Conferences and Community Events

National Public Health Week

Date: 
Mon, 2014-04-07 08:00 to Sun, 2014-04-13 20:00
Location: 
Multiple locations

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April 7-13, 2014

During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.

Please join us as we celebrate National Public Health Week 2014 from April 7-13 as we work toward creating a healthier nation.

Stay tuned as more information becomes available.

Certified Public Health (CPH) Exams

Date: 
Sat, 2014-02-01 08:00 to Fri, 2014-02-28 20:00
Location: 
Multiple Locations

The National Board of Public Health Examiners will administer the next Certified Public Health (CPE) exam February 1-28, 2014. Early bird registration is $385 USD through December 31st, 2013. The regular registration fee of $420 USD will apply for all registrations between January 1-17, 2014.

More information and registration here.

Minority Health Conference

Date: 
Fri, 2014-02-28 08:00 to 16:30
Location: 
William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

The Minority Health Conference aims to raise awareness regarding health disparities and mobilize students, academics, researchers, and community members to take action for change. This year's theme will focus on research and practice-based interventions that actively engage minority youth to improve their health and the health of their communities.

The William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture

Gail C. Christopher, D.N., Vice President of Program Strategy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Dr. Christopher's keynote will kick off an an active day, with multiple breakout sessions and speakers, including featured speaker Dr. Michael Yonas, Director of Research, Evaluation and Engagement at Allegheny County Department of Human Services

When: Friday, February 28, 2014,

8:00am-4:30pm (broadcast at 2:00-3:30pm EST).

Where: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

If you are unable to attend in person, you can join the conference online by viewing the William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture webcast and participate in a live Q&A session with Dr. Christopher following the lecture. Viewers will be able to ask questions via email, Facebook, and Twitter. The broadcast will be recorded.

Registration Information: 

Global Public Health Conference (GPHCON) 2014

Date: 
Fri, 2014-02-21 09:00 to Sun, 2014-02-23 17:00
Location: 
SRM University Campus, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India

The theme of the Global Public Health Conference (GPHCON) 2014 is "Multi- disciplinary Approaches in Public Health: innovations, practices and Future Strategies."  The aim of this conference is to bring public health professionals from various disciplines to a single platform and share their technical expertise. If you are working actively with public health systems or practicing public health at any level you are invited to share this experience at the conference.

Office of Research Seminar

Date: 
Wed, 2013-12-11 13:00 to 14:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Skinner Hall, Room 101

Aline Gubrium, Associate Professor & Program Director of Community Health Education, will present a seminar entitled "Digital Storytelling as a Multidisciplinary Methodology: A Case Study."

Registration Information: 

Climb Against Heart Disease Kick Off

Date: 
Fri, 2013-12-06 11:30 to 12:45
Location: 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Carrie Hall, 15 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115

ClimbAmerica! is a climb to the top of Boston’s tallest buildings to fight America’s #1 killer – heart disease. Filled with fun, energy, and hope for a healthier tomorrow, climbers come from across the Commonwealth for a friendly race to the top of iconic Boston buildings to raise funds and awareness for heart disease prevention. ClimbAmerica! is a great way to bring family and friends together, get moving, and help fight heart disease – one step at a time!

Registration for ClimbAmerica! begins in December 2013. If you're interested in meeting the ClimbAmerica team, hearing stories from heart disease survivors and learning more about getting involved, please attend this kick-off event on Dec 6, 2013.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Micho Pilotte at mpilotte1@partners.org or 617-582-4833.

 

Registration Information: 

Climb Against Heart Disease Kick Off

Date: 
Thu, 2013-12-05 12:00 to 13:00
Location: 
53 State Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02109

ClimbAmerica! is a climb to the top of Boston’s tallest buildings to fight America’s #1 killer – heart disease. Filled with fun, energy, and hope for a healthier tomorrow, climbers come from across the Commonwealth for a friendly race to the top of iconic Boston buildings to raise funds and awareness for heart disease prevention. ClimbAmerica! is a great way to bring family and friends together, get moving, and help fight heart disease – one step at a time!

Registration for ClimbAmerica! begins in December 2013. If you're interested in meeting the ClimbAmerica team, hearing stories from heart disease survivors and learning more about getting involved, please attend this kick-off event on Dec. 5, 2013.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Micho Pilotte at mpilotte1@partners.org or 617-582-4833.

Climb Against Heart Disease Kick Off

Date: 
Wed, 2013-12-04 08:00 to 09:00
Location: 
Prudential Center, Belvidere Pavilion, Boston, MA 02199

ClimbAmerica! is a climb to the top of Boston’s tallest buildings to fight America’s #1 killer – heart disease. Filled with fun, energy, and hope for a healthier tomorrow, climbers come from across the Commonwealth for a friendly race to the top of iconic Boston buildings to raise funds and awareness for heart disease prevention. ClimbAmerica! is a great way to bring family and friends together, get moving, and help fight heart disease – one step at a time!

Registration for ClimbAmerica! begins in December 2013. If you're interested in meeting the ClimbAmerica team, hearing stories from heart disease survivors and learning more about getting involved, please attend this kick-off event on Dec 4, 2013.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Micho Pilotte at mpilotte1@partners.org or 617-582-4833.

CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers

Date: 
Sat, 2013-11-16 12:00 to 16:00
Location: 
Skinner Hall Room 201

The UMass MRC will be offering a CPR/BLS for healthcare providers class Saturday 11/16 from 12 pm - 4 pm in Skinner Hall Room 201.

Cost of the class is $45, and those interested should RSVP to pennell.sheila@gmail.com

Registration Information: 
$45 Registration Fee

2013 - 2014 Alvin F. Poussaint, MD Visiting Lecture

Date: 
Thu, 2013-11-07 15:00 to 16:00
Location: 
Waterhouse Faculty Room, Gordon Hall, Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston MA

Edward M. Barksdale, Jr., MD will present a lecture titled “Youth Violence: The Ultimate Health Disparity: Reflections of a Pediatric Surgeon."

Barksdale is the Robert J. Izant, Jr. Professor & Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine & Surgeon-in-Chief at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital/University Hospitals in Cleveland Ohio. He received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree with honors at Yale University, where he was also an NCAA All-American fencer. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and trained in General Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and was selected to serve as the prestigious Chief of the West Surgery Service (first African American). He completed clinical fellowship training in Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Barksdale began his academic career at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh where he advanced to Full Professor with tenure during his 13 year career prior to coming to Case Western. A frequent lecturer in pediatric intestinal failure, Dr. Barksdale was the Co-founder of the first center to provide coordinated care (including intestinal transplantation) for children with intestinal failure. He has also received numerous awards and recognitions as a medical educator. Dr. Barksdale has been a passionate advocate for child health and health care through bridging his academic endeavors with diverse community activities ranging from child welfare, violence prevention to health disparities. His professional and personal career have been strongly driven by core values instilled during his youth growing up in Central Virginia during the 1960’s. His career embodies his ongoing pursuit of individual responsibility, personal excellence and social justice.

Questions? Contact Terésa Carter via email (teresa_carter@hms.harvard.edu) or phone (617-432-4697).

Registration Information: 
Please RSVP online

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