AIHce 2011 is considered the most important event of the year among EH&S professionals. More than 5,000 industrial hygiene and safety professionals are expected in Portland, Oregon for a six day conference designed to enhance knowledge on important topics and build strong relationships with other professionals. AIHce covers everything from fundamental industrial hygiene to hot trends and emerging issues.
Offerings include more than 600 courses, sessions and workshops addressing professional development, scientific issues, management trends, industry innovations and more.
Look for 115 technical sessions and 69 PDCs on key topics, as well as complimentary online abstracts of technical papers and a complimentary international symposium on wood dust.
With AIHce On Demand, attendees can access all AIHce sessions online as multimedia recreations that include speaker presentations synched to power point slides.
The Expo Marketplace
Exhibitors will demonstrate a variety of products: aerosol technology, asbestos abatement, bioaerosol, biosafety, communication/training, computer applications, confined space, construction, consulting, education/training, emergency response, environmental consulting, ergonomics, health and safety products, hazardous waste management, hearing conservation, indoor air quality, laboratory equipment, laboratory services, lead and lead abatement, legal services, management consulting, noise abatement, occupational epidemiology, occupational health consulting, product health and safety, PPE, respiratory protection, risk exposure assessment, safety, sampling/analytical equipment, toxicology and more.
Meet Your Sponsors
Founded in 1939, the nonprofit American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is one of the largest international associations serving the needs of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations.
The American Council of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) is a member-based council dedicated to advancing industrial hygiene and occupational health by providing essential, cutting edge information to government, academia, and corporate facilities throughout the world.
Outside the Conference
Portland, Oregon received many accolades in 2010, including Best City for Summer Travel and Greenest City in America. The city also boasts unique elements like a multitude of microbreweries and distilleries; VooDoo Donuts, (try the famous bacon maple bar); the 24-hour Church of Elvis; food carts that provide many different cuisines from Hawaiian to Norse inspired food; and the best coffee houses.
City residents cherish green spaces like The International Rose Test Garden -- the oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States (Portland is also known as the “City of Roses.”) Forest Park and Washington Park have many wooded acres and amenities that include play areas, picnic sites, playgrounds, soccer field, a stage, public art, tennis courts, and hiking trails. This appreciation of the out-of-doors has fostered Portland-based companies including Nike and Adidas.
The arts and prose are represented in the Portland Center for Performing Arts, art galleries, Portland Opera and Portland Ballet. Powell’s City of Books is located in the Pearl District on the edge of downtown, and occupies a full city block. With more than 68,000 square feet, it is the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world.
Show at a glance:
WHAT: AIHce 2011
WHERE: Oregon Convention Center, Portland OR
WHEN: May 14-19, 2011
HOT TOPIC: EHS for the nanotechnology industry, how to provide world-class training that works, advanced biohazard control concepts, smart devices and the EHS professional, construction hazard recognition and control and virtual training: have a blast without breaking the bank.
American Industrial Hygiene Association
2700 Prosperity Ave.; Suite 250, Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 849-8888; www.aiha.org
1330 Kemper Meadow Drive; Cincinnati, Ohio 45240
HOW TO REGISTER: Register online at: www. registration2.experient-inc.com/showAIH111/Default.aspx.