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OccMed Colloquium Series

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm

UConn Health
OP7th flr-East Lg. CR

TITLE: “Medical qualification of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver with a Psychiatric condition-the Medical Examiner’s dilemma”

Provided by University of Connecticut School of Medicine Office of Community and Continuing Medical Education and Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Speaker: Drs. Jay Poliner and Surita Rao Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Time: 12:00n-1:00pm Location: OP-7th Flr EAST Conference Room

Target Audience: occupational health professionals, primary care physicians and practitioners, health promotion professionals, health policy specialists.

Learning Objectives: Participants will (be able to): 1) Describe the regulations (49 CFR 391.41) and recommendations (NRCME Medical Examiner Handbook, Medical Expert Panel opinions, and “best practices”) for a commercial motor vehicle driver (CMVD) with a psychiatric condition. 2) Describe the process for a commercial driver with a psychiatric condition on medication to obtain a second opinion or exemption for that condition 3) Discuss the availability of Psychiatric Consultants familiar with the demands of operating a commercial motor vehicle to evaluate and treat a CMVD with a psychiatric condition.

Accreditation: The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of _1_ AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict of Interest Policy: All faculty members participating in CME activities provided by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content. Neither the activity director, planning committee members, nor the speakers, Drs. Poliner and Rao, have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation.

Drs. Poliner and Rao, will be not discussing the off-labeled use of any product. ________________________________________

This CME activity is supported by an educational grant from AIG Medical Management Services and Work Loss Data Institute / Official Disability Guidelines. ________________________________________

Evaluations: Participants are required to complete an electronic evaluation in order to obtain CME Credits. An email from with instructions will be sent to participants. Please complete the evaluation within one wee


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