2019 Midyear Educational Conference and OPAM Workshops*

Phoenix Hilton Mesa

March 20-24

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March 20,  OPAM Workshop:

 Basic Course in Occupational Medicine, Part III*

      7:30  -  8:00 am         Breakfast 
A.  8:00  -  8:30 am         Intro to AOCOPM, CAQ and Board of Preventive Medicine, Heather Williamson, DO
B.  8:30  -  9:30 am         Substance Abuse and Testing, Charles Werntz, III, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM
C.  9:30  - 10:30 am        Occupational Metals, Peter Sherrill, DO, FAOCOPM
D. 10:30 - 11:30 am        Occupational Cancer Risk, Howard Teitelbaum, DO, PHD, MPH, FAOCOPM
E. 11:30  - 12:30 pm       Occupational Pulmonary Disorders, Charles Werntz, III, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM    (lunch served in room)
F. 12:30  -   1:30 pm        Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury, Al Baltrusaitis, DO, MPH
G.  1:30  -   2:30 pm        Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Charles Werntz, III, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM
H.  2:30  -   3:30 pm        Psychiatric Aspects of Occupational Medicine, Keith Proctor, DO
I.   3:30  -   4:30 pm         Reproductive Issues in the Workplace, Al Baltrusaitis, DO, MPH
J.   4:30  -   5:00 pm         Q&A, Post-Test Review, Heather Williamson, DO

March 21-24

2019 Midyear Educational Conference

Thursday, March 21

Occupational Medicine Chair:  Dean Shoucair, DO, MPH  
 7:00 -  8:00 am     Breakfast/Mesquite
Exhibit Hall 
 8:00 -  9:00 am     Industrial Hygiene & Safety, Liz Clark, DO, MPH&TM, FAOCOPM
 9:00 - 10:00 am    Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Work-Related Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Murray Berkowitz, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM, FAAO
10:00 - 10:20 am   Break /Exhibit Hall 
10:20 - 11:10 am   Kenneth Riland Memorial Lecture:
                              Current Medical Legal Issues in Occupational Medicine and AOA Class Action Settlement, Paul Fowler, DO, JD
11:10 - 12:10 pm   James Fleming Memorial Lecture for First Responder Health and Safety:
                               Evaluating the Firefighter for Heart Disease & Cancer, Thomas Hales, MD, MPH
12:10 -  1:00 pm    Luncheon Lecture:  Physician Preparedness, Patricia Hunt, DO, MHA, FACOI
  1:00 -  2:00 pm     Brent Lovejoy Memorial Lecture in Disability Impairment Evaluation:
                               Case Studies in Return to Work Evaluation and Management, Peter Sherrill, DO, FAOCOPM
  2:00 -  3:00 pm    Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Heather Williamson, DO
  3:00 -  4:00 pm    Preserving a Healthy Workforce in Correctional Environments, John Mills, DO, MS, MPH, FAOCOPM
  4:00 -  5:00 pm    Put That in Your Pipe and Smoke It: E-Cigarettes, Nicotine Overdose and BHO, Brian Kloss, DO, JD, PA-C, RT(R), FACEP, FCLM
  5:30 - 7:00 pm    Welcome Reception, Mesquite and Terrace 
Friday, March 22
Public Health Chair:  Gregory, DO, MPH, filling in for Luzan Phillpotts, DO  
 7:00 -  8:00 am    Breakfast in Mesquite Exhibit Hall 
 8:00 -  9:00 am    Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV, Lisa Klatka, DO, MS
 9:00 - 10:00 am   Brigade-level detainee medical operations, Anantha Mallia, DO, FACEP
10:00 - 10:15 am  Break in Mesquite Exhibit Hall 
10:15 - 11:15 am  When "Public Health" is a Bad Thing:  Working in a Conservative Political Environment,  Bob England, MD, MPH
11:15 -  noon        USPSTF Jeopardy, Greg Schwaid, DO, MPH
 noon -  1:00 pm   Business Meeting Luncheon 
  1:00 -  2:00 pm   Relationship of Addiction to Public Health, Michael Dekker, DO
  2:00 -  5:00 pm   Occupational Medicine Grand Rounds, Knight Transportation, Andy Yorgason, DO, MPH
  6:00 -  7:30 pm   Faculty and Fellow Convocation, Atrium South 
Saturday, March 23
Aerospace Chair:  Warren Silberman, DO, FAOCOPM  
 7:00 -   8:00 am   Breakfast in Palo Verde 
 8:00 -   9:00 am   Cannabidiol (CBD): The Cannabinoid with the White Hat? Phil Kemp, PhD
 9:00 - 10:00 am   Med Air for In-Flight Emergencies, David Farnie, MD
10:00 - 11:00 am  Virgin Gallactic Topic TBA,  Tarah Castleberry, DO, MPH
11:00 -  noon        FAA Policies for Common Neuro Conditions and Aerospace Certification Joseph Sirven, MD
 noon -  1:00 pm   Non-CME Product Theater:  Legally Mine 
 1:00 -   2:00 pm   John Cahill Memorial Lecture in Aerospace Medicine: 
                              Accident Investigations, Al Parmet, MD, MPH
 2:00 -   3:00 pm   Electrocardiology Case Presentations and Review of Abnormal ECGs, Warren Silberman, DO, FAOCOPM
 3:00 -   4:00 pm   Effects of Altitude Exposure on Common Conditions in Clinical Practice, Jan Stepanek, MD MPH FASMA
 4:00 -   5:00 pm   AM History, Warren Silberman, DO, FAOCOPM
Sunday, March 24
Public Health Chair:  Greg Schwaid, DO, MPH    
 8:00 -  9:00 am    Investigating a Foodborne Epidemic Attendee, Howard Teitelbaum, DO, PHD, MPH, FAOCOPM
 9:00 - 10:00 am   Physician Leadership, David Canton, DO, JD, FAOCOPM
10:00 - 11:00 am  John G. Mills Commemorative Lecture in Correctional Medicine:                    
                             Chronic Pain or Hep C in Correctional Environment, Philip Eskew, DO, JD, MBA

11:00 -  noon        Medical Informatics, Sharief Taraman, MD 

March 22, OPAM Workshop:  

DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners' Course*

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

A.   7:30-9:30 a.m.  An Introduction to the Medical Program Update (2 credits)

      9:30–2:00 p.m. Clinical Medical Standards, by Body System; Medical Examination; Performing & Documenting. (4.5 credits)
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

       2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  On-site Grand Rounds, Swift Trucking Company (Transportation will be provided) (2.5 credits)

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

March 23-24, OPAM Workshop: 

Medical Review Officer Course*

Saturday, March 23
       7:30-  8:00 am  Breakfast
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, March 24      
       7:30- 7:55 am   Breakfast   
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, Rose Room
       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.

*Registration for OPAM Workshops are separate from that of the Midyear Educational Conference.

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