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Friday, September 6th, 2019

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
BP Energy Center

Registration and Check-in

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

Worksite Tour - Alaska Railroad

Lee S. Glass, MD
Associate Medical Director, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, Olympia, WA
12:45 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Richard Wagoner, MD, NAOEM President, Seattle, WA
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Into Thin Air: High Altitude Medicine

Staff Emergency Physician, Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, AK Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine and Attending Physician, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA Associate Medical Director, Himalaya Rescue Association, Kathmandu, Nepal
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Case Study in Using Behavioral Science, Nutrition and Mindfulness to Generate Long Term World-Class Safety Performance

Anil Mathur, MS, MBA
President and CEO, Alaska Tanker Company, Portland, OR
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Gill Netting for Copper River Salmon: Health of the Fishermen

Debra Cherry, MD, MS
Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

NAOEM Annual Business Meeting

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Dinner and Presentation

With Ice Axe and Stethoscope: Mountain Medicine in the Himalayas

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Saturday, September 7th, 2019

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
BP Energy Center


8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Developing a Mental Health Strategy to Energize People and Positively Impact Performance

Richard J.L. Heron, MD, FRCP, FACOEM
Vice-President, Health and Chief Medical Officer, BP, Inc., London, UK
9:15AM - 9:30 AM
BP Energy Center


9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Workplace Violence in the Emergency Department: A Mixed Methods Study

Marie C. Vrablik, MD, MCR
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Washington
Associate Director, Quality Improvement & Patient Safety, Harborview Emergency Department, Seattle, WA
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Marijuana Legalization in Washington State, Impact on Drug Screening, and CBD Information

Paula Lantsberger, MD, MPH
President, Occupational Medicine Associates, Spokane, WA
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Inhalation Toxicology: Diacetyl and Oil & Gas Extraction Industries

Bruce J. Kelman, PhD, DABT, ATS, ERT
Principal Toxicologist, Veritox, Inc., Redmond, WA
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Assessing Industrial Firefighters’ Fitness-for-Duty

David E. Turner, MD, PhD, MPH, MBA
Regional Health Director, USA and Canada, BP, Inc., Houston, TX
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

University of Washington OEM Trainee Presentations

Occupational Injury in a Self-Employed Fisherman

Richard Taing, MD
Trainee, University of Washington OEM Program, Seattle, WA

Caring for Employee Family Members Overseas:

A Diplomat’s Wife in Saudi Arabia with Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea

Duane Robinson, MD
Trainee, University of Washington OEM Program, Seattle, WA
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

An Osteopathic Approach to Acute Low Back Pain: Introduction to the Fascial Distortion Model with Case Report

Byron Perkins, DO
Medical Director, Cornerstone Clinic
Center for Osteopathic Research & Education (CORE), Anchorage, AK
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