AAOHN hosts its own conference this spring

For the first time in more than 60 years, the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) in Atlanta is hosting an independent conference — distinct from the occupational medicine physicians in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The change was based on membership feedback, membership demographics, meeting attendance, and occupational health trends, the AAOHN said. The symposium will present more than 125 educational activities as well as exhibits, networking, and social events. The keynote speaker is Eric Klein, an international expert on personal and organizational renewal. Employee health professionals can choose from a variety of seminars, such as "Stress and the Health Care Professional," ergonomics, respiratory protection, workers’ comp, and workplace violence prevention.

The AAOHN 2005 Symposium & Expo will be held April 29 to May 6 in Minneapolis. For more information, contact AAOHN, 2920 Brandywine Road, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30341. Phone: (770) 455-7757. Web site: www.aaohn.org/education/symposium-expo/join_us.cfm.