2017 Symposium on Food Systems and Public Health

Long Beach – Where S3 Meets the Sea

May 9 – 12, 2017

The Westin Long Beach, 333 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach CA, 90802 (888) 627-8403

Charting a New Course in Food Systems and Environmental Health in a Changing World”

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

10:00am - 3:30 pm, California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health Region IV Meeting, Location: Barcelona/Casablanca
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - Preconference
7:00am – 5:30pm, Registration Opens, Location: Second Floor Foyer | Register Online |
Pre-Conference Field Trips
7:30am – 2:30pm, Catalina SeaRanch Tour/AltaSea (must be pre-registered), Location: Meet in main lobby on the ground floor for check in.  Access bus from east side of hotel lobby.

9:00am – 1:30pm, The Growing Experience: An Urban Farm and Community Garden TourLocation: Meet in main lobby on ground floor.  Access bus from east side of hotel lobby.

9:30am – 12:00pm, Port of Long Beach TourLocation:  Meet in main lobby on ground floor.  Access bus from east side of hotel lobby.

9:00am - 12:00pm, pdf Long Beach Bike Tour (169 KB) Location:  Meet in main lobby on ground floor.  Will walk to Bike Station at 223 E First St (Promenade and 1st Street).
Pre-Conference Trainings
1:00pm – 1:50pm, Shared Economy Tales of Woe: Outbreaks and Legal Issues from Contra Costa and San Joaquin Counties - Location: Westin Ballroom - Speakers and Bios: Linda Turkatte, San Joaquin County Environmental Health Department Director and Marilyn Underwood, Contra Costa County Environmental Health Director

2:00pm – 2:50pm, California Legislative Update – Focusing on Home Kitchens, Caterers, Edibles and other Shared Economy BillsLocation: Salon B  Speakers and Bios:  Justin Malan,  Executive Director, CCDEH Executive Director 

3:00pm – 3:50pm, Food Waste BMP’s and the Essential Role of the Environmental Health SpecialistLocation: Salon A - Speakers: Savannah North, MPH Project Manager, Food Waste Reduction: Role of Environmental Health, Center for Climate Change & Health, PHI; Mike Haller, Program Manager for Orange County Environmental Health’s Food & Pool Safety Program 

4:00pm – 4:50pm, Menu Labeling – A Way Forward for California - George DeckerLocation: Salon B
3:00pm – 5:00pm, CCDEH Executive Committee/Region IV Meeting, Location: Barcelona/Casablanca

5:00pm – 6:00pm, Networking Hour, Location:  Westin Lobby and Foyer

6:00pm – 9:00pm, pdf Aquarium of the Pacific Dinner and Discussion (218 KB) (must be pre-registered), Lori Ann Guzman Bio - Location: Aquarium of Pacific.  Meet in Westin Main Lobby and walk over to Aquarium at 6:30pm 
Thursday, May 11, 2017
7:00am - 5:00pm, Registration Table Open, Location: Second Floor Foyer

7:00am - 8:00am, Continental Breakfast and Exhibitor Viewing, Location: Second Floor Foyer and Ballroom 

8:00am - 9:00am, Symposium Opening and Welcome Address, Location: Ballroom Second Floor - Introduction:  Nelson Kerr, City of Long Beach Environmental Health Director, S3 Food Symposium ChairSpecial Message from Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services Executive Director, Kelly Colopy; Pledge of Allegiance and Message from CCDEH: Terri Williams, President, CCDEH-Director, Los Angeles County Environmental Health; Welcoming Remarks: City of Long Beach Third District Councilmember, Suzie Price; Michael Johnston, Administrative Analyst, Department of Public Works; Justin Malan, Executive Director, CCDEH

9:00am – 9:50am, Keynote Address: Dr. Jerry Schubel, CEO, Aquarium of the PacificLocation: Ballroom Second Floor

10:00am – 10:50am, Seafarm to Fork Panel DiscussionLocation: Ballroom Second Floor - Moderator:  Liz Pozzebon; Speakers (See combined biographies HERE):  Sarah Rathbone, Dock to Dish; Dr. Kelly Stromberg, Catalina Sea Ranch; Dr. Theresa Sinicrope Talley, Coastal Specialist with California Sea Grant at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

11:00am – 11:50am, Can We Have Our Seafood and Sustainability Too? - Dr Carrie Pomeroy and Dr Carrie CulverLocation: Ballroom Second Floor

12:00pm – 1:00pm, Lunch, Presentations, Exhibitors and Poster Viewing, Location: Ballroom Second Floor
1:00pm – 1:50pm, Global Food Initiative PresentationLocation: Ballroom Second Floor

2:00pm – 2:50pm, GMO Panel: A Way Forward - Public Health Impacts of Genetically Modified Food ProductionLocation: Ballroom Second Floor - Speakers and Bios: Paula Daniels, Founder, Los Angeles Food Policy Council; Chef Paul Buchanan, Primal Alchemy; Dr. Alan McHughen, UC Riverside; Zen Honeycut, Moms Across America

2:50pm – 3:10pm, BREAK

3:10pm – 4:10pm, Food Security Innovative ApproachesLocation:  Ballroom Second Floor - Moderated by Hannah Malan; Speakers and Bios:  Deema Tamimi, Holly Carpenter, Tyler Watson
3:45pm – 3:55pm, BREAK
4:10pm – 5:00pm, Social Enterprise Panel Discussion with Homeboy Industries and LA Kitchen – Moderated by Russ Parsons, Location: Ballroom Second Floor - Speakers and Bios: Russ Parsons, Former Los Angeles Times Food Editor and Author; Arlin Crane, Homeboy Foods; Robert Eggers, DC Kitchen

5:00pm – 5:30pm, Exhibitor Viewing and Networking, Location: Ballroom Second Floor

5:30pm – 7:30pm, Taste of Local Fare– Long Beach, Location:  Outside on patio on the west side of the hotel main lobby and bar.  Speakers:  Lou Anne Bynum, Executive Vice President for Long Beach City College (LBCC)

8:00pm – 11:00pm, pdf Long Beach Music Walk (307 KB) Location:  Main lobby.  Secondline horn band will lead group to three fun local hotspots in the LBC
Friday, May 12, 2017
7:00am – 8:00am, Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibitor Viewing, Location: Ballroom/Foyer Second Floor

8:00am – 8:50am, Welcome and Keynote Address: Paula Daniels, LA Food Policy CouncilLocation: Ballroom Second Floor

9:00am – 9:50am, Food Safety Panel – FMSA, Port of Long Beach and Food SecurityLocation: Ballroom Second Floor  Speakers and BiosModerator – Marilyn Underwood, Contra Costa County | Dr. Jennifer van de Ligt is the Associate Director of the Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI) | Rance Baker is Program Administrator for the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
9:50am – 10:00am, BREAK
10:00am – 10:50am, Food Security Panel – National Health Impacts, Food Equity and Recovery and Access - Location: Ballroom Second Floor Speakers and Bios: Dr Elizabeth Baca, Senior Health Advisor, Governor's Office of Planning & Research | Craig Martinez, Dr.PH, Program Manager, California Endowment’s Healthy Neighborhood Programs | Tracy Delaney, Ph.D., R.D., Founding Director, Public Health Alliance of Southern California
10:50am – 11:00am, BREAK
11:00am – 11:50am, Food Sustainability PanelLocation: Ballroom Second Floor Speakers and Bios: Dr. Amrith Gunasekara, CDFA; Jeanne Merrill, CalCAN; John Tenerelli - Local Farmer
11:50am – 12:00pm, BREAK
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Lunch, Aquarium of Pacific Presentation and Poster Awards, Location: Ballroom Second Floor Speakers and Bios: Kim Thompson of the Aquarium of the Pacific will be speaking on Healthy and Sustainable Eating | Hannah Malan on Recognition of Student Poster Session Winners
1:00pm – 3:00pm, “Where Do We Go From Here…”, Location: Ballroom Second Floor  Speakers and BiosJohn Rogers, (retired) Sacramento County EH Director; Terri Williams, LA County EH Director, CCDEH President; Justin Malan, CCDEH Executive Director (Moderator)