You are invited to attend the 1 1/2 day WEHA Spring Education conference at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Tuesday April 15-16, 2014. WEHA is partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program that presented "Look out for Lead" conferences in the past!
Help maintain your credentials- National Environmental Health Association CEU's are available.
8:30-8:45 Opening remarks
8:45-10:00 Providing Services for Lead Exposed Children in Response to the New (2012) CDC Lead Recommendations
Why CDC changed the intervention level, the science behind it and how state and local health departments are responding. Panel consists of Margie Coons (DHS), Reghan Walsh (DHS), Joe Schirmer (DHS), Stacy Ross (Brown County HD), Kathleen Sprangers (Appleton HD), Michelle Schwoch (Marathon County HD) and Miranda Engberg (Racine HD)
10:00-10:15 AM Break (Lead-safe Work Practice and other exhibits available)
10:15-Noon What Strategies are Working to Create Lead-Safe Housing? Combining Carrots and Sticks
Strategies, some incentive-based (carrots) and others regulation-based (sticks) that can be implemented locally to make housing lead-safe to protect children. Panel consists of Joe Schirmer (DHS), Miriam Hasan, Jeff Raiche-Gill, Mark Melotik (Kenosha County HD), Marcia Fernholz (City of Racine HD), Judy Burton (Waushara County HD) and Pam Rainwater (Monroe County HD)
Noon-1:00 Awards ceremony lunch (exhibits afterwards)
Cassidy Kuchenbecker presents Mold: What Makes a Person Sensitive and the Psychological Impact on Symptoms.
Brian Hobbs presents on what components make for an effective ordinance
2:40-255 PM Break (exhibits available)
Local Health Departments form a panel to discuss a variety of nuisance and health hazard policies and enforcement.
3:45-4:30 Closing remarks- door prizes and Lead-Safe Work Pactices tour answers
4:30-6:00 Meet & Greet with cash bar, hors d'oeuvres and photo contest
8:30-9:20 Waterborne Diseases
Laura Suppes presents on waterborne diseases such as Cryptosporidium.
James Kazmierczak and Chris Gabel present on interesting rabies cases.
10:10-10:20 AM Break
10:20-11:10 Allergy Free Dining
Lars Johnson presents on methods and products to maintain allergen free dining.
11:10-11:40 Climate Change Through Healthy Homes
Michael Laiosa, PhD presents on how renovation practices that improve insulation and heating efficiency can reduce fossil fuels that lead to climate change and chronic diseases.
11:40 Closing remarks and Larger door prizes
Register Now before registration fees increase on March 15, 2014.
The hotel block under WEHA will only be honored until March 15, 2014. Call hotel at 877-253-5466 to reserve a room.
Notice: hotel registration will be temporarily charged to the account used at the time of registration. A different form of payment may be used once final bill is received from the hotel.
Back by popular demand- Submit your best (grossest, nastiest, funniest) environmental health photos to Trista Groth at firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will receive a prize. Let's not have a repeat of last year... a committee member won. We would much rather give that prize to YOU!!!
The WEHA Board meeting will be on April 15, 2014 at 4:30. All WEHA members are welcome.
Click "Register Now" or visit the WEHA event page to view details. Hope to see you there!