Coronavirus and bacteria

Legionella Conference

March 9 – 10, 2021

Virtual Special Session

Prevention of Disease and Injury From Waterborne Pathogens in an Emergent Health Crisis

Session Overview

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Legionella Conference organizers NSF and the National Environmental Health Association have added a virtual special session, which will take place March 9 – 10, 2021. This two-day session centers on how industries and organizations such as health care, water utilities, manufacturing, cultural institutions and hospitality, as well as health departments and regulators, can better respond to water-related challenges during a pandemic or major health crisis.

Prolonged closures or low occupancies of industrial, commercial, educational and other types of facilities increase the risk of pathogen growth such as Legionella within building water systems. This conference special session will provide an opportunity to discuss how we can work together to develop emergency plans and adapt water safety practices to prevent further public health hazards.

Learn more about the special session

March Keynote Speakers

Elizabeth Hannapel, MPH

Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Legionella team, NCIRD/DBD/Respiratory Diseases Branch
Read Elizabeth's bio

Commander Jasen Kunz, MPH, REHS

Environmental Health Officer, Water, Food, and Environmental Health Services Branch, CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health
Read Jasen's bio

NEHA CE Credits

Need NEHA continuing education (CE) credits? We have you covered! Eligible attendees can earn 18 CE credits by attending the event.

How to Claim Your CE Credits:

  1. Attend the full virtual conference March 9 – 10, 2021.
  2. Fill out the NEHA CE credit claim form.
  3. Send the completed form to for verification of attendance and the required signature.
  4. Follow the submission instructions detailed in Step 5 of the NEHA form.