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We offer a directory of upcoming conferences, courses and other continuing education opportunities related to environmental health practice and policy. We also welcome input regarding any upcoming events of relevance to the environmental health community not listed here.
Events are described in their applicable language(s).
Oct 21 2018Equity Location Type: In Person Location: Toronto, ON
Be part of this biennial conference exploring the complex and diverse intersections of law enforcement and public health, involving practitioners, policy makers and researchers from these and other related sectors. Understanding this common ground is critically important, with many current social, humanitarian, security and broad public health issues requiring an inter-sectoral approach. In...
Oct 26 2018Built Environment Location Type: Online and In Person Location: Toronto, ON
Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar The presentation will explore how neighbourhood walkability may influence physical activity levels and chronic disease risk. Examples will include Public Health Ontario’s research into the relationship between walkability and health. The presenter will also describe recent analyses of climate variables, such as temperature and precipitation, and how...
Oct 30 2018Contaminants and Hazards, Food Location Type: Online and In Person Location: Vancouver, BC
Plastics are emerging as an important environmental public health (EPH) issue. Within this issue, the safety of plastic food contact articles (PFCA) is especially important for EPH practice. PFCA are designed to safeguard the quality and safety of food and are used extensively in food service and retail settings. Plastic packages, utensils, surfaces, equipment and components provide cost-...
Nov 07 2018Cannabis, Environmental Health Surveillance, Risk Analysis Location Type: Online
Poison centres receive and document calls from the public and professionals about exposure to a variety of substances. We identified over 1200 calls from BC residents related to exposure to cannabis received at the BC poison centre over the period between the years of 2013-2016. Calls about cannabis have increased since 2013, especially for children and older adults living outside Vancouver....
Nov 10 2018
The American Public Health Association's (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with peers. The Annual Meeting strengthens the profession of public health, shares the latest research and information, promotes best practices and advocates for public health issues.
Nov 15 2018Air, Built Environment, Children's Environmental Health, Drinking Water, Equity, Food, Indoor Air, Public Facilities, Radiation, Recreational Water Location Type: In Person Location: Vancouver, BC
The annual conference is designed to help attendees learn new methods of fostering safe, healthy and inclusive communities by showcasing the latest work and research within the realm of public health and beyond. Some topics that will be discussed include: Violence prevention at the individual & societal level, health equity, health literacy, fostering healthy relationships, keeping...
Feb 06 2019Air, Climate, Forest Fires, Outdoor Air Location Type: In Person Location: Vancouver, BC
Wildfires are becoming more frequent and intense as the global climate changes. Smoke from these fires causes episodes of the worst air quality that many populations will ever experience, sometimes lasting for weeks or months. The first part of the proposed workshop is intended to summarize the current state of the evidence on wildfire smoke generation, composition, toxicity, exposure assessment...
Mar 27 2019Indigenous Environmental Health, Air, Built Environment, Biological Agents, Cannabis, Children's Environmental Health, Contaminants and Hazards, Drinking Water, Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Response, Environmental Health Surveillance, Equity, Food, Indoor Air, Personal Service Establishments, Practices and Procedures, Radiation, Recreational Water, Tobacco Reduction, Water Location Type: In Person Location: Toronto, ON
TOPHC 2019 will explore how strategy, leadership and practice align to address changes in the public health sector. Discover tools and approaches to move knowledge into practice, refresh your knowledge at thought-provoking sessions and collaborate with colleagues motivated to build healthier and more sustainable communities.