ABOUT AOCOPM

The American Osteopathic College of Occupational & Preventive Medicine (AOCOPM) is the national osteopathic medical specialty college for preventive medicine physicians.  Originally chartered by the AOA in 1979 as the American Osteopathic Academy of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, in 1984, the organization merged with the American Osteopathic Occupational Medicine Association to form the American Osteopathic College of Preventive Medicine.  In February, 1995, the current name was adopted to better reflect the membership.

AOCOPM consists of three divisions of population-based medicine:  Aerospace & Hyperbaric medicine, Occupational & Environmental medicine and Public Health & General Preventive medicine.  AOCOPM is an affiliate society of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).  AOCOPM is currently located in Harrogate, Tennessee, the home of Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.

In addition to opportunities to network with professionals in Occupational Medicine, the College provides two major conferences each year: one in the spring and one in the fall. The fall conference is part of the AOA Annual Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition.

AOCOPM, to further the educational needs of the medical professionals it serves, also offers three OPAM Workshops at each of its conferences:  The MRO Workshop, the DOT Workshop, and the Basic Course Workshop. 

 

Purpose & Mission

The purpose of the AOCOPM is to promote the public health and the practice of preventive medicine with the ultimate goal being to create a better understanding of the relationship of health and prevention in regard to the wellness of the population.

The Mission of AOCOPM is to provide education in occupational, environmental, and preventive medicine and to encourage member activity and leadership within the College and other prevention-oriented healthcare organizations.