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Workshops and Presentations

The team at NCCEH regularly presents at environmental health events across Canada in addition to organizing workshops and meetings on various developing topics. A select listing of our presentations made at conferences and other meetings is available here.

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International

Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields - A Review of Public Exposures to Radiofrequency-emitting Sources*

Exploring Alternatives to Regulating Small Drinking Water Systems

Addressing health inequities and the social determinants of health in environmental health practice: Findings of a pilot study

Topics: General 

Canadian Public Health Association Public Health 2015

Presenters: Karen Rideout, Dianne Oickle

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Housing, health and the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada

Joint NCCEH/NCCAH Workshop at Canadian Public Health Association Public Health 2015 in Vancouver

Successes and challenges in mitigation of radon in urban Aboriginal housing, Prince George, BCLeo Hebert, Executive Director, Prince George Métis Housing Society Insights into on-reserve housingLinda Pillsworth, Manager, Environmental Health Services, First Nations Health Authority Mould RemediationMona Shum, Occupational Hygiene and Safety Team Lead, AMEC Environment and Infrastructure Mould As A SymptomLouis Sorin, Community Area Director, Winnipeg Health Regional Authority

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Public health impacts of hydraulic fracturing: Seismic activity and potential risks

Canadian Public Health Association Public Health 2015

Presenter: Anne-Marie Nicol

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Bed bugs: What to do about unwanted houseguests

American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference and Exposition 2012

Bed bugs: What to do about unwanted houseguests

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Determinants of health and environmental health practice: Opportunities for Action

Topics: General 

CIPHI Manitoba Branch Continuing Professional Competencies (CPC) Fall 2015 Workshop

The National Collaborating Centres for Environmental Health and Determinants of Health (NCCEH and NCCDH) co-hosted a workshop at the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) Manitoba Branch Workshop in Winnipeg, MB. This interactive workshop provided an overview of how health equity and the social determinants of health impact environmental public health practice and explored ways practitioners can respond. 

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Radon and Lung Cancer

House of Commons Standing Committee on Health

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Putting Health in Environmental Assessment

Topics: General 

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors National Conference 2015

This panel was designed to provide public health inspectors with a basic understanding of the inclusion of health in environmental assessments and to share experiences of working on environmental assessment across Canada.  After a brief overview of environmental assessment, three panel members from the local (Toronto Public Health), provincial (BC Centre for Disease Control) and national (Health Canada) levels spoke.  The presentation slides from this panel can be found below. 

Health Canada's Participation in Environmental Assessments under CEAA 2012

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Public Health Inspectors Taking Action on Health Equity and the Social Determinants of Health

Topics: General 

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 81st Annual National Educational Conference

The National Collaborating Centres for Environmental Health and Determinants of Health (NCCEH and NCCDH) teamed up to present at the CIPHI 81st Annual National Educational Conference in Ottawa, ON. This session, titled “Looking Back, Moving Forward,” focussed on how the social determinants of health and health equity intersect with the work of public health inspectors (PHIs) and environmental health officers (EHOs) and ways that practitioners can address these factors.

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Appreciating and applying metal in drinking water guidelines

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 81st Annual National Educational Conference

National and International agencies establish drinking water guidelines based on objectives which combine health protection, aesthetics, and the efficacy of metal removal. Recent examples of requests by BC agencies to BCCDC around selenium, arsenic, manganese and lead in water illustrate the need to appreciate the objectives and evidence supporting the guideline. Here we review how aggregate exposure is compared to effects on health (or other endpoint), how acceptable population all-source intake is set, and review how water consumption is apportioned within overall acceptable exposure. Lesson: read the fine print.

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Food Donation Guidelines, 2015

Topics: Food 

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors Saskatchewan 8th annual Professional Education and Development Seminar

The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH) and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) presented two sessions at the CIPHI Saskatchewan 8th annual Professional Education and Development Seminar held on September 29-30, 2015 in Regina, SK. See the presentation on NCCEH Resources for Environmental Health Professionals.

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NCCEH Resources for Environmental Health Professionals

Topics: General 

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors Saskatchewan 8th annual Professional Education and Development Seminar

The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH) and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) presented two sessions at the CIPHI Saskatchewan 8th annual Professional Education and Development Seminar held on September 29-30, 2015 in Regina, SK. See the presentation on Food Security Guidelines, 2015.

This presentation provides an overview of resources available on the NCCEH website on current and emerging environmental public health topics and issues. The NCCEH invites input on evidence-based information needs to inform our work.

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Linking practice with research: Building a public health evidence base for health and the built environment

Topics: Built Environment Location: WA, United States

UW/UBC/SFU/UVic Annual Occupational, Environmental and Public Health Conference 2014

Linking practice with research: Building a public health evidence base for health and the built environment

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Hypothermia-related mortality in British Columbia: Who, how, and where?

Topics: Climate Location: WA, United States

UW/UBC/SFU/UVic Annual Occupational, Environmental and Public Health Conference 2014

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General

Infiltration of air pollutants and effectiveness of cleaners

Topics: Air, Indoor Air, Outdoor Air Location: General, Canada

L'Institut national de santé publique (INSPQ) 8e Atelier de santé environnementale

Infiltration of air pollutants and effectiveness of cleaners

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Heat-Related Mortality in BC: Surprising Numbers

Topics: Climate Location: General, Canada

University of Washington/UBC/Simon Fraser University Occupational and Environmental Health Conference

Heat-Related Mortality in BC: Surprising Numbers

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Raising Chickens in City Backyards: The Public Health Role

Topics: Agriculture Location: General, Canada

Canadian Public Health Assocation Centennial Conference (2010)

Raising Chickens in City Backyards: The Public Health Role

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Warmer Day Mortality in Yellowknife and Whitehorse: Are There Already Demonstrable Climate Change Impacts?

Topics: Climate Location: General, Canada

International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH) 14th International Congress on Circumpolar Health

Warmer Day Mortality in Yellowknife and Whitehorse

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Public health interventions related to risks associated with exposure to local air pollution sources: control measures and health protection and public education approaches

Foundations of Health and the Built Environment

Topics: Built Environment Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Newfoundland and Labrador Branch) 2010 Educational Conference

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Forest Fires: Impacts on Air Quality and Health

Topics: Air, Outdoor Air, Forest Fires Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (New Brunswick Branch) 2010 Annual Conference

Forest Fires: Impacts on Air Quality and Health

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Mould and Health Effects

Topics: Air, Indoor Air Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Saskatchewan Branch) 2009 Annual Educational Conference

Mould and Health Effects

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NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Newfoundland and Labrador Branch) Annual Branch Conference 2009

NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project

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Preventing Heat-Related Deaths: What We Know, What We Can Do

Topics: Climate Location: General, Canada

Health Canada - Heat Health Community Sharing Network Webinar

Preventing Heat-Related Deaths: What We Know, What We Can Do

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Retrospective Investigation of Drinking Water-related Illnesses in Canada

Topics: Water, Drinking Water Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Ontario Branch) Small Drinking Water Systems Symposium

Retrospective Investigation of Drinking Water-related Illnesses in Canada

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Indoor Air Quality Issues in First Nations and Inuit Communities in Canada

International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH) 14th International Congress on Circumpolar Health

Indoor Air Quality Issues in First Nations and Inuit Communities in Canada

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Lead in School Drinking Water: Approaching a Public Health Issue from an Occupational Hygiene Perspective

Update on the NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project

Canadian Public Health Association Centennial Conference (2010)

Update on the NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project

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Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization at Personal Service Establishments

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Manitoba Branch) 2011 Annual Education Conference; BCCDC Grand Rounds Environmental Health Seminar Series

Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization at Personal Service Establishments

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Indoor Air and Air Cleaners: An Inside Look

Topics: Air, Indoor Air Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors 2011 Annual Educational Conference

Indoor Air and Air Cleaners: An Inside Look

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An Introduction to Healthy Built Environments

Topics: Built Environment Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Saskatchewan Branch) 2011 Professional Education and Development Seminar

An Introduction to Healthy Built Environments

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Factors that affect RF Exposure from Mobile Phones

American Industrial Hygiene Association (BC/Yukon Local Section) Annual General Meeting and Conference 2010; previous version presented at University of Washington/UBC/Simon Fraser University Occupational and Environmental Health Conference

Factors that affect RF Exposure from Mobile Phones

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Urban Agriculture: Issues for Public and Environmental Health

Topics: Agriculture Location: General, Canada

UBC School of Environmental Health Seminar Series; previous version presented at Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Branch) 2009 Annual Educational Session

Urban Agriculture: Issues for Public and Environmental Health

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Power Lines and Health: The Evidence and Public Policy

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (New Brunswick Branch) 2009 Annual Educational Conference; previous version presented at American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo "09

Power Lines and Health: The Evidence and Public Policy

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Food Security 101: What is Food Security and What Does It Have To Do With Food Protection?

Topics: Food Location: General, Canada

British Columbia Food Protection Association - BC's Premier Food Safety Conference 2009

Food Security 101: What is Food Security and What Does It Have To Do With Food Protection?

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Efficacy of some sanitizers or alternatives on food contact surfaces?

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Manitoba Branch) 2009 Annual Educational Conference

Efficacy of some sanitizers or alternatives on food contact surfaces?

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Specified Risk Material: Public Health Implications

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Ontario Branch) 2009 Educational Conference

Specified Risk Material: Public Health Implications

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Bridging the Evidence-Practice Divide: The Science and Policy of Bisphenol-A

Raw Milk: Clarifying the Debate and Moving Towards Healthier Public Policy

Topics: Food Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 75th Annual Educational Conference

Raw Milk: Clarifying the Debate and Moving Towards Healthier Public Policy

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Intervention Strategies to Reduce Residential Pesticide Exposures

Mould: Health Effects, Exposure Assessment and Remediation

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Newfoundland and Labrador Branch) 2010 Educational Conference

Mould: Health Effects, Exposure Assessment and Remediation

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Wind Turbines and Environmental Assessment

Western Medical Officers of Health Meeting June 2009; previous versions presented at Atlantic Medical Officers of Health Meeting May 2009 and CIPHI (NS/PE Branch) 2009 Annual Educational Session

Wind Turbines and Environmental Assessment

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Indoor Air Quality: Interpreting Assessment Results

Update on the NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project

Topics: Drinking Water, Water Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Saskatchewan Branch) 2010 Seminar; previous version presented at Canadian Public Health Association Centennial Conference (2010)

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Alberta

Safe Drinking Water (2009)

Topics: Water, Drinking Water Location: AB, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 2008 National Conference

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TB and Housing

Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2012 Annual Conference

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Shale gas extraction and public health: What we know, what we can infer, and how we can move forward

Canadian Public Health Association 2014 Conference

The panel session was designed to provide a basic understanding of shale gas extraction and hydraulic fracturing and to describe its impact on public health. Furthermore, this panel sought to identify important aspects to consider for provinces that are currently pursuing, or considering pursuing, the extraction of shale gas using hydraulic fracturing.

Introduction

Hydraulic Fracturing & Public Health: What we know, what we can infer and how we can move forward

Public Health Review on Shale Gas Activities: Water, Air Contamination and Technology Risk Management

Shale Gas and Public Health

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British Columbia

Risk Management for Lead

Communicating Health Risk Uncertainty: Busting the myths

BCCDC Grand Rounds Environmental Health Seminar Series

Communicating Health Risk Uncertainty: Busting the myths

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Quantitative Risk Assessment: An Overview and Discussion of Emerging Issues

An Introduction to Tools Used in Air Quality Assessment

Topics: Air, Outdoor Air Location: BC, Canada

BC Lung Association - 8th Annual Air Quality & Health Workshop

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Radon: Threats, Challenges & Actions

BC Lung Association - 9th Annual Air Quality & Health Workshop

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Introduction to Healthy Built Environment

Topics: Built Environment Location: BC, Canada

International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) 11th World Congress; Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 2010 National Conference

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Ethics in Action: A workshop for practicing environmental public health professionals

Environmental Health & Safety and the Law: Understanding the legal framework for regulators

Manitoba

Using Comparative Analysis as a Tool for Evidence-based Policy

National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) 2010 Summer Institute

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New Brunswick

Built Environment: A multisectoral health issue

Topics: Built Environment Location: NB, Canada

Canadian Public Health Association (NB/PEI Branch) and Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (NB Branch) Joint Educational Conference 2012

Built Environment: A multisectoral health issue

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Food Safety, Food Security, and the Public Health Inspector

Topics: Food Location: NB, Canada

CIPHI New Brunswick Annual Educational Conference 2014 CIPHI National Educational Conference 2014 (with Rick Kelly, Food Security Network of NL)

Food Safety, Food Security, and the Public Health Inspector (CIPHI NB)

Food Safety, Food Security, and the Public Health Inspector (CIPHI National)

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Safe Drinking Water (2008)

Topics: Water, Drinking Water Location: NL, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 2008 National Conference

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Health and Planning: Exploring Options for Rural Communities

Topics: Built Environment Location: NL, Canada

Newfoundland & Labrador Public Health Association et al. - Building Healthy Communities Conference

Workshop Summary

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Nova Scotia

Building a National Environmental Health Agenda

Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2008 Annual Conference

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Environmental Health and Inequalities: Evidence and Action

Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2008 Annual Conference

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Risk Communication (2011)

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 2011 National Conference

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Ontario

Water-borne Disease Outbreaks in Canadian Small Drinking Water Systems

Bed Bugs and Public Health: A Re-emerging Scourge for the New Public Health

Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) 2010 Centennial Conference

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Risk Communication (2009)

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) Ontario Branch 2009 Conference

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Evidence-Informed Decision-Making in Environmental Health

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) Ontario Branch 2010 Conference

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Personal Services Settings: Evidence, Gaps, and the Way Forward

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) Ontario Branch 2010 Conference

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Food Safety Interventions: Disclosure

Housing and Health: How can Community Health Nurses intervene?

Topics: Air, Public Facilities, Indoor Air Location: ON, Canada

6th National Community Health Nurses Conference

Housing and Health

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Regulatory Performance Measurement and Evaluation

Taking a Big Picture Approach in Environmental Public Health: Public Health Inspectors and Food Security Interventions

Quebec

Bringing Health Back Into Planning: Overview of Canadian Tools and Cross-Sector Action

Topics: Built Environment Location: QC, Canada

Ecocity World Summit 2011

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