NEHA 2003 AEC and Exhibition.

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

Reno Hilton Hotel, 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, chemical and bioterrorism preparedness, management, indoor air quality hazardous waste, emerging pathogens, drinking water, and geographic information systems. 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. Coll, 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 Reno - Lake Tahoe

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is pleased to be hosting its 2003 NEHA Annual Educational Conference (AEC) and Exhibition (June 8 - 11, 2003) at the Reno Hilton Hotel in the Reno/Lake Tahoe region. Perhaps the best way to describe this area (and NEHA!) today is "on the move"--as Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Lake Tahoe are among the fastest growing communities in the West.

Because attending a NEHA conference is an intense educational and personal experience, it is a huge benefit to be able to hold these events in places such as Reno, which is brimming with naturally beautiful and peaceful surroundings.

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 in nearby lakes and rivers, 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. NEHA is pleased to offer you the opportunity to take the Lake Tahoe Cruise aboard the Tahoe Queen at a very reasonable price thanks to Underwriters Laboratories' sponsorship. For more information about things to do in Reno/Lake Tahoe, please visit the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority Web site at See you there!

Continuing Education

You can earn 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 CE contact hours.) CE forms will be available at the conference. CE units have also been awarded 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 wi11 be incorporated into the educational sessions throughout the conference. International sessions will be designated with the following symbol:

Keynote Presentation

Sunday, June 8 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Patrick J. Meehan, M.D.

Director, Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Patrick J. Meehan, M.D., has been Director of the Division Emergency and Environmental Health Services since October of 2000. As Division Director, Dr. Meehan is responsible for the operation of the Division, including administrative accountability, budget and finance, planning, program direction and development, and scientific quality and integrity. Prior to this, Dr. Meehan was Director of the East Metro Health District of Georgia. In this position, he was county health officer and chief executive for three counties with a total population of nearly 700,000. He has completed a preventive medicine residency and the Epidemic Intelligence Service Program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is published in the areas of suicide epidemiology, violence epidemiology, food-borne illness, vectorborne viral diseases, and surveillance.

Pre-Conference Review Courses, Exams and Workshops.

Review Courses and Exams

NSPF Certified Pool Operators Certification

Thursday, June 5 (8:00am - 5:00pm) and Friday, June 6 (8:00am - 5:00pm,) NEHA is pleased to offer the National Swimming Pool Foundation's (NSPF) Certified Pool Operators (CPO) Certification Course. Many states and hundreds of local communities require their public and commercial pool operators to become CPO's. This course will be taught by NEHA's own Jim Dingman, CPO Course Instructor. The CPO Course is 16 hours and will conclude with a certification examination. Cost includes exam and is $169 for members and $199 for non-members if you sign up by May 23, 2003. (Please note: There is a minimum attendance required for this course, if that minimum is not reached, NEHA reserves the right to cancel it.)

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 EH 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, CEHT, RHSS and RHSP: 8:00am 12:00pm; REHS/RS: 1:00pm - 600pm) 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 an exam. NEHA cannot guarantee that applicants applying after the May 5, 2003 deadline will be able to sit for an 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 in 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 inspection 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 County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to offer this new public health preparedness and response one-day workshop. The course is offered by NACCHO, CDC, 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...

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