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Schedule at a Glance

Please note: This schedule is subject to change.
All sessions are listed in Central Time.

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Saturday, March 11

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference COHN/COHN-S Review Course (Crockett C/D)

Sunday, March 12

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference COHN/COHN-S Review Course (Crockett C/D)

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration Open (Lone Star Prefunction A)

Monday, March 13

7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Registration Open (Lone Star Prefunction A)

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Exhibitor Move In and Poster Set Up (Texas Ballroom)

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Practice Exchanges

  • Corporate/Consulting/Global (Lone Star AB)
  • Educator/Research (Bowie C)
  • Clinical NP/RN (Seguin AB)
  • Governmental/Military (Presidio C)
  • Hospital/Healthcare (Presidio A)
  • Safety and Environmental (Presidio B)
  • Health Promotion/Well-Being (Crockett C/D
  • Case Management (Bowie AB)
  • Clinical LPN/LVN (Seguin AB)

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Conference Kick-Off and AAOHN Awards Presentation (Lone Star DEF)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Opening Keynote 

  • Accelerating Excellence: How to Drive What’s Inside You Towards Success; Nisan Trotter (Lone Star DEF)   

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch on Your Own

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Concurrent Session 1

  • Vaccine Hesitant vs. Vaccine Accepting vs. Anti-Vaccine.  What are the Differences?; Chad Rittle, DNP, MPH, RN, FAAOHN (Lone Star A/B)
  • HELP!...Oh wait, I /AM the Help!!; Diane Olejar, MSN, ANP-BC, CNS, DOT CME and Margaret Finucane, RN, COHN-S/CM (Lone Star DEF)
  • Health Literacy in Occupational Health to Improve Chronic Disease Self Care Management; Kathleen Golden, DNP, ANP, COHN-S, FAAOHN, FAANP (Lone Star C)

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Concurrent Session 2

  • Managing Worker Expectations of the Return-to-Work Timeline; Leslie Cadet, MD, MPH (Lone Star DEF)
  • Confronting Suicide in the Workplace – Saving Nurse Lives; Peggy A Berry, PhD, RN, COHN-S, CLE, FAAOHN (Lone Star C)
  • Nursing in the Fluid State of Occupational Drug Testing; Rob Guillory, MSN, RN (Lone Star A/B)

4:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall, sponsored by DISA Global Solutions (Texas Ballroom)

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

First Time Attendee/New Member Networking Activity (Texas Ballroom)

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOHN Reception (Presidio ABC)

Tuesday, March 14

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Open (Lone Star Prefunction A)

6:45 am - 7:45 am

Wellness Activity: Self-Guided Riverwalk Morning Walk

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Concurrent Session 3

  • Evaluating Beryllium Exposure: Medical and Clinical Surveillance;  Lisa Barker, PMP, MPH (Lone Star A/B)
  • Performing a Job Hazard Analysis; Mary Gene Ryan, MPH, BSN, COHN-S, CSP, FAAOHN (Lone Star C)
  • Challenges to Occupational Health Safety Culture and Workers Compensation; William Thomack, BSN, RN, COHN-S (Lone Star DEF)

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Concurrent Session 4

  • Mental Toughness: Maybe You’re Born with It?; Stephanie T Weinsier, DNP, ANP-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN (Lone Star DEF)
  • MSK Assessments for NPs in Clinical Care: Common Work Related Orthopaedic Injuries; Stephanie Hammond, DNP, ANP-BC, COHN-S and Andrea Boohaker, DNP, ACNP-BC, RNFA (Lone Star AB)
  • Revisiting Workplace Bullying: Interventions and Actions; Peggy A Berry, PhD, RN, COHN-S, CLE, FAAOHN (Lone Star C)

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Exhibit Hall Open (Texas Ballroom)

  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am Chapter Leader Networking
  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Committee Gathering

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Session 5

  • A SAFER Tomorrow: Navigating the "New Normal" and the Future of Work; Stephanie Roberts, CHES and Caitlin Lang, MA (Lone Star DEF)
  • Road Ready:  Updates to DOT Medical Examination Fitness for Duty Guidance; Karen Heaton, PhD, FNP-BC, COHN-S, FAAN, FAAOHN and Nancy Aliza Claus, DNP CRNP NP-C CNE (Lone Star C)
  • Certification: Transforming the Future of Occupational Health Nursing; Betty Sanisidro, DNP, MSN, COHN-S, APHN-BC (Lone Star A/B)

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

AAOHN Foundation General Session: Power Down to Power Up; Seema Khosla, MD, FCCP, FAASM (Lone Star DEF)

6:00 pm

AAOHN Foundation Event (The Alamo)

Wednesday, March 15

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Registration Open (Lone Star Prefunction A)

6:45 am - 7:45 am

Wellness Activity: Yoga (Crockett C/D)

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Catherine Dempsey Lecture: Human-Centered Leadership in Healthcare: An Idea that’s Time has Come!;  Lucy LeClerc, PhD, RN, NPD-BC and Susan Campis, MSN, RN, NE-BC (Lone Star DEF)

9:45 am - 10:45 am

Concurrent Session 6

  • Oswestry Disability Index as an Assessment Tool for Lower Back Pain; Sharon M Quigley, APRN, FNP-BC (Lone Star C)
  • Communications Skills for the Modern Workplace; Lisa Kresl, BS and Stephanie T Weinsier, DNP, ANP-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN (Lone Star DEF)
  • How’s Everyone Doing?... Measuring and Addressing Burnout and Stress in the Workplace; Kellee Grimes, RN, BSN, ADAC, MBA and Amanda O'Connell, RN, BSN- Certified ADA Coordinator (Lone Star A/B)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session 7

  • Solutions for Preventing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Healthcare Industry; Paige DeBaylo, PhD and Ram Maikala, PhD (Lone Star DEF)
  • Airborne Hazards, Open Burn Pits, and the Service Member; Jennylynn Balmer, MPA, BSN, RN, CSP, COHN-S, FAAOHN (Lone Star A/B)
  • The Importance of Patient Education Throughout the Nursing Spectrum; Crystaline Hutton, DNP, RN (Lone Star C)

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch served in the Exhibit Hall and Exhibit Hall activities (Texas Ballroom)

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Conference Closing Ceremony and AAOHN Foundation Scholarships Presentation (Lone Star DEF)

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Closing Keynote: Winning When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan; Courtney Clark, MA (Lone Star DEF)