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Occupational and Environmental Factors in Neurological Disease and Occupational and Environmental Medicine Update

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Instructions for Poster Abstract Submission

Department: Medicine
Course Number: MDM13N01
Start: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
End: Saturday, November 03, 2012
Location: San Francisco, CA
Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf, SF, CA

Full Course: 20 credits
MD - $675 - Physicians
AHP - $600 - Allied Health Professionals
MDT - $600 - Residents/Fellows       

Individual Sections:
Occupational and Environmental Factors in Neurological Disease- (One Day-November 1, 2012) 7.75 credits
MD - $300 - Physicians 
AHP - $250 - Allied Health Professionals
MDT - $250 - Residents/Fellows

OEM Update (Two Days-November 2-3, 2012) 12.25 credits
MD - $400 - Physicians           
AHP - $350 - Allied Health Professionals 
MDT - $350 - Residents/Fellows           

Optional Workshops
$50 each

Credit: 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Board of Preventive Medicine: The American Board of Preventive Medicine for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) has approved this course for a maximum of 20 MOC credits.

Family Physicians: This Live activity, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Update, with a beginning date of October 31, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 21.00 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

California Division of Workers Compensation- Medical Unit (QME Credit): This course has been reviewed and approved for 20 hours of credit. The provider number is 1200.

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Course Outline:

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

3:00 pm Workshop Registration

4:00- 5:30 pm Hands-On Workshops (additional fee required-enrollment limited)

1. Electrophysiological Testing: Anne Poncelet, MD
Nerve conduction workshop: This will be an interactive session addressing when to order EMG/NCS, what the strengths and limitations of the test are, interpreting EMGs and whether they are adequate to address the clinical process. The workshop will include props to walk through what an EMG/NCS and principles of how to do a quality study. Case scenarios may be included to guide participant in protocol selection and interpretation of findings.
2. Neuropsychological Testing: Joel Kramer, PsyD

3. Neurological Examination: Jonathan S. Rutchik, MD, MPH
The participant will have the opportunity to review an overview of a complete neurological examination and then personally experience practice as they break up into small subsections including cranial nerves, reflexes and coordination and gait. Clinical exam pearls will be introduced.

6:30 - 8:00 pm Conference Opening Reception and Scientific Poster Session


Thursday, November 1, 2012 • ONE DAY ONLY

7:30 am Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:15 Introductory Keynote: Neurologic Disease and
Environmental Exposures – Evidence and
Opportunity from Applied Research
Tom Sinks, PhD

8:40 P Chemical Triggers of Peripheral Neuropathy
Peter Spencer, PhD

9:20 G Metal Neurotoxicants
Brian Schwartz, MD, MS

10:00 Break

10:20 G Occupational and Environmentally-related
Central Nervous System Degenerative Disease
Caroline M. Tanner, MD, PhD

11:00 G Hearing Loss: Exposure Cofactors in
Noise-induced Loss
Laurence Fechter, PhD

11:40 Occupational Exposures and the Special
Senses: Sight, Smell, and Taste
Donald A. Fox, PhD

12:20 pm Lunch (on your own)

1:40 Red Tide Toxin as a Paradigm for Biological
Neurotoxins- Implications for Work-related and
Environmental Exposures
Lora Fleming, MD, MPH, PhD

2:20 Sympathetic Nervous System as a Target Organ
Howard Kipen, MD

3:00 G Cerebellar Manifestations of Occupational and
Environmental Toxicant Exposure
Roberto Lucchini, MD

3:40 Break

4:10 P Overuse Neuropathy: Evolving Concepts
Edward Diao, MD

4:50 Emerging Neurotoxins
Jordan Firestone, MD, PhD, MPH

5:30 Concluding Panel Session:
Ellen Widess, JD;
Setting the Future Agenda
Markku Sainio, MD, PhD; Bruce Bernard, MD, MPH

6:15 pm Adjourn


Friday, November 2, 2012 • DAY ONE

7:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast

7:45 Introduction
Paul D. Blanc, MD, MSPH

8:00 G Carcinogens: Is My Cancer Work-related?
Michael Fischman, MD, MPH

8:45 Chlorinated Solvents:
Worker and Environmental Issues
Robert Harrison, MD, MPH

9:30 Histoplasmosis, Coccidiomycosis, and
Blastomycosis in Occupational Groups
Bruce Leistikow, MD, MS; Rupali Das, MD, MPH

10:15 Break

10:30 G P Emerging Issues in Metal Toxicity:
Metal on Metal Joint Prostheses
Patrick Whiteley, MD

11:15 Lessons Learned: What the Epidemiology of
Health Care Worker’s Injury Teaches Us About
the Prevention of Occupational Injury Generally
Robyn Gershon, MHS, DrPH

12:00 pm Emergency Response from a Public Health
Rachel Roisman, MD, MPH Perspective

12:45 Lunch (on your own)

2:00 Electronic Medical Records and Opportunities
for Improved Occupational Health
Paul J. Papanek, MD, MPH

2:45 The ‘Healthy Work Environment’:
A New, Integrated Approach to Worker Safety and Health
Barbara Burgel, RN, PhD, COHN-S, FAAN

3:30 Break

3:45 University Students as an Occupational
Health Group
Paul Rountree, MD

4:30 Improving Patient Quality by Reducing Health
Care Provider Fatigue: Wider Implications for
Occupational Medicine?
Robert Kosnik, MD, DIH

5:15 Adjourn


Saturday, November 3, 2012 • DAY TWO

7:30 am Continental Breakfast

8:00 Environmental and Occupational Aspects of Personal Care and Cosmetic Products –
From Endocrine Disrupters to Nanoparticles to Heavy Metals
Gina Solomon, MD, MPH

9:00 Hydraulic Fracturing and In Situ Extraction:
Newer Methods of Resource Exploitation and
Their Potential Health Risks
Max Kiefer, MS, CIH

10:00 Break

10:15 P Farmworker Health: Persistent Problems and New Risks
Marc Schenker, MD

11:05 Biodiesel and Other Newer Fuels and
Fuel Additives
John Balmes, MD

11:55 Radiation and Human Health –
Recent International and Domestic Issues
James Seward, MD, MPP

12:45 pm Adjourn

G = Geriatric Credit
P = Pain Credit

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Paul D. Blanc, MD, MSPH
Professor of Medicine, Endowed Chair and Division Chief, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Robert Kosnik, MD, DIH
Associate Professor, and Medical Director, UCSF Occupational Health Services, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of California San Francisco

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(University of California, San Francisco unless otherwise noted)

John Balmes, MD
Professor of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital Division Chief, Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Director, Northern California COEH

Bruce Bernard, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, Health Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistant Branch, National Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, OH

Barbara Burgel, RN, PhD, COHN-S, FAAN
Professor of Clinical Nursing and Adult Nurse Practitioner; Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Graduate Program

Edward Diao, MD
Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Rupali Das, MD, MPH*
Chief, Exposure Assessment Section, California Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Investigations Branch

Laurence Fechter, PhD
Associate Director for Research, Loma Linda Veterans Association for Research and Education, Redlands, CA

Jordan Firestone, MD, PhD, MPH
Neurologist and Director of Occupational Health, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Michael Fischman, MD, MPH*
Fischman Occupational & Environmental Medical Group, Walnut Creek, CA

Lora Fleming, MD, MPH, PhD
Co-Director, NSF- NIEHS University of Miami Oceans and Human Health Center, Coral Gables, FL

Donald A. Fox, PhD
Professor, University of Houston School of Optometry, Houston, TX

Robyn Gershon, MHS, DrPH
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

Robert Harrison, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Occupational Health Branch, California Department of Public Health;

Max Kiefer, MS, CIH
Director, Denver Regional Office, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Denver, CO

Howard Kipen MD
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School,  New Brunswick NJ

Joel Kramer, PsyD
Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology

Bruce Leistikow, MD, MS
Chief Physician, Epidemiology & Surveillance,  Public Health Unit, California Correctional Health Care Services, Medical Services Division

Roberto Lucchini, MD
Professor and Director of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Paul J. Papanek, MD, MPH
Staff Physician, Occupational Health Service, Kaiser Permanente

Anne Poncelet MD,
Professor of Clinical Neurology; Mr. and Mrs. David George Rowe and Stephen W. Rowe Endowed Chair for Teaching in Neurology

Rachel Roisman, MD, MPH*
Public Health Medical Officer, California Department of Public Health

Paul Rountree, MD
Assistant US Occupational Health Manager, ExxonMobil Corporation, Houston, TX

Jonathan S. Rutchik, MD, MPH*
Neurologist, Environmental and Occupational Medicine Associates, Mill Valley, CA

Markku Sainio, MD, PhD
Adjunct Professor in Neurology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland

Marc Schenker, MD
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California Davis, School of Medicine,
Davis, CA

Brian Schwartz, MD, MS  
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, and Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

James Seward, MD, MPP*
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA

Tom Sinks, PhD
Deputy Director, National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Gina Solomon, MD, MPH*
Deputy Secretary for Science and Health, California Environmental Protection Agency

Peter Spencer PhD
Professor of Neurology; Senior Scientist, Center for Research on Occupational & Environmental Toxicology; Oregon Health & Science University, School of Medicine, Portland, OR

Caroline M. Tanner, MD, PhD
Director, Clinical Research Parkinson's Institute, Sunnyvale, CA

Patrick Whiteley, MD
Division of Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Kaiser Hospital, San Jose, CA

Ellen Widess, JD
Chief, California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL-OSHA), Sacramento, CA

* Also clinical medicine faculty member, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, UCSF

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Travel & Lodging:

Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf
1300 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Hotel Rates: $131/night

To register online, please visit this link
Group Code:  UC4

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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received in writing before the first day of the course will be refunded less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations after this date.

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