15th WCEH 2018

Programme Overview

 Monday 19 March 2018

IFEH Council Meeting and AGM, Auckland Council Service Centre; 35 Graham Street; Level One, Conference Room, 0830 -1200 (continued from Sunday 18 March, 0830 - 1700) 

New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health National Council Meeting, SKYCITY Convention Centre, Level 5, Executive Boardroom, 1000 - 1500

International Environmental Health Faculty Forum (IEHFF) Meeting, Auckland Council Service Centre; 35 Graham Street; Level One, Training Room, 0830 - 1700

 

Tuesday 20 March 2018

0900 – 1730

Registration & Information Desk open    

0930 - 1000    

Morning Tea - Exhibition Hall, New Zealand Room 4   

1000 – 1100

 

 

 

 

 

1100 – 1145

Congress Welcome and Opening, New Zealand Room 1

Welcome Maori Powhiri    

Welcome from NZIEH President, Darryl Thompson

Welcome from IFEH President, Peter Archer

Official Opening from Hon Dr David Clark, Minister of Health

 

Keynote Address - A new world is possible

Steve Maharey, Independent director, commentator and consultant, former Senior Cabinet Minister, New Zealand

1145 – 1200

Group Photograph, Promenade, Level 5

1200 - 1315

Lunch - Exhibition Hall, New Zealand Room 4

 

SESSION 1

 

Environmental health in the South Pacific – environmental management, New Zealand Room 1   

1315 - 1400

Human health impacts of climate change in New Zealand
Professor Alistair Woodward, Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Auckland, New Zealand    

1400 – 1445

Predicting recreational water quality at Auckland’s beaches
Dr Martin Neal, MartinJenkins, Auckland, New Zealand   

1445 - 1515

Afternoon Tea - Exhibition Hall, New Zealand Room 4

1515 - 1630

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

SESSION 2

SESSION 3

SESSION 4

 

Natural Disasters
New Zealand Room 1

Poster Session
Exhibition Hall, New Zealand Room 4

Environment
New Zealand Room 2

1515 - 1545

Environmental health in emergency medical teams
Charles Blanch, Director, Emergency Management, Ministry of Health, New Zealand    

 

Environment Air Quality and Health
Prof Susana Paixao, Instituto Politécnico De Coimbra, Estesc – Coimbra Health School, Saúde Ambiental, Portugal    

1545 - 1615

Overview of the Auckland volcanic field and likely impacts

Carol Stewart, International Volcanic Health Hazard Network, New Zealand 

 

Municipal solid waste management in Malaysia
Dr Ling Song Kai, Sibu Education Office, Malaysia

 

1615 - 1645

Planning for eruptions

Angela Doherty, Principal Science Advisor,

Auckland Emergency Management, Auckland Council, New Zealand

 

Questions & Answers

 

 1645 - 1700

 Questions & Answers

 

 

1700 - 1730

NZIEH AGM - New Zealand Room 1

 

 

1730 - 1900

 

Welcome Reception - Exhibition Hall, New Zealand Room 4

 

 

 

Wednesday 21 March 2018

 

SESSION 5

 

Environmental Health in the South Pacific – Public Health, Food Safety and Biosecurity, New Zealand Room 1

0900 – 0945

Environmental health – a global picture

Natasha Murray, Principal Advisor, Public Health, Ministry of Health, New Zealand

0945 – 1030

Environmental health - a Pacific perspective

Dr Angela Merianos, Team Coordinator, Pacific Health Security, Communicable Diseases and Climate Change World Health Organisation, Suva, Fiji

1030 - 1100

Morning Tea and Poster viewing - Exhibition Hall, New Zealand Room 4

1100 – 1145

Environmental health at the sharp end - managing responses in New Zealand

David Yard, Senior Response Manager, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand

1145 - 1230

Food safety in New Zealand – an overview

Sally Johnston, Manager Food and Beverage, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand

1230 - 1330

Lunch - Exhibition Hall, New Zealand Room 4

1330 - 1700

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 

 

SESSION 6

SESSION 7

 

 

Food Safety
New Zealand Room 1

 Public Health
New Zealand Room 2

 

  1330 - 1400

Improving Food Safety Outcomes
Belinda Davies, Queensland University of Technology, Australia    

Ebola in Sierra Leone: A Journey as an EHO
Harold Figuero, Metro South Public Health Unit, Australia    

 

1400 - 1430

Sous Vide pasteurisation of eggs: a simple method to produce eggs free from Salmonella contamination

Dr Harriet Whiley, Flinders University, Australia

Gold Mining and acute respiratory infections in children – a retrospective cohort study in Fiji

Saula Matakarawa, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

 
1430 - 1500

Formal education of future food handlers – capacity to handle food safety issues

Dr Andrej Ovca, University Of Ljubljana, Slovenia    

Drinking water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion health interventions in two slum communities in Uganda

Dr David Musoke, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda    

 
1500 - 1530

Afternoon Tea and Poster viewing - Exhibition Hall, New Zealand Room 4

1530 - 1600

The role of local authorities, food handler and community in food premises management in urban country

Mr Khairil Anuar Mohamed, Ampang Jaya Municipal Council, Malaysia    

Drinking water crises of Havelock North (NZ) and Flint (USA) - A flagrant disregard of public health

Dr Stuart McLaren, Massey University, New Zealand 

 
1600 - 1630

Putting the customer first - helping ensure food safety is on the menu

Chris Hewins, Specialist Adviser, Retail Sale, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand   

 Meta analysis of effects of atmospheric pollution

Dr Andreja Kukec, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

 

 
1630 – 1700

Can I barbecue my goat? Homekill rules and requirements in New Zealand

Duncan Lash, Acting Manager Production & Processing, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand

Use of Geographical Information Systems for mosquito surveillance

Brian Rae and Michael Prior, Auckland International Airport, New Zealand

 

 

Thursday 22 March 2018

 

SESSION 8    

 

Environmental health in the South Pacific – the built environment and human behaviour, New Zealand Room 1   

0900 – 0945

Improving health through the built environment

Professor Michael Baker, Otago School of Medicine, New Zealand    

 0945 – 1030

Manufacture of illicit drugs in New Zealand

Miles Stratford, Meth Solutions, New Zealand     

1030 - 1100

Morning Tea and Poster viewing - Exhibition Hall, New Zealand Room 4

1100 - 1130

OraTaiao and the Global Climate and Health Alliance
Dr Alex Macmillan, University of Otago, New Zealand

1130 - 1200

New Zealand, asbestos and no.8 wire mentality

Graham Aveyard, Auckland Council, New Zealand    

1200 - 1230

Environmental health professionals – lone worker safety and situational awareness
Doug Scott, Environmental Health Manager South Taranaki District Council, New Zealand    

1230 - 1330

Lunch and Poster viewing - Exhibition Hall, New Zealand Room 4

1330 - 1700

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 

 

SESSION 9

SESSION 10

 

 

Built Environment – Housing, Noise and Methamphetamine, New Zealand Room 1

 Environmental Health,
New Zealand Room 2

 

1330 - 1400

Noise training in EH programmes in Australasia – Why are they disappearing and what is the impact?
Assoc. Professor Wyatt Page, Massey University, New Zealand    

Future roles of Environmental Health

Andrew Mathieson, EHA, Australia

 

1400 - 1430

Holistic mastering the problems related to inadequate room acoustics in day-care centres

Dr Mateja Dovjak, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Slovenia    

Going mobile: Gaining efficiencies in the public sector by Auckland Council

Veronica Lee-Thompson, New Zealand

 
1430 - 1500

Clash of culture – noise impacts of encroaching residential development

Jon Styles, Styles Group Consultants, New Zealand

Foodsafe - a quality assurance framework for food safety regulation

Mitesh Mudaliar, Auckland Council, New Zealand

 

 
1500 - 1530

Afternoon Tea and Poster viewing - Exhibition Hall, New Zealand Room 4

1530 - 1600

Managing ‘P’ - the New Zealand Standard

Darryl Thompson,  Environmental Health Specialist, Auckland Council & Raaj Govinda, Principal Consultant - Environmental, Holmes Farsight, New Zealand    

Exceed expectations by using digital technology in the field

Georgiana Johnson, Customer Experience & Sales Manager, Datacom

 
1600 - 1630

Believe in the why
Rob Tierney, Principal and CEO, Holmes Farsight, New Zealand

 

   
1930 – till late

IFEH President's Banquet - New Zealand Room 1

Friday 23 March 2018

 

SESSION 11

 

Environmental health in the South Pacific – looking to the future       

0900 – 0945

Public and Environmental Health History – a novel approach to comprehensive review and promotion

Sara Tajnikar, Institute of Public and Environmental Health, Slovenia    

 

0945 – 1030

Continuing competence in the dynamic environmental health profession

Belinda Davies, Queensland University of Technology, Australia    

 

1030 - 1100

Morning Tea and Poster viewing - Exhibition Hall, New Zealand Room 4

1100 – 1130

Healthy Tonga Environments Project Capacity Building Health Inspectors in Tonga

Malcom Walker, Hew Consultants Ltd, New Zealand    

 

1130 - 1200

What can be achieved through a twinning programme

Amanda Hutchings, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service, Australia

 

1200 - 1230

Disaster risk reduction: IFEH partnership with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Henning I. Hansen, Hon.Vice President, IFEH

 

1230 - 1245

Outlining future IFEH events and
Congress Close

Darryl Thompson, President NZIEH

Peter Archer, outgoing IFEH President

Selva Mudaly, incoming IFEH President

 

*Programme subject to change