Conferences and Community Events

Pre-Health Sciences Networking and Awards Night

Date: 
Thu, 2013-04-04 18:00 to 21:00
Location: 
Student Union Ballroom, UMass Amherst

The Pre-Medical Society, in conjunction with the College of Natural Sciences and the Commonwealth Honors College at UMass Amherst, will host the 2nd Annual Pre-Health Sciences Networking and Awards Night. This event is designed to offer students with interests in the various fields of the health and science industries an opportunity to network with and make the acquaintance of various faculty, students and industry professionals with interests in similar fields.

This year's keynote speaker is Dr. William T. Curry, a Neurosurgeon at Mass General Hospital and a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Please RSVP by March 8, 2013 to events.umps@gmail.com and join this great night of networking for students, faculty, alumni, and industry professionals.

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7th Annual YEAH! Network Conference

Date: 
Thu, 2013-05-09 08:30 to 16:30
Location: 
Whitney Avenue Conference Center, 361 Whitney Avenue Holyoke, MA 01040

The 7th Annual Youth Empowerment Adolescent Health Network (YEAH!) Network Conference will feature workshops led by local, state, and national presenters and a keynote by Judy Norsigian, Executive Director of Our Bodies Ourselves and co-author of Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause (2006) and Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth (2008).

“This presentation will describe the history of sterilization abuse in the US and its impact on reproductive health policies affecting women, especially poorer women and women of color. The eugenic and population control ideologies behind the use of coercive sterilization and other practices limiting women’s reproductive options remain today, although not as blatant as in earlier years,” Norsigian says of her speech.

This is a free event but registration is required. Registration deadline is April 26, 2013.

CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers

Date: 
Wed, 2013-05-01 18:00 to 22:00
Location: 
Skinner Hall, Room 112

Convenient, competitively priced opportunity for Nursing and other Health Sciences students: obtain or maintain your CPR proficiency! Meets SON CPR requirement for clinical placements. Please RSVP for scheduling purposes to ensure an appropriate number of instructors: spennell@student.umass.edu.

Cost: $45

Proceeds benefit UMass MRC & UMass EMS

CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers

Date: 
Wed, 2013-04-17 18:00 to 22:00
Location: 
Skinner Hall, Room 112

Convenient, competitively priced opportunity for Nursing and other Health Sciences students: obtain or maintain your CPR proficiency! Meets SON CPR requirement for clinical placements. Please RSVP for scheduling purposes to ensure an appropriate number of instructors: spennell@student.umass.edu.

Cost: $45

Proceeds benefit UMass MRC & UMass EMS

CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers

Date: 
Sat, 2013-04-06 13:00 to 17:00
Location: 
Skinner Hall, Room 112

Convenient, competitively priced opportunity for Nursing and other Health Sciences students: obtain or maintain your CPR proficiency! Meets SON CPR requirement for clinical placements. Please RSVP for scheduling purposes to ensure an appropriate number of instructors: spennell@student.umass.edu.

Cost: $45

Proceeds benefit UMass MRC & UMass EMS

CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers

Date: 
Wed, 2013-03-27 18:00 to 22:00
Location: 
Skinner Hall, Room 112

Convenient, competitively priced opportunity for Nursing and other Health Sciences students: obtain or maintain your CPR proficiency! Meets SON CPR requirement for clinical placements. Please RSVP for scheduling purposes to ensure an appropriate number of instructors: spennell@student.umass.edu.

Cost: $45

Proceeds benefit UMass MRC & UMass EMS

CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers

Date: 
Sat, 2013-03-09 13:00 to 17:00
Location: 
Skinner Hall, Room 112

Convenient, competitively priced opportunity for Nursing and other Health Sciences students: obtain or maintain your CPR proficiency! Meets SON CPR requirement for clinical placements. Please RSVP for scheduling purposes to ensure an appropriate number of instructors: spennell@student.umass.edu.

Cost: $45

Proceeds benefit UMass MRC & UMass EMS

Fire Safety and Fire Extinguisher Training

Date: 
Mon, 2013-04-22 17:00 to 19:00
Location: 
Skinner Hall Room 201

Ever wanted to pull the trigger on the fire extinguisher? Join the UMass MRC for a session about Fire Safety and participate in a hands-on Fire Extinguisher demo. Please RSVP to spennell@student.umass.edu

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Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) 101 & Semester Update

Date: 
Mon, 2013-03-04 17:00 to 19:00
Location: 
Skinner Hall, Room 201

Thinking about getting involved with the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) or wanting to re-connect? Join this session for a basic introduction to MRC and  an update about plans for the upcoming semester like the Campus and Community-Wide Shelter Drill.

Please RSVP to Sheila Pennell by emailing spennell@student.umass.edu.

Reducing Health Disparities: Changing the Public Health Paradigm

Date: 
Fri, 2013-03-08 19:30
Location: 
Gamble Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Mount Holyoke College will host a presentation by Joia Mukherjee, Chief Medical Officer for internationally focused nonprofit Partners in Health, entitled "Reducing Health Disparities: Changing the Public Health Paradigm."

Free and open to the public.

Registration Information: 

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