Western Occupational & Environmental Medical Association
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2013 Schedule

Wednesday,
September 25

PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE and SPECIAL EVENTS
6:30 am Registration Opens
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Course
(NRCME Certification)
Anne-Marie Puricelli, MD; Michael Berneking, MD
11:00 am Golf Tournament: Royal Hawaiian Golf Course
12:00 pm Tennis Tournament: Waikiki Tennis Club
12:00 pm Outrigger Canoe Ride: Waikiki Beach
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm WOEMA Board of Directors Meeting (Invitation Only)

 

Thursday,
September 26

POST-GRADUATE SESSIONS, WORKSITE TOUR, and SPECIAL EVENTS
6:30 am Registration Opens
7:00 am – 11:00 am
(PG1)
Post-Graduate Session:
Power Ortho: Musculoskeletal
Burt Moritz, MD; Jerry Van Meter, MD (Moderator);
David Vasconcellos, MD
7:30 am – 1:00 pm
(WST)
Worksite Tour:
Military Naval Yard Worksite Tour
8:00 am – 1:00 pm Guest Tour: Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Excursion
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
(PG2)
Post-Graduate Session:
Causation for Occupational Injuries: Myths vs. Science and Medical Decision Making
Christopher R. Brigham, MD, FACOEM (Moderator);
Robert J. Barth, PhD; Kimberly George;
Kurt T. Hegmann, MD, MPH, FACOEM; Steve Levit, MD;
Lester L. Sacks, MD, PhD
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
(PG3)
Post-Graduate Session:
Military Exposure and Civilian Implications
Joanna M. Gaitens, PhD, MSN. MPH, RN;
Stella E. Hines, MD, MSPH;
Melissa A. McDiarmid, MD, MPH, DABT, FACOEM;
Katherine Squibb, PhD
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm WOHC 2013 Spirit of Aloha Welcome Reception
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Residents Meeting

 

Friday,
September 27

PLENARY SESSIONS and EVENTS
6:30 am Registration Opens
6:30 am – 7:15 am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
7:15 am – 7:30 am WOHC Chair’s Welcome
Bernyce M. Peplowski, DO, MS
7:30 am – 7:45 am Living Aloha & Pono
Christopher R. Brigham, MD, FACOEM
7:50 am – 9:15 am Evidence-Based Medicine: Improving Patient Outcomes
Kurt T. Hegmann, MD, MPH, FACOEM;
Charles W. Kennedy, Jr. MD;
Ingrid Pederson
8:00 am – 11:30 am Guest Tour: Dole Pineapple Plantation
9:20 am – 10:00 am Understanding Cultural Differences in Pain Management
Jon Streltzer, MD
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break/Exhibits
10:30am – 12:00 pm Opioids: Achieving Effectiveness, Assuring Safety, Minimizing Disability
Lee S. Glass, MD, JDOpioids for Subacute and Chronic Pain
Kurt T. Hegmann, MD, MPH, FACOEMModerator: Robert Goldberg, MD, FACOEM
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
(Box lunches available for purchase)
Lunchtime Lectures – Choose from the following topics of interest:Emergency Preparedness and Response: A Renewed Perspective
Toby L. Clairmont, RN, CHEP

or

Diving Medicine – USN Diver/SEAL Submarine Overview
Thomas Kersch, CAPT, MD

1:20 pm – 2:20 pm  Effects of Early Physical Therapy (PT) and Integrating PT/Occupational Physician Visit
Nazly Behnia, DPT, OSC;
David Nguyen, MD;
Romy Timm, MPT, CEAS
2:20 pm – 2:55 pm Radiation and Human Health: Key Issues in Low Dose Radiation Exposure
James P. Seward, MD, MPP, MMM, FACOEM
2:55 pm – 3:25 pm Break / Exhibits
3:25 pm – 4:00 pm Ophthalmic Injuries
J. Scott Kortvelesy, MD
4:05 pm – 4:45 pm Hawaiian Air – Lung Ailments and Volcanic Activity (LAVA)
Elizabeth Tam, MD
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Rum Fire Reception
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Catamaran Cruise
Saturday,
September 28

PLENARY SESSIONS and EVENTS
6:30 am Registration Opens
6:30 am – 7:15 am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
7:15 am – 8:15 am WOEMA President’s Address – Leslie Israel, DO

WOEMA Annual Business
Meeting/ Rutherford T. Johnstone Award lecture

T. Warner Hudson, III, MD, FAAFP, FACOEMJean Spencer Felton Award
Rupali Das, MD, MPH, FACOEM
8:15 am – 8:45 am ACOEM President’s Address
Ron Loeppke MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM 
8:45 am – 9:45 am The Changing Face of Humanitarian Crises & Public Health Emergencies
Frederick Burkle, MD, MPH, DTM, PhD (Hon.) FAAP, FACEP
9:50 am – 10:30 am Care-at-a-Distance: Telemedicine Solutions and Potential Applications in Occupational Health
Peter J. Vasquez, MD
10:30 am – 11:00 am Break / Exhibits
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Spine Case Discussion
Zhong Ling, MD, PhD, MPH
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
(Box lunches available for purchase)
Lunchtime Lectures – Choose from the following topics of interest:

State Legislative Updates & Roundtable Discussions
Robert C. Blink, MDorThe History of Leprosy in Hawaii
Vernon E. Ansdell, MD
1:15 pm – 1:55 pm Evidence on Work-Related Causation of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
David M. Rempel, MD, MPH, FACOEM
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Optimizing Health Care Delivery by Integrating Workplaces, Homes and Communities
Ron Loeppke MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM Integrating Occupational Medicine Practice into the Accountable Care Organization
Fred Fung, MD, MS, JD, Esq.
2:50 pm – 3:10 pm Break
3:10 pm – 3:45 pm Assessing Current Health Threats from Past Exposure to Novel Agents: Lessons Learned from Military Occupations
Joanna M. Gaitens, PhD, MSN. MPH, RN;
Stella E. Hines, MD, MSPH;
Melissa A. McDiarmid, MD, MPH, DABT, FACOEM;
Katherine Squibb, PhD
3:50 pm – 4:25 pm Factoring Happiness into the Productivity Equation: Your Patients and You!
Les Kertay, PhD, ABPP
4:30 pm – 4:45 pm Late Breaking News
Walter Newman, Jr., MD
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Closing Remarks
Bernyce Peplowski, DO, MS (WOHC 2013 Chair)
Leslie Israel, DO, MPH, FACOEM (WOEMA President 2013)
Erik Won, DO, MPH, MBA, FACOEM (WOHC 2014 – San Diego Chair)
Ellyn McIntosh, MD, MPH, FACOEM (WOEMA President 2014)

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