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AAOHN readies for first independent conference

The Atlanta-based American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Inc. (AAOHN) will convene its first independent annual conference next month in Minneapolis. The weeklong AAOHN 2005 Symposium & Expo, April 29-May 6, is open to AAOHN members and nonmember occupational health and safety professionals.

Until this year, AAOHN co-hosted the annual American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) with the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). The decision to host an independent conference came after careful study and input from members and attendees, according to AAOHN president Susan A. Randolph, MSN, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN.

The symposium and expo will include a symposium with educational sessions, networking opportunities, business and section meetings; and an exposition featuring an exhibit showroom, poster presentations, and networking and social events. For information on the symposium and expo, or to register, visit