Call for Proposals

The AIHce EXP 2018 Call for Proposals process is now closed. Submissions received by the deadline date of September 6th, ​2017 at 11:59 pm Eastern​ are in the review process and decisions of acceptance or declination will be emailed to the primary submitter in November.

Share your​ experience and knowledge at AIHce EXP 2018!

AIHA hosted two Town Hall calls this summer. Missed them? Click here for the PowerPoint slides and web recording​ to catch up.​​​

AIHce EXP PDCs and education sessions are where you can introduce participants to the latest occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) information, trends, technology, and best practices. Contribute to the conference and the profession by submitting a presentation in your area of expertise. Inspire and energize your colleagues with the information, solutions, and best practices they need to meet the challenges they face in their work.

Professional Development Courses (PDCs) are held before and after the conference, on Saturday, Sunday, and Thursday. These courses are in-depth, concentrated, formal learning experiences designed to broaden knowledge and enhance technical competence. A PDC can be a half-day, full-day, or two days in length.

Education Sessions take place Monday through Wednesday. Choose from the following types of presentations: 

Case Studies and Scientific Research presentations at AIHce are 20 minutes in length and have a single presenter.  If selected, your presentation will be paired with two separate presentations, addressing a similar general topic, to create a single 60-minute session.

Scientific Research (20-minute) – These presentations focus on the generation of new knowledge and understanding of basic mechanisms of a physical, chemical, or biological agent. Abstracts and presentations based on this type of research must have a research objective, detailed methods, results, and data-driven conclusions. Scientific research may be conducted in the laboratory, on a sample of study subjects, or in a sample of facilities or situations. Scientific research may also include data review and analysis. 

Case Study (20-minute) – A case study will focus on a problem-solving approach in a specific situation. These presentations should describe applications of knowledge to real-world problems or an actual situation that was investigated or tested. Instructional type abstracts, e.g., describing a new methodology or equipment, should be submitted under this format. Abstracts and presentations based on professional practice must clearly present the situation or problem at issue, the resolution for fixing the problem as well as the results and lessons learned. 

Education Session (60-minute) – These are sessions addressing topics within OEHS and are delivered in any format from traditional lecture, interactive problem solving, and more. We encourage sessions that involve the participants and create an engaging education experience. Education Session can involve a single presenter or up to a maximum of three presenters.

Ignite (5-minute) – In an Ignite session each single speaker has 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds, so the entire presentation is five minutes long. It’s a personal story about something you’ve accomplished, something you’re passionate about, something you love, or even something you can’t stand.

Professional Poster – OEHS professionals are invited to submit proposals for posters. Publicize your work to conference attendees by creating a poster that summarizes your research and generates discussion and feedback.

Student Poster – Students are highly encouraged to submit poster proposals. Displaying a poster at a major conference like AIHce is a fantastic way to gain visibility for your research. The interactions you have during a poster session can help you make connections with professionals in the field and gain recognition for your education institution. AIHA will be seeking student poster submissions under a separate review timeline that reflects university schedules. The Call for Student Posters will open in June 2017 with final submissions due in March 2018.

Important AIHce EXP 2018 D​eadline D​​ates:

May 31, 2017

  • Submission portal opens​

Septem​be​r 6, ​​2017

  • Professional Development Courses (PDC)  
  • Education Ses​sio​ns 
  • Ignite 
  • Professional Posters
Acceptance notifications for PDCs and education sessions will be sent in November 2017.

March 20​​18

  • Stu​dent Posters
Acceptance notifications for Student Posters will be sent in April 2018.

What will be featu​​red at AIHce EXP 2018?

Variety of Educat​ion Formats

In the Call for Presentations we are encouraging people to submit session proposals using delivery formats that create engaging learning environments that actively involve the participants.

High Quality​ Content

We’ll be identifying targeted and relevant OEHS topics, providing better choices for attendees and delivering stronger, more focused content.

Session ​Tracks

The education sessions at AIHce 2018 will be grouped into tracks, allowing you to experience a variety of presentations within the same subject area.

Closing General ​Session

The conference will end on Wednesday afternoon with a general session guaranteed to spark your thinking and send you home with even more ideas to use in your workplace.

PDCs Befo​re and After!

Supplement your learning by attending a Professional Development Course (PDC) either before the conference on Saturday and/or Sunday or on Thursday. Take a deep dive into a topic that will boost your knowledge and skill set—and earn you CM points!​


Education Ses​​sions

Contact Kathryn Christoe via email or (703) 846-0753

Profe​ssional Deve​lopment Courses

Contact Erin Breece via email or (703) 846-0749


Contact Kathryn Christoe via email or (703) 846-0753​