Arch “Chip” Carson, MD, PhD*, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX (Moderator)
Phyllis Gerber, MD, FACOEM*, Biomotion Labs, LLC., Richmond, VA
Consol Serra, MD, PhD, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
This session will address national concerns related to the ongoing shortage of occupational medicine and allied occupational health professionals. Discussion will focus on several different perspectives regarding the future of the specialty of OM and on projected long-term needs and potential solutions, as well as the effects on state and federal regulations, insurance reimbursement, and sustainability of training programs. This session is sponsored by the Academic Occupational Medicine Special Interest Section.