FEHA AEM Training May 6th-11th
Plantation Inn at Crystal River, Fl
IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT THE 75th Annual AEM
Due to the damage caused to Plantation Resort by the recent hurricane, I regret to inform you that the 75th Annual AEM that was scheduled for October has been postponed until May of 2024. The hotel sustained a large amount of damage including flooding of the entire first floor guest rooms, meeting rooms and restaurants. The Tiki Bar and Pool also sustained a large amount of damage. All of this will takes weeks to repair to a state where it will be safe us to hold our conference.
This is not a decision that we took lightly but we have no other option at this time.
However, we have booked new dates for the 75th AEM. We will now be hosting the AEM on May 6th-11th, 2024.
Some of you may have questions, so please read over the items below before you email or call FEHA about your concerns.
1) Will my event registration be carried over from the October Conference to the May Conference? Yes! If you have already registered, you do not need to register again. All of your info, including your payment has been transferred to the May event.
2) What happened to my hotel room reservation? All hotel rooms for October have been canceled, You need to rebook your hotel room using THIS LINK or you can call the hotel directly.
3) Can I get a refund if I am unable to attend the conference in May? YES! You just need to email Info@FEHA.org and request for your registration to be canceled & a refund to be issued.
4) Has the agenda for the AEM changed? As of this time, everything scheduled for the October Conference is set for the May Conference. This includes the Directors Meeting, Waterborne Disease Workshop, OSTDS, CPO, Body Art, Etc. We might even add in a couple more sessions between now and then.
5) Can I adjust my registration if I want to add or subtract sessions? YES! Not a problem, just email info@FEHA.org and we will take care of that for you.
6) Is the deadline for submitting Award Nominations, Scholarships & T-Shirt Contest Entries extended? YES! We have extended all of these and you have until April 2nd 2024 to submit everything to us.
7) Will FEHA be doing anything in between now and the AEM in May? YES! We are planning some exciting activities around the state to increase our activity within the individual districts. If you have an idea for a fun and exciting district meeting please email info@FEHA.org and we can plan something in your district.
8) Will FEHA be hosting online meetings before the 2024 AEM? YES! We have some great ideas in the works, Keep an eye out for additional emails from FEHA.
I hope that I have answered most of your questions about this unfortunate event. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact me.
Meet our 2024 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Greg Kearney
Greg Kearney is an environmental public health professor and the founding Program Director for the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), Environmental and Occupational Health program in the Brody School of Medicine, Department of Public Health at East Carolina University.
He holds a B.S, from East Carolina University, a MPH from University of South Florida and a Dr.PH from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Prior to returning home to North Carolina and moving into an academic role at his alma mater, Greg worked for the Martin County Health Department (Stuart), the State of Florida, Department of Health (Tallahassee), and the CDC, National Center of Environmental Health (Atlanta), all in environmental health programs!
Dr Kearney has published over 75 manuscripts, 1 book and several book chapters. As a “hands on” professor, his research emphasizes practical applications for addressing important, relevant environmental public health topics.
He is Past-President of the Florida Environmental Health Association, Registered Environmental Health Professional, and longtime NEHA member and supporter. He has received several honors and awards including, the Florida Senator Ken Pruitt Medallion of Excellence, N.C. Asthma Champion Award, and the ECU, Graduate Faculty Mentor award.
Dr Kearney is married to wife Michelle, has 2 sons (Patrick and Tanner) and enjoys learning guitar, volunteering in his community and letting his son beat him at basketball.
Professor Kearney will be speaking during our Awards Lunch on Wednesday October 4th. A ticket to the awards lunch comes with your general admission to the FEHA AEM.
2024 AEM Training Important Information
May 6th-11th 2024
Basic Access $200: includes access to most classes & networking events (except OSTDS, Body Art, CPO & other certifications/credentials)
Unlimited Access $700: includes access to all classes & networking events. INCLUDES: CPO, OSTDS, CPO, Body Art & All other classes. Also includes special Bonus AEM gift filled with special AEM surprises & 2 drink tickets per day.
Individual Class Registration $40-$180 per class: Only includes access to the individual class you select. DOES NOT include any other classes or any networking events. This is only a good option if you plan on only attending for 1 session and not attending any networking event or awards lunch/dinner.
|Sunday October 1st|
|Vendor Set Up|
Boy Scout Citizenship in Society Merit Badge
|Monday October 2nd|
|Vendor Set Up|
|Registration Opens||8:00 AM|
|OSTDS Day 1||9am-5pm|
|CPO Day 1||9am-5pm|
|Body Art Day 1: Initial Body Piercing Class||10am-5pm|
|Waterborne Disease Workshop Day 1||10am-5pm|
|Pool Party at the Plantation Pool||6:30pm - 10pm|
|Tuesday October 3rd|
|EH Directors Meeting - Restricted||8am-5:15pm|
|OSTDS Day 2||9AM-5pm|
|Public Health Toxicology||9am-5pm|
|Adventures in Body Art||10am-5pm|
|Waterborne Disease Workshop Day 2||8am-5pm|
|CPO Day 2||9am-5pm|
|Board of Directors Meeting||5:45pm-6:45pm|
|Annual Membership Meeting||6:45pm-7:15pm|
|Sunset Tour on the Crystal River||6pm-7:30pm|
|Facilities Jeopardy Game Show Event||7:15pm-???|
|Wednesday October 4th|
|EH Directors Meeting - Restricted|
|OSTDS Day 3||9am-5pm|
|Red Tide & HABs||9am-5pm|
|The Science of Body Art||10am-5pm|
|CPO Day 3||9am-1pm|
|DEP Meeting - Restricted||3pm-7pm|
|Current Issues in Pool & Rec Water||3pm-5:30pm|
|Sunset Tour on the Crystal River||6pm-7:30pm|
|Thursday October 5th|
|EH Prepardness, Natural, Biological & Radiological||9am-5pm|
|RS Test Review||10am-5pm|
|Drinking Water Wells||10am-5pm|
|Aquatic Ecosystems Conservation & Restoration||9am-5pm|
|Current Topics in Food||9am-5pm|
|Sea & Shoreline Guided River Tour||1:30pm-2:30pm|
|75th Anniversary Party Costume Party!||7pm-???|
|Friday October 6th|
|FIELD TRIP DAY!|
|Swim & Snorkel w/ The Manatees|
|Sea & Shoreline Guided River Tour||2pm-3pm|
|Saturday October 7th|
|Boy Scout Merit Badge||10am-4pm|
Agenda constantly being updated. Watch out for further details
Email Info@FEHA.org to find out more information
Hotel Info: Special Group Rate of $172
9301 West Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL, 34429, US
PLEASE CALL THE HOTEL DIRECTLY TO BOOK YOUR RESERVATION!
Booking online: You can book your hotel room online, HOWEVER: the default wording on the reservations webpage says that the hotel charges a resort fee and a deposit of 1 nights stay. THIS IS NOT TRUE for our conference. It is default wording on the reservation site that can not be changed but you will NOT be charged any of this. If you can not justify to whoever you need to that the fees will not be charged, than you must call the hotel directly to book your room. There is no way to remove this wording. Trust me, I've been trying. If you wish to book online, you can use this link: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/ZK52G6
Exhibitor & Sponsor Info
Exhibit booths & Sponsorship's are available for the FEHA AEM Training. You may download the exhibitor form here to view the available booth and sponsor packages. You can submit your application by mail or email and pay online through our web store by clicking here
Travel Justification for FEHA AEM Training
When requesting travel from the FDOH you may use this wording:
Justification for Go Travel: EH
Participation in the FL EH Association Annual Educational Training supports sharing of best practices & research findings. This training is critical to the development of EH roles and responsibilities of managing, analyzing, and interpreting EH data.
Funding Source for this Travel: Local funding and possibly Partial funding is available through FEHA
Benefit to the State:
Participants will share relevant information with staff members and departments at their CHD. The individuals will become more competent in their roles and ensure environmental public health services are carried out as required in statute (381.006).
Speakers & Abstract Submissions
If you are interested in developing a class for the 2024 FEHA AEM or would like to be a speaker at one of our sessions please visit our abstract submission page or contact Info@FEHA.org for more info.
FEHA is now taking applications for 2024 AEM Scholarships. Scholarship award recipients will be given admission to all classes and networking events with the exception of the CPO class and the RS Test.
FEHA is offering 2 levels of scholarships. Active Member and Student Member Scholarships.
You can access the applications here:
Please fill out the required form and email it to Info@FEHA.org
The deadline for turning in all applications is April 2nd 2024
If you are interested in applying for any of these Scholarships please email info@FEHA.org