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September 5-8, 2018
Renaissance Glendale Hotel, Glendale, AZ

AOHP is soliciting presentation submissions for its 2018 National Conference. The speaker submission will occur in two phases. The committee will evaluate the first submission to determine if your presentation meets the needs of the conference. Please provide as much detail as possible in the submission, including a description of any relevant methods, techniques, tools, results, lessons learned, etc.

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Deadline to submit:  January 31, 2018.    
Successful applicants will be notified by April 27, 2018. 

 For more information, please contact AOHP Headquarters at 800.362.4347 or e-mail

AOHP Annual National Conference Suggested Topics: 
- Competencies for occupational health professionals (OHPs)
- How OHPs can demonstrate value to management using metric tools 
- Innovative ideas for organizing an Occupational Health Department
- Career advancement in OH; educating new healthcare workers about the OH specialty
- Mental health for the OHP; coping with/reducing workplace stressors
- Leadership skills development for OHP managers; benefits of certification
- Embracing new technologies in the workplace
- Business-oriented classes, organizational charts, program management
- Cost avoidance
- Case studies highlighting evidence-based best practices
- Advance practice topics: financing; staffing; program development
- Professional ethics/legal obligations/compliance issues in occupational health
- Case management of occupational health issues
- Managing/developing a successful wellness program: budget, job descriptions, making a case   
- Health, well-being and wellness topics
- Emergency preparedness; Emergency Response Team; disaster evacuation and restoration
- Mass dispensing drills
- OSHA compliance and inspections
- OSHA, NIOSH, CDC (updates, hot topics)
- FMLA and leave management; ADA-AA; Pregnancy Discrimination Act; other legal issues
- Fitness for duty as relates to policy, interactive process with employee, appeals, legal issues  
- Legislative updates
- Drug diversion in the workplace; interventions for impaired workers
- Drug testing; DOT drug screening; alcohol testing
- Best practices for post offer physicals; drug screenings
- Immunization programs - influenza, shingles, pneumonia
- Impact of mandatory influenza vaccination: worker health, nosocomial influenza, absenteeism  
- Immunization updates related to CDC requirements for healthcare professionals
- Blood and body fluid exposure management; post exposure prophylaxis
- Sharps injuries; EXPO-S.T.O.P. survey updates
- Ergonomics
- Safe patient handling in varied settings: bariatric, acute care; long term care; outpatient sites
- Dealing with worker injuries/safe patient handling/slip, trip and fall prevention
- Hazards in healthcare
- Workplace safety strategies and behaviors; accident prevention; accident/illness investigations
- Workers' compensation topics
- Components of effective return-to-work programs
- Workplace violence prevention programs
- TB/Hepatitis C updates
- Legionella outbreak investigations
- Respiratory protection programs; personal protective equipment/annual respirator fit testing
- Air quality investigations in the healthcare setting
- Laser safety
- Managing emerging infectious diseases with appropriate surveillance program implementation
- Surveillance for employees administering chemotherapeutic agents
- Chronic disease management
- Grief in the workplace
- Mental health topics, including methods for identification and screening
- Interventions for employees in crisis
- Identifying and managing issues related to the aging workforce; population health
- “Future trends.” What’s coming, and what changes need to be made to prepare

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