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 Vulnerable Workers and Communities at Environmental Risk. A poster session the evening before will supplement the Vulnerable Workers and Communities at Environmental Risk 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 assistants and industrial hygienists.
This course is designed to provide the experienced clinician with a review of vulnerable workers and communities at environmental risk, as well as to contextualize other topics emerging within the epidemiology of OEM and the evaluation and treatment of occupational and environmental diseases and injuries. Most attendees will be occupational physicians, but some are likely to be specialists in related fields who will profit by an in-depth presentation of OEM topics.
An attendee completing this course will be able to:
- Evaluate the occupational and environmental risk to selected vulnerable work groups and communities;
- Adopt new medical knowledge into preventive activities addressing emerging risk factors and new disease entities;
- 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 and other disease processes;
- Diagnose and treat selected occupational and environmental conditions;
- Improve 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.
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