National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition.

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Register for the NEHA AEC June 28-30, 2012

The NEHA AEC is the premier event for environmental health training, education, networking, advancement, and more!


Customize Your Learning Experience

The NEHA AEC offers so many different facets for you to choose from to customize your own learning experience. From the multitude of environmental health topics discussed to the different learning environments of the Lecture and Learning Lab to the option to attend in-person or virtually, the NEHA AEC offers a fresh, progressive, and modern approach to training and education.


Productivity. Efficiency. Effectiveness.


Engage in interactive, dynamic, and self-driven sessions, which will provide you with hands-on training and real-world experience to help you cultivate new skills and bolster your proficiency to increase your productivity as an environmental health professional.

EH Health Impact Assessments (HIA)

* Designing an HIA: You Take the Lead

* Tox in a Box: A Concise Training on the Health Assessment of Environmental Hazards

Food Protection and Defense

* My Restaurant Did What?! Session sponsored by Decade Software Company

* ROP HACCP: Hazards, Preventive Measures, and Educational Opportunities

General EH

* Business Networking 101

* Radiological Tales: Lessons Learned for the EH Professional

* Tracking in Action: Using the Tracking Network to Impact Environmental & Public Health Programs


* Making the Message Stick

* Wake Up to the Social Media Planning Challenge

* Woodstock to WWF: How to Benefit from Generational Differences in the Workplace

Qnsite Wastewater

* (Field Trip) Tour of an Ecological Wastewater Treatment and Reuse: Decentralized Model Session sponsored by Living Machine Systems

Technology and EH

* Mobile Phone Usage: More, More, More or Less, Less, Less?

* There's an App for That

* (Field Trip) University of California, San Diego: California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology--Cal-(IT)2 Tour

Terrorism/All-Hazards Preparedness

* Using Community-Based Participatory Research to Build Capacity for Environmental Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Resilience

The sessions below are a special group of Learning Labs that are scheduled for several hours each day during the AEC. At any one time, there will be multiple sessions taking place. Like other Learning Labs, these sessions will have a presenter and will be highly interactive. However, you are in charge of when you want to attend and the pace at which you wish to learn about a particular topic.

Children's EH

* Sanitation in Classroom and Food Preparation Areas in Child Care Facilities from North and South Carolina

Food Protection and Defense

* Food Establishment Resource Library (FERL) on the Southern Nevada Health District Website

* What's Cooking? Ethnic Foods 101

Healthy Homes and Communities

* The Effects of Indoor Air Pollutants on the Lung Health of Asthmatic Patients


Knowledge. Understanding. Expertise.


Acquire comprehensive information from environmental health subject matter experts and industry leaders, and learn from your peers as you share stories and best practices to address common challenges.

Children's EH

* Effectiveness of Local Lead Poisoning Prevention Laws

* Food Safety Risk, Response, and Resources: A School Food Service Action Guide

* Lead Guidelines for Children's Play Areas: The Need for Clean Soil Policies to Protect Children

* Methamphetamine Contamination Closes West Virginia School

* Pediatrician's Perceptions on Child Lead Poisoning

* Protecting Children: Tools to Improve Environmental Health in Child Care Settings

* What Got Into the Kids?

EH Health Impact Assessments (HIA)

* Community Engagement and Health Impact Assessments

* Environmental Impact Assessment: An Unrealized Opportunity for Environmental Health

* Using Health Impact Assessments for Comprehensive Plan Updates

Emerging EH Issues

* Medical Marijuana in California: Legal Standing and Dealing with Edible Products

* The Role of Public Health in Promoting a Food System that Is Safe, Secure, and Sustainable: S3

* What Is the Matter with Raw Milk?

Food Protection and Defense

* Addressing Illegal Food Vending and Food Defense with Education and Innovation

* Are You on the Cutting Edge?

* (Food Safety Focus) FSMA: What it Signifies for the Training and Certification of Regulatory Personnel Session sponsored by MindLeaders and Prometric

* (Food Safety Focus) What Does it Mean to be Epi-Ready? How the Emergency Response Network Works Session sponsored by MindLeaders and Prometric

* Impact of Internet Posting of Restaurant Inspection Scores on Critical Violations

Session sponsored by Decade Software Company

* New Deli Slicer Standards in Food Safety

* Pets in Retail Food Outlets: A Literature Review

* Scores and More: Can You be Sued for Giving a Restaurant a Good Grade?

* The Fight Against Food Allergens: What Regulators and Industry Need to Know

Session sponsored by San Jamar

* The Role of Rapid Cycle Improvement in Addressing Recurrent Critical Violations in Restaurants

* What's Hiding in Your Sandwich?

Session sponsored by San Jamar

General EH

* Effective Strategies to Reduce Motor Vehicle Injuries in Native American Communities

* How an Agricultural Field Toilet Inspection Program Reduced Food Contamination Risk and Improved Farm Worker Health

* Human Mercury and Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial Sampling Along the Indian River Lagoon, FL: Dolphin and Human Health

* Nanomaterials for Environmental Remediation: Nanoinformatics for State Agencies' Safety and Health Regulatory and Oversight

* Outdoor Air Quality Impacts at Hydraulic Fracturing ("Fracking") Sites in Fort Worth

* Rat Hoarder Case Session sponsored by Orkin

Hazardous Materials and Toxic Substances

* California's Unified Approach to Hazardous Material Programs

* Interagency Cooperation Helps Solve Mercury Mystery Threatening Children in Twin Falls, Idaho

* Methamphetamine Lab Contamination: A Different Look at the Impact of the Meth Epidemic

* Responding to Mercury Incidents

* San Bruno--Restoring a Community

* What Do You Do When You Have a Bomb Factory in Your Neighborhood?

* What Goes Up Must Come Down: Lessons Learned from Emergency Air Monitoring During the Escondido Bomb House Burn

Healthy Homes and Communities

* Home Is Where the Hazards Are

* Indoor Air Quality in Rural Alaskan Homes

* Preserving Our Past to Protect Our Future

* The Fungus Among Us: Blasto Isolated in the Home...

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