Seas the Day 

2016 Annual Education Conference

March 15-18, 2016

Doubletree Hotel, Bay City, Michigan

Workshop Information

Registration is open for two pre-conference workshops. Workshops run concurrently from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Tuesday March 15, 2016. Seating is limited for these workshops. Please register before March 1, 2016. Click the link in the title to register. 

Mercury Spill Response Training

Someone calls and says they’ve broken a thermometer.  Or a student brought a jar of mercury to school and it’s everywhere.  Or someone dropped a CFL bulb.  Are these “OMG” moments for you, or are you ready to respond, give advice, and protect public health?  Spend some time with one of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' toxicologists at a mercury spill response introduction and refresher.  You’ll learn the big deal about mercury, how to handle these calls for help, who to call for more assistance, and what you can do in the field.  

Let's Beat the Bed Bug

Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius) have reappeared in North American society and are making headlines as they infest not only apartment buildings and homes but also hotels and public spaces. Join the University of Minnesota for their Let's Beat the Bed Bug workshop. 

Conference Registration

Registration is now Open

The Michigan Environmental Health Association is once again planning a terrific Annual Education Conference for 2016. Take a look at the abbreviated agenda and plan to join us for the 72nd Annual Education Conference March 15-18, 2016. 

Register now for the conference.  Payment can be made online via PayPal or by check sent to the MEHA office. 

  • Member – $165.00
  • Member -Late Registration – $180.00 after March 3, 2016
  • Member Single Day – $120.00
  • Non Member – $240.00 
  • Non Member -Late Registration – $255.00 after March 3, 2016
  • Non Member Single Day – $155.00
  • Student – $80.00 Must be enrolled as a full time student.
  • Student Single Day – $30.00 
If you need to register multiple people at the same time, we created a spreadsheet that you can download and fill out for administration to gather the required information for each registrant. (Please do not mail the spreadsheet to MEHA. Your organization should register each person using this website.) 

Tuesday Workshops on Managing Bedbug Infestations and Mercury Spill Response are expected between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm. More information will be available soon. 


Scholarship Applications Available

MEHA has been awarded the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development education grant again this year. This marks the 8th year we have applied for this grant. The grant allows MEHA members who conduct food establishment evaluations to apply for scholarships to attend the AEC food protection program. 

Scholarship applications are now available. Deadline for application is February 5, 2016

Great Lakes Conference on Food Protection Scholarship

The GLCFP has also applied for a grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture to provide scholarships to local public health personnel to attend training and/or educational conferences.

If you are interested in the GLCFP 2016 scholarship check their website for details.

Student Posters

Students: Submit Your Abstract and Poster

MEHA is now accepting submissions for student abstracts to display a poster of their research at the 2016 Annual Education Conference in Bay City, MI. The conference dates are March 15-18, 2016. This is your opportunity to become a leader in your field by imparting your knowledge and experience on the environmental health community. 

University students will have the opportunity to display their research during the evening social event at MEHA’s Annual Educational Conference. This poster session will be held on Wednesday March 16th, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Selected students may also be eligible to be a presenter at the AEC.

Poster Guidelines

Endowment Fund

Silent Auction

An online silent auction will be coming to the AEC! Peruse the auction items from the comfort of your house, or hotel room at the AEC. We have some golf packages and other fabulous donations from local businesses. Stay tuned for more details about the items, and a link to the auction website.

Hotel Information

MEHA has secured a rate of $95.00 for single or double occupancy rooms at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bay City. DoubleTree room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 11%) in effect at the time of check in. Be sure to bring your government tax exempt documents to avoid sales tax. Hospitality taxes will still apply. 


Individual guest shall call hotel direct at 989-891-6000 or 800-222-TREE for reservations. 

Use code: Michigan Environmental Health Association/MEHA -2016 to guarantee the above rate. 

All reservations must be cancelled by 6:00 PM on the day prior to your arrival date to avoid a cancellation fee equal to one night’s room and tax. 




Envision your logo here! Contact us for information about exhibiting at the conference. 



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Contact us for information about sponsoring a lunch, afternoon break or other social networking event at the conference. 

Conference Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information

Contact the AEC coordinator for applications and more information

Exhibitor Registration ($250): Includes one conference registration. Register additional attendees for a special guest price of $80.

Sponsor Registrations

Gold ($1200): Gold sponsorship includes one educational break out session for the sponsor to present information to the attendees (20 minutes in length); one exhibitor table in the exhibitor’s hall which includes one complimentary conference registration and recognition in the conference program and throughout the conference.

Silver ($800): A silver sponsorship Includes one exhibitors table in the exhibitor’s hall which includes one complimentary conference registration and recognition in the conference program.

Bronze ($500): Sponsors at this level will help to provide for breaks during the conference. These breaks are greatly appreciated by the attendees and are an optimum time for networking and visiting exhibitor tables. 

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