Dear Safety Professional,
Historically August is a slow month where you are able to take some time off and recharge your batteries for the fall and winter season. For ICPHSO, August is one of the busiest months of the year. We are a little over two months away from our International Symposium @Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (October 24-25, 2019) and about six months away from our 2020 Annual Training Meeting and Symposium at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, Florida (February 18-21, 2020). Here’s an update on these two upcoming conferences as well as some other things going on in the world of ICPHSO.
2019 International Symposium – October 24-25, 2019:
Symposium Planning Chair, Rod Freeman and his committee are now reviewing more than 20 proposal submissions that will fill the two days of the International Symposium. An agenda will be posted soon. We have announced the initial key note speakers that will provide presentations from the consumer and industry perspectives. Additional keynote speakers will be announced representing other stakeholder groups within our organization. Registration is now open as well as Sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorships help defray the cost of our registration and as a result we can keep the rate significantly lower. Thanks to all of our sponsors who are committed to providing all stakeholders training and networking opportunities. ICPHSO Sponsorship Manager, Dana Groves would be happy to discuss available opportunities with you. This is ICPHSO’s first conference in Ireland and we are looking forward to being at Trinity College. Our registration fees are minimal and members receive a discount. Register today to be a part of ICPHSO’s first training opportunity in Dublin.
2020 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium – February 18-21, 2020:
Symposium Planning Chair and President Elect, Rick Rosati is busy at work planning for our 2020 return to the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. A Call for Proposals will be going out shortly and we are looking forward to receiving your proposals for our Annual Symposium. We generally receive more than 50 proposals for our Annual Symposium and the content proposed always includes emerging issues and relevant topics to the product safety community. I encourage you all to submit a proposal especially on new or emerging issues that may not have been presented previously. Updated information will be posted on line here.
CPSC Consumer Product Safety Training for Buyers and Sourcing Professionals – September 17-18, 2019:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a free training seminar in September in Guangzhou, China. Partnering with the European Commission, CPSC will be offering this two day free training so government representatives can share important product requirements and standards as well as industry representatives sharing their insights and experiences on product safety. Registration information can be found here. The deadline to register is September 5, 2019.
As you can see, August continues to be a busy month for ICPHSO. If you aren’t a member of ICPHSO, I encourage you to look at becoming a member and taking advantage of the benefits membership provides. Additional details can be found here.
I hope you are able to take some time off during the month and take a few minutes to check out our upcoming conferences and be a part of the product safety conversation. With your support and participation, we will continue to bring you the topics for discussion that product safety and health professionals require. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with comments or suggestions.
Have a safe and restful August,