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Call for Proposals

Share your experience and knowledg​e at IOHA 2018! 

 
IOHA PDCs and education sessions are where you can introduce participants to the latest OEHS information, trends, technology, and best practices from around the world. Contribute to the conference and the profession by submitting a presentation in your area of expertise. Inspire and energize your colleagues with the information, and solutions they need to meet the challenges they face in their work.

Professional Development Courses (PDCs) at IOHA are held the weekend before, and the day after the conference (Saturday, September 22; Sunday, September 23; and Thursday, September 27). These courses are in-depth, concentrated, formal learning experiences designed to broaden knowledge and enhance technical competence. A PDC can be a half-day, full-day, or two days in length.

Education Session Presentations at IOHA address topics within IH/OH and can be delivered in any format, from traditional lecture, to interactive problem solving, and more. We encourage sessions that involve the participants and create an engaging education experience. Education Sessions must involve a minimum of two (2) presenters or up to a maximum of four (4) presenters.

Case Study Presentations at IOHA focus on a problem-solving approach in a specific situation. These presentations should describe applications of knowledge to real-world problems or an actual situation that was investigated or tested. Instructional type abstracts (e.g., describing a new methodology or equipment) should be submitted under this format. Abstracts and presentations based on professional practice must clearly present the situation or problem at issue, the resolution for fixing the problem, as well as the results and lessons learned. Case study presentations will be 10 minutes in length. Four (4) presentations addressing the same general topic will be grouped together by the conference planning committee to make a single 60-minute session. 

Scientific Research Presentations at IOHA focus on the generation of new knowledge and understanding of basic mechanisms of a physical, chemical, or biological agent. Abstracts and presentations based on this type of research must have a research objective, detailed methods, results, and data-driven conclusions. Scientific research may be conducted in the laboratory, on a sample of study subjects, or in a sample of facilities or situations. Scientific research may also include data review and analysis. These presentations will be 10 minutes in length. Four (4) presentations addressing the same general topic will be grouped together by the conference planning committee to make a single 60-minute session.

Professional Poster Presentations at IOHA summarize professional research and generate discussion and feedback. A poster allows you to present your research in a visually attractive and appealing manner. IOHA will have a dedicated display area for scientific and technical posters from professionals in the fields of IH/OH.

Student Poster Presentations at IOHA summar​​ize student research and generate discussion and feedback. A poster allows you to present your research in a visually attractive and appealing manner. The interactions you have during a poster session can help you make connections with professionals in the field and gain recognition for your education institution. IOHA will have a dedicated display area for scientific and technical posters from students in the fields of IH/OH.

Prepare your submission offline, or in advance of the portal opening date!

Use the worksheets below to prepare your submission BEFORE the live Call for Proposals site opens on January 3. To download a worksheet, right click on the worksheet link below and save it to your computer to get started. When the system is open in January, cut and paste your data into the online portal. Please note: All submissions MUST be entered in the online portal by the deadline date of January 29. The worksheet is for use as a guide and cannot be submitted through the portal.

Professional Development Course (PDC) Presentation - Worksheet.docxProfessional Development Course (PDC) Presentation - Worksheet

Education Session Presentation - Worksheet.docxEducation Session Presentation - Worksheet

Scientific Research Presentation - Worksheet.docxScientific Research Presentation - Worksheet

Case Study Presentation - Worksheet.docxCase Study Presentation - Worksheet

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