NEHA's Digital Defense: Education for a Safer World Virtual Conference & Exhibition

NEHA's Digital Defense: Education for a Safer World Virtual Conference & Exhibition is a highly informative forum that brought together over 2,000 environmental public health professionals and food and water safety specialists to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and emerging issues and solutions. The virtual conference was held on August 18 and 19, 2020. The virtual conference environment included auditorium presentations, poster sessions, a networking lounge, and exhibitor booths and resources. Two educational tracks on food safety and water were offered.

NEHA thanks all of the attendees, presenters, and exhibitors who participated in NEHA's Digital Defense: Education for a Safer World Virtual Conference & Exhibition. We also thank FDA for its support of this virtual conference.

If you were unable to attend or missed a few sessions of interest, you can still view NEHA's Digital Defense on-demand via the link below. If already registered, you just need to login to access the content. If not, you will need to register. The free, on-demand offering includes access to the recorded Food Safety and Water educational sessions and the Exhibition and Poster Halls. You can also scroll through and read the comments, questions, and answers recorded in the session and networking chat rooms. The on-demand virtual conference will be available until February 28, 2021.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Digital Defense virtual conference attendees will receive an e-mail from NEHA on August 26, 2020. The e-mail will include a downloadable certificate of completion to submit to other credentialing bodies that have this requirement, as well as instructions for NEHA credential holders to enter their CE credits through MyNEHA.

On-demand attendees can access the certificate of completion on the virtual platform via the Briefcase (located on the bottom toolbar). CE credits earned via the on-demand access by NEHA credential holders should be entered through MyNEHA.

 

ON-DEMAND ACCESS

August 18, 2020

(Times listed are MDT.)

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Exhibition Hall and Poster Hall

10:00 – 10:05 AM: Welcome

David T. Dyjack, DrPH, CIH, Executive Director, National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

10:05 – 11:00 AM: Plenary International Panel: How Are EH Professionals Internationally Ensuring Safety and Health During COVID-19

David T. Dyjack, DrPH, CIH, Executive Director, NEHA
Kirstin Ross, PhD, Associate Professor, Flinders University, Australia
Graeme Mitchell, MA, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Matilde Alexandra Rodrigues, PhD, Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Henry Dawson, MSc, CEnvH, Senior/Principle Lecturer, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Educational Track Sessions

Food Safety

Water

12:00 – 12:30 PM: Break

12:30 – 3:45 PM: Educational Track Sessions

Food Safety

Water

3:45 – 4:00 PM: Plenary Session: COVID-19 Response: The Interconnection of Environmental Health and Infectious Disease

Patrick Breysse, PhD, CIH, Director, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

 

August 19, 2020

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Exhibition Hall and Poster Hall

10:00 – 10:05 AM: Welcome

Sandra Long, REHS, President, NEHA

10:05 AM – 12:00 PM: Educational Track Sessions

Food Safety

Water

12:00 – 12:30 PM: Break

12:30 – 3:00 PM: Educational Track Sessions

Food Safety

Water

3:00 – 3:45 PM: Plenary International Panel: Changing Roles and Responsibilities

Doug Farquhar, JD, Director, Government Affairs, NEHA
Toni Hannelly, PhD, Curtin University, Western Australia
Tom Butts, MSc, REHS, Senior Environmental Health Consultant, Tri-County Health Department; Managing Partner, Colorado Environmental Public Health Services, LLC
Palak Raval-Nelson, PhD, Director, Environmental Health Services, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

3:45 – 4:00 PM: Closing Remarks: FDA and NEHA: Entering a New Era of Smarter Food Safety Together

Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Food Policy and Response, Office of the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
 

 VIEW PRESENTERS GUIDE (PDF)

ON-DEMAND ACCESS

During the virtual conference, attendees were able to interact with top experts who provided important tools to help make environmental health professionals more efficient and effective in their jobs. Attendees were to able view the products and services offered by each, as well as interacted with the exhibitors through real-time chat. Thank you to the exhibitors who participated, as well as the attendees who visited their booths.

Through the on-demand access offered until February 28, 2021, you can visit the Exhibition Hall to browse the booths and access the available materials provided by the exhibitors.

Exhibitors

Accela
American Academy of Sanitarians
Association of Food and Drug Officials
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code
Enthalpy Analytical
Glo Germ
HC Info
HealthSpace USA Inc.
Hedgerow Software US, Inc.
IDEXX
Industrial Test Systems, Inc.
Infiltrator Water Technologies
Inspect2GO Health Inspection Software
National Restaurant Association
National Environmental Health Association
National Environmental Health Association, Private Water Network
National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association
NSF International
Ozark River Manufacturing Co.
Pool and Hot Tub Alliance
QuanTem Laboratories, LLC
Sanipur US LLC
Square Software
StateFoodSafety
Sweeps Software, Inc.
Taylor Technologies, Inc.
ThermoWorks
Water Quality Association
Underwriters Laboratories
University of Illinois–IL State Water Survey

 

ON-DEMAND ACCESS