Track: Regulary, Legal, Military, and Governmental OEM Practice
Timothy M. Mallon, MD, MPH, FACOEM*, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD
Coleen B. Weese, MD, MPH, FACOEM*, United States Army Public Health Command, Provisional, Bel Air, MD
The US Department of Defense executes cutting edge occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) programs that span the full spectrum of OEM practice. For many years, the US military has supported training the largest number of OEM residency trained physicians who are the future of ACOEM. This session will cover the unique practice of OEM in federal and military settings and the DOD Civilians that go to war-OSHA needs on the battle field; supratentorial preventive and occupational medicine-building "resilience" for PTSD/TBI; OEM mentoring of Afghan national army's physician providers-progress and problems; global public health surveillance efforts in emerging infectious diseases. This session is sponsored by the Federal and Military Occupational and Environmental Medicine Special Interest Section.