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September 2-5, 2020
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Deadline to submit - January 31, 2020

AOHP is soliciting presentation submissions for its 2020 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.

Download the speaker submission here, or submit online.

Prospective Topic Suggestions

  1. Opioid crisis
  2. Implementation of the SHEA Guideline for Management of Healthcare Workers Who are Infected with Hepatitis B Virus, Hepatitis C Virus, and/or Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  3. Hepatitis B vaccination recommendations (evidence that immunity wanes over time)
  4. Mandatory vaccinations: MMR, V, TDaP, Influenza
  5. Immunization updates
  6. Worker fatigue – how organizations manage safety
  7. Psychological strain and burnout in healthcare - evidence-based interventions
  8. Developing wellness programs
  9. Wellness – employee self-care  
  10. Financial planning as related to wellness
  11. Workplace violence (WPV) - The Joint Commission Sentinel Event alerts
  12. WPV - peer support, critical incident stress debriefing, prevention of patient to employee
  13. Ergonomics
  14. Workers’ compensation
  15. Root Cause Analysis / FMEA / Fault Tree Analysis, etc. (investigations)
  16. Human trafficking
  17. Mentoring young nurses
  18. Succession planning – veteran nurses mentoring young nurses
  19. Panel – marijuana / CBD
  20. Crucial Conversations – how to
  21. USP 800 - permissible exposure limits, medical surveillance / lab testing
  22. Health Savings Accounts
  23. Preventing latent TB  
  24. Highly Infectious Diseases – measles, Ebola, etc.
  25. Legal issues on job accommodations - interactive process, post-offer medical questionnaire and exam, what can and can’t be asked 
  26. ADA and job accommodations
  27. Identifying staffing ratios
  28. Best practices for charting, notifications, tracking, surveillance, workload reports
  29. EEOC and privacy (which records are considered HIPAA and which are not)
  30. Culture of Safety - how to engage employees
  31. Safe patient handling (SPH) - case studies on effectively decreasing injuries
  32. SPH and Hierarchy of Controls when equipment / personnel are unavailable
  33. Pandemic readiness/Disaster management
  34. OSHA updates
  35. Respirator protection – pros and cons of N95s vs. PAPRs
  36. New OSHA respiratory protection guidelines
  37. Hearing conservation
  38. Aging workforce - occupational risks and needs
  39. Hiring for the exodus of experienced RNs
  40. Pregnant employees / Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  41. Needle/sharps safety and decreasing exposures
  42. Total Worker Health (TWH) and opportunities for AOHP members
  43. First set of competencies, skills, and knowledge of TWH professionals
  44. Leadership training and leadership communication skills
  45. ABCs of radiation exposures and monitoring
  46. Chemical (including pharmaceutical) exposures
  47. Newly emerging drugs of abuse
  48. Healthier Hospitals initiatives
  49. Climate change and healthcare workers: what we need to know, share, and achieve
  50. Laser Safety – types, risks, safety measures, exposures, developing a laser safety program
  51. Collaboration of on-site clinics and Employee Health
  52. Organizational structure and where Employee Health fits – Population Health, On-Site Care, Infection Prevention, Occupational Health & Safety, Human Resources, etc.
  53. Updated Infection Control in Health Personnel: Infrastructure and Routine Practices for Occupational Infection Prevention and Control from the CDC

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 2020 Conference.

Cory Worden, PhD Candidate, MS, CSP, CSHM, CHSP, REM, CESCO
AOHP 2020 National Conference Chair

Deadline to submit is January 31, 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by April 27, 2020.

You can download the speaker submission here, or submit online.



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