September 8-11, 2021
San Diego Mission Bay Resort

Please provide as much detail as possible in your submission, including a description of any relevant methods, techniques, tools, results, lessons learned, etc.

  • Deadline to submit: February 28, 2021
  • Successful applicants will be notified by May 27, 2021.

All presentation submissions will be reviewed and selected by a committee of volunteer professionals according to the following evaluation criteria. Preference will be given to abstracts that include appropriate detail.

  • Originality of presentation
  • Overall quality of content
  • Relevance/timeliness to current issues
  • Well-defined focus

Below are prospective topic suggestions.

We are seeking submissions on issues that have been experienced related to COVID-19, such as handling of the pandemic, employee exposures, employee deaths, issues related to the virus and workers' compensation, etc.

 It’s time to tell your story. The heroic responses of occupational health professionals to the COVID-19 pandemic are a catalyst to shine a spotlight of recognition on our profession and our work. How did you meet the challenge? How are you communicating successes to your executive team?

Legal Issues

The legalization of marijuana in many states has created challenges for employers. Submissions on this topic are encouraged.

 The Conference Committee would also like to see submissions that involve legal aspects relating to employee health, ADA/job accommodations, and workers' compensation (managing claims, litigation, etc.) Topic suggestions include, but are not limited to, making the case for an EMR program, workplace violence, sharps safety, and infection control.

Please complete the form below with following:

  • Presentation Title
  • Presenter’s Bio
  • Topic Overview - Describe the basic content of the proposed presentation – a minimum of 50 words and maximum of 300 words is needed.
  • Purpose – Describe as an outcome statement.
  • Description of current state
  • Description of desired achievable state
  • Identify at least three objectives for the proposed presentation
  • Provide an outline of the content for each objective
  • Type of presentation, level and time frame.

Submission abstracts should be submitted to AOHP National Headquarters via email at by February 28, 2021.

We appreciate your interest and welcome your submission. AOHP reserves the right to review and accept only those proposals deemed suitable for the program. The conference committee will review all valid submissions. The choice of a session will be based on the presentation of the session, its value to professionals, the location of the speaker to promote local experts, and comprehensiveness of the required information submitted. Speakers will be contacted individually about their submission, accepted or not.

Session speakers are asked to participate on a “gratis” basis. Speakers receive FREE registration for the day of their presentation and one complimentary night hotel stay. To discuss alternative speaker compensation, please contact AOHP Headquarters at

We appreciate your time and look forward to working with you for the 2021 Conference.


Peggy Anderson, RN, COHN/CM, CWCP

AOHP 2021 National Conference Chair

Deadline to submit: February 28, 2021 Successful applicants will be notified by May 27, 2021.

AOHP Headquarters: 125 Warrendale Bayne Road, Suite 375, Warrendale, PA 15086 Email:

Download speaker submission here.