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
7:30am – 5:30pm, Registration Opens, Location: Second Floor Foyer
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 Tour, Location: 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, Long Beach Bike Tour, 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 Bills, Location: Salon B  Speakers and Bios:  Justin Malan,  Executive Director, CCDEH 

3:00pm – 3:50pm, Food Waste BMP’s and the Essential Role of the Environmental Health Specialist, Location: Salon A

4:00pm – 4:50pm, Menu Labeling – A Way ForwardLocation: Salon B
3:00pm – 5:00pm, CCDEH Executive Committee Meeting, Location: Barcelona/Casablanca

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

7:00pm – 9:00pm, Aquarium of the Pacific Dinner and Discussion (must be pre-registered), Location: Aquarium of Pacific.  Meet in Westin Main Lobby and walk over to Aquarium at 6:30pm 
Thursday, May 11, 2017
7:30am - 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 - 8:45am, Symposium Opening and Welcome Address, Location: Ballroom Second Floor - Introduction:  Nelson Kerr, City of Long Beach Environmental Health Director; 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; City Manager, Pat West, City Manager of the City Long Beach; Justin Malan, Executive Director, CCDEH

8:50am – 9:40am, Keynote Address: Dr. Jerry Schubel, CEO, Aquarium of the PacificLocation: Ballroom Second Floor

9:45am – 10:35am, 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

10:40am – 11:30am, Can We Have Our Seafood and Sustainability Too?, Location: Ballroom Second Floor

11:30am – 1:00pm, Lunch, Presentations, Exhibitors and Poster Viewing, Location: Ballroom Second Floor
1:00pm – 1:50pm, Global Food Initiative Presentation, Location: Ballroom Second Floor

1:55pm – 2:45pm, GMO Panel: A Way Forward, Location: 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

2:45pm – 2:55pm, BREAK

2:55pm – 3:45pm, Food Security Innovative Approaches, Location:  Ballroom Second Floor
3:45pm – 3:55pm, BREAK
3:55pm – 4:45pm, 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

4:45pm – 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, Taste of Local Music, 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 Security, Location: Ballroom Second Floor  Speakers and BiosModerator – Marilyn Underwood, Contra Costa County;
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;
10:50am – 11:00am, BREAK
11:00am – 11:50am, Food Sustainability Panel – CDFA, Local Farmer and CalCan, Location: Ballroom Second Floor
11:50am – 12:00pm, BREAK
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Lunch, Aquarium of Pacific Presentation and Poster Awards, Location: Ballroom Second Floor
1:00pm – 3:00pm, “Where Do We Go From Here…”, Location: Ballroom Second Floor Justin Malan,  Executive Director, CCDEH