Are you a volunteer group member looking for more involvement with AIHA? Do you want to contribute your knowledge and expertise to shape conference content? Be a part of AIHce EXP 2020 by volunteering to be a technical reviewer.
A technical reviewer serves as the subject matter expert and reviews submissions to ensure they are scientifically sound, innovative, and relevant to the profession. The technical review process occurs prior to the Continuing Education Committee and Conference Program Committee reviews and assists the committees in selecting the final content to be presented as the 2020 education program. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to shape the education program!
The review is conducted entirely online and will be open September 23 to October 4, 2019. The review process is blind, and no submitter information will be shared. The time commitment, per proposal, is approximately 15-20 minutes, and will vary, depending on the number of submissions received in your topic area. Most topics receive a handful of proposals (5-10 total), while more popular topics, like Risk Assessment, could have many more reviews to complete (50-100 total). Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with the exact number of proposals you will review until the submission deadline has passed. If you would like to volunteer, please plan your schedule accordingly with time set aside for review during the entire review period of September 23-October 4.
*NOTE: If volunteer names are not supplied by volunteer groups, we will ask committee leadership (Chair and Vice Chair) to assume review responsibility for each committee. This is your committee’s opportunity to help select the content offered at the 2020 conference.
We ask each volunteer group to submit the names of 4 reviewers and 2 alternates by Monday, August 12 to Erin Breece, Program Director, Education. Specifically, we need a minimum of 2 reviewers for PDCs and 2 for the education program (the same 2 volunteers can review both PDCs and education submissions), and an alternate for each in any given topic area. This is the minimum number needed, but more can volunteer to review if desired. We do not have a maximum number of reviewers per topic area. Reviewers are not required to attend AIHce EXP, but they must be current, active AIHA committee members. You can volunteer to review Professional Development Courses (PDCs) or education sessions, or both (please specify at the time of volunteering).
AIHA hosted a Town Hall on Wednesday, July 31 from 11:00 a.m. - Noon (Eastern Time) to discuss the upcoming technical review process.
For Active Volunteers
If you have volunteered to be a reviewer, you will be contacted on September 23rd with your login information, and further instructions.
If you have questions or would like more details on the process, contact Erin Breece, Program Director, Education, 703-846-0749, for questions related to PDCs, or Kathryn Christoe, Program Manager Education, 703-846-0753 for questions related to the main education program.