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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.
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Oct 28 2016Air, Forest Fires, Outdoor Air Location Type: Online and In Person Location: Kelowna, BC
We are pleased to announce that the Second Canadian National Smoke Forum will be available over the web via video stream. The National Smoke Forum 2016 is a separate event being planned in conjunction with Wildland Fire Canada 2016, held on the Friday following the main conference program. Theme: Emergency and Health Management Session Topics: Exposure assessment (how smoky is it?) Interventions...
Oct 28 2016
at 12:30 PDT Topics: Air, Contaminants and Hazards, Indoor Air Location Type: Online and In Person Location: Vancouver, BC
MSc Student Aaron Birch will talk about "New device brings new opportunities: Measuring household air pollution in thousands of homes around the world with a novel air quality monitor".
Oct 28 2016Health Impact Assessment, Practices and Procedures Location Type: Online and In Person Location: Toronto, ON
Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a continually evolving practice that has been used to evaluate potential positive and negative health impacts arising from projects, policies and programs all over the world. This session will serve as an introduction to HIA theory and practice, with real-world examples of HIAs completed across various sectors. It will also focus on recent developments in HIA...
Oct 29 2016
Topics: Equity, Practices and Procedures Location Type: In Person Location: Denver, CO
APHA's 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo brings together more than 12,000 of your peers from across the U.S. and around the world to network, educate and share experiences. This year we'll be talking about health equity and ensuring the right to health. Many of the scientific sessions focus on the theme, but sessions will cover all aspects of public health, including those outside of the theme. Theme...
Nov 07 2016Contaminants and Hazards, Food Location Type: In Person Location: Burnaby, BC
BC Food Protection Association presents its 2016 Fall Workshop: New Technologies and Traditional Methods – Piecing Together the Food Safety Puzzle. Topics will include: Microbial Safety Trends in Food Processing Traceability Environmental Monitoring Sanitation Genomics
Nov 07 2016
at 10:00 PST Topics: Contaminants and Hazards, Children's Environmental Health, Indoor Air, Radiation Location Type: Online
Join us for an informative webinar on radon, its links to lung cancer, how to check the level of radon in your child care facility and what to do if the levels are too high. Hear firsthand what child care professionals like you are doing to make a difference, and how you can use your voice to ensure all children are protected. Speakers:Kelley Bush, Head, Radon Education and Awareness, Health...
Nov 09 2016
at 09:00 PST Topics: Food Location Type: Online
F.R.E.S.H. is an initiative that aims to promote healthy eating in elementary school students allowing fresh produce grown in school gardens to be used by the school to prepare healthy meals. In addition to the student’s active role in maintaining the garden, the health authorities have increased involvement through supporting and ensuring the program is safely implemented. This collaboration...
Nov 29 2016
at 14:00 EST Topics: Contaminants and Hazards, Practices and Procedures, Radiation Location Type: Online
Presenters: Michael Keeling and Olivier Bellefleur from the NCCHPP, and Anne-Marie Nicol from the NCCEH. The webinar, co-presented by NCCHPP and NCCEH, will feature a case involving radon and will highlight both evidence and ethics. This webinar has been developed primarily for public health inspectors, but should also be of interest to a general audience. Our goal is to present the case and a...
Nov 30 2016
at 09:00 PST Topics: Contaminants and Hazards, Emergency Preparedness, Physical Agents, Practices and Procedures, Risk Analysis Location Type: Online
This webinar has been rescheduled for November 30. This presentation will address the earthquake hazard in BC, the public health implications and the corresponding role of public health inspectors in the BC Emergency Management System. Presenters:Kathryn Forge is the Director of the Emergency Management Unit (EMU) at the Ministry of Health (MoH) that supports ministry mitigation, preparation,...
Jan 09 2017
Topics: Health Impact Assessment, Practices and Procedures, Risk Analysis Location Type: Online
A 12-hour online education course on health impact assessment (HIA) of public policies is offered by the NCCHPP. This online course will focus on the five steps of HIA and will take place over 5 weeks. It will allow you to become familiar with the HIA process applied to public policies, recognize its fundamentals, and think about the favourable conditions for successful HIA implementation....