Call for Speaker Proposals

About the Conference

Partners in Prevention 2019 Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show will take place on April 30 - May 1, 2019 at The International Centre in Mississauga.

The conference education program features speakers from across North America and provides excellent opportunities for training and networking with health and safety professionals, human resource professionals, health and safety technical specialists, health and safety managers, risk managers, emergency response personnel, and much more.

We are inviting speaker proposals in the following areas:

  • Specific hazards and best practices
  • Leadership and management
  • Healthy workplaces
  • Research in health and safety

Sessions and Workshops

If you would like to be considered as a speaker, please submit a one-page outline or abstract (no more than 250 words) and include information on your credentials as a presenter.

Sessions are either one-hour concurrent presentations or 2-1/2 hour workshops.   We will assume your proposal is for a one-hour concurrent unless indicated otherwise in your abstract.  Of critical importance is the requirement that session content must be action oriented, providing take-aways or action plans for attendees.  As part of your submission, please also indicate the level of your content – that is, fundamentals, intermediate, or advanced. 

For those submitting a research in health and safety abstract please note that the proposed session must highlight the transfer of research to industry practice and be able to showcase how the research can be applied to the workplace.  Submissions selected will  focus on the results of the research,discuss workplace implications, and provide recommendations that delegates can take back and apply to their workplace. We highly recommend that a representative from an industry organization / workplace that participated in the project act as a co-presenter.

Professional Development Courses

Partners in Prevention 2019 will offer a small selection of Professional Development Courses before and after the conference. Potential instructors are invited to submit proposals containing content outline of the proposed course, as well as background and credentials of the instructor.

Submission Instructions

Submissions will be accepted until September 28, 2018. Late submissions may be considered depending on the subject matter. Proposals should be submitted electronically to:

Sandra Buscarini, Conference Program Lead

Proposals will be evaluated in October and those accepted will be notified in November.  Speakers whose proposals are accepted will be required to provide a presentation title and description of approximately 50 words in length for use in our promotional material and on our website.

Poster Display

Partners in Prevention 2019 will showcase a select number of research posters through the Knowledge and Innovation Poster Display.  Topics will include but are not limited to:

  • Occupational Disease
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Vulnerable Workers
  • Psychological Health and Safety
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Return to Work

We invite interested groups to submit an abstract (250 words max) for a poster presentation. Submissions will be accepted until February 28th, 2019 and should be made electronically to:

Jaskaren Randhawa, MPH Research Program Coordinator

Late submissions may be considered.  Capacity is limited  and we encourage submissions by the deadline.  Submitted abstracts will undergo an internal review and the authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by  March 29, 2019.


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