ICPHSO Report / December 2015
Executive Director’s Column
Marc J. Schoem, Executive Director
It’s been a little over a month since I assumed the position of Executive Director of your organization and I am happy to report that my transition is progressing at a very rapid rate. We are working on a number of items that will serve to strengthen ICPHSO in the coming months. This includes finalizing plans for the upcoming Annual Symposium in Washington, DC, February 29 – March 3, 2016, an enhanced and improved website and further clarification of membership benefits.
I continue to be impressed by the enthusiasm shown by the many volunteers working to enhance the safety dialogue among all stakeholders in the safety community and look forward to working with you even more closely in the future.
Watch for emails in the next couple of weeks for information on 2016 Symposium registration, enhanced sponsorship and exhibitor opportu- nities, and how to strengthen our scholarship program so that we can ensure all voices are represented during our training meetings. The plan- ning Committee under the leadership of incoming President and Planning Chair Nancy Cowles developed a 2016 Symposium that should appeal to all segments of the safety community with a full opening day that includes Congressional staff discussion, CPSC lab tours and tutorials which should provide the needed background and foundation for the rest of the Symposium.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas or suggestions you have about ICPHSO activities.
I look forward to seeing you all in Washington, DC, February 29-March 3, 2016.
Marc J. Schoem
Executive Director, International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization