Fellow MOEMA Members:
It has been an honor to serve as the 2016-17 MOEMA President. During my two years with
MOEMA, I continue to be humbled by the dedication and collaboration among MOEMA
board members, who also have been a tremendous support to me these past several
months. I am very fortunate to be working with this wonderful team, especially considering our
small organization, yet long-established.
The Association was established circa 1925 as the Michigan Association of Industrial
Physicians & Surgeons; component status was granted on July 1, 1939. Besides uniting
physicians and other selected health professionals who champion the health and safety of
workers, their families and communities as one organization, the purpose of MOEMA is to
foster the study of issues concerning the practice of occupational and environmental
medicine. To that end and building on a tradition of excellence, in 2017, we are excited to
continue offering high quality educational events, the Annual Scientific Meeting at the
Michigan Occupational Health conference (MOHC) and MOEMA session at the Michigan
State Medical Society Annual Scientific Conference. MOHC will be held on October 6 and
October 7 at the Bay Harbor Village Hotel and Conference Center in the Petoskey area.
Located in a charming community stretching five miles of breathtaking Little Traverse Bay
and Lake Michigan, the venue features spectacular views. Petoskey in October promises to
offer a beautiful early autumn setting as we reconnect, meet new colleagues, be inspired,
reflect, rejuvenate, and enhance our knowledge with the new science, politics, and challenges
in our specialty.
MOHC 2017 endeavors to cover a broad spectrum of occupational and environmental
medicine topics as well as related public health and legislative issues. The sessions will be
presented by experts to provide multiple enrichment opportunities for meaningful learning. In
addition, the conference will prepare us to meet the new requirements of the State of
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs on continuing medical education
relating to pain and symptom management, and human trafficking. Please review the
brochure for exciting details regarding this educational event and useful information for your
conference registration and hotel reservation.
Your membership and active participation are very crucial to MOEMA as we thrive as an
association. I encourage your engagement with the MOEMA Education Committee; your
interests are important to us. New ideas are always welcomed as we prepare for our
conference each year.
Thank you for your continuing support. I look forward to seeing and meeting you in Petoskey
at MOHC 2017 as we immerse ourselves in learning and building connection while enjoying
the beauty of northern Michigan.
Anh T. Tran, MD, MPH
MOEMA President 2016-17
Spring / Summer 2017
FROM THE PRESIDENT
Anh T. Tran, MD, MPH