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

Oct
11
Thu
Tobacco Treatment Groups as a Healing Process: Exploring the Possibilities@ Union Bluff Meeting House, York, ME @ Union Bluff Meeting House
Oct 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Providing evidenced-based tobacco treatment in a group setting is an effective way to help people stop smoking or using other forms of tobacco. Group treatment can help to articulate and resolve a client’s ambivalence, raise awareness of tobacco related issues, increase self-esteem, and increase readiness for change. A group can be a safe place to try new things and learn from others.

 

Prerequisite: None

Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $50 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch.)  A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credits are available

To Register: www.cti-trainingmaine.org/groups

Oct
12
Fri
Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium: Innovative Living Environments for Older Adults @ Wells Conference Center, University of Maine Orono
Oct 12 @ 7:45 am – 4:00 pm

The Thirteenth Annual University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium: Innovative Living Environments for Older Adults

Friday, October 12, 2018
7:45 am –  4:00 pm
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Description:
Please join The University of Maine Center on Aging at the Wells Conference Center for our Annual Geriatrics Colloquium! This year we will be exploring topics related to living environments for older adults, including:

– Housing Maine’s Growing Older Population
– Affordable Senior Housing: A Platform for Successful Aging in Community
– Where Do We Go from Here? Living Alternatives When Home Doesn’t Work
– Aging Friendly Design is (Wicked) Good Design
– Fall Prevention through Tai Chi, Personalized Risk Assessment and In-Home Adaptations
– Long Term Care Reimagined: The Household Model at The Cedars

Register now to save your spot!

Web Link to Event: https://mainecenteronaging.umaine.edu/geriatricscolloquium/

Registration Information:
Regular registration fee: $60.00 
Maine Gerontological Society (MGS) member fee: $40.00
Student fee: $25.00
Exhibitor fee (includes 1 regular registration): $125.00

Oct
16
Tue
MPHA 34th Annual Conference: Addiction & the State of Public Health in Maine @ Augusta Civic Center
Oct 16 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please join us for the Maine Public Health Association’s 2018 Annual Conference, “Addiction and the State of Public Health in Maine.” 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.

Call for Abstracts!

Maine is struggling with an addiction epidemic. In 2017, there were 418 opioid overdose deaths. Our youth tobacco use rate is higher than the national average for the first time in years. The prevalence of obesity among adults is 30%, and among children ages 10-17, it’s 28%. As the state struggles with curbing the tide of addiction, we have lost lives and missed opportunities. Across the state, law enforcement personnel, educators, religious leaders, health care providers and many others are coming together to address this complex epidemic of addiction. The Maine Public Health Association wants to hear from you –  about your research, policies, programming, collaborations and experiences with addiction, and about the work you and fellow Mainers are doing to improve the wellbeing of our people and places.

Abstracts are 300 words, and due by 5:00pm on Friday, July 6. We will confirm conference presenters by August 1. To learn more and to submit an abstract, please visit our Abstract Submission Site. Note: Please review the full application before submitting.

Interested in Conference Sponsorship?

Please see new and continuing opportunities for sponsorship in our 2018 Prospectus. Questions about sponsorship? Please contact us.

Interested in Exhibiting?

Please complete the Exhibitor Registration Form and email it to executivedirector@mainepublichealth.org.

Directions to the Augusta Civic Center

GPS Address
76 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04330

Parking
There is plenty of on-site parking at the Civic Center.

Hotel Accommodations
Information about discounted hotel rooms will be available shortly.

Oct
18
Thu
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training for all healthcare professionals @ Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor, ME @ Hilton Garden Inn Bangor
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.

Tobacco Intervention:

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 Skills Training

 

Prerequisite: None

Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $50 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch.)  A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credits are available

To Register: www.cti-trainingmaine.org/basic

Oct
26
Fri
2018 Southern Maine Harm Reduction Conference @ Innovation Hall, University of New England
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

2018 Southern Maine Harm Reduction Conference

Presented by The University of New England, The SBIRT Grant 
and The City of Portland’s Public Health Division 

Friday, October 26 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Innovation Hall, University of New England

772 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine

Please join the University of New England, the Collaborative SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) Training Grant, and the City of Portland’s Public Health Division for a series of workshops about ideas and strategies aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with substance use and other high-risk behaviors. Introductory, intermediate, and advanced sessions are available during all three workshop blocks. There will also be resource tables and an interactive, harm reduction-focused installation that explores the benefits of community health engagement locations.

Scholarships available upon request.

Topics Include:

  • Barriers to Harm Reduction in Rural Maine
  • Supporting Sex Workers
  • Supporting Clients Who Use Drugs
  • Screening and Brief Interventions
  • Injection Drug Use and Hepatitis C
  • Recovery Oriented Housing

For registration questions: llaliberte@adcareme.org

FMI, Contact Zoe Brokos: zop@portlandmaine.gov

 
 
 
Nov
14
Wed
Annual Infectious Disease Conference, Maine CDC @ Augusta Civic Center
Nov 14 @ 7:45 am – 4:30 pm

Since 1983, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Disease Surveillance, DHHS has organized an annual infectious disease conference targeting public health issues of emerging concern to medical practitioners throughout the state. Presentation topics will focus on a range of infectious disease topics including: rashes, STDs, antibiotic stewardship, occupational and recreational needle use, TB, and rabies. Learn more about the event here.

Nov
16
Fri
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training for all healthcare professionals @ Maple Hill Farms Inn, Hallowell, ME @ Maple Hill Farms Inn & Conference Center
Nov 16 @ 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.

Tobacco Intervention:

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 Skills Training

 

Prerequisite: None

Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $50 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch.)  A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credits are available

To Register: www.cti-trainingmaine.org/basic

Dec
5
Wed
Tobacco Intervention: Intensive Skills Training for all healthcare professionals @ Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor, ME @ Hilton Garden Inn Bangor
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – Dec 6 @ 4:30 pm

This two-day skills focused training will build on knowledge gained in the Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training.

Participants will:

  • Explore the value of a comprehensive tobacco use assessment
  • Learn to develop effective, individualized treatment plans
  • Discuss considerations for medication management
  • Review relapse prevention strategies

Clinicians will also spend time building on common counseling skills used in intensive tobacco treatment such as motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy.

 

Prerequisite: Completion of the Tobacco Intervention Basic Skills Training

Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals

Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Registration Fee: $100 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch.)  A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credits are available

To Register: www.cti-trainingmaine.org/home

Jan
17
Thu
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training for all healthcare professionals @ DoubleTree by Hilton, South Portland, ME @ DoubleTree by Hilton
Jan 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.

Tobacco Intervention:

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 Skills Training

 

Prerequisite: None

Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $50 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch.)  A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credits are available

To Register: www.cti-trainingmaine.org/basic

Feb
6
Wed
Tobacco Intervention: Basic Skills Training for all healthcare professionals @ Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, Auburn, ME @ Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch
Feb 6 @ 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.

Tobacco Intervention:

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 Skills Training

 

Prerequisite: None

Target Audience:  All healthcare, behavioral health, health education and public health professionals

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $50 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch.)  A limited number of scholarships are available.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credits are available

To Register: www.cti-trainingmaine.org/basic


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