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66th annual educational conference and exhibition.

Conference Dates: June 30 - July 3, 2002

Exhibit Dates: June 30 - July 1, 2002

Minneapolis Hilton Hotel

Minneapolis, MN

Presented by the National Environmental Health Association In partnership with: American Academy of Sanitarians Hennepin County Community Health Department, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Minnesota Department of Agriculture Minnesota Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Minnesota Environmental Health Association National Center for Environmental Health National Conference of Local Environmental Health Administrators National Environmental Training Association University of Minnesota, Department of Environmental Health and Safety US Food and Drug Administration

Why You Should Attend

Nine Benefits of Attending the NEHA 2002 AEC and Exhibition

1. Choose from over 150 Concurrent Educational Sessions... select presentations from 18 environmental health and protection areas of interest tailored specifically to meet your needs as an environmental health professional.

2. Networking Luncheon... meet and quiz industry experts and peers at a table of your choice and continue the learning process during this special fellowship event.

3. Learn from Practitioners... your speakers have been selected for their "real-world" experiences and successful track records. Your questions will be answered by individuals who have been in the "cross fire" like you.

4. Special Networking Opportunities... join your colleagues for the special events and enjoy getting to know each other in a relaxed and entertaining environment.

5. Environmental Health has Changed... our expert speakers know what these changes are and can provide you with the knowledge necessary to face these changes with confidence and success.

6. Increase Your Value to Your Employer, Community and Profession... the practical knowledge you receive as a result of attending the NEHA AEC and Exhibition can be put to use immediately upon your return home.

7. First-Hand Product Demonstrations... learn how to use a variety of products that enhance the work of the environmental health professional from the over 100 knowledgeable exhibitors at this conference!

8. Research and Training Materials... gain access to valuable information, ideas, training materials and research.

9. Personal Attention... you will be treated as our guest. You will also have the opportunity to speak with many of our presenters one-on-one and get answers to your specific questions and concerns.

Only the NEHA AEC and Exhibition can provide you with the latest, most practical, how-to strategies and techniques in the environmental health and protection field!

Minneapolis--Big-City Sparkle with a Fun Family Environment

Minneapolis is a hotbed of activity, whether you're looking for fun-filled days or fast-paced nights. Nicollet Mall, a scenic 12-block pedestrian thoroughfare, contains more shopping in a four-block radius than any other city in the country. The historic Warehouse District is bursting with art galleries, antique stores, gift shops and coffee houses to explore. And if you're looking for the funky, head to Uptown for its selection of one-of-a-kind stores, alternative flicks and other entertainment and dining options.

The City of Lakes features 22 lakes and 170 parks...and with the Mississippi River winding through the city, Minneapolis' natural beauty is breathtaking. Its Chain of Lakes offers a multitude of recreational activities from windsurfing and canoeing to biking and in-line skating.

Minneapolis nights sparkle. With dozens of locales to hear live music from jazz to classical to rock, numerous wine bars and dance clubs, and more than 275 restaurants of all ethnic varieties in the downtown area alone, the Minneapolis nightlife scene is as diverse as the people it serves.

Where else in the world can you find this big-city sparkle within a safe and friendly environment? Nowhere but Minneapolis!

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Michael Osterholm

Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy; and Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Sunday, June 30 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

NEHA is proud to present Dr. Michael Osterholm as the keynote presenter at the 2002 AEC and Exhibition. Dr. Osterholm is one of the nation's leading experts on infectious diseases and bioterrorism. He has led numerous investigations of outbreaks of international importance, including foodborne diseases, tampons and toxic shock syndrome, the transmission of hepatitis B in health care settings and human immunodeficiency virus infection in health care workers. Recently, Dr. Osterholm has been a national leader detailing the growing concern regarding the use of biological agents as weapons of mass destruction in civilian populations. Dr. Osterholm provides a comprehensive and pointed review of America's current state of preparedness for a bioterrorism attack in his recently released book, Living Terrors, and in his keynote presentation entitled, "Bio-Security: The Next Chapter." He is generously donating his honorarium towards scholarships that allow environmental health students to attend the AEC and Exhibition.

NEHA has also invited Minnesota Governor, Jesse Ventura, to present the conference welcome on Sunday, June 30 (10:00am - 10:15am). Governor Ventura was elected the 38th governor of Minnesota in 1998 as the first-ever Reform Party candidate to win statewide office and is nationally recognized for his unique background and ideals.

Special Educational Notes

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 hall for up to two CE 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 www.neha.org and click on "Conferences."

International Environmental Health Sessions

International issues will be incorporated into the educational sessions throughout the conference. For example, you will find a session entitled "Globalization and Food Safety" located in the food protection and safety educational program. International sessions will be designated with the following symbol:

Pre-Conference Events

Pre-Conference Courses and Exams

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

Review Course

Friday, June 28 (8:00am - 5:00pm) and Saturday, June 29 (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 fee (a $225 value). Limit 50 people.

Certified Food Safety Professional (CFSP)

Review Course

Friday, June 28 (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 and Essentials of Food Safety and Sanitation (a $199 value) and the CFSP exam fee (a $225 value). Limit 50 people.

NEHA Credential Exams

Saturday, June 29

(CFSP, RET, CEHT, 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 AEC and Exhibition. For credential applications and qualification information, please visit the NEHA Web site at www.neha.org, click on "Credentials" and then the appropriate credential.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Train-the-Trainer in Food Safety Workshop

Friday, June 28 (9:00am - 4:00pm) and Saturday, June 29 (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Brought back by popular demand! This two-day workshop will focus on educating you on how to become effective trainers. If you are--or would like to be--involved with training food managers and workers, food regulatory personnel, and industry workers, you are encouraged to attend. As part of the workshop registration fee you will receive a training kit. The materials will be mailed to you after you register for you to review prior to the workshop. You will also have the opportunity to sit for the Food Protection Manager Certification examination offered by the National Registry for Food Safety Professionals. Arrangements for on-site scoring have been made so you will have access to your test score the same day Your instructors for this workshop will be David McSwane and Richard Linton, respected members of the food protection community and authors of Essentials of Food Safety and Sanitation. Cost for this workshop is $199 for members and $2 49 for non-members and includes training kit and exam fee. Because cou rse materials are mailed out prior to the workshop, NEJIA recommends that you sign up for this course by May 30, 2002. Limit 35 people.

Creative Training For Trainers Workshop

"How to Pass 'IT' On"

Saturday, June 29 (8:30am - 5:00pm)

This one-day hands-on workshop is a "Train-The-Trainer" course targeting those individuals who: teach day-long classes or short courses; conduct or facilitate workshops; and/or give presentations at conferences or meetings. Workshop attendees will: learn techniques and tools to affect learning and behavior modification as well as tips to getting started; view demonstrations of innovative approaches to the learned techniques; and actually give presentations (using the techniques and tools learned). The workshop is based on the following truisms: "I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." and "If your participants do not put into practice that which you have presented, then they have not learned, and you have not taught." A certificate of completion for Train-The-Trainers will be issued to workshop attendees subsequent to the course. Your instructor for this workshop will be Lawrence Pong, R.E.H.S., a highly regarded speaker and instructor from the San Francisco Health Department. Co st for this workshop is $149 for members and $1 79 for non-members if you sign up by June 15, 2002. Limit 50 people.

Important Note: A separate credential application is required and due to NEHA by May 24, 2002. Only qualified applicants will be able to sit for the exam. NEHA cannot guarantee that applicants applying after the May 24, 2002 deadline will be able to sit for the exam. All applications received after May 24, 2002 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 www.neha.org and click on "Credentials."

Educational Content

Chemical and Bioterrorism Preparedness (Sunday, June 30 - Wednesday, July 3)

After attending these sessions, you will know how to:

* Analyze the roles and responsibilities of the environmental health (EH) professional in a bioterrorism event

* Evaluate different municipalities' emergency plans for bioterrorism events

* Assess the risks to food and water supplies from bioterrorism activities

* Discuss the latest challenges in preparing for bioterrorism events

* Understand the potential consequences and remedies to panic in a large city

* Summarize the needs of local health service agencies during a bioterrorism outbreak

* Develop strategies for communication and needs assessment during a bioterrorism event

Sunday, June 30

CDC's Perspective on Terrorism Response

Kevin Teskey, M.D., Director, Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program, Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA

1:00pm - 1:50pm

Regulatory Perspectives Concerning Food Safety and Bioterrorism

2:00pm - 2:50pm

Ellen Morrison, Director, Office of Emergency Operations, US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), Washington, DC

USFDA Perspective on Terrorism Response

3:00pm - 3:50pm

Joe Levitt, Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), USFDA, Washington, DC

Monday, July 1

Bioterrorism and Immune Building Technology

8:00am - 8:50am

W.J. Kowalski, P.E., Ph.D., Research Associate, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Architectural Engineering, University Park, PA

Bioterrorism and Infection Controls in Health Care

9:00am - 9:50am

W.J. Kowalski, P.E., Ph.D., Research Associate, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Architectural Engineering, University Park, PA

Federal Support of NYCDOH: Environmental Health and the World Trade Center Response

10:00am - 10:50am

RADM Robert C. Williams, P.E., D.E.E., Chief Engineer, US Public Health Service (USPHS), Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Atlanta, GA

Mental Health Aspects of the World Trade Center

11:00am - 11:50am

Beth Nelson, M.D., Chief Emergency Services and Disaster Relief Rockville, MD

Tuesday, July 2

Incident Command System and Its Importance in Disasters

8:00am - 8:50am

Beth Nelson, M.D., Chief Emergency Services and Disaster Relief Rockville, MD

Communicating with Public Health Partners in Disasters

9:00am - 9:50am

Sandra Mullin, Associate Commissioner Public Affairs, New York City Department of Health (NYCDOH), New York, NY

The People's Role in Biodefense

10:00am - 10:50am

Monica Schoch-Spana, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies, Baltimore, MD

Epidemiological Surveillance: Tools to Predict a Bioterrorist Event

11:00am - 11:50am

Richard Danila, Ph.D., Assistant Epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis, MN

The National Pharmaceutical Stockpile (NPS) Program: An Update

1:00pm - 1:50pm

Steven Reissman, M.P.A., C.E.M., Emergency Preparedness Specialist, Preparedness, Response and Training Section, National Pharmaceutical Stockpile, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA

Lessons from Anthrax: Improving and Coordinating the Public Health Response to Bioterrorism

2:00pm - 2:50pm

Elm Gursky, Sc.D., Johns Hopkins Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies, Baltimore, MD

Hospital Preparedness for Chemical and Biological Events

3:00pm - 3:50pm

John Hick, Ph.D., M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota; Faculty Emergency Physician, Hennepin County Medical Center; and Medical Advisor, Metropolitan Medical Response System, Minneapolis, MN

Animals and Terrorism, The Value of Animal-Based Surveillance to Detect Acts of Terrorism

4:00pm - 4:50pm

Jeff Bender, D.V.M., M.S., D.A.C.V.P.M., Assistant Professor, Veterinary Public Health, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Wednesday, July 3

Laboratory Response to Bioterrorism

8:00am - 8:50am

Paula Snippes, Medical Technologist, American Society for Clinical Pathology, Microbiology Laboratory, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN

Biological and Chemical Threats to the Drinking Water System

9:00am - 9:50am

Kimberly Edwards, Hazardous Materials Technician, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

Preparedness: Past, Present and Future

10:00am - 10:50am

Karen Swenson, R.E.H.S., Environmental Health Specialist, and Bonnie Holz, Director, Environmental Health, Community Health Services, Brown-Nicollet-Cottonwood-Watonwan Counties, Brown-Nicollet Community Health Services, St. Peter, MN

Are Environmental Health Professionals Best Qualified to Protect the Public from Bioterrorism?

11:00am - 11:50am

Vincent A. Sikora, J.D., L.L.M., Associate Professor, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN Food Safety and Protection (Sunday, June 30 - Wednesday, July 3)

After attending these sessions, you will know how to:

* Expertly explain the changes and revisions to the Food Code

* Evaluate the pros and cons of publishing restaurant inspection ratings

* Assess the advantages of electronic inspection equipment

* Summarize the latest safe food in schools program

* Improve working partnerships between health inspectors and others in solving foodborne illness outbreaks

* Update your staff on the latest bacteria responsible for foodborne illness

* Describe precautionary methods that can be used to safe guard food supplies

* Analyze innovative food safety programs

* Address the certification needs of certain foods and dietary supplements

Sunday, June 30

Outbreak Alert!

1:00pm - 1:50pm

Caroline Smith DeWaal, Director of Food Safety, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, DC

Globalization and Food Safety

2:00pm - 2:50pm

Mark Ritchie, President, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Minneapolis, MN

Restaurant Grade Average: A Statistically Valid, Defensible, and Understandable Methodology

3:00pm - 4:50pm

Moderator: Thomas Peacock, Manager, County of Alameda Environmental Health, Alameda, CA

Panelists: Tom Dickey, Food Project Specialist, NEHA, Bettendorf, IA; George Nakamura, R.E.H.S., Supervising Environmental Health Specialist, Contra Costa Environmental Health, Concord, CA; Jennifer Tong, Senior Manager, Health and Regulatory Affairs, National Restaurant Association, Washington, DC; Caroline Smith DeWaal, Director of Food Safety, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, DC; John Gurrisi, Olive Garden Quality Assurance, Darden Restaurants, Inc., Orlando, FL and Rick Linsk, Reporter, Investigative Team, St. Paul Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN

Monday, July 1

Keeping Food Safety Fresh: Current Issues and the Latest in Education

8:00am - 11:50am

Panelists to be announced (TBA)

Comprehensive Assessment of Food Safety Programs

2:00pm - 2:50pm

Harlan "Bud" Wendell, Independent Food Safety Team and Gary Coleman, R.S., D.A.A.S., Underwriters Laboratories, Research Triangle Park, NC

Food Handler's Registry Pilot Project

3:00pm - 3:50pm

Carol Johnson, Environmental Health Specialist and Karen Swenson, R.E.H.S., Environmental Health Specialist, Brown-Nicollet Community Health Services, St. Peter, MN

NSF Certified Foods and Dietary Supplements

4:00pm - 4:50pm

Marie Whybark, Senior Project Manager, Standards, NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI

Tuesday, July 2

No Bare Hand Contact Panel: Panel Presentation

8:00am - 9:50am

Moderator: Wendy Fanaselle, Environmental Health Specialist, USPHS/USFDA/CFSAN/OPP/DCP, Washington, DC

Panelists: Jim Mann, Executive Director, The Handwashing Leadership Forum, Libertyville, IL; Janet Anderberg, R.S., Food Safety Program, Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, WA (Invited) and Jennifer Tong, Senior Manager, Health and Regulatory Affairs, National Restaurant Association, Washington, DC

A Study of the Food Handler Education Programs Offered by Local Health Departments in New Jersey

10:00am - 10:50am

Michelle Samrya-Timm, R.E.H.S., Franklin Township Health Department, Franklin Park, NJ

Active Managerial Control: Strategies for a Food Protection Program

11:00am - 11:50am

Peter Giesen, Environmental Health Services Coordinator, Olmsted County Public Health, Rochester, MN

Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards

1:00pm - 1:50pm

John A. Marcello, Regional Retail Food Specialist, USFDA, Phoenix, AZ

Successful Academic and Practice Collaborations: Training Local Boards of Health to Ensure Local Food Safety

2:00pm - 2:50pm

Sarah Chard, Ph.D., Project Director, National Association of Local Boards of Health, Bowling Green, OH; A. James English, MS., R.E.H.S., Assistant Professor and Director, Environmental Health Programs, School of Community and Environmental Health, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA and Gary Silverman, Professor and Director, Environmental Health Program, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Salad Bar Deliberate Contamination: Vulnerability of Food Establishments to Bioterrorism

3:00pm - 3:50pm

Michael R. Skeels, Ph.D., M.P.H., Director, Oregon State Public Health Laboratory, Portland, OR (Invited)

NEHA/CIEH Sabbatical Exchange Program Participant

4:00pm - 4:50pm

Shannon Swann, Ph.D., R.S., Health Officer, National Park Service, Henderson, NV Indoor Air Quality - IAQ (Sunday, June 30 - Tuesday, July 2)

Wednesday, July 3

Food Safe Schools Update

8:00am - 8:50am

Torn Dickey, Food Project Specialist, NEHA, Bettendorf IA

Maricopa County: A Crumbine Award Winning Program

9:00am - 9:50am

David Ludwig, Environmental Services Manager, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department, Phoenix, AZ

Strengthening Local Environmental Health Through Food Safety

10:00am - 10:50am

Julie Nelson, Program Associate, Community Systems Building Team, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Washington, DC

ANSI/CFP Accreditation Process for Food Protection Manager Certification Programs

11:00am - 11:50am

John A. Marcello, Regional Retail Food Specialist, USFDA, Phoenix, AZ and Roy Swift, Program Director, Personnel Certifier Accreditation, American National Standards Institute, Washington, DC

USFDA Food Code Course

Sunday, June 30- Tuesday, July 2

NEHA is pleased to be able to offer the USFDA Food Code Course at the 2002 Food Safety and Protection Conference. Conference attendees will be able to attend the entire course or any of the 1-hour segments. The course will consist of training on the Food Code as well as the public health rationale for the code provisions. Sessions include education on the following topics: code changes from 1999 to 2001, management, employee health, food, equipment, water, plumbing, waste, physical facilities, poisonous/toxic materials, compliance and enforcement, and the computer-based inspection program--Electronic Inspection System (EIS). Upon completion of this course, you will be able to evaluate a food establishment for compromises in food safety based on the code, public health rationale and science. The course will cover all aspects of the 2001 Food Code and also offer a presentation on ORA-U. This is a Web-based, on-line training program, that will soon be available to all states at no cost.

After attending these sessions, you will know how to:

* Address problems associated with different soil types

* Identify cost effective solutions to IAQ problems

* Assess new solutions for increasing mold-related problems

* Understand the options available for improving IAQ in schools

* Discuss the changing terms in the IAQ field and the legal requirements resulting from them

Sunday, June 30

Why Law Makers Like Latin

1:00pm - 1:50pm

Larry Hays, Vice President of Training, Environmental Support Solutions, Tempe, AZ

Risk Assessment and Risk Communication in Mold Situations

2:00pm - 3:50pm

John Martyny, Senior Industrial Hygienist, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver, CO

Potential Health Risks Related to Mold Exposure in Residential Buildings

4:00pm 4:50pm

Kirpal S. Sidhu, D. I'M., Ph.D., Toxicologist, Michigan Department of Community Health, Environmental Epidemiology Division, Lansing, MI

Monday, July 1

Application of Radon Mitigation Systems in Reducing the Entry of Contaminant Laden Soil Gas into Indoor Environments

8:00am - 8:50am

Doug Kladder, President, Colorado Vintage, Colorado Springs, CO

USEPA's Web-Based Information and Education Resources for IAQ

9:00am - 9:50am

James Long, Economist, US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Washington, DC

Managing School Indoor Air Quality with a Plan

10:00am 10:50am

Dale Dorshner, Industrial Hygienist, Minnesota Department of Health, St Paul, MN

Radon Mitigation Tools: Are They Effective?

11:00am- 11:50am

Sharron LaFollette, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL

Tuesday, July 2

NRA HC Panel

8:00am - 11:50am

Panelists TBA

Update on USEPA Indoor Air Publications: New Residential Mold Publication and I-BEAM

1:00pm - 1:50pm

Laura Kolh, MPH., Environmental Health Scientist, Indoor Environments Division, USEPA, Washington, DC

Indoor Fungal Contamination: Building and Exposure Assessment

2:00pm - 2:50pm

William Service, M.S.P.H., Industrial Hygiene Consultant, North Carolina Division of Public Health, Raleigh, NC

Mold and Bioaerosols: Their Impacts, How to Avoid Them, How to Identify Them and How to Effectively Remove/Control Them

3:00pm - 3:50pm

Charles A. Cook, Director, Environmental Remediation, BMS Catastrophe, Inc., Fort Worth, TX Onsite Wastewater Systems (OSWS) (Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3)

After attending these sessions, you will know how to:

* Describe current and future trends in onsite wastewater treatment technology

* Objectively discuss the arguments for the implementation of performance codes

* Describe the thinking behind long-term management of OSWS

* Review the latest USEPA initiatives for OSWs

* Address the role of onsite systems as a permanent part of wastewater infrastructure

Monday, July 1

Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Technologies

8:00am - 9:50am

James C. Converse, Ph.D., Professor, Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI

Politics and onsite Wastewater

10:00am - 10:50am

Mike Tryon, R.S., Chairman, McHenry County Board, Woodstock, IL

A National Model Onsite Code: NOWRA's Mission

11:00am - 11:50am

Michael Corry Administrator, Safety and Buildings Division, Wisconsin Department of Commerce, Madison, WI

Tuesday, July 2

Implementing a Clustered Lakeshore Collection and Treatment Facility in Cass County, MN

8:00am - 8:50am

Craig Gilbertson, R.S., Deputy Director of Environmental Services, Cass County Environmental Services, Walker; MN

Can Performance-Based Codes Work in Regulating Onsite Wastewater Treatment?

9:00am - 9:50am

Richard Otis, Ph.D., Vice President-Applied Technologies, Ayres Associates, Madison, WI

The Concept of a Responsible Management Entity for Onsite Systems

10:00am - 10:50am

Christopher English, Engineer, US Department of Agriculture (USDA), St. Paul, MN

USEPA's "Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual"

11:00am - 11:50am

Rod Frederick, Environmental Engineer, USEPA, Washington, DC

USEPA's "Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual" Continued

1:00pm - 1:50pm

Jim Kreissl, Project Officer (Retired), USEPA, Washington, DC

Managing Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: USEPA Initiatives

2:00pm - 4:50pm

Steve Hogye, Environmental Protection Specialist, USEPA, Washington, DC; Joyce Hudson, Environmental Engineer, USEPA, Washington, DC and Robert Rubin, Ph.D., Professor and Extension Specialist, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Wednesday, July 3

Verifying Decentralized Technology Performance: E.T.V.

8:00am - 8:50am

Thomas Stevens, Manager, Engineering and Research Services, NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI

Roundtable Discussion: The Role of the Regulator

9:00am - 9:50am

Robert Rubin, Ph.D., Professor and Extension Specialist, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Onsite Wastewater--The Basics: What We Know, What We Don't, and What We Should

10:00am - 11:50am

David Gustafson, P.E., Extension Educator, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

OSWS Tour

Monday, July 1 (1:00pm - 5:30pm)

This tour will consist of visits to three onsite systems in the Stillwater, MN area. The systems include: 1) Jackson Meadow Development Constructed Wetlands--A constructed wetlands for an interesting and unique development with very restrictive zoning requirements; 2) William O'Brien State Park Wastewater System--A rehabilitated two-pond system at a state park; and 3) New Scandia Bliss Sewage Treatment System--An older sand filter for a small community cluster system. System operators, a developer, and engineers will be present at each of the sites or will accompany the tour. Cost for this tour is $13 and includes transportation. Limit 45 people. This onsite wastewater systems tour has limited availability. (For priority policy related to this tour, please visit NEHA's Web site at www.neha.org/tracks.html.) NEHA cannot guarantee that all registrants will be able to take this onsite wastewater systems tour.

General Educational Content

Ambient Air Quality

Wednesday, July 3

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Evaluate concerns of air quality in lower income areas

* Analyze the air quality impacts of diesel trucks and border crossings

Drinking Water Quality

Sunday, June 30 - Monday, July 1

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Articulate the concerns and solutions to arsenic in drinking water

* Understand the latest technologies and concepts in drinking water disinfection

* Evaluate the latest drinking water quality programs

* Summarize biological and chemical threats to drinking water safety

Emerging Pathogens

Sunday, June 30 - Monday, July 1

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Discuss the law proposed by the CDC to increase powers and responsibilities of EH professionals during man-made disease outbreaks

* Knowledgeably discuss how the West Nile Virus spreads

* Analyze the problems created by antibiotic abuse in food supplies

* Incorporate the latest defense practices

Sunday, June 30

Feral Rodents and Human Health

1:00pm - 1:50pm

Marlene N. Cole, D.V.M., M.P.H., CAPT, VC, USPHS, Assistant Professor and Director, Veterinary Education and Research and Co-Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services, University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

* Water Quality and Acute Environmental Illness: Current Research and Field Methodologies in an International Setting

2:00pm - 3:50pm

Catherine L. Zeman, Assistant

Professor and Rick J. Bauer, Graduate Student, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Microbial Source Tracking and Monitoring of Beach and Recreational Waters in the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia

4:00pm - 4:50pm

Alpha Diaio, Ph.D., VDH-Norfolk Department of Health, Norfolk, VA (Invited)

Monday, July 1

Epidemiology and Treatment of Hepatitis in African Americans

8:00am - 8:50am

Lenoxx J. Jeffers, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine and Chief of Hepatology, Miami Virginia Medical Center, Miami, FL (Invited)

Overview: Antibiotic Use in Agriculture: Enormous Volumes, Public Health Risks (Panel Discussion)

9:00am - 10:50am

Moderator: David B. Wallinga, Senior Scientist, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Minneapolis, MN

Panelists: Dana Kolpin, US Geological Survey, Des Moines, IA and Margaret Mellon, J.D., Ph.D., Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, DC

Outbreaks of Enteric Disease Associated with Animal Contact in Minnesota (1999-2001)

11:00am - 11:50am

Kirk Smith, D. V.M., Ph.D., State Public Health Veterinarian, Minnesota Department of Public Health, St. Paul, MN

EH Management

Monday, July 1 - Tuesday, July 2

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Develop new strategies to fund EH programs

* Motivate your EH workforce to acquire and maintain credentials

* Summarize innovative strategies to increase department output

* Prepare your staff to move into management positions

* Assess the effectiveness of Personnel Digital Assistants (PDAs) in increasing productivity

Monday, July 1

NCLEHA Session

8:00am -11:50am

This session is presented by The National Conference of Local Environmental Health Administrators (NCLEHA). Environmental health program administrators will share success stories and provide insight into the challenges that face you daily. You will have the opportunity to learn from your peers and incorporate their experience into your program. Time is allotted for audience interaction with presenters.

Tuesday, July 2

Building Statewide Environmental Health Capacity in a Climate of Austere Budgets

8:00am - 8:50am

Thomas Sieger, M.S., C.I.H, Director of the Bureau of Environmental Health, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Madison, WI

Liability and the Environmental Health Professional

9:00am - 9:50am

Vincent A. Sikora, Professor, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

The North Carolina Public Health Bioterrorism Preparedness Effort

10:00am - 10:50am

William Service, M.S.P.H., Industrial Hygiene Consultant, North Carolina Division of Public Health, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Raleigh, NC

The Ten Essential Environmental Health Services: From Theory to Practice

11:00am - 11:50am

CAPT Patrick 0. Bohan, R.S., MS., M.S.E.H., National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), CDC, Atlanta, GA and Sarah Kotchian, Ph.D., University of New Mexico Masters in Public Health Program, Albuquerque, NM

Effective, Efficient Computer-Based Training

1:00pm - 1:50pm

Peter D. Thornton, R.S., M.P.H., D.A.A.S., Environmental Administrator, Volusia County Health Department, DeLand, FL

A Strategy to Revitalize Environmental Health Services in the United States

2:00pm - 2:50pm

Shaunda Buchanan, Ph.D., Chief Environmental Health Services Branch (EHSB), Division of Emergency and Environmental Services (EEHS), NCEH, CDC, Atlanta, GA

Lights! Camera! Action! Using Video Technology for Public Education

3:00pm - 3:50pm

Paula Weston-Cox, R.S., and Wendy Gather, R.S., Guilford County Health Department, Greensboro, NC

EH Research

Tuesday, July 2

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Assess the relationship of airborne toxics and cancers

* Describe the long-term effects of childhood lead poisoning

Environmental Justice

Sunday, June 30

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Relate the concerns of air quality in African American communities

General Environmental Health

Tuesday, July 2

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Understand the tools available to track lead poisoning

* Assess the potential food safety risks at the Olympics

* Review practical and effective auditing techniques

* Analyze the risks associated with incinerators

Virtual Lead Paint Risk Assessment

8:00am - 8:50am

Brad Pitt, Environmental Health Specialist, Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Madison, WI

Using GIS Mapping as a Management and Decision Tool for Identifying Lead Poisoned Children in Wisconsin

9:00am - 9:50am

Jeffrey A. Havlena, Surveillance Data Analyst, Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Madison, WI

Public Perception of Disease Clusters

10:00am - 10:50am

Keera S. Cleare, Army Environmental Policy Institute, Atlanta, GA

Portrait of an Audit

11:00am- 11:50am

Gregory Pallaske, Section Chief-Environmental Sanitation, State of Wisconsin Department of Health, Madison, WI

Are Incinerators Safe?

1:00pm - 1:50pm

Betty C. Willis, Senior Environmental Health Scientist, ATSDR, Atlanta, GA

The Olympics: Managing Product Risk

2:00pm - 2:50pm

Linda W. Gilardi, R.S., Compass Group, Gloucester, MA

Environmental Pollutants and Environmental Justice Concerns Affecting African Americans in the Columbus Metro Area

3:00pm - 3:50pm

Keith James, Pesticide Control Specialist, Columbus, OH

Practical Landfill Gas-to-Energy Solutions

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Leslie Cook, Regulatory Analyst, Energy Developments, Inc., Houston, TX

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Wednesday, July 3

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Utilize the latest technology in GIS applications

Hazardous Materials and Waste

Tuesday, July 2 - Wednesday, July 3

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Analyze the storage methods for hazardous materials in schools

* Evaluate strategies for preventing lead poisoning in children

* Understand the hazardous materials and toxic substances issues involved with illegal drug labs

* Conduct a mercury thermometer exchange program

Tuesday, July 2

Health Education at Federal Superfund Sites

8:00am - 8:50am

Joe Maloney, Branch Chief Health Education Branch, ATSDR, CDC, Atlanta, GA

Gas Emissions from Landfills and Health Evaluation

9:00am - 9:50am

John Mann, ATSDR, CDC, Atlanta, GA

Toxicological Perspective of Environmental Health Hazards

10:00am - 10:50am

Mark Johnson, ATSDR, Chicago, IL

Prevalence of Childhood Elevated Blood Lead Levels in a Rural Area of Minnesota

11:00am - 11:50am

Erik Zahel, Ph.D., Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN (Invited)

Western Minerals Vermiculite Site Evaluation

1:00pm - 1:50pm

James Kelly and Jean Small Johnson, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN

The Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) System

2:00pm - 3:50pm

D. Kevin Horton, M.S.P.H., Epidemiologist, ATSDR, CDC, Atlanta, GA

Mercury Thermometer and Exchange Program

4:00pm - 4:50pm

Beth Mann, Grant Coordinator, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, Lincoln, NE

Wednesday, July 3

Chemical Storage and Use in Schools

8:00am - 8:50am

Jennifer Davis, Environmental Health Specialist, Illinois Department of Health, Springfield, IL

Hazards to Communities Near Intensive Animal Feeding Operations

9:00am - 9:50am

Scott Clardy, Missouri Department of Health, Jefferson City, MO (Invited)

Community Public Health Assistance for Identifying Health Risks from Chemical Exposures at the Conrail Superfund Site in Elkhart, IN

10:00am - 10:50am

Steve Inserra, Frank Bove, Amy Funk, Gail Godfrey, Mark Miller, and Clayton Koher, ATSDR, Atlanta, GA

Clandestine Drug Labs--Public and Environmental Health Issues and Response

11:00am - 11:50am

Richard Peter, Director of Environmental Health, Olmstead County Public Health Services and Deborah Durkin, MPH., Site Assessment and Consultation Unit, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN

Injury Prevention/Occupational Health

Sunday, June 30

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Develop a community-based injury prevention program

Institutional EH

Tuesday, July 2

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Discuss the latest inspection practices for long-term care facilities

* Evaluate infection control in health care facilities

Developing a Safety Officer Fellowship for the Indian Health Service

8:00am - 8:50am

LCDR Jeffrey & Morris, R.E.H.S., MPH., Institutional Environmental Health Consultant for the Environmental Health Support Center Indian Health Service (IHS), USPHS, Albuquerque, NM

Using Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) Techniques to Quantify Volatile Organic Compounds in Air

9:00am - 9:50am

LT Gary Carter, Institutional Environmental Health Officer, USPHS/IHS, Rockville, MD

Institutional Environmental Health Program/DEHE

10:00am - 10:50am

CDR Richard Turner, Oklahoma City Area Indian Health Service, USPHS/IHS, Oklahoma City, OK

Air and Dust Sampling in Residential Units Around the World Trade Center Site

11:00am - 11:50am

CDR Richard Turner, Oklahoma City Area Indian Health Service, USPH/IHS, Oklahoma City, OK

Validation of a Vapor Equilibrium Formula Involving Formaldehyde, Glutaraldehyde and Phenol

1:00pm - 1:50pm

LT Brian Hroch, Environmental Health Officer, USPHS/IHS, Rockville, MD

The Role of the Industrial Hygienist in the Health Care Setting

2:00pm - 2:50pm

George Byrnes, Ph.D., Professor, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Solid Waste

Sunday, June 30

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Implement strategies designed to decrease interstate migration of solid waste

* Evaluate contract negotiations during consolidation of city/private haulers

* Examine effective means of decision-making concerning land use and development

Covanta Hennepin Energy Resource Company Tour

Monday, July 1 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)

The Covanta Hennepin Energy Resource Company, LP, is a waste-to-energy facility that serves Hennepin County or 25% of Minnesota's population. It is located in downtown Minneapolis just 1.5 miles from the AEC and Exhibition. The facility is designed to process 1,212 tons per day of mixed municipal solid waste, which generates up to 39.6 megawatts of renewable energy. Waste is combusted at furnace temperatures of 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit and is reduced to an inert ash. The volume of delivered waste is reduced by 90%. The tour will include both a walking tour of the facility and classroom time to review the operations of the facility and Hennepin County's integrated solid waste management program. Technical staff from Hennepin County Environmental Health and Covanta Hennepin Energy Resource Company, LP will be on-site. (Note: This tour will return to the hotel in time for the Silent Auction Finale!) Limit 30 people. This solid waste tour has limited availability. (For priority policy related to this tour, please visit NEHA's Web site at www.neha.org/tracks.html.) NEHA cannot guarantee that all registrants will be able to take this tour. Please check the box on the registration form to be considered for this solid waste tour.

Swimming Pools/Recreational Waters

Monday, July 1

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Utilize the latest rapid detection methods for pathogens

* Develop a cross-agency coordination plan for impaired waters

Swimming Pool Cross-Connections: A Risk Assessment

8:00am - 8:50am

Paula Marie Tanner; R.E.H.S, M.P.H., Epidemiologist, Quality Assurance Department, Jack In The Box Corporation, El Cajon, CA

Chemical Intervention in Swimming Pools: A Proposed Definition for Shock Treatment

9:00am - 9:50am

Paul Chrostowski, Ph.D., Q.E.P., F.R.S.H., CPF Associates, Inc., Takoma Park, MD

Impaired Recreational Waters Monitoring Program

10:00am - 10:50am

Linda Sewall, Director; Environmental Health, North Carolina Division of Environmental Health, Raleigh, NC

Waterborne Disease in Florida Recreational Waters

11:00am - 11:50am

Roberta M Hammond, Ph.D., Food and Waterborne Disease Coordinator, Bureau of Environmental Epidemiology, Florida Department of Environmental Health, Tallahassee, FL (Invited)

Vector Control and Zoonotic Diseases

Tuesday, July 2

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Understand the latest techniques in vector control

* Incorporate the World Health Organization's (WHO's) plan of integrated pest management with yours

* Evaluate the latest mosquito control devices

* Summarize the latest developments in Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis (BSE)

Topic and Speaker TBA

8:00am - 8:50am

Use of PDAs in Environmental Health: West Nile Virus

9:00am - 9:50am

Sara Forsting, Epidemiologist, DeKalb County Board of Health, Decatur; GA

West Nile Virus: Metro Atlanta Partnerships

10:00am - 10:50am

Robert G. Blake, Environmental Health Director, DeKalb County Board of Health, Decatur; GA

Current Mosquito Control Approaches: "New" Challenges and Solutions

11:00am - 11:50am

Susan Palchick, Ph.D., M.P.H., Supervisor, Epidemiology and Environmental Health, Hennepin County Community Health Department, Hopkins, MN

WHO's Work in Promoting Integrated Management of Vectors (IMV)

1:00pm - 1:50pm

Steven K. Adult, Ecologist, PAHO/World Health Organization, Brazil

Field Trials of MegaCatch Mosquito Traps and Design Changes for Species-Specific Adult Trapping

2:00pm - 2:50pm

Peter A. Holmewood, Health Protection Officer/Authorized Biosecurity Officer, Auckland District Health Board, Westmere, Auckland, New Zealand

Use of Heat in Commercial Establishments for Pest Control

3:00pm - 3:50pm

Zia Siddiqi, Ph.D., B.C.E., Director of Quality Assurance, Orkin Exterminating Company, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Topic and Speaker ThA

4:00pm - 4:50pm

Water Pollution

Sunday, June30

After attending these sessions, you will he able to:

* Analyze the latest surface water remediation practices

NETA Educational Tracks and Events

As an added benefit, NEHA has made special arrangements with the National Environmental Training Association (NETA), to offer you even more education for your money! When you sign up for the full conference you can also attend NETA's "Training Skills and Technologies" educational sessions at no additional cost (exam and workshop not included).

Designing and Delivering Effective Training NETA Workshop

Friday, June 28 (8:00am - 5:00pm) and Saturday, June 29 (8:00am - 12:00pm,) For more than 15 years, training professionals have relied on NETA's award-winning training skills workshop, Designing and Delivering Effective Training. This day-and-a-half workshop, comprising the "2nd half' of the full course, is suitable for trainers and others who would like to refine and improve their presentation skills. The workshop covers: guidelines for training adult learners; learning styles; instructional strategies; instructional media; and delivery techniques. Advance registration is required, Call NETA at 602-956-6099 for additional information or to register for this workshop. Cost for this workshop is $225 for members of NETA or NEHA, and $285 for non-members. Limit 20 people.

NETA Credential Exams

Saturday, June 59 (CET 1:00pm - 600pm, CIT: 1:00pm - 3:00pm)

You have the opportunity to take the exam for either NETA's Certified Environmental Trainer (GET) or Certified Instructional Technologist (CIT) credentials at the NEHA AEC and Exhibition. Advance application required. For credential applications and qualification information, please visit the NETA Web site at www.ehs-training.org.

Training Skills and Technologies

Sunday, June 30- Tuesday, July 2

After attending these sessions, you will be able to:

* Integrate hands-on activities into technical training

* Understand and select appropriate technologies for distance learning

* Improve training results for those with limited English language ability

* Avoid training failures

* Reduce training liability while increasing productivity

* Understand and use the new OSHA record keeping standard

* Understand the practice and pitfalls of level 3 evaluation

* Assuming an appropriate technical background and understand and conduct basic training for bioterrorism threats

Opportunities/Social Events/Tours

Special Social Events and Educational Tours

Golf Tournament

Friday, June 28, 2:00pm - 6:00pm (Bus leaves hotel at 12:00pm sharp. Note: non-golfers may ride this bus to the "Grand Casino Hickley" at no charge-- no registration necessary.)

Get ready to tee up at one of Minnesota's best golf courses--Grand National Golf Club in Hinckley, MN. More information about the course can be found at www.grandnationalgolf.com. An awards reception and dinner will immediately follow the tournament. Participants are welcome to stay after the awards dinner and try their luck at the Grand Casino Hinckley. This event has been organized by the Minnesota Environmental Health Association. If you are interested in being a sponsor for this event, please contact Steven Olson at 651-266-9139 or at steven.olson@ci.stpaul.mn.us. Cost is $85 if you sign up before June 15, 2002. Cost includes cart, range balls, drink ticket, transportation, and dinner. Limit 80 people.

NEHA General Assembly (*)

Saturday, June 29, 1:45pm - 3:00pm

This is your meeting and your chance to learn more about association business and activities.

Ice Breaker Party (*)

Saturday, June 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Make new friends and say hello to old friends during this special opening reception. Spouses and friends are welcome!

Awards Ceremony (*)

Sunday, June 30, 10:15am - 11:00am

Join us in honoring outstanding achievements in the field of environmental health and protection.

Exhibit Hall Party and Grand Opening (*)

Sunday, June 30, 600pm - 9:00pm

You'll not want to miss this party of fun, education and friendships. Extra tickets are $15 if you sign up before June 15,2002. Cash bar available and snacks included.

Industry Affiliate Dinner

Sunday, June 30, 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Dinner and fun! Cost to be determined (TBD). Check the NEHA Web site at www.neba.org/tracks.html for updates.

Networking Luncheon (*)

Monday, July 1, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

NEHA is proud to again offer this special Networking Luncheon. Meet your colleagues and exhibitors in a relaxing environment. Extra tickets are $44 if you sign up before June 15,2002.

St. Croix River Cruise/UL Event

Monday, July 1, 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Dine and enjoy a 2 and a half-hour glide up the St. Croix River in the largest and most spacious Paddlewheel style boat in the Midwest--the Avalon. The boat will depart the port of Stillwater at 7:00pm. This event is sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories. Cost is $8 if you sign up before June 15,2002. Cost includes dinner, transportation and cruise.

AAS Sponsored Wagner Award Winner Reception

Tuesday, July 2, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

NEHA members have the opportunity to meet diplomats from the Academy. The 2001 Wagner Award Winner will be recognized at this reception.

Presidents' Banquet (*)

Tuesday, July 2, 7:30pm - 11:00pm

This gala event concludes the conference. Special awards and special entertainment! Extra tickets are $45 if you sign up before June 15,2002. Business/semi-formal attire preferred.

AAS Luncheon and Business Meeting

Date and tune TBD

Members of the American Academy of Sanitarians will hold their annual luncheon and business meeting to discuss plans fur the upcoming year Cost TBD. Check the NEHA Web site at www.neba.org/tracks.html for updates.

(*) These events are free to full conference attendees and designated specialty conference attendees. Many of these events include food and beverages.

Please Note: NEHA strives to present attendees with a fun, valuable and lasting experience. If, however, a minimum guarantee is not met for an event, NEHA reserves the right to cancel or change the event and refund attendees when appropriate.

Special Opportunities

If you prefer, you can attend sessions on designated topics (as opposed to the entire conference) at a discounted rate! This opportunity allows specialists to gain complete and relevant information in only the areas he or she is interested--including chemical and bioterrorism preparedness, food safety and protection, indoor air quality, and onsite wastewater. To obtain a registration form for any of these conferences, please visit the NEHA Web site at www.neha.org and click on "Conferences" then the appropriate conference or call a NEHA Service Specialist at 303-756-9090, extension 0.

Chemical and Bioterrorism Preparedness Canference

Sunday, June 30 - Wednesday, July 3

Food Safety and Protection Conference

Sunday, June 30 - Wednesday, July 3

IAQ Conference

Sunday, June 30- Tuesday, July 2

OSWS Conference

Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3

NEHA extends a rate of $195 for members and $225 for non-members (if you sign up by June 15, 2002) to attend one day of the conference (i.e. for $195 a member may attend any of the sessions on, for example, Sunday including Chemical and Bioterrorism Preparedness, Food Safety and Protection, and IAQ). Price includes food functions (if any) specified for the day.

Exhibition/Travel Information/Meetings

Exhibit Hours and Events

NEHA's quality educational program builds attendee motivation--both in the classroom and in the exhibit hail. A heavy emphasis is placed on the exhibition as an important part of this learning experience. If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring an event, please call Kim Brandow at 303-756-9090, extension 306 or e-mail her at kbrandow@neha.org.

Silent Auction Finale

Monday, July 1

(Bidding takes place during open exhibit hours and ends promptly at 5:00pm on July 1)

"Silent auction" is a misnomer at the AEC. The bidding may be silent, but the teasing, kibitzing and cajoling are definitely at high-decibel levels. From 4:30-5:00pm on July 1, expect a crowd of usually polite professionals to become determined pursuers of those special auction items that caught their eye. Thanks to the members, affiliates, exhibitors and friends who donated gift baskets, E. coli neckties, beaver and opossum puppets, a Harley Davidson jacket, Olympic 2002 pins, Waterford crystal goblets, a Pendleton wool blanket, books and supplies used by the environmental health professional and much, much more--the 2001 auction raised $3549.50 for the ABC speakers' fund. For information on how you can contribute to the silent auction, please call Tabby Bernardo at 303-756-9090. extension 302 or e-mail her at tbernardo@neha.org.

Door Prizes

Due to the huge success at the 2001 conference, NEHA once again plans to offer door prizes in 2002! You can win great prizes simply by visiting exhibitors! Prizes for 2001 included a Pocket-PC, a digital camera and a $300 travel voucher. The more exhibitors you visit the better your chances of winning! For those organizations and/or exhibitors that are interested in making a donation, please call Kim Brandow at 303-756-9090, extension 306 or e-mail her at kbrandow@neha.org. Organizations that donate $50 or more will receive special recognition at the conference. Please Note: NEHA reserves the right to cancel or change this event.

Hotel Information

The Minneapolis Hilton Hotel is the headquarters for the 2002 NEHA AEC and Exhibition and is located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, MN. Reserve your room at the Minneapolis Hilton Hotel by 5/28/02 to receive the special NEHA rate of only $115 for single or double occupancy. There are a limited number of rooms at this rate, so call 800-445-8667 now and mention National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) or visit www.hilton.com. Please note: Rooms will sell out fast--so please make your reservations soon!

Airline and Car Rental Information

For airline reservations, call Stellar Access--NEHA's official travel agency at 1-800-929-4242 and ask for Group #308. Reservation hours are M - F, 6:30am - 5:00pm (Pacffic Time) or a 24-hour message center is available or visit their Web site at www.stellaraccess.com (use #308). If you call direct or use your own agency for your flight reservations, please refer to the following code: Northwest Airlines: 1-800-328-1111, File #NMU32

For car rental reservations call:

Alamo: 1-800-354-2322, ID #497594

Avis: 1-800-331-1600, AWD #T411399

Hertz: 1-800-654-2200, CDP #034944

National: 1-800-227-7368, #5021596

Registration

As a member, you save $110 on a full conference registration! If you are not a member, but would like to take advantage of the member discount on registration, just enclose your membership fee with your conference registration. A special membership rate of $75 is being extended to you through the conference registration (a $10 savings available to new members only).

Meetings

Friday, June 28

EHAC

Saturday, June 29

EHAC

NEHA BOD

Sunday, June 30

CFSP SME

REHS/RS Committee

Monday, July 1

BOD/COD Focus Groups

Credentialing Board

Past Presidents'

Tuesday, July 2

BOB/COD Focus Groups

JEH Technical Board

REHS/RS SME

State Board Forum

Wednesday, July 3

NEHA Council of Delegates
Exhibit Hours and Events.


Exhibit Times Sun., June 30 6:00pm-9:00pm (*)
 Mon., July 1 7:00am-10:30am (**)
 1:00pm-5:00pm

Silent Auction Finale Mon., July 1 5:00pm

(*)Cash bar will be available/snacks will be served.

(**)Complimentary coffee will be served.
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