presenteeism and healthcare spending. American employers lose more than $13 billion annually from 113 million lost workdays due to migraine. This webinar will review the prevalence of migraine, pathophysiology and types of migraines, how to diagnose migraine, and when an occupational physician should refer a migraine patient to a specialist.

 This is Part I of a series of three webinars on migraine. Part II of this webinar series will review treatment of migraine including the identification of triggers and current and new treatment options for treatment and prevention of migraine. Part III will discuss workplace support and educational programs for employees with migraine. ACOEM wishes to thank Amgen for their support in presenting this important series.
  • Stephen Silberstein, MD, Director, Jefferson Headache Center, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Wayne N. Burton, MD, FACP, FACOEM, Former Chief Medical Officer, American Express

*ACCME Accreditation Statement
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.
 
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

Landing the “Perfect” Occupational Medicine Job

Tuesday, April 21, 2020; 12:00 pm CDT
1.0 CME*
This webinar will discuss tips on beginning a job search and interviewing skills in order to find your ideal job in occupational medicine. Participants will learn how to: (1) Prepare for the job search including sharing your professional experience through your CV, (2) Successfully communicate your goals and find alignment with a potential employer through interviewing skills and (3) Set yourself up to achieve your next set of professional goals (e.g., advanced degree, board certification). With proper preparation and good communication, you can achieve a successful career!
  • Minh Quang Nguyen, DO, MHA, MPH, MBA, FACOEM, Vice President of Medical Operations, Concentra
  • Abner Gonsalves, CAE, Partner Relations Manager, Health eCareers

*ACCME Accreditation Statement
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.
 
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Our Changing Climate: Heat Stress and Employer Readiness

Tuesday, May 19, 2020; 12:00 pm CDT
1.0 CME*
​This webinar will discuss the occupational implications of a changing climate, specifically increased ambient temperature. Participants will: 1) recognize how climate change, specifically increased ambient temperature, is impacting workers exposed to heat and hot environments; 2) learn about the risks associated with occupational heat exposure and the results of a successful employer occupational heat-related illness prevention program; and 3) articulate employer practices to mitigate occupational heat stress and heat-related illness.
 
  • Ronda McCarthy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, National Director of Medical Surveillance Services, Concentra
  • William Brett Perkison, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Assistant Professor, Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH)

*ACCME Accreditation Statement
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.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Save the Date!

  • Migraine Headaches II: Treatment  - May 12, 2020
  • ACOEM's Quarterly Public Policy Briefing - June 9, 2020
  • ABPM Transitional MOC Requirements - June 23, 2020

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