Calendar

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

Oct
17
Tue
MPHA 2017 Fall Conference – Health Equity: Can We Get There From Here? @ University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center
Oct 17 all-day

Please join us for the Maine Public Health Association’s 2017 Annual Conference, “Health Equity: Can We Get There From Here?” MPHA’s annual conference is the largest statewide meeting dedicated to public health in Maine. We attract 300+ public health professionals from across the state, and feature the latest science, policy, and programming related to public health in Maine.

We are so excited to announce Mark Fenton will be our 2017 keynote speaker! Mark is a national public health, planning, and transportation consultant, an adjunct associate professor at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and former host of the “America’s Walking” series on PBS television.

In addition, we’ll be featuring two exciting panels:

Maine Funders Panel – Hear from Maine funders about their priorities, challenges, and opportunities!
Substance Use Policymaking Panel – Interactive discussion with Maine legislators about policymaking related to substance use, including marijuana legalization and opiates

Oct
18
Wed
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training – Bucksport @ Bucksport Golf Club & Event Center
Oct 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join other healthcare professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. It has been well established that brief interventions can significantly increase quit attempts and lead to long term tobacco abstinence. Led by licensed healthcare professionals, participants will learn how to use effective, motivational strategies and gain confidence when working with patients or clients who use tobacco.

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 Skil

Target Audience: All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals
A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education Credits are available. Please see the registration page for more information.

Oct
28
Sat
Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Workshop @ UNE Innovation Hall
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The University of New England’s Center for Excellence in Health Innovation is pleased to announce a free opioid use disorder (OUD) and medication assisted treatment (MAT) workshop. This workshop will host experts discussing the current climate in Maine concerning the opioid epidemic and its impact on the state. Attendees will gain knowledge in areas including OUD diagnosis, prevention and treatment, and emphasizing MAT.

Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatment Workshop @ Innovation Hall, UNE Portland Campus
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The University of New England’s Center for Excellence in Health Innovation is pleased to announce an opioid use disorder (OUD) and medication assisted treatment (MAT) workshop. This workshop will host experts discussing the current climate in Maine concerning the opioid epidemic and its impact on the state. Attendees will gain knowledge in areas including OUD diagnosis, prevention and treatment, and emphasizing MAT. Continuing Education Credits are available. Please visit the registration page for more information.

Nov
1
Wed
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training – Brunswick @ The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern
Nov 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join other healthcare professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. It has been well established that brief interventions can significantly increase quit attempts and lead to long term tobacco abstinence. Led by licensed healthcare professionals, participants will learn how to use effective, motivational strategies and gain confidence when working with patients or clients who use tobacco.

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 Skil

Target Audience: All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals
A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education Credits are available. Please see the registration page for more information.

Nov
17
Fri
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training – Saco @ Ramada Inn
Nov 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join other healthcare professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. It has been well established that brief interventions can significantly increase quit attempts and lead to long term tobacco abstinence. Led by licensed healthcare professionals, participants will learn how to use effective, motivational strategies and gain confidence when working with patients or clients who use tobacco.

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 Skil

Target Audience: All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals
A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education Credits are available. Please see the registration page for more information.

Jan
10
Wed
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training – South Portland @ Double Tree by Hilton
Jan 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join other healthcare professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. It has been well established that brief interventions can significantly increase quit attempts and lead to long term tobacco abstinence. Led by licensed healthcare professionals, participants will learn how to use effective, motivational strategies and gain confidence when working with patients or clients who use tobacco.

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 Skil

Target Audience: All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals
A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education Credits are available. Please see the registration page for more information.

Feb
7
Wed
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training – Auburn @ Hilton Garden Inn
Feb 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join other healthcare professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. It has been well established that brief interventions can significantly increase quit attempts and lead to long term tobacco abstinence. Led by licensed healthcare professionals, participants will learn how to use effective, motivational strategies and gain confidence when working with patients or clients who use tobacco.

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 Skil

Target Audience: All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals
A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education Credits are available. Please see the registration page for more information.

Mar
20
Tue
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training – York @ Union Bluff Meeting House
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join other healthcare professionals in this one-day training to learn more about nicotine addiction and how to integrate brief, evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into current practice. It has been well established that brief interventions can significantly increase quit attempts and lead to long term tobacco abstinence. Led by licensed healthcare professionals, participants will learn how to use effective, motivational strategies and gain confidence when working with patients or clients who use tobacco.

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 Skil

Target Audience: All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals
A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education Credits are available. Please see the registration page for more information.

Apr
14
Sat
Global Health & Innovation Conference @ Yale University
Apr 14 – Apr 15 all-day

The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  For more information on confirmed speakers, visit http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/speakers-2018


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