American Osteopathic College of Occupational 
and Preventive Medicine
 2019 AOCOPM Midyear Educational Conference and OPAM Workshops 
Hilton Phoenix Mesa 
March 20-24, 2019
Pierce Sherrill, DO, FAOCOPM, President 
Patricia Hunt, DO, MBA, FACOI, Program Chair

CME Program Summary

  • Scientific Expo and Exhibit Hall, March 20-22, 2019
  • Midyear Conference Program, March 21-24, 2019.  This program anticipates being approved for 24 - 27 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME, pending approval by the AOA CCME.
  • OPAM Workshop: Basic Course in Occupational Medicine, Part III, March 20, 2019.  This program anticipates being approved for 7.5-8.5 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME credits, pending approval by the AOA CCME.
  • OPAM Workshop: DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners' Course, March 22, 2019.  This program anticipates being approved for 8 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME, pending approval by the AOA CCME.
  • OPAM Workshop: Medical Review Officer Course.  Toxicology Testing and the MRO: A Physician’s Role in the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse; March 23-24, 2019; This program anticipates being approved for 12 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME, pending approval by the AOA CCME.

 2019 Program Planning Committee

  • Patricia Hunt, DO, MBA, FACOI, Program Chair
  • Warren Silberman, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM (Aerospace Medicine)
  • Luzan Phillpotts, DO, MPH (Public Health)
  • Dean Shoucair, DO, MPH (Occupational Medicine)
  • Heather Williamson, DO (Basic Course in Occupational Medicine)
  • James Ferguson, DO (MRO Certification Course)
  • Elizabeth P. Clark, DO, MPH&TM, FAOCOPM and  Charles L. Werntz, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM  (DOT FMCSA NRCME Course)

Program Objectives and Exhibitor Opportunities
Through a series of lectures and case discussions, physician attendees will be provided with a wide variety of up-to-date practical information that can be easily applied to their everyday medical practices. Many of our attendees handle day-to-day medical cases while others serve as medical directors of various companies, clinics, healthcare facilities, public health units, and governmental agencies. Our exhibitors thus have the opportunity to interact with both local and national leaders and decision-makers in occupational and preventive medicine arenas.

The CME program will feature outstanding speakers who are experts in their fields. Sessions will address current and forthcoming medical issues of concern and interest. Topics will have particular appeal to the physicians who practice in the areas of occupational and environmental medicine, aerospace medicine, hyperbaric medicine, disability and impairment evaluations, and public health/general preventive medicine. Through the didactic sessions, refreshment breaks and various social activities, opportunities are provided for participants to interact and learn from their colleagues. Our exhibitors and sponsors are encouraged to provide support for these varied lectures and interchange activities.

The Scientific Expo and Exhibit Hall will open Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22, from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. Exhibitor Setup is Wednesday, March 20 from 3:00-6:00 pm.  Breakfast and Mid-morning breaks will be served in, or near, the exhibit hall both open days to promote visitation and interaction with exhibitors. Representatives from pharmaceutical companies, testing labs, device suppliers, physician employers, practice-management, and other medical industry partners will have the opportunity to meet our attendees on an individual basis and spend quality time educating them on new products and approaches to medical issues of common concern. The expo will provide a casual and relaxed atmosphere for professional interchange between attendees and company representatives.

AOCOPM reserves the right to make necessary changes to the program without notice to the attendees.

Exhibitor Information
Vendors will be able to select exhibit locations upon receipt of a completed application and fee. Apply early!
• Reduced fees are available to Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, residency programs, and small companies. Call for application.
• Four larger corner exhibit spaces are available.
• Basic exhibit space is a draped six-foot table and chair. If other items are needed (8-ft table, electricity drop, internet connectivity, etc.) please call to arrange. Charges may apply.
• Speaker grants, support of food functions, and support of other conference expenses may be discussed with Jeffrey LeBoeuf in the AOCOPM office to ensure compliance with PhRMA and regulatory guidelines. Please call for more info.
• Shipping and drayage have not been finalized and is responsibility of the exhibitor. Details will be forwarded.
• The exhibit space will be locked for security during non-staffed times. Call for special security needs.

Hotel Information
Book your room today at the Hilton Phoenix Mesa.   AOCOPM Group Rates from $209.00 per night.
Hotel Exterior Hilton Phoenix Mesa
1011 West Holmes Avenue
Mesa, Arizona 85210-4923
Tel: 480-833-5555
Fax: 480-649-1886
Registration and AOCOPM Tax Information
AOCOPM is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, TIN# 58-2019831. alt AOCOPM's W-9 form.

There are three methods to register for the AOCOPM Midyear Conference:

  • On-line.  Register here: 2019 Midyear Conference Exhibitor/Supporter Registration. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, or "send check" options are accepted online.
  • Mail. Mail the registration form along with your check or credit card information made out to the AOCOPM for the appropriate fees. To facilitate our planning for your participation, please register early.   A form-fillable pdf is available here:  Supporter/Exhibitor Prospectus MY19
  • Fax.  Complete the registration form and fax it to the AOCOPM office at (888) 932-3535 along with your credit card information. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. 

Register Today!