Tuesday - February 25, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 85 items )  

Academy of General Dentistry Selects DHPI as Discount Provider for Dental Supplies
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The Academy of General Dentistry issued the following news: Dental Health Products, Inc. (DHPI) recently announced an agreement with the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the largest professional association for general dentists, to create AGDVANTAGE, a discount dental supply program provided exclusively to its members. This deal includes 30 percent off DHPI's regular pricing along with free shipping on all orders. "This is yet another great member benefit that   more

ACLU of Illinois: Federal Court Rules Facebook Users Can Sue Company Over Unlawful Use of Face Recognition Technology
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois issued the following news release: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled today that Facebook users can sue the company over its use of face recognition technology. The ruling is the first decision of an American appellate court directly addressing the unique privacy harms posed by the face recognition technology being increasingly pushed on members of the public without their knowledge and consent. The   more

Air Movement and Control Association International: Fan Energy Index Coming to 2019 Edition of ASHRAE/IES 90.1
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The Air Movement and Control Association International issued the following news release: When it is published later this quarter, the 2019 edition of ASHRAE/IES 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, will be the first standard, code, or regulation to use the new fan energy index (FEI) as the metric for efficiency provisions for commercial and industrial fans and blowers, Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) Inter  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Preterm Infants Often Lack Full Series of Vaccinations
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Preterm infants are at increased risk for vaccine-preventable infections and associated complications. A study in the September 2019 issue of Pediatrics, "Early Childhood Vaccination Status of Preterm Infants" (published online August 7), examined hospital birth records and state immunization registry data over eight years (2008-2016) to see how many preterm infants received recommended   more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Study Analyzes Fertility Preservation for Feminizing Transgender Patients
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Aug. 5 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: A Pediatrics study examines the viability of fertility preservation for adolescent and young adult transgender individuals who have initiated therapy for gender dysphoria. The study, "Fertility Preservation Outcomes in Adolescent and Young Adult Feminizing Transgender Patients," to be published in the September 2019 issue (published online August 5) reviewed data collected retrospective  more

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: Butterfly Children - Epidermolysis Bullosa and Anesthesia
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued the following news release: Each year, approximately 200 children in the United States are born with Epidermolysis Bullosa (BP). Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) will have a unique opportunity to learn about anesthetic considerations and other best practices when providing anesthesia care for patients with this rare disease during the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Annual Cong  more

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: Muckler Recognized as One of Nurse Anesthesia's Most Influential Educators
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued the following news release: Chris Muckler, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and U.S. Air Force veteran from Durham, N.C., will receive the Didactic Instructor of the Year award from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) during the Annual Congress, August 9-13 in Chicago, Ill. The Didactic Instructor of the Year Award, established in 1991, is presented to an individual who has ma  more

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: Nurse Anesthetists Focus on Caring for the Muslim Surgical Patient
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued the following news release: Islam is the second-largest religion in the world and the fastest growing religion in the United States. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) attending the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Annual Congress (August 9-13, 2019) in Chicago will have an opportunity to learn about this religion to help provide culturally competent care to Muslim patients. Ther  more

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: O'Sullivan Named Anesthesia's Program Director of the Year
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued the following news release: Dr. Cormac T. O'Sullivan, PhD, MSN, CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from Coralville, Iowa, will receive the Program Director of the Year Award from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) during the Annual Congress in Chicago, Ill. Dr. O'Sullivan is the program administrator for the University of Iowa College of Nursing DNP Program in Nurse Anest  more

American Bar Association to Release First Profile of Legal Profession, Collection of Stats, Trends
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 5 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Looking for authoritative numbers on the legal profession? The American Bar Association has you covered. On Aug. 10, the ABA will release the first ABA Profile of the Legal Profession - a 100-page compendium of statistics and trends. The report will include sections on demographics, wages, law schools and law students, federal judges, pro bono work, women in the profession, legal technology, lawyer wel  more

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: Leaves Are Falling. Autumn is Calling. So Are Fall Allergies
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology issued the following news: You may think you can't tell the difference between the symptoms caused by spring, summer and fall allergies. They all usually involve sneezing, sniffling, itchy eyes and a runny nose. And while symptoms for each allergy season may be similar, the treatment can look very different, particularly if immunotherapy is an option. "Immunotherapy, in the form of allergy shots or un  more

American College of Surgeons Comments on the Continual Occurrence of Firearm Deaths and Injuries in the United States
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The American College of Surgeons issued the following news release: Two mass shootings in less than 24 hours on August 3-4, 2019, have ravaged the communities of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and devastated our entire nation. In response to these most recent tragedies, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) expresses its ongoing grave concern about the death and destruction that these violent incidents continually inflict on American life. In addition to a now d  more

American Hospital Association Names New Trustees to the Board
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The American Hospital Association issued the following news release: The American Hospital Association (AHA) has elected seven new members to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The Board of Trustees is the highest policymaking body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its direction and finances. Incoming members of the AHA Board of Trustees include: Michael Charlton, president and CEO of ICON Ho  more

American Lung Association Awards $6.45 Million in Promising Research, Now Accepting Research Applications for Future 2020-2021 Investments
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 5 -- The American Lung Association issued the following news release: In pursuit of better treatment options and cures for lung diseases, today the American Lung Association announces an investment of $6.45 million in promising research to fund an expected 64 grants for FY20. And with an eye to the future, the organization is accepting applications for 2020-2021 research grants. "We've made a significant investment in the newest and most promising research, and we're ex  more

American Lung Association: National Immunization Awareness Month Highlights the Need for Vaccination
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The American Lung Association issued the following news release: An estimated 40,000 to 50,000 adults in the United States die from vaccine-preventable infectious diseases or their complications each year. During August's National Immunization Awareness Month, the American Lung Association reminds adults of the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for vaccination against potentially serious lung diseases such as influenza (the flu) and  more

American Psychological Association: Older Adults More Likely to Condemn Even Accidental Harm
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 9 -- The American Psychological Association issued the following news release: * * * - Findings could have implications for criminal justice, juries * * * As people get older, they are more likely to condemn and want to punish others for acts that cause harm, even if no harm was intended, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. "Although older adults are capable of empathizing [about] someone's intentions wh  more

American Psychological Association: Regular Exercise May Slow Decline in Those at Risk of Alzheimer's
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 9 -- The American Psychological Association issued the following news release: * * * - Physical markers of disease show less progression in those who engage in physical activity, studies say * * * Moderate exercise is not only good for memory as people age, it also appears to help prevent the development of physical signs of Alzheimer's, known as biomarkers, in those who are at risk for the disease, according to research presented at the annual convention of the Ameri  more

American Psychological Association: When Working With Animals Can Hurt Your Mental Health
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 9 -- The American Psychological Association issued the following news release: * * * - Veterinarians, others who work with animals, face stressors that may contribute to poor mental health, compassion fatigue, burnout * * * While it might sound like fun to work around pets every day, veterinarians and people who volunteer at animal shelters face particular stressors that can place them at risk for depression, anxiety and even suicide, according to research presented a  more

American Society of Plastic Surgeons Welcomes MTF Biologics as Gold Supporter of Plastic Surgery the Meeting
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued the following news release: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is pleased to welcome the MTF Biologics as a Gold supporter for the Society's 88th annual scientific conference, Plastic Surgery The Meeting, in San Diego, Sept. 20-23. "MTF's support reinforces the impact that plastic and reconstructive surgery can have on patient's lives," said ASPS president Alan Matarasso, MD. "We value their com  more

ASPS Welcomes Galderma, Heron, First Republic Bank and Evolus as Silver Sponsors of Plastic Surgery the Meeting
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued the following news release: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is pleased to announce Silver Level support from Galderma, Heron, First Republic Bank and Evolus for Plastic Surgery The Meeting, taking place Sept. 20-23 in San Diego. "We are excited to have support from Galderma, Heron Therapeutics, First Republic Bank and Evolus for our premier educational event," said ASPS President Alan Mataras  more

Beluga Calf Growth Right on Track at Shedd Aquarium
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 9 -- Shedd Aquarium issued the following news release: * * * - Genetics test from the afterbirth have also revealed which beluga fathered the calf, born in July * * * A recent health check-up with the new beluga whale calf at Shedd Aquarium revealed that the calf is growing at an incredibly healthy rate. In fact, the young cetacean has put on 50 pounds in the first 30 days since he was born in early July. As astounding as it sounds, this quick weight gain is exactly   more

BSCAI and ISSA Teaming Up in Vegas This November
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Aug. 9 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: For the 10th consecutive year, ISSA Show North America will host co-location partner Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI). The BSCAI Contracting Success 2019 Conference will be held November 20-22 at the Bellagio Hotel and Las Vegas Convention Center. It features several seminars covering bidding and estimating, supervision, and productivit  more

California Labor Secretary Julie Su to Receive American Bar Association Margaret Brent Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Julie Su, a daughter of Chinese immigrants who became a nationally recognized expert on workers' rights and civil rights, is a recipient of the American Bar Association's 2019 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. Su will receive the award, given annually by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, at noon on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Marriott Marquis San Francisco during the ABA Annua  more

California Law Professor Raquel Aldana to Receive American Bar Association Margaret Brent Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Raquel Aldana, an immigrant from Central America who became a legal champion for the rights of immigrants, is a recipient of the American Bar Association's 2019 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. Aldana will receive the award, given annually by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, at noon on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Marriott Marquis San Francisco during the ABA Annual Meeting.   more

California Lawyer Michelle Banks to Receive American Bar Association Margaret Brent Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Michelle Banks, senior adviser at BarkerGilmore, is a recipient of the American Bar Association's 2019 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. Banks will receive the award, given annually by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, at noon on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Marriott Marquis San Francisco during the ABA Annual Meeting. In addition to Banks, the 2019 award recipients include UC-  more

Chicago Photographer Named Honorary Member of National Anesthesia Association
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued the following news release: John Wheeler, owner of Wheeler Commercial Photography in Chicago, will be made an honorary member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) during the Annual Congress in Chicago, Ill. on Tuesday, August 13th. Since 1933, honorary membership into the AANA has been conferred upon fewer than 15 individuals. For more than 30 years, Wheeler has provided photography servic  more

Chicago Teachers Union Issues Statement on Chicago Public Schools FY 2020 Budget
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement by President Jesse Sharkey in response to Chicago Public Schools fiscal 2020 budget: He also made remarks at a livestreamed Thursday morning press conference. "The mayor says her budget for the upcoming school year is good news for schools. We welcome moves to improve working and learning conditions in our schools. She should put those promises in writing, in an enforceable contract--and we invite her to do so a  more

Chicago Teachers Union: Lightfoot Spin Doesn't Match Stark Reality of New Chicago Public Schools Budget
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: Chicago Teachers Union staff spent much of Thursday analyzing the budget that CPS issued today--and that Mayor Lightfoot claims produces "unprecedented investments" in schools. But the numbers tell a different story--of cuts to schools and staff and promises broken to schools, students and staff. The mayor's CPS budget narrative says they are increasing nurses by 30. The FY20 budget report itself shows CPS   more

Chief Gary Ludwig Installed as International Association of Fire Chiefs President
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 9 -- The International Association of Fire Chiefs issued the following news release: Chief Gary Ludwig, Champaign (Illinois) Fire Department, was installed Thursday, August 8, as IAFC President and Chairman of the Board. Chief Ludwig will lead the association's 18-member board of directors. He will serve as the association's primary spokesman on national and international issues, testify on behalf of the organization at Congressional hearings and serve as the association  more

Computing Technology Industry Association Introduces Enhanced CompTIA Instructor Network
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, Aug. 9 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certification for the technology workforce, this week unveiled enhancements to the CompTIA Instructor Network, a global community of educators who prepare students for careers in tech. The re-launch of the CompTIA Instructor Network (CIN) was announced this week during the CompTIA Partner Summit, the annual gathering of the a  more

Difanis Enjoys Service, Advocacy, Outreach as REALTOR
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: As Champaign-area REALTOR(R) Matt Difanis, ABR, CIPS, GRI, seeks a two-year term on the Illinois REALTORS(R) Board of Directors starting in 2020, he says he relishes the many ways he can help consumers, colleagues and the industry. The co-owner of RE/MAX Realty Associates in Champaign said he takes particular pride in reaching out to partner organizations and encouraging members of color to become more  more

Fight for the Future Launches Effort to Call on Governors to Stop the Military From Testing Creepy Spy Balloons on Americans
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Aug. 8 -- Fight for the Future, an advocacy group for digital rights, issued the following news release: The Guardian recently reported that the US Military is conducting mass surveillance tests across South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Illinois using high altitude balloons carrying hi-tech radar, capable of conducting "persistent surveillance" of enormous areas. Today, Fight for the Future launched a new campaign to mobilize people to contact the Gov  more

Freedom to Read Announces Fall 2019 Course Scholarship Recipients
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 5 -- The Freedom to Read Foundation's, a division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: Monica Cammack and Joann Elmiger are the recipients of the Freedom to Read Foundation's Intellectual Freedom Course Scholarship. The recipients will receive funding toward intellectual freedom courses at San Jose State University (SJSU) and the University of Illinois (U of I) at Urbana Champaign. "Providing scholarship funds to students who are inter  more

Freedom to Read Foundation Announces Five Recipients of 2019 Banned Books Week Event Grants
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 5 -- The Freedom to Read Foundation, a division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) awarded five $1000 grants to nonprofit institutions in support of 2019 Banned Books Week events (September 22-28, 2019) an annual event celebrating the Freedom to Read. The grants, a project of FTRF's Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund, support a wide range of read-outs, displays, discussions, performances, and other educ  more

Global Business Travel Association Announces Newly Elected Members to Global Board of Directors at GBTA Convention
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The Global Business Travel Association issued the following news: The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)--the voice of the global business travel industry, announced five newly elected members to its global Board of Directors following the 2019 election during GBTA Convention in Chicago. Bhart Sarin, Director, Procurement Operations and Travel, Corporate and North America, Ingredion Incorporated, will serve as the new GBTA President. Denise L. Truso, Global  more

Global Business Travel Association: Travel Experience Impacts Retention and Reduces Corporate Turn Over
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The Global Business Travel Association issued the following news: Most travel buyers agree companies can improve employee retention or reduce turnover through various traveler-centric efforts. These include travel upgrades such as business class (80%), better quality technology (80%), more traveler-centric policies (77%), additional time off for frequent travel (73%), better customer service from their TMC/travel program (68%), better quality vendors/suppliers (63%)  more

Global Tech Association ISACA Mobilizes Worldwide for Inaugural Day of Volunteer Service
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The Information Systems Audit and Control Association issued the following news release: * * * - During 50th anniversary year, ISACA launches CommunITy Day to give back around the globe * * * Global technology association ISACA is gearing up for its first-ever worldwide day of volunteerism, ISACA CommunITy Day, taking place on 5 October 2019. Using a live social media feed and #ISACACommunITyDay, members, staff and other engaged community members around the wo  more

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society: CMS Proposes New MIPS Value Pathways in 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Update
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: On July 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed changes to the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) in the Calendar Year 2020 Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM outlines several major updates to policy, payment and quality provisions se  more

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society: Finding Complementary Solutions for Document Exchange Needs
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: The HL7 Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) is a library of templates that provide patterns for sharing clinician's notes in a structured way using the HL7 CDA standard. This collection of templates was developed by harmonizing years of work by multiple standards development organizations to create CDA implementation guides and templates for common clinical document  more

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society: How Data-Driven Insights Can Empower Community Health
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 9 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: As U.S. health systems transition from fee-for-service to value-based care models, maintaining focus on resources aimed at improving community health is key to achieving better outcomes. Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO)--a nonprofit pediatric hospital driven by a mission to improve the health of children worldwide--recognized this when they discovered that their surrounding commu  more

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society: Social Determinants of Health - Breaking Down the Barriers
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: The social determinants of health--defined by the World Health Organization as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age--can influence nearly 70% of your health outcomes. These factors are also a driving force behind many health disparities that are occurring today worldwide. Health People 2020 breaks down the social determinants of health into five categor  more

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society: The Case for a Cybersecurity Framework
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 5 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: The HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition doesn't end when the convention center doors close. Attendees leave with knowledge from educational sessions, speakers and networking that can be applied to the real world, creating an ongoing, year-round experience. HIMSS asked attendees to share the personal and professional successes that stemmed from attending conference - from challenges  more

Illinois Approves Youth Access to PrEP
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The AIDS Foundation of Chicago issued the following news document: On Wednesday, August 7, Gov. JB Pritzker signed HB 2665 (the Youth PrEP bill) into law. This enables young people across Illinois to access preventive health care services, like PrEP, without parental consent. "Young people don't wait to have sex until they're 18, and HIV doesn't wait either. This legislation will help ensure young people under the age of 18 have easy access to an incredibly effect  more

Illinois Association of Realtors: Lawsuit Counters Eviction Ordered for Tenants Under Granite City Crime-Free Ordinance
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Aug. 5 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: Granite City is being sued by a couple who say their Constitutional rights were violated when the municipality ordered their eviction under a crime-free ordinance. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in East St. Louis on behalf of Kenneth Wylie and Jessica Barron. According to the lawsuit, which is one side of a legal argument, the couple's eviction was sought by Granite City off  more

Illinois Policy Institute: Corruption Costs Illinois at Least $550 Million Per Year
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 5 -- The Illinois Policy Institute issued the following news release: * * * - The corrupt acts of public officials have cost the state more than $9.9 billion in foregone economic activity since 2000 * * * Illinois' and Chicago's economies are waning after decades of federal investigations, indictments and convictions of elected officials - most recently a state senator and multiple city aldermen. According to a new analysis by the nonpartisan Illinois Policy Institut  more

Illinois Soybean Association: LG Seeds and Checkoff Team Up to Promote HY Plus Q Soybean Varieties
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The Illinois Soybean Association issued the following news release: LG Seeds is teaming up with the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program in a nationwide initiative to identify and promote soybean varieties that feature the potential to produce high-value livestock feed. These varieties meet the criteria for recognition from ISA's High Yield PLUS Quality (HY+Q) program. More than 70 percent of soybeans grown in the U.S. are fed to livestock. The H  more

Innovation and the Future of Business Travel Highlight Global Business Travel Association Convention 2019
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The Global Business Travel Association issued the following news: The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) - the voice of the global business travel industry, wrapped up its 51st annual Convention this week in Chicago. Technology and the future of business travel management were the predominant themes throughout the five-day industry gathering that brought together over 7,000 travel professionals and industry leaders. GBTA held its 2nd annual Awareness 5K Run   more

IPC E-Textiles 2019 to Address the Real World of E-Textiles Applications for Multiple End Markets
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Aug. 5 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: IPC E-Textiles 2019, a two-day technical education workshop for innovators, technologists and OEMs/brands to learn about the latest developments, designs and manufacturing concepts in the converging industries of textiles and electronics, will feature 14 technical presentations, tours of the Drexel Center for Functional Fabrics, a special interactive session and an IPC D-70 E-  more

IPC Releases 2019 Quality Benchmark Study for Electronics Assembly
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: IPC's Study of Quality Benchmarks for Electronics Assembly 2019 is now available. This global study provides valuable benchmarking data to electronics assembly companies interested in comparing their quality measurements to those of the industry worldwide. The quality control measurements covered by the study include first-pass and final yields, internal yields of key process  more

ISACA's New COBIT Training Prepares IT Professionals to Design and Implement a Tailored Governance Program
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The Information Systems Audit and Control Association issued the following news release: IT professionals seeking to elevate their mastery and practical application of ISACA's COBIT 2019 framework will now be able to boost their knowledge and skills through the COBIT 2019 Design and Implementation Certificate Program. This new certificate fills a gap for professionals who understand the importance of IT governance and the benefit good governance brings, but who   more

ISSA Elects New 2020 Board Members
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: ISSA is pleased to announce the following individuals have been elected to serve on the 2020 ISSA Board of Directors, which will be led by incoming ISSA President Ken Bodie of Kelsan Inc.: * Vice President/President Elect: Steve Lewis, Golden Star Inc. * Executive Officer: Brendan Cherry, Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc. * Manufacturer Director: Christine Vickers Tu  more

Jennifer Schmitt Receives American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 19th Annual Ira P. Gunn Award for Outstanding Professional Advocacy
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued the following news release: Jennifer Schmitt, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from Edmond, Okla., will receive the 2019 Ira P. Gunn Award for Outstanding Professional Advocacy during the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Annual Congress in Chicago, Ill. The Ira P. Gunn Award was established in 2000 to recognize the accomplishments of CRNAs or non-CRNAs who are involved in overc  more

Journal of Genetic Counseling Issues 17 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 5 -- The Journal of Genetic Counseling, a journal from the National Society of Genetic Counselors, published 17 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * An exploration of novice genetic counselors' transitional challenges: Commencement is just the beginning * Communication pitfalls in interpreted genetic counseling sessions * Current genetic counseling practice in the United States following positive non-invasive prenatal testing for sex   more

Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine Issues 16 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Aug. 10 -- The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a journal from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine that says it focuses on occupational and environmental medicine specialists up-to-date on medical developments in the prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation of environmentally induced conditions and work-related injuries and illnesses, published 16 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * A  more

Journal of Periodontology Issues 13 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The Journal of Periodontology, a journal from the American Academy of Periodontology, published 13 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * Cumulative smoking exposure and cessation associated with the recurrence of periodontitis in periodontal maintenance therapy: A 6-year follow-up * Definition of hypertension-associated oral pathogens in NHANES * Effect of chronic kidney disease on progression of clinical attachment loss in older   more

Journal of the American Medical Association - Psychiatry Issues 16 Research Articles in July 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The Journal of the American Medical Association - Psychiatry, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Medical Association that says it features psychiatry, mental health, behavioral science, published 16 research articles on the following topics in its July 2019 edition: * Are Placebo-Controlled, Relapse Prevention Trials in Schizophrenia Research Still Necessary or Ethical? * Association of Cohort and Individual Substance Use With Risk of Transitioning to Drug U  more

Kay K. Sanders Receives American Association of Nurse Anesthetists's 40th Annual Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued the following news release: Kay K. Sanders, DNP, MHS, BS, BA, CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from Fort Worth, Texas will receive the 39th Annual Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award during the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Annual Congress in Chicago, Ill. The Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award, established in 1980, is presented to a CRNA who has made a significan  more

Learn, Make Connections With Illinois REALTORS Registration Stipends for Expo REAL
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: A segment (https://eu3.proxysite.com/process.php?d=gP%2BVcOckPji39MPBp1pL3ctq5OpeuF0tqk8HdINIEYgNCy3Tptu4GPUqk5nu6MK6kOwAW6Rqg43LDw8rRpuWdQXiTkQRUWLEGbGd3SWDe0LlnXVfYgNMtdVq&b=1) of this month's Illinois REALTORS(R) podcast features a discussion with Bill Caton, CEO of Caton Commercial, who is talking about Expo REAL, one of Europe's biggest real estate shows. Caton highlights a partnership between the  more

National Association of Concessionaires: Promotion in Motion to Receive First Annual ShowEast 'Legacy' Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The National Association of Concessionaires issued the following news release: Promotion in Motion will receive the first annual ShowEast "Legacy" Award presented by NAC and will be accepted by Michael Rosenberg, President and CEO of Promotion In Motion, Inc. Rosenberg will be presented with this special honor as part of the Final Night Awards Ceremony sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company on Thursday, October 17th at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. "Michael and Promot  more

National Corn Growers Association: Leaders Come Together to Develop Skills, Share Insights
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 9 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: Fifteen growers from nine states - Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Kansas, South Dakota and Wisconsin took part in NCGA's Leadership Academy program in St. Louis this week. The NCGA Leadership Academy is designed to prepare state corn leaders to lead their respective state grower associations and checkoff boards. This year's program included training on the following: transformati  more

National Futures Association Orders Bedminster, N.J. Futures Commission Merchant, Forex Dealer Member Gain Capital Group to Pay a $50,000 Fine
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The National Futures Association issued the following news release: NFA has ordered Bedminster, N.J. futures commission merchant and forex dealer member Gain Capital Group LLC (Gain) to pay a $50,000 fine. The Decision, issued by NFA's Business Conduct Committee (BCC), is based on a Complaint issued by the BCC and a settlement offer submitted by Gain. The Complaint alleged that Gain failed to favorably adjust all customer orders adversely impacted by a recurring m  more

National Futures Association Takes Emergency Enforcement Action Against Walnut Creek, Calif., Commodity Pool Operator
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The National Futures Association issued the following news release: NFA has taken an emergency enforcement action against Denari Capital LLC (Denari), an NFA Member commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor located in Walnut Creek, Calif., and its principal and sole associated person Travis Gregory Capson. This action was taken to protect the investing public, the derivatives markets and other NFA Members since Denari and Capson, among other things, com  more

National Insurance Crime Bureau: Top 5 States for Hail Claims
DES PLAINES, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau issued the following news release: * * * - Texas Continues to Take the Top Spot for Hail Claims * * * The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today, released the most recent three-year analysis of insurance claims associated with hailstorms in the United States, and Texas and Colorado continue to remain at the top of the list. According to a review of claims data from ISO ClaimSearch(R), there were a total of 2,891,291 h  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association Welcomes New Members
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: NMMA is proud to welcome nine new members. As members of NMMA, our new, valued stakeholders have taken an active role in the success and vitality of the marine industry. NMMA would like to thank them for their support of our efforts to promote and protect recreational boating. * Big Dog Marine LLC- Highland, MI * Catalyst Boatworks - Wallis, TX * Connley Fishing - Royal Palm Beach,  more

National Safety Council Announces 2019 Scholarship Winners
ITASCA, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The National Safety Council issued the following news release: * * * - Thirteen recipients will join NSC leadership at this year's Congress and Expo in San Diego. * * * In an effort to promote careers in safety and address an expected shortage of safety professionals in the workplace, the National Safety Council is awarding 13 scholarships to students interested in the field. The 2019 scholarship winners are: * Ciara Bazinski: Oakland University (Congress &   more

New American Bar Association Book Examines Legal Implications of Artificial Intelligence
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of smart machines are shaking up law and society. Companies, governments and universities implement AI without a full understanding of its legal and regulatory threats. A new book by the ABA Business Law Section, "The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines," provides a comprehensive overview of how this new technology has evolved, how it will affect th  more

New American Bar Association Book Explores How Forensic Experts' Input Can Provide Clarity in Construction Litigation
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: A recently published book by the American Bar Association, "The Effective Use of Forensic Experts in Construction Litigation" will help a litigation or arbitration team become more persuasive in telling the story about each construction issue or problem in a way that makes the complex case easier to understand, makes the truth more self-evident and exposes the fallacies of any attempt to conceal the tru  more

New American Bar Association Website Details Regulatory Landscape for Delivery of Legal Services in All 50 States
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: The ABA Center for Innovation released today an interactive online catalog of state regulatory innovations that relate to access to justice issues and delivery of legal services. Currently, no one-stop resource collects how state regulatory frameworks vary or new approaches to the regulation of legal services. The ABA Center for Innovation has responded to the lack of available information by producing  more

Oncology Journal Issues 25 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 10 -- Oncology, an international peer-reviewed journal for scientists, clinicians and trainees in the field of oncology from the American Medical Association, published 25 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * A New Brain Mass in an Immunocompromised Woman * Afatinib vs Placebo as Adjuvant Therapy After Chemoradiotherapy in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and NeckA Randomized Clinical Trial * Analysis of Plasma Cell-Free DNA by Ult  more

Pain Medicine Journal Issues 18 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 10 -- Pain Medicine, a journal that says it features anaesthesiology, family practice, internal medicine, neurology, neurological surgery, orthopaedic spine surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine from the American Academy of Pain Medicine, published 18 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * Adaptation of an Ultrasound-Guided Technique for Pulsed Radiofrequency on Axillary and Suprascapular Nerves in the Treatment of Shoulder Pai  more

Radiological Society, ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The Radiological Society of North America issued the following news: * * * - 3D printing registry will offer new data collection opportunities for 3D printed models at the point of care * * * RSNA and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical 3D printing clinical data registry to collect 3D printing data at the point of clinical care. A joint ACR-RSNA committee will govern the registry intended to pilot in the fall of 2019. "The creatio  more

Reference and User Services Association Offers Course on Mastering Emotional Intelligence
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: Register now for the upcoming Mastering Emotional Intelligence course being offered by the Reference and User Services Association. Emotional Intelligence (EI) is an indispensable skill that can help you and your staff communicate more effectively and help foster a more inclusive library environment. EI is a trait that can be cultivated, a  more

San Diego Judge Judith McConnell to Receive American Bar Association Margaret Brent Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Judge Judith McConnell, presiding justice of the Fourth District, Division 1 of the California Courts of Appeal, is a recipient of the American Bar Association's 2019 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. McConnell will receive the award, given annually by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, at noon on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Marriott Marquis San Francisco during the ABA Annual   more

San Francisco Lawyer Kelly Dermody to Receive American Bar Association Margaret Brent Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Kelly M. Dermody, managing partner of the San Francisco office of Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, is a recipient of the American Bar Association's 2019 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. Dermody will receive the award, given annually by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, at noon on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Marriott Marquis San Francisco during the ABA Annual Meeting. In  more

Scott Urigel Receives American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 34th Annual Alice Magaw Outstanding Clinical Anesthesia Practitioner Award
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued the following news release: Scott Urigel will receive the 34th Annual Alice Magaw Outstanding Clinical Anesthesia Practitioner Award during the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 2019 Annual Congress in Chicago, Ill. The Alice Magaw Outstanding Clinical Anesthesia Practitioner Award was established in 1986 to recognize the accomplishments of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who a  more

Seventh Edition of American Psychological Association's Best-Selling Publication Manual to Publish in October With a 700,000 First Printing
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- The American Psychological Association issued the following news release: The long-expected seventh edition of the best-selling Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association will go on sale in October, with a first printing of 700,000 copies, APA announced at the opening of APA 2019, the association's 127th annual convention. Experts on the APA Style team fielded more than 30,000 inquiries from users of the sixth edition to give authors what they nee  more

Social Science Quarterly Journal Issues 30 Research Articles in June 2019 Edition
MACOMB, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- Social Science Quarterly, a journal that says it features political science, sociology, economics, history, social work, geography, international and women's studies, published 30 research articles on the following topics in its June 2019 edition: * A "Ferguson Effect" on 2016 Presidential Vote Preference? Findings from a Framing Experiment Examining "Shy Voters" and Cues Related to Policing and Social Unrest * Are Presidential Inversions Inevitable? Comparing Eight  more

Society of Thoracic Surgeons: Leading Health Organizations Introduce New Award to Advance Lung Cancer Research
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 5 -- The Society of Thoracic Surgeons issued the following news release: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons--along with its charitable arm, The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)--and the American Lung Association have established a new grant, the Lung Cancer Research Award, designed to support investigators performing impactful lung cancer research. "We are very excited about this new collaboration with the American Lung Association and this joint award that we hope will   more

Strong Support in Illinois CD-14 for U.S. Term Limits on Congress
FAIRFAX, Virginia, Aug. 6 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises James Marter, 2020 U.S. House candidate for Illinois U.S. House (District 14), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress. Previously, two other candidates in the race, Ted Gradel and Jim Oberweis also promised to support term limits on Congress. Currently, U.S. Term Limits ha  more

Supplement No. 2 to American Institute of Steel Construction 358-16 Prequalified Moment Connection Standard Available for Public Review
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 9 -- The American Institute of Steel Construction issued the following news release: Supplement No. 2 to the 2016 AISC standard Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications (AISC 358-16) is now available for public review until September 27, 2019. This document expands the scope of prequalification for the Chapter 11 SidePlate moment connection and the Chapter 12 Simpson Strong-Tie Strong Frame moment connection. Th  more

Truckload Carriers Association: Husband, Wife Team Help Rescue Motorist From Fiery Crash
KISSIMMEE, Florida, Aug. 9 -- The Truckload Carriers Association issued the following news: Ed and Tracy Zimmerman of Kenesaw, Nebraska, a husband and wife team who drive for Hirschbach Motor Lines, Inc. of Dubuque, Iowa, have been named Highway Angels, in recognition of their selfless courage in racing to pull a trapped motorist from his burning vehicle. The duo left fear behind them one Saturday morning when they came upon a horrific accident. Tracy was at the wheel as Ed slept in the back.   more

Wallena Gould Receives American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 45th Annual Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Aug. 8 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued the following news release: Wallena Gould, EdD, CRNA, FAAN, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from Mickleton, N.J., will receive the 45th Annual Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment during the 2019 American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress in Chicago, Ill. The Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment was established in 1975 to re  more

Which Individual Retirement Account Is Best for You? Guidance on Traditional and Roth IRAs From the Illinois CPA Society
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The Illinois CPA Society issued the following news release: Saving for retirement is a must - knowing which option is best for you isn't always clear. If you are unsure about whether to invest in a traditional individual retirement account (IRA) or in a Roth IRA, the Illinois CPA Society provides some details you may consider first. Traditional IRAs The tax advantage of traditional IRAs is that your contributions are tax-deductible in the year you make them, and y  more

Woodstock Institute: Banks Lend to Wealthier, Whiter, and Urban Illinois Communities While Rural, Lower-Income, and Minority Areas Struggle
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 6 -- Woodstock Institute issued the following news release: * * * - New Report Examines Small Business Lending Post-Recession, Offers Policy and Practice Recommendations * * * A new report released today by Woodstock Institutefinds small businesses in lower-income areas and communities of color received fewer bank loans than businesses in higher-income and predominantly white areas across Illinois. The report Patterns of Disparity: Small Business Lending in Illinois e  more

Young Adult Library Services Association Announces New, Month-Long Teen Celebration, TeenTober
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 7 -- The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)'s new, month-long celebration will be named TeenTober and will take place every October. In June, a naming contest was held for the celebration and teens across the nation voted and selected "TeenTober" as their top choice. The winning name was submitted by Cailey Berkley from Franklin A  more