NEHA 2003 AEC and Exhibition.

Position::National Environmental Health Association - Annual Educational Conference

National Environmental Health Association 67th AEC and Exhibition June 8 - 11, 2003 (Exhibit Dates: June 8 -9, 2003)

Reno Hilton Reno/Lake Tahoe NV.

The NEHA 2003 Annual Educational Conference (AEC) and Exhibition will offer you the education that you need and want in order to meet the challenges you face everyday as an environmental health (EH) and protection professional--education on topics such as: food protection and safety, onsite wastewater, geographic information systems, global positioning systems, chemical and bioter-rorism preparedness, management, indoor air quality, hazardous waste, emerging pathogens, and drinking water. Check NEHA's Web site at for the latest conference information including an online registration form.

"I have attended three NEHA Annual Educational conference and Exhibitions, and I find these conferences the most cutting edge in the environmental health field. I always recommend this conference to my business contacts."

Christine K. Federico, C.F.S.P., Quality Assurance Administrator, Gelsons Market, Newhall, CA

"The Annual Educational conference and Exhibition is a real opportunity to attend a wide variety of training topics in one location. Excellent variety of presentations!"

Elwin B. Coil, R.S., Director Environmental Health Services, Macomb County Health Department, Mount Clemens, MI

"NEHA provides quality educational opportunities for everyone in the field of environmental health no matter their area of interest or expertise."

Leonard F. Rice, R.S., Retired, Orangeburg, SC "[I have no doubt that] the 2003 Annual Educational conference and Exhibition will have it all--diversity in topics, people, and events. The 2002 conference provided so many choices... I learned new things and met new and interesting people. Plus, it was a lot of bang for the buck!"

J. Shannon Swann, Ph.D., R.S., R.E.H.S., Health Officer, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City, NV

"It is imperative for today's environmental health professional to have continued exposure to each of the disciplines offered at the Annual Educational conference and Exhibition. [There was] a lot of good, useful information presented from knowledgeable speakers."

Barry W. Moore, R.E.H.S., Bioterrorism Coordinator, Memphis and Shelby County Health Department, Memphis, TN "NEHA's Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition is the best forum where an environmental health professional can experience a broad range of educational and professional topics. The interaction with colleagues and the networking opportunities are superior and well worth the investment of attending. Come prepared to acquire answers to your questions and to be exposed to both practical applications of environmental health and new, cutting-edge information."

Welford C. Roberts, Ph.D., R.E.H.S., D.A.A.S., Consultant, Environmental Health Sciences and Toxicology, Washington, DC

Continuing Education

You can earn over 24 hours of NEHA continuing education (CE) contact hours by attending the educational sessions at the NEHA AEC! This is enough to meet your full two-year NEHA professional credential requirement. (Don't forget to visit the exhibit hail for up to two GE contact hours.) CE forms will be available at the conference. CE units have also been requested for portions of the conference from the: American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH); American Dietetic Association (ADA); and National Environmental Trainers Association (NETA). For updated information, please visit the NEHA Web site at

International Environmental Health Sessions

International issues will be incorporated into the educational sessions throughout the conference. International sessions will be designated with the following symbol:

Reno - Lake Tahoe

NEHA is pleased to be hosting the 67th NEHA AEC and Exhibition in the Reno/Lake Tahoe region. Perhaps the best way to describe this area today is "on the move"--as Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Lake Tahoe are among the fastest growing communities in the West.

You'll find Reno brimming with naturally beautiful surroundings and friendly people. Whether your choice is sophisticated first-class dining and gaming, or unsurpassed recreational activities, you'll find plenty to do in Nevada's northwest corner.

During your free time, you can enjoy the lights of Reno by night--sizzling shows, casino gaming, top name entertainment and gourmet restaurants. By day, you can enjoy Reno's dynamic array of diversions--tennis or golf amid breathtaking mountain vistas, fishing, or visiting the world famous National Automobile Museum.

Within easy access from Reno, lies Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America and one of the finest resorts in the world, where you will find beautiful aspens and dense native pines, incredible white sand beaches, and an array of activities including sailboating and windsurfing. For more information about what to do in Reno/Lake Tahoe, please visit the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority Web site at We hope to see you there!

Pre-Conference Review Courses, Exams and Workshops

Review Courses and Exams

Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) Review Course

Friday, June 6 (8:00am - 5:00pm,) and Saturday, June 7 (8:00am - 12:00pm)

This one-and-a-half day refresher course is designed to help you prepare for the REHS/RS exam. The course will cover the exam content. You will be able to question instructors who are familiar with the exam and who have years of expertise in the environmental health field. Cost is $329 for members and $429 for non-members. Cost includes the REHS/RS Study Guide (Second Edition) (a $179 value) and the REHS/RS exam and application fees (a $225 value). Limit 50 people.

Certified Food Safety Professional (CFSP) Review Course

Friday, June 6 (8:00am - 5:00pm)

This one-day refresher course is designed to help you prepare for the CFSP exam. The course will cover the exam content. You will be able to question instructors who are familiar with the exam and who have years of expertise in the food safety and protection field. Cost is $329 for members and $429 for non-members. Cost includes the CFSP Study Guide Package which includes the NEHA CFSP Study Guide, the 1999 Food Code, Essentials of Food Safety and Sanitation (a $199 value) and the CFSP exam and application fees (a $225 value). Limit 50 people.

NEHA Credential Exams

Saturday, June 7 (CFSP, RET, GEHT, RHSS and RHSP: 8:00am - 12:00pm; REHS/RS: 1:00pm - 6:00pm)

You have the opportunity to take any of NEHA's credential exams at the NEHA AEC and Exhibition. For credential applications and qualification information, please visit the NEHA Web site at, click on "Credentials" and then the appropriate credential.

Important Note: A separate credential application for the NEHA credentials is required and due to NEHA by May 5, 2003. Only qualified applicants will be able to Sit for the exam. NEHA cannot guarantee that applicants applying after the May 5, 2003 deadline will be able to sit for the exam. All applications received after May 5, 2003 deadline will be assessed a non-returnable $25 late fee. To receive a copy of the credential application for any of the NEHA exams, please Visit the NEHA Web site at and click on "Credentials."


Application of HACCP Principles at Retail Workshop

Friday, June 6 (9:00am - 5:00pm.) and Saturday, June 7 (9:00am - 5:00pm.)

This two-day course is designed to allow participants to explore the various ways HACCP concepts can be applied in retail food programs. Topics will include a description of HACCP applications in routine inspectional work, HACCP exercises to prepare participants to use HACCP principles as part of their inspection work, and examples from various jurisdictions. This course is designed to address the needs of state and local regulatory food safety professionals. Cost is $149 for members and $179 for non-members if you sign up by May 23, 2003. Limit 50 people.

The Public Health Agency Role in Incident Command Systems (ICS) Workshop

Saturday, June 7 (9:00am - 4:00pm.)

NEHA is collaborating with the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) to offer this new public health preparedness and response one-day workshop. The course is offered by NACCHO, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and will include instructors from each. The ICS Workshop provides an important framework for how all agencies at the local, state and federal levels can work together. Participants will discuss the principles of the ICS and the role of the local and state agencies within ICS and will engage in a "table-top" exercise to illustrate key concepts discussed during the session. No fee is required to attend this training! However, registration through NACCHO is required. Your may register online at, or call 202-783 -5550, or e-mail for more information. Limit 100 people.

Hands-On Portable Instrumentation Workshop-Tools and Techniques for the Comprehensive Food Service Inspection

Saturday, June 7 (9:00am - 4:00pm.)

This one-day workshop is intended to provide participants with new approaches, techniques and tools in performing food service evaluations and audits. The course emphasizes the appropriate use of portable field instruments, as well as their limitations and capabilities. You will use various field instruments under "actual use" conditions and apply the practical sampling skills learned through lecture and large group discussion. At the conclusion of the workshop you will be able to: utilize new sampling strategies, unique inspection techniques, and the latest in portable field instruments; choose the right instrument for the task and understand its application, capabilities and limitations, as well as interpret and record results...

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