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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday September 08, 2019 ( 103 items )  

AAMA Updates Standard for Adhesive Systems Designed to Attach Simulated Divided Lite Bars to Glass
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association issued the following news document: The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated a standard for adhesive systems designed to attach simulated divided lite (SDL) bars to glass. AAMA 813-19, Voluntary Specification and Test Methods for Adhesives Used in Simulated Divided Lite Bars, was originally released in 2011 to establish minimum performance criteria for adhesive systems used in su  more

AAP Names Mark Del Monte CEO/Executive Vice President
ITASCA, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Board of Directors has named Mark Del Monte, JD, as the organization's next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Vice President. Mr. Del Monte has served as interim CEO since July 2018 and before that, served as the AAP's Chief Deputy and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and External Affairs, directing the organization's communications, public rela  more

AASL's New Resource for Strengthening Leadership Style and Skills
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: AASL's new resource for strengthening leadership style and skillsCHICAGO -- Guiding school librarians to new levels of leadership, "Leadership: Strategic Thinking, Decision Making, Communication, and Relationship Building," published by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions, breaks down the National School Library Standards into authentic, easily accessible component  more

Alianza Americas: New Report Outlines Policy Solutions to Address the Migrant Crisis
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- Alianza Americas issued the following news release: * * * - Report Calls On Policymakers To Cease Funding Militarization In Central America * * * Chicago & Boston -- A delegation of U.S. elected officials, immigrant rights advocates, community leaders, and legal experts traveled to Central America in mid-August to observe the political, economic, and social realities that spur the exodus of thousands of people in search of protection in the United States. The de  more

AMA Fights Burnout With New Practice Transformation Initiative
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced an escalation in its prominent efforts to fight the root causes of physician burnout and dissatisfaction with the launch of the Practice Transformation Initiative. The ambitious new course of action strengthens the AMA's resolve to advance evidence-based solutions that increase joy in medicine. "Since 2013, the AMA has been leading the nationa  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Critical Care for Infants and Children - Updated Guidance and Practice Statement Released
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: A set of updated recommendations on critical care for infants and children - including criteria for admission and discharge and levels of care in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) - have been jointly released by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The recommendations define new categories for levels of PICU care, in an effort  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Influenza in Children, 2019-2020
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Sept. 2 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children ages 6 months and older are vaccinated for influenza for the 2019-2020 season, preferably by the end of October, with either the flu shot or the nasal spray vaccine. The AAP expresses no preference for the shot or the nasal spray vaccine this season, in accordance with guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Con  more

American College of Surgeons: More Than 1 Million People Around the World Have Now Been Trained to Stop the Bleed
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 6 -- The American College of Surgeons issued the following news release: The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Stop the Bleed(R) program announced today that it has now surpassed the 1 million mark in terms of the number of people who have been trained to control major bleeding through its Stop the Bleed course. In late August, this milestone was reached through dedicated efforts by the ACS and partner organizations to reach people around the world who seek access to b  more

American Hospital Association: New Research Confirms - Hospital Mergers Reduce Costs, Enhance Quality of Care for Patients
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The American Hospital Association issued the following news release: New research released today confirms the significant value hospital mergers can generate for patients and their communities. The report, Hospital Merger Benefits: Views from Hospital Leaders and Econometric Analysis - An Update, was prepared by economists from Charles River Associates and is an update of their 2017 report. The latest findings both reinforce and strengthen the previous report's con  more

American Library Association: Incubating Creativity at Your Library
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: Creativity needs a platform. As technology consultant David Weinberger puts it, "A platform provides resources that lets other people build things." The library is an ideal platform, and in "Incubating Creativity at Your Library: A Sourcebook for Connecting with Communities," published by ALA Editions, Library as Incubator Project creators Erinn Batykefer and Laura Damon-Moore share the experiences  more

American Library Association: Louise Ratliff Receives 2019 Map and Geospatial Information Round Table Honors Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 3 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: The MAGIRT (Map and Geospatial Information Round Table) Nominations and Awards Committee selected Louise Ratliff, social sciences and maps cataloging librarian at UCLA, as the recipient of the 2019 MAGIRT Honors Award. This award is presented in recognition of outstanding achievement and major contributions to map and geospatial librarianship and to the round table. The presentation was made on Fri  more

American Library Association: Thirteen Libraries Recognized in American Libraries' 2019 Library Design Showcase
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 3 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: Thirteen new and renovated libraries--and the architecture firms that designed them--have been recognized in American Libraries' 2019 Library Design Showcase, which appears in the magazine's September/October issue and is available online today. In its 31st annual iteration, the showcase honors innovative and interesting constructions that effectively address library user needs in the United State  more

American Medical Association Releases 2020 CPT Code Set
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the release of the 2020 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT(R)) code set containing identifiers and descriptors assigned to each medical, surgical, and diagnostic services available to patients. Trusted since 1966 as the health system's common language, the CPT code set enables accurate reporting, measurement, analysis, and benchmarking of medi  more

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital Appoints New Division Head of Kidney Diseases
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: Priya Verghese, MD, MPH, has been named the new Division Head of Kidney Diseases at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She also will be appointed Professor of Nephrology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Verghese will assume the role in January 2020. Dr. Verghese is a pediatric nephrologist who comes from the University of Minnesota wher  more

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital: Young Adults Exposed to Incarceration as Children Have Higher Odds of Future Depression, PTSD
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: Young adults with childhood history of both parental incarceration and juvenile justice involvement were nearly three times more likely to have depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) compared to peers without any experience with the criminal justice system, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. They also were nearly twice as likely to have anxiety compared  more

Association for Library Service to Children Receives $150,000 From IMLS to Host Welcoming Spaces National Forum
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 3 -- Association for Library Service to Children, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), received a $150,000 National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). ALSC will partner with the Association of Children's Museums (ACM) on this two-year project to host the Welcoming S  more

Chicago Teachers Union Issues Statement on Labor Day
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 2 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement by President Jesse Sharkey on Labor Day: "Today we honor the working women and men who literally built this nation--the workers who anchor Chicago and the country with their labor and their livelihoods, yet who still are denied the fruits of that labor. "The labor that jump-started wealth in this nation was robbed, extorted and stolen from African people brought to these shores in bondage. But exploitation is a  more

Chicago Zoological Society: Animals at Brookfield Zoo Celebrate 100th Season of Their Favorite Football Team
BROOKFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- The Chicago Zoological Society issued the following news release: Today, September 5, Brookfield Zoo's grizzly bears and ring-tailed lemurs celebrated the kickoff to the 100th football season and showed their support for their Chicago home team. Axhi and Jim, the zoo's two grizzlies were treated to frozen ice treats in the shape of the number 100. Animal care staff dyed the numbers blue and orange and filled them with oranges and blueberries. At the zoo's Hami  more

College of American Pathologists: Emily Volk, MD, MBA, FCAP, Voted President-Elect of the College of American Pathologists
NORTHFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The College of American Pathologists issued the following news release: * * * - Dr. Volk eager to lead the CAP through a time of change in health care * * * Emily E. Volk, MD, MBA, FCAP, was elected by the Fellows of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) as president-elect. Dr. Volk will assume her role September 21 at the CAP19 annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, after which she will continue to serve on the organization's Board of Governors and take ad  more

CTU Delegates Vote Unanimously to Set Date for Strike Authorization Vote
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: While CPS is raking in more than $1 billion in new annual dollars this year, too many students returned to classrooms on Tuesday staffed by substitute teachers, while others returned to over-sized classes. CPS remains far short in hiring social workers, even for its anemic target. Students continue to have to time their illnesses with the one day a week a school nurse is present. Despite the state's takeover  more

Emergency Nurses Association Brings Top-Notch Education to Austin, Texas
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- The Emergency Nurses Association issued the following news release: Emergency Nursing 2019, the Emergency Nurses Association's annual conference, arrives in Austin, Texas, Sept. 29-Oct 2 with a high-quality lineup of educational sessions available to the thousands of emergency nurses in attendance. Whether emergency nurses are focused on continuing their education or connecting with their peers, this year's conference offers a diverse array of clinical, practic  more

Emergency Nurses Association Issues Statement on Gun Violence Epidemic
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Sept. 3 -- The Emergency Nurses Association issued the following statement by President Patti Kunz Howard: "Emergency nurses across the country treat victims of gunshot wounds every single day. No matter the number of patients or the circumstances behind the situation that brought them into the emergency department, nurses and their health care counterparts work tirelessly to care for those injured by a firearm. "Although we, as emergency nurses, rely on our skills and ex  more

EVENT Oct. 14-15, 2019: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Schedules 2019 Joint Fall Conference
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society will host the 2019 Joint Fall Conference at the New Mexico State Bar Association, Albuquerque, Oct. 14-15: Agenda: Value-based Purchasing Statewide trends: lending, employee benefits Centennial Care and payer updates Statewide information systems (APCD, MMIS-R) Virtual and telehealth efforts across New Mexico Innovation already happening in our state Digital technology, policy, reimbursement New Mexi  more

EVENT Oct. 16-18, 2019: Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society Schedules 2019 Connected Health Conference
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society will host the 2019 Connected Health Conference at the Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts, Oct. 16-18: Keynote Speakers: Dina Katabi, Co-Founder, Emerald Joseph Kvedar, MD, Vice President, Partners Connected Health Margaret Laws, President and CEO, HopeLab Ariel Garten, Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist Officer, and Graeme Moffat, PhD, Chief Scientist and VP, Regulatory Affairs, Muse Kyra Bo  more

EVENT Oct. 16-18, 2019: Information Systems Audit and Control Association Schedules EuroCACS/CSX 2019
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Aug. 29 -- The Information Systems Audit and Control Association will host the EuroCACS/CSX 2019 at the Palexpo Convention Centre, Geneva, Switzerland, Oct. 16-18: Agenda: * The Next Generation Auditors * The Art of DevOps and Agile in Regulated Environments * How to Audit Incident Response Plans * Are Trust Stores Part of Your PKI Audit? * The Art of Active Cyber Defense * Security Awareness: How to Engage Staff by Using "The Hacker's Perspective" * Segment E  more

EVENT Oct. 17-19, 2019: Society for Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Medicine Schedules 2019 American Academy of Home Care Medicine Annual Meeting
COLUMBIA, Maryland, Aug. 26 -- AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine will host the 2019 American Academy of Home Care Medicine Annual Meeting at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Illinois, Oct. 17-19: Keynote speakers: Amy Berman, RN LHD FAAN, The John A. Hartford Foundation Sarah Szanton, PhD ANP FAAN, Johns Hopkins University H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, Avisos Partners * * * Agenda and Speakers: Preconference Workshops presented by the Home Centered Care Inst  more

EVENT Oct. 2, 2019: Illinois Bankers Association Schedules Illinois Bankers Group Insurance Trust Annual Benefits Seminar
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 2 -- The Illinois Bankers Association will host the Illinois Bankers Group Insurance Trust Annual Benefits Seminar at the Four Points by Sheraton Conference Cente, Fairview Heights, Oct. 2: Speakers: Erich Bloxdorf, Plan Administrator, Illinois Bankers Group Insurance Trust Mike Hasselbring, President, Clemens & Associates Mike Lynch, Vice President, Clemens & Associates Hillary Meyers, Trust Manager, Illinois Bankers Group Insurance Trust - For more informati  more

EVENT Oct. 2-6, 2019: Air Movement & Control Association International Schedules AMCA Annual Meeting 2019
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Aug. 27 -- The Air Movement and Control Association International will host the AMCA Annual Meeting 2019 at the Beach Resort - Marriott, Wailea, Hawaii, Oct. 2-6: Keynote: Managing in an Uncertain Economy Keynote Speaker: Brian Beaulieu, Economist * * * Agenda and speakers: Strategic Plan Initiative: Advocacy * * * AMCA 211 Hot Topics/Rebates * Check test speeds Speaker: Rad Ganesh * Rebates Speaker: Trinity Persful * * * How to Beat the Lowest-First Co  more

EVENT Oct. 22-23, 2019: American Veterinary Medical Association Schedules 2019 Economic Summit
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- The American Veterinary Medical Association will host the 2019 Economic Summit at the Marriott O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 22-23: Keynote: * Behavioral Economics and the Veterinary Profession Speaker: Jayson Lusk, Purdue University * The Creative Curve: How to develop the right idea, at the right time Speaker: Allen Gannett, Chief Strategy Officer, Skyword * * * Agenda and Speakers: Economics of behavior and change There's much discussion around beha  more

EVENT Oct. 3, 2019: Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society Schedules Ontario Health IT Conference
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society will host the Ontario Health IT Conference at the Congress Centre, Toronto, Canada, Oct. 3: Keynote: Rethinking Healthcare for the Second Era of the Digital Age Speaker: Don Tapscott, CEO, Blockchain Research Institute * * * Agenda and Presenters: Transforming Care Planning in Mental Health Through Partnerships and Standardization Presenter: Mediatech * * * Transforming Healthcare in the Digital Age   more

EVENT Oct. 3, 2019: Illinois Bankers Association Schedules Annual Benefits Seminar
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 2 -- The Illinois Bankers Association will host an Annual Benefits Seminar at its Scheels Training Center, Oct 3: Speakers: - Erich Bloxdorf, Plan Administrator, Illinois Bankers Group Insurance Trust - Mike Hasselbring, President, Clemens & Associates - Mike Lynch, Vice President, Clemens & Associates - Hillary Meyers, Trust Manager, Illinois Bankers Group Insurance Trust - For more information: https://www.ilbanker.com/Education-Events/Meeting-Home-Page?meet  more

EVENT Oct. 3, 2019: Illinois Bankers Association Schedules BankTech Conference
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 2 -- The Illinois Bankers Association will host the BankTech Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Lisle, Oct. 3: Agenda and Speakers: FinTech, Digital Transformation and the Customer Journey Speaker: Marcie L. Bomberg, Senior Manager, Wipfli LLP This session discusses the current and future trends in FinTech and digital transformation and how a community bank can be nimble enough to fulfill changing customer expectations. Once your bank has determined "your" posture   more

EVENT Oct. 3-5, 2019: American Accounting Association Schedules 2019 Accounting Behavior and Organizations Research Conference
SARASOTA, Florida, Aug. 27 -- The American Accounting Association will host the 2019 Accounting Behavior and Organizations Research Conference at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island, Oct. 3-5: Keynote Speaker: What Makes an Accounting Experiment Successful? Speaker: Bob Libby, Cornell University * * * Agenda: Things you should be Thinking About (But Probably Aren't) Speakers: Willie Choi, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Jessen Hobson, University of Illinois at Urbana  more

EVENT Oct. 30, 2019: Alzheimer's Association Schedules Alzheimer's Symposium for Professionals
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 26 -- The Alzheimer's Association will host an Alzheimer's Symposium for Professionals at the Loft Conference Center, Morgantown, West Virginia, Oct. 30: The 2019 Alzheimer's Symposium is a conference for health care professionals offering continuing education credits for physicians, social workers and nurses. This year, attendees will have an opportunity to hear from reliable medical experts in the Geriatric and Long Term Care fields, as well Alzheimer's Association Car  more

EVENT Oct. 30, 2019: Illinois CPA Society Schedules Construction Industry Conference
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 2 -- The Illinois CPA Society will host the Construction Industry Conference at its Learning Center, Oct. 30: Agenda and Speakers: Ready to Roll? Implementing the New Revenue Recognition and Lease Standards Take a comprehensive look at the new revenue recognition standard and its potential impact on private contractors. Also, understand transition and retrospective adoption of the new lease standard and associated risks. Speaker: Robert S. Mercado, Marcum LLP * * *   more

EVENT Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2019: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Schedules Eurasia Health IT Conference & Exhibition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 29 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society will host the Eurasia Health IT Conference and Exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 30-Nov. 1: Speakers: Fahrettin Koca, T.R. Minister of Health Sabahattin Aydin, Medipol University Rector Suayip Birinci, T.R Deputy Minister of Health Harold "Hal" Wolf III, President & CEO, HIMSS, USA * * * Agenda: HIMSS MODELS FOR NEW BEGINNERS: How does HIMSS models contribute to any institution? * * * THE ROLE OF  more

EVENT Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2019: American Thyroid Association Schedules 89th Annual Meeting
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Aug. 30 -- The American Thyroid Association will host the 89th Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Grand, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 30-Nov. 3: Agenda and Speakers: Advanced Clinical Conversations in Hypothyroidism: ATA Expo Theater Presented by AbbVie Inc. Speaker: Todd W. Frieze, MD * * * Keys to Identifying and Co-managing Thyroid Eye Disease (TED): Insights from an Endocrinologist and an Oculoplastic Surgeon: ATA Expo Theater Presented by Horizon Therapeutics Speaker: T  more

EVENT Oct. 4, 2019: Illinois Bankers Association Schedules Illinois Bankers Group Insurance Trust Annual Benefits Seminar
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 2 -- The Illinois Bankers Association will host the Illinois Bankers Group Insurance Trust Annual Benefits Seminar at the Northern Illinois University Meeting and Conference Center, Naperville, Oct. 4: Speakers: Erich Bloxdorf, Plan Administrator, Illinois Bankers Group Insurance Trust Mike Hasselbring, President, Clemens & Associates Mike Lynch, Vice President, Clemens & Associates Hillary Meyers, Trust Manager, Illinois Bankers Group Insurance Trust - For mo  more

EVENT Oct. 5, 2019: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Schedules Fifth PreK-12/Higher Education Collaboration Symposium
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Aug. 29 -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities will host a Fifth PreK-12/Higher Education Collaboration Symposium at the Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 5: Keynote speakers: - Antonio R. Flores, President & CEO, HACU - Jesse Ruiz, Deputy Governor for Education, Office of the Governor JB Pritzker, State of Illinois * * * Agenda and speakers: Using Data to Address Inequity Panelists: John Gatica, Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives, Equal Opportuni  more

EVENT Oct. 7-10, 2019: Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society Schedules AsiaPac19 Conference & Exhibition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society will host the AsiaPac19 Conference and Exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 7-10: Agenda and Speakers: Panel Discussion on Value Creation in Healthcare They say that value is in the eye of the beholder, and it is a challenge globally for healthcare stakeholders to create value - whether through maximizing cost-effectiveness or improving service quality - and creating value is an overarching goal that runs  more

EVENT Oct. 7-9, 2019: Conference of State Bank Supervisors Schedules Trust Forum
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 -- The Conference of State Bank Supervisors will host the Trust Forum at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 7-9: Agenda and Speakers: * * * U.S. Economic Outlook Speaker: Lamont Black, Assistant Professor of Finance, DePaul University * * * Cybersecurity & Privacy - Fiduciary Considerations Speaker: Scott Lashway, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP * * * Digital Assets - Where Are We Now? Speaker: Jeff Ernst, Senior Innovation Policy Analyst, Divisio  more

EVENT Oct. 7-9, 2019: Gas Technology Institute Schedules International Conference on Thermochemical Conversion Science
DES PLAINES, Illinois, Aug. 28 -- The Gas Technology Institute will host an International Conference on Thermochemical Conversion Science - Biomass and Municipal Solid Waste to RNG, Biofuels aand Chemicals att the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois, Oct. 7-9: Keynote speakers: Gerhard Muggen, Managing Director, BTG-BTL Jim Spaeth Chair, IEA Bioenergy Robert Baldwin, Principal Scientist, NREL Dr. Alan Del Paggio, Business Manager IH2, Shell Catalysts & Technologies Steve Csonka, Exec  more

Feeding America: New USDA Report Findings Demonstrate Improvement in Food Insecure Population
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- Feeding America issued the following news release: * * * - 37 Million Americans Still Face Hunger, Including More Than 11 Million Children * * * A new report released today by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that 1 in 9 households (11.1%) in the United States encountered difficulty at some time during 2018 in providing enough food for their family. This represents a decline of 0.7 percentage points from last year and is the lowest rate s  more

Field Museum: Ancient Civilizations Were Already Messing Up the Planet
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 3 -- The Field Museum issued the following news release: As issues like climate change, global warming, and renewable energy dominate the national conversation, it's easy to assume these topics are exclusive to the modern world. But a huge collaborative study in Science reveals that early humans across the entire globe were changing and impacting their environments as far back as 10,000 years ago. "Through this crowdsourced data, we can see that there was global enviro  more

Get Ready for Vegas With ISSA Today
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: The preconvention issue of ISSA Today--available in digital formats for your desktop, smartphone, or tablet-includes the latest industry and ISSA-member news. This month's edition has all the details you need for making the most out of your visit to Las Vegas for ISSA Show North America 2019 including a complete rundown of the ISSA Education Sessions and a preview o  more

Gift of $1.1M by Local Restaurateur Hu Odom Helps Build Next Generation of Restaurant Leaders
NORFOLK, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation issued the following news: Future top chefs and restaurateurs--students of Maury High School and Norfolk Technical Center, were joined by Mayor Kenny Alexander, Dawn Sweeney, President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association and Dr. Sharon Byrdsong, Superintendent of Norfolk Public Schools, at 8:30am Wednesday, September 4th to celebrate the launch of the National Restaurant Association Educational F  more

GIS Leadership Academy: Popular URISA Program to Be Offered Three Times in 2020
DES PLAINES, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association issued the following news release: With one more GIS Leadership Academy in 2019 (Phoenix, Arizona - October 21-25, 2019), URISA is pleased to announce that the program will be offered three times in 2020: * Minneapolis, Minnesota - June 8-12, 2020 * Portland, Oregon - August 17-21, 2020 * St. Petersburg, Florida - November 9-13, 2020 The URISA GIS Leadership Academy has enjoyed steady and enthusiastic p  more

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society: A Powerful Reminder of How Health IT Improves Patient Safety
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: When our third son was born moderately jaundiced in 2001, we didn't panic. Parenting two other boys had effectively sanded the sharp edges of our internal "freak-out" system. But still, my wife and I spent three nerve-wracking days and nights in the neonatal intensive care unit, hovering near our son as he received the light therapy that would lower his elevated bilirubin levels.   more

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society: Is the Digital Health Bubble Bursting?
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: We sat down with Indu Subaiya, MD, MBA, co-founder and president of Catalyst @ Health 2.0 and senior advisor to HIMSS, to get her insights into new technologies and initiatives driving sustainable change in today's healthcare landscape. Here's what she had to say. What's Next in Health Technology? We're seeing this 'war of the clouds,' which is the idea that as health data moves   more

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society: Removing Patient Transport Barriers With Innovative Partnerships
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 3 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: The shift toward value-based care has highlighted many socio-economic factors that impact the ability for patients to access care and ultimately health outcomes. In particular, insufficient transportation for patients to and from care sites is proving to be a root cause of many issues that can lead to reduced patient outcomes. Historically, health systems have addressed these issu  more

Hidden Halloween Allergy and Asthma Triggers are Truly Frightful
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Sept. 3 -- The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology issued the following news: For some families, Halloween means being on guard for food allergy triggers like peanuts in tiny candy bars. Some fun-sized bars contain no labels to alert you to allergens, so parents must be on the lookout. The ingredients can change depending on the size, so while a full-size bar might be safe for someone with a food allergy, the smaller version could contain allergens no  more

Illinois Association of Realtors: Sreenan Sees Local Connection to State, National Realtor Issues
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: Rockford-area REALTOR(R) Ginger Sreenan offers a unique and varied perspective as one of nine slated candidates to the 2020 Illinois REALTORS(R) Board of Directors. In June, she began a dual role as the chief executive officer for the REALTOR(R) Association of Northwestern Illinois (RANWIL), and as a broker for Pioneer Real Estate Services in Rockford. She limits her CEO duties to about 20 hours a wee  more

Illinois Policy Institute: Chicago Teachers Union's Contract Demands
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 3 -- The Illinois Policy Institute issued the following news release: First day of school excitement could quickly cease for Chicago students as the Chicago Teachers Union considers its third strike in seven years. Refusing to accept Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's recommendations, CTU is demanding contract requirements such as annual 5% raises over three years and 4,000 new support staff. The union demands would take the average teacher salary from about $79,000 to jus  more

Internal Medicine Journal Issues 28 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 2 -- JAMA Internal Medicine, an international peer-reviewed journal from the American Medical Association that says it provides clinical research for practitioners in general internal medicine and internal medicine subspecialties, published 28 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * A Comparison of Payments to a For-profit Dialysis Firm From Government and Commercial Insurers * Anticholinergic Drug Exposure and the Risk of DementiaA Nest  more

Internal Medicine Journal Issues 39 Research Articles in July 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 1 -- JAMA Internal Medicine, an international peer-reviewed journal from the American Medical Association that says it provides clinical research for practitioners in general internal medicine and internal medicine subspecialties, published 39 research articles on the following topics in its July 2019 edition: * Accelerated Approval of Cancer Drugs--Righting the Ship of the US Food and Drug Administration * An Implementation Guide to Promote Sleep and Reduce Sedative-H  more

ISSA Adds to International Education Team
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: ISSA is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Goodwin as its new education and certification business development manager. He will be responsible for the development, marketing, and sales of ISSA training, certification, and education programs in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Middle East. Reporting to Manuela D'Agata, ISSA's international education an  more

ISSA Issues Market Snapshot of German Cleaning Industry
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Sept. 3 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: ISSA has released an updated market analyses of the German cleaning market. In cooperation with DTO Research, an international-operating B2B market research and consulting company based in Germany, the report identifies the following trends and characteristics: * Cost pressure as well as in-transparency in procurement processes * Increasing digitalization of the cl  more

Joint Commission Appoints New Director, Engineering, to Standards Interpretation Group
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- The Joint Commission (formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) issued the following news release: The Joint Commission announces the appointment of Herman McKenzie, MBA, CHSP, to director of the Department of Engineering, Standards Interpretation Group. McKenzie reports to Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Ana Pujols McKee, MD. "I am really excited about Herman's new position. He will be a great leader f  more

Journal of Consumer Research Issues 10 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 7 -- The Journal of Consumer Research, a journal that says it describes and explains consumer behavior, published 10 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * A Framework for Understanding Consumer Choices for Others * Consumer Movements and Value Regimes: Fighting Food Waste in Germany by Building Alternative Object Pathways * Differential Construal of Exercise versus Diet and Implications for Weight Control * How Well Do Consumer-Bran  more

Journal of Energy and Environmental Law Issues 4 Research Articles in Winter 2019 Edition
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, a journal from the George Washington University Law School, published four research articles on the following topics in its Winter 2019 edition: * "Dedication of Production" Clauses: Challenges in Ascertaining Interests in Natural Gas Gathering and Processing Agreements in Bankruptcy * "The Answer is Blowin' in the Wind": A Case for Illinois to Increase Production of Sustainable Wind Energy * Spread Too Thin: How the Preempti  more

Journal of Neurosurgery Issues 38 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Sept. 7 -- The Journal of Neurosurgery, a journal from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, published 38 research articles, including the following topics, in its September 2019 edition: * A comparison between threshold criterion and amplitude criterion in transcranial motor evoked potentials during surgery for supratentorial lesions * A refined model of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion resulting in cognitive impairment and a low mortality rate in rats *  more

Journal of Neurosurgery-Pediatrics Issues 14 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Sept. 7 -- The Journal of Neurosurgery-Pediatrics, a journal that says it focuses on diseases and disorders of the central nervous system and spine in children from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, published 14 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Advocacy in pediatric neurosurgery: results from a 2017 survey of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons * Economic benefit of neurosurgical intervention for   more

Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine Issues 19 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Sept. 7 -- The Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine, a journal from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, published 19 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Biomechanical implications of unilateral facetectomy, unilateral facetectomy plus partial contralateral facetectomy, and complete bilateral facetectomy in minimally invasive transforaminal interbody fusion * Cervical disc arthroplasty for less-mobile discs * Cervical di  more

Journal of the American Medical Association - Pediatrics Issues 20 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 3 -- JAMA Pediatrics, a journal from the American Medical Association that says it provide information to individuals and organizations working to advance the health and well-being of infants, children and adolescents, published 20 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * A Missed Opportunity to Address a National ShameThe Case of Sickle Cell Disease in the United States * Accuracy of Parent-Measured and Parent-Estimated Heights and Weigh  more

Journal of the American Medical Association - Psychiatry Issues 16 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- 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 September 2019 edition: * Anhedonia Reduction and the Association Between Left Ventral Striatal Reward Response and 6-Month Improvement in Life Satisfaction Among Young Adults * Association Between Incident Exposu  more

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Issues 7 Research Articles in Sept. 15, 2019 Edition
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a peer-reviewed scientific journal on clinical research of interest to veterinarians, published seven research articles on the following topics in its Sept. 15, 2019 edition: * Anatomic description and clinical relevance of the meningovertebral ligament in dogs * Decompressive surgery for treatment of a dorsal compressive atlantoaxial band causing nonambulatory tetraparesis in three toy-breed dogs * E  more

Jurimetrics Journal Issues 4 Research Articles in Spring 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- Jurimetrics, a journal that says it features information about the relationships between law, science and technology from the American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology Law, published four research articles on the following topics in its Spring 2019 edition: * Darkening Storm of Cyberterrorism: International Policy Adaptation for Automotive Cybersecurity Regulations * House of the Rising Sun: SolarCity Corp. v. Arizona Department of Revenue and the  more

Jurimetrics Journal Issues 4 Research Articles in Summer 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 7 -- Jurimetrics, a journal that says it features information about the relationships between law, science and technology from the American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology Law, published four research articles on the following topics in its Summer 2019 edition: * Execution by Nitrogen Hypoxia: Search for Scientific Consensus * Governance Tools for the Second Quantum Revolution * Information Technology and the Fall of the American Republic * Revisiti  more

Kiddie Academy to Open in Southwest Greater Fort Wayne
FORT WAYNE, Indiana, Sept. 5 -- Greater Fort Wayne issued the following news: Fort Wayne is primed for its second Kiddie Academy location. After finding success at their first local location on Coldwater Road, co-owners Hajira and Dr. Zubair Khan will open a second childcare site, on the city's southwest side at 9336 Illinois Rd. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kiddie Academy Southwest Fort Wayne is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. Kiddie Academy serves children ages 6 weeks to 12 ye  more

Manufacturing Times Digital Teams With Dow to Build First Supply Chain Early Warning System for Manufacturers
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- Manufacturing Times Digital issued the following news release: * * * - Software Will Flag Weather, Natural Disasters Likely to Disrupt Supply Chains * * * MxD, Dow (NYSE: DOW), and four other industry and academic partners are collaborating to build software that will warn manufacturers of delays in customer shipments caused by emergencies, weather or other natural disasters. Dow, based in Midland MI, will lead the Supply Chain Risk and Event Management project   more

NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Betsy Dirksen Londrigan for Congress
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 -- NARAL Pro-Choice America issued the following news release: * * * - Challenger in Illinois' 13th Congressional District Earns Endorsement from Nation's Leading Pro-Choice Advocacy Group * * * NARAL Pro-Choice America today endorsed Betsy Dirksen Londrigan's campaign to represent Illinois' 13th Congressional District, a seat currently held by anti-choice Representative Rodney Davis. "Illinois women and families need a strong fighter in their corner who will stand up fo  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: 2018 Abstract - Boat Registrations Section Now Available
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The eighth and final section of NMMA's 2018 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, Total Boat Registrations 2006 - 2018, is now available in the Statistics section of NMMA.org. Included in this report are annual data on total recreational boats in use and by type, boats retired from the fleet, recreational boat registration totals by state, region, length, powerboat propulsio  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Multiple Tennessee Elected Officials Visit Malibu Boats' Facility
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Last week, Congressman Tim Burchett (R-TN-02), Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally (R), and State Representative Lowell Russell (R-21) visited Malibu Boats' manufacturing facility in Loudon, Tennessee where they met with employees, discussed pressing issues facing the recreational boating industry, and experienced the boat manufacturing process firsthand. Plant tours with elected officia  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Smoker Craft Welcomes Senator Todd Young at Its Manufacturing Facility
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 6 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Smoker Craft Boats, recipient of NMMA's inaugural Advocate of the Year award, hosted Senator Todd Young (R-IN) at its facility in New Paris, Indiana last week, capping off a string of industry plant tours during the summer Congressional recess. NMMA members have held more than 20 plant tours with elected officials since the beginning of the year, with several visits still to come. Ahe  more

National Safety Council Brings Memorial to Victims of the Opioid Crisis to Nassau County, N.Y.
ITASCA, Illinois, Sept. 3 -- The National Safety Council issued the following news release: * * * - Exhibit honors those we've lost and offers hope for ending the epidemic. * * * The National Safety Council is partnering with Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and other regional funders to bring the Council's opioid memorial to Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, N.Y., Sept. 23-28. Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis is free and open to the publi  more

NCSBN Elects New Members to Its Board of Directors and Leadership Succession Committee
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 6 -- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing issued the following news release: NCSBN Board of Directors President Julia George, MSN, RN, FRE, executive director, North Carolina Board of Nursing, announces new members of the NCSBN Board of Directors who were elected during the 2019 Delegate Assembly, held in Chicago, Aug. 21-23, 2019. Those elected include: Treasurer Adrian Guerrero, CPM, director of operations, Kansas State Board of Nursing, was elected Trea  more

NRDC Partners With Garage Museum of Contemporary Art to Showcase 'Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030-2100 at Expo'
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following news release: The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art will present selections from The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030-2100 at EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, taking place at Navy Pier's Festival Hall from September 19-22. This partnership will mark the first time the renowned Russian museum exhibits in the Un  more

OSF Children's Hospital Now Part of National Genomic Medicine Research
PEORIA, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: * * * - Rady Children's Institute collaboration first of its kind in Illinois * * * OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois is now collaborating with Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) on a research protocol to more effectively diagnose and treat critically ill infants with unexplained illnesses. This commitment to clinical innovation and research collaboration will enhance patient care and fur  more

OSF HealthCare: Swaddle Baths Provide Comfort for Baby and Mom
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, Sept. 6 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: Newborn Addie Evans recently experienced an immersion swaddle bath at OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. The baby girl rarely stirred while it was happening, which was a far cry from what her mom, Joey Evans, experienced with her two other daughters. "This one was a lot different," said Evans. "She was actually kind of quiet through the entire bathing process." The staff at the OSF St. Joseph Bir  more

OSF HealthCare: The Danger of Peripheral Arterial Disease
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: * * * - September is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Awareness Month * * * Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition that develops when the arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to the arms and legs become completely or partially blocked as a result of atherosclerosis (buildup of plaque). PAD can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, amputation and possibly death. PAD affects as many as 12 million Amer  more

Pain Medicine Journal Issues 19 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 7 -- 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 19 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain: Does Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Influence Treatment Outcomes? * Biologic Drugs a  more

Pediatrics Journal Issues 45 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Sept. 3 -- Pediatrics, a journal in pediatric medicine from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published 45 research articles, including the following topics, in its September 2019 edition: * 24-Hour Movement Behaviors and Impulsivity * A Discharge Vital Sign Documentation Improvement Initiative in the Pediatric Emergency Department * A Pivotal Response Treatment Package for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: An RCT * A Treatment-Decision Score for HIV-Infe  more

People's Action Unveils Plan to Win a National Homes Guarantee
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- People's Action issued the following news release: After years of organizing, grassroots leaders from the People's Action network released their vision for a national Homes Guarantee policy on Thursday. The plan, summarized in a briefing book available for download online, outlines a package of structural reforms that will ensure all people living in the United States have safe, accessible, sustainable, and permanently affordable housing. "The problem is simple: b  more

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal Issues 40 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Sept. 3 -- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that it says it features plastic and reconstructive surgery, published 40 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * "Brazilian Butt Lift" Performed by Board-Certified Brazilian Plastic Surgeons: Reports of an Expert Opinion Survey * A Prospective Evaluation of Complications after Use of Exposed Pins in the Hand and Wr  more

Public Health Boot Camp Accelerates Learning for Emerging Health Pros
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 6 -- The AIDS Foundation of Chicago issued the following news document: This summer, emerging public health professionals came together to get an accelerated, hands-on training at the Public Health Boot Camp (PHBC). Co-sponsored by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and the Institute of Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, the program is designed to prepare HIV/AIDS public health leaders through a one-week intensiv  more

Public Library Association Announces Regional Workshops on Space Planning for Libraries
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 6 -- Public Library Association, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: To increase local training opportunities for public library staff, the Public Library Association (PLA) is partnering with Multnomah County (Ore.) Library, Palo Alto (Calif.) City Library and Jacksonville (Fla.) Public Library to offer regional workshops on space-planning for libraries. These full-day workshops, facilitated by New York University Professor D  more

Public Library Association to Present Webinar on Trauma-Informed Approach to Library Service
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 6 -- Public Library Association, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: This month, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a webinar highlighting the trauma-informed approach to public library service. A trauma-informed approach generally entails understanding that library patrons may have experienced trauma and describes how library workers can engender their trust. In this one-hour webinar, four members of PLA's Social  more

Public Library Association to Share Digital Skill-Building Tools in Free September Webinar
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 6 -- Public Library Association, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: Public libraries have long been leaders in bringing people into the digital world, providing programs and services that help patrons get jobs, gain knowledge, increase productivity, and engage with others online. Leveraging and strengthening existing library and community resources can help reduce staff burden and increase the library's impact on digital lit  more

Radiological Society Seeks Radiology: Artificial Intelligence Trainee Editorial Board Members
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The Radiological Society of North America issued the following news: * * * - Apply by Oct. 1 for unique opportunity to serve on a journal editorial board * * * Radiology: Artificial Intelligence, RSNA's online journal highlighting the emerging applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of imaging, is seeking applications from radiology residents, radiology fellows, graduate students and postdocs for positions on the journal'  more

Radiological Society: Genetics May Play Role in Reaction to CT Contrast Agents
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Sept. 3 -- The Radiological Society of North America issued the following news: * * * - Large-scale study identifies preventative measures for contrast-related allergic reactions * * * Researchers in South Korea have found that patients with family and personal history of allergic reactions to contrast media are at risk for future reactions, according to a large study published in Radiology. Half of the approximately 88 million CT scans conducted each year in the United  more

Realtors Meet With U.S. Reps. Rush, LaHood, Foster
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 6 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: Illinois REALTORS(R) held three Let's Talk Real Estate events during the past week to encourage dialogue between more than 100 REALTORS(R) and their U.S. representatives. On Wednesday, Federal Political Coordinator Jeff Gregory facilitated discussion between 11th Congressional District REALTORS(R) and U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of Naperville. Thursday, FPC Pat McCarthy helped 18th Congressional District RE  more

Reminder: Volunteer Form for American Library Association, Council, and Joint Committees Closes September 30, 2019
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 6 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: Members are reminded that they must submit by September 30, 2019, if they would like to volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, or Joint Committees for the 2020-2022 term. Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., American Library Association (ALA) President-Elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and Joint committees for the 2020-2022 term (beginning July 1, 2020). Serving on a committee prov  more

Reproduction, Fertility and Development Journal Issues 11 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, Sept. 6 -- Reproduction, Fertility and Development, a journal that says it features vertebrate reproductive and developmental biology, published 11 research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Expression of Vasa, Nanos2 and Sox9 during initial testicular development in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) submitted to sex reversal * Isolation and culture of epithelial cells from stored buffalo semen and their use for the production of cloned e  more

Rush Earns ASCO QOPI Certification for High-Quality Cancer Care
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- Rush University Medical Center issued the following news release: Rush University Medical Center has received a three-year certification from the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) by demonstrating that the Cancer Center's processes surpass national benchmarks for providing high-quality care. This is the first time the Cancer Center has earned this certification, placing Rush among the top cancer care programs in th  more

Safety Standards Toolbox Can Help Create True Safety Culture
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- The American Society of Safety Engineers issued the following news release: Occupational safety and health professionals can transform their company's safety program from a compliance-driven cost center into a corporate sustainability initiative with help from the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). ASSP's comprehensive Safety Standards Toolbox on Sept. 24-25 will give registrants access to four webinars and nearly 50 voluntary national consensus st  more

Safety Standards Toolbox Can Help Create True Safety Culture
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- The American Society of Safety Professionals issued the following news release: Occupational safety and health professionals can transform their company's safety program from a compliance-driven cost center into a corporate sustainability initiative with help from the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). ASSP's comprehensive Safety Standards Toolbox on Sept. 24-25 will give registrants access to four webinars and nearly 50 voluntary national consensu  more

SAG-AFTRA and Arise Chicago Hold Press Conference Outside SBS' Chicago Radio Station La Ley
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) issued the following news release: SAG-AFTRA members, leaders from local worker-rights organization Arise Chicago and the Chicago Federation of Labor today held a press conference outside Spanish Broadcasting System's radio station La Ley 107.9 (WLEY-FM), demanding that SBS negotiate a fair first contract with SAG-AFTRA that includes paying professional wages. In addition, Arise  more

The American Bar Foundation Receives $3.2 Million Grant From the American Bar Endowment
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The American Bar Foundation issued the following news release: The American Bar Endowment (ABE) has awarded a $3.2 million grant to the American Bar Foundation (ABF), which will be used to support the ABF's mission to expand knowledge and advance justice by understanding and improving law through interdisciplinary and empirical research. "The ABE's annual grant is critical to the advancement of our innovative and influential research," said ABF Executive Director   more

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons Hosts 88th Annual Plastic Surgery the Meeting
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued the following news release: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) hosts the specialty's largest scientific meeting, Plastic Surgery The Meeting, in San Diego, California Sept. 20-23 for plastic surgeons, residents and allied health professionals. This year's meeting features more than 250 educational offerings to help aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons develop new techniques, review new   more

U.S. Term Limits: Joshua Flynn Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. Illinois state house candidate, Joshua Flynn (district 78) has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits  more

USO of Illinois Thanks National Association of Concessionaires
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- The National Association of Concessionaires issued the following news release: In a letter dated August 26, 2019, The President and CEO of USO of Illinois thanked the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) for a donation of products from the recently completed Concession and Hospitality Expo Trade Show. Over 90 companies participated in this year's Expo Trade Show. Each year, NAC members donate extra product from the Trade Show to local worthy causes. The 2  more

Water Quality Association Offers Recommendations as Hurricane Dorian Gains Strength, Shifts Toward the Carolinas
LISLE, Illinois, Aug. 31 -- The Water Quality Association issued the following news release: The Water Quality Association warns that Hurricane Dorian poses a threat to drinking water for people along the Atlantic coast who will be affected by the storm, but precautions can be taken to protect residents. "Our concern is for anyone who may be caught in the path of Dorian or who will be returning to their homes once the storm has passed," said WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser. "Residents sh  more

Western Illinois University's 'Zombie' Free Speech Zone Resurrected to Shut Down Satirical 'Pot' Brownies Event
MACOMB, Illinois, Sept. 5 -- The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education issued the following news release: More than 16 years after Western Illinois University announced it was "immediately" eliminating its free speech zone, students are still feeling the bite of a zombie policy -- one the university declared dead long ago but still lives on in university speech codes. Today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education is calling on WIU to get its policies in order, ensure that it  more