2014-2015 President Andy McMillin
As summer winds down, OSHA’s Conference Season starts up. Please join me at the Red Lion Hotel – Jantzen Beach, in Portland, for the 2015 OSHA Conference on October 9-10. We have an outstanding lineup of speakers prepared, along with a few new ideas to add value to your attendance at the conference.
Even before the conference starts, we’ll be hosting a special PubNight get-together in the Red Lion lounge on Thursday evening, October 8, from 6 PM until people are finished. This is a no-host, no-agenda event, and all are welcome. So come on out and join the conversation.
On Friday, we will start the morning early with a set of Roundtable discussions during breakfast. These conversations will each be on a specific topic that someone has volunteered to host. They are informational and participatory, and each one can benefit from your voice. We have several topics already identified, and if you have a topic you would like to anchor, please contact us to let us know.
We are trying a new format for our Friday speakers this year. Each speaker will give two half-day presentations rather than a single day-long presentation. This member-requested feature means that attendees can mix and match morning and afternoon speakers and still get CE credit for a full day of learning.
As always, the Friday lunch will be a business lunch, along with an awards presentation ceremony. We will also have some exciting announcements of new programs and initiatives that we are planning for next year. These include outreach of CE events to rural Oregon and a collaborative effort to bring together professionals from other disciplines, including PT and OT, to catalyze the beneficial effects of working together as professionals. The Saturday lunch will primarily be a social lunch.
We will continue to feature events such as a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle, and this year, we will be able to hold a raffle for one free registration to the ASHA Convention in November. So there will be abundant opportunities to interact, to advance your professional goals and initiative, and to reconnect with the rest of your profession.
So please, join me, and hundreds of your professional friends and colleagues, in attending the 2015 OSHA Conference in Portland.
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