2018 NAQC Conference - Wednesday

Optional Training Session
AQI and AirNow 101:- A session for those new to Air Quality Forecasting & Mapping or Communicating Air Quality Moderator:
Alison Davis (EPA/OAQPS)
The AQI from A to Z - Learn about how the AQI was established, the science behind it, and how you can use it to help people determine the best times of day for outdoor activity Susan Lyon Stone, Senior Environmental Health Scientist (EPA/OAQPS)
How AirNow Works
Phil Dickerson, AirNow Program Director (EPA/OAQPS)
John E. White, AirNow Program Manager (EPA/OAQPS)
How Sacramento Brings the Message to the Masses
Jamie Arno, (Sacramento Metropolitan AQMD) (PDF, 70MB)

Resources and Tools

  • AirNow Tech
    John E. White, AirNow Program Manager (EPA/OAQPS)
    Marcus Hylton (Sonoma Technology, Inc.)
  • Data Resources for Different Audiences
    David Mintz, Senior Statistician, Air Quality Analysis Group (EPA/OAQPS)
  • Air Now Health Professional Tools
    Susan Lyon Stone, Senior Environmental Health Scientist (EPA/OAQPS)
OPENING PLENARY SESSION

Welcome Remarks
Phil Dickerson, AirNow Program Director (EPA/OAQPS)

Keynote Address – “Physical Activity and Public Health – What About Air Quality?”
Harold W. (Bill) Kohl, III, Ph.D. Professor of Epidemiology and Kinesiology University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living University of Texas at Austin, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education

New Health Information
Wayne Cascio (EPA/ORD)

PLENARY SESSION

International Initiatives

Reimagining the AirNow Website
Phil Dickerson, AirNow Program Director (EPA/OAQPS)
Current Air Quality: The Latest on the NowCast
Alison Davis (EPA/OAQPS)