AOHC serves two fundamental purposes: it is the premier professional meeting for physicians and other health professionals who have an interest in the fields of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM); and it is the annual membership meeting for ACOEM’s members.
Educational Needs and Objectives
OEM is the medical specialty devoted to the prevention and management of occupational and environmental injury, illness, and disability, and the promotion of health and productivity of workers, their families, and communities. ACOEM has identified core competencies in areas where the OEM-trained physician should strive to remain current and serve as a knowledgeable representative of the specialty. The ten core competencies are availalbe at www.acoem.org.
The ACOEM CME mission is to provide educational activities that enhance the professional capabilities related directly to the professional work of physicians practicing occupational and environmental medicine and (1) to promote physician lifelong and self-directed learning, (2) to improve worker/patient clinical outcomes, and (3) to facilitate physician effectiveness and efficiency in carrying out professional responsibilities.
To address the educational needs of OEM physicians, AOHC is planned within the context of desirable physician attributes and aligned with the OEM core competencies.
AOHC content is designed to enhance physician competence and performance and to improve patient outcomes by providing learner-centered education in the most current issues relevant to the practice of OEM.
Upon completion of AOHC, the learner should be able to:
evaluate current research;
analyze emerging issues in OEM; and
exemplify effectiveness and efficiency in carrying out professional responsibilities.
AOHC is designed for physicians who specialize in or have an interest in OEM as well as for non-physicians, such as industrial hygienists, nurses, safety professionals, and environmental health specialists who are involved in the field. AOHC offers a variety of educational activities for participants new to OEM as well as for the experienced professional.
The AOHC Exhibit Hall offers important resources for professionals working in occupational medicine.
Who Attends AOHC?
The attendees at AOHC specialize in the field of occupational and environmental medicine. These professionals make the buying decisions for a broad spectrum of products, services, equipment and supplies for their domestic and global companies. Previously, more than 1,000 physicians and other senior occupational health professionals attended the conference to learn about the latest products and services. AOHC attendees are influential decision-makers who have the buying power to purchase your products or services.
Established in 1916, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is the pre-eminent organization of occupational health professionals who champion the health and safety of workers, workplaces, and environments. Its mission is to provide leadership by educating health professionals and the public; stimulating research; enhancing the quality of practice; guiding public policy; and advancing the field of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). In its leadership role, ACOEM sponsors educational activities for physicians and other health professionals, including courses and the annual spring AOHC.