Preparations are already underway for the 2017 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition. “AIHce 2017 will feature some exciting changes to the format of the conference. The updated conference schedule is intended to be more user-friendly and efficient; all education sessions will be 60 minutes in length, with breaks in between to allow attendees to easily get from one presentation to the next. AIHce 2017 will also include a variety of education formats to create engaging learning environments that actively involve participants. Education sessions will be grouped into tracks, allowing attendees to share the conference experience with those who are interested in similar subject areas…” Excerpt from AIHA Release No. SPR-16-0825-01
Things to look forward to in the new AIHce format:
Professional Development Courses (PDCs) will be held Saturday, Sunday, and Thursday (NEW for 2017).
Case Studies and Scientific Research presentations at AIHce 2017 will be 20 minutes in length, while full sessions at AIHce are 60 minutes.
Technical Session (60-minute) – These will address topics within OEHS and be delivered in any format from panels to workshops, interactive problem solving, and more.
Professional & Student Posters
Ignite (5-minute) – In an Ignite session each speaker has 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds, so the entire presentation is five minutes long.
Session Tracks – sessions will be grouped in to tracks within a subject area
Closing General Session on Wednesday afternoon
Committee Meetings will be scheduled in the early morning or at the end of afternoon to avoid competing with education sessions
For more information on the exiting new changes, visit http://www.aihce2017.org/proposals/Pages/default.aspx
Michell Coats, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Senior Industrial Hygienist