PENSACOLA, Fla. (December 7, 2015) – Registration is now open for the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) National Conference. The conference, themed “Leading the Future: Endless Possibilities in Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing,” will be held April 11-14, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla., and is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of nurses serving the workplace and worker populations. Conference details and rates can be found at aaohn.org.
“The focus of this year’s Conference is the unlimited possibilities that exist for occupational and environmental health nurses, including current and cutting-edge best practices and the latest technology and resources for fostering a culture of health and safety,” said AAOHN President Jeannie Tomlinson, MSN, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN. “Also, for the first time ever, we’re offering an option to participate in the conference via live stream from the convenience of your home or office for those nurses who cannot join us in Florida.”
Featured speakers scheduled to appear at the 2016 conference include opening general session speaker Michael O’Donnell, PhD, MPH, MBA, a thought leader, author and advocate in the field of health promotion and director of the Health Management Research Center at the University of Michigan; and Vic Strecher, PHD, MPH, author and director for innovation and social entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan. Rich Bluni, RN, best-selling author of “Inspired Nurse” and former health coach for Studer Group, will deliver the Catherine Dempsey Lecture. The closing general session speaker is David Michaels, PhD, MPH, assistant secretary, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Other events include half- and full-day preconference workshops; interactive practice exchange sessions; and exhibits filled with the latest resources and technologies for the occupational health nurse. The line-up of events and general and concurrent session speakers is available in the AAOHN 2016 National Conference Program At-A-Glance.
“The annual AAOHN National Conference is an exciting time for our members and guests to take part in continuing nursing education and professional development, while spending time with new and longtime professional friends,” said AAOHN Executive Director Kay Campbell, EdD, RN-C, COHN-S, FAAOHN. “We also want everyone to have a great time in Jacksonville, and there will be opportunities to enjoy social activities, health and fitness, and service opportunities all against the backdrop of Jacksonville’s vibrant riverfront.”