General Environmental Health Educational Program.

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Ambient Air Quality

Monday, May 10

1:30pm-2:20pm

Study of Trends in Attitudes and Behaviors to Air Pollutionrelated Knowledge

Joan Rohlfs, M.S., Chief, Air Quality Planning, Metropolitan Washington D.C. Council of Governments, Washington, DC

2:30pm-3:20pm

Air Quality: What Does the Public Really Want to Know?

Susan L. Stone, M.S., EH Scientist, USEPA, Research Triangle Park, NC

3:30pm-4:20pm

Federal and State of Alaska Requirements for Diesel Emissions

Clint Farr, Toxicologist, Division of Air and Water Quality, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Juneau, AK (Invited)

Children's EH

Sunday, May 9

1:00pm-1:50pm

Why Children Are Different from Adults

Ruth A. Etzel, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P., George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, DC

2:00pm-2:50pm

Creating a State-Level Children's EH Program

Don Herrington, R.S., Office Chief, Office of EH, Arizona Depart-ment of Health Services, Phoenix, AZ

3:00pm-3:50pm

Indoor Air Pollution: Effects on Children

Laura Kolb, M.P.H., EH Scientist, Indoor Environments Division, USEPA, Washington, DC

4:00pm-4:50pm

Mercury Update: Health Effects in Children

Elizabeth Blackburn, B.S.N., Office of Children's Health Protection, USEPA, Washington, DC

Drinking Water Quality

Sunday, May 9

1:00pm-1:50pm

Endemic Illnesses Associated with Microbes in Drinking Water

Rebecca L. Calderon, Ph.D., M.P.H., Branch Chief, Epidemiology and Biomarkers Branch, Human Studies Division, USEPA/NHEERL, Research Triangle Park, NC

2:00pm-2:50pm

CDC Safe Water System

Julia Smith, M.P.H., C.H.E.S., Associate Director of Health Education, Food Safety Office, CDC, Atlanta, GA

3:00pm-3:50pm

Collaboration Strategies for Improved Drinking Water Quality

Heidi Urquhart, M.A., Program Manager, NACCHO, Washington, DC

4:00pm-4:50pm

CDC's Healthy Water Plan and the States' Role in its Implementation

Bart Bibler, P.E., Bureau Chief, Water Programs, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL; and Lorraine Backer, Ph.D., M.P.H., Epidemiologist, Health Studies Branch, NCEH/CDC, Chamblee, GA

Monday, May 10

1:30pm-2:20pm

USEPA's Research Program to Manage Arsenic in Drinking Water

Sally C. Gutierrez, R.S., M.S., Office of Research and Development, Water Supply and Water Resources Division, USEPA, Cincinnati, OH

2:30pm-3:20pm

EH Tracking of Cancer and Arsenic in Drinking Water

Helen Flowers, M.S., Epidemiologist and Amy Lay, M.P.H., Epidemiologist, New Mexico Department of Health, Santa Fe, NM; and William F. Athas, Ph.D., Associate Director, New Mexico Tumor Registry, Albuquerque, NM

3:30pm-3:55pm

Beyond Hooper Bay: Water Fluoridation in Alaska Twelve Years after History's Worst Hyperfluoridation Accident

Troy L. Ritter, R.E.H.S., EH Specialist, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, AK

3:55pm-4:20pm

Swifter Public Health Response, Better Regulatory Compliance, and Community Empowerment with the Establishment of a Remote Drinking Water Laboratory

Michael G. Halko, M.S., R.S., D.A.A.S., Director of EH, Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation, Dillingham, AK

Emerging Pathogens

Tuesday, May 11

1:00pm-1:50pm

Human Campylobacteriosis Associated with Handling Cattle-Wyoming and Nebraska 2000-2002

Patricia J. Taliaferro, B.S., M.P.H., R.E.H.S., D.A.A.S. Loveland, CO.; and Robert E. Harrington, B.S., M.S., R.S., D.A.A.S., Director, Casper-Natrona County Health Department, Casper, WY

2:00pm-2:50pm

Managing a Rabies Prevention Program in Rural Alaska

Jeff R. Severn, R.E.H.S., EH Officer, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation, Betbel, AK

3:00pm-3:50pm

In vivo Antiviral Efficacy of an Alcohol-based Hand Gel and an Antimicrobial Soap Against a Porcine Coronavirus as a Surrogate for SARS-CoV

David R. Macinga, Ph.D., Senior Microbiology Scientist, GOJO Industries Inc., Akron, OH

4:00pm-4:50pm

Foodborne Disease Outbreaks in Florida 1994-2003: Ten Years of Data

Roberta M. Hammond, Ph.D., Food & Waterborne Disease Coordinator, Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Community EH, Tallabassee, FL

Wednesday, May 12

9:00am-9:50am

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureaus (MRSA)

Merry Holliday-Hanson, Ph.D., Deputy Public Health Officer, Public Health Preparedness Division, El Dorado County Public Health Department, Placerville, CA

10:00am-10:50am

Preparation Overview for SARS

Brian Lewelling, R.S., LCDR, USPHS, Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, AK

11:00am-11:50am

Deadly Dung-Rising Public Health Risks of Raccoon Parasites

Joyce Tuttle, R.E.H.S., Environmental Consultant, Camino, CA

1:00pm-1:50pm

Salmonella in the Boat: Cost Calculation for a Foodborne Illness Outbreak in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Nadine G. Harrach, M.S., EH Specialist, Routt County EH Department, Steamboat Springs, CO

2:00pm-2:50pm

Foodborne Norovirus Outbreaks in Florida, 1994-2003

Roberta M. Hammond, Ph.D., Food & Waterborne Disease Coordinator, Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Community EH, Tallabassee, FL

3:00pm-3:50pm

Speaker and Topic TBA

EH in Schools

Monday, May 10

1:30pm-2:20pm

Schools and Toxic Sites: Not a Good Mix

Marilyn C. Underwood, Ph.D., California Department of Health Services, Oakland, CA

2:30pm-3:20pm

School Rifle Teams Exposed to Lead at Indoor Firing Ranges

Scott M. Arnold, Ph.D., Environmental Toxicologist, Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, AK

3:30pm-4:20pm

Using the Six Sigma Process Improvement Tool to Solve Your Environmental Problems

Patrick Hamilton, R.E.H.S., Environmental Manager and Brien Hodges, Quality Process Improvement Evaluator, Adams Twelve Five Star Schools, Thornton, CO

Tuesday, May 11

9:00am-9:50am

Asthma and Lead and Rabies, oh my! EH Goes to School

M. L. Tanner, B.S., Director, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, SC

10:00am-10:50am

Air Quality and Related Respiratory Distress in School Age Children: Implications for EH Policy and Planning in a Socio-economically Disadvantaged Community

Sandra J. Donohue, D.P.A., R.E.H.S., Associate Professor, Department of Health Science, Cal-State University, Fresno, CA; and Loon Bridge, EH Specialist, EH Services, Health & Human Services Agency, County of Tulare, Visalia, CA

11:00am-11:50am

Speaker and Topic TBA

EH Leadership Development

Sunday, May 9

1:00pm-2:50pm

Managing Quality EH Services

Panel Facilitator: Daneen Farrow-Collier, M.S.P.H., Project Officer, CDC, Atlanta, GA Panelists TBA

3:00pm-3:50pm

Need Help? Apply for a Public Health Prevention Specialist

Kelly Jensen, Public Health Prevention Specialist and Stefanie deOlloqui, M.S., C.H.E.S., Education and Training Manager, North Carolina Division of EH, Raleigh, NC

4:00pm-4:50pm

North Carolina Disaster Surveillance: A Rapid Community and Health Needs Assessment

William Service, M.S.P.H., Industrial Hygiene Coordinator, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, North Carolina Division of Public Health, Raleigh, NC

Monday, May 10

1:30pm-2:20pm

Public Health Workforce Development--The Time is Now

Lee Thielen, M.P.A., Public Health Consultant, Ft. Collins, CO; and Kristin W. Benn, Assistant Manager, Research & Development, NEHA, Denver, CO

2:30pm-4:20pm

EH's Emerging Leaders

Facilitator: Alejandra Tres, B.S., M.P.A., Executive Director, Association of EH Academic Programs, National EH Science and Protection Accreditation Council, Portland, OR Panelists TBA

Tuesday, May 11

9:00am-9:50am

Making EH Policy: The Role of the Local Board of Health

Jennifer O'Brien, M.P.H., Project Director, Training & Education, NALBOH, Bowling Green, OH

10:00am-10:50am

Public Service--Motivating a Higher Sense of Service

Joseph M. Sarcone, M.S.P.H., R.S., Rural Sanitation Coordinator; USEPA, Alaska Operations Office, Anchorage, AK

11:00am-11:50am

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