Professional Development Courses (PDCs) are held before and after the conference, on Saturday, Sunday, and Thursday. These courses are in-depth, concentrated, formal learning experiences designed to broaden knowledge and enhance technical competence. A PDC can be a half-day, full-day, or two days in length.
Education Sessions take place Monday through Wednesday. Choose from the following types of presentations:
- Case Studies and Scientific Research presentations at AIHce are 30 minutes in length and have a single presenter. If selected, your presentation will be paired with two separate presentations, from other presenters, addressing a similar general topic, to create a single 60-minute session, called Research Round-up.
- Scientific Research (30-minute) – These presentations focus on the generation of new knowledge and understanding of basic mechanisms of a physical, chemical, or biological agent. Abstracts and presentations based on this type of research must have a research objective, detailed methods, results, and data-driven conclusions. Scientific research may be conducted in the laboratory, on a sample of study subjects, or in a sample of facilities or situations. Scientific research may also include data review and analysis.
- Case Study (30-minute) – A case study will focus on a problem-solving approach in a specific situation. These presentations should describe applications of knowledge to real-world problems or an actual situation that was investigated or tested. Instructional type abstracts, e.g., describing a new methodology or equipment, should be submitted under this format. Abstracts and presentations based on professional practice must clearly present the situation or problem at issue, the resolution for fixing the problem as well as the results and lessons learned.
- Education Session (60-minutes) – These are sessions addressing topics within OEHS and are delivered in any format from traditional lecture, interactive problem solving, and more. We encourage sessions that involve the participants and create an engaging education experience. Education Session can involve a single presenter or up to a maximum of three presenters.
Pop-Up Session (25-minute) – A short and interactive session designed to deliver bitesize, timely, targeted learning. These sessions are held outside of session rooms, in an open area of the convention center. Pop-up sessions can involve a single presenter, or up to a maximum of three presenters.
Professional Poster – OEHS professionals are invited to submit proposals for posters. Publicize your work to conference attendees by creating a poster that summarizes your research and generates discussion and feedback.
Student Poster – Students are highly encouraged to submit poster proposals. Displaying a poster at a major conference like AIHce EXP is a fantastic way to gain visibility for your research. The interactions you have during a poster session can help you make connections with professionals in the field and gain recognition for your education institution. AIHA will seek student poster submissions under a separate review timeline that reflects university schedules. The deadline for Student Posters will be in March 2021.
Student Presentation – These presentations offer students the opportunity to present their research as part of the Academic Track. Each session within the track is an hour long with a maximum of three presenters (20 minutes each). This research should not be duplicative of a student poster that will be presented at the conference.