History of the American Academy of Sanitarians
The American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS) had its beginning in November 1956, when the Sanitarians Joint Council (SJC) held an organizational meeting at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The professionals who made up the SJC were representatives from three associations whose membership embraced the majority of sanitarians in the country. These organizations were: American Public Health Association (APHA), the International Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians (IAMFES); later called the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), and, the National Association of Sanitarians (NAS); that became the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).
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