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31st Annual Joint Safety and Environmental Professional Development Symposium

10 Nov 2022 16:20 | Anonymous member


The Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center presents the 31st Annual Joint Safety and Environmental Professional Development Symposium (PDS) convening April 17-21, 2023.  The PDS is a professional development opportunity for Department of Defense uniformed and civilian professionals to share innovative ideas, new trends and information in areas of safety and occupational health, environmental protection, and industrial hygiene. The event is hosted using a virtual conferencing tool and is provided at no cost to presenters or attendees.

The 30th Annual Joint Safety and Environmental Professional Development Symposium provided 100+ educational sessions to more than 2,900 registered participants from 50 states, one United States territory, and 35 countries. Participants’ backgrounds ranged from safety, industrial hygiene, environmental, occupational health, public health, radiation health, and occupational medicine.

The conference planning team is looking for claimant meeting sponsors and breakout session presenters.  All meetings and sessions will be hosted virtually, allowing presentations from across the globe. All meetings and sessions will provide users a certificate of attendance documenting continuing education credits earned. Claimant meeting sponsors and breakout session presenters will be assigned a PDS point of contact to assist before and during the event. Training on how to use the technology to present content and engage a virtual audience will be provided.

Breakout Presentations
from all government, industry, and academic agencies will be considered. Please note, we are not accepting presenters requesting presenter fees. No compensation will be provided. Presenters have the opportunity to reach a large target audience during their virtual session. The average session attendance has been over 100 participants for several years. Presentations may cover anything within the following broad topics:

  • Environmental Protection
  • General Safety
  • Health and Safety for Disaster Response and Recovery
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Operational Safety
  • Radiation and Laser Safety

Other trending topics

Please consider sharing your knowledge and experience by presenting at the 2023 PDS. If you are interested in presenting, copy and paste the submissions link below into your browser. Follow the screen prompt to submit your presentation proposal by January 20, 2023. Information submitted in your proposal will be provided to registered attendees via the event website. Please ensure the information provided reflects the intent of your presentation. All content must be unclassified and releasable to the public.

Proposal submission: http://jointpds.adobeconnect.com/pds2023presenters/event/registration.html


Claimant meetings provide up to 15 different organizations the opportunity to host a one-day conference on April 17, 2023. This time will allow organizations the opportunity to host a session specific to their organization. Topics can range from trending issues, updates, training, etc. The

meeting sponsor will be responsible for the agenda and content presented during the meeting. All content must be unclassified and releasable to the public.

Claimant Meeting submission: 


Key Dates

  • Call for Speakers: November 8, 2022- January 20, 2023
  • Session Approval Notification: February 13, 2023
  • Presenter Training: February 28, 2023 1300-1400 EST, March 9, 2023 1000-1100 EST or March 14, 2023 1400-1500 EST.
  • Claimant Host Training: March 23, 2023 1000-1100 EST or April 5, 2023 1300-1400 EST
  • Presentation Materials Due: April 7, 2023
  • Session Setup/Practice: March 1, 2023 - April12, 2023 (Must submit presentation materials prior to practice session)
Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 31st Annual Joint Safety and Environmental PDS. Please contact the PDS committee at NAVSAFENVTRACEN_JOINT_PDS@navy.mil if you have questions regarding this year’s event.

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