Schedule at-a-glance

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Saturday, April 14
8:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. COHN and COHN-S Review Course
Please note: this course is currently full and closed to additional registrants at this time.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch On Own
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Professional Development Workshops

101: Change the Aging Mindset: Creative Strategies for an Aging Workforce
102: Does Your Hearing Program Need a Face Lift? Updates in Science and Technology 
103: Project Management for OHNs
104: The Role of the Occupational Health Nurse in EBP and Research

Sunday, April 15
8:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. COHN and COHN-S Review Course
Please note: this course is currently full and closed to additional registrants at this time.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Professional Development Workshop

201: A Practical Approach to the Neuro-Musculoskeletal Assessment (Neck, Back, Hand, Shoulder, Knee, and Feet)

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Professional Development Workshops

202: Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner Boot Camp
203: CAOHC Recertification Course

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Professional Development Workshops

204: Compassion Fatigue - What Is This?
205: Safety Tour
206: I'm An OHN Now. So What Do I Do???

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch On Own
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Professional Development Workshops

208: Step Up. Stand Out. Lead.

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m

Professional Development Workshop (Free to all conference attendees)

209: Infection Prevention & Control for the Occupational Health Nurse - Bloodborne Pathogens

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Fellows Reception (Invitation Only)
Monday, April 16
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. COHN and COHN-S Review Course
Please note: this course is currently full and closed to additional registrants at this time.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Research Collaborative
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. New Member and First Time Attendee Orientation
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Practice Exchanges

302: Case Management
303: Consulting
304: Corporate
305: Educator
306: Government & Military
307: Health Promotion/Well-being
308: Healthcare/Hospital
309: Nurse Practitioner/Clinical
310: Safety & Environmental
311: LPN/LVN

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch On Own
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. President's Welcome
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 312: Opening Keynote
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 313: General Session: The Opioid Crisis in America
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Annual Business Meeting (Members Only)
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

314: Occupational Health: Fact or Fiction?
315: Reduce Cost of Mandatory Flu Program & Streamline Your OMS Clinic Site Through iPad Technology
316: Hepatitis C: Highlights and Clinical Case Study Discussion
317: Invigorating Your Sluggish Chapter
318: Clinical Application of Spirometry Longitudinal Data Analysis (SPIROLA) Software in an Occupational Health Clinic and Office Setting

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Welcome Reception
Tuesday, April 17
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Chapter Leaders' Breakfast (Invitation Only)
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

401: Misbehavior, Saving Face, and Bullying: How to Successfully Navigate Micro-aggression in the Workplace
402: Total Worker Health®: Where Are We...Where Do We Need to Be?
403: Integrating Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements into Your Occupational Healthcare Practice
404: Associations of Mindfulness Disposition, Depression, and Sleep in Long-haul Truckers
405: Slips, Trips, and Falls: A New Strategy for Addressing the Human Factors

9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

406: Mental Health and Workers’ Compensation: Early Intervention to Prevent Delayed Recovery
407: Psychological First Aid - Techniques for Practice
408: Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for the Occupational Health Nurse and Diverse Worker Populations
409: Coffee and Cannabis: Emerging Health Concerns for Workers in Two Industries
410: Hepatitis C: Opportunities for HCV Outreach with Employees, Dependents, and Retirees

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

411: Navigating Psychological Health at Work: An Occupational Health Psychology Perspective
412: Out of the Box Thinking - Take Your OHN Consulting Practice to the Next Level
413: Caring for Nurses
414: Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) - Early Intervention and Treatment for Employees at Risk for Substance Use Disorders
415: Am I Really Doing Research? What an OHN Measures Counts!

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch On Own
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

416: What You Need to Know About the Gig Economy and Its Implications for Worker Health & Safety
417: Soaring to New Heights: The Value of Nursing Certification
418: ANSI Z10, VPP, ISO 45001, Oh My! What Do Safety and Occupational Health Management Systems Have to do With Occupational Health?
419: You Did What While You Were Doing What? An Overview of the Health Risks Encountered in a Research Center
420: Pain Management and Opioids

3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting, and Poster Viewing
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. American Board of Occupational Health Nurses (ABOHN) Reception (Open to All)
Wednesday, April 18
7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. AAOHN Foundation Wellness Event - Chair Yoga
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

501: Law Enforcement Suicide: Scope and Mitigation
502: Supporting Nurses' Health in Their Efforts to Provide Safe, Quality Patient Care in Today's Hospital Work Environments
503: Total Farmer Health - Protecting the Health and Safety of Our Agricultural Workforce Through a Total Worker Health® Initiative
504: Prevention of Eye Injuries and Contamination from Eye Splash
505: How to Ensure OSHA Compliance and a Safe Workplace: Safety Consultation and Training Section Services Safety & Environmental

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 506: Catherine Dempsey Lecture: Total Worker Health®: Is There a Role for the Occupational Health Nurse
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hours
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break in Exhibit Hall
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

507: Bridging the Corporate Silos and Integrating a Culture of Health
508: Confidentiality of Employee Medical Information: Legal and Ethical Aspects
509: How to Use Business Process Reengineering (BPR) and Lean Six Sigma to Improve Your Clinic Processes
510: Occupational Health in the Urgent Care Environment: What Makes It Different?
511: Saving Our Backs: Does Exercise Play a Role?

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 512: Closing Session: Fire Up Your Life!