A wide range of workplace conditions have been implicated as risk factors for a variety of health problems. These workplace conditions include shift work, long work hours, psychosocial stressors, as well as physical conditions.
Occupational groups exposed to a large number of work stressors are found to be at high risk for hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, peptic ulcer disease, headache, musculoskeletal disorders, burnout, depression, anxiety and other undesirable outcomes.
This course, presented by the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, is designed to provide occupational and environmental health professionals and persons from other health-related disciplines with a review and update of current data in occupational and environmental medicine. The first day of the curriculum will focus on Cardiovascular Health and Disease. A poster session the evening before will supplement the cardiovascular course content. The second day and final half-day of the course will cover a multi-topic theme: Updates in Occupational and Environmental Health.
This course is approved for American Board of Preventive Medicine Maintenance of Certification credit and is a comprehensive update for occupational medicine specialists. California Qualified Medical Examiner credit approval is anticipated.
This course is also designed to meet the needs of primary care providers and others engaged in occupational health practice and research including physicians (family physicians, general practitioners, internists, emergency medicine specialists), nurse practitioners and other nursing professionals, as well as physician’s assistants, industrial hygienists, and health researchers and policy makers.
For more information or to register online visit our website at www.cme.ucsf.edu.
You may also call the Office of Continuing Medical Education (415) 476-4251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*The Center for Social Epidemiology’s Director, Peter Schnall, MD, MPH will be giving his presentation, “Work Organization and Stress as a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease – Time for Intervention?” on March 12 at 11:00 a.m.
Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations
May 6-9, 2015
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia
The Call for Proposals (including online submissions) is available now, and can be found at the official conference website: http://www.apa.org/wsh/.
The submission deadline is October 6, 2014.