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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 116 items )  

2020 National Association of Realtors Leadership Academy Class Announced
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The National Association of Realtors issued the following news release: The National Association of Realtors (R) today announced the roster of its 2020 NAR Leadership Academy class. Eighteen Realtors(R) from across the country have been chosen to participate in the 10-month program designed to prepare emerging state and local volunteers for future leadership roles at NAR. "NAR's Leadership Academy provides one-on-one experiences and tools that equip volunteer lead  more

35 Libraries Selected for American Library Association Great Stories Club Series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 29 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: Thirty-five U.S. libraries have been selected to participate in the American Library Association's Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT), a thematic reading and discussion program series that engages underserved teens through literature-based library outreach programs and racial healing work. The program is supported as part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Tru  more

AAP and SELF Magazine Partner to Boost Confidence in Vaccines Through the Power of Images
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics and SELF magazine announced the release of original imagery created in partnership in order to increase confidence in vaccines and share accurate information about immunizations. The World Health Organization listed vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 threats to public health in 2019, a fact illustrated by the recent measles outbreaks through  more

AIDS Foundation of Chicago: Illinoisans are Ensured More Accessible Lifesaving Medications
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The AIDS Foundation of Chicago issued the following news document: HB 465 will make health care more accessible and affordable for Illinoisans by requiring the value of copay cards to be applied towards a covered individual's out-of-pocket costs. This bill bans copay accumulator policies in addition to regulating pharmacy benefit managers. HB 465 was sponsored by Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) in the House and Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill). Copay accumulator pol  more

AIDS Foundation: City of Chicago Receives $1.8 Million in New Donations for Flexible Housing Pool
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The AIDS Foundation of Chicago issued the following news document: The City of Chicago announced on Thursday, Aug. 22, the expansion of the Chicago and Cook County Flexible Housing Pool (FHP) with a total of more than $1.8 million in new investments, including the first private investments in the program. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois and Advocate Aurora Health are investing a combined $1.5 million over the next three years to support the City and its part  more

American Academy of Pediatrics Calls for Thorough Investigation When Infants Die of Unknown Causes
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: The American Academy of Pediatrics, citing the critical need to identify infant deaths caused by child abuse or neglect, urges a thorough investigation into every sudden unexpected death of a healthy infant. The AAP details how deaths should be investigated in a clinical report, "Identifying Child Abuse Fatalities During Infancy," written in conjunction with the National Association of  more

American Academy of Pediatrics Issues Joint Statement on Flores Settlement Agreement
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following joint statement with four organization, including American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians and American Psychiatric Association: The Department of Homeland Security issued a final regulation that would roll back critical protections for immigrant families established under the Flores Settlement Agreement. "Our organiza  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: In-Store E-Cigarette Ads Double Likelihood of Teen Vaping
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: * * * - TV Ads Impact Young Adults * * * E-cigarettes are the most popular tobacco product today among teens and young adults, surpassing cigarettes in 2014 with 4.9% of middle school students and 20.8% of high school students reportedly vaping. One reason for this growing popularity may be the unregulated marketing of e-cigarettes, according to a study in the September 2019 Pediatr  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Use of Cannabis Concentrate May Be a Marker of Risk for Other Substance Use
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: A study in the September issue of Pediatrics examined whether students who used cannabis concentrate, a highly potent form of cannabis, were at risk of other substance use. Researchers for "Cannabis Concentrate Use in Adolescents," published online Aug. 26, asked approximately 50,000, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students from 245 schools across Arizona in 2018 about their lifetime and pas  more

American Architectural Manufacturers Association Creates New Web Page and Infographic on Aluminum Costs, Attributes
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association issued the following news document: The American Architectural Manufacturers Association's (AAMA) Aluminum Material Council has developed a new web page and infographic, providing information about the strength, recyclability and versatility of aluminum, as well as its costs. "Aluminum's inherent strength, recyclability and versatility combined with the extrusion process make aluminum a popular (and economica  more

American Architectural Manufacturers Association Fall Conference to Feature Supplier Product Display, Backpack Build, More September 30-October 3
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association issued the following news document: Several optional events will be taking place at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference (September 30-October 3), including a reception at which suppliers can display their products, a World Vision-partnered philanthropic event at a local Title I school and more. Registration is now open for the conference, which will be held at the Hyatt   more

American Architectural Manufacturers Association Updates Standard for Assessing Frame Deflection When Using One Component Polyurethane Foams
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Aug. 29 -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association issued the following news document: The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated a standard that can provide useful guidance when installing fenestration products. AAMA 812-19, Voluntary Practice for Assessment of Frame Deflection When Using One Component Polyurethane Foams for Air-Sealing Rough Openings of Fenestration Installations, was last updated in 2010. In the past, one compo  more

American Bar Association: As Threats Intensify, Judges Urge Colleagues to Speak Out
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: U.S. District Court Judge James Robart received more than 100 death threats after ruling against the Administration's first travel ban in February 2017. Most came after the president called Robart a "so-called judge" and tweeted, "Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens, blame him and court system." The Seattle judge was stunned to find his name, photo, ad  more

American Bar Association: Pay Equity Issues Attract State Laws, Lawsuits
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Attempts to address gender bias and pay inequity are generating new state laws and revised corporate policies, but are also producing a plethora of lawsuits in a variety of professions, including the legal world. A growing number of state laws now outlaw retaliation against employees if they discuss their pay with coworkers. Lack of "pay transparency" is believed to worsen pay inequity because underpa  more

American Dental Association Presents Distinguished Service Award to Rep. Mike Simpson, D.M.D.
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- American Dental Association issued the following news release: The American Dental Association (ADA) will award Rep. Mike Simpson, D.M.D., with the ADA Distinguished Service Award at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress 2019 in San Francisco. The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor given by the ADA Board of Trustees. Formerly a practicing dentist, Rep. Simpson is serving his eleventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Idaho's 2nd Con  more

American Dental Association: Leaders in Evidence-Based Dentistry Honored
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- American Dental Association issued the following news release: The American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have announced the winners of the annual Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) Faculty and Practice Awards. The awards are supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Colgate and are presented to educators and clinicians who have made significant contributions to implement and advance EBD. The winners will rec  more

American Hospital Association Issues Joint Statement on Johnson & Johnson Decision in Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The American Hospital Association issued the following joint statement with Oklahoma Hospital Association on the Johnson & Johnson decision in Oklahoma opioid lawsuit: "America's hospitals and health systems continue to address the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic on patients, families and communities. "To ensure today's ruling helps communities in need, we ask the judge to ensure that needed funds are directed to the hospitals and health systems that   more

American Journal of Veterinary Research Issues 10 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The American Journal of Veterinary Research, a peer-reviewed journals from the American Veterinary Medical Association that says it publishes reports of applied research in veterinary medicine and associated biological sciences, published 10 research articles, including the following topics, in its September 2019 edition: * Abdominal lymphatic drainage after thoracic duct ligation and cisterna chyli ablation in clinically normal cats * Assessment of erythrocyte  more

American Library Association Partners With Democracy Class on Voter Education for Youth
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 30 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The American Library Association (ALA), a new partner of Democracy Class, encourages school and public libraries to deliver the one-hour program to teenage patrons in advance of National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Apremier partner of National Voter Registration Day, ALA is also urging libraries to observe the nonpartisan, unofficial holiday, which is celebrated on the four  more

American Library Association: GNCRT Spotlights Comic Creators to #GetLibraryCarded for #LibraryCardSignUp Month
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) is happy to partner with comic creators in support of Library Card Sign-Up Month in September. For the month of September, the GNCRT will be featuring a new creator each day posing with their library card. Showcasing comic creators in this #GetLibraryCarded campaign spotlights the mutually beneficial relationship between creators and libraries in sup  more

American Library Association: Library Cards Fuel Academic Achievement, Lifelong Opportunity
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: September is Library Card Sign-up Month, when the American Library Association (ALA) joins libraries nationwide in reminding everyone that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic success and lifelong learning. Across the nation, libraries are hosting events and giveaways to display the benefits of a library card and showcase library services. Since 1987, Library Ca  more

American Library Association: Seamless Youth Services for Every Age and Stage
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The tweens aren't the only "in-between" years in a child's life--the storytime-to-school age and teen-to-adult transitions are just as momentous, and as tricky to address when it comes to programming. That's certainly one factor behind the phenomenon of declining attendance and library use as the age of the youth patrons increases. Transitional programming is the answer. "Seamless Youth Services fo  more

American Lung Association Issues Statement on Flu-Related Deaths of Children at Detention Facilities
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 30 -- The American Lung Association issued the following statement by Chief Medical Officer Albert Rizzo in response to six flu-related deaths of children being held or released by Customs and Border Protection and the acknowledgement by the officials that they will not administer vaccines against seasonal influenza to immigrants in detention: "Influenza, or flu, is a serious respiratory illness that can be life threatening. Health officials recommend that everyone 6 mon  more

American Lung Association Issues Statement on Vaping-Related Illnesses
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 30 -- The American Lung Association issued the following statement by President and CEO Harold Wimmer in response to a Health Alert Network health advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a joint statement from the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration on vaping-related illnesses: "The American Lung Association renews our call for the Department of Health and Human Services, including CDC and FDA, to clearly and unambiguously state that e-cigar  more

American Planning Association Elects New Board and Commission Leaders
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- The American Planning Association issued the following news release: * * * - Volunteer leaders will help govern the association and its professional institute. * * * The American Planning Association (APA), a 45,000-member organization committed to creating great communities for all, has announced the election of six members to serve on its governing Board of Directors, and five members to serve on its American Institute of Certified Planners Commission. Board   more

American Society of Plastic Surgeons Welcomes Allergan as Sapphire Sponsor of Plastic Surgery the Meeting
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued the following news release: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is proud to recognize Allergan as a Sapphire sponsor of Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the specialty's largest scientific conference. Hosted Sept. 20-23 in San Diego, California, The Meeting is the leading educational and networking event of the year for both plastic surgeons in the United States and around the world. "Allergan's comm  more

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: KCI Pledges Support as Platinum Sponsor of Plastic Surgery the Meeting
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued the following news release: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the world's largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons, announces KCI, an Acelity Company, a well trusted brand in advanced wound care and surgical solutions, is a Platinum sponsor of Plastic Surgery The Meeting, a scientific conference for plastic surgeons. Hosted by the ASPS, The Meeting is the premier educational an  more

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Reconstructive Surgery Trips to Developing Countries Are Cost-Effective and Sustainable
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued the following news release: Trips to perform reconstructive surgery procedures in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are cost-effective in terms of reducing the impact of disability on the lives of patients, reports a special topic paper in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(R), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). "Our study demonstra  more

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Study Supports Benefits of Breast Reduction in Teens and Young Women
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued the following news release: Breast reduction surgery is a safe and effective procedure for adolescents and young women with pain and other concerns related to excessively large breasts, concludes a study in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(R), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Although complications are common, they are mostly minor and  more

An Unintended Side Effect: Legal Cannabis Places High Demand on Emergency Nurses
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The Emergency Nurses Association issued the following news release: The legalization of cannabis might be the cause of an unexpected side effect - an increase in emergency department workloads caused by patients in need of treatment for cannabis-related overdoses, according to researchers from the Emergency Nurses Association. While the health consequences of cannabis usage have been widely researched, this first-of-its-kind study, published Aug. 26 in Public H  more

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital: When Parents Lack Health Insurance, Kids' Health Suffers
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: Children's health was linked with parent insurance status, as well as with the overall physical and mental health of the parent, according to results of a new survey released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). "We found that when parents didn't have health insurance, or were unhealthy, or experienced emotional   more

Appraisal Institute, Fannie Mae Join Forces to Foster Diversity in Valuation Profession
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The Appraisal Institute issued the following news release: The Appraisal Institute is partnering with Fannie Mae to promote appraisal careers and to foster diversity in the valuation profession, the nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers announced today. The Appraisal Institute is serving as co-lead on Fannie Mae's Appraiser Diversity Pipeline Initiative with the National Urban League and Altisource. The initiative is intended to attra  more

Appraisal Journal Issues 3 Research Articles in Spring 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- Appraisal, a journal from the Appraisal Institute, published three research articles on the following topics in its Spring 2019 edition: * An Analysis of Partial Takings and Contributory Value in the Context of Various Court Decisions * Effective Bank Valuation Programs--An Examiner's Perspective * Timeshares, Market Value, and the Real Estate Appraisal Process The Spring 2019 edition of the Appraisal Journal can be viewed at https://www.appraisalinstitute.org/p  more

Appraisal Journal Issues 3 Research Articles in Winter 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 30 -- Appraisal, a journal from the Appraisal Institute, published three research articles on the following topics in its Winter 2019 edition: * Improving Market Analysis in Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Assignments * Residential Government Agency Requirements and Case Studies on Measuring Market Reaction to Energy-Efficient Features * Residential Perspective on Data Collection and Property Description in the Valuation Process The Winter 2019 edition of the Apprais  more

Appraisers Can Help Themselves Mitigate Liability Risk, New Book Says
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 29 -- The Appraisal Institute issued the following news release: Appraisers who take on a variety of valuation assignments can manage the risks associated with their work by taking realistic, effective steps, according to a new book published by the Appraisal Institute. "Risk Management for Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Firms," by Peter T. Christensen, Esq., with contributing author Claudia L. Gaglione, Esq.,provides practitioners with suggestions for managing th  more

Arthroscopy Association of North America: Emerging Leaders Society
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Aug. 29 -- The Arthroscopy Association of North America issued the following news: The AANA Education Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Emerging Leaders Society, an exclusive society connecting you to the next generation of AANA leaders. This unique opportunity provides a platform for you to effect positive change, connect with like-minded leaders and enhance your leadership skills. Benefits of becoming an Emerging Leader include: * Exclusive event invita  more

Chicago Teachers Union Issues Statement on Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Public Address on City's Budget Deficit
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 30 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement by President Jesse Sharkey in response to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's public address on the city's budget deficit: "CTU has long recognized the challenges that the City of Chicago faces. For eight years, we laid out in extensive detail the shortcomings in the previous mayor's management strategy for our city and our schools. "Like the CPS budget passed yesterday, however, that legacy has become the current   more

Chicago Teachers Union Rejects Factfinder Report as CPS Balks at Putting Promises to Improve Schools in Writing
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: Today, the Chicago Teachers Union formally rejected the report of a 'neutral' fact-finder that backs Mayor Lightfoot's proposal to lowball wages and benefits--particularly for low-wage school clerks, teaching assistants and other paraprofessionals. CPS is proposing to spend less than one percent of its proposed $7.7 billion 2020 budget on additional wages for the CTU's 25,000 members, despite eight years o  more

Chicago Teachers Union to Formally Respond to Factfinder Report, Lay Out Next Steps as Union Readies for Strike
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 25 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: CTU bargaining team members, including union officers, will hold a press conference at 7:00 a.m. at Suder Montessori School, located at 2022 W. Washington Blvd., to formally respond to the fact-finder report, which is scheduled to be publicly released today. That formal response--either acceptance or rejection of the report--is one of a series of legally required steps in the negotiations process that former  more

Citizens Utility Board Issues Statement on Signing of Home Energy Affordability & Transparency Act
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- The Citizens Utility Board issued the following statement on Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signing of the Home Energy Affordability and Transparency Act: "We thank Gov. J.B. Pritzker for signing into law the strongest consumer protections in the history of Illinois' energy markets. This is one of the toughest consumer protection laws in the nation, and it is a major victory for Illinois residents. "Too many alternative supplier sales representatives have declared it  more

Commercial Law League: Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 Signed Into Law
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Aug. 29 -- The Commercial Law League of America issued the following news release: The Commercial Law League of America ("CLLA") is pleased to announce that on August 23, 2019, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 ("SBRA") (H.R. 3311), HAVEN Act (H.R. 2938), The National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act of 2019 (H.R. 3304), and the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 (H.R. 2336). The CLLA is active in bankr  more

Crothall Achieves Cleaning Industry Management Standard Certification for 10th Consecutive Year
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: Crothall Healthcare has successfully completed recertification to the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB). CIMS and CIMS-GB certification help to set cleaning organizations and their green cleaning operations apart in the marketplace. It also helps to meet the growing demand for the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC  more

Disability Rights Advocates: Chicago Public Schools Sued for Excluding Students With Disabilities From Their Free Breakfast and Lunch Programs
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 29 -- Disability Rights Advocates issued the following news release: Today, Legal Council for Health Justice ("Legal Council") and Disability Rights Advocates ("DRA") filed a class action lawsuit against Chicago Public Schools ("CPS") challenging CPS's policy of denying free nutrition programs to students whose disabilities require them to attend non-public schools. The named plaintiff - the guardian of a student with several disabilities who has been unable to access CP  more

Dr. Charles F. Craft Receives 2019 American Dental Association Humanitarian Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- American Dental Association issued the following news release: Charles F. Craft, D.D.S., of Lincoln, Nebraska, is the recipient of the 2019 American Dental Association (ADA) Humanitarian Award. The Humanitarian Award honors an ADA member for improving the quality of life and oral health of individuals both in the U.S and abroad over a period of 10 years or more. Dr. Craft will be honored at the 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco. Dr. Craft is the   more

Eight Leaders Bring Passion and Experiences to AFC's Board and Associate Board
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The AIDS Foundation of Chicago issued the following news document: At the helm of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is its 31-person Board of Directors. Each member contributes to the vision and leadership of AFC, and provides a unique perspective based on their areas of expertise and lived experiences. AFC also benefits from support, fundraising and guidance from its Associate Board, comprised of 21 young professionals and emerging leaders. This year, AFC welco  more

Emergency Nurses Association-Supported Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Enacted
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The Emergency Nurses Association issued the following news release: The Emergency Nurses Association commended the recent signing of important legislation that reauthorizes the Emergency Medical Services for Children program, which will help guarantee that children receive appropriate health care they need during an emergency. With 30 million children and adolescents visiting emergency departments each year, ENA recognized the unique challenges - including the   more

EVENT Sept. 10-11, 2019: American Coatings Association Schedules Coatings Trends & Technologies
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- The American Coatings Association will host Coatings Trends and Technologies at Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Illinois, Sept. 10-11: Agenda and Speakers: Polymer Innovations for Improved Performance in Low-VOC Semigloss Neutral Base Trim Paints Gregory Monaghan, Specialty Polymers, Inc. * * * New Development of Multifunctional Coalescent Boosts In-Can Preservation Laura Kovach, Emerald Kalama Chemical, LLC * * * Novel Additive for Anti-Corrosive Cool Roof A  more

EVENT Sept. 11, 2019 - Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society Schedules Early Careerists Webinar
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society will host an Early Careerists Webinar: I Graduated....Now What? Emerging Career Opportunities Outside of Acute Care on Sept. 11: Speakers: Breanna Rehor, Student Success Coach, University of Wisconsin, HIMT Nellie Mitchell, Associate Chief, PAS, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Madison, Wisconsin Justin Rathkamp, Veterans Experience Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mad  more

EVENT Sept. 11-13, 2019: American Bar Association Schedules 2019 SOC Fall Leadership Meeting
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The American Bar Association will host a 2019 SOC Fall Leadership Meeting at Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 11-13: Agenda: How the ABA Works and How You Can Make the ABA Work for You This session will examine how the ABA is organized, functions and performs with special attention on the numerous entities within the ABA that can be of service to the Sections, Divisions, and Forums. We will focus on those programs and committees within the ABA that p  more

EVENT Sept. 11-13, 2019: American Bar Association Schedules Fall 2019 National Legal Malpractice Conference
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 19 -- The American Bar Association will host the Fall 2019 National Legal Malpractice Conference at the Hilton Bayfront, San Diego, California, Sept. 11-13: Speakers: Joan Irion, 4th Appellate District Court of Appeal Judith McConnell, Court of Appeal For more information: https://www.americanbar.org/events-cle/mtg/inperson/378132550/ [Category: Law/Legal] [Category: AssociationEvent]  more

EVENT Sept. 11-13, 2019: Information Systems Audit and Control Association Schedules Oceana CACS
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The Information Systems Audit and Control Association will host Oceania CACS Conference at the SkyCity Events Centre in Auckland, New Zealand, on Sept. 11-13: Keynote speakers: Brigadier General Gregory (Greg) J. Touhill Bio: Director Gregory J. Touhill, CISM, CISSP, Brigadier General (ret) is president of Cyxtera Federal Group, Cyxtera Technologies, a secure infrastructure company which offers data center services and cybersecurity capabilities to federa  more

EVENT Sept. 11-14, 2019: Credit Union National Association Schedules 24th Annual CUNA Technology Council Conference
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- The Credit Union National Association will host the 24th Annual CUNA Technology Council Conference at the Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 11-14: Agenda: Technology Exchange - Open Discussion The Technology Exchange is an opportunity to discuss ideas, best practices and knowledge with other credit union professionals. This session will provide a forum to network in a smaller group setting. Registration will be limited to the first 60 attendees. * * * COO Exchange - Op  more

EVENT Sept. 12-13, 2019: Alzheimer's Association Schedules Seminar By The Shore
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The Alzheimer's Association will host a Seminar by the Shore at the Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, Sept. 12-13: Agenda and Speakers: Seven Strategies for Caregiver Survival/Giving Caregiver Guilt the Boot Speaker - Elaine Sanchez * * * Finding Hope, Humor and Heart in Caregiving Speaker - Elaine Sanchez * * * The Meaning of Life, 8 Points We Can All Learn Speaker - Anthony Cirillo - For more information: https://www.alz.org/delval/events/s  more

EVENT Sept. 13-15, 2019: American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Schedules 7th Asian Vaccine Conference
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene will host the 7th Asian Vaccine Conference at the Lotte Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar, Sept. 13-15: Agenda and Speakers: Partnerships and Collaborations to advance the vaccine agenda Roger Glass, Director, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, USA * * * ASEAN Vaccine Security and Self-Reliance (AVSSR) Stephane Guichard, WHO Regional Advisor, WHO SEARO * * * Maternal vaccination   more

EVENT Sept. 14, 2019: American Bar Association Schedules a Triage Cancer Conference
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The American Bar Association will host a Triage Cancer Conference at the Friday Center for Continuing Education, Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Agenda and Speakers: Cancer Survivorship: Advocacy & Being Empowered Outline how health care professionals can engage in various types of advocacy and encourage their patients to be advocates; Articulate ways in which patients can be empowered and engaged in their treatment, including access to clinical trials, second opini  more

EVENT Sept. 18, 2019 - Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society Schedules Web-Based Graduate Panel
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society will host a web-based New Graduate Panel: The Advantages of Certifications and Credentials In The Job Search on Sept. 18: Speakers: Doug Burkott, PMP, FHIMSS, Ascension Technologies (Ascension Health) Dr. Kay Lytle, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC,CPHIMS, FHIMS, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Duke University Health System, Clinical Associate, Duke University School of Nursing Axel Wirth, CPHIMS, CISSP, HCISPP, AA  more

EVENT Sept. 18, 2019: American Bar Association Schedules Conference of Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The American Bar Association will host the a Conference of the Resolution of CIS-Related Business Disputes at the Hotel Radisson Collection, Moscow, Russia, Sept. 18: Agenda and Speakers: Game of Venues: An ongoing tale featuring tumult beyond the Narrow Sea, the rise of dragons, and upstart challengers for the throne The short list of favored venues for Russia-related business disputes has been relatively unchanged in recent years, notwithstanding geopolitical r  more

EVENT Sept. 18-19, 2019: Gas Technology Institute Schedules CH4 Connections-The Methane Emissions Conference
DES PLAINES, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The Gas Technology Institute will host CH4 Connections-The Methane Emissions Conference at Energy Institute, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, Sept. 18-19: Keynote Speakers: Methane Emissions from a Global Perspective: Sources and Trends in Atmospheric Methane Concentrations and Meaningful Reduction Opportunities Rob Jackson, Professor, Department of Earth System Science and Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy Stanford University Ko  more

EVENT Sept. 18-20, 2019: SAE International Schedules North American International Powertrain Conference
WARRENDALE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 26 -- SAE International will host the North American International Powertrain Conference in Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 18-20: Keynote Address Jeremy Rifkin, American Economic and Social Theorist, Writer, Public Speaker, Political Advisor, and Activist The Third Industrial Revolution: The Great Disruption in the Transportation Sector, from the Internal Combustion Engine to Electric Vehicles and the End of Fossil Fuel Transportation Rifkin will present a new vision  more

EVENT Sept. 22-24, 2019: Professional Convention Management Association Schedules 2019 Europeans Influencers Summit
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The Professional Convention Management Association will host the 2019 Europeans Influencers Summit at the Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 22-24: Agenda: Leading The Day After Tomorrow To stay competitive, business event leaders have to connect to many and engage individuals in a rapidly changing business landscape. How do you translate a future-focused mindset into actionable steps to take here and now? Rik Vera will explore macro trends a  more

EVENT Sept. 23, 2019: America's Essential Hospitals Schedules Medicaid Summit
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- The America's Essential Hospitals will host an event entitled Medicaid Summit at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois, on Sept. 23: Agenda and Speakers: Landscape & Current Trends in Medicaid Payment Innovation Keynote speaker Barbara Eyman will share national and state-specific trends in Medicaid payment innovation and the implications for essential hospitals; Barbara Eyman, Washington Counsel, America's Essential Hospitals, Principal, Eyman Associates * * *   more

EVENT Sept. 23-24, 2019: National Black MBA Association Schedules 41st Annual Conference & Exposition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The National Black MBA Association will host the 41st Annual Conference and Exposition at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas, Sept. 25-28: Agenda: * How to Go From An Idea to MVP to Customers to Real Business * Emerging Leader Track: Emotional Intelligence: Doing the Hard Work of "Soft" Skills * Emerging Executives Track: Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Understanding Nonverbal Communication * More than Social Media: Using Content Marketing t  more

EVENT Sept. 24-26, 2019: Health Industry Distributors Association Schedules Streamlining Healthcare Expo and Business Exchange
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Aug. 26 -- The Health Industry Distributors Association will host a Streamlining Healthcare Expo and Business Exchange at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 24-26: Agenda: Contracting Trends and Best Practices * Provider supply chain leaders' perspectives on trends in national, regional, and local contracting * Insights on how suppliers can best work with health systems to win contracts and drive compliance * Innovations and best practices in contract a  more

EVENT Sept. 24-27, 2019: American Arbitration Association Schedules Mediator Essentials - Skills for Facilitating Negotiated Agreements
NEW YORK, Aug. 26 -- The American Arbitration Association will host an event entitled Mediator Essentials - Skills for Facilitating Negotiated Agreements at the association's Regional Office, Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 24-27: Agenda: Participant Problem-Solving Exercise - The People Hunt Dispute Resolution Processes: Putting Mediation into Perspective Mediation and the Mediator: An Overview Mediation Demonstration Insights into Conflict Communication Dynamics in Mediation Setting the Sta  more

EVENT Sept. 25, 2019 - Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society Schedules Early Careerists Webinar: Workforce Trends and Opportunities
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society will host an HIMSS Early Careerists Webinar: Workforce Trends and Opportunities on Sept. 25: Speakers: David Marc, PhD,CHDA, Associate Professor, Department Chair, Health Informatics Graduate Program Director, The College of St. Scholastica Eric Nordgren, Program Manager, Department of Health Informatics and Health Information, The College of St. Scholastica For more information: https://www.himss.org/ev  more

EVENT Sept. 4-5, 2019: North American Meat Institute Schedules Meat Industry Food Safety Conference
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 -- The North American Meat Institute will host Meat Industry Food Safety Conference at Hilton Rosemont, Chicago O'Hare, Illinois, Sept. 4-5: Agenda and Speakers: Focusing Food Safety on Public Health Outcomes Dane Bernard, Managing Director, Bold Bear Food Safety * * * Building a Better Food Safety Culture Megan Kenjora, Senior Manager, Food Safety Culture, The Hershey Company * * * The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Panel Discussion: What We've Learned and What  more

EVENT Sept. 5, 2019: Professional Convention Management Association Schedules 2019 Association Events Summit
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The Professional Convention Management Association will host the 2019 Association Events Summit at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center, South Brisbane, Australia, Sept. 5: PROGRAM: THE FUTURE OF MEETINGS AND EVENTS - AN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT Meetings are not just about tables and chairs; they are about people. People have changed and how they work has changed. This session will provide an outside-in perspective and shed light on disruptive forces b  more

EVENT Sept. 5, 2019: Residential Real Estate Council Schedules Colorado's Premier Real Estate Industry Event
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The Residential Real Estate Council will host Colorado's Premier Real Estate Industry Event at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, Sept. 5: Agenda: * Navigating Future Sales with Young & Diverse Markets Today's real estate market is changing faster than ever. In addition to the rapid changes in technology and consumer expectations, demographics are quickly becoming more diverse. One in three home purchases today are made by Millennials, and 75% of g  more

Feeding America Asks the Public to Take Action Against Hunger
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- Feeding America issued the following news release: * * * - Nationwide Network of Food Banks Promotes Hunger Action Month(R) to End Hunger One Helping at a Time * * * This September, the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks will mobilize across all 50 states to help bring an end to hunger. Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that 40 million Americans, including over 12 million children, are   more

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society: Cybersecurity Frameworks Explained
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 30 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: What is a Cybersecurity Framework? A cybersecurity framework serves as a roadmap to organize cybersecurity risk management activities for an organization. Frameworks are comprised of industry guidelines, best practices and standards, and can be voluntary or mandatory. As an example, the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology's NIST Cybersecur  more

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society: Developing an Opioid Abuse Program - Three Guidelines From Model Practices
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 29 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: Policymakers, care delivery organizations and law enforcement continue to struggle with the growing devastation caused by opioid addiction and abuse throughout North America. Using our Davies Award recipients as case studies, it's apparent that changing prescribing practices based on state mandated prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP), is only the first step to combating o  more

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society: Five Ways to Become an Influential Woman in Health IT
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: We pooled together insights from HIMSS Women in Health IT community members who are leading the change they want to see on the front lines of the field and beyond. Embedded in their insights were five common themes that tell the story of their journey as women in the field. 1. Be the Leader You'd Like to Work For Everyone wants to be a leader, but how do you show your colleagues   more

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society: Learning From Tragedy - Why We Need Effective Health IT
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: On Sept 21, 2013, we and others were involved in a serious boating accident in which my wife, Jennifer, sustained multiple internal life-threatening injuries, including several broken bones, head and neck trauma, and external lacerations. She was airlifted to a Level 1 Trauma Center and underwent multiple emergency surgeries and remained in a medically induced coma and on life supp  more

HIMSS, PCHAlliance Comment on Promoting Telehealth for Low-Income Consumers
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 30 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: On August 28 HIMSS and PCHAlliance submitted a joint comment letter to the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) in response to its formal Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Promoting Telehealth for Low-Income Consumers. The Commission is proposing a pilot program in the Universal Service Fund to support connected care for low-income Americans and veterans. The Commi  more

Illinois Policy Institute: What to Know About Property Taxes Before Mayor Lightfoot's Address
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 29 -- The Illinois Policy Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Illinois Policy Institute experts available to provide reaction to tonight's "State of the City" * * * With property tax bills significantly outpacing Chicagoans' home values and incomes during the past 10 years, property taxes are at the top of residents' minds as Mayor Lori Lightfoot delivers her "State of the City" address this evening. Analysis from the nonpartisan Illinois Policy Insti  more

Illinois Policy Institute: What to Know for Chicago Mayor Lightfoot's 'State of the City' Address
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The Illinois Policy Institute issued the following news release: Pension reform and reasonable labor contracts are the answers to Chicago's nearly $30 billion net deficit, according to a new Illinois Policy Institute analysis. The Institute found pensions and personnel costs are the No. 1 cost-drivers of the city's budget deficit, consuming $5.2 billion total, or nearly 60% of the city's $8.9 billion local revenues this year. The analysis examines the magnitude o  more

Illinois Soybean Association FY20 Projects Target Increasing Farmer Profitability and Customer Demand
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The Illinois Soybean Association issued the following news release: The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) Board of Directors recently approved its FY20 budget. This includes checkoff-funded projects targeted at increasing farmer profitability and building customer demand across domestic and international food, feed and fuel markets. The new fiscal year begins Sept. 1, 2019. "Illinois soybean farmers have had a tough year, with weather problems and trade wars   more

IPC CEMAC 2019 Showcases Intelligent Future Driven by Data
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Aug. 29 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: More than 200 representatives from companies such as Huawei, CRRC, NASA, Foxconn, Vayo and JWI Software gathered in Shenzhen, China for IPC CEMAC 2019. This year's theme, "Intelligent Future Driven by Data," provided attendees insight into Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things (IoT), electronic component 3D digital design, the use of data to drive intelligent manufacturing and  more

IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for July 2019
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: IPC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries(R) announced today the July 2019 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales growth in July turned negative, following order growth into negative territory. The book-to-bill ratio remained at parity (1.00). Total North American PCB shipments in July 2019 were down 5.3 percent com  more

ISSA Hygieia Network Announces Annual Awards and Networking Reception
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: The ISSA Hygieia Network, an ISSA Charities signature program dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in the cleaning industry, will host its fifth annual Awards Reception on Tuesday, November 19 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Bellagio Hotel during the ISSA Show North America 2019 in Las Vegas. "For five years, Hygieia has been on a mission to provide the ne  more

ISSA Joins the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Coalition
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: On August 21, ISSA joined the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Coalition, a group of more than 400 U.S. companies and associations who are working to secure congressional approval of the trade agreement. Coalition members include Dow Chemical Co.; Ecolab Inc.; Procter & Gamble, parent company of Procter & Gamble Professional; Clorox Co., parent company of Clorox  more

ISSA Responds to Tariff Increases
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: On August 23, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States will increase List 1-3 tariffs (on US$250 billion worth of Chinese goods) from 25% to 30% beginning October 1. He also announced the tariffs on List 4A and 4B (another $300 billion of Chinese goods) set to begin September 1 and December 15 respectively will now be taxed at a rate of 15% instea  more

Jet Dragster World Champion Elaine Larsen to Keynote Women in Electronics Reception at IPC APEX EXPO 2020
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: Elaine Larsen, 2014 and 2015 IHRA Jet Dragster World Champion and driver of the Florida Institute of Technology Florida's Space Coast Jet Dragster, will speak at the IPC APEX EXPO Women in Electronics reception on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Larsen's keynote, "A Chance Behind the Wheel in a Male-Dominated Industry" will focus on her entree into the world of mot  more

Joint Commission Appoints New Director to Office of Quality & Patient Safety
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Aug. 30 -- The Joint Commission (formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) issued the following news release: The Joint Commission announces the appointment of Raji Thomas, DNP, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, to director of the Office of Quality and Patient Safety (OQPS). Reporting to Patient Safety Officer and Medical Director Edward Pollak, MD, FASA, Thomas will oversee OQPS, which reviews and responds to reports of patient safety events at accr  more

Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics Issues 22 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, a journal that says it focuses on traumatic injuries from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, published 22 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Best Practice Guidelines for Surgical Site Infection Prevention With Surgical Treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis * Complications After Pediatric ACL Reconstruction: A Meta-analysis * Congenital Etiology Is an Independent Risk Fact  more

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Issues 3 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features osteopathic medical profession from the American Osteopathic Association, published three research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * Empathy in Medicine Osteopathic and Allopathic Physician Interpersonal Manner, Empathy, and Communication Style and Clinical Status of Their Patients: A Pain Registry-Based Study * Influence of Osteopathic   more

Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Issues 5 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, a journal that focuses on the history of the built environment, published five research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * An Italian Renaissance Face on a "New Eritrea": The 1939 Restoration of the Church of Abreha wa-Atsbeha * Antonio da Sangallo the Younger's Reactions to the Pantheon: An Early Modern Case of Operative Criticism * Medieval Architectural Theory, the Sacred Ec  more

Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders Position Statement Issued by American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and American Psychiatric Nurses Association
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued the following news release: The two nursing organizations have partnered to issue a statement defining the roles that nurse anesthetists and psychiatric-mental health nurses play in ketamine infusion therapy for psychiatric disorders. Ketamine infusion therapy is increasingly being used to treat illnesses such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, treatment resistant depression, and post-traumatic   more

Lambda Legal Mourns Death of Emeritus Board Member and Champion for LGBT Rights, Michael Bauer
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 30 -- Lambda Legal issued the following news release: * * * - "Michael helped build the base of support that we needed to get off the ground in Chicago and establish Lambda as the organization that it is today." * * * Today, Lambda Legal issued the following statement from Kevin Cathcart, executive director of Lambda Legal from 1992-2016, on the passing of Michael Bauer, who served on the board of Lambda Legal and was instrumental in the opening and establishment of L  more

Landmarks Illinois Announces 2019 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award Recipients
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- Landmarks Illinois issued the following news release: Landmarks Illinois has named this year's recipients of the Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards. The nine award-winning preservation projects, and the people who made them possible, will be honored at a ceremony in Chicago the evening of Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Now in its 26th year, the Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards is an annual program tha  more

Landmarks Illinois Congratulates Recipients of First Round of Illinois Historic Preservation Tax Credits, Celebrates Preservation of State's Historic Buildings
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 30 -- Landmarks Illinois issued the following news release: Landmarks Illinois is excited to see the first round of recipients for the new Illinois Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program (SHTC) announced today. The Illinois State Historic Preservation Office posted on its website four projects that will receive the first round of funding through the program, totaling $9.75 million in tax credits to complete certified rehabilitations. The projects are located in Bellevi  more

Landmarks Illinois, National Trust for Historic Preservation Urge Gov. Pritzker to Include Rehabilitation of James R. Thompson Center
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- Landmarks Illinois issued the following news release: The Illinois Department of Central Management Services will soon release an RFQ for project management expertise for the sale of the iconic James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. Landmarks Illinois and the National Trust for Historic Preservation urge Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his administration to include Landmarks Illinois' re-envisioning study for the James R. Thompson Center in the RFQ. The following are stateme  more

Manufacturing Times Digital and MxD Name Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel Fourth Revolution Champion
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- Manufacturing Times Digital issued the following news release: * * * - Emanuel to be recognized for his contributions to the manufacturing sector during industry celebratio * * * mHUB and MxD today announced Rahm Emanuel as Fourth Revolution Champion of the third annual Fourth Revolution Awards. The award recognizes Emanuel for his leadership in establishing the region as a leader in the fourth industrial revolution and will be presented at the awards ceremony t  more

National Corn Growers Association: Ethanol and Trade Dominate Conversations at Farm Progress Show
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 29 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: It's no surprise that trade and ethanol were top-of-mind, driving the conversations with farmers, media and industry partners at this year's Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. The National Corn Growers Association officer team engaged in a number of conversations around these topics, talking about the importance of growing corn demand. "One of the primary questions we were getting asked at th  more

National Council of State Boards of Nursing Award Ceremony Honors Outstanding Nurse Regulators
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing issued the following news release: NCSBN recognized its dedicated and exceptional membership and guests at its annual awards ceremony during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly, held in Chicago, Aug. 21-23, 2019. Specific award recipients include: Elizabeth Lund, MSN, RN, executive director, Tennessee State Board of Nursing, was honored with the prestigious R. Louise McManus Award. Individuals receiving t  more

National Employment Law Project: Temporary Jobs Are Growing Fast, But Temp Workers Have Few Legal Protections
NEW YORK, Aug. 26 -- The National Employment Law Project issued the following news release: Jobs supplied by temp agencies reached a record high of 3.2 million jobs last year, and temp agency employment has grown four times faster than overall U.S. employment since the end of the Great Recession in 2009. But except for three states--Massachusetts, Illinois, and California--legal protections for temp workers are largely nonexistent in the United States, even though temp workers are uniquely susc  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada Receives Federal Funding to Support Export Opportunities for Canadian Marine Manufacturers
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: To help bolster Canada's recreational boating industry, specifically in the global marketplace, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada announced it was approved for $116,849 in funding from Global Affairs Canada through its CanExport Associations program. This is the seventh year that NMMA Canada has secured this funding, which will be used to support the efforts o  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: IBEX Announces 2019 Innovation Awards Judges
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The 2019 IBEX Innovation Awards, managed by NMMA and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), will be presented at the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast. The breakfast is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 1, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel. Each of the eigh  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: New Powerboat Registrations Up 1.1 Percent Through June
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: NMMA's New Powerboat Registration Report has been updated with data through June. Preliminary data from the report show new powerboat registrations were up 1.1 percent through June on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis (R12M YOY) and down 1.3 percent on a rolling 3-month year-over-year basis. "While we're down 2 percent YTD YOY through June and new powerboat sales weren't as stro  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Social Media Content to Help Promote Safe Boating Practices This Labor Day Weekend
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 29 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: With a busy boating weekend ahead for millions of Americans, help promote safe and responsible boating to your customers and networks. NMMA has created a social media resource for industry stakeholders with shareable boating safety-related content, posts and information, which stakeholders can use across their social channels. Find additional safe boating resources and social posts in  more

National Partnership for New Americans: Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights Organizations Condemn Policy Change Making It More Difficult for Children of U.S. Armed Forces and Government Employees Serving Overseas to Become Citizens
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 29 -- The National Partnership for New Americans issued the following news: * * * - NPNA Calls Out Change as Trump Administration Turning its Back on Military Members and Foreign Corps * * * The Trump administration continues to one-up itself in its shamefulness by placing another brick in the "second wall" of barriers to citizenship. Now, the administration is attempting to deny citizenship for children of Americans who are serving their country in the armed forces o  more

National Safety Council Announces 2019 Rising Stars of Safety
ITASCA, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The National Safety Council issued the following news release: * * * - Thirty-one young professionals awarded for outstanding dedication to safety in the workplace. * * * The National Safety Council is proud to announce its 10th class of Rising Stars of Safety - a group of future leaders younger than age 40 dedicated to making workplaces safer. The 31 honorees have promoted a cycle of continuous improvement within their organizations and created initiatives focus  more

National Safety Council Estimates Nearly 400 Roadway Fatalities During Labor Day Weekend
ITASCA, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The National Safety Council issued the following news release: * * * - NSC estimates 398 people may be killed during the three-day holiday; the goal is always zero. * * * The National Safety Council urges Americans to drive defensively and designate a sober driver to help prevent an estimated 398 deaths and 45,300 serious injuries on U.S. roadways during the upcoming Labor Day holiday period. The Labor Day holiday begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, and ends at 11:  more

National Safety Council to Open World's Largest Annual Safety Show in San Diego
ITASCA, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The National Safety Council issued the following news release: * * * - More than 15,000 safety professionals expected to attend NSC Congress and Expo in September. * * * The National Safety Council will host its NSC 2019 Congress and Expo at the San Diego Convention Center Sept. 6-12. This year's conference will feature more than 1,100 exhibitors, more than 150 educational seminars and four keynote sessions, giving attendees access to unparalleled resources to im  more

NCSBN Considers Pertinent Association Business With Its Members at Its 2019 Annual Meeting
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing issued the following news release: NCSBN met in Chicago, Aug. 21-23, 2019, to consider pertinent association business with its members. There were 60 member nursing regulatory bodies (MNRBs) represented by delegates. NCSBN Board of Directors President Julia George, MSN, RN, FRE, executive director, North Carolina Board of Nursing, noted, "We had a very productive meeting this year with an open exchange of ideas with  more

NCSBN Inducts 13th Group of Fellows of the NCSBN Institute of Regulatory Excellence
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing issued the following news release: NCSBN inducted its 13th group of Fellows of the NCSBN Institute of Regulatory Excellence (IRE) during the NCSBN Annual Meeting and Delegate Assembly, held in Chicago, Aug. 21-23, 2019. The IRE began in 2004 with the purpose of providing boards of nursing (BONs) with high-quality regulatory education, expanding the body of knowledge related to regulation through research and scholarl  more

New Joint Commission Standards Address Rising Maternal Mortality in U.S.
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Aug. 29 -- The Joint Commission (formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) issued the following news release: * * * - Report provides requirements, rationale and references in support of improvements * * * The United States ranks 65th among industrialized nations in terms of maternal mortality. To help improve this statistic and lessen instances of maternal death and/or morbidity, The Joint Commission has introduced two new standa  more

OSF HealthCare: Illinois Vaping-Related Death Puts Health Professionals on High Alert
ALTON, Illinois, Aug. 30 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: The first known death from a vaping-related lung illness occurred in Illinois and now public health officials are trying a coordinated approach in gathering information about this mysterious illness. Earlier this month, the CDC urged doctors to ask about e-cigarette use when they talk to patients with an unclear respiratory or pulmonary illness and to report cases involving a vaping patient to state or local health departmen  more

OSF HealthCare: Learning How to Stop the Bleed
PEORIA, Illinois, Aug. 29 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: It is the number one cause of preventable death: bleeding. According to 2018 stats, each year, about 60,000 Americans die from blood loss. That number is almost two million worldwide. Stop the Bleed was launched in October of 2015 by the White House, following several mass shootings, including the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign intended to educate and enco  more

Philip Rosenau Co Leverages ISSA DEAL to Save Operating Costs
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: Philip Rosenau Co. Inc. reported the company has reduced the costs of its operations by more than US17,000 per year as a result of enrolling in the ISSA Distributor Efficiency Analytics & Learning (DEAL) program. Developed in partnership with Sustainability Dashboard Tools LLC, ISSA's DEAL program helps distributors reduce operating costs and be more profitable. The  more

Revised and New Intellectual Freedom Policies and Resources Available From American Library Association, Intellectual Freedom Committee
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: In anticipation of a new edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual, the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) revised several existing interpretations and resources and created new policies, guidelines and resources to address emerging intellectual freedom issues for the profession. These resources were approved at the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. an  more

RTC Spotlights Transformative Impact of Regional Trail Network, Along With Need for Sustained Funding, at Quad Cities Event
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy issued the following news release: * * * - As decisions for funding trails and active transportation are debated in Iowa, Illinois and Congress, the Riverfront and Great River Trails represent the power of connected trail systems to deliver transformative benefits to people and places * * * Today, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) gathered the region's trails community, tourism and economic development leaders and elected officials to celebr  more

Teach Plus Names Illinois Kicks Off Two Policy Fellowships With 52 Teachers From Across the State
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Aug. 29 -- Teach Plus, a 501(c)3 non-profit that empowers excellent, experienced teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that affect their students' success, issued the following news release: * * * - Fellows Will Focus on a Range of Issues from Early Childhood Education to Teacher Preparation and Recruitment * * * Teach Plus, a national non-profit that empowers teachers to lead improvements in policy and practice, launched two new Fellowship co  more

The National Basketball Retired Players Association Awards 87 Scholarships Through The Dave Debusschere Scholarship Fund
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 29 -- The National Basketball Retired Players Association issued the following news: The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) continues to deliver on its mission of providing educational opportunities to former basketball players and their families. Through the Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Fund, the NBRPA awarded 87 undergraduate and graduate scholarships to its membership. The scholarship, initiated in honor of the late Dave DeBusschere, provides fina  more

USDA Releases Major Study on Strategic Value of Inland Waterways to U.S. Agriculture and U.S. Economy
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Aug. 28 -- The National Grain and Feed Association issued the following news release: The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) today commended the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for releasing a significant new study that quantifies the cost-savings and competitive advantages that would accrue from investing in long-delayed improvements to inland waterways locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois River system. The s  more

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Joins Groundbreaking College Transfer Network
BOULDER, Colorado, Aug. 26 -- The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education issued the following news release: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) becomes the first institution in Illinois to join the Interstate Passport Network (IPN), a nationwide network of two- and four-year colleges and universities that allows students to transfer lower-division general education credits as a block to any IPN member institution. With TCSPP's membership, the network consists of 32  more