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AOCOPM Mid-Year Educational Conference

The American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine (AOCOPM) is offering their Mid-Year Educational Conference and OPAM Workshop. This event is offered as a Hybrid: Online via Zoom and In-Person. In-Person activities are scheduled for the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Conroe, Texas. Details for the Mid-Year Education Conference and the OPAM Workshop can be found on the AOCOPM website at https://www.aocopm.org/my24. Here are some of the details:

  • AOCOPM Mid-Year Education Conference: Thursday-Sunday, March 21-24, 2024
  • OPAM Workshop (Basic Course in Occupational Medicine, Part 1): Wednesday, March 20, 2024
  • Hotel: Hyatt Regency Conroe
    • AOCOPM Group Rate - $165
    • Government Rate - $122
  • CME: Anticipate 25-30 AOA 1A CME credits (20-25 AOA 1A CME credits for virtual attendance)
  • View Mid-Year Educational Conference Schedule here


ACOEM Student Essay Contest

Students! Enter ACOEM's student essay contest for medical and advanced practice provider students and win cash prizes! For more information, please see the contest flyer. For the application, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJ_UG1c18wKS-ogtJ0JFHmevEhtvbM3sh4tydQ29cwMAhisQ/viewformThe deadline is Noon EST on Friday, March 01, 2024.


Innovation and Technology in Aviation and Space Medicine Webinar

The International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine (IAASM) is offering a webinar titled "Innovation and Technology in Aviation and Space Medicine." This educational activity is scheduled for Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 1400 - 1600 UTC (0900 - 1100 Eastern Time (US and Canada)).
                 

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Content Live stream virtual webinar (Zoom) technology will be used to address innovation and advances in technology for aviation and space medicine which impact the health and safety of pilots, aircrew, and passengers of aircraft and spacecraft. Specific topics include safety and effectiveness assessment of ultraviolet-c (UV-C) disinfection in aircraft cabins; artificial intelligence in space medicine; neuroscience applications for human performance enhancement in flight; and advancements in human spaceflight respecting manned missions in space and on other planets, including space suit and space station innovations.

Webinar Program
Introductions:
  • 1400 – 1410 (0900-0910 EST) Welcome from Prof. David Gradwell, MBChB, PhD, President, IAASM and Dr. Robert Orford, MD, CM, MS, MPH, Moderator
Presentations:
  • 1410 – 1435 (0910-0935 EST) Safety and Effectiveness Assessment of Ultraviolet-C Disinfection in Aircraft Cabins
by Kris Belland, DO, MPH, MBA, MSS
CEO, Aerospace Medicine Strategic Consultation, PLLC
  • 1435 – 1500 (0935-1000 EST) Artificial intelligence in Space Medicine
by David Musson, MD, PhD
CEO, Lunar Medical, Inc.
  • 1500 – 1525 (1000-1025 EST) Neuroscience Applications for Human Performance Enhancement in Flight
by Gianluca Borghini PhD
Assistant Professor, Sapienza University of Rome
  • 1525 – 1550 (1025-1050 EST) Missions, Suits, and Stations – Advancements in Human Spaceflight from a Commercial Space Company
by Michael Harrison, MD PhD MPH  
CMO, Axiom Space, Inc.
Conclusions:
1550 – 1600 (1050-1100 EST)
by Dr. Robert Orford
 
Who should attend?
  • Aviation and space medicine, occupational medicine, and emergency medicine physicians, advanced practice providers, psychologists, engineers, civilian/military professionals and others involved or interested in innovation and technology in aviation and space medicine. 
 
 Registration and Costs
There are two options for registration. Please choose only one option.
 
  • Option 1
The webinar is free to attend for those not requiring attendance or CME/CPD certification.
 
Click here to register for free webinar attendance with no CME or attendance certificate
 
  • Option 2
Should you require a US CME certificate, a fee of USD $25 will be charged for 2 hours CME. If you require an attendance certificate only (no CME) there will be a fee of USD $5 to cover processing costs. (The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) is kindly handling the CME and attendance certificates and you will be redirected to the AsMA web site on clicking the link below.)
 
Click here to register for certified webinar attendance with a CME credit of 2 hours, or attendance certificate only
 
Please note that registration will close 24 hours prior to the event.
 
Thank you for your interest in this webinar which we hope you will find educational and enjoyable.
 

Designation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
 
Registered Nurses, EMTs, Physician Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers and other allied health professionals may be able to convert these CME units through contact with their state or national board education or licensure office.
 
Accreditation Statement: 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 Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and the Aerospace Medical Association. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Full Disclosure Statement: All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by the Aerospace Medical Association are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity.
 
UHMS Disclaimer: The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.


2023 AsMA Fellows Scholarship Winners

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the 2023 scholarship winners. The 1st Place Winner was Dr. Joseph Keith Britton for his presentation and published manuscript on "Initial Investigation of a Grating Stimulus as a Visual Endpoint for Human Centrifuge Research.” The 2nd Place Winner was Dr. Brian Charles Hanshaw for his presentation and manuscript on “Spaceflight Recovery Considerations for Acute Inhalational Exposure to Hydrazines”.


AMSNZ / ASAM / AMSVIC Meeting: Easter 2024, Queenstown, New Zealand

The Aerospace Medical Society of Aotearoa New Zealand and the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine will host an Aerospace Medicine Conference in Queenstown, New Zealand on 28 March - 1 April 2024. In addition to the excellent Aerospace Medicine scientific program, the conference coincides with the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. Please watch an excellent PowerPoint promotional slideshow (including video). Be sure to turn on your speakers for the slideshow! (PowerPoint presentation will be downloaded to your device - then play presentation from PowerPoint as a slideshow)