Good day! Here at AOHP, we couldn’t be more excited about our upcoming National Conference! The past three years have been quite an experience, with emerging diseases, dramatic changes in organization staffing and operations, new developments in regulatory compliance, workplace violence issues, and much more. In addition to everyone being busier than ever, occupational health and safety roles have steadily expanded to include more duties, collaborations, assignments, and other participation.

Knowing all of this, AOHP has sought to maintain its position as the best source for occupational health and safety professionals in healthcare, providing highly relevant and useful resources, value-added education, and consistent opportunities for networking and collaboration. We have steadily increased our webinar and virtual education offerings, complete with Continuing Education credits. Our AOHP Caring for Healthcare Professionals Podcast is now streaming 32 episodes on relevant topics with highly regarded guests. The AOHP Journal features credible, helpful articles ranging from peer-reviewed research to unique perspectives on issues affecting our field and organizations. Our chapters and regions keep bringing members together in person and virtually for educational sessions and meetings. And, our ListServ remains a 24/7 point of reference for real-time advice and consultation with colleagues. In addition to all of this, the AOHP National Conference is coming along at a perfect time.

Scheduled for September 6-10, 2022, in Austin, TX, the conference offers multiple benefits. It’s an opportunity for networking and education. It’s an opportunity to check out the latest and highest quality equipment and resources in the field. It’s an opportunity to get involved with AOHP chapters and regions. It’s also an opportunity to recharge, breathe fresh air, and renew that passion for caring for the caregivers before returning to work with new information and inspiration. It’s a retreat with pragmatic objectives and an obvious return on investment. AOHP’s National Conference is a professional opportunity located in the ‘Live Music Capital of the World,’ the capital city of Texas, and the home to numerous attractions, great Mexican food, and much more. We hope you can join us!

AOHP is an association that delivers on offering its members more. Throughout the year, you’ll always find resources, education, and colleagues ready to collaborate. All of this comes together “in real life” (as the Internet says) this September in Austin, TX. This is an exciting time to be a part of AOHP and a historic time for the field of occupational health and safety. You’re providing an outstanding service, and we thank you for it. We’re here to support you.

Thanks!

Cory Worden, PhD(ABD), MS, CSHM, CSP, CHSP, ARM, REM, CESCO

AOHP Region 2 Director and National Professional Development Chair

2022 National Conference Chair