UPDATED Meeting of the Minds in IH and Safety - October 11, 2017

  • 10/11/2017
  • 15:15 - 21:30


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The Chicago Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association would like to invite you to a Professional Development Seminar entitled “Meeting of the Minds in IH and Safety”. Co-sponsored by the Continuing Education (CE) program at the Illinois Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research Center (Illinois ERC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (http://publichealth.uic.edu/illinois-erc/continuing-education ).

This seminar will focus on:

•      Supporting interaction between students and professionals & familiarizing students with a variety of IH & Safety employment sectors;

•      Promoting student understanding of practical approaches, experiences and perspectives in the IH and safety fields. Focus will include the following sectors:

  • Government
  • Industry
  • Academia
  • Consulting
  • New and entry-level professionals and students;

•      Integrating cross-sector methods, attitudes, and discussions into problem-solving scenarios.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Pompei Restaurant, 1531 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607 (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/''/pompeii+taylor+street/@41.8691576,-87.7356241,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x880e2d1bad915d67:0x9b9f8e4d91ea9536!2m2!1d-87.6655842!2d41.8691789 )

Dinner will be provided!


3:15 – 4:15                  BOD meeting

4:15 – 4:30                  Registration

4:30 – 4:45                  Introduction & Goals/ Plan for day

4:45 – 5:00                  Introduce guidelines for “IH & Safety simulated press conference”: Students will challenge professionals to answer questions about the profession in 60-seconds or less

5:00 – 5:30                  IH & Safety simulated press conference

5:30 – 6:15                  Dinner, introduction to 4 problem-solving scenarios for “You receive a phone call at work from somebody who needs help in your area of expertise...” Break into working groups to decide how you would respond.

6:15 – 6:45                  Group Workshop: Problem-solving scenarios discussions, groups prepare statements

6:45 – 7:15                  Each group presents statements

7:15 – 7:30                  Summarize meeting, exchange contact information, closing remarks

Note: CM credit is claimed at a rate of 0.167 CM point per each hour of technical content in the CM Areas of IH, Safety, or IH Ethics. Fractional points are allowed once the one-hour minimum is achieved for IH or Safety events (e.g. 1.5 hours = 0.25 CM point). (See: http://www.abih.org/maintain-certification/cm-credit-education-events )


Salvatore Cali

Frank Pagone

Meghna Dhawan


•           Students:  $25

•           Full Members:  $50

•           Affiliate Members & Guests: $60

Attendance limitation:

40 persons


Please complete advance registration due to the attendance limitation.

Registration closes at 5:00 pm, October 9, 2017.

Register today! 


We apologize that the online payment system is not functional. We will accept credit card, check, cash, or PayPal in person on the day of the event. Checks can be made payable to Chicago Section AIHA.

Facilitator Bios

Salvatore Cali, MPH, CIH is an instructor and researcher at University of Illinois at Chicago and the Technical Training Director/ NIEHS Associate Principal Investigator at OAI, Inc. He has served as Project Manager and Principal or Co-Investigator for numerous occupational & environmental health and safety research projects and grants. He has 25 years of experience as an industrial hygienist. He teaches academic courses in Industrial Hygiene and Safety Engineering and is an instructor in professional industrial hygiene courses. Mr. Cali has published articles and presented on many industrial hygiene topics including indoor air quality, biohazards, ventilation design, and lead exposure. At OAI, Mr. Cali is responsible for evaluation and implementation of new developments in health, safety, adult education and training delivery.

Frank Pagone, PhD is an Associate Health Scientist at RHP Risk Management Inc. Mr. Pagone received his B.S. from Purdue University and his M.S. in Public Health - Industrial Hygiene from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at UIC pursuing a degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences with a focus in Human Health Risk Assessment and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Mr. Pagone is also certified in Geospatial Analysis and Visualization with a focus on GIS. His research topics include environmental human health risk assessment including probabilistic risk assessment, exposure assessments and cancer risk analysis, and spatial statistics. Mr. Pagone has also consulted on data management and analysis including collection of population, health, employment, environmental risk/hazard, and housing data as well as taught a variety of topics including air and water quality and management, industrial hygiene, and statistics.

Meghna Dhawan, MPH is a Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist at AbbVie. Ms. Dhawan received her B.S from Purdue University and her Master of Public Health in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Her prior experience includes working at Johnson and Johnson in the joint reconstruction medical device sector as an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist as well as working for the Marion County Health Department in Indianapolis. She is an active member of Toastmasters International and currently resides in Evanston, IL.

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