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70th Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition.

SAN ANTONIO

TEXAS

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

12:00 noon-6:00pm

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

An interesting keynote session is being planned. Watch www.neha.org for the announcement. 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. Sponsored tickets sold out! There are a limited number of regular-priced tickets available at $52. Place your order now before all tickets are sold.

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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.

5:00-6:30pm (meeting)

7:00-9:00pm (dinner)

Industry Affiliate Business Meeting & Dinner

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/Maricopa Medical Center, 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, Director, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, 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, 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, PE, Safe Drinking Water Program Administrator, Louisiana Department of Public Health and Hospitals, Baton Rouge, LA

10:30-11:20am

Some Cross-Connections Present with Very Interesting Visual Clues

Paula M. Tanner, REHS, MPH, Epidemiologist, Jack in the Box, EI Cajon, CA

1:00-1:50pm

EPA Public Water Systems Security Assistance for Public Health Authorities and Water Utilities, and Status of EPA's Safe Drinking Water Act Regulations

Blake Atkins, Drinking Water Section Chief, EPA Region 6, Dallas, TX

2:00-2:50pm

EPA's New Water Contaminant Information Tool (WCIT): An Online Information Database for Drinking Water Security Incidents

Ashley Smith, WCIT Coordinator, Water Security Division, Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water, EPA, Washington, DC

3:00-3:50pm

Rural Utility Cooperative: An Innovative Approach to Developing Improved Management Capacity in Small Water Systems

Steve Konkel, PhD, AICP, FRIPH, Associate Professor, Department of EH Science, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY and CDR John W. Spriggs, MPH, REHS, Senior Consultant, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium/IHS/USPHS, Anchorage, AK

EMERGING PATHOGENS

Tuesday, June 27

1:00-1:50pm

Not IF, But WHEN: The Threat of Pandemic Influenza

Michael Olesen, Manager, Infection Control and Epidemiology, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

2:00-2:50pm

The Avian Flu Threat and Its Implications for Environmental Health

Nelson E. Fabian, MS, Executive Director, NEHA, Denver, CO

3:00-3:50pm

Shortage Situations to Pandemic Protocols: Influenza Lessons from a Local Health Department

Michele Samarya-Timm, MA, CHES, REHS, DAAS, Health Officer, Health Educator, Franklin Township Health Department, Franklin Park, NJ

4:00-4:50pm

Avian Influenza: A Case Study at the Interface of Environmental Health, Agriculture, and Public Health Medicine

John Herbold, DVM, MPH, PhD, DACVPM, FACE, Associate Director, Center for Biosecurity and Public Health Preparedness, UT-School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center @ Houston, Houston, TX

Wednesday, June 28

8:30-9:20am

Florida's 2005 Cyclospora Outbreak: A Case Study of a Large, Diffuse Outbreak of an Emerging Pathogen Caused by an Emerging Vehicle

Roberta M. Hammond, MA, PhD, Statewide Coordinator of Food and Waterborne Disease, Division of EH, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL

9:30-10:20am

2004 Outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 at a North Carolina State Fair Petting Zoo

Brant Goode, BSN/RN, MPH, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, CDC/North Carolina Division of Public Health, Raleigh, NC

10:30-11:20am

Surveillance and Monitoring of Infectious Diseases in San Antonio Shelters Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Cherise J. Rohr-Allegrini, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist, Public Health Preparedness, San Antonio Metro Health District, San Antonio, TX

1:00-1:50pm

Non-Pharmaceutical Method to Prevent Human Illness and Transmission of Emerging Pathogens

Will Sawyer, MD, Physician, Sharonville Family Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

2:00-2:50pm

Breaking the Cycle of Infection: Educating Prisoners on MRSA

Suzanne Miro, MPH, CHES, Health Education Coordinator, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Hamilton, NJ

3:00-3:50pm

Chlorine Dioxide: Surface Intervention for Emerging and Resistant Pathogens

David Purser, President, Biosteam Technologies, Inc., San Antonio, TX

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Monday, June 26

1:00-1:50pm

An Assessment of Environmental Health Practice: Perceived Capabilities in Essential Services and Core Competencies

Elizabeth H. Maples, PhD, Assistant Director/Assistant Professor and R. Kent Oestenstad, PhD, CIH, Director/Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

2:45-4:35pm

Panel: Evaluating What Works--Case Studies of Effective Environmental Health Programs

Moderator: Sarah B. Kotchian, EdM, MPH, PhD, Associate Director for Planning, University of New Mexico Institute of Public Health, Albuquerque, NM

Panelists: Gerald M. Barron, Deputy Director, Allegheny County Health Department, Pittsburgh, PA; Carl S. Osaki, RS, MSPH, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Ken Sharp, Executive Officer, Division of EH, Iowa Department of Health, Des Moines, IA; and Lila A. Wickham, EH Manager, Multnomah County Health Department, Hillsboro, OR

Tuesday, June 27

8:30-9:20am

From Here to There: Skills for Future Environmental Public Health Leaders

Brian Collins, MS, REHS, DAAS, Director of Health, City of Plano, Plano, TX

9:30-11:20am

Panel: The Local Environmental Health Workforce--Confronting the Challenges of the 21st Century

Moderator: CAPT Patrick O. Bohan, MS, MSEH, RS, USPHS (Ret.), Assistant Professor, East Central University, Ada, OK

Panelists: Peter D. Thornton, RS, MPH, DAAS, Environmental Administrator, Volusia County Health Department, Daytona Beach, FL; Richard K. Rowe, RS, Director, Wake County Department of Environmental Services, Raleigh, NC; and Janet Williams, Director, Division of Environmental Protection, Saint Louis County Department of Health, Clayton, MO

1:00-1:50pm

Educational Excellence Delivered on Micro-Budgets: The NC Environmental Health State of Practice Committee Story

Richard R. Dideriksen, MEd, Continuing Education Specialist, North Carolina Institute for Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC

2:00-4:50pm

Panel: Environmental Health Problem Solving--CDC Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute Fellow Projects

Moderator: CAPT John Sarisky, RS, MPH, Senior Environmental Health Officer, EHSB/NCEH/CDC, Atlanta, GA

Presenting Fellows: Dwayne Roadcap, REHS, CPSS, AOSE, Program Manager, Division of Onsite Sewage and Water Services, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, VA; Jessica L. Shelly, MBA, REHS, RS, Supervisor, Building Operations and Food Service, Cincinnati Public Schools, Cincinnati, OH; Kimberly Stryker, Program Manager, Food Safety and Sanitation Program, State of Alaska, Anchorage, AK; Tracynda Davis, MPH, Program Manager, Food Safety and Recreational Licensing, Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services, Madison, WI; Dwain Butler, District Director, Georgia Department of Health, Waycross, GA; and Lisa Conti, DVM, MPH, ACVPM, CEHP, Director, Division of EH, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

Sunday, June 25

1:00-1:50pm

Understanding the Impact of Study Design on Results: A Comparison of Two Radioactive Iodine Studies in Washington State

CAPT Steven G. Inserra, MPH, REHS and Caroline Cusack, MSPH, Epidemiologists, Division of Health Studies, ATSDR, Atlanta, GA

2:00-2:50pm

Housing, the Environment, and Health: The 2005 Sabbatical Exchange

Michele Morrone, PhD, RS, Associate Professor, Ohio University, Athens, OH

3:00-3:50pm

Community Urbanization and Hospitalization of Adults for Asthma

Rosemarie G. Ramos, PhD, MPH, Health Disparities Post-Doc Fellow, National Institute of EH Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, NC

4:00-4:50pm

Carbon Monoxide Exposures On and Near Roadways in Addis Ababa

Hailu Kassa, PhD, MPH, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Public and Allied Health, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Wednesday, June 28

8:30-9:20am

State Regulation of Body Piercing Salons in Florida

Edward J. Golding, MS, PhD, Environmental Specialist III, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL

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Permanent Reminder of a Temporary Feeling: The Potential Adverse Health Effects of Temporary Black Henna Tattoos

Edith E. Coulter, MPH, Environmental Manager, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL

9:30-11:20am

The Fifth Generation of Environmental Health

Bob Custard, REHS, EH Manager, EH Division, Alexandria Health Department, Alexandria, VA

1:00-1:50pm

Working with the Media to Promote Your Organization

Jerry M. Bowman, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI

2:00-2:50pm

Bridging the Language Barrier: Developing Non-Language Flyers

Laura M. Barnthouse, REHS, ND, Community Outreach Specialist, Sonoma County EH, Santa Rosa, CA

3:00-3:50pm

Partnering for Progress in the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program: National Partners Team-Up for Tracking

Mary C. Hano, MPH, Analyst, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Washington, DC and Jennifer LI, MHS, Program Manager, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Washington, DC

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)

Monday, June 26

1:00-1:50pm

Lessons Learned from the Implementation of a GIS Program at the Bernalillo County Office of Environmental Health

Kevin Troutman, REHS, EH Scientist, Bernalillo County EH, Albuquerque, NM

2:45-3:35pm

Emerging Trends in Connecting Public Health and the Built Environment

Valerie Rogers, MPH, Program Manager, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Washington, DC

3:45-4:35pm

Enhancing Local and Regional Public Health Emergency Response Capacity Through the Development of a Regional GIS Infrastructure

Brent L. Reagor, RS, EH Specialist, Town of Acton Health Department, Acton, MA
"The educational sessions were extremely useful and valuable to long-
term planning and everyday applications. It was truly an exceptional
conference!"
Dianne Mathews, Environmental Health Director. Public Health Delta &
Menominee Counties, Escanaba, Michigan


HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND TOXIC SUBSTANCES

Tuesday, June 27

1:00-1:50pm

Prioritizing Industrial Chemical Hazards

Gary M. Bratt, PhD, PE, CIH, DEE, Research Fellow, LMI, Belcamp, MD

2:00-2:50pm

A New Method for Management of Chemical Hazards: Control Banding (Currently Utilized in Europe)

D. Gary Brown, DrPH, CIH, Associate Professor, EH Science Department, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

3:00-3:50pm

Toxic Chemical Air Contaminants at Schools: Research in California, 2000-2004

Derek G. Shendell, DEnv, MPH, Assistant Professor, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

4:00-4:50pm

Soldier Occupational Hazard Assessment Projects

John V. Cambre, MS, Industrial Hygienist, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Wednesday, June 28

8:30-9:20am

You Do This and We'll Do That: An Interactive Health Risk Communication Case Study for the Conrail Rail Yard in Elkhart, Indiana

CAPT Steven G. Inserra, MPH, REHS, Epidemiologist, Division of Health Studies, ATSDR, Atlanta, GA

9:30-10:20am

Meth Lab Decontamination: A Review of Current Practices

Sheila D. Pressley, MS, REHS, Assistant Professor, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

10:30-11:20am

Hazardous Substances Releases Related to Hurricanes--2005

Maureen F. Orr, MS, Epidemiologist, ATSDR, Atlanta, GA

1:00-1:50pm

A Review of Dioxins, PCBs, and Mercury Levels in Fish from the Penobscot River, Maine

Robert L. Williams, PhD, JD, Environmental Toxicologist, CDC/ATSDR, Atlanta, GA

2:00-2:50pm

Brominated Flame Retardants in the U.S.: Levels in People, Food, and the Environment

Alice N. Musumba, Research Assistant, Environmental Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, TX

3:00-3:50pm

Monitoring and Mapping of Atmospheric Ammonia in Eastern North Carolina

Sacoby M. Wilson, MS, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Tuesday, June 27

8:30-9:20am

The "Top Ten" Reasons Radon Is a Major Environmental Health Risk

R. William Field, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

9:30-10:20am

The Use of Air Cleaning Systems to Reduce Radon-Related Health Risks

Douglas L. Kladder, Director, Center for Environmental Research and Technology, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO

10:30-11:20am

NEHA National Radon Proficiency Program

Heidi Shaw, MA, Credentialing Coordinator, NEHA, Denver, CO

1:00-1:50pm

Reducing Risk for Opportunistic Fungal Infection in the Immuno-comprimised: A Guide to Cleaning and Management of the Home Environment

Eugene C. Cole, DrPH, Professor, Department of Health Science, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

2:00-2:50pm

Indoor Air Quality and Mold Contamination Following Catastrophic Events

Linda Stetzenbach, PhD, Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV and CAPT Kenneth F. Martinez, MSEE, CIH, USPHS, Regional Operations Director, NIOSH Coordinating Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response, Cincinnati, OH

3:00-3:50pm

Healthy Homes: The Essentials, the Players, and the Potential

Tom Neltner, JD, CHMM, Director of Training and Education, National Center for Healthy Housing, Columbia, MD

4:00-4:50pm

Change Is in the Air: Secondhand Smoke and Local Public Health

Rick Porso, RS, Public Health Manager, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Tacoma, WA

Wednesday, June 28

8:30-9:20am

Indoor Air Quality and Schools

Michael C. Miller, Indoor Environments Program Coordinator, EPA Region 6, Dallas, TX

9:30-10:20am

Mercury Clean Up in a Summit County Home

Robert Swensen, EHS, EH Director, Summit County Public Health Department, Coalville, UT

10:30-11:20am

IAQ Training and Certification for HVAC and TAB Technicians

John Hamilton, CIAQP, Chief Operating Officer, Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing Bureau, Alexandria, VA

IAQ Wednesday, June 28 (cont.)

1:00-1:50pm

New EPA Mold Web Course and Update on EPA Green Building Materials

Laura Kolb, MPH, EH Scientist, Indoor Environments Division, EPA, Washington, DC

2:00-2:50pm

Asthma and Mold/Moisture in Our Indoor Environments

Paula Schenck, MPH, Research Associate and Assistant Director, Center for Indoor Environments and Health, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT

3:00-3:50pm

Communicating Health and Indoor Environment Messages in Offices and Schools

Paula Schenck, MPH, Research Associate and Assistant Director, Center for Indoor Environments and Health, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT and Laura Kolb, MPH, EH Scientist, Indoor Environments Division, EPA, Washington, DC

INJURY PREVENTION/OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

Sunday, June 25

1:00-1:50pm

Heat Injuries Among U.S. Service Members -- Possible Predisposing Factors

Charles Magruder, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist and Jane Suen, DrPH, MS, Health Scientist, CDC, Atlanta, GA

2:00-2:50pm

Hevea Latex Allergy: A Matter of Occupational Safety and Public Health Concern

Elizabeth C. Borel, DMD, Independent Consultant, West Chester, PA; Michael Heumann, MA, MPH, Epidemiologist. Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, Oregon Department of Human Services, Portland, OR; and Gregory A. Pallaske, MS, REHS, Food Safety Section Chief, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Madison, WI

3:00-3:50pm

Hurricane Clean-Up Safety: Power Washers and High-Pressure Injection Injuries

Daniel L. Holcomb, EH Scientist, CDC/ATSDR, Atlanta, GA

4:00-4:50pm

Pesticides: From Workplace to Home

Rebeca Gracia, PharmD, DABAT, Director, North Texas Poison Center, Dallas, TX

Monday, June 26

1:00-1:50pm

Poison Center's Role in Disaster Response

Rebeca Gracia, PharmD, DABAT, Director, North Texas Poison Center, Dallas, TX

2:45-4:35pm

Occupational Health and Safety Concerns During Hurricane Response

L. Casey Chosewood, MD, Director, Office of Health and Safety, CDC, Atlanta, GA

INSTITUTIONS AND SCHOOLS ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Sunday, June 25

1:00-2:50pm

Panel: A Model to Enhance Diversity in Environmental Health Nationally -- The Eastern Kentucky University Experience

Moderator: Joanne K. Glasser, Esquire, President, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY Coordinator: CAPT Dan Harper, EH Officer, NCEH/CDC, Atlanta, GA

Planner: Welford C. Roberts, PhD, RS/REHS, DAAS, ICF Consulting, Fairfax, VA Panelists: Webster Young, Jr., RS, DAAS, Rear Admiral, USPHS (ret.) and former Assistant U.S. Surgeon General, Gaithersburg. MD; Priscilla Oliver. PhD, Life Scientist/Program Manager, Office of Policy and Management, EPA, Atlanta, GA; Sheila D. Pressley, MS, REHS, Assistant Professor, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY; CAPT George Vaughan, USPHS, Vessel Sanitation Program, CDC, Atlanta, GA; Lloyd F. Harmon, RS, EH Supervisor, Cecil County Health Department, Elkton, MD; and DaJuane Hams, Student, EH Science, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

3:00-3:50pm

Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) Hospital Waste Tracking Database Program

Jack Griffith, Engineering Specialist Ill, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, FL

4:00-4:50pm

Innovative Environmental Health Education for Health Professions Students

Roger B. Perales, MPH, RS, Faculty Associate, Family and Community Medicine and Assistant Director, South Texas Environmental Education and Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio-Laredo Campus Extension, Laredo, TX

Monday, June 26

1:00-1:50pm

Field Sanitation Team Distance Learning Initiative

CAPT Shannon N. Shaw, Environmental Science Officer, Instructor, Environmental Quality Branch, Academy of Health Sciences, U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston, Houston, TX

2:45-3:35pm

Getting to Tobacco-Free Schools: Partners for Progress

Jane A. Pritzl. MA. Health Scientist. CDC, Denver, CO; Tom Dickey, REHS, Project Coordinator, NEHA, Eldridge, IA; and Carol D. Hamilton, PA-C, EdD, Education Program Specialist, DASH/CDC, Atlanta. GA

3:45-4:35pm

Update on Food Safety Requirements in USDA Child Nutrition Programs

Marion Hinners, MS, Food Safety Specialist and Marisol A. Benesch, MS, Program Analyst, Food and Nutrition Service, USDA, Alexandria, VA

POSTER SESSION

Monday, June 26 (8:00-11:00am)

Visit www.neha.org for the list of poster presenters.

SOLID WASTE

Sunday, June 25

1:00-1:50pm

EPA's Brownfields Program and Region 6 Brownfields Success Stories

Casey Luckett Snyder, Environmental Engineer. Brownfields Project Officer, EPA Region 6, Dallas, TX

2:00-2:50pm

Solid Waste Clean Up After Katrina

Steve Vargo, Associate Division Director, EPA Region 6, Dallas, TX

3:00-3:50pm

Tear A Part: Auto Recycling with the Environment in Mind

Dimitri Gerontis, Operations Manager, Tear A Part, Salt Lake City, UT

4:00-4:50pm

Building a Shopping Center on a Closed Landfill

Denise Romano, RS, MS, Registered Sanitarian, and Matthew W. Johnson, R.S., Solid Waste Program Manager, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Parma, OH

ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

NSPF[R] Certified Pool-Spa Inspector[TM] Class

Monday, June 26 (8:00am-12:00noon)

NSPF[R] and NEHA have jointly launched the Certified Pool-Spa Inspector[TM] (CPI[TM]) training program to help health inspectors and facility personnel inspect aquatic facilities. This national training program will increase the consistency and effectiveness of inspections, ultimately protecting the public by reducing the potential for injury and illness. The CPI[TM] program includes an interactive training CD for students to use as a resource. The program is designed to reflect just how an official performs an inspection. Registration cost includes a half-day of training, the CPI[TM] training program CD (a $60 value), and certification exam. The prerequisite for certification is the CPO[R] certification. The CPI[TM] certification never expires as long as you keep your CPO[R] certification current. Cost is $99 for members and $129 for nonmembers if you sign up by June 9, 2006.

SWIMMING POOLS/RECREATIONAL WATERS

Jointly sponsored by NEHA and the International Aquatic Foundation (IAF) of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP)

Tuesday, June 27

NEHA Sessions

8:30-9:20am

Beach Water Quality Monitoring Presentation

Denise Keehner, Director, Standards and Technology, Office of Water, EPA, Washington, DC

9:30-10:20am

A Large Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated with a Recreational Aquatic Spray Ground in New York, 2005

Douglas C. Sackett, Assistant Director, Bureau of Community EH & Food Protection, New York State Department of Health, Troy, NY

10:30-11:20am

Understanding the Complexities of Swimming Pool and Spa Operations and Inspections

Alex Antoniou, PhD, Director of Educational Programs, National Swimming Pool Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO

IAF/APSP Sessions

1:00-1:50pm

Respiratory Diseases in Recreational Water

Matthew R. Moore, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, CDC, Atlanta, GA

2:00-2:50pm

Chlorine Chemistry: What Inspectors Need to Know

Stanley R. Pickens, PhD, Senior Research Associate, PPG Industries, Inc., Monroeville, PA

3:00-3:50pm

Pool and Spa Water Chemistry: What Inspectors Need to Know

Stanley R. Pickens, PhD, Senior Research Associate, PPG Industries, Inc., Monroeville, PA

4:00-4:50pm

Solutions to Suction Entrapment for Pools and Spas and the New IAF-7 Standard

Steve Barnes, Product Manager, Safety and Compliance, Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Phoenix, AZ

VECTOR CONTROL AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES

Monday, June 26

1:00-1:50pm

What Environmental Health Specialists Need to Know: Introducing the Next Technological Breakthrough in Flying Insect Control

Jeffrey K. Brown, PhD, RPE, BCE, President and CEO, Nacon Technologies, Inc., Niceville, FL

2:45-3:35pm

Developing an Integrated Rodent Control Program, Republic of Palau, April 2005

CAPT Michael E. Herring, REHS, MPH, Senior EH Officer; CAPT Craig A. Shepherd, RS, MPH, DAAS, Senior EH Officer; and Daneen Farrow-Collier, MSPH, Public Health Advisor, EHSB/EEHS/NCEH/CDC, Atlanta, GA

3:45-4:35pm

Healthy Homes Pest Control

Tom Neltner, JD, CHMM, Director of Training and Education, National Center for Healthy Housing, Columbia, MD

Tuesday, June 27

8:30-9:20am

Texas Oral Rabies Vaccination Program

Ernest (Skip) Oertli, DVM, PhD, Director, Oral Rabies Vaccination Program, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX

9:30-10:20am

West Nile Virus in North Central Texas: Risk of Infection and Discussions on the Current Surveillance System

Joon-Hak Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX and Scott A. Sawlis, MS, Entomologist/Vector Control Supervisor, Dallas County Health & Human Services Mosquito Control, Dallas, TX

10:30-11:20am

No Two Years Alike: Challenges of Adulticiding for Mosquitoes Following a Natural Disaster

William Jany, MS, Director, Research & Development, Clarke Mosquito Control, Roselle, IL

UNIFORMED SERVICES AFFILIATE

Tuesday, June 27

8:30-9:20am

Explaining the "Mill-Reinicke Phenomenon": A Closer Look at the Health Benefits of Improved Water Service

LT Troy L. Ritter, REHS, MPH Candidate, USPHS, Environmental Health Coordinator and CAPT Jeff Smith, REHS, MPH, DAAS, USPHS, Director, Department of Environmental Health Support, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, AK

9:30-10:20am

Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Considerations for Base Camp Design

MAJ Leona R. Tolle, MS, REHS, Environmental Science Officer, U.S. Army Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, TX

WATER POLLUTION

Tuesday, June 27

8:30-9:20am

State of the Science in Microbial Source Tracking: What Environmental Managers and Public Health Practitioners Should Know

Valerie J. Harwood, PhD, Professor, Department of Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

9:30-10:20am

EPA Sediment and Surface Water Sampling Results and Conclusions for New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Blake Atkins, Drinking Water Section Chief, EPA Region 6, Dallas, TX

10:30-11:20am

Rapidly-Measured Indicators of Recreational Water Quality are Predictive of Swimming-Associated Gastrointestinal Illness

Elizabeth A. Sams, MSHSA, Epidemiologist, Human Studies Division, ORD/NHEERL/EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC

Uniformed Services Affiliate Tuesday, June 27 (cont.)

10:30-11:20am

Practicing Preventive Medicine in International Settings: Overcoming Cultural and Legal Nuances

LT Jeffrey Tarrant, MS, USPHS, Program Analyst, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, Washington, DC

1:00-1:50pm

Training the Army Environmental Health Professional

LTC John V. Teyhen, III, MPH, REHS, Chief, Environmental Quality Branch, U.S. Army Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, TX

2:00-2:50pm

Managing and Resolving Global Occupational Health Challenges: The Defense Occupational Health Program

COL Wendell A. Moore, RS, REHS, RES, DAAS, Military Deputy for Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health, Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment (SAIE), Office for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health (DASA-ESOH), Washington, DC

3:00-3:50pm

An Outbreak of Viral Gastroenteritis in a Military Training Population

Andrew James MacGregor, MPH, Doctoral Student, Environmental Health Officer, U.S. Navy, San Diego, CA

4:00-4:50pm

Multiple Salmonella Outbreaks Associated with Tomatoes, 2004

CAPT Thomas A. Hill, CFSP, RS, DAAS, USPHS, Environmental Health Officer, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA, College Park, MD

Crossroads of Cultures ... A Unique Destination

A Conference-Goer's Look at San Antonio

Conference Hotels, Air Travel, & Visitor Information

Conference Hotels

With the original conference properties now sold out, NEHA has blocked rooms at additional nearby properties to meet the demand. Please visit the conference section at www.neha.org for the latest hotel information.

Hyatt Regency San Antonio

123 Losoya

San Antonio, Texas

210-222-1234; 888-421-1442

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Dedicated NEHA Reservation Site: Access through NEHA's AEC section at www.neha.org

Situated on the banks of the River Walk, the Hyatt Regency San Antonio offers a combination of classic elegance with old Texas charm. The Hyatt's location by the historic Alamo affords stunning views of old San Antonio. For the special conference rate of $149 a night, visit the AEC section at www.neha.org to reserve a room through the dedicated NEHA reservation site link; or call one of the phone numbers listed above.

The St. Anthony -- A Wyndham Historic San Antonio Hotel

300 East Travis

San Antonio, Texas

210-227-4392; 800-996-3426

For nearly a century, the St. Anthony has greeted guests to San Antonio with timeless elegance and first-class service. Beautifully restored, the hotel's lavish carpets, bronzes, and works of art from around the world recall a bygone age. For the special conference rate of $139 a night, just mention NEHA when you call the phone numbers listed above.

Air Travel

San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is located in north central San Antonio, and is eight miles (15 minutes) from the central downtown business district. SAT is serviced by 14 carriers, including Aerolitoral, American Airlines, America West, Continental, Delta and Delta Connection carriers (ASA, Comair, and Skywest), Mexicana, Midwest, Northwest, Southwest, and United. Visit www.sanantonio.gov/aviation, or call 210-207-3450.

Visitor Information

The San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau, www.sanantoniovisit.com, has a wealth of information, including events, things to see and do, restaurants, and savings.

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TERRORISM AND ALL-HAZARDS PREPAREDNESS

Sunday, June 25

9:00-11:15am

NEHA Keynote Address

1:00-1:50pm

Sheltering Evacuees: A Public Health Challenge

Fernando A. Guerra, MD, MPH, Director of Health, San Antonio Metropolitan Health, San Antonio, TX

2:00-3:50pm

Panel: Perception as Reality -- Strengths, Successes, and Solutions to Community-Based Sheltering

Panelists: Chirag H. Bhatt, RS, Bureau Chief and Courtney Bock, RS, Sanitarian I, Consumer Health Services, Houston Department of Health and Human Services, Houston, TX; Cory Frank, Iowa EH Response Team Coordinator, Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines, IA; Janet Lane, RS, MPH, Chief, Consumer Health Services, Environmental Public Health Division, Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services, Houston, TX; CAPT Joe Maloney, MPH, REHS, Senior Program Manager, Division of Health Assessment and Consultation, ATSDR, Atlanta, GA; and CAPT Mark D. Miller, RS, MPH, Senior EH Officer, USPHS, EHSB/NCEH/CDC, Atlanta, GA

4:00-4:50pm

Non-Governmental Sheltering for a Large-Scale Sustained Event

Keith Berger, Chairman of Volunteers/Disaster Service, Shelter Operations Coordinator, American Red Cross-San Antonio Area Chapter and Kevin Dinnin, CFRE President and Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Children and Family Services, San Antonio, TX

Monday, June 26

8:00-11:30am

Exhibition and Poster Session

1:00-1:50pm

Training to Type, Typing to Train

Mitch Stripling, Preparedness Education and Media Coordinator, Division of EH, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL

2:45-3:35pm

Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness: Bridging the Gap

Cheryl Armstrong, MSPH, EH Program Analyst. Saint Paul-Ramsey County Department of Public Health, Maplewood, MN; Brian Golob, MS, CHMM, Senior Environmentalist/EH and Emergency Preparedness, Hennepin County Health Services and Public Health Department, Hopkins, MN; and Susan Kulstad, Consultant, Environmental Management and Safety, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

3:45-4:35pm

Introduction to the State Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)

Fred W. Liebe, Deputy Director, Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, Oklahoma City, OK

Tuesday, June 27

8:30-9:20am

Local Perspective: The Sanitarian's Role During Disaster Relief Efforts

Chirag H. Bhatt, RS, Bureau Chief and Courtney Bock, RS, Sanitarian I, Consumer Health Services, Houston Department of Health and Human Services, Houston, TX

9:30-10:20am

State Perspective: Environmental Health in Emergency Response and Preparedness--The Louisiana Experience

Cory Frank, Iowa EH Response Team Coordinator, Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines, IA

10:30-11:20am

Federal Perspective: CDC Response to Environmental Health Concerns from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans

CAPT Jan C. Manwaring, REHS, MPH, EH & Safety Officer, USPHS, CDC, NIOSH, Anchorage, AK and CAPT Michael E. Herring, REHS, MPH, Senior EH Scientist, EHSB/NCEH/CDC, Atlanta, GA

1:00-2:50pm

Panel: Answering the Million Dollar Question -- Florida Hurricanes 2005 and Refining the Role and Responsibilities of Environmental Health in an All-Hazards Response

Heather R. Lake, MPH, MS, CHES, Division Manager-Preparedness, Division of EH, Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, FL and Panelists TBA

3:00-3:50pm

Top Off 3: Health Care's Response to an Act of Terrorism

Garrett C. Havican, MBA, NREMT-P, Administrative Manager, The Carole & Ray Naeg Comprehensive Cancer Center, Colon Cancer Prevention Program, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT

4:00-4:50pm

Surge Capacity Planning: Mobile Field Hospital Usage

Leonard H. Guercia, EMT-P, Operations Branch Chief and Michael F. Zanker, MD, FACEP, Medical Director--Office of Emergency Medical Services, State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, CT

Wednesday, June 28

8:30-9:20am

Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS.gov): Lessons Learned and Shared in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Erik Iverson, Research Analyst, Lessons Learned Information Sharing, Washington, DC

9:30-10:20am

A Strategic Perspective on Command, Control, and Communications in Times of Crisis

William Pessemier, MPA, Executive Communications Systems Advisor, International Association of Fire Chiefs, Centennial, CO

10:30-11:20am

"Blown Away": Communicating After Catastrophy

Jana L. Telfer, Associate Director for Communication Sciences, NCEH/ATSDR, CDC, Atlanta, GA

1:00-1:50pm

The Use of Chemicals as Weapons: Myths and Realities

Erik R. Janus, MS, Toxicologist, Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, MI

2:00-2:50pm

Assessment, Compliance, and Corrective Action: Application to Catastrophic Incident Planning and Response--Katrina

Omar K. Helferich, PhD, MS. Lead Researcher, GSC Mobile Solutions, Okemos, MI

3:00-3:50pm

NEHA Present & Future Terrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness Initiatives

Jason P. Bashura, MPH, RS, Public Health Preparedness Coordinator, and NEHA Terrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness Technical Section Co-Chair, Naugatuck Valley Health District, Seymour, CT

Highlighted Speaker William Pessemier

Chief William Pessemier, MPA, has spent 25 years in the fire service from being a firefighter to a training officer to a fire chief. Prior to retirement, he was the incident commander for the fire and emergency medical response to the shootings at Columbine High School. He currently is the Executive Communications Systems Advisor for the International Association of Fire Chiefs. His presentation will provide attendees with a strategic perspective on command, control, and communications for multiple-agency response operations.

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Highlighted Speaker Fernando A. Guerra

Dr. Fernando Guerra, MD, MPH, is the Director of Health for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. In the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, over 18,000 evacuees poured into San Antonio seeking shelter and support. Dr. Guerra was in charge of mobilizing his public health staff to meet the health and human needs of this displaced population. Dr. Guerra will present to attendees public health's involvement in providing safe and sanitary shelters, the challenges that were faced, and the lessons learned.

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After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Examine environmental health experiences and lessons learned that came out of the Katrina and Rita hurricane response and recovery effort.

* Utilize the lessons learned to identify strengths and weaknesses in your preparedness planning.

* Explore ways to improve the planning, response, and recovery aspects of an all-hazards event.

* Increase the awareness of environmental health's role in terrorism and all-hazards preparedness and response.

* Identify effective communication programs to implement during an all-hazards event.

FOOD SAFETY AND PROTECTION

Sunday, June 25

9:00-11:15am

NEHA Keynote Address

1:00-1:50pm

What is Reduced-Oxygen Packaging and What are the Food Safety Concerns and Controls?

CAPT Wendy Fanaselle, RS, MS, DAAS, Consumer Safety Officer, Retail Food Protection Team, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA, College Park, MD

2:00-2:50pm

Cultural Competency in Inspecting Ethnic Restaurants: An Online Training Approach

Cheryl Reeves, MLS, MS, Associate Director of Instructional Development, Continuing, and Preparedness Education, University at Albany School of Public Health, Rensselaer, NY

3:00-3:50pm

Establishing Asian Retail Food Relationships with a Chinese Liaison

Li Hwang, RS, Chinese Liaison, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department, Phoenix, AZ

4:00-4:50pm

Kashrut and Faith-Based Food Codes

Steven J. Lipton, MEd, LEHP, CFSP, President, Blotest Services Inc., Des Plaines, IL

Monday, June 26

8:00-11:30am

Exhibition and Poster Session

1:00-1:50pm

Meeting the Regulatory Challenge of a Culturally-Diverse Food Industry

Olivia Andrade de Sanchez, EH Supervisor, Albuquerque EH Department, Albuquerque, NM

2:45-4:35pm

Panel: Addressing Food Safety Challenges Following Hurricane Katrina

Panelists: CAPT Wendy Fanaselle, RS, MS, DAAS, Consumer Safety Officer, Retail Food Protection Team, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA, College Park, MD; John Gurrisi, Director, Total Quality-New Business, Darden Restaurants, Orlando, FL; Dean Bodager, RS, DAAS, MPA, Regional Environmental Epidemiologist, Food and Waterborne Disease, Division of EH, Florida Department of Health, Orlando, FL; and Jo McLean, Sanitarian Regional Director, Department of Health and Hospitals/Office of Public Health/Region I, New Orleans, LA

Tuesday, June 27

8:30-9:20am

Panel: Turning the Internet into a Food Safety Toolbox

Innovative Uses of Food Safety Weblogs and Online Forums

Christian J. Battista, Research Associate, Food Safety Network, University of Guelph, ON, Canada

Using Really Simple Syndication to Communicate Food Safety and Health Information

Daniel H. Henroid, MS, RD, CFSP, Assistant Professor, University of Houston, Houston, TX

9:30-10:20am

Ethnic Foods: Meeting the Challenge

CDR Clint Chamberlin, Office of Regulatory Affairs/ORA-U, FDA, Rockville, MD

10:30-11:20am

50 Years of Food Safety Magic in Disneyland

Todd A. Frantz, REHS, Manager of Food Safety, Walt Disney Company, Anaheim, CA

1:00-1:50pm

The Magic of Handwashing

Ken Pearson, EdD, CFSP, Environmental Specialist Trainer, Knox County Health Department, Knoxville, TN

2:00-2:50pm

The Changing Face of Public Health Food Safety Programs

Gregory A. Pallaske, MS, REHS, Food Safety Section Chief, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Madison, WI

3:00-3:50pm

Development of a Multi-Step Training and Credentialing Process for Food Safety Regulation Professionals

David McSwane, REHS, CFSP, Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN

4:00-4:50pm

Economic Incentives for Improved Food Safety: Seeking Reimbursement of Public Expenditures Caused by Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

Denis Stearns, JD, Attorney, Marler Clark, LLP, PS, Seattle, WA

Wednesday, June 28

8:30-9:20am

Prepare for What You Can't Prevent: Industry and Regulatory Collaborations to Develop Emergency Management Plans

LeAnn B. Chuboff, Director, Science and Regulatory Relations, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL

9:30-10:20am

The 2005 Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award Winner: San Diego County Team Excellence Performance Measurement System

Gary W. Erbeck, MPH, REHS, Director and Liz Pozzebon, MS, REHS, Food and Housing Division Chief, San Diego County Department of EH, San Diego, CA

10:30-11:20am

Stretching the Health Department Budget -- Partnering with a Third Party

Nancy J. Culotta, MPH, Vice President, Retail Food Safety, NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI

1:00-1:50pm

Enhancing Community Food Safety Awareness: Street Vendors

Hector S. Dela Cruz, REHS, MS, Chief EH Specialist, Consultation and Technical Services and Terrance Powell, REHS, Bureau Director, Bureau of Special Operations & Planning, Los Angeles County EH, Baldwin Park, CA

2:00-2:50pm

Food Safety on Tribal Lands

Fan Robinson, RS, RES, Director, Division of EH Services, Indian Health Service-Albuquerque Area, Albuquerque, NM; Celeste L. Davis, REHS, MPH, District EH Officer, Indian Health Service-Albuquerque Area, Santa Fe Office, Sante Fe, NM; and Michelle Gomez, CFSP, EH Technician, Jicarilla Apache Nation, Dulce, NM

3:00-3:50pm

Barriers to Informing Restaurant Consumers about Safe Food Handling Through Media Distributed at Point-of-Purchase

Brae V. Surgeoner, MSc Candidate, Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Understand the challenges food safety inspectors run into at ethnic food establishments and develop strategies to address these challenges.

* Examine the food safety and protection issues that environmental health professionals faced in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

* Identify innovative and effective ways to train food establishment employees.

* Utilize the internet as a resource for training and education.

* Implement strategies for preventing foodborne illness outbreaks.

Highlighted Speaker Denis Stearns

Denis Stearns is a founding partner of Marler Clark, a Seattle-based law firm with a national practice specializing in foodborne and other outbreak-related litigation. He is a frequent speaker and writer on issues related to food safety law, administrative regulation, and public health policy. His presentation will explore whether health departments should implement policies designed to force companies to reimburse outbreak-related public health expenditures as an incentive to improved food safety.

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Highlighted Speaker Olivia Andrade de Sanchez

Olivia Andrade de Sanchez is an Environmental Health Supervisor in the Consumer Health Protection Division of the Albuquerque Environmental Health Department. For the past 10 years, she has developed and conducted bilingual trainings for food operators. Ms. Sanchez's presentation will address the compliance challenges food regulators and trainers face in ethnically-based retail food establishments and will provide attendees with a tested methodology to address these challenges.

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ONSITE WASTEWATER SYSTEMS

Sunday, June 25

9:00-11:15am

NEHA Keynote Address

1:00-1:50pm

Can We Afford Performance?

Richard J. Otis, PhD, PE, DEE, Principal, Otis Environmental Consultants, LLC, Madison, WI

2:00-2:50pm

Unveiling a New Credential for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: How and Why

Christl Pokorney, OSWS Project Coordinator, Research & Development, NEHA, Denver, CO and Anthony Smithson, MS, RS, Director of EH, Lake County Health Department, Waukegan, IL

3:00-3:50pm

Decentralized Wastewater Treatment in Texas Watersheds

Bruce J. Lesikar, MS, PhD, PE, Professor, Extension Agricultural Engineer, Associate Department Head & Extension Program Leader, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas Cooperative Extension, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX

4:00-4:50pm

Development of CIDWT Practitioner Training Materials

Bruce J. Lesikar, MS, PhD, PE, Professor, Extension Agricultural Engineer, Associate Department Head & Extension Program Leader, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas Cooperative Extension, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX

Monday, June 26

8:00-11:30am

Exhibition and Poster Session

1:00-1:50pm

A Method for Predicting Oxygen Availability to Subsurface Wastewater Infiltration Systems

William S. Janna, MS, PhD, Professor, College of Engineering, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

2:45-3:35pm

Introducing a New Media for Fixed Film Treatment in Decentralized Wastewater Systems

Kevin M. Sherman, PE, PhD, MPH, RS, Director of Engineering, Quanics, Inc., Crestwood, KY

3:45-4:35pm

The Daytona 500 of Wastewater Treatment: Case Studies of Weekly-Rental Homes on the Coast of North Carolina

Steve Barry, RS, Owner, AQWA Inc., Wilson, NC

Tuesday, June 27

8:30-9:20am

Washington County Individual Sewage Treatment System Program and GIS/GPS

Christopher LeClair, Senior Environmental Specialist, Washington County Public Health & Environment, Stillwater, MN

9:30-10:20am

Quality Assurance Reviews of North Carolina's Local Onsite Programs: Purpose, Goals, Program Components, and Findings to Date

Kae Arrington, MS, RS, Quality Assurance Specialist, On-Site Wastewater Section, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Beaufort, NC

10:30-11:20am

Capturing Practitioners' Input When Writing Onsite Codes

Kevin M. Sherman, PE, PhD, MPH, RS, Director of Engineering, Quanics, Inc., Crestwood, KY

1:00-1:50pm

Wastewater Management for Small, Unsewered Communities in Iowa

Brent Parker, RS, PE, Senior Environmental Engineer, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Des Moines, IA

2:00-2:50pm

Using Homeowner's Associations as Responsible Management Entities for Developers

Elizabeth M. Dietzmann, Attorney at Law, Rural Water/Wastewater Consulting and Management, Rolla, MO

3:00-3:50pm

Using EPA's New Management Handbook to Improve Your Onsite Program

Joyce Hudson, Environmental Engineer, Manager of the Decentralized Program and William Hasselkus, MBA, Environmental Engineer, Office of Wastewater Management, EPA, Washington, DC

4:00-4:50pm

Panel: Do We Know Where We Are Going or Will We End Up Somewhere Else?

Moderator: Craig Gilbertson, RS, Environmental Planner, Ayres Associates, Walker, Panelists: Elizabeth M. Dietzmann, Attomey at Law, Rural Water/Wastewater Consulting and Management, Rolla, MO; Joyce Hudson, Environmental Engineer, Manager of the Decentralized Program, Office of Wastewater Management, EPA, Washington, DC; Richard J. Otis, PhD, PE, DEE, Principal, Otis Environmental Consultants, LLC, Madison, WI; Brent Parker, RS, PE, Senior Environmental Engineer, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Des Moines, IA; and Anthony Smithson, MS, RS, Director of EH, Lake County Health Deparment, Waukegan, IL

OPTIONAL FIELD TRIP

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems in the Texas Hill Country

Monday, June 26 (7:30am-12:00noon)

For this field trip, you will be visiting the beautiful Texas Hill Country area. The lure of this region has resulted in rapid population growth and has posed a challenge to traditional onsite wastewater treatment. Field trip hosts will show and discuss:

** alternative and innovative systems permitted in Texas

** the selection of the proper system for site and resource protection

** regulatory and permitting issues

** blending a system into the landscape

** installation practices and precautions

** system performance, risk, and resource protection considerations

** operation, maintenance, and monitoring needs

This is an outdoor field trip so come prepared with appropriate walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, and insect repellent (just in case). Cost for this field trip is $18 if you sign up by June 9, 2006, and includes transportation. Limit 30 people.

Highlighted Speaker Bruce J. Lesikar

Bruce J. Lesikar, MS, PhD, PE, serves as Associate Department Head, Professor, and Extension Program Leader in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at Texas A & M University. He is actively developing informational materials to assist in reaching homeowners, decision-makers, and professionals in the industry, and supports the development of curriculum materials through the Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (CIDWT). Dr. Lesikar will discuss the current state of decentralized wastewater treatment in Texas and share with attendees the current status of the CIDWT projects.

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After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Assess the trends in onsite wastewater management.

* Identify resources and materials available to assist in onsite wastewater management.

* Evaluate the latest onsite wastewater treatment technologies.

* Develop strategies for successful onsite wastewater system operation and maintenance.

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL, SAFETY & HEALTH TRAINING ASSOCIATION (NESHTA) EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

FREE TO AEC & EXHIBITION REGISTRANTS -- ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES! NEHA has made special arrangements with NESHTA so you may attend NESHTA's regular educational sessions, listed below, at no additional charge when you register for the AEC & Exhibition (daily registration includes the sessions for your registered day).

Sunday, June 25

8:00-11:30am

Certified Environmental, Safety and Health Training (CET) Occupational Safety and Health Test Need-to-Know Tri-Annual Review

The current Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) "need-to-know" criteria will be reviewed and updated in this facilitated half-day workshop. All OSH experts are invited to participate ... you need not be a CET!

3:00-5:00pm

Mini Workshop--Chemistry for Non-Chemists: Using Chemical Demonstrations in Teaching about Hazardous Materials

William R. Bunner, CET, President, Training Associates, Columbus, OH

3:00-6:00pm

Mini Workshop-CET IT and ER Test Item Writing

This workshop will be facilitated by CET Board of Certification members. All IT and ER specialists are invited to participate. CET certification is not required to participate.

CET Certification Test

Monday, June 26

(12:00 noon-5:00pm)

Advance application and registration with NESHTA required. Fee not included in full conferencece registration. For more information or to register, please contact NESHTA at rick@ neshta.org or 602-956-6099.

Monday, June 26

8:00-10:50am

Mini Workshop--Taking Your MS PowerPoint Skills to the "Next Level"

Edward N. Ryan, Jr., CET, CIT, Training Instructor/Developer, InDyne, Inc., Merritt Island, FL

8:00-9:50am

Mini Workshop--Developing an Effective Safety Culture: There Is No Magic Bullet!

James E. Roughton, MS, CET, CHMM, CSP, CRSP, Health & Safety Manager, eMeetingplace.com, Suwanee, GA

10:00-10:50am

Building Trainee Self-Efficacy for Improved Performance

Christopher P. Zeuli, CET, Curriculum Developer and Training Representative, Lockheed Martin Technical Operations, Cocoa, FL

1:00-1:50pm

Effective Compliance Auditing of EHS-Required Training Programs

Jeffrey S. Lieberman, CPEA, EHS Audit Manager, Murdock Goldenbert Schneider & Groh, LPA, Cincinnati, OH

2:45-3:35pm

Safety Best Practices from United Space Alliance and Other Fine Companies

Richard P. Savage, Jr., CET, Safety Lead, United Space Alliance, Houston, TX

3:45-4:35pm

Having "Fun" with Safety FUNdamentals Training

Michael Kinney, CSP, Program Performance and Support, Battelle Memorial Institute, Las Vegas, NV

Tuesday, June 27

Educational Session I

8:30-10:20am

Mini Workshop--Training with Dick and Jane: Training Strategies for the Sexes

Joy L. Bowles, CET, Principal/Senior Trainer/Consultant, Starboard Environmental Audit Services, Inc., Dripping Springs, TX

10:30-11:20am

Panel: The Pros and Cons of e-Learning

Facilitator: Alfred A. Capuano, EdD, CET, Vice President, Heritage Group Safety, Indianapolis, IN Panelists: David P. Schweppe, CET, REM, HSE Training Manager, Halliburton, Inc., Houston, TX; Vicki L. Fisher, CET, Manager, Environmental Programs, Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA; and Sael Celly, Manager, International Markets, 360 Training, Austin, TX

1:00-1:50pm

Training an Aging Workforce

David E. Schweppe, CET, REM, HSE Training Manager, Halliburton, Inc., Houston, TX

2:00-2:50pm

Game Show Training Aids

Gery P. Giannini, CET, Director of Safety Sales and Training, Heritage Group Safety, Indianapolis, IN

3:00-4:50pm

Panel: Practical Lessons Learned from Katrina Response Efforts

Facilitator: Charlotte L. Grove, MBA, CET, CIT, Senior Training Consultant, International Training Consortium, Destrehan, LA Panelists TBA

Educational Session II

10:30-11:20am

Overview of the New ANSI Z-10 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems) Standard

Diane Matthew Brown, CET, Health & Safety Specialist, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Washington, DC

1:00-1:50pm

Occupational Ergonomics: Training Companies to Become Self-Sufficient in Managing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

William S. Carter, PhD, CET, CIH, Associate Professor, The University of Findlay, Shaker Heights, OH

2:00-2:50pm

Ergonomics Awareness: Computer Work Stations

Juana Zamora, CIH, Adobe San Antonio Consulting, LLC, Selma, TX

Wednesday, June 28

8:00am-4:00pm

Advanced Instructional Technology Workshop

Edward N. Ryan, Jr., CET, CIT, Training Instructor/Developer, InDyne, Inc., Merritt Island, FL

8:00am-6:00pm

OSHA Construction Industry 10-Hour Outreach Training Certificate Course

Jeffrey D. Gram, CET, Safety Director, Modern Continental Construction, Cambridge, MA

CREDENTIAL COURSES AND EXAMS

Only qualified applicants will be able to sit for an exam, and a separate application for the NEHA credentials is required and due to NEHA by May 1, 2006. For credential applications and information on eligibility, please visit NEHA's Credentialing Department online at www.neha.org.

CERTIFIED FOOD SAFETY PROFESSIONAL (CFSP) REVIEW COURSE

Friday, June 23 (8:00am-5:00pm)

This one-day refresher course is designed to help you review for the CFSP exam. The course will cover the exam content areas. You will be able to question instructors who have years of experience in the food safety and protection field. Cost is $349 for members and $449 for nonmembers. Cost includes the CFSP Study Guide Package, which includes NEHA's CFSP Study Guide, Food Code, and Essentials to Food Safety and Sanitation (a $199 value), and the CFSP exam and application fees (a $300 value). Limit 50 people.

Separate credential application required by May 1, 2006 (see gold arrow above).

CFSP Credential Exam: Saturday, June 24 (8:00-10:30am)

REGISTERED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST/REGISTERED SANITARIAN (REHS/RS) REVIEW COURSE

Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24 (8:00am-5:00pm)

This two-day refresher course is designed to help you review for the REHS/RS exam. The course will cover exam content areas. You will be able to question instructors who have years of expertise in the environmental health field. Cost is $399 for members and $489 for nonmembers. Cost includes the REHS/RS Study Guide Second Edition (a $179 value) and the REHS/RS exam and application fees (a $300 value). Limit 50 people.

Separate credential application required by May 1, 2006 (see gold arrow above).

REHS/RS Credential Exam: Monday, June 26 (8:00am-12:00noon)

CERTIFIED INSTALLER OF ONSITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS (CIOWTS) BASIC LEVEL AND ADVANCED LEVEL EXAMS

Saturday, June 24 (1:00-4:00pm)

NEHA is pleased to offer the exams for its newest credential at this year's AEC & Exhibition. Attendees have the opportunity to take either the basic or advanced level exam. Cost for the basic level exam is $95 for NEHA/NOWRA members and $110 for nonmembers. Cost for the advanced level exam is $110 for NEHA/NOWRA members and $130 for nonmembers. Limit 50 people per exam.

Separate credential application required by May 1, 2006 (see gold arrow above).

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

EPI-READY TEAM TRAINING -- FOODBORNE DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY AND SURVEILLANCE WORKSHOP (LEVEL I)

Thursday & Friday, June 22 & 23 (8:00am-5:00pm)

NEHA, in conjunction with CDC, is offering a holistic training opportunity for public and private sector environmental health professionals involved in conducting foodborne disease outbreak investigations. This two-day workshop is composed of interactive group exercises, Q & A sessions, and didactic lectures spanning the scope of an investigation. Team applications are required. For more information, contact Matt Cummings at mcummings@neha.org.

EPI-READY TEAM TRAINING -- TRAIN-THE-TRAINER WORKSHOP (LEVEL II)

Saturday, June 24 (8:00am-5:00pm)

This extension of the Level I workshop is intended to teach your team of outbreak investigation professionals effective instructional techniques. The workshop will prepare you as trainers to customize and teach the Epi-Ready curriculum in your jurisdiction. Qualified team applications and Level I Epi-Ready completion is required. Selected teams must conduct a future workshop on their own. For more information, contact Matt Cummings at mcummings@neha.org.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TRAINING IN DISASTER RESPONSE COURSE -- LEVEL I

Thursday, June 22 (1:00-5:30pm) and Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24 (8:00am-5:15pm)

Designed as an introductory overview, the course will cover a range of EH topics commonly faced in response to disasters, both administrative and technical. This course will help prepare practitioners with the skills and knowledge to effectively respond to those EH issues, and includes lecture, hands-on, and demonstration components. Attendees will participate in exercises for assessing mass-care operations, food, water, air, solid waste, wastewater, built environments and vector control. This course is sponsored by the USPHS Environmental Health Officer Professional Advisory Committee's Readiness Subcommittee, CDC/NCEH's Environmental Health Services Branch, and NEHA.

Those interested in participating must submit a course application.

Course applicants must be registered for the full NEHA conference to be eligible for consideration. If accepted, registration for the course is $79 for members and nonmembers. Lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday. For more information and a course application, please contact Kristen Kuhar at kkuhar@neha.org. Course applications are due on May 19, 2006. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 31, 2006. Limit 40 people.

FREE FOOD-SAFE SCHOOLS ACTION GUIDE WORKSHOP: TAKING A TEAM APPROACH TO SCHOOL FOOD SAFETY

Saturday, June 24 (8:00am-12:00noon)

NEHA, in cooperation with USDA/Food Nutrition Service (FNS), is pleased to offer the Food-Safe Schools Action Guide (FSSAG) workshop. USDA/FNS, in collaboration with CDC and other partners in the National Coalition for Food-Safe Schools (www.foodsafeschools.org) have developed a resource to help with school food safety strategies, the Food-Safe Schools Action Guide. The FSSAG contains a Needs Assessment and Planning Guide tool that schools can use to identify strengths and weaknesses in their food safety programs and develop a plan for action. This workshop presents new information about becoming a Food-Safe School utilizing the FSSAG and other resources, and provides the opportunity to learn from the experiences of an actual Food-Safe School in Rhode Island. There is no charge for this workshop. To register, please check the appropriate box on the registration form. Limit 50 people.

Newly Added Workshop

BIOLOGY AND CONTROL OF INSECTS AND RODENTS: A PILOT WORKSHOP

Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24 (8:00am-5:00pm)

Due to the generosity of the Environmental Health Services Branch of CDC's National Center for Environmental Health, NEHA is pleased to announce the exclusive availability of this free, two-day pilot workshop for environmental health professionals. This cooperative workshop training will include classroom lecture and group discussion on the biology of insects and rodents of public health significance; effective physical and chemical insect and rodent control methods (including integrated pest and sanitation management); and insect and rodent-borne diseases of public health significance, including possible bioterror agents.

Those interested in participating must submit a letter of intent (LOI) for consideration. For more information on the course and how to submit an LOI, please contact Tom Dickey at tdickey@neha.org or Susan Jerles at sjerles@neha.org. Limit 50 people.

The following workshops have minimum attendance requirements and if that minimum is not met, NEHA reserves the right to cancel any of the workshops.

ESSENTIALS IN HEALTHY HOMES PRACTITIONER TRAINING COURSE

Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24 (8:30am-5:00pm)

Come early to the conference for an exceptional educational opportunity. In a special arrangement with NEHA, the National Center for Healthy Housing is offering this two-day course to conference attendees through funding from CDC, HUD, and EPA. Housing codes are grounded in public health protection, and health hazards in the home pose significant threats to the health of residents, especially children. This course will help you understand the connection between health and housing, and how to take a holistic approach in identifying and resolving problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents. Cost is $49 for members and nonmembers. Limit 50 people.

NSPF[R] CERTIFIED POOL-SPA OPERATOR[R] CLASS

Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24 (8:00am-5:00pm)

NEHA is pleased to offer the National Swimming Pool Foundation[R]'s (NSPF[R]) two-day Certified Pool-Spa Operator[R] (CPO[R]) class at the AEC & Exhibition. CPO[R] certification is recognized nationally and internationally, and is a leading education and certification program for pool and spa operators, providing a front-line defense to protect the public. Registration cost includes two days of training, a comprehensive handbook, and certification exam. Cost is $199 for members and $299 for nonmembers if you sign up by June 9, 2006.

NSF PLAN REVIEW SURVEY COURSE

Saturday, June 24 (8:30am-5:00pm)

The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Plan Review Survey Course for food service and retail food is designed to provide EH professionals with an understanding of the components and process of plan review. It is based on the current version of the FDA Model Food Code and the CFP/FDA Blue Book. The course covers the application process; menu review; site, mechanical, and structural systems utilities layout; and equipment specifications. It includes sections on water and wastewater, storage, refrigeration, cooking, dishwashing, and installation of equipment. Cost is $99 for members and $139 for nonmembers if you sign up by June 9, 2006. Limit 50 people.

NESHTA PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

For information on NESHTA's pre-conference workshop, please visit their Web site at www.neshta.org.

Questions? Call 303-756-9090, ext. 0, or e-mail staff@neha.org

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