Presentation Formats

Professional Development Courses (PDCs)

PDCs are in-depth, concentrated, formal learning experiences designed to broaden knowledge, enhance technical competence, and provide practical tools and skills for the workplace. PDCs are held the weekend prior to the Opening Session (Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31) and are half-, one-, or two-day courses.

All PDCs undergo a competitive bi-level peer review process to ensure they meet the highest quality educational standards and guidelines and provide optimal learning opportunities for OEHS professionals.

Technical Sessions

AIHce’s Technical Sessions constitute the main conference education program.

Technical Sessions provide limitless learning opportunities and a wealth of high-quality knowledge and expertise in every OEHS niche, and allow you to facilitate lively dialogues on case studies, controversial issues, and exciting new research.

Technical Sessions are held Monday, June 1 through Thursday, June 4, and average one to four hours in length. Presenters can choose from a wide variety of Technical Session formats:

  • EHS Crossover Program (CR) – Practical information on safety and environmental topics.
  • Podium Session (PO) – 20-minute presentations on scientific research, case studies, or professional practice with a focus on a particular topic.
    • Case Study/Professional Practice focuses on a problem-solving approach involving knowledge of real-world problems or actual situations that were investigated or tested.
    • Scientific Research Abstract presents new knowledge and understanding of the basic mechanisms of physical, chemical, or biological agents.
  • Poster Session (PS) – Graphic illustration of scientific research, case studies, or professional practice.
  • Roundtable (RT) – Various viewpoints presenting balanced perspectives, comparisons and/or controversies in current issues.
  • Science Symposium (SS) – Roundtable offering a high level of scientific content.
  • Interactive Session – Various formats that lend themselves to networking with colleagues in small, but highly active group settings.