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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!

EXHIBITION

SUNDAY 7:00-10:00pm

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.

SUNDAY

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.

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MONDAY

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

FRIDAY

11:30am-6:30pm

Golf Tournament

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.

SATURDAY

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SUNDAY

9:00-11:15am

Awards Ceremony & Keynote Address

FDA Acting Commissioner Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach has been invited to present NEHA's Keynote Address. We'll also honor some of the profession's best in this year's condensed Awards Ceremony.

11:45am-1:00pm

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.

5:00-6:00pm

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.

MONDAY

11:00am-1:00pm

Networking Luncheon

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.

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TUESDAY

11:30am-2:45pm

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.

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WEDNESDAY

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YOUR EVENINGS AT THE AEC

FRIDAY

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SATURDAY

6:00-7:30pm

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.

SUNDAY

5:30-6:30pm

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.

7:00-10:00pm

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.

MONDAY

6:30-10:00pm

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.

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TUESDAY

5:00-6:00pm

Uniformed Services Reception

Meet the Uniformed Services speakers and chat with your associates at this relaxed reception. No charge.

6:00-9:00pm

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.

WEDNESDAY

7:30-11:00pm

Presidents Banquet

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

1:00-1:50pm

Port of Houston Authority: Finding Ways to Reduce Air Emissions

Dana Blume, PG, Environmental Program Coordinator, Port of Houston Authority, Houston, TX

2:45-3:35pm

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

3:45-4:35pm

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

8:30-9:20am

Do Pesticides Bug You? Do Bugs Pester You? Children Deserve Integrated Pest Management

Dawn H. Gouge, PhD, Urban Entomologist, University of Arizona, Maricopa, AZ

9:30-10:20am

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, Phoenix, AZ

10:30-11:20am

Healthy Homes Inspection

Joe Beck, RS, DAAS, Professor, Department of EH, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

1:00-1:50pm

Would a Children's Environmental Health Program Be a Good Fit for Your Agency?

M.L. Tanner, Childhood Lead Program Manager, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Columbia, SC

2:00-2:50pm

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

3:00-3:50pm

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

4:00-4:50pm

Designing for Health -- Promoting Physical Activity and Nutrition by Working with Local Planners

Beth Glynn, MPH, REHS, Public Health Educator, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Tacoma, WA

DRINKING WATER QUALITY

Wednesday, June 28

8:30-9:20am

State Drinking Water Program Responses to Water System Emergencies

Anthony E. Bennett, RS, Senior Technical Specialist, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Austin, TX

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Establishing Effective Public Health Partnerships with Water Utilities

Homer C. Emery, PhD, RS, DAAS, Senior Environmental Scientist, San Antonio Water System, San Antonio, TX

9:30-10:20am

2005 Hurricane Response for Public Water Systems in Louisiana by the Louisiana Department of Public Health and Hospitals

Karen S. Irion...

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