Upcoming Events

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

2nd Annual Maine LGBTQ+ Health Conference – Exploring the Intersections @ The Green Ladle
Jun 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This day-long LGBTQ+ Health Conference has been organized by the Health Equity Alliance and the QCHA, an LGBTQ+ Community Health Initiative. The 2016 LGBTQ+ Conference highlights lived experiences of community members to explore how multiple, complex identities impact health outcomes.

This conference will explore questions like:

  • How can a harm reduction approach improve queer health?
  • What are the unique health needs of elders who are LGBT?
  • Why are STIs and HIV still on the rise for gay and bisexual men?
  • How can providers make transition-related care more accessible?
  • This year’s keynote address, “Not Because Our Bodies Are Different: LGBT Cancer Health Disparities” will be delivered by Liz Margolies.
Part 4 – Making the Connection: Climate Changes Mental Health @ webinar
Jun 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

APHA and ecoAmerica are proud to co-sponsor a four-part webinar series investigating the health impacts of climate change. The series explores the connection between climate change and key areas of our health: allergies and asthma; health risks in children; mental health; and transportation and healthy community design as a mitigation approach.

In our fourth and final webinar of the Climate Changes Health series, participants will gain insights on how the conditions of climate change can impact mental health and how this presents itself in our communities. This is a webinar not to miss! Register today!

1 free CME, CPH, or CHES credit is available for this activity. Participants must register, attend the entire live webinar and complete the evaluation online to obtain a CE certificate. You will receive an email from cpd@confex.com 48 hours after the webinar to complete your evaluation.

This webinar was funded through a memorandum of understanding between the American Public Health Association and ecoAmerica. The contents of this webinar are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the American Public Health Association or ecoAmerica.

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.

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/

MPHA’s 32nd Fall Conference – Population. Environment. Policy. #ThisisPublicHealth @ Hannaford Lecture Hall, University of Southern Maine
Oct 18 all-day


Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, APHA President – Research Director on social determinants of health and equity in the Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

More information to come.

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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