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78th CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH INSPECTORS NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Sep 14, 2012
The 78th Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) national conference, on environmental health and infection prevention and control, will bring together roughly 300 health inspectors from across Canada.
78th CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH INSPECTORS NATIONAL CONFERENCE

“Healthy Places. Healthy People.”

 

Town of the Blue Mountains, ON - The 78th Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) national conference, on environmental health and infection prevention and control, will bring together roughly 300 health inspectors from across Canada. The conference will cover a variety of important topics, including brownfields, bed bugs, microcystins in recreational lakes, and remediating clandestine drug labs, just to name a few.

What:                                       72nd CIPHI Conference: Healthy Places. Healthy People.

When:                                      September 16-19, 2012

Where:                                     Blue Mountain Resort
                                                Town of the Blue Mountains, ON

Keynote Speakers:                   Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer, PHAC
                                                Monday, September 17, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

                                                Holly Dressel, Author and Adjunct Professor, McGill University
                                                Tuesday, September 18, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

                                                Dr. Ronald Brecher, MTE GlobalTox
                                                Trevor Smith-Diggins, Risk Communication Specialist
                                                Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

                                                Meg Soper, Motivational Humourist and Registered Nurse
                                                Wednesday, September 19, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

For a complete breakdown of this year’s conference program please visit http://www.ciphi.on.ca/knowledge-centre/events/2012conference.

About CIPHI

The Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) is the professional association for Environmental Public Health Professionals (EPHPs) (i.e. Public Health Inspectors) in Canada (incorporated 1934). The CIPHI works to protect the health of all Canadians, advance the sanitary/environmental sciences and enhance the field of Public Health Inspection. CIPHI (ON BR) is a constituent society of the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) and has been active in advocating for sound public health policy in the province for many years with government departments and a wide variety of stakeholders.

The CIPHI through its Board of Certification (BOC) certifies Public Health Inspectors in Canada. The Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) is recognized by the departments of health and other agencies in Canada as evidence of satisfactory training. In Canada, Certified Public Health Inspectors are employed with ministries of health, environment, and agriculture within the public sector and within corporate offices in the private sector. The newly established Council of Professional Experience (CoPE) ensures that EPHPs meet and maintain standards of professional competency and practice across Canada. For more information about CIPHI please visit  www.ciphi.ca. The CIPHI (ON Br.) will continue to lead, promote, advocate on behalf of EPHPs in Ontario.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW:

Drew Ferguson, Grey Bruce Health Unit
519-377-5242 / d.ferguson@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca    

or                                       

John Challis, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit  
705-321-9143 / john.challis@smdhu.org

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