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Ex4OSH 2021 Conference

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - Saturday, December 11, 2021

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About the Conference

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Ex4OSH 2021 conference will bring together an international and interdisciplinary audience of employers, workers, health and safety professionals, researchers, policymakers, and the academic community to address the need for an expanded focus for occupational safety and health (OSH).

This expanded focus has been made more acute by the accelerated pace of change brought about by the global pandemic.

The conference will address three critical areas for the future of OSH: research, training, and policy. The challenges facing OSH will be explored. Recommendations to address these challenges will be developed.

Together, the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) Education and Research Center at UTHealth School of Public Health, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Conference Planning and Scientific Committee bring you Ex4OSH 2021!

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Registration

Register to gain access to all events during the Ex4OSH 2021 Virtual Conference, December 9-11, 2021! 

  • Ex4OSH 2021 will feature a variety of keynote, plenary and concurrent sessions, and networking opportunities!
  • Attend from wherever you are – at home, at work, or elsewhere
  • Network with international experts, early career scientists and practitioners, and students
  • Learn about the latest developments and future directions for OSH research, training, and policy
  • Earn CEUs to apply toward your professional recertification.  Determination of credit is pending for Physicians (CME), Nurses (CNE), and CEUs for Health Education Specialists, Public Health professionals, and other professionals (general CEUs).
  • Engage with conference exhibitors
  • Plus! Attendees will also receive on-demand access to Ex4OSH 2021 keynote and plenary sessions, paper presentations and downloadable materials, and posters through January 7, 2022!

PRICING

  • Standard Fee: $485.00 
  • 20% Discounts for Students/Trainees and attendees from Lower-and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC)

Employer Based Group Discounts
Ex4OSH is pleased to announce group registration discounts for the conference!
These discounts are available regardless of whether your employer will be paying for the program, or each employee will paying individually.

  • Send one email from your institutional email with a list of full names and work-related email addresses of each employee that will be attending this course to uthregistration@frosch.com
  • A Registration team member will reply with the discount code to apply at the time of registration.
  • Please advise if you need to set up Frosch as a Vendor for your institution. A team member will provide the necessary information for you.

Employer Based Group Discounts:
2 registrants: 15% off each registration
3 registrants: 20% off each registration
4 registrants: 25% off each registration
5 registrants: 30% off each registration
6 or more registrants: contact UTHRegistration@frosch.com for information.

Click here to review registration policies, discount definitions and policies, conference terms and conditions, payment types accepted, and to complete your registration today!

Schedule

Speakers

JHoward
John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MWalsh
Martin J. Walsh, BA
Secretary of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor
MIzzo
Manal Azzi, PhD
Senior Occupational Safety and Health Specialist
International Labour Organization
Geneva, Switzerland

LPunnett
Laura Punnett, ScD
Distinguished University Professor and Co-Director, Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace
University of Massachusetts Lowell

JRantanen
Jorma Rantanen, PhD
Finnish Institute for Occupational Health
Finland

VStrecher
Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH
Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Founder and CEO, Kumanu, Inc.

DWeil
David Weil, PhD, MPH
Dean and Professor, Heller School for Social Policy and Management,
Brandeis University

View Opening and General Session Speakers


Continuing Education


Earn CEUs to apply toward your professional recertification!

This event is pending determination of credit for a maximum of 17.0 continuing education credits by the following providers: 

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The AAFP has reviewed Ex4OSH 2021 Conference and deemed it acceptable for up to 17.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 12/09/2021 to 12/11/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This 3-day activity provides a maximum of 17.0 contact hours of continuing nursing professional development.

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Certified Health Education Specialists (CEUs)
Determination of credit is pending.
Certified Public Health professionals (CEUs)

This CPH activity "Ex4OSH 2021 Conference " has been approved.  Up to 17 CPH Recertification Credits may be earned at this event. Visit http://activityfinder.nbphe.org to review the activity, and contact info@nbphe.org with any questions.

General CEUs
The Continuing Education Program of the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health NIOSH-funded ERC at UTHealth School of Public Health is a provider of continuing professional development. This 3-day activity provides a maximum of 17.0 contact hours of continuing professional development. SWCOEH logo

Evaluations must be completed no later than Wednesday, December 15, 2021 11:59 PM CST.

Each educational session will include a linked evaluation for completion within the conference platform.

Presenting authors, speakers and moderators may also claim your own session for credit, and must be present in attendance and complete the session evaluation.

Continuing Education credit applies to the following educational session types:

  • Keynote sessions;
  • Plenary Sessions;
  • Concurrent Sessions (credit will not overlap with other sessions scheduled at the same time/ hour);
  • Poster sessions: each posters presenter has prepared five-minute presentations for the audience, and the presentations and PDF of posters will be available for on-demand digital access throughout the dates of the conference. Presenters will be available for Q&A during the scheduled times on the agenda. 
    • To earn CEUs for poster review, please listen to the on-demand presentation associated with the poster, and complete evaluations for each poster. PDF of posters are also accessible for review.

How are my CE credits calculated?
The number of credits you earn is determined by the duration of the educational sessions you attend, and by completing evaluations for each attended/completed session. You may not claim credit for two sessions that overlap in time according to the agenda. Please allow up to 2 weeks after the last day of the conference for distribution of certificates of attendance.   


 

SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

Connect virtually with an international and interdisciplinary audience of employers, workers, health and safety professionals, researchers, policymakers, the academic community, and more!

Exhibitor Package:

The three-day exposition will be held December 9 - 11, during the virtual conference. As an Exhibitor, you will have the unique opportunity to network with an anticipated audience of over 300 delegates throughout the community, provide demonstrations and showcases, and develop new relationships.

Virtual Show Participation Benefits include:

  • Wider Audience Reach (Geographically)
  • Deeper Audience Reach (Positions within the community that might not make a face-to-face event)
  • Cultivate interest
  • Excellent Branding and Sponsor Opportunities

Virtual Exhibit Booth: $250.00 each

  • Digital booth with company logo, video presentation area, branding, content messaging and live chat  
  • Company logo listing on the conference website and conference program 
  • Three hours of designated exhibit time 
  • One complimentary registration for the three-day virtual conference 

Questions? Contact the Ex4OSH 2021 registration team at UTHRegistration@frosch.com


Sponsorships

With individual sponsorship options, companies can target a specific day or session during the three-day virtual conference. Choose your involvement and exposure to attendees.  Stand out and be noticed!

Sponsor Benefits include: Company logo and profile listing on the conference website and logo in purchased session(s). There are multiple opportunities with limited spots remaining!

See page 2 of the sponsor registration and menu site (powered by Cvent) for quantity of spots remaining for each type.

Technology Sponsor: $1,000.00
Event technology is on the most critically important aspects of any conference. Be the exclusive sponsor and bring together every attendee and highlight speaker content throughout the conference.
Includes: 

  • One full conference registration
  • Company logo included on Welcome slide at Keynote and Plenary Session
  • Sponsorship mentioned on social media:Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Company’s name and logo will appear on the conference website, in the conference program (within production schedules)

Well-Being Spotlight Sponsor: $250.00 each
Play a two-minute, maximum, video to be featured on demand. Must be educational and related to worker well-being. Ex4OSH Conference Planning Team must preview and approve content for final submission.
Includes: 

  • Sponsorship mentioned on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Featured listing on event website and conference program

Host Sponsor: $388.00 each
Cover the cost of conference registration fees for Students or LMIC attendees!

Includes: Company’s name and logo will appear on the event website and conference program (within production schedules).

Keynote Session Sponsor: $500.00 each
Company logo will appear at the beginning of a Keynote Session.

Includes: 

  • Acknowledgement in the session opening slide with logo inclusion
  • Sponsorship mentioned on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Featured listing onevent website and conference program 

Keynote Spotlight Sponsor: $175.00 each
:10 second static display will appear in the opening of a Keynote Session

Plenary Session Sponsor: $350.00 each
Company logo will appear at the beginning of a plenary session

Includes: 

  • Acknowledgement in the session opening slide with logo inclusion
  • Sponsorship mentioned on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Featured listing on event website and conference program

Plenary Spotlight Sponsor: $150.00 each
:10 second static display will appear at the opening of a Plenary Session

Concurrent Session Sponsor: $250.00 each
Company logo will appear at the beginning of the session

Includes: 

  • Acknowledgement in the session opening slide with logo inclusion 
  • Featured listing on event website and conference program 

Questions? Contact the Ex4OSH 2021 registration team at  UTHRegistration@frosch.com


Learn More About the Expanded Focus for OSH

The world of work is undergoing major changes in the nature of work and employment arrangements, in workforce demographics, and in the types of workplaces. Together with individual health, lifestyle, economic and social factors, these changes can affect both worker well-being and business productivity. Worker well-being is being operationalized by NIOSH through its Total Worker Health® (TWH) initiative. However, focusing on worker well-being as an outcome requires a paradigm shift beyond the prevention of workplace injury and illness or health promotion, involving collaborative organizational leadership, proactive company policies, accountability, training, better engagement of management and employees, following benchmarks over time and identifying opportunities for early corrective or enhancing interventions.

Embracing this paradigm shift requires a more expansive, systems-thinking approach to better integrate traditional OSH, personal and socioeconomic risk factors, both horizontally (broadening the range of factors to examine their impact on health) and vertically (from a short-term perspective to a work life continuum perspective).

This paradigm shift will also change how we conduct OSH research, train the future OSH workforce, and design forward-thinking policies to maximize worker health and well-being. Our conference will bring together an international, interprofessional audience of employers, workers, health and safety professionals, researchers, policymakers, and academic community to address the need for an expanded focus for OSH.  Read more on the Expanded Focus for OSH, and two preparatory workshops (1,2) held in 2020 that informed the agenda of this conference.

We look forward to seeing you online at the Ex4OSH 2021 virtual conference, December 9-11, 2021!


For More Information

Contact the Ex4OSH 2021 conference team at Ex4OSH@uth.tmc.edu

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