Opening and General Sessions

​​Monday, May 21
8:00 a.m.​​ - 9:30 a.m.

Three Megatrends and Four Best Pra​ctices That Will Shape Your Business Future

Rich KarlgaardRich Karlgaard

Entrepreneur-turned-Forbes magazine editor-at-large, columnist, author, television commentator, private investor, and board director, Rich Karlgaard is a respected forecaster who offers a unique vantage point on the trends driving the business and economic climates.

Predicting the future is easy… getting it right is the hard part. A common mistake among business, investment, and government leaders is to overestimate change in the short run (less than two years), but badly underestimate it in the long run (five years or more).

Forbes publisher and global futurist, Rich Karlgaard, cuts through the clutter. He forecasts the business and technology world as it is likely to unfold over the next two, five, and ten years. Karlgaard is uniquely positioned at the intersection of business, economic, innovation, and technological trends. As such, he is able to see, weigh, and articulate the variables that will shape the future.

Rich will kick off AIHce EXP 2018 with what promises to be an unforgettable presentation on the trends affecting the IH/OEHS profession. 

Join us for his unforgettable keynote, Three Megatrends and Four Best Practices That Will Shape Your Business Future, Monday, May 21 at 8:00 a.m.

Tuesday General Session​
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Mitigating Opioid Exposure Risks to First Responders: ​What’s Been Done, What’s Left to Do & How You Can Help 

Steven E. Lacey, PhD, CIH, CSP
Steven E. Lacey, PhD, CI​​H, CSP
Donna S. Heidel, CIH, FAIHA
D​onna S. Heidel, CIH, FAIHA
Fire Commissioner Adam K​. Thiel
Kemp C​hester
Kem​​p C​hester
John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA
John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA

Opioid addiction is causing an unprecedented public health crisis that requires the collaboration and action of our leading national organizations dedicated to countering addiction. However, we must also consider the potential for our nation’s first responders, including law enforcement, emergency medical technicians, and crime lab analysts, to be exposed to opioids while on the job.

This moderated roundtable discussion will raise awareness about the drugs, addiction crisis, and precautions first responders must take when responding to medical emergencies and investigating illicit drug activity. Session panelists will provide information on the work that has been done by nonprofit organizations, Federal, and State governments, and how industrial hygiene professionals can support the development and implementation of exposure controls and educational materials for first responders.

  • Steven E. Lacey, PhD, CIH, CSP – Moderator
  • Donna S. Heidel, CIH, FAIHA, AIHA board
  • Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel
  • Kemp Chester, Associate Director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Wednesday Closing Session​
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Total Exposure Health:
A Revolutionary Way to Thi​nk of Exposure and Primary Prevention

Col.(ret.) Kirk P​hillips, BSCCol.(ret.) Kirk Phillips, BSC

Total Exposure Health (TEH) is a bold solution to capture workplace, environmental, and lifestyle exposures to the individual using advances in science, technology, and informatics to help reduce short- and long-term health risks to individuals and to provide clinically relevant information individuals and their providers to prevent disease, enhance human performance. By educating individuals about their exposure profile, TEH will enable individuals and families to make healthy lifestyle choices tailored to their exposure profile as a minimum and also to their adverse genetic proclivity when known.

TEH is a holistic approach to integrating science, technology, informatics, and medicine into interconnected preventive health systems. This emphasis on “Personalized Healthcare” moves industrial hygienists from worker health to exposure sciences for diverse populations capitalizing on the rapidly accelerating advances in sensor technology, genomic sciences, health information technology, and precision medicine to enable new knowledge and understanding to protect and prevent disease, encourage patient/provider interaction, and improve population health and well-being.​​​

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