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OccMed Colloquium Series; Update on Occupational Medicine

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
12:00pm – 1:00pm

UConn Health
Outpatient Pavilion 7th Flr CR. East


Provided by University of Connecticut School of Medicine Office of Community and Continuing Medical Education and Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Speakers: Drs. Michael Erdil, MD, FACOEM, Jay Poliner, MD, MPH, Robert Fitzpatrick, DO, MPH, Martin Cherniack, MD, MPH

Date: December 7, 2016 Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Location: Outpatient Pavilion 7th floor, Conference Room -East

Target Audience: occupational health professionals, primary care physicians and practitioners, health promotion professionals, health policy specialists.

Learning Objectives: Participants will (be able to):

1. Understand the recent supportive scientific evidence regarding lumbar spine fusion for chronic low back pain attributed to degenerative disc disease including the long term outcomes from the Swedish RCT by Fritzell et al.

2. Describe the eight (8) disqualifying factors that the MRB has proposed for insulin-treated diabetic commercial motor vehicle drivers, and the period of disqualification. Explain the MRB preliminary recommendations for referral of a commercial motor vehicle driver for a diagnostic sleep study for OSA

3. Recognize the rationale for obtaining urine drug tests in various settings, including regulatory and non-regulatory testing. Summarize inherent limitations of the information obtained and potential ethical and legal implications of decision making based upon the results.

Accreditation: The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Connecticut School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of _1_ AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Conflict of Interest Policy: All faculty members participating in CME activities provided by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content. The activity director, planning committee members, nor the speakers, Drs. Erdil, Fitzpatrick, Cherniack & Poliner, has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation.

Drs. Erdil, Fitzpatrick, Cherniack & Poliner will be not discussing the off-labeled use of any product. This CME activity is supported by an educational grant from AIG Global Head Medical Management Services.


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