Web-streamed Grand Rounds: 2007-Present

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds consist of a case presentation by a second-year resident followed by a discussion led by a Harvard School of Public Health faculty member or medical specialist. Presentations center on real cases encountered by second-year residents during their training. Recordings of past sessions can be viewed below.

Grand Rounds take place every other Friday from 12:30 – 1:20 p.m. at Harvard School of Public Health. Click here to view the upcoming schedule. If you would like to receive e-mail notices about future grand rounds, please contact Ann Backus at abackus@hsph.harvard.edu. If you would like to attend, please contact Madeleine Straubel at mstraube@hsph.harvard.edu. Video links are generally posted at the end of each month; if you need one sooner, please also email Madeleine.

2013-2014 Presentations

Marijuana for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain and Occupational Medicine Considerations
Presented: Friday, March 14, 2014
Presenter: Diane Chen, MD, MPH
Discussant: Michael Erdil, MD, FACOEM
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/eomeercseminarseries-20140314/index.htm

Disability: Workplace Considerations
Presented: Friday, February 28, 2014
Presenter: Diane Chen, MD, MPH
Discussant: Carolyn Langer, MD, JD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/ercss-20140228/index.htm

Case Presentation and Acute Management Considerations for Patients with Low Back Pain
Presented: Friday, February 14, 2014
Presenter: Michael Shusko, MD, MPH
Discussant: Michael Erdil, MD, FACOEM
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG1/grandround-20140214/index.htm

Management of Occupational Exposure to Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus
Presented: Friday, December 13, 2013
Presenter: Sharon S. Lee, MD, MPH
Discussant: Thomas Winters, MD, FACOEM
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/eomeercseminarseries-20131213/index.htm

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia and Diesel Fuel Exposure: A Causal Relationship?
Presented: Friday, November 15, 2013
Presenter: Michael Shusko, MD, MPH
Discussant: Rose Goldman, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/eomeercseminarseries-20131115/index.htm

Diagnostic Dilemmas of Patients with Neck and Shoulder Pain
Presented: Friday, November 1, 2013
Presenter: Diane Chen, MD, MPH
Discussant: Michael Erdil, MD, FACOEM
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/eomeercseminarseries-20131101/index.htm

Occupational Radiation Exposure in Hospital Workers
Presented: Friday, October 11, 2013
Presenter: Michael Shusko, MD, MPH
Discussant: Philip Parks, MD, MPH, FACOEM
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG1/eomeercseminarseries-20131011/index.htm

Opioid Therapy for Non-Cancer Pain in Worker Populations
Presented: Friday, September 27, 2013
Presenter: Diane Chen, MD, MPH
Discussant: Lee Okurowski, MD, MPH, MBA
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/ercss-20130927/index.htm

Aluminum Exposure and Work-Related Asthma
Presented: Friday, September 13, 2013
Presenter: Michael Shusko, MD, MPH
Discussant: Al Rielly, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/gr-20130913/index.htm

2012-2013 Presentations

Work Related Fatalities: Mitigation through Occupational Risk Management
Presented: Friday, May 3, 2013
Presenter: Kevin Johnson, DO, MPH
Discussant: Michael D. Lappi, DO, PhD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/grandrounds-20130503/index.htm

Diagnosis and Management of Asbestosis
Presented: Friday, April 5, 2013
Presenter: Dennis Teehan, MD, MPH
Discussant: David Christiani, MD, MPH, MS
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/grandrounds-20130405/index.htm#

Herpes B Virus: Implications in Lab Workers, Travelers, and Pet Owners
Presented: Friday, March 15, 2013
Presenter: Kevin Johnson, DO, MPH
Discussant: Thomas Winters, MD, FACOEM
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/grandrounds-20130315/
Please click here for the presentation slides as a supplement to the incomplete link.

A Case of Acute Elemental Mercury Poisoning
Presented: Friday, March 1, 2013
Presenter:Jennifer Carey, MD
Discussant: Rose Goldman, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/grandrounds-20130301a/index.htm#
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/grandrounds-20130301b/index.htm#

Common Eye Trauma
Presented: Friday, February 15, 2013
Presenter: Dennis Teehan, MD, MPH
Discussant: Vincent James Patalano II, MD
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/grandrounds-20130215/index.htm

Opioid Pain Reliever Overdose: Case Presentation and Public Health Considerations
Presented: Friday, February 1, 2013
Presenter: Kevin Johnson, DO, MPH
Discussant: Michael Erdil, MD, FACOEM
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/grandrounds-20130201a/index.htm#

The Hybrid Leader: An Integrated Leadership Approach for Health Care Professionals
Presented: Friday, December 21, 2012
Presenter: Paul Medrek, MD, MPH
Discussants: Philip Parks, MD, MPH; Joseph Flynn, MBA
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG1/grandrounds-20121221/index.htm

Complex Emergency Management in the Healthcare Setting
Presented: Friday, December 7, 2012
Presenter: Dennis Teehan, MD, MPH
Discussant: Christian Lanphere, PhD
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/grandrounds-20121207/index.htm

Cardiomegaly, Left Ventricular Hypertrophy, and Sudden Cardiac Death in Firefighters
Presented: Friday, November 9, 2012
Presenter: Kevin Johnson, DO, MPH
Discussant: Stefanos N. Kales, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/grandrounds-20121109/

Sleep Apnea in Commercial Drivers
Presented: Friday, October 26, 2012
Presenter: Paul Medrek, MD, MPH
Discussant: Stefanos N. Kales, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/gr-20121026/index.htm

Lower Back Pain: Common Conditions
Presented: Friday, October 12, 2012
Presenter: Dennis Teehan, MD, MPH
Discussant: Dieter Affeln, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/grndrnds-20121012/index.htm

Arsenic Toxicity: An Approach to Evaluation
Presented: Friday, September 21, 2012
Presenter: Kevin Johnson, DO, MPH
Discussant: Rose Goldman, MD, MPH

2011-2012 Presentations

Occupational Skin Reactions: An Approach to Evaluation and Diagnosis
Presented: Friday, April 20, 2012
Presenter: Marie-Christine David, DO, MPH
Discussant: Rose Goldman, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/grandrounds-20120420/index.htm

Review of Refractory Ceramic Fiber Toxicology
Presented: April 6, 2012
Presenter: Paul Medrek, MD, MPH
Discussant: F. Joe Celona, MD
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/grandrounds-20120406a/index.htm#

Managing Low Back Pain in the Injured Worker
Presented: March 23, 2012
Presenter: Marie-Christine David, DO, MPH
Discussant: Janet D. Pearl, MD, MSc
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/grandrounds-20120323/

Health conditions related to recent deployment in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan: A descriptive analysis of compensation and pension claims
Presented: February 3, 2012
Presenter: Paul Medrek, MD, MPH
Discussant: Jay Mobo, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/grndrnds-20120203/index.htm

Influenza Disease and Prevention
Presented: November 4, 2011
Presenter: Paul Medrek, MD, MPH
Discussant: Lou Ann Bruno-Murtha, DO
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/gr-20111104/index.htm

Needle Stick Injury with Ewing’s Sarcoma Cells: A Discussion of Post Exposure Procedures for Clinicians and Researchers
Presented: October 28, 2011
Presenter: Marie-Christine David, DO, MPH
Discussant: Thomas Winters, MD, FACOEM
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/grandrounds-20111028/index.htm

Nausea, Headaches, and Lab Abnormalities in a Dental Worker: No Laughing Matter
Presented: October 21, 2011
Presenter: Al Rielly, MD, MPH
Discussant: Rose Goldman, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/grandrounds-20111021/index.htm

Confounding and Exposure Misclassification in Occupational Epidemiology
Presented: October 7, 2011
Presenter: Aaron Blair, PhD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/grandrounds-20111007/index.htm

Alleged Arsenic Poisoning: Was It Attempted Manslaughter?
Presented: September 23, 2011
Presenter: Al Rielly, MD, MPH
Discussant: Stefanos N. Kales, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/grandrounds-20110923/index.htm

Recognition and Management of CVD Risk Factors in Firefighters
Presented: September 9, 2011
Presenter: Al Rielly, MD, MPH
Discussant: Stefanos N. Kales, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/gr-20110909/

2010-2011 Presentations

Travel Medicine: Preparing Travelers to Haiti
Presented: May 6, 2011
Presented: Stasia Muhlner, MD, MPH
Discussant: Laura Kogelman, MD
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/EOME-20110506/

Workplace Testing for Prescription Drugs
Presented: April 22, 2011
Presented: Yolanta Petrofsky, MD, MPH
Discussant: Robert Swotinsky, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/EPISem-20110422/index.htm

Fatigue Risk Management Systems and Workplace Light Filtering
Presented: April 8, 2011
Presenter: Stasia Muhlner, MD, MPH
Discussant: Martin Moore-Ede, MD, PhD
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/EPISEMINARSERIES-20110408/index.htm#

Detection of Malingering in Work Ability Assessments
Presented: March 4, 2011
Presenter: Stasia Muhlner, MD, MPH
Discussant: Chris Stewart-Patterson, MD
Part I: http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/ENVOM_03042011/index.htm

Boston to La Paz: Environmental and Physiologic Factors Associated with Air Travel
Presented: February 18, 2011
Presenter: Yolanta Petrofsky, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/EpiSeminarSeries-20110218b/index.htm

The Bhopal Disaster: A Lesson in Human Rights, Legislation, and Disaster Preparedness
Presented: February 4, 2011
Presenter: Stasia Muhlner, MD, MPH
Discussant: Thomas Gassert, MS, MD
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/EPISeminar-20110204/index.htm

Environmental Hazards: Tick-borne Illness in Outdoor Workers
Presented: December 17, 2010
Presenter: Yolanta Petrofsky, MD, MPH
Discussant: John L. Brusch MD, FACP

Thallium Poisoning, Unraveling the Historical Complexity of Medical Diagnosis vs. Malicious Intent
Presented: November 12, 2010
Presenter: Anne McDonough, MD, MPH
Discussant: Alan Woolf, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/GrandRounds-20101112/index.htm

An Occupational Approach to Hand Dermatitis
Presented: October 29, 2010
Presenter: Yolanta Petrofsky, MD, MPH
Discussant: Olivier J. Wisco, DO, FAAD
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/EOH-20101029/

Elevated Mercury levels: Whom do you blame…Work or the Walleye?
Presented: October 15, 2010
Presenter: Anne McDonough, MD, MPH
Discussant: Stefanos Kales, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/EPISeminar-20101015/index.htm

Clinical Case studies in Lead Poisonings, Determining Significance
Presented: September 17, 2010
Presenter: Anne McDonough, MD, MPH
Discussant: Rose Goldman, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/content/EPISEMINARSERIES_Unspecified_2010-09-17_12-34-PM.htm

2009-2010 Presentations

Skin Reaction after Direct Exposure to Metallic Nanoparticles
Presented: May 14, 2010
Presenter: Gerardo Durand, MD, MPH
Discussant: Rose Goldman, MD, MPH

Heavy Metal Toxicity Secondary to Herbal Supplement Use
Presented: April 16, 2010
Presenter: Eric Amster, MD, MPH
Discussant: Alan Woolf, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/ReEdit-EOME-4-16-10

Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls in an Adolescent
Presented: April 2, 2010
Presenter: Kishan Kapadia, DO
Discussant: Nilam Patil, DO
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/Edit-EOME-04-02-10

A Case of Brucella Exposure: A Collaborative Management of Laboratory-associated Infections
Presented: March 5, 2010
Presenter: Chunbai Zhang, MD, MPH
Discussant: Dr. Alfred DeMaria Jr.
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/Edit-EOME-03-05-10

Sushi and Ecstasy:  Distinguishing mercury toxicity from recreational drug use in a 29 year old with cognitive complaints
Presented: February 19, 2010
Presenter: Eric Amster, MD, MPH
Discussant: Rose Goldman, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/EOME-02-19-2010/rnh.htm

CNS Toxicity of Organic Solvents
Presented February 5, 2010
Presenter: Chris Rosenbaum, MD
Discussant: Sean H. Rhyee, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/eome2-5-10/ 

Respiratory Symptoms in an Auto Body Shop Painter
Presented December 11, 2009
Presenter: Gerardo Durand, MD, MPH
Discussant: Amy Nuernberg, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/k502121109/ 

A Case of Acute Trifluoroacetic Acid Exposure
Presented November 13, 2009
Presenter: Chunbai Zhang, MD, MPH
Discussant: Edward W. Boyer, MD, PhD
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/eome111309/

Indoor Air Quality and Worker Health
Presented October 16, 2009
Presenter: Eric Amster, MD, MPH
Discussant: Tom Winters, MD, FACOEM
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/1016 

An Obstructive Sleep Apnea-related Motor Vehicle Accident
Presented October 2, 2009
Presenter: Gerardo Durand, MD, MPH
Discussant: Stefanos Kales, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/kresge50210209

Chronic Clinical Effects of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Presented September 25, 2009
Presenter: Chunbai Zhang MD, MPH
Discussant: Rose Goldman, MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/OMEP

2008-2009 Presentations

Confidentiality and Liability issues in Occupational Medicine
Presented April 17, 2009
Presenter: Edward Chin, MD, MPH
Discussant: Carolyn Langer, MD, JD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/oegr-4-17-09/

Mold Exposure: Evaluation of Non-Allergic Effects
Presented March 6, 2009
Presenter: Saeher Muzaffar, MD, MPH
Discussant: Rose H. Goldman, MD, MS, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/eogr-3-6-09/

Management of Occupational Exposures to Herpes Virus B and Nonhuman Primate Retroviruses
Presented February 6, 2009
Presenter: Peter Lee, MD, MPH
Discussant: R. Paul Johnson, MD
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/oh-2-6-09/

The Interferon Gamma Release Assays and Management of Latent Tuberculosis Infection
Presented October 3, 2008
Presenter: Peter Lee, MD, MPH
Discussant: Edward A. Nardell, MD
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/live/10-3-08lecture.html

Alternative Specimens for Workplace Drug Testing
Presented September 19, 2008
Presenter:  Peter Lee, MD, MPH
Discussant: Robert Swotinsky, MD
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/live/9-19-08.html

2007-2008 Presentations

Analyzing Cause in Workers with Musculoskeletal Disorders
Presented May 16, 2008
Presenter: Aaron Thompson, MD, MPH
Discussant: Lee Okurowski, MD, MPH, MBA
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/occ5-16/

The Role of Occupational Medicine in Assessment of Risk and Causality
Presented May 2, 2008
Presenter: Ken Spaeth, MD, MPH
Discussant: John W. Burress, MD, MPH, FACOEM
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/ehgr-5-2-08/

Occupational Infections: A Workplace Hazard
Presented April 18, 2008
Presenter: Edward Chin, MD, MPH
Discussant: Elpidoforos S. Soteriades, MD, SM, ScD
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/ohgr-4-18-08/

Cardiopulmonary Complications of Asbestosis – Progressive Shortness of Breath in a Shipyard Worker
Presented April 4, 2008
Presenter: Aaron Thompson, MD, MPH
Discussant: David C. Christiani, MD, MPH, MS
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/ohehgr-4-4-08/

Dyspnea in a 30 Year Old Mason
Presented March 14, 2008
Presenter: Kenneth R. Spaeth, MD, MPH, MOH
Discussant: William S. Beckett MD, MPH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/oegr-3-14-08/

Recurrent Abdominal Pain in a Painter: Occult Lead Poisoning Strikes Again
Presented February 29, 2008
Presenter: Philip Parks, MD, MPH, MOH
Discussant: Howard Hu, MD, MPH, ScD
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/ohgr-2-29-08/

Occupational Health Issues and Considerations for Laboratories Handling Pathogens (Biosafety Levels I-IV)
Presented February 15, 2008
Presenter: Kenneth Spaeth, MD, MPH, MOH
Discussant: Thomas Winters, MD, FACOEM
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/ohgr-2-15-08/

Methicillin Resistant Stapholococcus Aureus (MRSA) in the Community – A 2008 Update
Presented February 1, 2008
Presenter: Philip Parks, MD, MPH, MOH
Discussant: John Brusch, MD
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/eh-gr-2-1-08

Treatment of Severe Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Using a Portable Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber in a Remote Setting
Presented Friday, December 7, 2007
Presenter and Discussant: Philip Parks, MD, MPH, MOH
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG2/occhealth-12-7-07/

Blood Pressure Management in Public Safety Personnel
Presented Friday, September 21, 2007
Presenter: Philip Parks, MD, MPH, MOH
Discussant: Stefanos Kales, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM
http://webapps.sph.harvard.edu/accordentG3/20070921-122300-1/

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