2019 Annual Educational Conference and OPAM Workshops*

in conjunction with OMED, Baltimore, MD

October 24-28


Registration for OPAM Workshops: 

Registration Link for OMED19. 

Annual Educational Conference - Check out our schedule in the OMED19 Program

Sat, Oct 26, Public Health/Preventive Medicine Day
Sun, Oct 27, Aerospace Medicine Day

OPAM Workshops

Sat-Sun, Oct 26-27, Medical Review Officer Course
Registration for OPAM Workshops: 

AOCOPM 2019 Annual Educational Conference, tentative schedule
Fri, Oct 25

Occupational Medicine Day

Chair:  Dean Shoucair, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM 
9:30 - 10:15 Occupational Asthma  Kelsey Graven, DO
10:15 - 1:00 Occupational Allergies and Sensitivities  Reimus Valencia, DO
11:00 - 2:00 Mold Exposure and Symptoms in the Work Place Ryan Schilian, DO
12:00 - 1:00 lunch on your own  
1:00 -  2:00 Role of the Corporate Medical Director and Critical Importance of Local Occupational Medicine Experts Cheryl Christensen, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM 
2:00 -  3:00 Illustrated Toxicology-101 Brian Kloss, DO, JD, PA-C
 3:00 -  4:00 Red Flags:  Issues on Compensability and Malingering in Occupational Medicine Brian McCrary, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM
 4:00 -  5:00 From Occupational Health to Optimal Health Cheryl Christensen, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM


Sat, Oct 26 Public Health/Preventive Medicine Day - schedule coming soon!

Sun, Oct 27

Aerospace Medicine Day - schedule coming soon!

Mon, Oct 28

AOA Conjoined Sessions on Prevention


OPAM Workshops offered in conjunction with 2019 AOCOPM Annual Educational Conference, Tentative Schedule

Thurs, Oct 24

Basic Course in Occupational Medicine, Part I (click here to learn about the CAQ)


Chair:  Heather Williamson, DO   
A.    8:00-8:30 am Welcome and Program Review  Naomi Wriston, DO, MS, FAOCOPM
B.    8:30-9:30 am  Introduction to Occupational Medicine Charles Werntz, III, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM
C.    9:30 - 10:30 am Occupational Safety & Health Regulations Paul R. Fowler, DO, JD, FAOCOPM
D.  10:30-11:30 pm  Clinical Toxicology Charles Werntz, III, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM
E.   11:30-1:00 pm    Biostatistics and Epidemiology Howard Teitelbaum, DO, PhD, MPH, FAOCOPM
F.    1:00-2:00 pm     Occupational Dermatology Naomi Wriston, DO, MS, FAOCOPM
G.    2:00-3:00 pm      Medical Surveillance Larry Smick, DO, MPH
H.    3:00-4:00 pm      Solvents and Organics Charles Werntz, III, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM
I.     4:00-4:30 pm      Occupational Cardiology Naomi Wriston, DO, MS, FAOCOPM
J.     4:30-5:00 pm      Q&A, Post Test Heather Williamson, DO
  Radiation (information)  
  Occupational History & Physical Exam (information)  

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Sat & Sun, Oct 26-27 

alt Medical Review Officer Course*

Saturday, October 26
A.   8:00-  8:10 am  Opening Remarks and Course Introductions, James L. Ferguson, DO, FASAM
B.   8:10-  9:30 am  The Forensic Urine Collection, Donna R. Smith, PhD
C.   9:30-11:15 am  The HHS Certified Laboratory & HHS5 Toxicology, R.H. Barry Sample, PhD, D-ABFT-FD
D. 11:15-12:00 pm  The MRO Process I, James L. Ferguson, DO, FASAM
E. 12:00-  1:00 pm  Working Lunch,  Introduction to DOT Rules, Donna R. Smith, PhD
F.    1:00-  2:05 pm  Expanded Drug Panel Toxicology, R.H. Barry Sample, PhD, D-ABFT-FD
G.   2:05-  3:20 pm  The MRO Process II, James L. Ferguson, DO, FASAM (Continuation of Slide Deck D)
H.   3:20-  4:30 pm  Beating the Test, The Science, R.H. Barry Sample, PhD, D-ABFT-FD
I.    4:30–  5:00 pm  Case Reviews and Panel Discussion
Sunday, October 27   
J.    7:55-  8:00 am  Opening Remarks, James L. Ferguson, DO, FASAM
K.   8:00-  9:00 am  DOT D&A Rule Review and SAP Process, Donna R. Smith, PhD
L.    9:00-10:15 am  Specimen Validity Testing Rules & Process, James L. Ferguson, DO, FASAM  DOT D&A Rule Review I, Donna R. Smith, PhD
M. 10:15-10:45 am  Alcohol Testing – The Science, R.H. Barry Sample, PhD, D-ABFT-FD
N. 10:45-11:30 am   DOT D&A Rule Review II, Donna R. Smith, PhD
O. 11:30-12:30 pm   Alternative Specimens and Technologies,  R.H. Barry Sample, PhD, D-ABFT-FD
P.  12:30-  1:00 pm   Quiz, Case Reviews and Panel Discussion.
Q.  Bonus Handout   Synthetic Cannabinoids and Bath Salts, Anthony Dekker, DO, FAOAAM, FASAM 
       1:00 pm              Course Adjourns, Lunch on your own
       2:00- 2:30 pm    MROCC On-Site Exam Registration
       2:30- 5:30 pm    MROCC On-Site Exam. 
To Register for the MROCC Exam:  https://www.mrocc.org/getcertified.cfm.
Please note:  Completion of this course fulfills the training requirement for MRO certification
or recertification through the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC).  MROCC will be on-site
Sunday afternoon to administer the certification examination following the course. 
You must register for the examination directly with the MROCC at https://www.mrocc.org/getcertified.cfm.

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Mon, Oct  28 

DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners' Course* (click here for additional information)

Course Development and Faculty Team:
Dan Callan, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM
Elizabeth P. Clark, DO, MPH&TM, FAOCOPM
Charles Werntz, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM

8:00-10:30 a.m. 

A.  An Introduction to the Medical Program Update

10:30–5:00 p.m. Clinical Medical Standards, by Body System; Medical Examination; Performing & Documenting. 

B.  Hypertension
C.  Respiratory Diseases
D.  Diabetes
E.  Hearing
F.   Vision
G.  Other Diseases
H.  Musculoskeletal
I.   Cardiovascular
J.   Neurological
K.  Psychiatry (including alcohol & drug abuse)
L.  Wrap up, Up-Dates, Questions 

This program anticipates being approved for 9 Category 1-A AOA CME Credits pending approval by the AOA CCME.

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*Registration for OPAM Workshops are separate from that of OMED19.

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