Conference Program


Check out the full educational program below to relive event highlights and unforgettable moments! Participants were able to explore it to see what insights they could bring back from the AAOHN 2024 Virtual National Conference. Regardless of their level of experience and professional interests, this year’s program was packed with exclusive, innovative education tailored to the current state of occupational health nursing.

Attendees earned up to 21.25 CNE through live broadcasts, on-demand viewing, and the completion of the program evaluation. This program was pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs) for up to 19.75 CE.

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Plan Your Conference Agenda With Our Session Roadmaps

With a variety of sessions spanning 10 topic areas, this year's program had something for everyone. Click on the session roadmaps below to discover the learning that awaited you at the 2024 AAOHN Virtual National Conference.

Advanced Practice

Case Management

Clinical Practice

Nursing Professional Development

Medical Surveillance

All Others

Live Broadcast and On-Demand Information

The live broadcast of the AAOHN Virtual National Conference happened on June 5 and 6.

Sessions are available on-demand immediately after the session broadcast and will be available for on-demand viewing through July 6. There will be no access on July 7.


Opening Keynote | Neurodiversity and Strengths-Based Approaches in Medicine

Speaker: Lawrence Fung, MD, PhD

Neurodiversity is about accepting variations in brain functions and behaviors as part of normal variations of human beings. Uncovering the strengths of neurodiverse individuals empowers them to increase innovation and productivity, resulting in favorable outcomes for them and the entire community. In this presentation, Dr. Fung will describe the Strengths-Based Model of Neurodiversity in developing neurodiverse individuals in learning and work environments. He will explain how the model is implemented in the Stanford Neurodiversity Project in the medical and employment settings at Stanford University and other organizations.

Catherine Dempsey Lecture | Occupational Health Nursing Impact on Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)


Catherine Dempsey’s dedication to nursing and nursing education with her goal to bring better health services to workers proved instrumental in expanding occupational health nursing education. In honor of this session’s namesake, AAOHN explores the non-medical conditions termed social determinants of health (SDOH). These conditions affect a wide range of health and quality of life risks and outcomes. Presenters in this session will help OHNs and OHNPs understand the social determinants of health (SDOH) and the impact on their patients. They will review screening tools that can be utilized to assess clients for SDOH issues as well as ICD-10-CM codes. An overview of community resources and eligibility to address SDOH issues will be discussed to benefit the OHN.

The Catherine Dempsey Lecture is special to our membership as it honors the first president of our association, formerly called the American Association of Industrial Nurses (AAIN) and her dedication to nursing and nursing education.

History, Passion, Performance. . . AND Resilience: A Historical Look at the Organization from a Leadership Perspective


  • Stephanie Weinsier, DNP, ANP-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN
  • Catherine M. Pepler ASN, BSS, MBA, FAAOHN
  • Bonnie Rodgers, DrPH, COHN-S, LNCC, FAAOHN
  • Betty Sanisidro, DNP, MSN, COHN-S, APHN-BC
  • Jennylynn Balmer, RN, MPA, COHN-S, CSP, FAAOHN
  • Yolanda Lang, PhD, MSN, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN

Join leaders for an engaging discussion from the AAOHN Foundation, AAOHN and ABOHN and a look back at the evolution and shared purpose of the three organizations, their collaborative partnership and their leadership perspectives for the future of occupational health nursing.

NSC Respond Ready Workplace – Naloxone in Every Workplace


Naloxone temporarily stops many life-threatening effects of opioid overdose. Educational campaigns for use improve access and show value to reduce the number of deaths in the workplace related to unintentional overdose when naloxone is included in first aid supplies and employees taught to recognize the signs and symptoms of an overdose. Join our presenters for this AAOHN General Session to better understand data trends and program initiatives for naloxone training and medication in the workplace.

CLOSING KEYNOTE | Employee-preneur: Be the CEO of Your Career


  • Dethra Giles, MBA, MSCM

Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset? Are you the CEO of your career? Do you have the career that you want? Join AAOHN Keynote Dethra U. Giles for a lively and energetic presentation on leadership development, strategic career planning and integrating an entrepreneurial mindset into meeting your goals. This session is interactive and some role playing will be explored with networking and leadership opportunities.