Consider Adding Pre- or Post Conference Courses to Your AOHC Registration
Date: April 23 - 26, 2017
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado
It's not too late to add pre- and post conference courses to your AOHC registration. The last day to register is April 14. Pre-conference courses will be held Friday and Saturday, April 21 & 22, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. In addition to the regular offerings, pre-conference courses will include 2 new sessions: 
  • Medical Center Occupational Health Basics
  • Business Leadership for Physicians: Necessary Knowledge Not Taught in Medical School 
Post-conference courses will be held Thursday, April 27, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Click here for a complete list of pre-and post conference courses. To add to your AOHC registration, click here or email ACOEM's registration coordinator Jane Hagen, or phone her at 847.818.1800 x374.
Visit the ACOEM Member Hub -- You Could Win Free
Registration to AOHC 2018 -- NOLA!
Be sure to stop by the ACOEM Member Hub during AOHC. Get your membership questions answered, learn how to be an ACOEM Fellow, and purchase an item from our bookstore. Not yet a member of the College? Ask us about our fantastic conference-only membership deals! Everyone gets a Scratch and Win card! If your card is not a winner, enter the Second Chance Drawing -- all at the ACOEM Member Hub.
Register to Attend Your ACOEM Special Interest Section Meeting
ACOEM's in-person Special Interest Section meetings are held annually in conjunction with the American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) and are excellent opportunities to network with your colleagues. 
The deadline to register for Special Interest Section Meetings during AOHC is Thursday, April 6. You MUST register in order to attend! 
Not a member of a Special Interest Section? There are 19 to choose from! Join a section today. For questions regarding section membership, please contact Dana Kelly in Member Services: dkelly@acoem.org. For the latest schedule of Ancillary Events, please click here.
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Tech Bar is Back for #AOHC2017
Stop by the Tech Bar -- our tech experts can answer your questions about how to use and effectively integrate technology into your professional world. Bring your devices and learn how you can:
  • Be more productive on your smart devices
  • Create and share thought leadership content
  • Increase engagement with other professionals
New this year -- the Tech Bar will feature a complimentary LinkedIn Corner and Headshot Lounge -- stop by to have your professional profile reviewed and a professional headshot taken. Your photo will be emailed to you soon after and will be the perfect update to your refreshed LinkedIn page.

The Tech Bar will be open Sunday, April 23, from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Monday and Tuesday, April 24 & 25, from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; and Wednesday, April 26, from 7:00 am to noon. The Headshot Lounge will be open all day Monday and Tuesday, and is located adjacent to the Exhibit Hall.

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Alert! Some nights at the host hotel are already sold out. Please  book  your room now. As nights sell out at the Sheraton, we are adding overflow options. Please check the website for overflow hotel options.
Last week, ACOEM announced that The Sappington Lecture will be given by former ACOEM President Ron Loeppke, MD, MPH, FACOEM, at this year's AOHC on Sunday, April 23, during the opening General Session taking place from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Dr. Loeppke will speak on "Leveraging the Power of Prevention in the Global Quest for Better Health & Safety." We caught up with him recently to learn more about this topic.
Q: Prevention is certainly important in medicine, but why do you feel it is particularly important for those who practice Occupational and Environmental Medicine? 
A: Yes, prevention is important, and should be advanced by all clinicians. But in our specialty, we are in the unique position to not only provide health care and preventive medicine for individual patients, but also help manage the health of populations by providing primary, secondary and tertiary prevention services through workplace wellness, health and safety programs. We also recognize that chronic disease is rampant in the workforce and that the health of the worker impacts their work just as the work can impact their health-producing an inextricable link between the health of the workforce and the productivity of the workforce. Therefore, with every step toward prevention we take, we are advancing two goals: improving the quality of life for individuals, and at the same time tangibly impacting the economic vitality of nations. This ability to leverage our efforts for wider impact is what, I think, helps make OEM such a rewarding specialty.

2017 Sappington Lecturer Dr. Ron Loeppke



AOHC -- Come Early, Stay Late
Colorado is a big, beautiful place and the Rockies offer multiple options for all kinds of tastes. With so many areas and activities to choose from, deciding what to do can be difficult, especially if you're on a tight schedule. W hether you're up for adrenalin-filled adventures or some serious spa time, culinary delights or wide fairways, here are some of the state's top resorts that combine amazing facilities with top-shelf dining, nightlife, and majestic mountain scenery. Exclusive deals, discounts and packages are offered for Denver visitors.

For more information on things to do before or after AOHC, click here.

Thank You AOHC 2017 Exhibitors and Sponsors!
The exhibit hall is nearly sold out -- just three booths are left. For information on exhibit or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Melanie Stanton mstanton@acoem.org.
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