ICPHSO Report / December 2015
2016 Annual Symposium
Nancy Cowles, Symposium
The symposium will be in Washington, DC in at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, in the heart of the District from February 29 –March 3, 2016. We are taking advantage of our DC location with tours of the CPSC Lab, local dining and a Congress & Product Safety Panel on Monday morning.
Here is a Sneak Peek: (find full details on the website)
Monday — Starting with a panel with Congressional staffers and other product safety experts, we will move into tutorials in the afternoon on this pre-symposium day. Tours of CPSC’s lab will also be available on a first come/first served basis. Tutorials will cover a wide range of subjects, on many levels — offering real learning opportunities for all attendees. We think everyone can find one to dive deep into a topic such as Selling in China, Understanding RAPEX, Product Safety Newsroom Report, Consumer Product Chemical Screening and Your Recall is Posted, Now What?
Tuesday — The symposium officially kicks off with an interactive plenary on the “Anatomy of a Product Safety Crisis”. The day includes many more sessions and a Keynote address at lunch — we will fill in the blanks as soon as we have confirmation. Look at the agenda (LINK) for many more details.
As is our tradition, Wednesday starts with CPSC sessions. If you want to know what to do when a field investigator shows up, What is the CPSC Robot?, or how to get consumers to respond to your recall, this is your opportunity to hear and interact directly with CPSC staff. CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye will cap off it with a keynote address.
In the afternoon, we have both an International Track, anchored by a Global Regulators Panel; and ABA Legal Track— answering your questions about product safety, CPSC and the law.
Thursday is the final day offering additional panel discussions as well as a keynote address. We also hope to hear about innovative design solutions as a response to last year’s call from the CPSC Chairman to tackle emerging and long-standing hazards through his Chairman’s Challenge. If you have an example, email Marc Schoem at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, we will have many amazing sponsors and exhibitors to provide valuable services and information.
Questions or ideas? Contact me at email@example.com.
See You in DC!