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Upcoming Public Health Events

Public Health Calendar
View upcoming trainings, conferences and other public health events, or post your event on the APHA Public Health Calendar .

CDC call addressed Dengue and Malaria in U.S. residents
CDC experts today spoke about recognizing and treating dengue fever and malaria in U.S. residents. The audio file and slides are archived and available for continuing education credit at
emergency.cdc.gov/coca/callinfo.asp

Participate in National ASK Day, June 21: Saving kids from gun violence
Parents ask all sorts of questions to protect their children when they go play at the home of a friend, neighbor or relative. But there is a very important question many fail to ask: "Is there a gun where my child plays?" June 21 is National ASK Day, which is a part of the Asking Saves Kids campaign of the PAX/Real Solutions to Gun Violence organization. ASK Day takes place on the first day of every summer, a time of year when children play more often in other homes. For more information,
visit here .

Discover more on emerging diseases at APIC’s 2010 national conference
Obtain the latest science about emerging diseases and pathogens, while learning about clinical best practices in alternate care settings such as ambulatory care, long-term care and pediatrics at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology 37th Annual Education Conference & International Meeting . The meeting, which will be held in New Orleans, July 11-15, will provide attendees with the opportunity to discover the latest information about evolving regulations, emerging concerns with legal issues, accreditation requirements and clinical best practices. Attendees can also earn up to 25.75 hours of continuing education units by participating in the 60+ sessions and skill-building workshops. For more information, e-mail Joanna Colbourne at jcolbourne@apic.org .

NACCHO conference to be held July 14-16
The National Association of County and City Health Officials is hosting its annual conference based on the theme
“20/20 Public Health Vision: Prevention, Equity, Leadership.” It will take place July 14-16 in Memphis, Tenn. This conference will offer an interactive setting for local health officials and their public health partners to examine strategies and share ideas to advance a forward-looking vision through disease prevention interventions and wellness promotion, elimination of health inequities among individuals and communities, and expanded leadership capacity within local health departments. Learn more at www.naccho.org/NA2010.

Conference on responding to a mass casualty event will be held in July
Altered Standards of Care and Surge Capacity in a
Mass Casualty Event will be held July 27-28 in Atlanta. The conference will convene an influential gathering of medical and public health leaders to teach preparedness planners at the federal, state, regional, community and health systems levels how to plan and support surge capacity in health care systems, and how to develop altered standards of care to meet mass casualty needs during natural or manmade disasters. APHA is an organizational sponsor, and APHA members receive a $50 discount on registration. Contact customerservice@hsoutlook.com for more detail.

Veterinary convention to convene in late July
The
American Veterinary Medical Association is hosting its annual convention in Atlanta, July 31-Aug.4. The educational lecture sessions, events and exhibits will provide information on all facets of the veterinary practice. Register by July 1 for discounted rates. Continuing education courses will be provided at the convention and were approved by the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine.

National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly to be held in Orlando
The
2010 National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly offers a venue to interact with the largest spectrum of African American physicians, academicians and scientists in the country as well as other allied health professionals from July 31-Aug.4. Scientific presentations will highlight state-of-the- art research, new technologies and practice management issues across 25 medical specialties. There will also be more than 150 exhibits. 

Learn more on how law, policy and research to improve the public’s health
Registrations are now being accepted for the upcoming national conference themed “Using Law, Policy and Research to Improve the Public’s Health,” which will take place Sept. 13-15 in Atlanta. This conference is sponsored by the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics and the Public Health Law Association and is funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  For more information, including a current agenda, or to register, visit www.aslme.org/Calendar or e-mail Katie Johnson at kjohnson@aslme.org