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Special Session of Legionella Conference to Address Emergent Health Crisis

December 9, 2020

A virtual special session of the annual Legionella Conference co-hosted by NSF Health Sciences and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) will focus on disease prevention from waterborne pathogens during a public health crisis.

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Business Continuity During COVID-19 Requires Management of Building Water Systems Before Reopening

May 5, 2020

To avoid a dramatic increase in Legionnaires disease, there are several actions that building owners should take now and prior to returning buildings to full service to reduce hazardous conditions caused by the COVID-19 low building occupancy rates.

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Report Provides Road Map to Help Improve Response to Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks and Conserve Water

March 10, 2020

NSF Health Sciences and Urban Sustainability Directors Network report recommends electronic cooling tower registry to help public health investigators quickly pinpoint the source of outbreaks.

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Call for Abstracts: Speaker, Research Poster Proposals Accepted for Legionella Conference 2020

February 13, 2020

NSF Health Sciences and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) are now accepting proposals for expert speaker and research poster presentations for this year’s Legionella Conference to be held in Chicago Aug. 19-21.

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Legionella Conference 2020 Moves to Chicago With a Health Care Focus

December 17, 2019

Legionella Conference 2020 will be held in Chicago Aug. 19-21, 2020, with an emphasis on preventing deadly outbreaks in hospitals and health care settings. NSF Health Sciences, an NSF International company, and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) are partnering as conference co-hosts to help stem this rising public health threat.

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Water Safety in Health Care Facilities: Why Not All Water Management Programs Are Created Equally

October 19, 2019

Managing the operation of water systems can be especially challenging for facilities that do not have the support of their network to implement needed repairs or replace equipment. Consequently, inadequately maintained health care facilities have been the source of waterborne diseases such as Legionnaires’ disease, an acute respiratory disease caused by Legionella bacteria.

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Legionella Conference 2019 Provided Education on Water Management Risks

October 1, 2019

This article by WQP magazine summarizes the Legionella Conference 2019 event that brought together more than 360 international attendees from across public health, water utilities, water industry organizations, regulatory bodies and academia. The event stressed the importance of building water management plans and served as a driver in thought leadership about surveillance and response to outbreaks.

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Water Management Programs, Policies, Communication and Regulation Needed to Stem Spread of Legionnaires' Disease

September 30, 2019

Environmental and public health experts agree that proactive water management plans, stronger policies, collaboration, communication and regulation are needed to stop the rapidly increasing number of Legionnaires’ disease cases and outbreaks.

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Legionella 2019: Water Plans, Policies, Communication, Regulation Crucial to Fight Legionnaires’

September 30, 2019

Representatives from public health agencies, water utilities, water industry organizations, regulatory bodies and academia were among 360 international attendees at Legionella Conference 2019, Building Water Systems: The Sustainability and Public Health Nexus, co-hosted by NSF International and the National Environmental Health Association.

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The Rapid Rise of Legionella: Q&A With Patrick Breysse of the CDC

September 18, 2019

Legionnaires’ disease is the deadliest waterborne illness in the United States. The number of reported cases has increased five-fold since the year 2000, and one in 11 infected people dies from the disease. Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton discussed the battle to control the disease with Patrick Breysse, the director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, at the Legionella Conference 2019.

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Pre-Conference Workshop Added to Conference Agenda

July 15, 2019

Join the pre-conference workshop, Organizing Legionella Outbreak Investigations, for tools and solutions to implement control strategies in your own workplace. The full-day session includes a tabletop exercise for how to organize a Legionella investigation.

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NEHA Offers Members Up to 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Legionella Conference

July 15, 2019

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), a co-sponsor of the Legionella Conference 2019, has approved 24 CEUs for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHSs) who attend the conference.

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CDC’s Dr. Pat Breysse to Deliver Keynote Address at Legionella Conference 2019

July 9, 2019

Pat Breysse, Ph.D., Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, will deliver the keynote address at Legionella Conference 2019.

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International Speakers Announced for Legionella Conference 2019

June 11, 2019

International experts from government agencies, universities, hospitals and private laboratories in 11 countries are among the scheduled speakers at this year’s event. Organizations represented include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Public Services and Procurement Canada, the Network for Public Health Law and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).

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Call for Abstracts: Legionella Conference 2019

February 28, 2019

This year, conference organizers seek oral and poster presentations on water conservation, Legionella outbreak prevention and related public health topics.

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NSF International and National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) to Host Legionella Conference

January 31, 2019

The second annual Legionella Conference, this year being held in Los Angeles, will explore the complex relationship between water conservation and Legionella prevention in premise plumbing systems. Learn more about NSF International and the National Environmental Health Association’s plan for this year’s event.

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Legionella Conference 2018 Conference Wrap-Up: Controlling This Deadly Bacteria Will Take a Village

June 4, 2018

Controlling Legionnaires’ disease will require a universal, preventive-based approach by a bevy of stakeholders ranging from building owners to hospital administrators, from public health officials to policymakers, and from scientists to water system engineers. This is just one of the important takeaways from the first annual Legionella Conference.

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