Upcoming Events

The following is a listing of events that might be of interest to those in Public Health.

Sep
8
Thu
Patient Safety Academy @ Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our theme this year is Safety Culture: It starts in ME, and so we continue to solicit your input and support as together we seek to move the needle on patient safety in Maine. To that end, we are delighted to tell you that our keynote speaker, Dr. Bryan Sexton, is returning to the Patient Safety Academy to share with us in two plenary sessions his research and tools on workforce resilience and the intersection of safety culture and psychological safety. Participants may choose from workshops on topics such as infection prevention, adverse drug events, telehealth, high-reliability organizations, patient engagement, and medication reconciliation led by Maine and regional experts.

Click here  – PatientSafetyAcademy2016_Eflyer – for a copy of the flyer with the event information.

Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment @ webinar
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

As part of its free Lunch & Learn webinar series for health care and public health professionals, Maine Quality Counts is offering a one-hour webinar on POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Noon.

Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/31278ba24fea1de1dc2040ba88984b7b

The POLST Paradigm is an evidence-based process that allows people with life-limiting illness or advanced frailty to talk with health care providers about their treatment choices so that their wishes can be translated into actionable medical orders.

Join Elizabeth Hart, MD, co-founder of the Maine POLST Coalition, to explore the POLST Paradigm, investigate how providers in Maine are incorporating it into their practices and consider its effectiveness in your practice setting. This webinar is appropriate for those considering the use of POLST and those who are already using POLST but haven’t had extensive training in the model.

Sep
13
Tue
Tobacco Intervention: BASIC Skills Training @ Best Western Plus
Sep 13 all-day

Prerequisite: None
Target Audience: All healthcare, behavioral health and health education professionals

This one-day training assists healthcare professionals to implement effective, motivational strategies, gain confidence when working with patients/clients who use tobacco, understand nicotine addiction and integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice.

The curriculum includes:

  • The Burden of Tobacco Use
  • Tobacco Products & Vaping
  • Evidence-based Quit Methods
  • Motivational Engagement Strategies
  • Tobacco Treatment Medications
  • The 5 A’s Brief Intervention Model

Continuing Education Credits & Contact Hours (for nursing, dental, alcohol and drug, and physicians) will be available upon completion of an online evaluation.  Participants must attend the entire training to receive a certificate or credit.

Sep
15
Thu
Food in Health Care: It’s More Than an Apple a Day – Promoting Health & Managing Diseases Through Nutrition @ MaineHealth Conference Center
Sep 15 – Sep 16 all-day

Fifth Annual LET’S GO! 5-2-1-0 National Childhood Obesity Conference
Join us for two days of exploration into the role of food as medicine. Nancy Chen, PhD, Professor of Anthropology at University of California- Santa Cruz and author of Food, Medicine, and the Quest for Good Health, will kick off the event by addressing the cultural and historical contexts of food, medicine, and health. Then, using the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight’s Algorithm for the Assessment and Management of Childhood Obesity as a pathway, we will explore the role of food in prevention, management, and treatment of childhood obesity and related health conditions. We hope you will join us in September 2016!

5th LG Flyer 6-22-16

Sep
19
Mon
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training: Building our Behavioral Health Workforce @ Camden National Bank Ice Vault
Sep 19 – Sep 22 all-day

A Training for Prevention Professionals
The Substance Abuse Prevention Team with the Maine Center for Disease Control has collaborated with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) to offer the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)! This innovative training, combining online and in-person components, offers prevention practitioners a comprehensive introduction to the substance abuse prevention field. Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, the SAPST is designed to help practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention that reduces behavioral health disparities and improves wellness. It is appropriate for entry-level prevention practitioners, as well as professionals working in related fields.
The SAPST consists of a five-hour, self-paced online module; followed by a four- day/26-hour interactive, in-person training.

This training is a required component for the Maine Certified Prevention Specialist credential.

*Online Component: to be completed prior to the in person training (YOU WILL RECEIVE THIS LINK IN A SEPARATE EMAIL IN MID AUGUST)
In-Person Training: September 19-22
Time and Location (of In-person training):
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ Camden National Bank Ice Vault, 203 Whitten Rd, Hallowell, ME

COST: $0

TO REGISTER VISIT: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SAPSTSEP2016 You will receive an email 2 weeks before the training with logistics and registration confirmation.)

For questions, please contact: Cheryl Cichowski 207-287-4391

Continuing Education Hours will be provided upon completion of both the online module and face-to-face training.

(YOU MUST ATTEND THE ENTIRE TRAINING WITH NO MISSED HOURS (no leaving early/coming late) IN ORDER TO GET YOUR FULL CERTIFICATE)

Registrants who do not attend without notification will be excluded from registering for the next Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training.

*The online component must be completed prior to the in-person training. You will receive information on how to access this training following registration.

Cheryl Cichowski, PS-C
Prevention Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Preserve ~ Promote ~ Protect
Division of Disease Prevention/Tobacco and Substance Use Prevention and Control
286 Water Street, 4th Floor
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Tel: (207) 287-4391 Fax: (207) 287-4636
TTY: Call 711 (Maine Relay)

Sep
21
Wed
Maine Summit on Aging – It (Still) Takes a Village – Forging Lasting Partnerships to Support Health Aging @ Augusta Civic Center
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

This year’s Summit will explore strategies people, communities and organizations in Maine can implement to substantially improve the health and well-being of older adults.  The Summit will highlight innovative solutions and system changes that are working to promote health, not just through medical treatment, but through new collaborations – between community organizations, volunteer groups, medical providers and more – that are addressing the social determinants of health.  The Summit will explore how increasing access to reliable transportation, safe housing, home repair, quality food, social engagement, educational opportunities, community wellness and exercise programs can keep older adults healthy and out of emergency rooms.

Sep
28
Wed
International Zika Virus Conference & Workshop
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day

Key topics to be covered at the Int’l Zika Conference include:
• Microcephaly and Neurological Disorders.
• Vaccine Candidates
• Travel-Related Cases.
• Locally Transmitted Zika Virus
And more

Breakout sessions include:
• Recommendations for Vector Control Agencies
• Recommendations for Health Departments
• Zika, Pregnancy & Birth Defects
• Prevention & Education Strategies
• Lessons learned

For a copy of the full agenda, go to http://nordtree.com/ZIKV/

Tobacco Intervention: BASIC Skills Training @ Ramada Inn
Sep 28 all-day

Prerequisite: None
Target Audience: All healthcare, behavioral health and health education professionals

This one-day training assists healthcare professionals to implement effective, motivational strategies, gain confidence when working with patients/clients who use tobacco, understand nicotine addiction and integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice.

The curriculum includes:

  • The Burden of Tobacco Use
  • Tobacco Products & Vaping
  • Evidence-based Quit Methods
  • Motivational Engagement Strategies
  • Tobacco Treatment Medications
  • The 5 A’s Brief Intervention Model

Continuing Education Credits & Contact Hours (for nursing, dental, alcohol and drug, and physicians) will be available upon completion of an online evaluation.  Participants must attend the entire training to receive a certificate or credit.

Oct
1
Sat
First Annual New England Valve and Structural Heart Disease Forum @ Harraseeket Inn
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

This educational conference features presentations by well-known faculty regarding the treatment and management of patients with Valve and Structural Heart Disease and a forum for intellectual exchange through case review.

At the conclusion of the course, the participant should have a better understanding of:

  1. New and Innovative concepts in the management of valvular heart disease.
  2. TAVR procedural options and possible complications.
  3. Anestheia Fast Tracking with Conscious Sedation in TAVR.
  4. The “Pears: and “Perils” of unique treatment options in Valvular/Structural health disease through case discussion.

CMEs and CNE/Nursing Contact Hours will be available.  For more information:  First Annual New England Valve and Structural Heart Disease Forum.

Oct
5
Wed
Tobacco Intervention: BASIC Skills Training @ University of Maine @ Machias
Oct 5 all-day

Prerequisite: None
Target Audience: All healthcare, behavioral health and health education professionals

This one-day training assists healthcare professionals to implement effective, motivational strategies, gain confidence when working with patients/clients who use tobacco, understand nicotine addiction and integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice.

The curriculum includes:

  • The Burden of Tobacco Use
  • Tobacco Products & Vaping
  • Evidence-based Quit Methods
  • Motivational Engagement Strategies
  • Tobacco Treatment Medications
  • The 5 A’s Brief Intervention Model

Continuing Education Credits & Contact Hours (for nursing, dental, alcohol and drug, and physicians) will be available upon completion of an online evaluation.  Participants must attend the entire training to receive a certificate or credit.


If you would like to list an event on our website (a free service for current MPHA members), please send the following to mpha@mcd.org: Name of Event, Short Description, Web Link to the Event, Registration Information


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