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Cogency’s Dr. Cheung is speaking at “It’s a Small World: From Global Focus to Local Threats”

It’s a Small World: From Global to Local Threats
October 22, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

Presented by the three chapters of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN – Maryland Area, Seneca Valley, and Metropolitan Washington, DC) in partnership with the Maryland College of American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

$50.00 Conference Fee
Click here to register online. Or click here or download the pdf registration form to fax, mail or email.

Limited Exhibitor opportunities are available!
We are seeking exhibitors (cost $200.00) to participate in this prestigious biennial conference, awarded “Best one-day educational event” by the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses in 2014. Please contact Barbara Hayden for details.

Who should attend?
Nurses, Doctors, Industrial Hygienists, Safety Managers, anyone who has a stake in workplace safety.

Continuing Education credits

CME Approval Statements
Approved AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM: 6.0
Approved ABPM MOC Credits: 6.0

  • ACCME Accreditation Statement
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the Maryland College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (MCOEM). The ACOEM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.
  • AMA Credit Designation Statement 
    The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CCMC Approval Statement 
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 6 CE contact hours.

  • Activity code: S00023532. Approval Number: 160003998. To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center account at

This activity has been submitted to AAOHN for approval to award contact hours. AAOHN is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Please click on the following links to open Google Maps with directions to the garage and to the school entrance:
Driving directions to the Washington Street parking garage.
Walking directions from the garage to the school.


Morning Keynote “Basic Workplace Violence Prevention & Planning”
Steve Rutledge
Chief Operating Officer, SJR Security Consulting Services, LLC

Lunch Keynote “Lessons Learned From Flint Michigan: Implications for our Community”
Patrick N. Breysse, MHS, PhD, CIH
Director, National Center for Environmental Health, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Afternoon Keynote “Insectborne Disease Update in the Time of Zika”
Clifford Mitchell, MD, MPH
Director, Environmental Health Bureau, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Three Concurrent Tracks

Biosafety Track 

Bioterrorism and Food Safety
Melanie Abley, PhD
Microbiologist/Senior Staff Officer
US Department of Agriculture-Food Safety and Inspection Service

Building Biosafety and Biosecurity Cultural Competence
Dana Perkins, PhD
Senior Science Advisor
US Department of Health & Human Services

The Role of the Occupational Health Professional in Supporting Biological Personnel Reliability Programs
Roger McIntosh, MD
Senior Occupational Medicine Physician
US Army Public Health Command

Workplace Violence Track

Assessing Risk and the Operation of the Threat Assessment Team
Steve Rutledge, MS
Chief Operating Officer
SJR Security Consulting Services, LLC

Promoting a Healthy and Civil Workplace Using the ANA Position Statement 
Ruth Francis, MPH, MCHES
Senior Policy Advisor
American Nurses Association

Workplace Violence 
Michael Hodgson, MD, MPH
Director, Office of Occupational Medicine & Nursing
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Occupational Medicine Track

Driving Better Care in Workers’ Compensation
Marianne Cloeren, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Managed Care Advisors, Inc.

PTSD and Return to Work Issues
Aaron M. Jacoby, PhD
Chief Psychologist
US Department of Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System

Legionella Outbreak- Exposure Assessment and (unusual) Source Identification
Hung Cheung, MD, MPH

Please contact us if you have any questions about the conference:
Keith Choi at or Mary Doyle at


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