Upcoming Events

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

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.

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

We’ve known for a while, but we had to keep it a secret until the time was right. Now that registration is open, we can yell it from the roof tops – this year’s MPHA Annual Conference is going to be GREAT! Here are just a few of the highlights:

  • Eight creative and evidence-based breakout sessions featuring speakers from throughout Maine
  • MPHA Sizzle Reel highlighting the public health successes of members and attendees. Click here to learn more about how to submit material to the Sizzle Reel
  • First ever public health ambassador program, linking students or those new to the field of public health with seasoned public health professionals. Click here for more information or email mphaambassador@gmail.com to sign up!

This year marks MPHA’s 32nd Annual Conference. Always the premiere public health event in Maine, the Planning Committee has been working diligently to bring the highest quality of education, innovation and inspiration to attendees.

Just in case you needed another reason to register now, October is membership renewal month and by combining your Annual Conference registration with your annual membership to MPHA, you will save $25 off the cost of the conference registration.

The 2016 MPHA Annual Conference is Tuesday, October 18th, in the Abromson Center, at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus from 8:30AM-3:30PM. Hotel rooms are available at the Clarion hotel at a discounted rate. Click here for more information and to register.

 

Oct
19
Wed
Tobacco Intervention: BASIC Skills Training @ Hampton Inn by Hilton
Oct 19 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.

Nov
2
Wed
Tobacco Intervention: BASIC Skills Training @ Hilton Garden Inn
Nov 2 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.

Nov
15
Tue
Tobacco Intervention: BASIC Skills Training @ Hilton Garden Inn
Nov 15 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.

Dec
7
Wed
Tobacco Intervention: INTENSIVE Skills Training @ spectacular Event Center
Dec 7 – Dec 8 all-day

Prerequisite:  Completion of the Basic Skills Training
Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health and health education professionals

Online registration opens October 2016.

This two-day skills-focused training will build on knowledge gained in the Tobacco Intervention Basic Skills Training.  With instructor guidance, participants will review comprehensive tobacco use assessments, learn to develop effective treatment plans, discuss considerations for medication management, review relapse prevention strategies and build on common counseling skills used in intensive tobacco treatment.

Jan
11
Wed
Tobacco Intervention: BASIC Skills Training @ Seasons Event & Conference Center
Jan 11 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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