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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!

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PRICING

Standard Fee: $485.00

  • Register by November 14, 2021 to secure your spot at this rate!
  • Registration is for all dates of the conference, no exceptions and no single-day registrations.

Discounts

  • 20% Discounts for Students/Trainees and attendees from Lower- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC)

Late Registration Fees

  • Late Registration Fee (November 15 – December 8): $685.00
  • Registration during days of event - Late Registration Fee (December 9 – 11): $785.00

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

Schedule

Save the Date

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

The Ex4OSH 2021 conference will now be a fully virtual online conference!

September 17, 2021 Update: The format of the Ex4OSH 2021 conference is changing from what we had hoped would be entirely in-person to a fully virtual online conference. Levels of COVID-19 in the U.S. remain high due to the greater contagiousness of the delta variant, in the face of improving but still insufficient levels of vaccination among the general population. Moreover, travel restrictions remain in place for several of our target audiences and presenters. Although we are hopeful that COVID-19 will start trending downward again, leading to a loosening of restrictions, the reality is that we remain in a state of flux and uncertainty. Our decision to pivot to a fully online conference was not made lightly and feel it is best for the safety of all attendees, while at the same time making attendance possible for everyone, both nationally and internationally.

We have partnered with outstanding experts in state-of-the-art virtual conference technology, allowing us to put together a high-quality experience and have an internationally recognized group of speakers and a cutting-edge topic, made even more relevant by the pandemic. More details will be forthcoming over the next couple of weeks, and we are excited to move forward.

Schedule

  • Save the Date

    Save the Date

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

    The Ex4OSH 2021 conference will now be a fully virtual online conference!

    September 17, 2021 Update: The format of the Ex4OSH 2021 conference is changing from what we had hoped would be entirely in-person to a fully virtual online conference. Levels of COVID-19 in the U.S. remain high due to the greater contagiousness of the delta variant, in the face of improving but still insufficient levels of vaccination among the general population. Moreover, travel restrictions remain in place for several of our target audiences and presenters. Although we are hopeful that COVID-19 will start trending downward again, leading to a loosening of restrictions, the reality is that we remain in a state of flux and uncertainty. Our decision to pivot to a fully online conference was not made lightly and feel it is best for the safety of all attendees, while at the same time making attendance possible for everyone, both nationally and internationally.

    We have partnered with outstanding experts in state-of-the-art virtual conference technology, allowing us to put together a high-quality experience and have an internationally recognized group of speakers and a cutting-edge topic, made even more relevant by the pandemic. More details will be forthcoming over the next couple of weeks, and we are excited to move forward.

  • What to Expect

    What to Expect

    The schedule will be updated with session details as abstracts are confirmed, and the speaker list is finalized. Ex4OSH 2021 will feature a variety of keynote, plenary and concurrent sessions, and networking opportunities!

    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.
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021

    Thursday, December 9, 2021
    8:00 AM Welcoming Addresses
    8:30 AM Keynote 1
    9:30 AM Break/Move to Next Session
    9:45 AM Concurrent Session 1
    10:45 AM Break/Move to Next Session
    11:00 AM Plenary 1
    12:30 PM Lunch Break / Sponsor Exhibitor Booths / Networking
    1:30 PM Keynote 2
    2:30 PM Break/Move to Next Session
    2:45 PM Concurrent Session 2
    3:45 PM Break/Move to Next Session
    4:00 PM Networking Session / Poster Session
    5:00 PM Day 1 Closing
  • Friday, December 10, 2021

    Friday, December 10, 2021
    8:00 AM Opening Addresses – Day 2
    8:30 AM Keynote 3
    9:30 AM Break/Move to Next Session
    9:45 AM Concurrent Session 3
    10:45 AM Break/Move to Next Session
    11:00 AM Plenary 2
    12:30 PM Lunch Break / Sponsor Exhibitor Booths / Networking
    1:30 PM Keynote 4
    2:30 PM Break/Move to Next Session
    2:45 PM Concurrent Session 4
    3:45 PM Break/Move to Next Session
    4:00 PM Networking Session / Poster Session
    5:00 PM Day 2 Closing

  • Saturday, December 11, 2021

    Saturday, December 11, 2021
    8:00 AM Opening Addresses – Day 3
    8:30 AM Keynote 5
    9:30 AM Break/Move to Next Session
    9:45 AM Concurrent Session 5
    10:45 AM Break/Move to Next Session
    11:00 AM Lunch Break / Sponsor Exhibitor Booths / Networking
    12:00 PM Concurrent Session 6
    12:15 PM Break/move to next session
    1:15 PM Concurrent Session 7
    2:15 PM Day 3 Closes – Conference Ends

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
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
Professor Jorma Rantanen
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!

Determination of credit is pending for:

  • Physicians (CME)
  • Nurses (CNE)
  • Health Education Specialists (CEUs)
  • Public Health professionals (CEUs)
  • Other professionals (General CEUs)

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors will open soon!  We appreciate your interest.

Please email us at Ex4OSH@uth.tmc.edu to be added to the sponsor and exhibitor email list!


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! REGISTER TODAY!


For More Information

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

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