Registration is now open for the ICPHSO Midwest Regional Training Workshop on July 11, 2019. This one day workshop hosted by Saint Louis University, Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, Supply Chain Management Excellence, will focus on best practices, innovations in product safety and compliance. With its theme “Gateway to Product Safety,” the training workshop is a must attend for product safety and health professionals.
While proposals for content for the day’s training are still being accepted, as in previous regional training workshops, we anticipate relevant and emerging safety issues to be discussed. We want you to be a part of the conversation. Register today and be sure to reserve your hotel room while rooms are still available. If you have a proposal for an issue that should be considered for discussion, we still want to hear from you. Submit your proposal today before the deadline.
Update on Questions and Polling At The 2019 Annual Symposium
During the recently held Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C., the meeting app we used allowed for real time polling and questions. We have now posted on line for members and symposium attendees (under the Resource Link on the website) the questions asked during each session as well as the polling results for your continued reference). We hope you find this posting helpful as you conduct your day to day business. We would also like to hear back from you if you think this posting is of value or have any suggestions on its future use.
2019 International Symposium
Be sure to save the date (October 24-25, 2019) when ICPHSO heads to Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland for our first International Symposium in Ireland. We are excited to be working with Trinity’s School of Business and holding our two-day International Symposium on their historic campus, which is located in the heart of Dublin city centre. As more details are available, the website will be updated. For now, be sure to Save the Date!
Looking forward to seeing you in St. Louis!
ICPHSO (International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization) is now accepting proposals for panel sessions at its 2019 Midwest Regional Product Safety Training Workshop to be held in Saint Louis, Missouri on July 11, 2019. Proposals must be non-commercial in nature and must pertain to topics of interest to the worldwide consumer product safety community. Proposals can be submitted for general plenary sessions and breakout sessions.
The theme of the Workshop is “Gateway to Product Safety.” A large focus of the workshop will be best practices and innovations for the safety and compliance of consumer products. Whether you are a manufacturer, retailer, distributor, consumer, regulator, NGO or service provider, we invite you to submit proposals. Proposals should attempt to incorporate the theme and focus where possible, but their inclusion is not mandatory.
Deadline for submissions: May 3, 2019
Selection and communication to Submitters: May 23, 2019
PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS PROPOSAL SUBMISSION FORM
Time is running out to register for the 2018 ICPHSO International Symposium! The deadline for on-line registration is October 19, 2018. There won’t be any late registrations or on site registrations in Brussels due to security requirements. With over 20 countries represented by product safety professionals and nearly 40 subject matter experts speaking, you can’t afford to miss this training and networking opportunity. Check out the ICPHSO website for updated Symposium Highlights and the latest agenda information.
Register today and be a part of the product safety conversation!
Are you looking for an opportunity to share your leadership skills and contribute to the success and development of the product safety community? Consider serving on the Board of Directors for the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO).
ICPHSO is proud of its position as the only global organization whose mission is to bring together product safety stakeholders in a neutral forum for education, training, and networking. To further our mission, we are seeking members to serve on the Board of Directors for an initial three-year term, beginning in February 2019. As an ICPHSO Board member you will help set policies, goals, and objectives, and be instrumental in shaping the direction the organization.
The Nominating Committee invites you to apply for vacant positions. To learn more about being a member of the ICPHSO Board, read the job announcement, and the job description and responsibilities for Board members. Please also read the application for candidacy and if you feel you qualify, complete the application form, and submit it along with a current résumé by Friday, November 30, 2018.
As a reminder, ICPHSO is also still seeking potential panelists who are interested in participating in our 2019 Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C., February 25-28, 2018. Complete this questionnaire to be placed on a resource list provided to session moderators who may be in need of a speaker with your qualifications.
And finally, don’t forget registration for ICPHSO’s 2018 International Symposium, November 12-13, 2018 closes October 19, 2018. You won’t want to miss our return to Brussels, as we partner with the European Commission during International Product Safety Week and participate in this global training and networking conference. Registration, Agenda, and additional information can be found on the ICPHSO Website.
Dear Safety Professional,
As we head into the fall in North America, it’s often time to reflect on where we have been. During the past year, ICPHSO kicked off its 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary Year with our Annual Symposium in Orlando, Florida. From there, we moved west to Seattle where we held our Northwest Regional Training Workshop hosted by Amazon. Next up is our International Symposium in less than 60 days! It’s been a busy year indeed. In between, we also collaborated with ASTM International on a one day workshop in Washington, D.C. on Age Grading. In Brussels we are again collaborating with the European Commission during its International Product Safety Week. ICPHSO kicks off the week with our Symposium on November 12-13, 2018, and we are excited with the topics of discussion that are starting to be posted on our website. We anticipate a broad range of safety professionals who will be speaking on a number of different subjects of keen interest to the global product safety community. We also anticipate a large number of European regulators to join with regulators from North America, South America, Asia and Australia at this important safety conference.
ICPHSO’s 25th anniversary also happens to coincide with the 60th anniversary of The Smurfs, which was created by a Belgian cartoonist in 1928. It’s only fitting that we celebrate our milestone together in Brussels in 2018, since ICPHSO exists to bring together the product safety community in a neutral setting where all safety professionals can learn, train and network with each other. Our goals mirror the Smurfs which are all about friendship, tolerance, solidarity and respect of others and nature. As ICPHSO focuses on our Inclusion Initiative which will be discussed in more detail in Brussels during our closing session on the first day, we look forward to being more inclusive and diverse in the future. Like the Smurfs, we transcend borders and welcome all. A special thanks to Joan Lawrence at The Toy Association and Jakks Pacific for providing us a limited number of Smurf toys for ICPHSO attendees in recognition of our joint anniversary year. I hope to see you in Brussels and be sure to check back on our website for updated information on the Symposium agenda. New content is being posted daily. We also still have many sponsorship opportunities available so be sure to contact me if interested in pursuing any of these opportunities.
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I hope you will be joining us in Brussels on November 12-13, 2018 for ICPHSO’s 2018 International Symposium. As in the past, the Symposium will be held during the European Commission’s International Product Safety Week and will include many regulators and other participants we don’t normally get to see during our North America based conferences. Registration is coming soon but you can go ahead and make your hotel reservation now as well as sign up for sponsorship opportunities. The ICPHSO Symposium starts on Monday, November 12, 2018 and runs through Tuesday, November 13, 2018. International Product Safety Week runs through November 15, 2018. ICPHSO will again provide attendees networking breaks, lunch and an evening reception on Monday, November 12 at the conference venue. On Tuesday, breakfast, breaks and lunch will also be provided to attendees. The European Commission will hold an off site reception and dinner at Noble Palace, Tuesday evening, November 13, 2018. Space will be limited and bus transportation will be provided from the conference venue. All ICPHSO Symposium attendees will be welcome to attend this off-site reception and dinner. Additional details and registration will be posted on the ICPHSO website.
Enjoy your summer and make your fall plans now to attend the Symposium!
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
July 9, 2018
2019 ICPHSO Annual Meeting and Training Symposium
Monday, February 25 through Thursday, February 28, 2019
Marriott Renaissance Downtown Hotel
“United for Safety”
ICPHSO is pleased to announce its Call for Proposals for the 2019 Annual Meeting and Training Symposium.
ICPHSO seeks proposals that highlight new and exciting content and recognize the Symposium theme, “United for Safety.” This theme reflects the unique standing of ICPHSO as the only global organization bringing together a diverse array of product safety stakeholders. ICPHSO facilitates vibrant dialogue about product safety in a constructive and cooperative environment that emphasizes inclusion of speakers that reflect the diversity of ICPHSO members and conference attendees.
The four-day (Monday – Thursday) Annual Meeting and Training Symposium provides an opportunity for global health and safety professionals to participate in discussions that further enhance the safety of consumer products throughout the world.
Symposium speakers and attendees will include industry leaders from the manufacturing, import and retail sectors; members of the legal community; consumer representatives; trade associations; academia; health and service providers; test labs; recall specialists; and federal, state, and local regulators from around the globe. providers; test labs; recall specialists; and federal, state, and local regulators from around the globe.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline August 6, 2018
Thanks for your continued support of ICPHSO!