Special Interest Section
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Who Should Join?
Healthcare professionals, medical directors and others working in delivering employee health services within the pharmaceutical and related industries e.g. Biotech.
The Pharmaceutical Industry Section is an ACOEM specialty section devoted to discussing, addressing and sharing information on issues and topics relevant to Occupational Health, Wellness and Productivity in the global pharmaceutical industry.
The range of topics that are discussed is varied and the agenda is driven by section members. Examples of issues discussion include;
- Exposure to highly potent pharmaceutical compounds
- Developing a health culture within a healthcare industry
- Laboratory animal allergy
- Pandemic planning and supply of critical medicines
- Addressing occupational health risks in pharmaceutical sales forces
- Competency development of occupational health practitioners in emerging markets
- Managing global health services
Annual section dues to cover administrative costs and the cost of the lunch or dinner included in the yearly meeting.
- The section meets face-to-face annually at the American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) to share ideas, discuss common issues, and promote dialogue pertaining to the occupational and preventive health issues of the pharmaceutical industry.
- Quarterly teleconferences with section members are held to facilitate ongoing discussion and follow up of topics of interest.
- Members use the section to benchmark on a wide range of issues. This benchmarking is shared at meetings, teleconferences or electronically.
2019-2020 Section Leaders
Gleb O. Csigirinszkij, MD MHSA, Chair
Manu Chawla, MD, MPH, Vice Chair
Vimal Scott Kapoor, MD, MPH, CCFP, CCFP-EM, FRCPC, FRCPC, Secretary/Treasurer