Upcoming Events

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

Have the Conversation: Problem Gambling’s Impact on Young People and Families @ Maple Hill Farm, Hallowell
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Maine’s Annual Conference on Problem Gambling Awareness.  The purpose of this conference is to raise awareness across the state about problem gambling, the impact on families and systems, and the complexities associated with youth gambling.  Keynote Speakers:  Dr. Greggus Yahr, PhD, LCPC, NCSP, DCMHS and Joe Turbessi.  For more information and to register, go to http://tinyurl.com/p2j8vfz.

QC 2015: Delivering Health Care or Health? @ Augusta Civic Center
Apr 1 all-day

Together we will explore the connection between health care and health.  We’ll debate the notion that health care delivery is limited to treating disease and injury.  We’ll discover new ways that individuals, employers, payers, providers, and public health professionals are working across Maine to improve the health of entire communities.  With outstanding keynote speakers and 22 workshop sessions to explore the issues, you won’t want to miss it.

Public Health & Disasters @ Park City Marriott, Park City, UT
May 10 – May 13 all-day

Public Health and Disasters is a multidisciplinary national conference that brings together professionals from a variety of disciplines including academia, research, medical practice, and emergency response, as well as policy-makers from public health, community disaster preparedness, social science, government, media, and non-governmental organizations.  Presentation topics include funding, collaboration, safety training, and working as a first responder.  Plenary and breakout sessions will be hosted by professionals from California, Georgia, Utah, Washington, Brazil, and other locations.  For more information, including an agenda, go to http://tinyurl.com/uofu-ph-disasters.

Maine Harm Reduction Conference @ Augusta
May 13 all-day

The Maine Harm Reduction Conference is an annual educational offering organized by the Maine Harm Reduction Alliance, a network of people, programs and organizations dedicated to enhancing the provision of Harm Reduction services throughout Maine.

The Alliance, and the conference, strive to improve the health and well being of persons who use drugs, to ensure that they emerge health, happy and whole.

This year the Maine Harm Reduction Conference will continue to target health and public health providers, as well as social service providers. We would also like to introduce a half day track of workshops for law enforcement and first responders, and additional programming for consumers and those with a history of drug use. CMEs and CEUs will be made available.

2015 Update – Preparing for the Future: Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias @ The Atlatic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

SAVE THE DATE – New Horizons in Diagnosis, Treatment, Screening Tools, and Resources for Healthcare Professionals to Coordinate Person-Centered Care for Patients, Families, and Caregivers.

Audience:  Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Social Workers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, as well as all health professionals who care for adults & families affected by Alzheimer’s Disease.

For Registration & CME inquiries, please contact the UNECOM CME Dept. at cme@une.edu or call 207-602-2589.  CME credits are available for $25 to be paid in advance.

2015 Positive Youth Development Institute & Summer Training Academy @ University of New England, Biddeford
Jul 20 – Jul 22 all-day

Supporting Children and Youth in Learning – Anytime – Anywhere – Anyone

Keynote Speaker:  Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., M.S. Ed

Registration opens February 15th.

For more information – http://www.pydi.net

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