National Environmental Health Association
70th Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition
June 25-28, 2006
Co-sponsored by the National Environmental, Safety & Health Training Association (NESHTA) Supported by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Your guide to premier EH & P education, networking, and career enhancement is inside!
MONDAY 8:00-11:30am & 1:45-4:00pm
Dynamic, hands-on, visual, tactical, practical, problem-solving education! That is the 100+ booth exhibition of products, services, and information at the AEC.
Visiting the Exhibition earns you continuing education credit. Get two credits for your visit as you learn from those wise exhibitors.
Exhibition two days only!
Exhibition open 7:00-10:00pm
7:00-10:00pm Exhibition Grand Opening & Party
Wow! Learning, friends, and food. This evening gives everyone the chance to do business, socialize, and eat. That's efficient (and fun!) use of time. Included with most registrations.
Exhibition open 8:00-11:30am & 1:45-4:00pm
8:00am Free Coffee
OK, so your hotel room has a coffee pot. But wouldn't you rather enjoy your coffee with your associates?
11:00am Silent Auction Winners Announced
Get out your credit card so you'll be ready when you're announced as the winner of one of those great Silent Auction items. Stop by early to be sure you get in the final bid.
2:00pm Dessert in the Exhibition
This was a popular new event last year. We promise the lines will be shorter this year, and surely you'll walk off during the conference those couple extra calories, right?
2:30pm Door Prize Winners Announced
You need not be present to win, but if you want to be among the first to know, be there to watch the official drawing and announcement of the door prize winners.
EXHIBITION GOINGS ON
Bookstore -- NEHA has books just for the EH professional. See what you should have.
Door Prize Drawing -- Several exhibitors have made contributions so some exciting prizes can be given away. Be sure to get your entries in the bowl.
Silent Auction -- Exhibitors, affiliates, and others have donated items to the Silent Auction, which supports the Speakers Fund. Works of art, sports memorabilia, food baskets, and many other items are usually up for bid. Get in the action. Bidding ends Monday at 11:00am.
NEHA Booth -- See what NEHA is all about and meet some of the staff. Copies of the Journal of Environmental Health will be available.
ADDITIONAL MEETINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Is it your turn to be on the winning team? This year's tournament will be held at The Quarry Golf Club and will include closest-to-the-pin and long drive competitions. Fee includes lunch, prizes, bus ride, green fees, cart, range, balls, and bag drop. Buses leave at 11:30am; tee time 1:00pm. Cost is $90 if you register by June 9, 2006.
Awards Ceremony & Keynote Address
An interesting keynote session is being planned. Watch www.neha.org for the announcement. We'll also honor some of the profession's best in this year's condensed Awards Ceremony.
Uniformed Services Luncheon & Business Meeting
Members of the Uniformed Services will hold their annual luncheon and business meeting to plan for the upcoming year. Cost is $16 if you register by June 9, 2006.
NEHA General Assembly
This is more than politics. It's also another opportunity to learn, to contribute, and to meet new people. Everyone's encouraged to attend.
Join a table of familiar faces, or sit with strangers and take the opportunity to make new acquaintances at this see-and-be-seen mid-day gathering. Of course, you'll also enjoy a bountiful buffet. Included with most registrations.
American Academy of Sanitarians Luncheon & Business Meeting
American Academy members are invited to participate in the annual luncheon and business meeting to discuss plans for the upcoming year. Cost is $37 if you register by June 9, 2006.
YOUR EVENINGS AT THE AEC
NEHA/NESHTA Ice Breaker Reception
Get settled into your room and then come mingle with NEHA's Board of Directors and your friends from afar. Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres as you feel the anticipation of the events of the next four days in the air.
United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Honor Awards & American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS) Wagner Award Reception
Special recognition is the order of the evening with the presentation of the John G. Todd, Edward (Ted) Moran, John C. Eason, and Davis Calvin Wagner awards. No charge.
Exhibition Grand Opening & Party
This is a party, AND it's a chance to see what's new at EPA, in the software world, with food protection and onsite technology, and much more. Mingle, munch, and mosey down the aisles at the big, fun, concluding event of opening day. Included with most registrations.
UL Texas BBQ at the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
Get your bib and dancing boots ready! That Western experience will be yours at the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum, where you'll feast on BBQ chicken and brisket, and enjoy the foot-stomping sounds of a Western band. Tickets are only $18 until June 9, 2006, thanks to UL's generous sponsorship. Place your order early, since tickets are limited.
Uniformed Services Reception
Meet the Uniformed Services speakers and chat with your associates at this relaxed reception. No charge.
Industry Affiliate Dinner & Business Meeting
This is your chance to join others working in EH in private industry. Cost is $45 if you register by June 9, 2006.
Free Night to Enjoy San Antonio
Being right on the River Walk, your choices abound for becoming immersed in San Antonio culture. Or a few blocks away, dine atop the Tower of Americas, or at one of the many Mexican, southern BBQ, or numerous other fine restaurants in this extraordinarily culturally diverse and exciting city.
It's time to get dressed up and enjoy a final meal with your associates. A couple of very special awards will be presented, honoring the elite of your profession. You may also enjoy a cocktail from the cash bar at the reception preceding the banquet at 6:00pm. Included with most registrations.
GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
AMBIENT AIR QUALITY
Monday, June 26
Port of Houston Authority: Finding Ways to Reduce Air Emissions
Dana Blume, PG, Environmental Program Coordinator, Port of Houston Authority, Houston, TX
Focus on San Antonio: Air Quality, Environmental Health, and the Business Community
Liza Meyer, Special Projects Coordinator, Air Quality and Energy, City of San Antonio and Peter Bella, Natural Resources Director, Alamo Area Council of Governments, San Antonio, TX
EPA Mobile Sources Modeling Study
Mia Zmud, MS, Principle, NuStats Partners, LP, Austin, TX
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
Earn up to 24 hours of NEHA continuing education (CE) contact hours by attending the educational sessions at the NEHA AEC & Exhibition (visiting the exhibition alone qualifies you for up to two CE contact hours)! This is enough to meet your full two-year NEHA professional credential requirement. CE forms will be available in the conference Program Book. CE units have also been requested for correlating portions of the conference from the: American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH); American Dietetic Association (ADA); and National Environmental, Safety & Health Training Association (NESHTA).
CHILDREN'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Tuesday, June 27
Do Pesticides Bug You? Do Bugs Pester You? Children Deserve Integrated Pest Management
Dawn H. Gouge, PhD, Urban Entomologist, University of Arizona, Maricopa, AZ
Pesticides and Children: A Pediatric Perspective on the Unique Susceptibility and Sensitivity of the Developing Child to Pesticides
Jonathan P. Lee-Melk, MD, Pediatrician, Phoenix Children's Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Healthy Homes Inspection
Joe Beck, RS, DAAS, Professor, Department of EH, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Would a Children's Environmental Health Program Be a Good Fit for Your Agency?
M.L. Tanner, Director, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, SC
How to Make Children's Environmental Health a Priority Using Existing Resources
Paula Cox, EH Specialist; Wendy Gaither, EH Specialist; and Alyson Best, Senior EH Specialist, Guilford County Public Health Department, Greensboro, NC
Recommendations for Air Monitoring During Environmental Investigations of Childhood Lead Poisonings
Wilbert L. Townsend, MPH, CIH, MBA, Chronic Disease Epidemiologist, Clark County Health District and Shawn Gerstenberger, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Las Vegas, NV
Designing for Health--Promoting Physical Activity and Nutrition by Working with Local Planners
Beth Glynn, REHS, Public Health Educator. Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Tacoma, WA
DRINKING WATER QUALITY
Wednesday, June 28
State Drinking Water Program Responses to Water System Emergencies
Anthony E. Bennett, RS. Senior Technical Specialist, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Austin, TX
Establishing Effective Public Health Partnerships with Water Utilities
Homer C. Emery, PhD, RS, DAAS, Senior Environmental Scientist, San Antonio Water System, San Antonio, TX
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