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October 5, 2018 

Pre-Conference Activity

Worksite Tour of the Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Plant
 

October 6-7, 2018

Conference

Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Clinical Academic Building

Pre-conference registration: 
Worksite Tour of the Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Plant

Conference registration
Handouts
Hotel Info
Directions
Speakers
Agenda

Overview

The Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of New Jersey is proud to host the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (MARCOEM)! 

The MARCOEM is a regional conference developed and presented by a collaboration between The Johns Hopkins University Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health  
and the following American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine components: 

Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of New Jersey | website
Maryland College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine | website
New York Occupational and Environmental Medical Association | website
Pennsylvania Occupational and Environmental Medical Society | website
Metropolitan Washington College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine | website


Student Posters are welcome and encouraged!

For more information please email Keith Choi, Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins ERC CE Program. 


Agenda

Please click here to download the agenda. 


CME

Approved AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM: 13.50

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved ABPM MOC Credits: 13.50

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the Maryland College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (MCOEM). The ACOEM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.


Pre-Conference Activity Registration
October 5, 2018

Please pick one of the following pre-conference activities.

caohc ps

Friday, October 5, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center
178 Ryders Ln
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

 

Registration 

  • Registration is now closed. 

Overview

The Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program© (PS/A) Workshop is an intermediate-level, full-day course. It emphasizes the real-world application of audiology expertise as encountered in occupational settings. 

Lectures review the current literature and practice guidelines. Instructors present employee case studies for participant problem-solving, critical thinking and small-group discussion. Case presentations discuss PS responsibilities, guidelines for managing problem audiograms and determination of work-relatedness.

Please click here for more course information on CAOHC's website.

Target Audience

This workshop is intended for audiologists, physicians (MD, DO) and otolaryngologists who supervise and review audiometric testing from hearing loss prevention (HLP) programs.

Location

Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center
178 Ryders Ln
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Directions

  • Click here for directions from the Rutgers University website.

Lodging

  • Lodging is available on site at the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center. Please go to their website for more info. 

Cost

  • $600.00. Course materials, breakfast and lunch is included. 

Or

ethicon 2

Worksite Tour of the Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Plant in Somerville, NJ 


Friday, October 5, 2018
NEW TIMES! 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

Registration 

Location

Ethicon
555 U.S. 22 
Somerville, NJ 08876

Directions

  • Please note that transportation will not be provided - you will need to drive to the plant.
  • Click here for Google Maps directions. 

Cost

  • FREE to attend. 

Agenda

  • 11:00 AM Welcome

Marcelo C. Targino, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP
Chief Health Officer & Corporate Medical Director

  • 11:15 AM Site overview of hazards and type of work done
     
  • 11:30 AM Advances and product development in Ethicon
     
  • 11:45 AM Lunch vouchers distributed, Conference room
     
  • 12:45 PM Divide in groups and distribute safety glasses
     
    • Group 1
      1:00 PM wire mill
      1:45 PM microneedles
    • Group 2             
      1:00 PM microneedles 
      1:30 PM wire mill
    • Group 3             
      1:20 PM microneedles
      2:00 PM wire mill

Conference Registration
October 6-7, 2018

Dates/Times

Saturday October 6, 2018
8:00 am - 6:20 pm

Sunday, October 7, 2018
8:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Registration and Continental breakfast will begin at 7:00 am both days. 

Location

Clinical Academic Building
Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
125 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 

Conference Fees

Agenda

Online Registration

Download a Registration Form

Please click here to download the registration form (pdf) and: 

Keith Choi
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N Wolfe St, Room W7517
Baltimore, MD 21205

  1. Please click here to download the conference registration form and complete
  2. Download the JHU tuition remission form from the JHU Benefits website and complete.
  3. After completing both forms please scan and email to Keith Choi at kchoi@jhu.edu or fax the completed forms to 410-614-4986.

Hotel Info

Please click here to book a room at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center located on campus at 178 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. 

inn
 

Or if you prefer, please click here to see a list of other local hotel options that are off-campus. 

hotels


Directions to the Conference

Clinical Academic Building
Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
125 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Conference Speakers and Topics  


Karl Auerbach, MD, MBA, FACOEM

Exponent, Philadelphia, PA

MRO Update  

Dr. Karl Auerbach is an occupational medicine specialist in Albany NY and is affiliated with the Occupational & Environmental Health Center of Eastern NY. He received his medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and has been in practice for more than 40 years.  He is a certified Medical Review Officer and he moderates the MRO List.  His activities also include evaluation of workers’ compensation cases and surveillance examinations.  
 

Gwen Brachman, MD

Rutgers University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Westfield, NJ

Global Initiatives in Occupational Health   

Dr. Brachman graduated from Boston University School of Medicine, completed a residency in Internal Medicine (Pacific Medical Center), a fellowship in Rheumatology (UMDNJ-Rutgers) and a residency in Occupational Medicine (UMDNJ-Rutgers).  She was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and worked in the Occupational Medicine Service at UMDNJ-Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ for 20 years.  She is currently retired but remains active in ACOEM and ICOH (International Commission on Occupational Health) where she is the Chair of the Scientific Committee on Occupational Health for Health Workers.
 

William Buchta, MD, MPH

Logistics Health Incorporated, La Crosse, WI

ACOEM Update
Novel Delivery Systems in OM Responding to the Worldwide Shortage of Healthcare Providers   

 

Nancy Fiedler, PhD

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Neuropsychiatric Testing in Occupational Medicine    

Dr. Nancy Fiedler is trained as a clinical psychologist and is a professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health within the Rutgers School of Public Health.  Her research focuses on the effects of neurotoxicants and stress on cognitive and sensory function, symptoms, and behavior.  She has performed neuropsychological evaluations to address fitness for duty among a wide range of patient populations to include individuals with brain injuries, psychiatric disorders, and dementing illnesses.
 

Sarah Foster-Chang, DNP, APRN-BC, COHN-S

VHA, Philadelphia, PA

Occupational Health Perspective on Violence in the Workplace: Prevention, Identification and the Role of the Employee Assistance Program    

Sarah (Sally) Foster-Chang, DNP, APRN-BC, COHN-S,  holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Stanford University, a BSN from the University of California, San Francisco and a Master’s degree from the University of  Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Primary Care. In 2013, she completed a Doctorate of Nursing Practice Degree at Thomas Jefferson University.  Dr. Foster-Chang has over 30 years of experience in Occupational Health and Primary Care.  She has established four Occupational Health programs for four different health systems, served as a national nurse consultant with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Occupational Health, participated in the development and sustainment of OHRS (a national VHA OH electronic medical record) and has continued to provide occupational health and environmental health clinical services for the Michael J. Crescenz Medical Center. Dr. Foster-Chang has presented at multiple national conferences, and published Occupational Health related articles and book chapters.
 

John H. Geaney, JD

Capehart Scatchard, Philadelphia, PA

Legal Issues in Occupational Medicine   

John H. Geaney, Esq. is Chairman of Capehart Scatchard’s Executive Committee. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Workers’ Compensation Law attorney, Mr. Geaney is active in the New Jersey Self Insurers Association (Membership and Program Committees) as well as Kids’ Chance of New Jersey. Mr. Geaney is a member of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network and is a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. He is the author of Geaney’s New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Manual for Practitioners, Physicians, Adjusters, and Employers.
 

Michael Gochfeld MD, PhD

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Changing Priorities in Environmental Health  

 

Robert Goldsmith, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Novartis Services Inc, New York City, NY

The Future of Occupational Medicine   
Medical Marijuana in the Workplace     

Dr. Goldsmith is currently Executive Director for Employee Health for Novartis Pharmaceutical Company, where his responsibilities include oversight of occupational health, emergency medical services, acute care, and wellness programs.  He is currently working on novel programs that expand employer-sponsored primary medical care.  Prior to his employment with Novartis, he served as Associate Global Medical Director for the General Electric Company and had been in private medical practice in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut.   Dr. Goldsmith received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College in New York, trained at Greenwich Hospital and the Yale-New Haven Medical Center and earned his Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Connecticut.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and a clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University.  In addition to his corporate career, Dr. Goldsmith is team physician for Stamford’s high school athletes and has published on occupational risk among marijuana users, innovations in primary prevention of disease and exercise-induced asthma. 
 

Sacha Gutierrez, MD

Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC

Occupational Health Services at the Food and Drug Administration   

Dr. Gutierrez graduated from Princeton University with a degree in chemistry.  She completed medical school at the New Jersey Medical School and then served 3 years on active duty as an Army flight surgeon. Her time in service included one tour in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Sacha completed her residency training in occupational medicine at University of Texas at Tyler while also earning a Master’s degree in Environmental Medicine at Stephen F. Austin State University.   Previous to joining the staff at FDA in January 2016, Dr. Gutierrez worked for the US Army as a disability evaluation physician for five years and then moved on to manage a 24 hour urgent care and occupational health clinic for Concentra, a national healthcare company.  Dr. G lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband Patrick, 2 daughters, Alivia and Estelle, aged 11 and 8, their dog Winter, their leopard gecko Autumn, and four chickens.
 

Natalie Hartenbaum, MD, MPH

OccuMedix, Ambler, PA

DOT Update      

Dr. Hartenbaum is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine and has a Master’s of Public Health in Occupational Medicine. She has extensive experience in the clinical, corporate, and academic settings.  Dr. Hartenbaum is a nationally recognized expert in occupational fitness for duty with a special focus on transportation and workplace drug and alcohol testing programs. Dr. Hartenbaum is President and Chief Medical Officer of OccuMedix, Inc, an occupational medicine consulting firm located in Dresher, PA. She is the editor of The DOT Medical Examination: A Guide to Commercial Driver Medical Certification, now in its sixth edition and CDME Review, a quarterly newsletter for commercial driver medical examiners. She is the course director for ACOEM’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiner training program. She has published and lectured nationally on various issues of fitness evaluations in the workplace.
 

Howard Kipen MD, MPH

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Air pollution and Carcinogenicity   



Maria Lanzi, MS, MPH, ANP-BC, COHN-S, CTH

VAMC, Morrisville, PA

Travel Vaccines

Board Certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and as a Specialist in Occupational Health and Travel Medicine, Ms. Lanzi is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University. An Occupational Health Leader for over 10 years her expertise relates to adult preventative care practice, with special focus on the prevention and management of adult vaccine-preventable diseases, public health preparedness in emerging diseases and employee evaluations for safety sensitive and critical decision positions. She is viewed by her colleagues as a content expert for adult vaccines. She has developed and implemented complete integrated programs in Adult Travel Medicine.  She has held a wide variety of leadership roles in public health policy development and implementation, including leading community wide educational and coalition efforts.   She has served and continues to serve as an educator and preceptor for physicians and advance practice nurses.  She currently serves in leadership roles in various professional organizations including as a member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Adult Immunization Working Group for the CDC, liaison to ACIP for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and as the Secretary/ Treasurer of the newly formed Occupational and Environmental Nurse Practitioner section at ACOEM. 


Robert Laumbach MD, MPH, CIH

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Practical  Aspects of Indoor Air Exposure Assessment for Occupational Physicians 

Dr. Laumbach is Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at Rutgers School of Public Health and the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI).  He has a consultation practice at the Clinical Center at EOHSI, teaches in the Rutgers OEM residency program, and has an active research program in health effects of exposures to outdoor and indoor air pollutants.  Dr. Laumbach is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, with experience in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and enjoys working on problems at the interface of industrial hygiene and OEM. 

                 
Marc J. Levine, MD

Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Acute Back Pain: Evaluation, Treatment, Red Flags and When to Refer        

Dr. Levine currently serves as First Vice President of the Medical Society of New Jersey and past president of the Mercer County Medical Society. He is on the Board of Trustees and treasurer for the Eastern Orthopaedic Association.  In 2017 Dr. Levine was chosen to be one of six physicians to become a Fellow of the inaugural class of the New Jersey Health Executive Leadership Academy. He is a founding Governing Board member of the New Jersey Surgery Center. Dr. Levine is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who has served as program chair for both regional and national orthopaedic and spine academic meetings.  His surgical interests include adult disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Dr. Levine utilizes a multitude of techniques including traditional open surgery as well as state of the art minimally invasive surgery to achieve optimal outcomes.  He prides himself in advising patients as though they were family members.
 

John Meyer, MD, MPH

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Reproductive Issues  

 


Michael Pratt, MD, MPH

Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Introduction


 

Warren Silverman, MD, FACOEM

Access Health Systems, Albany, NY

Global Initiatives in Occupational Health

Warren Silverman MD is an ACOEM Fellow with Boards in Occupational, Medicine, Internal Medicine and Forensic Medicine.  He has had an Occupational Medicine free standing practice since 1986 and is doing a lot of consulting work these days.  He has all his papers and is house broken.  He spends about 25% of his time globe trotting through Southeast Asia and has had some interesting experiences.
 

Marcelo C. Targino, MD, MPH

Johnson & Johnson, Philadelphia, PA

Global Initiatives in Occupational Health
Marijuana Update

Dr. Marcelo Targino is the Chief Employee Health Officer and Corporate Medical Director for Johnson and Johnson.  Dr. Targino is the Global Occupational Medicine Subject Matter Lead, and the Head of the Corporate Medical Team.  He directs the Executive Health program providing medical care and support for all executives and senior leaders across the enterprise.  Additionally, Marcelo is the Medical Director to Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions, Inc.  He is a MRO and was one of the co-authors of the ACOEM paper:  Medical Marijuana in the Workplace, Challenges and Management Options for Occupational Physicians. Marcelo also works as a Hospital Medicine Specialist, with a focus on critical care medicine at Doylestown Hospital, in Pennsylvania.   Marcelo is Board Certified in Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his Medical Degree from the University of South Florida and his Master in Public Health from Harvard University. 


Agenda

Please click here to download the agenda. 

DAY ONE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 (Choose one)

8:00 - 4:30 pm

CAOHC Approved Professional Supervisor of the Audiometric Monitoring Program© (PS/A) Workshop

Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Worksite Tour of the Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Plant in Somerville, NJ                                                          

Moderator: Marcelo Targino

  • 11:00 AM Welcome

Marcelo C. Targino, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP
Chief Health Officer & Corporate Medical Director

  • 11:15 AM Site overview of hazards and type of work done
     
  • 11:30 AM Advances and product development in Ethicon
     
  • 11:45 AM Lunch vouchers distributed, Conference room
     
  • 12:45 PM Divide in groups and distribute safety glasses
     
    • Group 1
      1:00 PM wire mill
      1:45 PM microneedles
    • Group 2             
      1:00 PM microneedles 
      1:30 PM wire mill
    • Group 3             
      1:20 PM microneedles
      2:00 PM wire mill

DAY TWO: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

7:00 ‐ 8:00 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast          
8:00 ‐ 8:30 am

Welcome & ACOEM Update    

Introduction: Michael Pratt
Presenter: William Buchta

Auditorium 

8:30 ‐ 9:40 am

Novel Delivery Systems in OM Responding to the Worldwide Shortage of Healthcare Providers

Presenter: William Buchta 

Auditorium

9:40 ‐ 10:00 amBreak
10:00 ‐ 11:10 am

Global Initiatives in Occupational Health          

Presenters: Gwen Brachman, Warren Silverman and Marcelo Targino 

Auditorium

11:10 ‐ 11:30 amBreak
11:30 ‐ 12:40 pm

Legal Issues in Occupational Medicine  

Presenter: John Geaney                        

Auditorium

12:40 - 1:00 pmBreak to Grab Lunch
1:00 ‐ 2:10 pm

Innovations in Occupational Medicine

Presenter: Robert Goldsmith 

Auditorium

2:30 ‐ 3:30 pm

Occupational Health Services at the FDA

Presenter:
Sacha Gutierrez

Auditorium

Practical Aspects of Indoor Air Exposure Assessment for Occupational Physicians

Presenter:
Robert Lambauch

Room A

Neuro-psychiatric Testing in Occupational Medicine 

Presenter:
Nancy Fiedler

Room B

Changing Priorities in  Environmental Health

Presenter:
Michael Gochfeld

Room C

3:30 - 3:50 pmBreak
3:50 ‐ 4:50 pm

Air pollution & Carcinogenicity 

Presenter:
Howard Kipen

Auditorium

Reproductive Issues       

Presenter:
John Meyer

Room A

Acute Back Pain: Evaluation, Treatment, Red Flags and When to Refer
              Presenter: 
Marc Levine     

Room B

Travel Medicine         

Presenter:
Maria Lanzi

Room C

4:50 - 5:10 pmBreak
5:10 ‐ 6:20 pm

Occupational Health Perspective on Violence in the Workplace: Prevention, Identification and the Role of the Employee Assistance Program

Presenter: Sarah Foster-Chang 

Auditorium

6:20 ‐ 7:30 pmStudent Poster Session

DAY THREE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

7:00 ‐ 8:00 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 ‐ 8:30 amComponent Meetings: OEMANJ, POEMS, NYOEMA, MARYLAND
8:30 ‐ 9:30 am

MRO Update

Presenter: Karl Auerbach

Auditorium

9:30 ‐ 9:50 amBreak
9:50 ‐ 11:00 am

DOT Update

Presenter: Natalie Hartenbaum

Auditorium

11:00 ‐ 11:20 amBreak
11:20 ‐ 12:30 pm

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Presenters: Robert Goldsmith and Marcelo Targino

Auditorium

12:30 pmAdjourn

For more information

Please contact Keith Choi at kchoi@jhu.edu if you have any questions about registration.

 

 

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