Conferences & Classes

The following Continuing Education programs are sponsored / cosponsored by the Heartland Center for Occupational Health & Safety.

CHMM Online Review Course

Event Date: 8/18/2015 - 10/1/2015
Location: Online with Bowen EHS, Inc. - ,   

This 7-week online review course allows you to interact live in real time with your instructor and other participants as you prepare for the CHMM exam. You will complete a comprehensive review course covering key topics found on the CHMM certification exam offered by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM). Lectures are offered at multiple days and times to accommodate most schedules; they are also recorded for those who prefer to study at their own pace or who want to review the material more than once. Eligible for CM hours and COC points. The Heartland Center will award CEUs for each participant successfully completing this course.

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Commercial Driver Medical Examination Training Program

Event Date: 9/11/2015
Location: John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center - Des Moines, IA  

Effective May 21, 2014 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will require all health care professionals performing medical exams for commercial drivers to complete a training program and successfully pass a certification exam. This program will provide the core curriculum developed by FMSCA for training and prepare the health professional for taking the certification exam. Upon completion of this program, the healthcare professional will receive a certificate needed to register for the National Registry of Certified Examiners (NRCME) examination.

Upon completion of this offering participants should be able to:
1. Review the background, rationale, mission, and goals of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

2. Discuss the role of the health care examiner in reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving commercial motor vehicles (CMV).

3. Describe the responsibilities and work environment involved in CMV operation.

4. Explain the role of the health care examiner in obtaining, reviewing, and documenting operator medical history, including prescription and over-the-counter medications.

5. Perform, review, and document the operator's medical examination.

6. Obtain, and document additional diagnostic tests or medical opinions from medical specialists or treating physicians when appropriate.

7. Inform and educate the operator about medications and non-disqualifying medical conditions that require remedial care.

8. Determine operator certification outcomes and appropriate periods for which certification should be valid.

9. Discuss FMCSA reporting and documentation requirements.

Contact: For more information contact Jill Hartz, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, 319-335-9654 or by email at

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Central States Occupational & Environmental Medicine Association (CSOEMA) Annual Fall Seminar

Event Date: 9/11/2015 - 9/12/2015
Location: Westin Hotels & Resorts - St. Louis, MO  

This seminar will provide current information on occupational medicine and networking opportunities needed to keep current in occupational medicine. This seminar is intended for occupational medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and occupational health nurses. Continuing education credits offered include: continuing medical education credits (AMA PRA Category 1 Credits), American Board of Preventive Medicine maintenance of certification credits, and Nursing CEUs.

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Contact: Megan Meyer at 319-335-4684 or

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Occupational Hearing Conservationist Certification & Recertification

Event Date: 9/23/2015 - 9/25/2015
Location: University of Iowa College of Nursing - Iowa City, IA  

This two-and-a-half-day workshop is designed to familiarize participants with all facets of occupational hearing conservation and certify them as audiometric technicians. Upon completion, a certificate will be awarded which documents evidence of training now required by federal law. Participants will also qualify for certificate by the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC).

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Contact: For more information, contact Nancy Lathrop at or by 319-335-7075

Hawkeye on Safety: Safety & Health Conference 2015

Event Date: 10/1/2015
Location: Coralville Marriott - Coralville, IA  

This conference will provide current information on health and safety topics in construction and facilities, as well as key networking opportunities needed to keep current in safety standards and trends. The intended audience includes health and safety professionals, construction professionals (electrical, plumbing, roofing, carpentry, masonry, etc.), architectural professionals, compliance officers, inspectors, project/facility personnel, general industry, medical professionals and anyone looking for CEUs in health and safety.

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Contact: For more information, contact Kim Gordon 319-335-4423,, or Megan Meyer 319-335-4684,
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Conference Brochure

Personal Sensor Technology: The Present and Future. Indoor Air Quality Symposium 2015

Event Date: 10/16/2015
Location: State Hygienic Laboratory, University of Iowa Research Campus, 2490 Crosspark Rd - Coralville, IA  

This symposium will provide participants with current information on industrial hygiene in relation to the advancement of sensor technology including the impact personal sensors will have in our daily lives now and in the future. Participants will explore sensor uses in occupational health & safety and discuss ethical challenges presented with the technology's capabilities.

Intended Audience:
This symposium is intended for individuals desiring an understanding of the science and impact of personal sensors and their current or future role, including: industrial hygienists, nurses, nurse practitioners, safety professionals, occupational physicians, loss control representatives, and other individuals interested in improving the health and safety of workers and the public.

Associated URL: Online Registration

Contact: Megan Meyer at 319-335-4684 or

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NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training Course

Event Date: 11/12/2015 - 11/13/2015
Location: University of Iowa, IREH - Coralville, IA  

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-approved course is designed to provide a comprehensive theoretical framework combined with practical training necessary to conduct spirometry testing and screening for workers. This course is intended for nurses, medical assistants, and other health care professionals who are responsible for conducting spirometry in the workplace or clinic settings. Nursing CEUs will be available for this course.

Contact: Megan Meyer at 319-335-4684 or for more information or to get registered

Case Management: Care of Work-Related Injuries Conference

Event Date: 11/19/2015
Location: The Hotel at Kirkwood Center - Cedar Rapids, IA  

This conference will provide current information on the case management of work-related injuries. This conference is intended for case managers, occupational health nurses, insurance adjustors, safety and human resources professionals and employers interested in expanding their knowledge of case management and the medical treatment for work-related injuries.

Registration and brochure will be available at later date.
Exhibit opportunities will be available.

Contact: Megan Meyer at 319-335-4684 or

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Refresher Training

Event Date: 12/4/2015
Location: University of Iowa, IREH - Coralville, IA  

This National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-approved training is designed to provide a review of current spirometry testing standards and guidelines, common errors and corrective actions, and how to differentiate between normal, obstructive, restrictive, and mixed lung disease patterns. This course is intended for nurses, medical assistants, and other occupational health and safety practitioners who are responsible for conducting spirometry in the workplace or other settings.Nursing CEUs will be available for this course.

Contact: Contact Megan Meyer at or 319-335-4684 for more inormation or to get registered