This course is presented by the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. It is designed to provide occupational and environmental health professionals and persons from other health-related disciplines with a review and update of current topics in occupational and environmental medicine. The first day of the curriculum will focus on Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disease. A poster session the evening before will supplement the Respiratory Disease course content. The second day and final half-day of the course will cover a multi-topic theme: Updates in Occupational and Environmental Health.
This course is approved for American Board of Preventive Medicine Maintenance of Certification self-assessment credit and is a comprehensive update for occupational medicine specialists. California Qualified Medical Examiner credit approval is anticipated.
This course is also designed to meet the needs of primary care providers and others engaged in occupational health practice and research including physicians (family physicians, general practitioners, internists, emergency medicine specialists), nurse practitioners and other nursing professionals, as well as physician’s assistants and industrial hygienists.
An attendee completing this course will be able to:
- Improve their understanding of the role of inhalational exposures in occupational and environmental health practice;
- Adopt new medical knowledge into preventive activities addressing emerging risk factors and new diseases entities, in particular for respiratory conditions;
- Evaluate scientific data in the field of occupational and environmental medicine;
- Expand the differential diagnosis to incorporate a wider range of environmental and occupational factors in respiratory disease processes and in other work-related
- Improve their diagnostic methods and treatment recommendations for selected occupational and environmental conditions, emphasizing but not limited to lung processes;
- Improve their management in terms of required regulatory management of specific work-related scenarios;
- Inform the prioritization of clinical care, research, and public health policy with state-of- the-art updates.