Welcome to WOHC ‘14
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”— William Arthur Ward
We find ourselves in the midst of an unprecedented time of change and innovation. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has led to sweeping changes in the business of medicine, a dazzling array of innovative technologies, pharmaceuticals, and data analytics allow us to practice more effectively, and an ever-evolving body of scientific research leads us towards more efficient evidence-based practice. The WOHC 2014 planning committee has worked tirelessly to assemble a staff of visionary speaking faculty that will keep you on the cutting edge of Occupational and Environmental Medicine with valuable insights that will enable our community to adjust its sails with the changing times.
We’re thrilled to announce the introduction of an innovative new handson educational offering called the “Interactive Clinical Refresher”, which has been constructed with the front-line occupational medicine provider in mind. This is a two-day forum preceding the main/plenary conference, and will be divided into four half day sessions: “Power Ortho – Walk the WOHC” (Foot, Ankle, and Gait), “Procedures” (Wound Closure and Slit Lamp), “Occ Med Screening Tools” (Spirometry, EKG, Audiogram, Vision/Titmus), and “Opioids – When ‘Just Say No’ Is Not Enough: Health-Focused Discussions with Patients Seeking Opioids”. We feel these post-graduate sessions will serve as a tremendous complement to the core curriculum that has been assembled this year.
Additional highlights from the conference include worksite tours of Solar Turbines Incorporated, and the Naval Air Station North Island (Aircraft Maintenance Facility); our signature social event with dinner and dancing at the famous beachfront Hotel del Coronado, and a world-class faculty of speakers that will inspire and educate us on Occupational Medicine issues.
Please join us for what is sure to be an informative, fun, and rejuvenating experience in sunny San Diego!