Occupational Medicine for Primary Care Providers
Friday, October 12 - Saturday October 13, 2018 in Houston, Texas
The primary care practitioner (PCPs) may frequently encounter work-related health problems in the patient population. In addition, primary care providers may be called upon by small companies and businesses to serve as medical advisors. However, most PCPs have little or no formal background and/or training in this area. The course will review the primary care provider's role in administrative and legal issues related to occupational health. This is Part I of a two part series.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for primary care physicians and nurses. Many other professionals will benefit from attending as well. These include physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other primary care providers who have limited formal preparation in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) but who handle occupational health problems on a full or part time basis.
This conference is designed to enhance the knowledge of primary care providers in their treatment of patients with work-related injuries and illnesses. You will experience 12 contact hours of expert instruction while interacting with your peers. At the end of this activity, you will have specific knowledge in managing occupational illnesses and injuries. You will better understand workers compensation requirements and how occupational health disparities are reflected in your patient population.
UTHealth School of Public Health Faculty Instructors
Arch 'Chip' Carson, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences and Director of the Occupational Medicine Residency Program at the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, Texas.
George Delclos, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, Texas and Senior Researcher in the Center for Occupational Health Research at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain.
Brett Perkison, M.D., M.P.H, Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, Texas.
Guest speakers include physicians and professionals from the Texas Medical Center, Shell Health, Chevron, Texas Department of Insurance and other leaders in he occupational medicine field.
Date & Time:
Friday, October 12, 2018 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, October 13, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
School of Public Health
Reuel A. Stallones Building
1200 Pressler St., First Floor, Room 102-A
Houston, TX 77030
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Visitor parking is available in front of the UTHealth School of Public Health in a limited capacity for a fee up to $20.00 per day.
Parking can also be found at TMC Garage 2 across Holcombe off Bertner.
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Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District
Conference Rate $121.00 USD per night
*Book by 6/21/2018 for above discounted rate
Continuing Education Credits
Your Best Reponse to a Changing World!
The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) supports research, education and outreach in occupational and environmental health. The SWCOEH is housed within the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences of the UTHealth School of Public Health and is under the leadership of Elaine Symanski, PhD who serves as Director.
The SWCOEH was established in 1977 as a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center (ERC), now one of 18 ERCs in the nation. In 1985, the SWCOEH became a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health.
The mission of the SWCOEH Continuing Education (CE) Program is to serve as a training resource for professionals and decision-makers in the occupational and environmental health fields by delivering specialized courses in response to current training needs. Our ultimate goal is to improve occupational and environmental health. Our core subject areas are occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, hazardous substances and materials and occupational health nursing. Contact us to discuss your training needs!
Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Continuing Education (CE) & Outreach Program
1200 Pressler St., RAS West, Ste. 1038
Houston, TX 77030