Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Eighth Annual New Mexico Environmental Health Conference. (NEHA News)

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Eighth Annual New Mexico Environmental Health Conference. (NEHA News)

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In 1996 the New Mexico Environmental Health Association formed a partnership with a number of environmental health agencies in New Mexico and the local chapters of several other professional associations. Each year, this partnership organizes and conducts a large environmental health conference. Many organizations, agencies, and private companies also help sponsor this effort. The number-one goal is to provide the very best education and training for environmental health professionals at the lowest possible registration cost. A second goal is to provide a forum where individuals from the public and private sectors can meet, get to know each other, and form partnerships to solve the environmental health problems of communities. Both goals have been met in a spectacular fashion, and the New Mexico Environmental Health Conference (NMEHC) has grown into one of the largest in the country

The 2003 NMEHC, which will be held October 20-22 at the Sheraton Old Town Hotel in Albuquerque, is expected to attract over 600 participants. Among those attending will be professionals from all levels of government, private businesses, educational institutions, and the national laboratories, as well as tribal and community leaders, over 100 presenters, and 70 or more exhibitors, The major environmental health topics-air quality, water resources, food safety and protection, waste management, and vector control-will be addressed in four concurrent tracks of educational sessions. …

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