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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday September 22, 2019 ( 122 items )  

2019 Professional Convention Management Association European Influencers Summit in Barcelona Sees Record Registration
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- The Professional Convention Management Association issued the following news release: More than 200 business events strategists and industry influencers from Europe, Middle East, Africa and United States are expected to shift established thinking and defy traditional approaches during PCMA's European Influencers Summit 22-24 Sept. in Barcelona. This year's "Disrupt + Deliver" programme, designed to help EMEA's senior business events professionals drive global eco  more

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Announces Vacancy for Public Member of the Board of Directors
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education issued the following news release: The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME(R)) is seeking nominees interested in serving as one of two public directors on its 20-member Board of Directors. ACCME's mission is to assure and advance quality learning for healthcare professionals that drives improvements in patient care. The ACCME fulfills its mission through a voluntary self-regulated  more

AMA's Outlines Steps to Eliminate Barriers to Treatment of Opioid Addiction at AHIMA19
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- The American Health Information Management Association issued the following news release: Opioid addiction has been declared a public health emergency in the United States. The American Medical Association's (AMA) President and former president shared the AMA Opioid Task Force's recommendations calling on policy makers to eliminate barriers to the treatment of opioid addiction today at the AHIMA19: Health Data and Information Conference, the annual meeting of the   more

American Academy of Dermatology: Pediatric Dermatologist Who Co-Founded Camp for Children Recognized for Care
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- The American Academy of Dermatology issued the following news release: The American Academy of Dermatology has honored board-certified dermatologist Karen Wiss, MD, FAAD, as a Patient Care Hero for her role in treating a patient born with an extremely rare skin disease caused by a genetic mutation. The condition, known as recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), is commonly called "the butterfly disease," because it causes skin to be extremely fragile a  more

American Academy of Dermatology: Wisconsin Physicians Honored for Cross-Specialty Collaboration to Advance Skin Cancer Treatment
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- The American Academy of Dermatology issued the following news release: The American Academy of Dermatology has honored dermatologist Gloria Xu, MD, PhD, FAAD, and oncologist Mark Albertini, MD, as Patient Care Heroes for their leadership in launching a melanoma tumor board to optimize care for melanoma patients at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The board brings together a range of specialists who collaborate to determine diagno  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Doctor Recommendations for HPV Vaccine Should Be Stronger to Raise HPV Vaccination Rates
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Every year, there are 33,700 new cancers in the US related to human papillomavirus (HPV) and 4,175 women die of cervical cancer, a cancer which is almost entirely attributable to HPV. However, immunization rates for the HPV vaccine remain relatively low - only 53% of girls and 44% of boys complete the HPV vaccine series. A study, "HPV Vaccine Delivery Practices by Primary Care Physici  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Office-Based Physicians Commonly Order Drugs Off-Label for Children
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Office-based physicians are increasingly ordering drugs for children off-label, a practice that is legal and often based on extensive clinical experience and evidence of safe, effective use of the drug. A study in the October 2019 issue of Pediatrics, "Trends in Off-Label Drug Use in Ambulatory Setting: 2006-2015," published online Sept. 16, looked at how often and why office-based phy  more

American Architectural Manufacturers Association Updates Comparative Analysis Procedure for Window and Door Products
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association issued the following news document: The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated a document providing a standardized comparative analysis procedure for determining the structural integrity of window and door products. AAMA 2502-19, Comparative Analysis Procedure for Window and Door Products, was last updated in 2007. "New content in the 2019 version of this standard includes guidan  more

American Association of Endodontists Announces Advocacy Action Center
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The American Association of Endodontists issued the following news release: To amplify the voice of specialized dentists known as endodontists, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) rolled out a new, robust web-based advocacy center called the AAE Advocacy Action Center. "As the global resource for endodontists, other dental professionals and patients, the AAE advocates for one standard of endodontic practice, an enhanced understanding of the dental spec  more

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Wins Prestigious Ragan Health Care PR and Marketing Award for I AM ME Campaign
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued the following news release: The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) was recently named a winner of Ragan's Health Care PR and Marketing Awards in the Social Media Campaign category for its I AM ME Campaign. Ragan's Health Care PR and Marketing Awards celebrates teams, organizations, consultants and agencies who have redefined the field with their groundbreaking work. As a winner in the program  more

American Association of School Librarians Announces Recipients of 2019 Research Grant
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- American Association of School Librarians, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Educators of School Librarians (ESLS) Section of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announces the recipients of the 2019 AASL Research Grant. Sponsored by School Library Connection, the grant recognizes excellence in manuscripts addressing a persistent and recurring challenge in the field of school librarianship. The gra  more

American Bar Association Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Adopt Flexible Rule for Payouts of Profits in Trademark Cases
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 20 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: The American Bar Association filed an amicus brief yesterday with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the justices to resolve a long-standing split among federal circuit courts over when to award profits in trademark infringement cases. The case focuses on an important element in trademark law: Whether a provision of the Lanham Act, the governing statute, gives lower courts discretion to consider all rele  more

American Board of Medical Specialties Brings Together Boards Community and Health Care Leaders to Focus on Improving Patient Care, Quality Standards at Annual Conference
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- The American Board of Medical Specialties issued the following news release: The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) will convene more than 500 professionals from across the health care spectrum at ABMS Conference 2019 on Sept. 23-25 at the JW Marriott hotel in Chicago. ABMS Conference 2019: Innovations in Assessment, Learning and Improvement will feature two and half days of programming created for health care professionals and leaders from ABMS Member   more

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: New Yardstick Offers Diagnostic and Treatment Guidance for Idiopathic Anaphylaxis
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology issued the following news: Many people in danger of the severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis understand exactly what they need to avoid to stay safe. For some it's an allergy to food, for others it can be insect stings, medications, hormones or even physical factors like exercise. But according to the new "Idiopathic Anaphylaxis Yardstick", there are people for whom diagnosis and treatment o  more

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: Racism a Factor in Asthma Control for Young African American Children
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology issued the following news: A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) shows an association between African American parents/guardians who have experienced the chronic stress associated with exposure to racism and poor asthma control in their young children. "The relationship between adverse child  more

American Health Information Management Association and MATTER Announce Winner of Inaugural Pitch Competition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- The American Health Information Management Association issued the following news release: Five startups in the health information management (HIM) field pitched their ideas for a new product, service or business that harnesses health data and information to advance healthcare at the AHIMA19: Health Data and Information Conference Monday. The winner, Drugviu, presented their population health platform that empowers communities of color to use their data to improve   more

American Hospital Association Issues Statement on Lower Drug Costs Now Act
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- The American Hospital Association issued the following statement by Executive Vice President Tom Nickels on Lower Drug Costs Now Act: "The American Hospital Association applauds today's proposal that takes significant strides toward reducing out-of-control drug prices, which continue to place patients and the providers who care for them at risk. Outrageous drug prices force too many patients into rationing their drugs or leaving their prescriptions unfilled. "Ame  more

American Jewish Committee National Interreligious Mission Engages Muslim Leaders in Chicago
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- The American Jewish Committee issued the following news release: An AJC leadership delegation met with key Muslim organizations and individuals in Chicago. The two-day visit was part of AJC's national "listening tour" aimed at deepening engagement with American Muslim community institutions and leaders. "Jews and Muslims are natural allies in the United States to fight bigotry against both groups and protect our shared democratic freedoms," said Ari Gordon, AJC's  more

American Library Association: Become a Copyright Coach
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: From researching to remixing, library users need your guidance on a wide range of copyright topics. The way to move beyond "yes, you can" or "no, you can't" is to become a copyright coach. In "Coaching Copyright," published by ALA Editions, librarian and attorney Kevin L. Smith teams up with information literacy expert Erin L. Ellis to offer a framework for coaching copyright, empowering users to   more

American Library Association: Library Community Stands Together to Address Uptick in Racially Fueled Violence and Abuse in U.S. Communities
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: American Library Association (ALA) and its professional affiliates, including the American Indian Library Association (AILA), Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), Joint Council of Librarians of Color, Inc. (JCLC, Inc.) and REFORMA: the National Association to Promote Library   more

American Lung Association Issues Statement on California Clean Air Act Waiver
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- The American Lung Association issued the following statement by National President and CEO Harold Wimmer in response to the announcement by the Trump administration that will revoke California's Clean Air Act waiver to set more protective vehicle standards: "Today's announcement from the Administration prohibits states' ability to protect their residents' health. California's authority to set more protective pollution limits for motor vehicles - and 13 other state  more

American Lung Association Partners With Schools to Address Youth Vaping, Help Teens Quit
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The American Lung Association issued the following news release: Our nation is facing a youth e-cigarette epidemic. Last year alone, there was a 78% increase in high school kids vaping, and according to preliminary data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey, 27.5% of youth are now using e-cigarettes. This dramatic increase in vaping places youths' developing lungs at risk of irreversible lung damage and disease and sets them up for a lifetime of addiction to toba  more

American Lung Association: Key to Ending Youth E-cigarette Epidemic: End Sales of Flavored Tobacco Products
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- The American Lung Association issued the following news release: This week marks the ten-year anniversary of the removal of all flavored cigarettes except menthol from the marketplace and a week since President Trump announced he would "clear the market" of all flavored e-cigarettes. It is clear that Juul and other e-cigarettes companies are lobbying hard against the President's announcement. We urge him to hold firm in protecting the public and kids by immediatel  more

American Medical Association Convenes More Than 500 Innovators for ChangeMedEd Conference
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: The American Medical Association (AMA) today kicked-off its ChangeMedEd(R) 2019 national conference--convening more than 500 innovators and experts in medical education to transform the way future physicians are trained. The AMA continues to cultivate its community of innovation to build upon and share innovations developed over the past six years by the AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Educatio  more

American Medical Association: Competition in Commercial Health Insurance Decreases Since 2014
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: The American Medical Association (AMA) announced today that the share of highly concentrated markets in the commercial health insurance industry has increased from 71 to 75 percent between 2014 and 2018. These estimates are from the AMA's annual assessment of market concentration in the health insurance industry: Competition in Health Insurance: A Comprehensive Study of US Markets. Based on enroll  more

American Medical Women's Association Partners With CORD for National Physician Suicide Awareness Day
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The American Medical Women's Association issued the following news: AMWA is a participant of National Physician Suicide Awareness (NPSA) Day, an initiative founded by the Council of Residency Directors (CORD) in Emergency Medicine. Learn more about NPSA Day in this 9 minute podcast. To raise awareness on September 17, AMWA will host an annual Twitter #Light4Docs campaign to encourage physicians, students, and supporters worldwide to light candles that will hel  more

American Society of Safety Engineers: Revised Z10 Standard Is Blueprint for Safety Management
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- The American Society of Safety Engineers issued the following news release: Safety and health management systems are innovative tools essential in creating safe and healthy work environments across all industries worldwide. They set an operational foundation by ensuring that critical processes are integrated, which helps organizations reduce injuries, save lives and maximize financial performance. The revised ANSI/ASSP Z10.0-2019 standard that guides implementa  more

American Society of Safety Professionals: Revised Z10 Standard is Blueprint for Safety Management
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- The American Society of Safety Professionals issued the following news release: Safety and health management systems are innovative tools essential in creating safe and healthy work environments across all industries worldwide. They set an operational foundation by ensuring that critical processes are integrated, which helps organizations reduce injuries, save lives and maximize financial performance. The revised ANSI/ASSP Z10.0-2019 standard that guides implem  more

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital: Chicago Adults Identify the Top Health Problems for Youth in the City
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: Chicago adults identified stress, drug abuse, and depression as the top three big health problems for children and adolescents in the city, according to results from a new survey developed by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). Similar to last year, many of the top 10 concerns were related to mental health. "By as  more

Appraisal Institute Praises House for Passing Valuation-Related Bills
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 20 -- The Appraisal Institute issued the following news release: The Appraisal Institute, the nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today applauded the U.S. House for passing consumer-friendly legislation that will address long-standing concerns surrounding residential appraisals. "These two bills will have a very positive impact on consumers and appraisers," said Appraisal Institute President Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS. "We look  more

Appraisal Institute: Don't Like Your Home's Appraisal? Here's What You Can Do
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The Appraisal Institute issued the following news release: Buyers and sellers who are concerned about a home's appraisal have options available to them, the president of the nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers said today. "If you're buying or selling a home, first you should understand what an appraisal is and how it's used," said Appraisal Institute President Stephen S. Wagner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS. "Real estate appraisals for mortgag  more

Arthroscopy Association of North America Announces New Innovations Lecture at Specialty Day 2020 Featuring Stephen S. Burkhart, M.D.
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The Arthroscopy Association of North America issued the following news: Starting in 2020, the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day will debut the AANA Innovations Lecture, a brand-new, Specialty Day-exclusive lecture that celebrates and reinforces AANA's innovative nature as well as the significant contributions its members have made to arthroscopy and related surgery over the last 40 years. Stephen S. Burkhart, M.D., a pioneer for numerous arthroscopic shoulder and knee pr  more

Association for Library Service to Children Shares Statement and Resources on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- 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), is pleased to announce the release of its equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) statement along with new resources that support the EDI-related work of the association. These materials, part of an ongoing commitment to EDI within th  more

Balancing Act: Companies Walking a Fine Line Between Innovation and Cybersecurity, New CompTIA Report Concludes
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: Companies are working to balance their desire for new innovations with their need for strong cyber-defenses, a new report from CompTIA, the leading technology industry trade association, finds. CompTIA's "Cybersecurity for Digital Operations," based on a survey of 500 U.S. businesses, also reveals that company executives, business staff and technology professionals have distinc  more

Benton Foundation Becomes Benton Institute for Broadband & Society
EVANSTON, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The Benton Foundation issued the following news release: Today, the Benton Foundation officially becomes the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society, elevating the institution's focus of ensuring that the benefits of advanced broadband networks are felt in every corner of the country. "All Americans should have access to competitive, High-Performance Broadband regardless of where they live or who they are. In the Digital Age, open, affordable, robust broadband   more

Brookfield Zoo's New Hamill Family Nature Plaza Provides a Green Space to Relax, Learn, Explore
BROOKFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 20 -- The Chicago Zoological Society issued the following news release: More than 85 percent of Americans live in an urbanized area, many without easy access to green spaces and exploring the outdoors. The Chicago Zoological Society, which is committed to providing nature-related and animal experiences in a welcoming environment, announced today, September 20, a new learning, fun, and exploration space at Brookfield Zoo. Located at the south end of the park, the Hami  more

Carman Wins Young Adult Library Services 2019 Symposium Diverse Program Stipend
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- Young Adult Library Services, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Young Adult Library Services (YALSA) has selected Elsworth Carman, Director at the Iowa City Public Library, as the winner of its 2019 Symposium Diverse Program Stipend. Carman will receive $1,500 to offset travel costs to present his program, Transgender Literacy: Serving and Engaging Transgender Teens, at YALSA's 2019 YA Services Symposium in Memph  more

Chicago Botanic Garden: Unleash Your Inner Sparkle This Holiday Season at Lightscape
GLENCOE, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- The Chicago Botanic Garden issued the following news release: * * * - Opening at the Chicago Botanic Garden November 22 through January 5 * * * As evening falls, the magic will begin during Lightscape at the Chicago Botanic Garden this holiday season. Starting November 22 and running on select dates until Sunday, January 5, 2020, this immersive experience along a mile-long path will allow visitors to explore all of their senses, with moments of bold colors, fes  more

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning - Regional Transportation Authority Call for Projects
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- The Regional Transportation Authority issued the following news release: Tomorrow, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) will open the annual joint Call for Projects for the Local Technical Assistance (LTA) and Community Planning programs, which offer support to local governments, non-profit agencies, the region's transit service boards, and other organizations looking to plan and implement projects that wi  more

Chicago Teachers Union Issues Statement in Solidarity with Striking Auto Workers
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement: CTU President Jesse Sharkey issued the following statement in solidarity with striking auto workers and NNOC/NNU nurses who are preparing to strike Friday, as Local SEIU and the CTU ready for a strike of CPS and another Chicago charter strike looms on the horizon: "Strikes are a tactic of last resort--when bargaining for dignity and basic needs has failed. A strike is workers' most powerful tool--a way to for  more

College of American Pathologists Releases 2019 Edition Accreditation Checklists to Assist Medical Laboratories in Meeting Federal Requirements
NORTHFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The College of American Pathologists issued the following news release: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) published the 2019 edition of its accreditation program checklists on September 17, 2019, assisting medical laboratories in meeting and maintaining compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations. The CMS regulates all laboratory testing, except research, performed on humans in the US through the Clinical Laborator  more

CompTIA and Google Team Up to Deepen Talent Pool of IT Support Professionals
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: Technology industry leaders CompTIA and Google's Grow with Google initiative to create economic opportunities, are teaming up to address growing employer demand for tech support specialists. The two organizations announced today that they are offering a co-skilled badge of completion to individuals who successfully complete the Google IT Support Professional Certificate program  more

Environmental Law & Policy Center Issues Statement on Waiver Undermining Efforts to Reduce Climate Changing Pollutants
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- The Environmental Law and Policy Center issued the following statement by Executive Director Howard Learner: * * * - This action puts a roadblock in the way of Midwest states that want to join the effort to lead on slashing carbon emissions from new vehicles * * * The Trump Administration is poised to issue a final rule revoking California's waiver under the Clean Air Act to implement standards to reduce greenhouse gas pollution from tailpipes and to preempt st  more

Environmental Law and Policy Center: Proposed Consent Decree Edwards Coal Plant Would Help Community, Environment
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- The Environmental Law and Policy Center issued the following news release: * * * - Environmental Law & Policy Center attorneys represented the plaintiffs in case resulting in record award in an opacity citizen suit * * * In response to the announcement Monday of a proposed consent decree that, subject to regulatory approval, will result in the retirement of the Edwards plant and the payment of $8.6 million to fund community projects in the Peoria area. Attorne  more

EVENT 0ct. 29-31, 2019: Futures Industry Association Schedules 35th Annual Futures & Options Expo
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The Futures Industry Association will host the 35th Annual Futures and Options Expo at Hilton Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 29-31: Agenda: AI and the Post-Trade Environment Brexit - Deal or No Deal? CCP Risk Management - What's Left To Be Done? Clearing - The Way Forward Crypto Assets - The Next Phase Diversity in Derivatives Innovation in Commodity Markets Is there a Liquidity Crisis? L&C: How Law & Compliance is Shaping Your Business L&C: Passing the Book Buck - Ev  more

EVENT Oct. 1-4, 2019: National Association of Personal Financial Advisors Schedules Fall Conference
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors will host its Fall Conference at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, Oct. 1-4: Agenda and Speakers: 100 Things Speaker: Sebastian Terry, Author and global philanthropist * * * Winning the Game of Two Truths and a Lie Speaker: Traci Brown, persuasion expert * * * How to Attract, Lead and Engage Millennials and Generation Z Speaker: Ryan Jenkins, author and generational expert * * *   more

EVENT Oct. 13-14, 2019: Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute Schedules Annual Global Conference
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- The Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute, a commercial real estate organization, will host its Annual Global Conference at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, Oct. 13-14: Keynote Address: Future of Market Analysis Keynote speaker: Jack Dangermond, Founder and President, Esri * * * Agenda: * 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange: Learn how and when to leverage this critical process. * The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles: Led by Norm Miller, Hahn  more

EVENT Oct. 14-16, 2019: National Multifamily Housing Council Schedules Student Housing Conference
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The National Multifamily Housing Council will host a Student Housing Conference at the Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 14-16: Keynote topic: Make Your Organization an Employer of Choice Finding and retaining employees is a business imperative but an ever-increasing challenge. With low unemployment, hiring, training and fostering collaborative workplaces for employees at all levels requires significant attention and investment. Many are famil  more

EVENT Oct. 14-19, 2019: American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Schedules 66th Annual Meeting
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will host its 66th Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 14-19: Agenda and Speakers include: Opioid Epidemic, Parents With Substance Use and Abuse, and the Child Welfare System: Creating Responsive Systems of Care * Federal Substance Use Programs with a Focus on Children and Families Speaker: Gary Blau, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD * The Developm  more

EVENT Oct. 24-25, 2019: National Association of Community Health Centers Schedules Financial, Operations Management Conference
BETHESDA, Maryland, Sept. 10 -- The National Association of Community Health Centers will host its Financial and Operations Management Conference at the Hilton Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 24-25: Agenda includes: Effective Strategy Deployment Utilizing Innovative Data Techniques Financial Considerations for Developing an IT Roadmap Improving Quality Outcomes Through Business Intelligence Tools Leverage Text Messaging to Increase Access and Improve Health Outcomes New Tech for Your Health Center  more

EVENT Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019: National Student Nurses Association Schedules 37th MidYear Conference
BROOKLYN, New York, Sept. 16 -- The National Student Nurses Association will host its 37th MidYear Conference at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 31-Nov. 3: Keynote speaker Robert Hess, Founder & CEO of the Forum for Shared Governance * * * Agenda and speakers: Pharmacology Made Insanely Easy! This is back by popular demand! You'll learn EASY and FUN Strategies to assist with remembering priority medications so you can be successful in answering questions evaluating high-l  more

EVENT Oct. 4, 2019: Institute of Real Estate Management's Greater Denver Chapter Schedules National Real Estate & Cannabis Summit
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- The Institute of Real Estate Management's Greater Denver Chapter will host the National Real Estate and Cannabis Summit at the Gaylord of the Rockies Hotel and Convention Center, Aurora, Colorado, Oct. 4: Agenda and speakers: Setting The Stage: Just What is the Cannabis Industry, and How Does it Impact Your Property? Who better to help us define and understand the cannabis industry than those who operate in it daily. For those currently leasing to a cannabis ten  more

Gas Technology Institute: Emergency Response Virtual Reality Training Module Ready to Help Prepare Natural Gas Field Personnel for Leak Calls
DES PLAINES, Illinois, Sept. 21 -- The Gas Technology Institute issued the following news release: A new virtual reality (VR) training module for natural gas leak emergency first responders is now available for use by the industry. With development funding from Operations Technology Development (OTD), GTI worked with PIXO VR to develop the training to better prepare utility personnel to be more effective and efficient with identifying and responding to hazardous conditions. The new training mo  more

Global Justice Ecology Project's Orin Langelle to Exhibit Portraits of Struggle at Upcoming Forest & Climate Convergence
BUFFALO, New York, Sept. 17 -- The Global Justice Ecology Project issued the following news release: Photographer Orin Langelle announced that his work will be shown at the upcoming 2019 North American Forest & Climate Movement Convergence, October 11-14 in the Shawnee National Forest, Southern Illinois (U.S.). The event is a strategy session for activists and others concerned with the imminent threat of catastrophic global climate disruption to devise meaningful action and to join forces again  more

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society: Supporting Healthy Communities Infographic
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 20 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: No matter who you are or where you live, you should have access to what you need to achieve health and wellness. To solve the problems outlined within the five pillars that support a healthy community, we need a healthcare reformation. This reformation will require the adoption of health information and technology to improve the quality of healthcare delivery, increase patient sa  more

Heartland Institute Experts React to EPA Revoking California Vehicle Emission Standards
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Sept. 20 -- The Heartland Institute issued the following news release, dated Sept. 17: * * * - "This move by the administration just ensures that the climate zealots in the California Legislature don't get to dictate policy to the rest of the country." - Tim Benson * * * The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it will revoke California's unique standard for vehicle emissions, which is stricter than the national standard. For decades, California  more

IFT-ASCOTA Food Industry Innovation Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The Institute of Food Technologists issued the following news release: The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a nonprofit scientific institute committed to advancing the science of food and its application across the global food system, celebrated three companies as part of the IFT-ASCOTA Food Industry Innovation Award at the 6th International Congress of Food Science and Technology in San Jose, Costa Rica. Presented for the first time, this award honors the m  more

Illinois Association of Realtors: Global Business Council Hears About Market/Business Opportunities
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: Illinois REALTORS(R) got an update on what the state is doing to market itself to foreign investors, and heard about the value of attending an international real estate conference. The updates were provided at the Illinois REALTORS(R) Global Business Council meeting on Tuesday in Naperville held as part of the association's Fall Business Meetings. Illinois working to position state as place to do bu  more

Illinois Association of Realtors: Guidance From IDFPR Expected Soon on Post-License Education Transition Period
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: IDFPR intends to issue guidance in the next few weeks to new broker licensees doing their first renewal relating to education they will need in order to renew their initial license on or before April 30, 2020, Illinois REALTORS(R) has learned. The guidance, which stems from recent revisions to the state's Real Estate License Act, is expected to show that each broker licensee who is approaching their   more

Illinois Association of Realtors: Illinois Median Home Prices Increase in August
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: * * * - Sales Lower * * * Illinois median prices moved higher in August as statewide sales and available housing inventory decreased, data from Illinois REALTORS(R) show. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in August totaled 15,716 homes sold, down 6.7 percent from 16,852 in August 2018. The statewide median price in August was $214,000, up 7.0 percent from Augus  more

Illinois Association of Realtors: Leadership Class Participants Tout Association's Value to Members
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: Barriers to promoting RPAC and an examination of ways to elevate Illinois REALTORS value to its members were the focus of two presentations by the state association's Leadership Development Program participants. The 12 Illinois REALTORS(R) selected for the year-long program pitched their findings in front of members of the association's new and current board members at the Fall Business Meetings held  more

Illinois Association of Realtors: Marijuana Law Changes Creates New Issues for Real Estate Practitioners
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: Illinois REALTORS(R) heard information on a range of issues facing real estate agents, including a major change in the state's laws applying to marijuana, during a Legal Services Forum held at the association's Fall Business Meetings in Naperville. On Jan. 1, 2020, marijuana will be legal in Illinois, presenting a range of issues for real estate practitioners from managing an office to advising on di  more

Image Comics is Teaming Up With ALA's GNCRT and IFRT to Celebrate #BannedBooksWeek
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: Image Comics is celebrating Banned Books Week with the ALA Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table and the ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table by producing a week of Library Livestream webinars featuring creators and librarians in conversation on a number of pressing topics! Libraries around the country are invited to welcome their patrons for these exciting creator conversations during Banned Book  more

International Journal of Plant Sciences Issues 9 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 21 -- The International Journal of Plant Sciences published nine research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Araucaria Section Eutacta Macrofossils from the Cenozoic of Southeastern Australia * Effect of Elevation Strata on Morphological Variation of Two Agave Species with Different Niche Amplitude * Heinrichsiella patagonica gen. et sp. nov.: A Permineralized Acrocarpous Moss from the Jurassic of Patagonia * Mutoviaspermum krassilovii ge  more

IPC Designs for Excellence in Conjunction With PCB Carolina
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: IPC offers a day-long technical education seminar, Design for Excellence (DFX): DFM (Design for Manufacturing) DFR (Design for Reliability) DFA (Design for Assembly), in conjunction with PCB Carolina November 12, Raleigh, N.C., at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center. Providing a comprehensive review of pitfalls that can occur in assembly and how they often have a di  more

IPC: M-EXPO Wire Processing Technology 2019 Exhibit Space Sold Out
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: * * * - Wait List Open * * * Exhibitor booth space at the third annual M-EXPO Wire Processing Technology 2019 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is sold out and wait-list applications are being accepted. M-EXPO 2019 has more than doubled its event space from 2018 and has exceeded expectations by selling out the exhibit space a month before the event. This year's event is being he  more

ISACA Combines EuroCACS and CSX Conferences for the First Time in ISACA's 50th Anniversary Year
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The Information Systems Audit and Control Association issued the following news release: Digital transformation and emerging technologies are the focus of ISACA's combined EuroCACS/Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) conference in Geneva, Switzerland, from 16-18 October 2019, as ISACA continues celebrating its 50th anniversary year. Sessions focused on DevOps, Agile, cryptocurrency, mobile payments, the Internet of Things (IoT), and other hot topics will bring together b  more

ISSA Appoints 2019-2020 Residential Cleaning Council Members
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: ISSA is pleased to announce appointments to the 2019-2020 ISSA Residential Cleaning Council, which represents the residential cleaning industry through ARCSI, a division of ISSA. The 2019-2020 ISSA Residential Cleaning Council members are: * Alonzo Adams, Chair, Busy Bee Cleaning Co., West Chester, Pennsylvania * RJ Patel, Past Chair, Prestigious Cleaning Team, K  more

ISSA Charities Awards 2019-2020 Scholarships
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: SSA is proud to announce the recipients of the ISSA Charities 2019-2020 Scholarship Awards. This year, ISSA Charities awarded 47 scholarships, totaling over US$130,000. The scholarships are made possible by the generous contributions of ISSA-member companies and individuals. "We are fortunate to be affiliated with so many generous companies and individuals," said   more

ISSA Show Attendee Checklist
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: Today is the last day to register at the early-bird rate and save $100 on registration for the ISSA Show North America 2019, November 18-21 in Las Vegas. Once you're signed up for the show, go through this handy checklist to maximize your show preparation time. * Visit the ISSA Show North America site: show.issa.com. * Check out the show schedule and much more at   more

Jim Olivi Joins U.S. Term Limits as Arizona State Director
PHOENIX, Arizona, Sept. 20 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release, dated Sept. 24: U.S. Term Limits, the largest grassroots advocacy organization in the country, is pleased to announce that Jim Olivi of Scottsdale has accepted the position of Arizona State Director. Mr. Olivi has been a computer programmer and networking engineer most of his career. He holds a Masters degree from DePaul University, Chicago and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois. He will be manag  more

Journal of Marketing Research Issues 10 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The Journal of Marketing Research, a journal from the American Marketing Association that says it concentrates on marketing research from its philosophy, concepts and theories to its methods, techniques and applications, published 10 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * In Mobile We Trust: The Effects of Mobile Versus Nonmobile Reviews on Consumer Purchase Intentions * Let the Logo Do the Talking: The Influence of Logo Descript  more

Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics Issues 22 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- 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 October 2019 edition: * Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury at the Time of Anterior Tibial Spine Fracture in Young Patients: An Observational Cohort Study * Application of Low-dose Stereoradiography in In Vivo Vertebral Morphologic Measurements: Comparison W  more

Journal of Public Policy & Marketing Issues 6 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, a journal that says it features analyses of public issues that affect the profession of marketing from the American Marketing Association, published six research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Addictive De-Vices: A Public Policy Analysis of Sources and Solutions to Digital Addiction * Algorithm Overdependence: How the Use of Algorithmic Recommendation Systems Can Increase Risks to Consum  more

Massachusetts Law Firm Honored With American Bar Association Medical-Legal Partnership Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 20 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Bowditch & Dewey, a law firm based in Worcester, Mass., is the 2019 recipient of the ABA Outstanding Medical-Legal Partnership Pro Bono Advocacy Award. In letters of recommendation, area representatives praised the firm for its steadfast and years-long pro bono commitment to meeting the health-harming legal needs of low-income families in central Massachusetts, including through the Community Legal A  more

MHUB and MxD Name Marquee Fourth Revolution Award Recipients: Manufacturer of the Year, Siemens
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- Manufacturing Times Digital issued the following news release: * * * - Industry celebration recognizes the companies that are driving the Midwest's leadership in the fourth industrial revolution * * * mHUB and MxD today named Siemens as Manufacturer of the Year and Accenture, Boston Consulting Group, and McKinsey & Company as Corporate Champions of the third annual Fourth Revolution Awards. The industry awards ceremony will take place on October 2, 2019 at the   more

National Association of Concessionaires: DiSanto to Receive Geneva Convention Larry D. Hanson Award of Excellence
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The National Association of Concessionaires issued the following news release: National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) long-time member and industry advocate Gina Di Santo, CCM, has been named the Geneva Convention 2019 Larry D. Hanson Award of Excellence recipient. DiSanto will also participate on the Convention's Women in Exhibition panel. The 2019 NATO WI/UP Geneva Convention will be held on September 17-19 at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis  more

National Association of State Boards of Education: Four Middle School Teachers Named Civic Engagement Champions
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Sept. 19 -- The National Association of State Boards of Education issued the following news release: Four middle school teachers have been named Civic Engagement Champions (CEC) for their work in promoting civics education and active citizenship. In partnership with the Frank Islam Institute for 21st Century Citizenship (FII), the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) created the CEC award to highlight the critical role that middle school teachers play  more

National Basketball Retired Players: Jerome Williams - Shaping the Next Generation of Youth
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The National Basketball Retired Players Association issued the following news: Jerome Williams, known to many as the Junk Yard Dog, earned his nickname during his stint with the Detroit Pistons. His teammates coined him 'JYD' for his hard work ethic and willingness to do a lot of the "garbage" jobs, such as rebounding, playing defense, setting strong screens and the other basic fundamentals. Since the conclusion of his playing career, Jerome has used that same men  more

National Immigrant Justice Center Launches Partnership With Federal Defenders of San Diego to Defend Immigrants
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- The National Immigrant Justice Center issued the following news release: * * * - Collaboration Seeks to Expand Access to Counsel for Asylum Seekers and Other Migrants * * * The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) launched an initiative with the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., to provide lawyers to asylum seekers and advocate for an end to the criminalization of migration. Over the past decade, the U.S. government has increasingly pursued a policy of  more

National Immigrant Justice Center: Parents and Children Torn Apart by Family Separation Policy Sue the Trump Administration
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 20 -- The National Immigrant Justice Center issued the following news release: * * * - Five families enduring lasting emotional and physical suffering seek accountability for the federal government's intentional infliction of trauma * * * Five asylum-seeking mothers and their children who were torn apart under the Trump administration's family separation policy have filed a lawsuit against the United States for the cruel treatment and agony U.S. immigration agencies   more

National Marine Manufacturers Association Data Dashboard: New Updates Now Available
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The latest version of the NMMA Data Dashboard is now available, including performance indicators on wholesale and retail sales of powerboats and outboard engines, economic metrics, and interactive graphs illustrating recent and historical trends. Recent updates include: * Consumer confidence lowered slightly in August to 135.1, following a near record-high in July. Consumers' sentim  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Boating Industry Advocates Pound the Pavement in Michigan
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Building on a successful year of state level advocacy, NMMA hosted its inaugural Michigan political fly-in last Wednesday, bringing top industry policy priorities directly to decisionmakers in the key boating state. Sixteen stakeholders from eleven organizations participated in the event at the state's capitol, which featured panel discussions, issue presentations, and meetings with m  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: First-Ever Government Data on Outdoor Recreation's Economic Impact in Each State to Be Released Friday
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) will release initial statistics on Friday, September 20 showing the role that outdoor recreation - including boating and fishing - plays in each state's economy. This will mark the first-time state data are included in BEA's outdoor recreation statistics, following the release of the agency's national numbers last year, wh  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: New Government Report Reaffirms Outdoor Recreation's Role as a Significant Economic Driver
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 20 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Newly released economic data on the national and, for the first time ever, state levels reinforce what the outdoor recreation industry has long believed: Outdoor recreation is a powerful driver of national and local economies and it is growing faster than the U.S. economy as a whole. This is the second consecutive year that the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), an agency of the U.S.  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: New Powerboat Registrations Down Slightly Through July
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: NMMA's New Powerboat Registration Report has been updated with data through July. Preliminary data from the report shows new powerboat registrations were down 0.4 percent through July on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis (R12M YOY) and down 2.4 percent on a rolling 3-month year-over-year basis. "Much of the minor softness we're seeing is weather-related with the fundamentals th  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Only a Few Days Left to Apply for a Tariff Exemption on Certain Chinese Goods
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will continue accepting exclusion requests for products impacted by tariffs targeting $200 billion in Chinese imports - Section 301 List 3 - until close of business on Monday, September 30, 2019. NMMA strongly encourages all impacted stakeholders to submit a request. USTR formally established an exclusion process for Section 301 List  more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws:School Officials Clarify Policy Permitting Medical Cannabis Use on Campus
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: Students with a doctor's authorization will be able to access medical cannabis while attending DC public schools. Washington, DC Public School officials issued a policy update last week acknowledging that school administrators are authorized to provide non-smoked medical cannabis products to authorized patients while they are on school grounds. Democratic Congresswoman Eleanor  more

National Safety Council Issues Statement on Honoring Abbas Family Legacy to Terminate Drunk Driving Act
ITASCA, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- The National Safety Council issued the following statement on the Honoring Abbas Family Legacy to Terminate Drunk Driving Act: * * * - Vehicle manufacturers don't have to wait for legislation to incorporate alcohol detection devices. * * * "The National Safety Council applauds Congresswoman Debbie Dingell's introduction of the Honoring Abbas Family Legacy to Terminate (HALT) Drunk Driving Act to establish a new requirement by September 30, 2024, for motor vehicl  more

National Safety Council Issues Statement on Proposed Opening of Drug Treatment & Rehabilitation Center
ITASCA, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- The National Safety Council issued the following statement on the proposed opening of a Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center: * * * - NSC Recognizes the Valuable Role Treatment Centers Can Play in Enhancing Patient Care. * * * "As community leaders in Itasca, Ill. meet this week to debate a proposal to place a drug treatment and rehabilitation center in the village, the National Safety Council, whose headquarters is located down the street from the proposed  more

Natural Resources Defense Council: $8.6 Million for Peoria-Area Projects, Edwards Coal Plant 2022 Retirement Announced in Proposed Settlement
PEORIA, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following statement: A proposed settlement for the closure of the Edwards coal plant outside of Peoria, Illinois by the end of 2022 was announced today by environmental and health organizations and the plant's owner. The Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Respiratory Health Association and the plant's operator, Illinois Power Resources Generating, are seeking approval of the proposed settlement of a Clea  more

NCSBN Nursys E-Notify Database Reaches Milestone of One Millionth Nurse Enrolled
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing issued the following news release: The NCSBN Nursys e-Notify database has reached the milestone of enrolling one million nurses by institutions. Powered by U.S. nursing regulatory bodies (NRBs), Nursys is the only national database for verification of nurse licensure, publicly available discipline and practice privileges for registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses and advanced practice registered nurs  more

Neurology Journal Issues 16 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- JAMA Neurology, an international peer-reviewed journal for physicians caring for people with neurologic disorders and those interested in the structure and function of the normal and diseased nervous system from the American Medical Association, published 16 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * Association Between Statin Use and Risk of Dementia After a Concussion * Association Between Unrecognized Myocardial Infarction and Cere  more

Neurosurgery Journal Issues 30 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- Neurosurgery, a journal that says it features clinical and experimental neurosurgery covering the developments in science, technology and medicine from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, published 30 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * A Meta-Analysis of Risk Factors for the Formation of de novo Intracranial Aneurysms * Association Between Tumor Compartment Volumes, the Incidence of Pretreatment Seizures, and Statin-Med  more

New American Bar Association Deskbook A Resource on Lawyer's Corporate Social Responsibility Programs
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: The American Bar Association's newly released "The Lawyer's Corporate Social Responsibility Deskbook," published by the ABA Business Law Section, is a comprehensive resource and valuable practice tool for in-house and outside counsel to help their companies, firms and clients develop effective corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. Corporate social responsibility initiatives, which previousl  more

New Powerboat Registrations Down Slightly Through July
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: NMMA's New Powerboat Registration Report has been updated with data through July. Preliminary data from the report shows new powerboat registrations were down 0.4 percent through July on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis (R12M YOY) and down 2.4 percent on a rolling 3-month year-over-year basis. "Much of the minor softness we're seeing is weather-related with the fundamentals th  more

New Process Takes American Medical Association Guides Into the Future
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: Today the American Medical Association (AMA) announced the appointment of a 13-member editorial panel comprised of leading physicians and allied health professionals to curate the AMA Guides(R) to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. The panel represents a major step in the development of a new transparent, stakeholder-driven process for maintaining the AMA Guides. The editorial process will dr  more

NFA Bars Chicago, Ill. Commodity Trading Advisor Systra LLC and Its Principal Robert H. Kopp From Membership
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The National Futures Association issued the following news release: NFA has permanently barred Systra LLC (Systra), an NFA Member commodity trading advisor located in Chicago, Ill., and its sole principal and associated person Robert H. Kopp from membership and from acting as a principal of an NFA Member. The Decision, issued by NFA's Business Conduct Committee (BCC), is based on a Complaint issued by the BCC. The BCC found that Systra and Kopp provided false inf  more

NFA Bars Former Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Introducing Broker and Commodity Trading Advisor Fortress Capital, Inc. and Its Former Sole Principal George Ashkar From Membership for Five Years
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 20 -- The National Futures Association issued the following news release: NFA has barred Fortress Capital, Inc. (Fortress), a former NFA Member introducing broker, commodity trading advisor and forex firm located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and its former sole principal and associated person George Ashkar from membership for five years. The Decision, issued by an NFA Hearing Panel, is based on a Complaint issued by NFA's Business Conduct Committee. The Hearing Panel foun  more

Ophthalmology Journal Issues 26 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- JAMA Ophthalmology, an international peer-reviewed journal on ophthalmology and visual science from the American Medical Association, published 26 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * Accurately Assessing Visual Deficits in Children With Developmental Dyslexia * Analysis of Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Injection Claims Data in US Medicare Part B Beneficiaries From 2012 to 2015 * Assessment of Novel Genome-Wide Signif  more

OSF HealthCare: 'Handy' Heart Lesson
PEORIA, Illinois, Sept. 20 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: * * * - OSF program teaches teens 'hands-only' CPR * * * More than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the US annually and, according to the American Heart Association, ninety percent of those people will die. That's a startling number and it's why OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois (CHOI) has been on a campaign to teach as many people as they can, particularly teens, cardiopulmonary resuscitat  more

Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Journal Issues 14 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, a peer-reviewed medical journal from the American Medical Association that says it provides information for physicians and scientists concerned with diseases of the head and neck, published 14 research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * An Exophytic Dorsolateral Tongue Mass in a Young Patient * Association Between Red Blood Cell Width and Modified Frailty Index * Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy vs Medic  more

Paralyzed Veterans Announces Senator Duckworth as Recipient of 2019 Gordon Mansfield Congressional Leadership Award
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 -- Paralyzed Veterans of America issued the following news: * * * - Senator will be recognized for work to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities * * * Paralyzed Veterans of America today announced it will honor Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois with the 2019 Gordon H. Mansfield Congressional Leadership Award during the organization's Annual PVA Gala. From critical efforts on the Americans with Disabilities Act, to improving the air travel  more

PETA: Shocking New Ad Blames Leather Industry for Amazon Fires
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Billboard Near Horween Leather Company Says Cattle Ranchers Are Burning Down the Rainforest to Meet Greedy, Global Demand for Leather * * * As fires rage in the Amazon rainforest, PETA will hit Horween Leather Company--one of the oldest continuously running tanneries in the U.S.--with a graphic new billboard that shows a cow ripping flesh off a leopard next to the words   more

Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders to Join CTU, SEIU at Rally for Fair Contracts for Chicago Workers
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 20 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will join the Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU Local 73 at a rally to support the struggle for equity and educational justice for CPS students and the workers who serve them. The rally will be held at 7PM on Tuesday, September 24, at the CTU's Jackie Vaughn Hall, 1901 W. Carroll St. on Chicago's West Side. The CTU and SEIU Local 73 will also be joined b  more

Professional Convention Management Association Announces Proposed Slate for 2020 Board of Directors and Officers
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- The Professional Convention Management Association issued the following news release: The PCMA nominating committee met August 29, 2019 in Chicago to determine the final slate of 2020 board officers and directors for open positions. PCMA bylaws require the official announcement of the proposed slate to be sent to its membership by October 1, 2019. The nominating process, according to the bylaws (Article XII, Section 1(d)), allows for additional nominations for an  more

Public Library Association: October Webinar Highlights Community Data and Mapping Techniques
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- Public Library Association, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: In October, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a webinar on the benefits to library service of mapping and leveraging community data. The webinar will feature King County Library System (KCLS), a 50-branch system encompassing urban, suburban and rural areas outside Seattle, Wash. Presenters Lisa Fraser and Elizabeth Nash will explain how KCLS us  more

Radiological Society Intracranial Hemorrhage AI Challenge Now Open
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The Radiological Society of North America issued the following news: * * * - Submissions due Nov. 11 and winners to be recognized at RSNA 2019 * * * Registration is open (https://auth.rsna.org/en/education/ai-resources-and-training/ai-image-challenge) for the third annual RSNA artificial intelligence (AI) challenge: Intracranial Hemorrhage Detection and Classification Challenge. This year, researchers are working to develop algorithms that can identify and c  more

Radiological Society: Patient Matching - Why It Is Critical in Radiology
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- The Radiological Society of North America issued the following news: * * * - Standardized data, burgeoning technology key to improving patient identification accuracy * * * Three years ago -- in a worst-case scenario for any physician -- a surgeon at St. Vincent's Hospital in Worcester, MA, removed a healthy kidney from a patient after mistakenly reading the CT scan of another patient. Both patients had the same name and received the same CT scan on the same   more

REALTORS Hear How Government Sponsored Enterprises, 2020 U.S. Census Will Affect Housing Opportunities
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: The future of government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as private utilities and the importance of counting renters in 2020 U.S. Census were two highlights at Housing Opportunity Working Group meeting Wednesday morning at the Chicago Marriott Naperville. NAR Senior Policy Advisor Ken Fears explained how the two GSEs came to be placed in government conservatorship followi  more

Registration & Housing Now Open for Public Library Association 2020 Conference
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- Public Library Association, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: Today, the Public Library Association (PLA) announced that registration and housing are officially open for the PLA 2020 Conference. The conference will take place Feb. 25-29 in downtown Nashville, Tennessee; most events will be held at the Music City Center, located at 201 Fifth Avenue South. Offered biennially, the PLA Conference is the premier event for  more

Sanders Adopts People's Action's 'Homes Guarantee' Policies in Newly Released Housing Plan
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 18 -- People's Action issued the following news release: * * * - Sanders' plan draws on many aspects of the housing justice policy package released by grassroots organizers on September 5 * * * On Wednesday, 2020 Presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled a housing policy plan that incorporates much of the framework of People's Action's Homes Guarantee plan. The Homes Guarantee earned significant attention from progressives online when it laun  more

Sierra Club Issues Statement on Settlement Agreement to Retire E.D. Edwards Coal Plant
PEORIA, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- The Sierra Club issued the following statement by Ryan Hidden, organizing representative for Beyond Coal campaign, on the settlement agreement to retire the E.D. Edwards coal plant: The Sierra Club, along with Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Respiratory Health Association (RHA), are seeking approval of a proposed settlement with Illinois Power Resources Generating, LLC (IPRG), an affiliate of Vistra Energy, of a Clean Air Act lawsuit brought by environ  more

Social Science Quarterly Journal Issues 31 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
MACOMB, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- Social Science Quarterly, a journal that says it features political science, sociology, economics, history, social work, geography, international and women's studies, published 31 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Affective Consistency and Sorting * Assessment of Citizens' Populist Orientations: Development and Validation of the POPulist ORientation (POPOR) Scale * Co-Movement of Political Risk and Sovereign Credit Risk: A W  more

Thomson Seeks Another Term on Illinois Realtors Board of Directors
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: Increasing member involvement and supporting those who become involved are two key goals for REALTOR(R) Rebecca Thomson, owner of the Thomson Real Estate Group in Chicago. She is one of nine candidates slated to join the 2020 Illinois REALTORS(R) Board of Directors. "I am here because I care deeply, and I am committed to serving and growing the Illinois REALTORS(R)," says Thomson, who is finishing he  more

Two New Directors Elected to International Housewares Association Board of Directors
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- The International Housewares Association issued the following news release, dated Sept. 13: Two new directors have been elected to the board of directors of the International Housewares Association (IHA), the full-service trade association for the housewares industry. They are Paul Cosaro, CEO, Picnic Time Family of Brands, and Kavita Shukla, founder and CEO, The FRESHGLOW Co. Their three-year terms begin Oct. 1, 2019 and end Sept. 30, 2022. Also elected were ne  more

U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform: Illinois' Lawsuit Climate Ranked Nation's Worst
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform issued the following news release: Illinois' lawsuit climate was ranked 50th--the worst in the nation--in a new national survey released today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). In the survey, Chicago/Cook County's legal climate was also ranked as the worst local jurisdiction in the nation. The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, conducted by renowned polling firm The Harris Poll on behalf of th  more

United for Libraries Invites Trustees to Become Library Census Champions
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 17 -- United for Libraries, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: Today United for Libraries, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Policy and Advocacy office and the Census Counts campaign launched Library Census Champions, a new network of state, local and tribal library Trustees helping their libraries and communities prepare for the 2020 Census. "As elected and appointed leaders, library Trustees are uniquely posit  more

Voqal Invests $275,000 to Support Chicago's Progressive Media and Organizing Landscape
BOULDER, Colorado, Sept. 18 -- Voqal, which provides grants and investments for organizations and individuals, affordable mobile internet and wireless spectrum advocacy, issued the following news release: Voqal is excited to announce six grants to organizations working in Chicago to strengthen the community through progressive organizing and media. The grants of $50,000 to Grassroots Illinois Action, $50,000 to One People's Campaign, $50,000 to City Bureau, $50,000 to The People's Lobby, $50,00  more

Workplace Health & Safety Journal Issues 6 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 16 -- Workplace Health and Safety, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Association of Occupational Health Nursing that says it supports and promotes the practice of occupational and environmental health nurses, published six research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Chronic Kidney Disease Among Workers: A Review of the Literature * Elevated Core Temperature in Florida Fernery Workers: Results of a Pilot Study * Health Literacy Le  more

World Evangelical Alliance Joins in Endorsing AD 2020 Global Year of the Bible
DEERFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- The World Evangelical Alliance issued the following news release: On September 16th, around 80 Christian leaders from 24 different countries gathered at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC to announce and declare their support for AD 2020 Global Year of the Bible. It is becoming evident that this yearlong emphasis on the Bible is a God-inspired movement because many major Christian denominations and organizations have already endorsed the initiative. At t  more

Young Professionals Network Panelists Advocate Inclusiveness, Diversity, Collaboration With REALTORS, Each Other
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 19 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: Representatives from five professional real estate associations shared successful marketing strategies, examples of challenges they've faced and advocated collaboration between organizations Wednesday at the Illinois REALTORS(R) Fall Business Meetings in Naperville. The Illinois REALTORS(R)Young Professionals Network hosted a panel discussion between leaders of the Women's Council of REALTORS(R) Illi  more