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. Conducted by Lee Wasserman, LEW Corporation, Inc.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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

General Session

  • Welcoming Remarks
    Presentation on the link between children’s health and environmental hazards found in child care facilities and other indoor environments and low-cost tips for reducing exposures.
    Kathy Attar, Children’s Environmental Health Network
  • Presentation on ways to be proactive rather than reactive in preventing childhood lead poisoning, increase lead hazard control activities and reduce asthma triggers
    Panelists include Joseph Laquartra, Kate Kirkwood, Michael Sharp, Sharon Hyde, Trina Evans Williams, Howard Mielke

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 (Moderator – Michael Sharp)

  • Presentation on new lead in dust clearance standards and how they are being adopted by EPA
    Lee Wasserman, LEW Corporation
    Howard Varner, Environmental Hazards Services
  • Presentation on non-residential sources of lead poisoning, including home remedies, cookware and spices
    Joseph Laquatra, Cornell University
  • Presentation on reducing lead poisoning through education and outreach
    Trina Evans Williams, Louisiana Healthy Homes and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Track #2: Healthy Housing and Indoor Environmental Health Issues (Moderator – Kate Kirkwood)

  • Presentation on new healthy housing international guidelines from the Word Health Organization
    Dave Jacobs, National Center for Healthy Housing
  • Presentation on reducing asthma incidents through housing inspections and elimination of asthma triggers
    Sharon Hyde, Shelby County, TN, Department of Public Health
  • Presentation on recruiting contractors to participate in lead hazard control and healthy housing programs
    Kate Kirkwood, K Kirkwood Consulting

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

8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Meeting of the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition

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

Track #1: Lead Poisoning Prevention and Lead Hazard Control Issues (Moderator – Kate Kirkwood)

  • Presentation on reaching at-risk populations through community partnerships and strategies to increase lead screening through video and social media
    Kate Kirkwood, K Kirkwood Consulting
  • Presentation on the pre- and post-Katrina lead in soil and blood lead surveys for metropolitan New Orleans
    Howard Mielke, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Presentation on a randomized controlled trial to reduce lead exposure and lead-associated neurobehavioral deficits: results of the recently published HOME Study in Cincinnati
    Dave Jacobs, National Center for Healthy Housing

Track #2: Healthy Housing and Indoor Environmental Health Issues (Moderator – Michael Sharp)

  • Presentation on nine and a half strategies for successful Integrated Pest Management: kill the pests, protect the people
    Jayne Windham, Livable Housing, Inc.
  • Presentation on “Mold Myth Mysteries and Mistakes”
    Michael Sharp, Hazard Management Services

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 Potential Restored: Changing the developmental trajectory of lead exposed children through Early Intervention
    Amy Zimmerman, Legal Council for Health Justice
    Nicole Hamp, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital
  • Review and discussion of salient issues discussed during the two educational tracks on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning
  • 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 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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