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IFEH World Congress
on Environmental Health 2018

Auckland, New Zealand, 20 - 23 March 2018

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Tuesday 20 March

Keynote Address - A new world is possible
Steve Maharey, Independent director, commentator and consultant,
former Senior Cabinet Minister, New Zealand

Environmental health in the South Pacific – environmental management

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

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

Natural Disasters


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

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

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
(Presentation N/A.)

Planning for eruptions
Angela Doherty, Principal Science Advisor, Auckland Emergency Management, Auckland Council, New Zealand

Wednesday 21 March

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

Environmental health – a global picture
Natasha Murray, Principal Advisor, Public Health, Ministry of Health, New Zealand

Environmental health - a Pacific perspective
Dr Angela Merianos, Team Coordinator, Pacific Health Security, Communicable Diseases and Climate Change World Health Organisation, Suva, Fiji
(Presentation N/A.)

Environmental health at the sharp end - managing responses in New Zealand
David Yard, Senior Response Manager, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand

Food safety in New Zealand – an overview
Sally Johnston, Manager Food and Beverage, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand

Presentation of the IFEH Academic World Conference 2019 in Kampala, Uganda
Dr David Musoke, Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda

Food Safety

Public Health

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday 22 March

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

Improving health through the built environment
Professor Michael Baker, Otago School of Medicine, New Zealand

Manufacture of illicit drugs in New Zealand
Miles Stratford, Meth Solutions, New Zealand

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

New Zealand, asbestos and no.8 wire mentality
Graham Aveyard, Auckland Council, New Zealand

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

Built Environment – Housing, Noise and Methamphetamine

Environmental Health

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

Clash of culture – noise
impacts of encroaching residential developmen
Jon Styles, Styles Group Consultants, New Zealand

Going mobile: Gaining efficiencies in the public sector by Auckland Council
Veronica Lee-Thompson, New Zealand

Managing ‘P’ - the New Zealand Standard
Darryl Thompson, Environmental Health Specialist, Auckland Council & Raaj Govinda, Principal Consultant - Environmental, Holmes Farsight, New Zealand

Foodsafe - a quality assurance framework for food safety regulation
Mitesh Mudaliar, Auckland Council, New Zealand

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

Exceed expectations by using digital technology in the field
Georgiana Johnson, Customer Experience & Sales Manager, Datacom

Friday 23 March

Environmental health in the South Pacific – looking to the future

Public and Environmental Health History – a novel approach to comprehensive review and promotion
Sara Tajnikar (et al), Institute of Public and Environmental Health, Slovenia

Continuing competence in the dynamic environmental health profession
Belinda Davies, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Healthy Tonga Environments Project Capacity Building Health Inspectors in Tonga
Malcom Walker, Hew Consultants Ltd, New Zealand

What can be achieved through a twinning programme
Amanda Hutchings, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service, Australia

Disaster Risk Reduction: IFEH partnership with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
Henning I. Hansen, Hon Vice President, IFEH, ENVINA Denmark




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