Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is now closed for all submissions except Student Posters. The deadline was Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Important AIHce EXP 2019 D​eadline D​​ates

May 16, 2018

  • Submission portal​ opens​

Septem​be​r 5, ​​2018

  • Professional Development Courses (PDC)  
  • Education Ses​sio​ns 
  • Ignite 
  • Professional Posters

Acceptance notific​ations for PDCs and education sessions will be sent in November 2018.

    March 20​​19

    Acceptance notifications for Student Pos​ters will be sent in April 2019.

    Share your​ experience and knowledge at AIHce EXP 2019!

    AIHce EXP PDCs and education sessions are where you can introduce participants to the latest occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) information, trends, technology, and best practices. Contribute to the conference and the profession by s​​ubmitting a presentation in your area of expertise. Inspire and energize your colleagues with the information, solutions, and best practices they need to meet the challenges they face in their work.

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    Professional Development Courses (PDCs) are held before and after the conference, on Saturday, Sunday, and Thursday. 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 Sessions take place Monday through Wednesday. Choose from the following types of presentations: 

    • Case Studies and Scientific Research presentations are 20 minutes in length and have a single presenter. If selected, your presentation will be paired with two separate presentations, addressing a similar general topic, to create a single 60-minute session.

    Scientific Research (20-minute) – These presentations 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. 

    Case Study (20-minute) – A case study will 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. 

    • Education Session presentations are 60 minutes in length addressing topics within OEHS and 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 can involve a single presenter or up to a maximum of three presenters.

    Late Night Learning (120-minutes) – Late Night Learning sessions are held in the evening in the headquarter hotel and are two hours in length. They are intended to be more interactive and discussion focused with less emphasis on slides and data. Note: to submit a session for Late Night Learning, you will choose education session as the session type and indicate your consideration for Late Night Learning under "Additional Details."

    Ignite (5-minutes) – The theme of AIHce EXP’s 2019 “Ignite” is “One moment in time that changed my life.” This could be a personal moment (e.g., the birth of a child, a medical situation, an accident, etc.) or a professional moment (e.g., winning an award, being promoted, achieving a goal, etc.)... any moment that altered the course of your life. In five-minute presentations, speakers share their professional and personal passions using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. Ignite presentations are challenging, exciting, and fun to create, give, and attend. The concise speaking time and rapid slide transitions lend themselves to a more conversational and storytelling presentation style. The Ignite website and How to give a great Ignite talk links are highly recommended reading and viewing for anyone considering submitting an Ignite-style session. 

    Professional Poster – OEHS professionals are invited to submit proposals for posters. Publicize your work to conference attendees by creating a poster that summarizes your research and generates discussion and feedback.

    Student Poster – Students are highly encouraged to submit poster proposals. Displaying a poster at a major conference like AIHce EXP is a fantastic way to gain visibility for your research. 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. AIHA will be seeking student poster submissions under a separate review timeline that reflects university schedules. The deadline for Student Posters will be in March 2019.


    Education Ses​​sions, Case Studies, Scientific Research, and Professional and Student Posters

    Contact Kathryn Christoe
    via email or (703) 846-0753

    Profe​ssional Deve​lopment Courses

    Contact Erin Breece
    via email or (703) 846-0749


    Contact Alla Orlova
    via email or (703) 846-0741​