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2023 Annual Education Conference

Digging Deeper

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Tuesday-Thursday, October 24-26, 2023

at the Best Western PLUS Agate Beach Inn

in Newport, Oregon


Generously sponsored by:

Information about the

OEHA 2023 Annual Education Conference (AEC)

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

  • Click here to register!

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


Introducing Keynote Speaker

Dr. David T. Dyjack, DrPH, CIH

Executive Director of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

Dyjack's 30-year career includes expertise in environmental health, emergency preparedness and response, public health informatics, infectious disease, workforce development, governmental infrastructure, maternal and child health, health equity, and chronic disease. A board-certified industrial hygienist, Dyjack also has advanced degrees in public health with a doctorate from the University of Michigan and a master's degree from the University of Utah.

OEHA 2023 AEC Speakers

The DRAFT agenda of the 2023 OEHA AEC is now available and is packed with industry leaders, government officials and technical experts that will inform your daily work and inspire you as they elucidate emerging trends and technologies. Below are a few of the presenters we are pleased to welcome to our annual conference. Also speaking are Katey Kennedy, FDA Retail Food Specialist, a representative from leading consumer food safety platform, Casey Lyon from OHA, Julie Vantine with IAPMO, Dan Bush with EN Tech and more!

OEHA 2023 AEC Exhibitors

OEHA is pleased to welcome the following exhibitors

to the 2023 OEHA Annual Education Conference.


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:​

  • Emergency Preparedness

  • Food Safety

  • Enforcement

  • Onsite Wastewater Systems

  • Wildfire H2O

  • Outbreaks

  • Well Construction

  • DEQ Updates

  • Mobile Food Units

  • New Requirements for Swimming Pools

  • Inspectional Priorities

  • Floats and Pumps

  • Climate Health

  • Self Care and Verbal Judo

  • And more!

The agenda for the 2023 OEHA AEC is available here!

Additional Activities:

The 2023 OEHA AEC will include a silent raffle, the proceeds of which support OEHA, Educational Opportunities and Environmental Health Scholarships. Examples of items that will be included in the raffle 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.

A Big Thank You!


We are grateful for our 2023 OEHA AEC Sponsors:

  • Washington County

  • HealthSpace

  • Orenco Systems

  • State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Want to work together? We are currently seeking a few additional sponsors for the 2023 OEHA Annual Education Conference! Please click here to become a Sponsor or an Exhibitor!

We will soon be announcing our Silent Raffle Donors! Contact us with interest in contributing your item to this fundraising auction.

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