UCSF CME: Being an Occupational and Environmental Health “Detective” and
Updates in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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Department: Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Course Number: MDM20N01
Activity Start Date: March 4, 2020
Activity End Date: March 7, 2020
Location: San Francisco Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf
San Francisco CA
Early Bird Ends -
Regular Fee Begins-
Full Course    
Physicians $745 $770
Allied Health Professionals $645 $670
Residents/Fellows $525 $550
Workplace and Environment    
 Physicians $375 $400
 Allied Health Professionals $325 $350
Residents/Fellows $250 $275
Updates in OEM    
 Physicians $450 $475
Allied Health Professionals $400 $425
Residents/Fellows $325 $350


These courses are presented by the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. It provides a targeted review and update of current topics in occupational and environmental medicine. The course is designed for occupational and environmental health professionals, including occupational physicians and nurses, and industrial hygienists. It also meets the needs of primary care providers and others engaged in practice and research including physicians (family physicians, practitioners, internists, emergency medicine specialists), general nurse practitioners and other nursing professionals, and physician assistants. Policy makers and medical-legal practitioners also benefit from the curriculum offered. The first day of the curriculum, Being an Occupational and Environmental Health “Detective” addresses the basic components of assessing and responding to occupational or environmental health threats at the individual or group level. A poster session the evening before will supplement this course content, including case reports and research data. The second day and final half-day of the course will cover a multi-topic theme: Updates in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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An attendee completing this course will be able to:

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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.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Pharmacy: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Family Physicians: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

American Board of Preventive Medicine: The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 19.00 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

California Division of Workers compensation – Medical Unit (QME credit): The California Division of Workers Compensation – Medical Unit for Qualified Medical Evaluator credit has been filed and is awaiting approval.

Geriatric Medicine: The approved credits shown above include 3.50 geriatric credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 1820, Geriatric Medicine.

Pain Medicine: The approved credits shown above include 1.75 Pain Credits towards meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 487, Pain Management and Care for the Terminally Ill.

Trauma: The approved credits shown above include 3.75 credits toward satisfying the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma requirement for trauma related continuing medical education.

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Course Outline:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
6:30pm-8:30pm Evening Poster Session and Opening Reception
Thursday, March 5, 2020
7:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
Being an Occupational and Environmental Health “Detective”
7:45 Welcome & Overview Course Leaders
8:00  T History Lessons: Sentinel Occupational and Environmental Events Paul D. Blanc, MD, MSPH
8:50 Taking an Occupational and Environmental History Robert Harrison, MD, MPH
9:40 Coffee Break
10:10 What Lung Function Study Should I Order and Why? Robert Cohen, MD
11:00 Toxicology Testing – A Guide to the Perplexed Eddie Garcia, MD
11:50 Lunch on own
1:10 PM KEYNOTE: Workplace Safety and Health: An Investigative Reporter’s Experience Howard Berkes
2:10  T Special Senses and Special Testing Dennis Shusterman, MD, MPH
3:00 Coffee Break
3:30 Bibliography and Bibliometrics: How to Search Evans Whitaker, MD, MLIS
4:20 The Nuts and Bolts of an Outbreak Investigation Kristin Cummings, MD, MPH
5:10 Closing Panel –  “Being a Detective” Moderator: 
Robert Harrison, MD, MPH
Howard Berkes
Robert Cohen, MD
Kristin Cummings, MD, MPH
6:00 PM Adjourn
Friday, March 6, 2020
7:15 AM Continental Breakfast
7:50 Welcome & Overview Course Leaders
8:10  P Robotics, Co-botics, and Enhanced Mechanics [Resistance is Futile] Carisa Harris-Adamson, PhD
9:00  P Office  Ergonomics 101 Jay M. Kapellusch, PhD
9:50 Coffee Break
10:20  T Occupational Issues in Laboratory Animal Handling Rajan Puri ,MD, MPH
11:10  G Autoimmune Disease and Occupation Gabriela Schmajuk, MD, MSc
12:20 PM Lunch on own
1:30 The Occupational Burden of Respiratory Disease Carrie Redlich, MD, MPH
2:30 Ethical Concepts and Challenges in Occupational Health Sergio Iavicoli, MD, PhD    
3:30 Coffee Break
3:50 OEM Published Research: The Year in Review Samuel Goldman, MD, MPH  
4:45pm  Adjourn
Saturday, March 7, 2020
7:45 AM Continental Breakfast 
8:15 Welcome & Overview  Course Leaders
8:30  T Unexpected Radiation Exposure Scenarios Timur Durrani, MD, MPH, MBA
9:20  T Occupational Health Monitoring for Emergency Responders Bruce Bernard, MD, MPH
10:10 Coffee Break
10:30  G Use of Low Dose CT Scanning for Early Lung Cancer Detection Among High Risk Workers Steven B. Markowitz, MD, DrPH
11:30 GT Closing Panel – What are the Persistent or Emerging Moderator: 
Problems in Occupational and Environmental Medicine? Samuel Goldman, MD, MPH  Panelists:
  Carisa Harris-Adamson, PhD
Sergio Iavicoli, MD, PhD    
Steven B. Markowitz, MD, DrPH
Carrie Redlich, MD, MPH 
12:00 Adjourn

P = Pain Credit
G = Geriatric Credit
T = Trauma Credit

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University of California, San Francisco

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

Samuel M. Goldman, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine and Neurology,
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Robert Kosnik, MD, DIH
Professor of Medicine,
Medical Director, Occupational Health Services,
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

Howard Berkes
Investigations Correspondent,
National Public Radio

Bruce Bernard, MD, MPH
Captain, United States Public Health Service (ret);
Consultant, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Atlanta, GA

Robert A. Cohen, MD
Professor of Medicine Northwestern University,
Feinberg School of Medicine,
Chicago, IL

Kristin Cummings, MD, MPH
Public Health Medical Officer
California Department of Public Health

Timur Durrani, MD, MPH, MBA
Associate Professor of Medicine;
Director, Occupational Health,
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Eddie Garcia, MD
Medical Toxicology Fellow,
California Poison Control System,
San Francisco Division

Carisa Harris-Adamson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine;
Director, Ergonomics Laboratory

Robert Harrison, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor of Medicine;
Public Health Medical Officer,
California Department of Public Health

Sergio iavicoli, MD, PhD
Research Director, INAIL (National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work)
Rome, Italy

Jay M. Kapellusch, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair,
Department of Occupational Science and Technology,
College of Health Sciences University of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Steven B. Markowitz, MD, DrPH
Director, Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment;
Professor of Environmental Sciences at Queens College,
City University of New York, NY

Rajan Puri, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Occupational Medicine Director,
Strategic Health Initiatives and Innovation Stanford University,
Palo Alto, CA

Carrie Rredlich, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology Director,
Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program,
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Gabriela Schmajuk, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Rheumatology
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Dennis Shusterman, MD, MPH
Professor of Clinical Medicine,
Emeritus Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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Travel & Lodging:

San Francisco Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf
1250 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Hotel Phone: 415-775-7555
Rates: $229/night
Reservations: 1-800-228-9290

Cutoff Date: February 3, 2020 or once room block is filled

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Air Transportation and Rental Car

UCSF has negotiated special fares with United Airlines for our course attendees.
Download Online Booking Instructions (.pdf)

Hertz is pleased to offer discounts for our course attendees.
Website www.hertz.com CV Code: 03BW0139

You can also reserve by calling Hertz at 800-654-3131 and referencing CV Code: 03BW0139

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before March 2, 2020 will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to registration@ocme.ucsf.edu.

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