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Schedule-at-a-Glance

 

Water and Air Quality Water Quality
Fitness Promotion Fitness Promotion and Risk Management
Codes and Standards Codes and Standards
Facility Management Facility Management

 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15

All sessions are listed in Eastern Time

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Dana Vollmer, gold-medaled USA Olympian
Too many people crumble under the weight of self-imposed expectations that diffuse their focus and drain their energy. Instead, what if you could learn to identify the goals and motivations that fuel you to do your best work in a way that’s both energizing and sustainable? That’s what you’ll learn from Dana Vollmer, one of the most gold-medaled female US Olympians in history. This is the same process she used to excel in international athletics for over 16 years while simultaneously pursuing a career and raising a family. At the end of this keynote you’ll know how to think, improve, and perform like a world-class Olympic athlete.

Dana Vollmer

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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Pool Disinfection: Stories from the Field 
Jeffery Gaulding, Ph.D., Biolab; John Weber, Biolab

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Peer Leaders: Why You Need Them
Shawn DeRosa, DeRosa Aquatics; Joey Rusnak, Lifeguard Authority

10:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

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Navigating Commercial Codes and Standards (Part One)
Moderator: Jennifer Hatfield, PHTA
Panelists: Kathleen Moore, Texas Department of State Health Services; Kris Bridges, City of Martinsville, VA ; Dewey Case, Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code; Dennis Berkshire, Aquatic Design Group

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Managing COVID-19 Risk at Public Aquatic Venues
Joe Laco, U.S. Public Health Service; Michele Hlavsa, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Craig Sears, Sears Pool Management; Shawn DeRosa, DeRosa Aquatics and Tracynda Davis, National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) 

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

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Healthy Water, Better Pools
Yamuna Vadasarukkai, SanEcoTec, Ltd.; Ludo Feyen, Labo Derva

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Why Making Noise is Making a Difference and How to Join the Crowd
Beth Root, Buzzonic

1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

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Practical Considerations for Pool Management
Roy Vore, Ph.D., Biolab

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Every Child A Swimmer-Florida 2020
Bill Kent, Ph.D., International Swimming Hall of Fame

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Ask the Experts Live Event: Navigating Commercial Codes and Standards (Part Two)
Moderator: Jennifer Hatfield, PHTA
Panelists: Kathleen Moore, Texas Department of State Health Services; Kris Bridges, City of Martinsville, VA; Dewey Case, Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code; Dennis Berkshire, Aquatic Design Group

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Learn First Aid a Way You Never Learned it Before
Mordechai Eliyahu, American Aquatics & Safety Training

2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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Understanding Legionella and Legionnaire's Disease in Aquatic Systems: Strategies to Mitigate Bather Exposure
Vance Fiegel, Creative Water Solutions

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Biomechanics for Race Analysis
Abigail Fish, Swim Like A. Fish

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Artificial Swimming Lagoons and Surf Venues - CMAHC AdHoc Committees
Joe Laco, CDC/HCEH; Vince Hill, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention; Michele Hlavsa, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Jeff Littlejohn, P.E., WSource Group, LLC; John Luff, Surfpark Central

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Software Applications in Aquatics Facility Management
Rich DiMeo, Counsilman-Hunsaker; Kevin Post, Counsilman-Hunsaker

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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Dynamics of Indoor Air Quality in Indoor Pool Facilities
Ernest Blatchley III, Ph.D., Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University

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Shower Before Swimming to Protect Swimmer and Aquatic Staff Safety
Mary Ostrowski, American Chemistry Council

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What’s Changing for Public Pools - How Compliance with the VGBA is Saving Lives
Steve Barnes, AquaStar Pool Products, Adam Katchmarchi, NDPA

Drawn to Water: Things We Need to Know About Teaching Kids with Autism to Swim
Stacey Hoaglund, Autism Society of Florida

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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Recreational Water Filtration: Latest Research and Common Design Mistakes
James Amburgey, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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ISPSC – Commercial Provisions Update
Ken Gregory, Pentair Water Quality Products

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Utilizing the MAHC to Encourage Use of Transformative Technologies and Practices in Aquatics Facilities
Vince Hill, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

10:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

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Lessons Learned from COVID: Roundtable Panel
Moderator: Sabeena Hickman, PHTA
Panelists: Shana Ferguson, USA Swimming; Jennifer Hatfield, PHTA; Adam Katchmarchi, NDPA; Damien Latham, World Waterpark Association (WWA)

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

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Indoor Air Quality: It Takes a Village
Kevin Post, Counsilman-Hunsaker

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Preparing for the Federal Pool Pump Regulations That Will Outlaw Single Speed Pumps
Jeff Farlow, Pentair Water Quality Products; Steve Barnes, AquaStar Pool Products

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AOP & UV: Secondary and Supplemental Water Treatment Comparisons
Tom Schaefer, Clear Comfort

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Town Hall Event: PHTA Leadership Lunch

1:40 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

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NSF/ANSI 50 - Turbidity Reduction Test
Sung Choe, NSF International

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The Recreational Water Quality Committee (RWQC) - A PHTA Resource
Joseph Laurino, Ph.D., Periodic Products; Jody O'Grady, Taylor Technologies; John Weber, Biolab; Terry Arko, Hasa, Inc.

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Rescue Statistics from a Waterpark Environment
John Hunsuker, National Aquatic Safety Co.

1:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

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Pool Code Updates and What Does the Model Aquatic Health Code Do For Me?
Deise Galan and Emily D'Angelo, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO); Tom Fink, Cuyahoga County Board of Health; Jacklyn Skaggs, City of Kansas City, Missouri

2:50 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

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Keeping Bathers Healthy; Understanding Critical Aspects of Proper Disinfection and the Rationale for Best Practices
Jennifer Huang, ApothaQuali Solutions, LLC; Thomas Kuechler, Tom Kuechler, LLC

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What is the PHTA Commercial Council and How Are They Working for You
Jason Schallock, Anderson Poolworks; Derek Downey, LegalPools.com

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Finding the Next Generation of Lifeguards
Doug Winkler, Winkler Pools; Craig Sears, Sears Pool Management

3:20 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

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Promoting Safety Through Public Pool & Spa Operations
Dennis Berkshire, Aquatic Design Group; Joseph Laurino, Ph.D., Periodic Products; John Mason, Deschuntes County Public Health

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Model Aquatic Health Code Change Requests for Cyanuric Acid
Ellen Meyer, Sigura

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Using Aquatics to Promote Nervous System Health
Bruce Becker, MD

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Considerations for a Successful Pool Construction Plan Review
John Mason, Deschuntes County Public Health