Do you know about the OEM List electronic forum (aka Occ-Env-Med-L or the "used-to-be-Duke List"), now located at the University of N.Carolina?
Itís a dynamic, daily, e-mail discussion forum of occupational and environmental health topics. The OEM List virtual community is the largest and oldest (13+ years) mail list in occupational and environmental medicine and has immediate reach to over 3800+ addresses in 75 countries.
Discussion is continuous, dynamic and entertaining. It's also (well, almost always) on-topic, professional in content, and civil in tone due to the dutiful monitoring of distributed messages by Gary Greenberg, MD, the founder and daily moderator. Messages are not reviewed prior to posting but the authors of messages that are off topic or not professional in tone receive a private message from Gary reminding them of the listís protocol.
Recent topics have included:
NIOSH's reorganization, American Heart Association's Statement on Air Pollution, Spanish occupational medicine textbooks, CNS effects of Lariam in the U.S. military, screening health standards for volunteers who drive at 'work', and much more.
Please accept this message as an invitation to join the discussion. The OEM List is a _free_ (yes, FREE) electronic mail forum coordinated from Univ. N.Carolina's School of Public Health for occupational and environmental health worldwide. These readers are themselves a major source of funding for the forum, by voluntary contributions collected just once a year (see http://supporters.occhealthnews.net).
AOEC is the list's major contributor, regarding informational replies, stimulating queries and financial backing. AOEC clinical members were the forum's initial members, and still represent a large focus for the international dialog.
OEM-L's members are diverse across the spectrum of Occupational & Environmental Health. The demographics are displayed with the survey results, displaying content priorities and users' preferences.
Options for signing up for the list are based on what we have found subscribers prefer in volume of e-mail. They include: