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2012 Conference Schedule & Plenary Session Presentations

WOHC 2012
September 13-15, 2012
San Francisco, CA

SEPTEMBER 14

TIME

SESSION OR EVENT

7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
7:00 am – 8:00 am Yoga
7:00 am – 7: 45 am Clinical Update: Occupational and Environmental Neurotoxicology
Jonathan S. Rutchik, MD, MPH, FACOEM
8:00 am – 8:15 am Chair’s Welcome
Rupali Das, MD, MPH, FACOEM with Tomás J. Aragón, MD, DrPHSan Francisco Department of Public Health
8:15 am – 9:00 am Keynote Address: Building Healthy Communities
Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH
9:00 am – 9:45 am Global Environmental Justice
Paul Brandt-Rauf, DrPH, MD, ScD
9:45 am – 10:30 am Integrating Occupational Safety and Health into Green Buildings 
Matthew Gillen, MS, CIH
10:30 am – 11:00 am Break/Exhibits
10:00 am Guest/Spouse Tour: Asian Art Museum
11:00 am – 11:45 am Old Vistas and New Horizons: How NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations Can Impact the Practice of Occ Med
Bruce P. Bernard, MD, MPH
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch 
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch CME Sessions:
1. Opioids – Use and Misuse
Steven Feinberg, MD; Scott Levy, MD, MPH, FACOEMAlex Swedlow 2. Caring for Transgendered Individuals
Judy D. Lively, MD
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Travel Medicine
Steven S. Krotzer, MD, DTMH, MPH
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm WOEMA Annual Business MeetingAward Presentation: Rutherford T. Johnstone Award Lecture
Recipient: Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH, FACOEM
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Innovations and Hazards in the Biotechnology Industry
Jordan Rinker, MD, MPH
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Physician Advocacy Without Enabling
Melvin Belsky, MDMichael Cohen, MD, MPH, MBARobert Dickinson, Esq.
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm Exhibitor Reception
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm WOEMA Signature Event:
California Academy of Sciences

SEPTEMBER 15

TIME

SESSION OR EVENT

7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
7:00 am – 8:00 am Yoga
8:00 am – 8:30 am WOEMA President’s Remarks: Walter Newman, Jr., MDACOEM President’s Address: Karl Auerbach, MD, MBA, MS, FACOEM
8:30 am – 9:15 am Degenerative MRI Changes and Back Pain
Dean Chou, MDCollaboration Between Physicians, Nurses, and Administration for Cost Savings in Spine Care
Praveen Mummaneni, MD
9:15 am – 10:15 am Infectious Disease: Guidelines, Updates and Implementation in the Healthcare Setting
William Buchta, MD, MPH, FACOEMJames Watt, MD, MPH
10:15 am – 10:40 am Break/Exhibits
10:45 am – 11:30 am Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Driving
Christian Guilleminault MD, DM, DBiol
11:30 am – 12:15 pm ACOEM Guidance Statement on Reproductive and Developmental Hazard Management
Ulrike Luderer, MD, PhD, MPH
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm—1:15 pm Lunch CME:
1. Legislative Round Table2. Complementary and Alternative Medicine from an Occupational Medicine Perspective
Robert Eric Dinenberg, MD, MPH
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Poisonings and Public Health Emergencies: The Importance of the California Poison Control System in Occupational and Environmental Health
Kent R. Olson, MD
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm The History of Occupational and Environmental Health: Learning From the Past to Inform the Future
Paul D. Blanc, MD, MSPH
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm The Most Hazardous Jobs and Lessons for Occupational Health Practitioners
Marc Schenker, MD, MPH
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Late Breaking News: Three 20-minute topics including New Cal OSHA Patient Handling Standard
Deborah Gold, MPH, CIHPresentation on Hantavirus
Walter Newman, Jr., MD
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Remarks 
Rupali Das, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Chair, WOHC 2012;
Leslie M. Israel, DO, MPH, FACOEM, WOEMA President-Elect; 

Bernyce Peplowski, DO, MS, Chair, WOHC 2013