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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.

Please contact us to find out if we can contribute to an upcoming event.

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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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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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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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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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. 

Presentations:

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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.

Presentations:

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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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Radon and Lung Cancer

House of Commons Standing Committee on Health

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

Indoor Air Quality: Interpreting Assessment Results

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