2018 Southern Regional Conference

October 9-11, 2018

Held at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans

Looking for CEUs?

Attendance at the Southern Regional Lead and Healthy Housing Conference will provide you with 13 hours of CEUs from the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

Conference Program

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Pre-conference workshop on lead hazard control and healthy housing technical issues including changes to the HUD Lead Hazard Control Guidelines, Lead Safe Housing Rule and new Lead in Dust Clearance Standards.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

General Session

  • Welcoming Remarks
  • Panel presentation on ways to be proactive rather than reactive in preventing childhood lead poisoning, to increase lead hazard control activities and to reduce incidents of asthma and other unhealthy housing conditions.
  • Presentation on strategies to improve internal communications, teamwork and to build trust as well as reducing work-related stress

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Provided

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Two Concurrent Educational Tracks

Track #1: Lead Poisoning Prevention and Lead Hazard Control Issues

  • Presentation on lead in drinking water – assessment and community outreach
  • Presentation on HUD’s new lead in dust clearance standards
  • Presentation on non-residential sources of lead poisoning, including home remedies, cookware and spices

Track #2: Healthy Housing Issues

  • Presentation on reducing asthma incidents through education and outreach
  • Presentation on reducing asthma incidents through housing inspections and elimination of asthma triggers
  • Presentation on healthy housing in the aftermath of natural disasters

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Networking Reception and Display Viewing

Thursday, October 11, 2018

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Coffee and Display Viewing

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Two Concurrent Educational Tracks

Track #1: Lead Poisoning Prevention and Lead Hazard Control Issues

  • Presentation on reaching at-risk populations through community partnerships and strategies to increase lead screening
  • Presentation on local and state regulatory changes in light of the lowering of the intervention threshold for children with elevated blood lead levels of 5 or above
  • Presentation on strategies for engaging and recruiting certified contractors

Track #2: Healthy Housing Issues

  • Presentation on IPM strategies
  • Presentation on bed bug eradication and vermin control
  • Presentation on advancing smoke-free multi-family housing

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
General Session

  • Presentation on the use of GSI mapping to gather data to identify asthma incidents, lead poisoning incidents and unhealthy housing conditions
  • Presentation on environmental justice issues
  • Open Q&A session with a panel of topic presenters

5:00 p.m.
Conference Adjournment

Networking Opportunities

Throughout the conference, attendees will have several opportunities to meet with colleagues to discuss program ideas, ways to deal with problem areas, ways to meet program goals, and to share what is working and what is not.

Location and Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Astor Crowne Plaza located at 739 Canal @ Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70131. To make hotel reservations, call the hotel’s central reservations office at 877.408.9661 and tell reservations that you are attending the Lead and Healthy Housing Conference to receive the conference room rate of $189.00 for single or double. If you have trouble making your hotel reservations at the conference rate, send an email to weilcm2@verizon.net.

Registration Information

For those registering between now and July 31, 2018:
For 1 person from an organization $225
For 2 or 3 persons from an organization $200 per person
For 4 or more persons from an organization $175 per person

For those registering between August 1 and August 31, 2018:
For 1 person from an organization $250
For 2 or 3 persons from an organization $225 per person
For 4 or more persons from an organization $200 per person

For those registering after September 1, 2018:
For 1 person from an organization $275
For 2 or 3 persons from an organization $250 per person
For 4 or more persons from an organization $225 per person

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