MAHC Track Educational Sessions at AOAP 2024

The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) is partnering with the Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) to offer MAHC Tracks for the third consecutive year during the AOAP Annual Conference & Exposition, scheduled for February 10 through 17, 2024, at Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev. CMAHC will also host two pre-conference courses on Sunday, February 11; and its triennial Vote on the Code conference, scheduled for Thursday, February 15 through Friday, February 16.

ABOUT VOTE ON THE CODE 2024: The Vote on the Code conference brings together members of the aquatics industry, public health and academia to participate in the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) update process. Governed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the MAHC is the only all-inclusive national pool code that addresses current aquatic issues and provides voluntary guidelines to prevent injury and illness at public aquatic venues. During Vote on the Code, stakeholders can use their voice to shape the next iteration (5th edition) of the MAHC. For more information on Vote on the Code 2024, click hereTo register for Vote on the Code, click here and scroll down to “Vote on the Code” ticket options. 

ABOUT MAHC TRACKS: MAHC Tracks are educational sessions on the MAHC presented by CMAHC and industry leaders. To attend the 2024 MAHC Track sessions, click here to register for the AOAP conference. 

ABOUT PRE-CONFERENCE OFFERINGS: CMAHC will also host two pre-conference workshops: a Certified Pool Operator Course led by Dewey Case, CMAHC Technical Director; and an Aquatic Venue Public Health Inspector Course, led by Kristie Riester, CMAHC Executive Director. To register for either course, click here and scroll down to “Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops” ticket option.

The full schedule of CMAHC offerings at AOAP is below. Workshops and MAHC Tracks will be led by CMAHC team members and other leaders in the aquatics industry.

*For a description of each course offering, click the links below.

Certified Pool Operator Course(Pre-conference) | Dewey Case, CMAHC | Sunday, Feb. 11 – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Aquatic Venue Public Health Inspector Course (Pre-conference) | Kristie Riester, CMAHC | Sunday, Feb. 11 – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Creating a Comprehensive Safety Plan: Mitigating Risks and Ensuring Safety | Johnathan Nies, Counsilman-Hunsaker | Monday, Feb. 12 – 11:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

Making Waves in Pueblo County: Journey Through a MAHC Adoption | Julian Lucero and Autumn Whittaker, Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment | Monday, Feb. 12 – 2:00 to 3:10 p.m.

The World of Splash Pads! What We Don't Know. | Scott Bowron, Clear Aquatics | Monday, Feb. 12 – 3:30 to 4:40 p.m.

How to Address Chloramines and Improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) | Ernest R. Blatchley, Purdue University; Eric Knight, Orenda Technologies / HASA | Tuesday, Feb. 13 – 9:15 to 11:55 a.m.

Lifeguarding Today | Dewey Case, CMAHC; Wess Long, StarGuard Elite; Mike Espino, City of Lompoc; Craig Sears, Sears Pool Management; Joe Stefanyak, Jeff Ellis and Associates, Inc. | Tuesday, Feb. 13 – 1:15 to 2:25 p.m.

What Do We Do with This Thing? Unique Aquatic Venues Addressed in the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) | Joe Laco, CDC – NCEH | Tuesday, Feb. 13 – 2:45 to 3:55 p.m.

Interim CDC Guidance for Surf Venues  | Michele Hlavsa Ms., CDC | Tuesday, Feb. 13 – 4:15 to 5:25 p.m.

APSP 16 - 2017 vs 2011 and Field Compliance | Sung Choe, IAPMO | Wednesday, Feb. 14 – 9:30 to 10:40 a.m.

Using Violation Data to Drive Future Inspections | Tom Fink, Cuyahoga County Board of Health; Jason Ravenscroft, Marion County Public Health Department | Wednesday, Feb. 14 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

Walking the Line Between the ISPSC and the MAHC  | Sarah Cheshire, Utah Department of Health and Human Services | Wednesday, Feb. 14 – 3:15 to 4:25 p.m.

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