Thanks to all attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors who participated in ICPHSO’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium in Orlando, Florida. More than 650 attendees participated in the Symposium. Keynote presentations featured, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Acting Chairman, Ann Marie Buerkle; Florian Beerli, Sr. Vice President, Recalls, Chubb Insurance; Dr. Takashi Tatsumi, President, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) in Japan; and John Godfrey, Sr. Vice President, Public Policy, Samsung Electronics America, LLC. There were more than 100 expert speakers on numerous plenary, breakout and tutorial panels over the four days of the Symposium. The Symposium theme: “Evaluating & Managing Risk in Product Safety” was present throughout the Symposium. We are still interested in hearing from you on your evaluation of the Symposium and will keep the evaluation link open until March 27, 2017 in order to give you some additional time to provide that feedback. You can access the evaluation at: 2017 Symposium Evaluation.
We are accepting proposals for presentations for the upcoming 2017 North America Regional Product Safety Training Workshop being held on June 28, 2017, in Toronto, Canada at: Call For Presentations. Registration, hotel reservations (at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel), sponsorship and exhibitor information has also been posted on our website at: 2017 North America Regional Product Safety Training Workshop.
Our Toronto planning committee will be reviewing all proposals over the next couple of weeks and deciding on the content for this important one-day training workshop. If you are a member of ICPHSO, we invite you to participate on this committee as well as others within ICPHSO so you can help shape our future. The Regional Workshop will include many different product safety community members from all segments of the community including North American regulators. If you haven’t already submitted a proposal, I urge you to do so before the March 24, 2017 deadline.
I look forward to seeing you in Toronto!