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What to Expect at Fall Conference 2017

​By Larry Sloan

This year’s Fall Conference on Leadership and Management, to be held in Tampa Oct. 30–31 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina, promises not to disappoint.

We are featuring four education session tracks: Emergency Response and Preparedness (very timely in light of the Texas/Gulf Coast flooding); Enterprise Risk Management & Assessment; Management and Leadership (a must-attend program for our next-generation leaders); and Emerging Issues (identified by our Content Portfolio Advisory Group as cutting-edge topics). Within each track we’ve embedded Quick Talk sessions (30-minute presentations, similar to TED talks) on selected topics.

Other highlights include:

  • Monday Breakfast: AIHA Fellows Debate – Should AIHA remain focused on “IH Core Competencies” or become an EHS generalist organization?
  • Opening Keynote: “The Psychology of Influence” with René Rodriguez, Founder & CEO, Volentum &
  • Special Workshop with René Rodriguez on Monday following the keynote (separate registration required)
  • Monday Lunch: “The Future of Occupational Safety and Health” with John Howard, Director of NIOSH
  • Tuesday Breakfast: “The Role of AIHA’s Grassroots Government Relations in the Rapidly Evolving Marijuana Industry”
  • Tuesday Morning General Session: Henry F. Smyth Jr. Award Lecture
  • Tuesday Lunch: AIHA State of Affairs
  • Closing Session: “Total Exposure Health: A Revolutionary Way to Think of Exposure and Primary Prevention” with Col. Kirk Phillips, Associate Chief, Bioenvironmental Engineering, Consultant to the USAF Surgeon General for Exposure Science

Complementing this program are 15 professional development courses (Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28–29, and Thursday, Nov. 1).

Remember, attendees earn up to 24 CM credits from PDCs (for three full days) and 12 CM credits for two days of education at the conference.

Finally, the Product Stewardship Conference (Nov. 2–4) will be co-located with Fall Conference. For those of you with stewardship responsibilities, we hope you’ll stay (or have one of your colleagues attend in your place). 

See you in Tampa!

Larry Sloan is AIHA’s CEO.​


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