Association of Aquatic Professionals and Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code Partner to Offer MAHC Tracks at the AOAP 2023 Conference

The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) is partnering with the Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) to offer MAHC Tracks for the second consecutive year during the Annual AOAP Conference & Exposition, scheduled for February 11-18, 2023, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

MAHC Tracks are educational sessions on the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) presented by CMAHC, a member-driven nonprofit organization that exists exclusively to advocate, evolve, innovate, promote implementation, and make recommendations to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on needed updates to the CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC). 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.

The following MAHC Tracks will be available at the conference, led by CMAHC team members and other leaders in the aquatics industry:

MAHC TrackPresenterSchedule

Is your Aquatics Center MAHC Ready?

Miklos Valdez – Counsilman HunsakerMonday, Feb. 13 – 11:40 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

Diversify your Income Portfolio through Grants and External Awards

David Dyjack and Rosie DeVito – NEHAMonday, Feb. 13 – 2:00-3:10 p.m.

Chemical Safety Concerns and Protecting the Public

Dewey Case – CMAHCMonday, Feb. 13 – 3:30-4:40 p.m.

Engineering 2331: Indoor Air Quality Design and Specification

Dave Peterson – Watershape UniversityMonday, Feb. 13 – 5:00-6:10 p.m.

Colorado’s Efforts to Improve Recreational Water Regulations

Mitchell Brown – Jefferson County Public HealthTuesday, Feb. 14 – 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Improving Operations and Safety by Using the Model Aquatic Health Code

Kristie Riester – CMAHCTuesday, Feb. 14 – 10:45-11:55 a.m.

Friction Loss: A Public Health and Pool Operators Panel Discussion

Moderated by Dewey Case – CMAHCTuesday, Feb. 14 – 1:15-2:25 p.m.

Outbreaks of Acute Gastrointestinal Illness Associated with a Splash Pad in a Wildlife Park β€” Kansas, June 2021

Michele Hlavasa – CDCTuesday, Feb. 14 – 2:45-3:55 p.m.

Understanding Automation and ORP

Dewey Case – CMAHCTuesday, Feb. 14 – 4:15-5:25 p.m.
The Devil's in the Details; How a proper service plan makes the difference!Michael Scheetz – American Pool EnterpriseWednesday, Feb. 15 – 3:15-5:55 p.m.
Preventative Care for your Aquatic Facilities Pools and a Renovation PlanMick Nelson, Sue Nelson – Total Aquatic ProgrammingWednesday, Feb. 15 – 9:30-10:40 a.m.

In addition to the MAHC Tracks, CMAHC is sponsoring a Safety Plan Workshop, hosted by Mike Espino, on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and CMAHC’s Technical Director, Dewey Case, will lead a Certified Pool Operator (CPO) course on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CMAHC will also host an Environmental Health Leaders Forum on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 11:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This free forum is an exclusive, half-day roundtable discussion for EH leaders only, and lunch will be provided. Learn more here.

The full conference website, booklet, and registration information are available here. Hotel reservations can be made here with AOAP’s special discount room rate of as low as $165 per night. Additionally, CMAHC members can receive a discount on AOAP 2023 conference registration using a special member code. To get the code, email [email protected].

β€œCMAHC is thrilled to, once again, host MAHC Tracks at AOAP 2023,” says Kristie Riester, executive director, CMAHC. β€œWe are appreciative of the AOAP to offer such a valuable, must-attend event. Our collective goal through the MAHC Tracks is to expand our reach by bringing in members of the public health, academia, builders, and designer audiences – all of which have a common need for MAHC use and adoption.”

β€œAOAP is excited for our partnership with CMAHC to bring additional educational opportunities to all aquatics professionals in the technical and health inspector fields,” says Juliene Hefter, executive director and CEO, AOAP. β€œIt is through this partnership that AOAP is able to continue its mission of being a 'one stop shop' for all aquatic professionals no matter what area of aquatics they are involved with."

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