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Join us to see the following topics presented at the 2019 Legionella Conference.

Check back as we add more speakers and assign times to each of the presentations in the coming weeks. This agenda is tentative.

Legionella Conference 2019: Building Water Systems: The Sustainability and Public Health Nexus
Presented by NSF International and National Environmental Health Association

Conference Hours

Wednesday, September 11 | 1 – 5 p.m. PST
Thursday, September 12 | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST
Friday, September 13 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST

Pre-Conference Workshop

Organizing Legionella Outbreak Investigations
Tuesday, September 10 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Hosted by NEHA and NSF International experts, this workshop will provide an introduction to water systems commonly associated with Legionnaires’ disease, how to identify these systems, common sampling points/strategies for these systems, background on environmental factors that amplify Legionella and common control strategies. It concludes with a tabletop exercise for how to organize a Legionella investigation.

All attendees must register for this workshop in addition to the basic conference registration.

Workshop pricing:

  • Public sector attendees = FREE (please register so we know you’re coming!)
  • All other attendees = $150

Individual and Co-Presentations

Presenter(s) Presentation Company/Organization
Hugo Aguilar Water Conservation Goals and Public Health – Responding to Unintended Consequences International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
Shaimaa Ahmed A Novel On-Site qPCR Legionella Detection Technology Accurately Quantifies Legionella Contamination in HVAC Cooling Towers Spartan Bioscience
Andy Baker-White How State and Territorial Health Officials Are Responding to Outbreaks in Light of Flint Legionella Manslaughter Charges Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Hélène Baribeau AWWA’s Premise Plumbing: Beyond the Meter Subcommittee Brown and Caldwell
Dan Broder Summary of Performance of Legiolert™ Vs. Standard Methods for the Quantification of Legionella pneumophila in Non-Potable Water Samples IDEXX Laboratories
Richard Campbell Improved Management of Legionella Risks Using Rapid On-Site Testing Hydrosense Ltd.
Michael Castro Particulate in United States and European Drinking Water: A Nutrient Threat and Infection Risk Pall Medical
Denise Chrysler How Public Health Officials Can Make Defensible Decisions With Limited Data During an Outbreak Network for Public Health Law
Mary Ann Dickinson The AWE Cooling Technologies Study: Assessing Municipal Cooling Water Demands, Conservation Potential and Alternative Technologies Alliance for Water Efficiency
Darrah Dunlap Building the Capacity to Lead Investigations: Finding the Best Response Illinois Department of Public Health
Patrick Fedor Optimizing Plumbing Systems for Legionella Control Georg Fischer
Lance Gable The Basis for Criminal and Civil Liability for Public Health Officials in State Public Health Law and Ethical Perspective on Risk Communication During Outbreaks Wayne State University Law School
Joseph Gallegos A Road Map to New Zero / Positive Water Buildings Grey4Green
Ron George Design, Installation & Maintenance of Plumbing Systems to Simultaneously Control Legionella Bacteria Growth and Prevent Scalding Plumb-Tech Design & Consulting Services LLC
Vicente Gomez-Alvarez Whole-Genome Sequencing and Comparative Genome Analysis: A Pangenome Approach to Understand Population Diversity, Antimicrobial Resistance, and Adaptive Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogens Within the Water System of Large Occupational Buildings U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
John Hanlin Legionella Risk in the Age of Sustainability Ecolab
Philippe Hartemann Place of Point of Use Filters in a Multifaceted Strategy Against Waterborne HAIS in Hospital Settings Aqua-Tools
William Healy Measurement Science Research Roadmap for Premise Plumbing National Institute of Standards and Technology
Robert Homeyer, Ryan Bloss and Larry Rubin The Minimization of Legionella Proliferation in Recirculating Domestic Hot Water Systems Homeyer Consulting, Armstrong and Cleveland Clinic
Mumtaz Hussain Public Health Concerns in Urban Water Supply: Global Perspective Society for Conservation of Environment & Sustainable Development
Akihiro Kondo Development of Disinfectant for Legionella and Amoeba Hiyoshi Corporation
Akihiro Kondo Elucidation of the Microbiota in the Bath Water by 16S rRNA Metagenome Analysis Hiyoshi Corporation
Mark LeChevallier Occurrence of Legionella pneumophila in Drinking Water Distribution Systems Dr. Water Consulting, LLC
Jennifer Liggett Proactive Monitoring of Building Water Quality Jacobs
Christoph Lohr Plumbing Engineering and Legionella: Where Are the Gaps? Henderson Engineers
Girlie Manatad Creating and Monitoring a Successful Water Management Program NewYork-Presbyterian
Jeff Moffat Quality Monitoring and Continual Improvement of the Public Services and Procurement Canada Legionella Management Program Public Services and Procurement Canada
Jeff Moffat Importance of Having an Effective Communication Plan if Legionella Is Detected Public Services and Procurement Canada
André Monteiro Reduce Impact - Management of a Nosocomial Outbreak of Legionella in a Private Hospital José de Mello Saúde
Kenneth Mortensen Cooling Tower and Water Basics SPX Cooling Technologies
Patrick Racine Water Conservation Goals, Your Water Management Plan and the Importance of Sub-Metering AquaAnalytics
Patrick Racine Cooling Tower and Public Health Nexus - Why Legionella Should Not Be the Only Deciding Factor Between Air Vs. Water Cooling AquaAnalytics
Christian Schauer Hygiene in Potable Water Installations in Buildings - Triangle for Maintaining Potable Water Quality Viega Technology GmbH & Co. KG
Alexandra Seifert Recent Legionella Needs Survey of State and Territorial Health Officials Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Scott Smith New Open-Cell Foam Sampling Methods for Legionella to Mitigate Risks of False Non-Detects AquaFlex Holdings LLC
Adrian Thompson Training for Culture Change Through a Multi-Layered Approach to Water Safety PPI Training Ltd
David Yashar A Novel Water Heating System for Pathogen Control National Institute of Standards and Technology
Danladi Yunana A Bayesian Approach to Managing and Predicting Legionella Colonisation of Aeration Systems in Groundwater Treatment University of New South Wales

Panel Discussions

Facilitated panel discussions will also be taking place at the conference:

Panels Panelists
Developing Standardized Cooling Tower Registration Systems to Meet Public Health & Sustainability Goals City of Vancouver, Groveware, NSF International, Alliance for Water Efficiency
Status of Regulatory Frameworks for Building Water Systems, Sustainability and Public Health National Environmental Health Association, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, American Water Works Association, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, Oscar Alleyne
Incorporating Cooling Towers into Water Sustainability and Resiliency Goals – Case Studies of Water Reuse Projects Alliance for Water Efficiency
Updating the Plumbing Code to Meet Sustainability and Public Health Goals American Society of Plumbing Engineers, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Ensuring Successful Implementation of Water Safety and Sustainability Efforts: Training Programs for Facility Managers and Engineers Urban Green Building Council, United Association, Building Owners and Managers Association
Understanding Criminal & Civil Liability for Public Health Officials and Building Owners After the Flint Legionella Manslaughter Charges Network for Public Health Law, Wayne State, Association of Public of State and Territorial Health Officials