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 brings together 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 will be held on August 18 and 19, 2020. 

The virtual conference environment will include auditorium presentations, poster sessions, a networking lounge, and exhibitor booths and resources. Two educational tracks will be offered: Food Safety and Water.

New to Virtual Conferences?

Much more than a single webinar, a virtual conference creates an experience inside an online environment of rooms and spaces, similar to a physical convention center or corporate campus. Attendees visit different locations and participate in a range of activities such as recorded keynotes and presentations, exhibitor booths, live one-on-one chats, social networking, collaboration, and much more. The full Digital Defense Virtual Conference, including recorded presentations and exhibitor booths, will be accessible 24/7 on August 18 and 19. There will also be live sessions on both days where attendees can ask questions of the presenters and exhibitors. For questions, please contact Kristie Denbrock or Reem Tariq.

Attendees can earn continuing education (CE) contact hours toward their NEHA credentials by attending the educational track sessions and plenary sessions.

When: Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18 and 19, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM MDT

Cost: Free

 

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This conference is in collaboration with FDA's 2020 Retail Food Safety Seminar.

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)

 

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This conference is in collaboration with FDA's 2020 Retail Food Safety Seminar.

The Exhibition Hall will be open August 18 and 19 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM MDT.

During the virtual conference, attendees will have access to top experts who are excited to provide important tools to make you more efficient and effective in your job, as well as help elevate your career. Attendees will be able view the products and services offered by each, as well as interact with the exhibitors through real-time chat. To get the most out of your experience, stop by to network and interact with the exhibitors to discuss your individual needs.

Daily Real-Time Chat Hours: 9:00 – 10:00 AM, 12:00 – 12:30 PM, and 4:00 – 5:00 PM

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

 

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This conference is in collaboration with FDA's 2020 Retail Food Safety Seminar.