Upcoming Events

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

Sep
1
Tue
The Silent Partner in High School Dropout and Health Disparities @ webinar
Sep 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Webinar – #4 in the series.

Registration link coming soon.

Sep
9
Wed
@ Maine Principals' Association
Sep 9 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Click here for more information – Agenda for MAT forum Sept 9

Sep
16
Wed
Supporting Employee Well-Being – Strategies for Employers in Aroostook @ The Aroostook Medical Center
Sep 16 @ 8:45 am – 2:00 pm

Brought to you by the Wellness Council of Maine

Agenda

8:45-9:00  Welcome

9:00-9:45  Aroostook Health/Wellness:  Where are We? (a look at Aroostook through partnerships, community, Chamber of Commerce), Theresa Fowler, CACC, Carol Bell, Healthy Aroostook, and Jason Parent, TAMC

10:00-10:45            Break out 1 & 2

11:00-11:45            Break out 3 & 4

12:00-1:00              Lunch w/ topic networking tables

1:00-1:45                Break out 5 & 6

1:45 – 2:00              Wrap up/ giveaways

 

Topics and presenters:

  1. Innovation in Employee Wellness TAMC
  2. Wellness on a Shoe String Grace O’Neal, MMG
  3. Wellness’s Impact on productivity, loss prevention, presenteeism Stephanie Harvie, LL Bean
  4. Use of legal medications in the workplace (ie. medical marijuana, opiates) What employers need to know, Anne Marie Storey, Rudman & Winchell
  5. Wellness Benefit Design Scott Boucher, Barresi Benefits Group, (smaller employers)
  6. Managing Insurance Costs /ACA Where are we? Nancy Morris, Maine Health Management Coalition, (larger employers)

 

Topics for lunch include:  Small business wellness (Sponsored by Anthem), Low cost- no cost wellness, and more

 

Sep
17
Thu
Moving Beyond Diagnosis: Management and Treatment of Childhood Obesity @ MaineHealth
Sep 17 – Sep 18 all-day

Join us this September in Portland, Maine! Experts and healthcare providers from across the country will gather at the Fourth Annual Let’s Go! 5210 National Childhood Obesity Conference to discuss the assessment, management and treatment of childhood obesity.

Sep
23
Wed
Marijuana in the New Millennium – A Forum with the Experts @ Morgan Hill Event Center
Sep 23 all-day

SAVE THE DATE AND PLAN TO ATTEND.

National leaders in the fields of public health and safety discuss the changing landscape of today’s marijuana.

Featuring:

  • Thomas J. Gorman, Director, Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
  • Scott Gagnon, Director, Smart Approaches to Marijuana, Maine Affiliate
  • Dr. Stuart Gitlow, MD, MPH, MBA, DFAPA, President of the American Society of Addition Medicine

A daytime workshop at Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon (registration required,  time to be announced).

An evening event at the Gracie Theater at Husson University (free and open to the public, time to be announced).

More details coming soon.

6th Annual Safety Academy @ Abromson Community Education Center
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Dr. Bryan Sexton, Director, Duke Patient Safety Center, will present a 2-part seminar on the science of enhancing resilience. Dr. Sexton’s research on safety culture, teamwork, and resilience have resulted in assessment tools used worldwide. He will discuss practical strategies to manage stress in the healthcare workplace, cope with change, and manage fatigue.

Choose from 8 workshops covering medication safety, patient engagement, infection prevention, and others.

The Rising Tide Awards for 2015 will be presented, Nominations are now open.

To learn more, nominate your patient safety champion for the Rising Tide Award, and to register, go to http://www.usm.maine.edu/muskie/psa.

Oct
6
Tue
MPHA Fall Conference – Building our Brand: Making Public Health Visible in Maine @ Augusta Civic Center
Oct 6 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Join us at Maine Public Health Association’s 32nd annual fall conference. This year is slated to be the biggest and best yet with featured keynote speaker and author Barry Levy, MD, MPH from Tufts University and superb breakout sessions throughout the day. Title of the conference is Building our Brand: Making Public Health Visible in Maine.

Registration information can be found by clicking here.

Oct
21
Wed
Maine Primary Care Association’s 2015 Annual Conference – Progress Towards a Healthier Maine @ Bar Harbor Club
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day

Progress Towards a Healthier Maine
This year’s exciting panel of speakers recognizes the exceptional work health centers do by addressing issues that many health centers face on a recurring basis. We will also identify specific factors impacting and shaping Maine’s primary care providers and highlight the partners and partnerships working to improve the overall health of Maine.
In response to participant feedback, we are trying something slightly different with the format this year. Our event kicks off on Wednesday, October 21st, with a full day of sessions, opening with W. Christopher Winter, MD, President, Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine, and Medical Director, Martha Jefferson Hospital Sleep Medicine Center. He has been involved with sleep medicine and sleep research since 1993 and is an expert in sleep and how it relates to health and fitness. Dr. Winter has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of sleep related to health, and has served as a consultant for several MLB, NBA and NHL teams.
Returning is our Health Center Highlight session, sharing success stories from two of our member health centers. This year’s presenters are Penobscot Community Health Care (with St. Joseph Healthcare) and Health Access Network.
The day ends with our annual Clinical Awards/Networking Reception, recognizing the recipients of the MPCA Clinical Excellence awards.
On Thursday, October 22rd, we will host a day of key workshops, the MPCA Board Meeting and the 2015 Fall Medical/Dental Directors Leadership Retreat. Our conference workshops include:
• Financial Hot Topics
• Progressing Beyond Quality Improvement to Practice Transformation
• Revenue Maximization
• Health Center Board Governance
We look forward to seeing you at the Bar Harbor Club and Harborside Inn & Marina in beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine!
WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 8:00 AM – Thursday, October 22, 2015 3:00 PM
WHERE: Bar Harbor Club, 111 West Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

SUMMARY: View Event Summary
AGENDA: View Event Agenda
RSVP: Monday, October 19, 2015

MPCA’s 2015 Annual Conference: Working Towards a Healthier Maine @ Bar Harbor Club
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day

Progress Towards a Healthier Maine

This year’s exciting panel of speakers recognizes the exceptional work health centers do by addressing issues that many health centers face on a recurring basis. We will also identify specific factors impacting and shaping Maine’s primary care providers and highlight the partners and partnerships working to improve the overall health of Maine.

In response to participant feedback, we are trying something slightly different with the format this year. Our event kicks off on Wednesday, October 21st, with a full day of sessions, opening with W. Christopher Winter, MD, President, Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine, and Medical Director, Martha Jefferson Hospital Sleep Medicine Center. He has been involved with sleep medicine and sleep research since 1993 and is an expert in sleep and how it relates to health and fitness. Dr. Winter has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of sleep related to health, and has served as a consultant for several MLB, NBA and NHL teams.

Returning is our Health Center Highlight session, sharing success stories from two of our member health centers. This year’s presenters are Penobscot Community Health Care (with St. Joseph Healthcare) and Health Access Network.

The day ends with our annual Clinical Awards/Networking Reception, recognizing the recipients of the MPCA Clinical Excellence awards.

On Thursday, October 22rd, we will host a day of key workshops, the MPCA Board Meeting and the 2015 Fall Medical/Dental Directors Leadership Retreat. Our conference workshops include:

  • Financial Hot Topics
  • Progressing Beyond Quality Improvement to Practice Transformation
  • Revenue Maximization
  • Health Center Board Governance

We look forward to seeing you at the Bar Harbor Club and Harborside Inn & Marina in beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine!

WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 8:00 AM  –  Thursday, October 22, 2015 3:00 PM

WHERE: Bar Harbor Club, 111 West Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

SUMMARY: View Event Summary

AGENDA: View Event Agenda (registration link can be found at bottom of page)

RSVP: Monday, October 19, 2015

 

 

 

Nov
2
Mon
Mental Health, Substance Abuse & The Bottom-Line @ Augusta Civic Center
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE

The impact of mental health and substance abuse disorders at the workplace have significant implications on a host of issues ranging from lost productivity to higher health care costs. This conference brings together experts from across Maine and the United States to cover a wide number of related issues including the business case for addressing mental health/substance abuse, legal implications, family support, innovative employer models, EAP support, resiliency and much more.

Registration Information Coming Soon!


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