Welcome to the 98th annual meeting of the
American College of Occupational and Environmental
Medicine. The opening session will feature presentation of the ACOEM annual awards followed by the C. O. Sappington Memorial Lecture. The lecture was named for Clarence Olds Sappington, MD, DrPH (1889-1949), a noted consultant in occupational diseases and industrial hygiene. This memorial lecture, presented annually at AOHC, was created in 1954 to honor this pioneer and serves as a forum to address major issues in occupational and environmental medicine.