15th WCEH 2018

Programme Overview

 Monday 19 March 2018

International Federation of Environmental Health Meeting Day

New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health National Council Meeting – all day 

IFEH Faculty Forum Meeting – all day (TBC)    

Tuesday 20 March 2018

0900 – 1730

Registration & Information Desk open    

0930 - 1000    

 Morning Tea    

1000 – 1100

Congress Welcome and Opening

Welcome Maori Powhiri    

Welcome from NZIEH President, Darryl Thompson

Welcome from IFEH President, Peter Archer

Official Opening from the New Zealand Associate Minister of Health - TBC

1100– 1115

Group Photograph

1115 – 1200

Keynote Address

Steve Maharey, Independent director, commentator and consultant, New Zealand

1215 - 1315

Lunch 

 

SESSION 1

 

Environmental health in the South Pacific – environmental management    

1315 - 1400

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

1400 – 1445

The IFEH, UN and Disaster Risk Reduction
Tim Hatch, Alabama Public Health Service, USA    

1445 - 1515

Afternoon Tea

1515 - 1700

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

SESSION 2

SESSION 3

SESSION 4

 

Natural Disasters

Poster Session

Environment

1515 - 1545

NZMAT – Development and support in the Pacific 
Charles Blanch, Ministry of Health    

 

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

1545 - 1615

Living with volcanoes

Volcanic Impacts Study Group – New Zealand 

 

Exposure to CO and health risk amongst filling station attendants Prof Godson Ana, Environmental Health Scientists Association, Nigeria

1615 - 1645

Leptospirosis following a flooding event

Jamal Hashim, United Nations University    

 

Municipal Solid Waste Management in Malaysia
Dr Ling Song Kai, Sibu Education Office, Malaysia

1645 – 1700

Questions & Answers (Q&A)

  Q&A

1700 - 1730

NZIEH AGM

1730 - 1900

Welcome Reception    

Wednesday 21 March 2018

 

SESSION 5

 

Environmental Health in the South Pacific – Public Health, Food Safety and Biosecurity

0900 – 0945

The changing face of disease in the Pacific

Ministry of Health, New Zealand    

  

0945 – 1030

Global Health – implications for Environmental Health

Ministry of Health, New Zealand    

  

1030 - 1100

Morning Tea

1100 – 1130

When things go wrong – managing the issues

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

  

1130 - 1200

Food safety in New Zealand – an overview

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

  

1200 - 1230

Food safety – being a co-regulator

1230 - 1330

Lunch

1330 - 1700

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 

 

SESSION 6

SESSION 7

Field Trip 1

 

Food Safety

 Public Health

Natural Disasters in New Zealand

  1330 - 1400

Improving Food Safety Outcomes
Ms 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 contaminationDr Harriet Whiley, Flinders University, Australia

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

Mr Saula Matakarawa, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

 
1430 - 1500

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

 
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    

Characterising contaminant exposure scenarios for indigenous populationsMs Emmylou Cooke, Ventia Utility Services, Australia    

 
1600 - 1630

Food Safe: A Quality Assurance Framework for Food Safety Regulatory activities by Auckland Council

Mitesh Mudaliar,

Environmental Health Unit, Licensing & Regulatory Compliance, Auckland Council     

Environmental Health  v clinical approaches: Controlling Strongyloides stercoralis as an illustration

Dr Kirstin Ross, Flinders University, Australia    

 
1630 – 1700 Marae Food Safety, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand

Use of Geographical Information Systems for mosquito surveillance

 

Thursday 22 March 2018

 

SESSION 8    

 

Environmental health in the South Pacific – the built environment and human behaviour    

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    

   

1100 – 1130

Illicit drug contamination, emergence of Fentanyl analogues and risks to first responders

Paul Newell, DWER (provisional) & Keith Norman, UNODC, Perth, Australia    

   

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 DC. New Zealand    

   

1230 - 1330

Lunch 

   

1330 - 1700

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 

 

SESSION 9

SESSION 10

Field Trip 2

 

Built Environment – Housing, Noise and Methamphetamine

Legal Issues

Food Safety

1330 - 1400

Mould and damp    

Health and safety

 

1400 - 1430

Pest management

Search and surveillance

 
1430 - 1500

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

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

Evidence

 
1500 - 1530

Afternoon Tea

 
1530 - 1600

Managing ‘P’ - the New Zealand Standard

Raaj Govinda, Hutt City, New Zealand

Tech session with our Partners

 
1600 - 1630

Impact on Councils

Darryl Thompson, Auckland Council, New Zealand    

   
1630 – 1700

Issues – housing, insurance

   
1930 – till late

IFEH Presidents Banquet

   

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    

 

0945 – 1030

Continuing Competence in the dynamic environmental health profession

Belinda Davies, Queensland University of Technology, Australia    

 

1030 - 1100

Morning Tea

 

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

Congress Close and Handover

Darryl Thompson President NZIEH

Barry Archer outgoing IFEH President

Selva Mudaly incoming IFEH President

 

1230 - 1330

Lunch 

 

1330 - 1500

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

 SESSION 12

 Field Trip 3

 

Environmental Health – future considerations

 Water and Waste

1330 - 1400

The effect of environmental biodiversity on  human skin microbial health Danica-lea Larcombe, Edith Cowan University, Australia      

 

1400 - 1430

Estimation of population exposure  to PM2.5 in Korea by simulation model Prof. Kiyoung Lee, Seoul National University, South Korea    

 

1430 - 1500

Dragonfly nymphs as potential biological control against mosquito larvae

Dr Siti Nurhafizah Saleeza Ramlee, Cyberjaya College University of Medical Sciences, Malaysia

 

Congress Close

*Programme subject to change