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2023 Annual Education Conference

Digging Deeper

Tuesday-Thursday, October 24-26, 2023

at the Agate Beach Inn in Newport, Oregon


Information about the

OEHA's 2023 Annual Education Conference (AEC)

  • Where: In-person at the Agate Beach Inn in Newport, Oregon
  • When: October 24-26, 2023

  • Register here.

  • Website will be updated as information is available. Look below for more information!

Call for Abstracts and Speakers

The Oregon Environmental Health Association is pleased to announce that a Call for Abstracts is now open for the 2023 OEHA Annual Education Conference. Share your knowledge, research and insights with Environmental Health professionals from around the state this fall in beautiful Newport, Oregon.


The theme of this year's conference is "Digging Deeper". By digging deeper in Environmental Health, we extend ourselves beyond the superficial and explore the profound importance of our rules and standards, communication, ongoing investigations, prevention efforts, emerging challenges and leadership.

Submissions should convey the essence of your presentation and the contribution to the environmental health industry in 150 words or less.


Proposals are due by August 1, 2023. 


Submit your abstract here:


Currently seeking sponsors for the OEHA Conference. Please contact us with interest!

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We will soon be seeking Silent Auction Donors.

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The 2023 OEHA Annual Educational Conference (AEC)

When: Tuesday, October 24 to Thursday, October 26, 2023

Daily schedule:

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 from 1pm-5:30pm, followed by Munch & Mingle

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 from 8am-4:30pm 

Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 8am-12:30pm 


The theme for this year's AEC is "Digging Deeper".

Speakers will cover current and applicable environmental health topics, including:

  • indoor air quality

  • emergency preparedness

  • industrial hygiene

  • food safety

  • enforcement

  • reducing food waste

  • onsite wastewater systems

  • wildfire smoke

  • microplastics

The agenda for the 2023 OEHA AEC will be posted here.

About our Keynote Speaker:

The 2023 OEHA AEC Keynote Speaker will be NEHA Executive Director David Dyjack.

Additional Activities:

The 2023 OEHA AEC will include a silent auction, the proceeds of which support OEHA, Educational Opportunities and Environmental Health Scholarships. Examples of items that will auctioned will be announced shortly.

The 2023 OEHA AEC will include recognition of outstanding members of the Environmental Health profession, as well as a Munch & Mingle social event for networking.

Hotel rooms

The 2023 OEHA AEC will take place at the Best Western PLUS Agate Beach Inn

3019 North Coast Highway, Newport, Oregon 97365

The hotel is providing discounted group rates of: $131.00 Hillside and $181.00 Ocean View. The cut-off date for accepting reservations into this room block is 5 pm on Monday, September 25, 2023.

To make reservations, call Best Western PLUS Agate Beach at 541-265-9411, ext. 2 and mention the OEHA 2023 Conference for the discounted rate.

What will OEHA do to prevent COVID-19 transmission at the AEC?

OEHA will follow current OHA guidance regarding precautions to prevent COVID-19 transmission. We strongly encourage vaccination. Masks are optional for attendees.

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