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EHA : Yearkbook 2009
EHA YEARBOOK 2009 Conference report The 31st Branch Conference was held at the Hahndorf Old Mill with over 10 0 delegates attending. The theme of the conference, Putting Environmental Health through the Mill, Local Actions with Global Impacts, invited distinguished guest speakers and prominent professionals in the field to focus on a wide range of issues affecting environmental health now and into the future. Keynote speakers included the Honorable John Hill M P, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Ms Vickie Chapman M P. Delegates were also privileged to be addressed by Professor Mark Daniel, who discussed the influences of the social and built environment on obesity and cardio metabolic diseases, providing plenty of food for thought. A strong theme of the conference was the evolution of the role of the Environmental Health professional. Dr Chris Lease, SA Health, provided an update on Environmental Health Indicators and how they m ay be used to expand traditional Environmental Health roles. Dr Nancy Cromar, Flinders University, discussed the development of a strategic plan for Environmental Health education and research in South Australia. EHOs were encouraged to expand their horizons in health promotion opportunities with Nicole Moore speaking about the City of Onkaparinga’s School Program Healthy Body Art for Young People. Steve Parker and Te s s Byrnes from the Noarlunga Health Village followed with discussion about health promotion initiatives both here and overseas. Monica Nitschke, Scientific Services in Public Health, delivered an interesting and informative presentation on the effects of heat waves on public health in light of the changing climates. Presentations on the more traditional areas of Environmental Health including food safety, communicable disease control, public health case studies, water reuse and alternative water supplies were also well received during the three days. Ian Hawkins MEHA South Australian Branch President Branch Reports South Australian Branch (continued)
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