Networking Sessions

Join us at 3:15 PM CST each day for networking sessions.  These sessions provide a safe, collegial, and fun atmosphere to discuss challenges and opportunities with your peers.

Friday, November 12

Pandemic:  How We've Changed in Our Life and Work
Gaurava Agarwal, MD 
Greg P. Couser, MD, MPH, FACOEM

As occupational medicine professionals, we are on the cutting edge of helping workers find the right balance between work and home.  Yet the pandemic changed those parameters for not only those whom we serve, but also for us personally.  Please attend this session if you want to informally explore with your colleagues how our work has changed during the pandemic, how we have learned to adapt and cope, and how we can take these lessons and apply them to others as we help them live more meaningful lives.

Personal and Professional Challenges of OEM Practice
Mary Yarbrough, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACOEM

Please attend this session to discuss the special skill sets and knowledge that occupational medicine providers possess that provide significant value to organizations and insight into how leverage those skill sets.

Saturday, November 13

Making a Living in Environmental Medicine
Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACOEM

Since its inception, ACOEM has included the “Environment” in its name, its educational offerings, and its scope of competencies.  However, making a living practicing environmental medicine is not as straightforward as practicing occupational medicine.  Attend this discussion group if you are passionate about environmental medicine and want to discuss ways to be compensated for your expertise or would like to share interesting stories of work in this field.

Future Trends in Occupational Medicine
Mason Harrell III, MD, MPH, FACOEM
William Brett Perkison, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Increasing technological advances in Virtual Occupational Health, transitioning to newer forms of clean energy, increased awareness of employee health disparities, race and gender discrimination, and the integration of occupational and non-occupational health care needs are among the many different factors that are rapidly changing the nature of what constitutes a safe and healthy workplace. To stay ahead of these changes, the field of occupational medicine and environmental medicine needs to anticipate the needs of the future workforce and the communities they live in.  We welcome you to attend this session to help share your thoughts and expertise on how to best prepare our specialty to meet employee needs in the future.  

Sunday, November 14

"Happy Hour"
David C. Caretto, MD, MPH, MRO
Join your colleagues and peers for some light, fun discussion about topics of your choice!