Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Are you coming to the 2019 PAAOHN State Conference?

Posted 11 months ago by Chad Rittle

Hello Everyone!

Are you coming to the PAAOHN Conference scheduled for March 13 and 14 at the Doubletree Hotel in Monroeville, PA?  We have a great lineup of speakers and topic and you won't want to miss it!

The conference is an excellent way to earn valuable CEUs (up to 12 CEUs) if you cannot make it to Jacksonville.  Why not take advantage of this opportunity at a substantial savings?  Not only will you earn CEUs  but you will have many opportunities to expand your professional network.

To register, just go to the PAAOHN website and click on the link and follow the prompts. . Deadline for registration is Friday, March 1, 2019. 

If you have not yet reserved your room, you still might be able to get in on our room block.  However, you should call 412-373-7300 quickly to see if there are any rooms left at our committed rate.

The Agenda is available on the PAAOHN site

As a reminder to all of our members from the SouthWest, we WILL NOT be having a September conference, since the State Conference will be held in Pittsburgh in March.  So, don't delay thinking there will be another event held locally this year.

At the conference, we will be collecting donations in support of a local charity, the Angels of Allegheny,  who provide services for nurses who have passed on with a memorial ceremony and the retirement of the state license. They will be performing a sample ceremony at the start of the conference on Wednesday. In recognition of our profession please proudly wear your nursing pin to the conference and we will recognize those educational nursing programs. A display will be set up in our hospitality room honoring nurses past and present, so if you wish to bring something to display it would be welcome, nursing caps, capes, lanterns, etc.

We will be having basket raffle throughout the conference and donations of items or gift cards are most welcome and can be forwarded to the attention of any board member.

And another reminder for those of you needing to renew your nursing license in 2019.  It is now (sorry - I made a typographical error on previous announcements) required that all nurses renewing your license must complete your Act 31 mandated reporter child abuse and recognition and reporter training. A free online course is offered by Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center and the University of Pittsburgh. Go to:{}
This course is approved for three continuing education credits.  This is an easy way to complete required training!

Last, but not the least important is please consider helping out at the local or state level, leadership is tremendous and will keep local and state chapters thriving.  We need YOUR new ideas and input!  Why not "put your hat in the ring" and volunteer to help plan and run our conferences and local educational events. If you have any questions, please contact any Board member. We will be very happy to spend some time with you and explain what we do!

Thanks.  I look forward to seeing many of you at the Conference.

Chad Rittle, President, PAAOHN