Richard Heron, MD, FRCP, FACOEM, BPplc, London, England
Ronald R. Loeppke, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FAAP, US Preventive Medicine, Inc., Brentwood, TN
Herman Spanjaard, MD, Arboconsult, Halfweg, Netherlands
The International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative (IOMSC) is a medical and scientific organization that provides an assembly for representatives of occupational and environmental medicine societies worldwide to: address and collaborate on issues of concern and opportunities; advance the specialty of occupational and environmental medicine; and promote the provision of evidence-based occupational and environmental medicine. The IOMSC has grown from18 countries participating in 2013 to over 30 countries participating today--representing nations in 6 of the 7 continents. At its fourth annual meeting, members of the IOMSC endorsed a Constitution as a framework to move forward. The IOMSC is developing a business plan to foster continued growth of the organization. In addition to an update, this Session will provide an overview of some of the challenges and opportunities we share around the world as well as the potential projects and future directions of the IOMSC.