The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) celebrates its 75th Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition in Columbus, OH, June 18-20, 2011.
The conference is designed to educate and inform people who have an interest or career in environmental health and protection, as well as to build a professional network of environmental health colleagues, exchange information, and discover new and practical solutions to environmental health issues.
Directed and sequenced programming will be presented in simultaneous educational tracks. NEHA is seeking abstracts that bring to a national and international audience the latest advances in environmental health, as well as unique responses to environmental health and protection problems. Practical applications in both the public and private sectors should be emphasized along with the latest in proven emerging technologies.
NEHA offers two different types of educational programs at the conference—the Lecture Hall and the Learning Laboratory. For the Lecture Hall, applications for single or multiple speaker presentations are being accepted. For the Learning Laboratory, NEHA is accepting applications for hands-on demonstrations, tabletop exercises, panel discussions, poster presentations, roundtable discussions, and other types of interactive and innovative presentation formats.
Ensuring Attendees a Return on Investment
Additionally, the NEHA AEC & Exhibition is being rationalized according to Return on Investment (ROI) principles. Emphasis will be given to those abstracts that have the potential to impart knowledge to attendees, which enables them to make cost effective program improvements in their workplaces as a result of what they learn by attending the conference, and thereby helping to pay for the investment made for their attendance to the NEHA AEC & Exhibition.
For the first time ever, NEHA launched a virtual conference with a number of educational sessions being streamed live as they happened at the 2010 in-person conference. Thus, abstract submitters should be aware that if accepted, their abstracts and presentations may also be part of the virtual conference. Certain presentations on particularly pertinent issues will be selected for live webcasting during the conference, and presenters are required to engage with attendees on the virtual platform as well.
Individuals and groups involved in all aspects of environmental health and public health are encouraged to participate. If you have a presentation, please submit your abstract electronically - www.neha.org/AEC/2011/abstracts. The deadline for submission is October 15, 2010.