The Loren L. Hatch Memorial Lecture in Occupational & Environmental Medicine


This lecture is given each year in honor of Loren L. Hatch DO, PhD, FAOCOPM, a founding member of the College and the division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. He served as President of the College in 1981; he was designated a Fellow in 1985 and a Full Professor under the faculty status in 1998. Dr. Hatch was served as a member of the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Hatch was affiliated with the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) where he served as an occupational medicine consultant to the Division of Technical Services. He was a prolific lecturer and author and accomplished much to advance the field of occupational & environmental medicine.

Established in 1991, this prestigious lecture is presented each year to an individual, member or nonmember, who has demonstrated a desire to see occupational & environmental medicine excel for the public good.


Past lecturers include:

1992  Americans with Disabilities Act - Brent V. Lovejoy, DO
1993  We’ve Come a Long Way: But We Have a Long Way to Go - David M. Spratt, DO, MPH, FACOEM
1994  Stephen P. Mihalich, DO, FAOCOPM
1995  Lt. Gen. Ronald R. Blanck, DO, MACP
1996  Description of new Occupational Injury and the Future of Occupational Medicine - John G. Mills, DO, MPH
1997  The Occupational Physician’s Approach to Environmental Medicine - Frank L. Mitchell, DO, MPH
1998  Occupational Medicine Update - Cheryl Christensen, DO, MSPH, FAOCOPM
1999  Occupational Asthma - James E. Lockey, MD, MS
2000  Occupations in Harm’s Way: The Firefighter - Scott C. Taylor, DO, FAOCOPM
2001  A Rash Overview of Occupational Skin Diseases - Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH
2002  Occupational Health on the Fire Ground - James Fleming, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM
2003  Correctional Medicine - David Rowe, DO
2004  NFPA Occupational Health Standards - James Fleming, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM
2005  Reproductive Health Risk Assessment Process - William Buchannan, DO
2006  Occupational and Environmental Exposure to Asbestos - Vikas Kapil, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM
2007  ACOEM Guideline:Preventing Needless Work Disability by Helping People Stay Employed - Stanley H. Miller, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM
2008  Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: A Corporate Experience - Richard Wilkins, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM
2009  Advanced Imaging Applications in Incident Analysis, Forensic and Mass Casualty Investigations - Les Folio, DO, MPH, MS, FAOCOPM
2010  Traumatic Brain Injury: Cognative Assessment in Deployed Military Environments - Robert A. Seegmiller PhD, ABPP-CN 
2011  DOT Update and Medical Basics - Daniel J. Callan, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM
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