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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.

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.

PDF icon CIPHI_SK_2015_Food_Security_Guidelines-McIntyre.pdf

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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

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

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:

PDF icon CIPHI_National_2015_PHI_Health_Equity_SDH-Oickle-Rideout.pdf

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Determinants of health and environmental health practice: Opportunities for Action

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:

PDF icon CIPHI_MB_2015_SDH_Public_Health_Practice-Oickle-Rideout.pdf, PDF icon EH_Action_SDH_Equity_PHI_Fillable_Draft.pdf

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Putting Health in Environmental Assessment

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

PDF icon CIPHI_National_2015_Putting_Health_in_EA-Peterson-Kosatsky-Ma.pdf, PDF icon CIPHI_National_2015_Health_EA_Local_Level-Macfarlane.pdf, PDF icon Readiness_BC_Health_Authorities_EA-Dix-Cooper-Kosasky.pdf

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Pickling, fermentation, packaging and canning issues: is pH 4.6 the magic number?

Topics: Food 

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online.

Speaker: Dr. Brian A. Nummer, Utah State University

Abstract: Acid, pickled and fermented foods are trending with small commercial and home-based food producers. What concerns in preparation, ingredients, packaging and acidification are there? Are these foods really lower risk? Is a home-based kitchen safe? How is shelf life determined? How does the processor know if refrigeration is safe? Can these foods be thermally processed for ambient storage? All of these questions will be answered and topped off with a brief discussion on inspections, traceability, and recall issues.

PDF icon 2015-11-05_EH_Seminar_Food_Safety-Nummer.pdf, PDF icon 2015-11-05_Food_Safety_Workshop_Final_Notes.pdf, PDF icon 2015-11-05_Food_Safety_Workshop_Promotional_Info.pdf

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Knowledge Translation and the Public Health Inspector: Turning Evidence into Practice / Sous Vide Salmon Pasteurization Temperature

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online.

  Title 1: Knowledge Translation and the Public Health Inspector: Turning Evidence into Practice

Speaker: Charlene Tang, British Columbia Institute of Technology 

PDF icon 2015-06-25_EH_Seminar_KT_for_PHIs-Tang.pdf, PDF icon 2015-06-25_EH_Seminar_Sous_vide_Cooking-Li.pdf

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

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

PDF icon CPHA_2015_Radon_Mitigation-Hebert.pdf, PDF icon CPHA_2015_On-reserve_Housing-Pillsworth.pdf, PDF icon CPHA_2015_Mould_Remediation-Shum.pdf, PDF icon CPHA_2015_Mould-Sorin.pdf

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EHOs' involvement with food security: Promoting food donations

Topics: Food 

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online.

Speakers: Winifred Lao, Kimberly Wrixon, Cathy Wong, and Wilson Yu, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Recording (YouTube)

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Case Studies in Food Risk Assessments

Topics: Food 

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online.

Speaker: Lorraine McIntyre, Environmental Health Services, BC Centre for Disease Control

Abstract: If you’ve ever wondered how long partially dried pasta can be refrigerated, the risks with carob or chocolate in raw food and baked desserts, or whether you can safely sous vide shell eggs, this presentation is for you.  Following a brief review of risk analysis, case studies derived from EHO field questions will be used to guide you through the process of a food safety risk assessment.

Recording (YouTube)

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Can Eating be a Risk-Free Activity?: Conceptualizing Public Policy Initiatives Aimed at Improving Food-Related Health Outcomes

Topics: Food 

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online.

Speaker: Dr. Shannon Majowicz, Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

Recording (YouTube)

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Environmental health equity: From the molecular to the global

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online.

Speaker: Dr. Trevor Hancock, Professor and Senior Scholar, University of Victoria

Abstract: As is the case with the social determinants of health, the environmental determinants of health are distributed inequitably based on income, ethnicity, age, geography, level of development and so on. In this presentation I will discuss various forms of environmental health inequity, ranging from the molecular to the global level, and the implications for communities, societies and public health and other health professionals.

Recording (YouTube)

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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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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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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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