Upcoming Events

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

No Safety, No Health: A Conversation About Race, Place and Preventing Violence @ webinar
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Community violence is a preventable public health issue shaped by many factors, including racism.  Violence impacts our overall health and well-being and prevents communities from realizing their full potential.

Hear from APHA Past President Linda Degutis, former director of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Howard Pinderhughes of UC San Francisco, Policy Link, and the Prevention Institute for an important discussion about race, place and preventing violence.  We will explore the role of public health in preventing this epidemic and the value of engaging many sectors in the solution.

1 free CPH credit is available for this activity.  Participants must register, attend the entire webinar and complete the evaluation online to obtain a CE certificate.

Unequal Treatment: Disparities in Access, Quality and Care @ webinar
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Webinar #3 in the series.

Registration link coming soon.

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.

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.

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


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


  • 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.

MPHA Fall Conference @ 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 and sponsorship information will be available by July!

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

SAVE THE DATE – conference agenda and registration will be out soon.

We are excited to announce Dr. Christopher Winter as Keynote Speaker. Dr. Winter has practiced sleep medicine and neurology in Charlottesville, VA since 2004, but has been involved with sleep medicine and sleep research since 1993. As the owner of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine, CNSM Consulting and the Medical Director of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Sleep Medicine Center, Dr. Winter is not only an active participant in patient care, but a dynamic speaker and researcher on the science of sleep. Dr. Winter is a highly sought after speaker among private and commercial companies and has lectured on behalf of many major pharmaceutical companies. Through these lectures, Dr. Winter has educated hundreds of physicians about various topics in sleep medicine.

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


Full agenda and registration will be out soon, so please mark your calendars.

Workshops will include:  Financial Hot Topics, Revenue Maximization, Health Center Board Governance

Sessions will include:  “Providing Care to Diverse Patients in the “Whitest State”
Health Center Highlights:

  • “Seventeen Organizations Improving Access, Quality and Especially Coordination of Behavior Health Services.”
  • “Communication & Analytics:  Old School meets New School to Improve Patient Care.”
  • State & Federal Updates


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


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!

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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