Virtual Fall Summit Encore 2023
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Availability
On-Demand
Cost
Member: $199.00
Non-Member: $99.00
Resident and Retired Member: $299.00
Credit Offered
11.75 CME Credits
Experience the high-quality learning and expert instruction you’ve come to expect from ACOEM in-person education – from the convenience of your home or office. Daily themes for the 2023 Virtual Fall Summit will cover The Evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Climate Change and Its Impact on OEM, Clinical Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

The Virtual Symposium is designed for physicians and other health care professionals who specialize in or have an interest in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM), including nurses, physician assistants, industrial hygienists, safety professionals, environmental health specialists, and human resource professionals.

Session 1:

AI in Occupational Medicine - Introduction to ChatGPT
Eric Jackson-Scott, MD, MPH
*Nothing to disclose
Objectives

  1.  Develop a greater understanding of ChatGPT. 
  2. Understand how ChatGPT applications can be used in Occupational Medicine. 
  3. Learn about how ChatGPT can be used in Health Education and Communication. 

Session 2:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning in Occupational Health Part 1:  Overview of Current AI/ML Research Methods in Occupational Health

Houshang Darabi, Ph.D.
*Nothing to disclose

Objectives

  1. Understand what current AI/machine learning research is being conducted in the US/worldwide.
  2. Review the potential benefits as well as changes that AI/machine learning technology has on occupational health practice.
  3. Discuss the ethical and privacy implications of AI in occupational health and safeguards that can be put into place.

Session 3:

Predicting Turnover and Budgeting for Clinical Well-being

Xi (SiSi) Hu, Ph.D.
*Nothing to disclose

 Objectives

  1.  To share how we can use machine learning to predict turnover risk as an indicator of clinician burnout. 
  2. To explain a methodology published at the National Bureau of Economic Research that leverages standard organizational data to quantify the comprehensive costs of clinician burnout, setting the foundation of making the business case in investing in clinician wellbeing. 
  3. To discuss how we should think about quantifying the ROI of well-being programs and interventions. 
  4. To discuss the ethical implications of using machine learning to develop wellbeing programs. 


Session 1:

Lead – in pipes. Our experience and a review of leaded pipe dope in occupational groups. The importance of biological monitoring of exposure and different methods to assess previous (short term) and chronic (cumulative) exposure

 Cheryl Rook, RN, COHN(C), COHN-S, CRSP, DOHS, Dip.(McMaster) Env. Health;
*Nothing to disclose

 Kevin Hedges, PhD., M. App. Sc., BSc., COH, CIH
*Nothing to disclose

Objectives

  1. Background – Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) including history and recent projects.
  2. Update on lead.
  3. OHCOW - approached by UNIFOR national and local to review lead risk management for Lead Exposure from Thread Sealant containing lead.
  4. What is the (lead based) thread sealant and how have gas fitters been exposed.
  5. What are the up to date known health effects from inorganic lead exposure?
  6. How is lead exposure assessed (personal exposure and biological monitoring).
  7. What is biological monitoring of exposure for lead.
  8. The importance of biological monitoring of exposure and different methods to assess previous (short term) and chronic (cumulative) exposure.
  9. Do current regulations offer an acceptable level of protection for all workers?


Session 2:

Libby Amphibole Disease: Not your grandfather's asbestosis

Jaime Szeinuk, MD, MS
*Nothing to disclose

Objectives

  1. Describe the particular clinical manifestations of Libby amphibole disease.
  2. Identify the particular radiographic abnormalities associated with Libby amphibole disease.
  3. Describe immunological abnormalities associated with exposure to Libby amphibole.


Session 3:

The East Palestine Derailment: What happened, what did we learn, and how do we move forward

Kevin Trangle, Kevin Trangle, MD, MBA, FACOEM, FAADEP, BCIM, CIME, ABIME, CMRO
*Nothing to disclose

Teresa Ehnert
*Nothing to disclose

Susan Santos, Ph.D., M.S.
*Nothing to disclose

 Objectives:

  1.  Understand the full sequence of events that led to the East Palestine derailment on February 3, 2023 (including a toxicological and environmental overview)
  2. 2Review incident command structure in the event of an environmental disaster and how respective agencies are activated.
  3. 3Learn risk communication techniques that can be employed in the event of an environmental disaster for timely notifications to stakeholders.


Session 4:

Changing Climate: New York City Haze and Wildfire Smoke Impacting Worker's Health in the Urban Metropolis

 Ismail Nabeel, MD, MPH, MS
*Nothing to disclose

 Objectives

  1.  Upon completion, participants will be able to relate to the recent experience of New York City and the American Northeast being engulfed in thick smoke due to wildfires illustrate the connection between climate change, wildfire, and air quality, and what are the specific health implications for workers in such areas?
  2. Upon completion, participants will be able to learn about the practical strategies or interventions to protect the health of these workers in the face of worsening air quality conditions.
  3. Upon completion, participants will be able to understand some of the potential policy measures that can be employed to mitigate the health risks associated with poor air quality for both outdoor workers and the general population.

Session 1:

Updated 2023 COVID-19 Vaccines: Use, Timing, Co-Administration Questions Answered

 

Judith O'Donnell, MD

*Nothing to disclose

 

Objectives

 

  1. Updated 2023 COVID-19 Vaccines
  2. Vaccine Makeup
  3. Redefining older terms “fully vaccinated” and “up to date”
  4. Timing Questions
  5. Vaccinating Special Populations
  6. Counseling Hesitant Patients
  7. Co-Administration with other Vaccines
  8. Preparing for Winter Respiratory Season

 

Session 2:

Lung Disease Caused by Engineered Stone

Robert Harrison, MD, MPH

*Nothing to disclose

 

Objectives

 

  1. Identify the hazards of silica dust exposure in stone fabrication shops.
  2. Describe the extent of disease among engineered stone fabrication workers.
  3. Understand the implications for policies to prevent this disease.

 

Session 3:

Healthcare and Violence: What do you need to know?


Michael J. Hodgson, MD, MPH

*Nothing to disclose

 

Objectives:

 

  1. Evaluate whether your home institution has resources necessary to keep providers safe.
  2. Understand components of a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program.
  3. Able to use a checklist developed by The Joint Commission to evaluate own system.

 

Session 4:

Occupational Color Vision: Standards, Testing, and Rationale

 

Jeffrey L. Weaver, OD, MS, FAAO
*Nothing to disclose

 

Objectives

 

  1. History
  2. Occupational Vision Testing Today
  3. Color Vision Deficiency
  4. Importance of Color Vision
  5. Color Vision Testing
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