IAQA Meeting - Fall Meeting - 2018

Indoor Air Quality Association - Houston Chapter Meeting

Friday, September 14, 2018  8:00 AM1:00 PM

The SWCOEH is pleased to partner with the Houston Chapter of the IAQA to facilitate this educational event and meeting!


Continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments and CEUs included for all registrants!

Meeting Registration Fees

  • IAQA Members: $55.00/meeting - please use the Discount Code that was emailed to you! Membership will be verified with local chapter.

  • Non-members: $75.00/meeting

Please register in advance as that helps us with catering and planning. Register at least 48 hours in advance to receive a hard copy of your certificate of attendance at the meeting. Click here for registration guide.


Click to open Meeting Agenda

Friday, September 14, 2018, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

8:00 - 8:30 Sign-in and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 Introductions and Chapter Update
Jason Dobranic, PhD, Chapter Director

8:45 - 10:15
Part 1: National IAQA Update, what's the latest at IAQA
Part 2: After over 37 years in the HVAC cleaning and restoration industry, what are the lessons learned?
Part 3: Removing and Controlling Biofilm within HVAC Coils and Improving Energy Efficiency and Performance
Greg Long, IAQ Consulting Service, Inc. & IAQA Board of Directors

10:15 -10:30 Break

10:30 - 12:00
Fire & Smoke Damage Investigations
• Description of the Analytes of Interest
• Best Sampling Strategies
• Discussion about the Analytical Methods
• Interpretation of the Results to Determine the Extent of Remediation
Eugenia Mirica, PhD., Material Sciences Laboratory Manager, EMSL Analytical Inc.

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (Networking Opportunity)



The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) is dedicated to bringing practitioners together to prevent and solve indoor environmental problems for the benefit of consumers and the public.

IAQA is the only IAQ trade organization that connects all parts of the industry to collaborate and grow. Connecting all parts of the IAQ industry is central to better business growth, operational effectiveness, and customer satisfaction. IAQA provides the best education for all parts of the IAQ industry, translating science and standards into practice, properly informing consumers, and bringing critical feedback to industry leaders. By sharing information between all parts of the industry, pushing each other forward, and refining our practices collectively, all parts of the industry will grow.

The Houston Chapter meets 2-3 times per year and is now partnering with the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health to bring you this meeting.

  • This event meets the Category 4 Education requirements of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene
  • Network with your peers while enjoying informative presentations
  • Catering is provided at no additional cost
  • IAQA members and non-members welcome

Meeting Location

UTHealth Operations Center Building
1851 Crosspoint Drive
Rio Grande Room 2.200 (2nd floor)
Houston, TX 77054

Note this location is not directly inside the Texas Medical Center. The UTHealth Operations Center Building is closer to 610 South Loop West/Fannin South/ West Belfort area. Click here for directions

Parking - Please park in Visitor Lot C only!

Parking is free for SWCOEH events at the UTHealth Operations Center Building, but restricted to Visitor Lot C. Visitor Lot C is slightly hidden. When entering the driveway, you will be facing north (towards downtown) and the OCB building will be on your left. Drive about 50 feet, past the parking spaces on your right, labeled Per Se' Parking Only. Drive beyond the speed bump and beyond the guard shack until you see an opening in the chain link fence on your right. Turn right into this opening. This fenced-in area is Visitor Lot C. Click to view OCB Parking Lot Map


Continuing Education

This event meets the Category 4 Education requirements of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.

Register at least 48 hours in advance to receive a hard copy of your certificate of attendance at the meeting.

IAQA Quicklinks

Indoor Air Quality Association website

Become an IAQA member


Houston Chapter Officers:

Dr. Jason Dobranic
Chapter Director
EMSL Analytical, Inc.
Houston , TX

Mr. Rick Anderson
Vice Chapter Director
EFI Global, Inc.
Houston , TX

Jeffrey H Peters
Membership Development Chair
Rimkus Consulting Group Inc.
Houston , TX


Your Best Response to a Changing World!

The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) supports research, education and outreach in occupational and environmental health. The SWCOEH is housed within the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences of the UTHealth School of Public Health and is under the leadership of Elaine Symanski, PhD who serves as Director.

The SWCOEH was established in 1977 as a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center (ERC), now one of 18 ERCs in the nation. In 1985, the SWCOEH became a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health.

The mission of the SWCOEH Continuing Education (CE) Program is to serve as a training resource for professionals and decision-makers in the occupational and environmental health fields by delivering specialized courses in response to current training needs. Our ultimate goal is to improve occupational and environmental health. Our core subject areas are occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, hazardous substances and materials and occupational health nursing. Contact us to discuss your training needs!

Contact Us

Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Continuing Education (CE) & Outreach Program

1200 Pressler St., RAS West, Ste. 1038
Houston, TX 77030

Michelle McDaniel - Continuing Education Coordinator (Mon-Fri)
Email: Michelle.R.McDaniel@uth.tmc.edu
Phone: 713-500-9447

Brenda Brown - Program
Coordinator (Tu-Th)
Phone: 713-500-9448

General CE Email: swcoeh.ce@uth.tmc.edu

To learn more about the SWCOEH, please visit us on the web at www.swcoeh.org