Virtual Symposia

ACOEM's Virtual Fall Summit 
November 12 - 14, 2021

Eligible for 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM 

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Program Overview  Faculty Bios  ► Registration Rates  ► Target Audience  ► Accreditation Statements  ► Planning Committee  ► Cancelation Policy

Program Overview

November 12: COVID-19 Topics

Vaccines, boosters and variants
Monica Gandhi, MD
Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief for UCSF Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine

Causation and impairment related to post-acute COVID
Christopher R. Brigham, MD, MMS, FACOEM, FIAIME
President, Brigham & Associates, Inc.

Post-acute COVID and chronic fatigue
William Niehaus, MD
Associate Program Director, CU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency, Outpatient Medical Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Asymptomatic Screening Testing for COVID-19: Why You Should Be Using Antigen Tests Instead of PCR
Ross A. Mullinax, MD, MPH
Director for Public Health, US Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan
Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University

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November 13: Environmental Health Topics

Overview of Proposed Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies Related to Climate Change: Guidance for OEM Professionals
Ismail Nabeel, MD, MPH, MS, FACOEM
Associate Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Overview of Prevention of Occupational Heat-Related Illness
Ronda B. McCarthy, MD, MPH, FACOEM
National Medical Director, Medical Surveillance Services at Concentra
Evansville Occupational Medicine

Heat Domes and the Role of Acclimatization
Thomas E. Bernard, PhD
Professor, University of South Florida

Washington State's Emergency Rule on Wildfire Smoke
Nicholas K. Reul, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Medical Officer for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries -- DOSH
Chris Pyke
Industrial Hygienist, Washington State Department of Labor and Industrie

OSHA's New Heat Enforcement Initiative
Gary Orr, PE, CPE

Clinical Implications of Wildfires
Robert J. Harrison, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Cecilia Sorensen, MD
Director of the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education
Columbia University

A Conversation with CAL FIRE: Learning About What Firefighters Do
Chief Baraka Carter
Chief Jeremy Lawson
Chief Todd Rausser
Manijeh Berenji, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Chief, Occupational Health
VA Long Beach Healthcare System

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November 14: Practice Management Topics

Virtual Occupational Health: The What, the Why, the How
Mason Harrell, III, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Chief Medical Officer at WorkCare, Inc.; Co-Founder, Sequoia Port, Inc.

Decoding the New E&M Rules for Workers’ Compensation Care
Marianne Cloeren, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Associate Professor, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Documenting Functional Outcomes - Efficiency in Practice
Kathryn L. Mueller, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine, School of Medicine and School of Public Health Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado

Managing Delivery of Care in Workers' Compensation Insurance System
Jill A. Rosenthal, MD, MPH, MA, FACOEM
Chief Medical Officer, Zenith Insurance Company
Tom Denberg, MD
Senior Medical Director, Pinnacol

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Faculty Bios

Registration Rates
Full Program
(3 days)
1 Day
(your choice of 1 day)
2 Days
(your choice of 2 days)
ACOEM Member $295 $135 $215
ACOEM Retired Member $150 $75 $115
ACOEM Medical Student/Resident Member Free Free Free
Non-Member $395 $195 $295

All registrants will receive the recordings, slides, and Q&A transcripts post-event.

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Target Audience

The Virtual Symposium is designed for physicians and other health care professionals who specialize in or have an interest in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM), including nurses, physician assistants, industrial hygienists, safety professionals, environmental health specialists, and human resource professionals. 
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Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

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.

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Virtual Symposium Planning Committee
  • David C. Caretto, MD, MPH, MRO, Co-Chair
  • Kathleen M. Fagan, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Co-chair
  • Tanisha K. Taylor, MD, MPH, MBA, CIME, FACP, FACOEM, Co-chair
  • Manijeh Berenji, MD, MPH, FACOEM
  • Kushinga Bvute, MD, MPH
  • Kathryn L. Mueller, MD, MPH, FACOEM
  • Tyler Nickle, DO
  • Jill A. Rosenthal, MD, MPH, MA, FACOEM

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests must be received in writing on or before October 31, 2021. A refund will be issued minus an administrative fee of $50. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received after October 31, 2021. Substitution requests must be submitted in writing.  Notification by phone will not be accepted for cancellations or changes.
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Questions? Contact Customer Service for assistance at 847.818.1800  or custinfo@acoem.org.

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