WOEMA’s Education Committee offers CME Webinars on topics relevant to the practice of occupational and environmental medicine. These webinars can be accessed by calling a toll-free 800 number and viewing the Powerpoint presentation using your Internet browser from your own computer. WOEMA members will be notified in advance of the dial-in phone number and the URL link to access the slides. When the CME Webinar is offered live, members will have the opportunity to send questions to the presenter and have those answered in real-time on the live broadcast.
WOEMA CME Webinar Registration Fees
WOEMA/ACOEM Member – Free
Non-Member Physician – $20
Non-Member, Non-Physician – $15
Click here to listen/view past webinar presentations.
CREDIT: WOEMA is accredited by the Institute of Medical Quality/California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. WOEMA takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
WOEMA designates this live internet activity, when combined with completion and submission of the on-line questionnaire, for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.
Topic: Integrating Health and Safety – Two Employer Solutions
To be aired on June 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm PT
Speakers: Pamela Hymel, MD, MPH, FACOEM & T. Warner Hudson, MD, FACOEM, FAAFP
Total Worker Health® is the integration of both workplace health promotion (health) and workplace health protection (safety). Both Walt Disney Parks & Resorts and UCLA Occupational Health have approached their safety and health programs via strategic integration of important program components between the two departments. The background, rationale, program content, operational details, and results over 5 years from these two workplaces will be presented so others can consider how integrating their health and safety programs might positively impact their workers and workplaces.
Learning Objectives – Participants will be able to:
- List the basic concepts of NIOSH Total Worker Health Program®
- Describe innovative ways two employers are integrating health and safety
- Implement data that most effectively outlines program successes and areas of opportunity
- Develop and design a focused hot spotter type wellness intervention
- Operate a worker health program
Dr. Pamela Hymel is Chief Medical Officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (WDPR) where she is responsible for integrating a segment wide health and well-being strategy. In her current role, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the onsite occupational health services centers, guest first aid locations, disability/accommodation management, drug screening, global occupational health issues and well-being strategy and programs for WDPR. Dr. Hymel served as President of the American College of Occupational Medicine (ACOEM) from 2009-2010 and was on their Board of Directors for over 10 years.
Dr. T. Warner Hudson has been Medical Director of UCLA Health System and Campus for 7 years and has worked across all UC on the focused wellness program for injured workers called Work Strong; on the steering committee of UCLA’s Healthy Campus Initiative, and is currently working on new UC wide population health efforts. He spent 20 + years as a Corporate Medical Director and Director of Health Safety and Environment for multinational companies. He was president of ACOEM in 2011-2012 and president of WOEMA in 2000-2001
Topic: The California Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS) – New Treatment Guidelines and Formulary
Aired on April 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm PT
Speaker: Raymond Meister, MD
Doctors in California’s workers’ compensation system are required to provide evidence–based medical treatment. The MTUS provides this evidence-based framework for the evaluation and treatment of injured workers. It includes a set of guidelines covering which treatments are effective for most work–related injuries and illnesses as well as a method for providing care outside of the MTUS treatment guidelines. Additionally, a proposed MTUS Formulary has also recently been submitted for public comment and this presentation will cover the formulary as well. Use of the MTUS is not only required by law, but will facilitate the approval of your treatment plans and improve outcomes of your patients.
- Define what the MTUS is and why it is critically important to the care of your patients.
- Identify the guidelines in the MTUS and learn how to use recommendations found in the MTUS guidelines for your patients’ treatment.
- Explain how to apply the MTUS Medical Evidence Search Sequence when considering recommendations found outside of the MTUS.
- Identify highlights of the proposed MTUS Formulary.
Dr. Ray Meister has served as Executive Medical Director for DWC since June, 2016 and was an Associate Medical Director since 2014. Prior to joining DWC, Dr. Meister served as Public Health Medical Officer at the California Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Branch, from 2000 to 2014.
Dr. Meister is boarded in Occupational Medicine having done his residency at UCSF. He earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He has been a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco since 1998 and is currently an Associate Clinical Professor.[ Download Presentation PDF ]
Topic: Outbreak of Mycobacterial Infections in a Dental Clinic
aired on February 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm PST
Speaker: Matthew Zahn, MD
In the fall of 2017, the Orange County Health Care Agency responded to an outbreak of atypical mycobacterial infection in the patient population of a local dental clinic. Over 60 children were hospitalized due to this outbreak, which is the largest dental mycobacterial outbreak reported in this country. Aspects discussed will include assessment and testing of the facility water system, assessment of dental provider practices, and the epidemiology of community outbreaks of atypical mycobacterial infection.
Learning Objectives – Participants will be able to:
- Become familiar with environmental sources of atypical mycobacterial infection.
- Learn the basics of assessing water systems for potential mycobacterial contamination.
- Review the epidemiologic progression of an outbreak of mycobacterial infection.
Dr. Matthew Zahn currently serves as Medical Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Assessment for the Orange County Health Care Agency. Dr. Zahn received his doctorate in medicine from St. Louis University School of Medicine. From 2004 through 2011, he served as Medical Director for the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. During that time, he also served as an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He has served on multiple national public health committees, including currently serving as the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) liaison to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.[ Download Presentation PDF ]