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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 93 items )  

2 Organizations Announce Collaboration to Expand Educational Opportunities for Physicians
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 15 -- The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education issued the following news release: The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME(R)) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada are pleased to announce a new collaboration to expand opportunities for Royal College Fellows to earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program Section 3 credits by participating in accredited continuing medical education (CME) activities that m  more

ACLU Challenges University of Illinois Policy Forcing Journalists to Name Confidential Sources on Sexual Harassment and Assault on Campus
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois issued the following news release: A recently announced University of Illinois policy requiring reporters at NPR Illinois to disclose confidential conversations the journalists have with survivors of sexual harassment or assault is under fire. In a letter sent to University of Illinois Trustees, lawyers for the ACLU argue that efforts to force journalists to disclose these confidential conversations undermines free exp  more

ACLU of Illinois Issues Statement on Chicago Police Reform Deadlines Per Monitor Report
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 16 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois issued the following statement by Police Practices Project Director Karen Sheley: The Independent Monitoring Team for the Chicago Police Department Consent Decree released its first report outlining the progress on reform efforts for the first reporting period (March 1 through August 31, 2019). The below statement can be attributed to Karen Sheley, Director, Police Practices Project, ACLU of Illinois. "This is not t  more

Alliance for the Great Lakes Issues Statement on Gov. Dewine Announcement of H2Ohio Implementation Plan
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- The Alliance for the Great Lakes issued the following statement by Policy Director Crystal Davis: Earlier today, Ohio Governor Mike Dewine announced his administration's implementation plan for the $172 million H2Ohio fund. The program will invest in long-term solutions to prevent harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie and clean water throughout Ohio. In reaction to the Governor's announcement, Alliance for the Great Lakes Policy Director Crystal Davis made the  more

Alzheimer's Association Schedules Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The Alzheimer's Association has announced the following event: Conferences-Delaware Dementia Conference, Full-Day Dementia Conference Quality Care & Best Practices, November 20, 2019 Conference-Delaware Dementia Conference: Quality Care & Best Practices, November 20, 2019 Conference-15th Annual Conference on Caregiving: Caregiving - Sailing the High Seas, November 21, 2019 Conference-2019 Sheboygan County Caregiver Conference - Facets of Care, November 21, 2019   more

American Architectural Manufacturers Association Schedules Events
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association issued the following event: FEB 13, 2020 -- FEB 14, 2020, Southeast Region 2020 Winter Meeting, Southeast Region Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, Online registration will open mid December. The event is scheduled February 13-14 immediately following the FGIA Annual Conference at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort (Ft. Lauderdale, FL). FEB 10, 2020 -- FEB 13, 2020, 2020 FGIA Annual Conference, National, Marriott  more

American Association of Endodontists Applauds New ADA Guidelines for Antibiotics
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 11 -- The American Association of Endodontists issued the following news release: The American Association of Endodontists (AAE), a global membership organization of specialized dentists who provide root canal treatment, applauds the American Dental Association for updating its guidelines on using antibiotics to treat tooth pain. "The AAE is a worldwide leader and long-time advocate for endodontists, the dental specialty and patient care," AAE President Dr. Keith V. Kre  more

American Association of Endodontists Wins a Whopping 27 MarCom Awards
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The American Association of Endodontists issued the following news release: The American Association of Endodontists continues to make great strides forward when it comes to creativity and communications excellence. The AAE is proud to announce it has received 27 MarCom Awards -- its most awards in a single year to date -- recognizing outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, design and production of marketing and communication mate  more

American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management Schedules Events
FAIRFAX, Virginia, Nov. 12 -- The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management has announced the following event: Maryland Chapter Meeting (11/22/2019 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)) Illinois Chapter Annual State Institute (12/4/2019 - 12/6/2019 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)) Virginia Chapter Annual Meeting and Conference (12/4/2019 - 12/6/2019 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)) Philadelphia Chapter Meeting (12/5/2019 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canad  more

American Association of Law Librarians' Salaries Show Strength
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The American Association of Law Libraries issued the following news release: * * * - ALL survey offers extensive review of staffing, benefits, compensation nationwide * * * The 2019 AALL Biennial Salary Survey & Organizational Characteristics report (AALL Salary Survey) conducted by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) shows salaries for law librarians continue to strengthen. The survey, the 14th conducted by AALL, provides the only comprehensive, c  more

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Schedules Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses has announced the following event: REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 2020 AAOHN NATIONAL CONFERENCE! The best way for occupational health and safety professionals to earn continuing education credits Enhance your education and boost your professional development this spring in San Antonio, Texas, at the 2020 AAOHN National Conference! From networking to professional development workshops, concurrent sessions and inspiri  more

American Bar Association Schedules Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The American Bar Association has announced the following event: NOV 21-EVENTS | WEB-Electronic Wills in the Digital Age-CLE 90 MIN-Technology and the internet are making transformative changes to many businesses and professions, and are sweeping away many things such as brick and mortar retail stores, the taxi industry, 8-tracks... NOV-21-EVENTS | WEB-Voluntary Corporate Programs and Partnerships to Reduce Air Emissions-CLE 90 MIN-Increase your understanding of th  more

American Bar Association: Report Examines Attrition of Senior Female Lawyers, Offers Best Practices to Retain Them
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: A first-of-its-kind report from the American Bar Association and ALM Intelligence, "Walking Out the Door: The Fact, Figures, and Future of Experienced Women Lawyers in Private Practice," (https://www.americanbar.org/products/inv/book/391971040/) addresses why senior women are far more likely than men to leave the practice of law. The report, authored by Roberta D. Liebenberg and Stephanie A. Scharf, s  more

American College of Chest Physicians: All Together to End COPD - CHEST and the Forum of International Respiratory Societies
GLENVIEW, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- The American College of Chest Physicians issued the following news release: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a preventable and treatable disease that causes breathlessness, chronic sputum production and cough. There are 300 million current cases of COPD in the world. COPD is currently the third-leading cause of death globally and is highly prevalent in low-resource countries. Exposure to tobacco smoke and other inhaled toxic particles and gases are   more

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Defining Culture of Health - Beyond Workplace Wellness
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Nov. 11 -- The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine issued the following news release: Many companies are interested in the concept of "Culture of Health" to improve health and well-being throughout their organization. But some current definitions don't encompass the full range of social influences essential for building a Culture of Health, according to an editorial in the November Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. "The goa  more

American College of Surgeons: New Framework for Humanitarian Health Systems Aims to Improve Civilian Care in Conflict Zones
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The American College of Surgeons issued the following news release: * * * - Interdisciplinary medical and humanitarian response group encourages training for civilian first-responders and other steps to overcome challenges non-government organizations encounter in wartime * * * Well-developed military trauma systems in war zones have drastically reduced death rates of combatants, but civilians who rely on humanitarian caregivers in these areas have not fared as   more

American Gas Association Schedules Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The American Gas Association has announced the following event: NOV20 - 21-2019 AGA/EEI Property Accounting and Depreciation Training Seminar, Tucson, Arizona This seminar is intended to provide an introduction to property accounting and depreciation in the natural gas and electric utility industries. In this day and a half workshop, utility industry instructors will present the theory and practices of property accounting and depreciation and illustrate how they a  more

American Hospital Association Maryjane Wurth to Retire in 2020
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- The American Hospital Association issued the following news release: * * * - Michelle Hood to Join the Association * * * Maryjane Wurth, the American Hospital Association's (AHA) executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO), will retire next year after a long and distinguished career in the hospital association field. Joining the AHA as its next executive vice president and COO is Michelle Hood, president and CEO at Northern Light Health in Brewer  more

American Lung Association Issues Statement on CDC E-cigarette Lung Injury Investigation
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The American Lung Association issued the following statement by chief medical officer Albert Rizzo in response to the announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of findings from laboratory testing of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples as part of the investigation into e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury: * * * - Nicotine and THC Found in Lung Fluid Samples of All Patients In 10 States * * * "The CDC announced that vi  more

American Society of Safety Engineers Says Injury Rate Unacceptable, Calls for Employers to Act
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Nov. 11 -- The American Society of Safety Engineers issued the following news release: The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), the world's oldest professional safety organization, is calling on employers to take steps to protect America's workers from injury and illness in response to newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS reported that 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in private industry in 20  more

American Society of Safety Professionals Says Injury Rate Unacceptable, Calls for Employers to Act
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Nov. 11 -- The American Society of Safety Professionals issued the following news release: The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), the world's oldest professional safety organization, is calling on employers to take steps to protect America's workers from injury and illness in response to newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS reported that 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in private industry i  more

APA to Trump Administration: Do Not Abandon Paris Climate Agreement
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The American Planning Association issued the following news release: "Our future is at risk," said APA President Kurt Christiansen, FAICP, in a letter to congressional leaders and the Trump administration today following the news of the United States's intent to withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. In the letter, Christiansen urges a renewed commitment to the global climate fight. Read the full statement from APA on the withdrawal from the Paris Cli  more

APLU Announces 2020 Board of Directors, University of Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones to Serve as Chair
SAN DIEGO, California, Nov. 11 -- The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities issued the following news: The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced its 2020 Board of Directors. At a ceremony during the association's 132nd Annual Meeting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert Jones became Chair of the Board, taking over for The Ohio State University President Michael Drake. The Board of Directors provides oversight and direction  more

Appraisal Institute Premieres Solar Photovoltaic Seminar
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- The Appraisal Institute issued the following news release: The Appraisal Institute, the nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers, premiered a four-hour classroom seminar on developing the value of solar photovoltaic systems today in Chicago. Photovoltaic systems, also called PV systems, generate electricity from the sun. When added to a property, PV systems can power home appliances, lights, air conditioning, cell phones and other electr  more

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health: UMiami - Allergenic and Irritating Environmental Exposures Affect Tear Levels in Individuals With Dry Eye, Study Finds
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health issued the following member research: Dry eye - a condition in which a person does not have enough quality tears to nourish and lubricate the eye - affects more than 16 million Americans and up to 30 percent of people worldwide who are over 50 years of age. Researchers from the University of Miami Department of Public Health Sciences and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, as well as from the University of Illinois's Depa  more

Attendee Driven Changes Planned for Future Radiological Society Annual Meetings
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Nov. 15 -- The Radiological Society of North America issued the following news: As we look forward to RSNA 2019, RSNA continues to evaluate, evolve and enhance plans for future annual meetings. Keeping pace with the rapidly progressing field of radiology and adapting to the changing needs of our members and meeting attendees are important goals for RSNA. We are developing plans to deliver several experience-enhancing changes over the next two years. This effort will includ  more

BGA Files Suit for Records Involving Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Found Asleep in Parked Car
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- The Better Government Association issued the following news release: Citing the Chicago Police Department's "willful violation" of public records law, the Better Government Association has filed suit to obtain police reports and videos surrounding Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's interaction with officers on the night last month he was found asleep at the wheel of his parked car. The police department denied the BGA's request through the Illinois Freedom of I  more

CHEST Announces Dr. Stephanie Levine as the 82nd President of the American College of Chest Physicians
GLENVIEW, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- The American College of Chest Physicians issued the following news release: The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) has announced Dr. Stephanie Levine as its new President, effective Nov. 1. At CHEST 2019, the annual meeting of CHEST, the organization also confirmed the appointments of Dr. Steven Simpson as President-Elect and Dr. David Schulman as President-Designate and honored Dr. Clayton Cowl, who completed his term as President and became Immediate P  more

Chi-Cal Rivers Fund Awards $1.25 Million to Improve Waterways in Chicago/Calumet Region
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation issued the following news release: Chi-Cal Rivers Fund partners today announced eight projects selected to receive $1.25 million in grant funding to improve and enhance waterways in the Chicago-Calumet region. These investments will enhance fish and wildlife habitat, reduce stormwater runoff, and improve access to and use of natural areas and greenspace for communities. The grants will generate $1.85 million in matching con  more

Chicago Zoological Society: Lights and Lagers Offers Unique Way to See Brookfield Zoo All Lit Up for the Holidays
BROOKFIELD, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- The Chicago Zoological Society issued the following news release: Enjoy the lights of Holiday Magic as you stroll through Brookfield Zoo while sampling adult beverages during Lights and Lagers on Friday, December 6, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. In addition to beer tasting, the 21-and-over after-hours event will feature a DJ in the Holly Jolly Theatre, up-close experiences with the zoo's animal ambassadors, and more than one million LED lights. Six tasting stations l  more

Consumer Federation: Landmark Bipartisan Bill Will Protect Consumers and Veterans From Predatory Lending
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 -- The Consumer Federation of America issued the following news release: Today legislation that would establish common-sense and essential protections for veterans and consumers against predatory lending was introduced in both houses of Congress. The bipartisan House legislation is sponsored by Representative Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Illinois) and Representative Glenn Grothman (Wisconsin). Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Senator Jeff Merkley (Oregon), Senator Jack Reed (Rhode Isla  more

Elementary School Journal Issues 7 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- Elementary School Journal, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features articles that pertain to education theory and research and their implications for teaching practice, published seven research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * "Where's the Joy in the Classroom?": Families' Sensemaking of the Changed Kindergarten * Examining the Racial Attitudes of White Pre-K-12 Educators * From School Leadership to Differentiated Instruction:  more

Evangelical Lutheran Church Church Council Welcomes 23 New Members
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America issued the following news release: The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) met at the Lutheran Center in Chicago, Nov. 7-10. Twenty-three new members, elected by the 2019 Churchwide Assembly, were welcomed. The council serves as the ELCA's board of directors and interim legislative authority between meetings of the Churchwide Assembly. The council took the following key actions: * Authoriz  more

EVENT Dec. 5, 2019: American Water Works Association Schedules 21st Century Legal Challenges in Water Sector Workshop
DENVER, Colorado, Nov. 11 -- The American Water Works Association will host its 21st Century Legal Challenges in the Water Sector workshop at the offices of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 5: Agenda and speakers include: The Lead and Copper Rule: Actions that Are (and Will) Impact Utilities This session will offer a panoramic view of the major legal and regulatory issues confronting water utilities of all sizes and locations with lead and copper requirements, including p  more

Federal Judge Approves Settlement Agreement to Retire E.D. Edwards Coal Plant
PEORIA, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - Decision Launches 90 Day Period for Plaintiffs to Award $8.6 million in Settlement Funds for Local * * * United States District Judge Joe Billy McDade approved today a settlement agreement between the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Respiratory Health Association (RHA), and Vistra Energy to resolve the Clean Air Act lawsuit brought by environmental organizations in 2013. The settle  more

Federal Judge Approves Settlement Agreement to Retire E.D. Edwards Coal Plant
PEORIA, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The Natural Resources Defense Council issued the following news release: * * * - Decision Launches 90 Day Period for Plaintiffs to Award $8.6 Million in Settlement Funds for Local Projects to Benefit Peoria-area Communities * * * United States District Judge Joe Billy McDade approved today a settlement agreement between the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Respiratory Health Association (RHA), and Vistra Energy to resolve the Clean Air Act   more

First-Ever Majority Women Lead ATA Board of Directors
FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, Nov. 13 -- The American Thyroid Association issued the following news release: For the first time in its 96-year history, the American Thyroid Association (ATA) will be majority led by a president, secretary/COO, treasurer, and past-president who are women. The ATA, headquartered in Falls Church, VA, announces with pleasure that Martha Zeiger, MD, began a one-year term as president of the Board of Directors and Jacqueline Jonklaas, MD, started her 4-year term as Secretar  more

Heartland Institute Experts React to President Trump's Planned Meeting With Vaping Industry
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Nov. 11 -- The Heartland Institute issued the following news release: "The president is truly seeing the industry as what it is: a billion-dollar powerhouse that not only employs people, but saves lives through tobacco harm reduction." - Lindsey Stroud On Monday, President Trump tweeted that he planned to meet with medical professionals, individual state representatives and vaping industry leaders "to come up with an acceptable solution to the Vaping and E-cigarett  more

Illinois Policy Institute: Lawmakers Vote to Consolidate Police, Fire Pension Funds Without Crunching the Numbers
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- The Illinois Policy Institute issued the following news release: Today, the Illinois General Assembly voted to consolidate more than 640 local police and fire pension funds. An amendment also added provisions that ramp up Tier II benefits for those hired after 2011. Senate Bill 1300 will now move to Gov. J.B. Pritzker's desk for signature. By creating one combined fund for police and another for fire, the pooled assets in the funds are estimated to bring in as muc  more

Illinois Policy Institute: Statehouse Solutions Could Protect Taxpayers From Illinois' Corruption Problems
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- The Illinois Policy Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Legislative veto session offers opportunity for lawmakers to pass anti-corruption measures * * * Illinois ranks as the third-most corrupt state in the nation. It also has among the weakest laws of any state to prevent corruption in lawmakers' voting and lobbying behavior, according to analysis by the Illinois Policy Institute. Many states bar lawmakers from voting on issues in which th  more

Illinois Realtors: Caucuses, Board Meeting Cap Week of NAR Meetings
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Nov. 11 -- Illinois Realtors issued the following news: Illinois REALTORS(R) capped four days of meetings and conference sessions, as members attended state and regional caucuses on Sunday at the NAR Board of Directors meeting on Monday in San Francisco. The Illinois Caucus celebrated a number of conference highlights. - Dale Taylor of New Lenox was named a 2019 Good Neighbor by NAR. He was honored at a NAR general session and a gala dinner. - Mainstreet Organization o  more

Illinois Realtors: Taylor Shares Calling to Help Homeless as He Is Awarded NAR Good Neighbor Award
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Nov. 11 -- Illinois Realtors issued the following news: Dale Taylor, an Illinois REALTOR(R) who has devoted nearly two decades helping the homeless in his Chicago suburb, was honored as one of five recipients of the National Association of REALTORS(R) Good Neighbor Awards on Saturday in San Francisco. Taylor, with RE/MAX 10 in New Lenox, Ill., was honored first at a general session held at the NAR Conference & Expo. Initially, the five finalists were told they would rece  more

Illinois Soybean Association: Chicagoland Boasts Top Green Fleets
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- The Illinois Soybean Association issued the following news release: * * * - Arlington Heights, Oak Park and Forest Preserve District of DuPage County recognized for using B20 and other alternative fuels * * * Three Chicago-area fleets rank among the nation's 25 Top Green Fleets of 2019. Fleets receiving this national recognition are Village of Arlington Heights, Village of Oak Park and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. The green fleet ranking b  more

India, Egypt Featured in Radiological Society 2019 Country Presents Session
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Nov. 11 -- The Radiological Society of North America issued the following news: * * * - Learn about the unique ways radiology serves patients in these countries * * * This year RSNA honors two international radiology associations with its Country Presents series: The Indian Radiological & Imaging Association (IRIA) and the Egyptian Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (ESRNM). In its Country Presents series, RSNA recognizes the nations that are helping shape the glo  more

International Sanitary Supply Association Advocacy Weekly Recap--November 15, 2019
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Nov. 15 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: Welcome to the ISSA Advocacy Weekly Recap! This is ISSA's regular roundup of the latest public policy-related issues impacting the cleaning industry. White House Advisor Says U.S. and China Nearing a Trade Deal U.S. officials denied reports last week from Chinese representatives that a trade deal was imminent. This week U.S. White House economic advisor Larry Kudlo  more

International Sanitary Supply Association: Last Chance to Vote for Innovation
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: The deadline for online voting in the 2019 ISSA Innovation Award Program is rapidly approaching. Participants only have until this Friday, November 15, to cast their ballots for the ISSA Innovation Category awards. Now in its 10th year, the annual ISSA Innovation Award Program recognizes the cleaning industry's most revolutionary products and services as voted on by  more

Investing in Industry 4.0: IPC Launches IPC CFX Industry Support Programs
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: IPC announces industry programs to support implementation and full utilization of IPC Connected Factory Exchange-IPC CFX. IPC CFX enables any manufacturing facility, large or small, to achieve Industry 4.0, IIoT and smart factory objectives. IPC CFX is a single-source, plug-and-play system supported by IPC-2591, Connected Factory Exchange (CFX), an open internationalstandard   more

IPC Launches NAM Health Care to Address Member Health Coverage Needs
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: * * * - IPC offers association health plan for employers in select states * * * Association Connecting Electronics Industries today announced it will offer an association health plan to IPC/WHMA members, extending affordable health care to small and medium-sized manufacturing companies in approved states. In states where the association health plan is not available, IPC wi  more

JAMA Dermatology Journal Issues 8 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- JAMA Dermatology, an international peer-reviewed journal from the American Medical Association that says it publishes material that helps in the development and testing of the effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment in medical and surgical dermatology, pediatric and geriatric dermatology and oncologic and aesthetic dermatologic surgery, published eight research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Accuracy of Computer-Aided Diagnosis of  more

JAMA Pediatrics Issues 10 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- 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 10 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Association Between Electronic Cigarette Use and Marijuana Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis * Association Between Maternal   more

JAMA Psychiatry Journal Issues 8 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- JAMA Psychiatry, an international peer-reviewed journal for clinicians, scholars and research scientists in psychiatry, mental health, behavioral science from the American Medical Association, published eight research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Association Between Childhood Behaviors and Adult Employment Earnings in Canada * Association of Genetic and Environmental Factors With Autism in a 5-Country Cohort * Association of Sch  more

Joint Commission Launches Educational Campaign on Patient Rights
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The Joint Commission (formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) issued the following news release: * * * - Multimedia materials inform patients about taking an active role in their care * * * The Joint Commission today launched its Speak Up(TM) For Your Rights campaign to educate patients and their advocates on their rights before, during and after receiving care. The campaign includes an infographic and animated video,  more

Journal of Consumer Research Issues 11 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 11 -- The Journal of Consumer Research, a journal that says it describes and explains consumer behavior, published 11 research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Charities Can Increase the Effectiveness of Donation Appeals by Using a Morally Congruent Positive Emotion * Extending the Boundaries of Sensory Marketing and Examining the Sixth Sensory System: Effects of Vestibular Sensations for Sitting versus Standing Postures on Food Taste Per  more

Journal of Latin American Studies Issues 7 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
CAMBRIDGE, Illinois, Nov. 16 -- The Journal of Latin American Studies, a journal that says it features Latin American studies in economics, geography, history, politics and international relations, public policy, sociology and social anthropology, published seven research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * 'Responsibility of the Great Ones': How the Organization of American States and the United Nations Helped Resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis * 'This Mixed Species  more

Journal of Orthopaedic Research Issues 21 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- The Journal of Orthopaedic Research, a journal that says it features life sciences, engineering, translational and clinical studies, from the Orthopaedic Research Society, published 21 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Acute Changes in NADPH Oxidase 4 in Early Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis * Bioactive Coating Enhances Bone Allografts in Rat Models of Bone Formation and Critical Defect Repair * Can Weightbearing Computed To  more

Journal of Periodontology Issues 13 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- The Journal of Periodontology, a journal from the American Academy of Periodontology, published 13 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Anemia of inflammation associated with periodontitis: Analysis of two clinical studies * Apical stability of implants with progressive thread design in vitro, based on clinicians with different levels of experience * Effect of gingival augmentation procedure (free gingival graft) on reducing t  more

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Issues 4 Research Articles in Dec. 1, 2019 Edition
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Nov. 16 -- The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a peer-reviewed scientific journal on clinical research of interest to veterinarians, published four research articles on the following topics in its Dec. 1, 2019 edition: * Analgesic effects of intraorbital insertion of an absorbable gelatin hemostatic sponge soaked with 1% ropivacaine solution following enucleation in dogs * Demographics, measures of professional achievement, and gender differences f  more

LULAC President Makes Surprise Visit to Deported Veterans in Mexico
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 -- The League of United Latin American Citizens issued the following news release: * * * - Nation's Oldest & Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Arrives with Former Army Lt. Colonel, Now U.S. Senator * * * Domingo Garcia, National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) crossed the border early today and traveled to Tijuana with one of the nation's leading Congressional advocates for veterans, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois). Their dele  more

More People Surviving Lung Cancer, New American Lung Association Report Examines Opportunities to Save Lives
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The American Lung Association issued the following news release: * * * - Second annual 'State of Lung Cancer' report explores what states can do to accelerate promising increase in survival rates * * * More Americans than ever are surviving lung cancer. While the disease remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among both women and men, over the past ten years the survival rate has dramatically increased. A new report from the American Lung Association examine  more

NAR Doubles Grant Awards for Realtors Who Transformed Communities Through Volunteer Efforts
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- The National Association of Realtors issued the following news release: During its annual convention from November 8-11, the National Association of Realtors(R) celebrated the Good Neighbor Awards 20th year of the Good Neighbor Awards program, which honor Realtors(R) for their achievements as volunteers who improve the lives of people in need around them. To further commemorate the 20th year celebration, NAR doubled the grants awarded to the winners' nonprofit org  more

National Association of Concessionaires Names FIU Endowed Chair for Shelley Feldman
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- The National Association of Concessionaires issued the following news release: The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) and The Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU) will honor the legacy of the late Shelley Feldman by naming The Shelly Feldman, NAC Endowed Chair after the industry icon and former NAC Director of Education. Dr. Joel Feigenheimer, a former restaurant industry executive, will hold The  more

National Corn Growers Association: Waterways Symposium Moves to Pittsburgh for 2019
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Nov. 14 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The annual Waterways Symposium and Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) annual meeting was held last week in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Michael Granche, manager of market development, along with Corn Board member and Illinois farmer, Kenny Hartman, attended the conference. While there, the two toured the United Associations Training Center and also had the opportunity to engage with WCI staff and other indu  more

National Immigrant Justice Center Opposes Confirmation of Chad Wolf as Homeland Security Undersecretary
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- The National Immigrant Justice Center issued the following news release: The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) strongly opposes the confirmation of Chad Wolf, who helped shape the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" family separation policy and then lied to Congress about it, as undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security. The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote on Mr. Wolf's confirmation during a floor vote Tuesday, November 12. Mr. Wolf told C  more

National Immigrant Justice Center: Chicago Mom Receives 1-Month Reprieve From Detention
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- The National Immigrant Justice Center issued the following news release: Alejandra Cano, a single mother of two who came to the United States with her own parents as a toddler and was at risk of detention today during a secondary inspection appointment at the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) office in Chicago, was granted a one-month reprieve while the government seeks additional documentation regarding her case. Dozens of family members, supporters from Chicago  more

National Insurance Crime Bureau: South Carolina Sheriff's Office Takes on Trailer Theft
DES PLAINES, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau issued the following news release: The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the National Insurance Crime Bureau, is combating trailer theft by holding trailer identification events every couple of months. "NICB stands in partnership with law enforcement to promote measures that provide them with the tools they need to investigate and prosecute insurance fraud and theft," said NICB Chief Operating Officer   more

National Wildlife Foundation Seeks to Award Grants for Wetlands Restoration in Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Nov. 15 -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - Grants will be awarded to projects that achieve on-the-ground conservation outcomes benefitting wildlife, fish and water quality * * * The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently announced 2020 funding through the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley Restoration Fund (Fund). The 2020 Requests for Proposals (RFP) for grants is currently open with approximately $4 mill  more

Neurosurgery Journal Issues 30 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Nov. 15 -- 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 December 2019 edition: * 5-Aminolevulinic Acid Fluorescence-Guided Resection of 18F-FET-PET Positive Tumor Beyond Gadolinium Enhancing Tumor Improves Survival in Glioblastoma * Association of Overlapping Neurosur  more

New CompTIA Report Tracks Teenagers' Thoughts on Technology Usage and Careers
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: New research published by CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global technology industry, finds that teenagers around the world believe that technology is generally moving in a positive direction and is a force for good that will play an even greater role in their lives as they grow older. The CompTIA report "International Youth Perspectives of Technology and Careers"  more

New CompTIA Report Tracks US Teenagers' Thoughts on Technology Usage and Careers
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: New research published by CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global technology industry, finds that teenagers in the United States believe that technology is generally moving in a positive direction and is a force for good that will play an even greater role in their lives as they grow older. The CompTIA report "International Youth Perspectives of Technology and Care  more

New Computing Technology Industry Association Cloud Essentials Plus Certification Exam Available Worldwide
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for the global technology workforce, today introduced a new version of CompTIA Cloud Essentials+, a professional credential for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge to make more informed decisions about cloud service options and strategies. CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ is the only foundational, vendo  more

New SLAS Technology Auto-Commentary Now Available, 'On the Way to Efficient Analytical Measurements: The Future of Robot-Based Measurements'
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening issued the following news release: As the need for hard-to-measure chemical and biological compound-oriented identification is on the rise, the demand for more accurate measurement tools is greatly increasing. November's SLAS Technology Auto-Commentary, "On the Way to Efficient Analytical Measurements: The Future of Robot-Based Measurements," highlights potentially suitable replacement measurement systems and pr  more

Novant Health Surgical Associates Brings New Physician Assistant to Brunswick County
BOLIVIA, North Carolina, Nov. 11 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health is pleased to welcome Daniel Burk, physician assistant, to Novant Health Surgical Associates. Burk joined the clinic in November and is accepting new patients. Burk received a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology with a minor in nutrition, dietetics and hospitality from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and his Master of Physician Assistant Practice from Campbell University in Buies  more

Oncology Journal Issues 9 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 15 -- Oncology, an international peer-reviewed journal for scientists, clinicians and trainees in the field of oncology from the American Medical Association, published nine research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Assessment of Deep Natural Language Processing in Ascertaining Oncologic Outcomes From Radiology Reports * Association Between Anesthesia Exposure and Neurocognitive and Neuroimaging Outcomes in Long-term Survivors of Childhood  more

One of Coca-Cola's 'Biggest Suppliers' Bans Animal Tests After PETA Appeal
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 11 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Previously, Ingredion Incorporated Force-Fed Rats Feces, Broke Mice's Necks, and Injected Animals With Carcinogens--All of Which Is Now Ended * * * Following communications with PETA, Ingredion Incorporated--a leading global ingredients provider with net annual sales of $6 billion and "one of The Coca-Cola Company's biggest suppliers of corn syrup"--has instituted a new policy  more

OSF HealthCare: World Pneumonia Day
PEORIA, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: It's not unusual to hear talk about increased cases of influenza or measles in children, but such discussions about pneumonia are less common. The fact is more than 800,000 children under the age of 5 worldwide died last year from pneumonia,with most deaths occurring in children under two years old. While most healthy children can fight off the infection,children with compromised immune systems from malnutrition or other fac  more

PeaceHealth Adds Proven Nursing Leader to Its System Board of Directors
VANCOUVER, Washington, Nov. 13 -- PeaceHealth issued the following news: * * * - PeaceHealth has named nursing leader Donna King to its system board of directors. * * * With more than 40 years of experience, King's tenure as a registered nurse and nursing executive makes her a valuable addition to the PeaceHealth system board. Most recently she served as the vice president of clinical operations and chief nurse executive at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. King  more

Pediatrics Journal Issues 15 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- Pediatrics, an international peer-reviewed pediatric journal from the American Medical Association, published 15 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Association Between Electronic Cigarette Use and Marijuana Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis * Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring in Canada * Association of Cereal, Gluten, and Diet  more

PEN America: University Requiring Journalists to Disclose Information About Sexual Misconduct Is Misguided
NEW YORK, Nov. 14 -- PEN America issued the following news release: * * * - NPR journalists affiliated with the University of Illinois stifled in ability to report freely * * * A policy requiring University of Illinois-affiliated journalists to disclose information about confidential reports of sexual violence or harassment is misguided and harmful, PEN America said today, and that journalists associated with the university should be exempt from being compelled to turn over such information.  more

PETA: Protest to Hit Grand Opening of World's Biggest Starbucks
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Will Press Chain to Stop Charging Extra for Vegan Milks * * * The largest Starbucks location in the world will open its doors tomorrow on Michigan Avenue--and PETA supporters will mark the occasion by sitting inside the store all day long with giant posters proclaiming, "Soy Milk Surcharge Sux." The protesters will point out that Starbucks' extra charge for dairy-free mil  more

PIRG Education Fund: New Study Outlines Issues, Case Studies and Remedies for U.S. Recycling Across the Country
DENVER, Colorado, Nov. 14 -- The U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund issued the following news release: * * * - Survey of eight states nationwide shows the pitfalls and opportunities in recycling programs * * * Recycling challenges vary across the country, but, overall, states are failing to both reduce unnecessary waste and adjust to a changing recycling landscape, according to a new study from U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Environment America Research & Policy Center. The Sta  more

Police Advise: 'Fight or Die' as Last Resort With Active Shooter
ALTON, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: * * * - OSF HealthCare Adds Active Shooter Training to Healthy Workplace Series * * * Jenna Farmer-Brackett works for the Centerstone Mental Health agency in Alton, Illinois but the only active shooter training she's received was in the form of watching videos produced by a national organization. However, she recently was among nearly 90 employers, school and government officials, and residents from the Alton-area who rec  more

Professional Convention Management Association Announces 2020 Board Officers, Trustees
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The Professional Convention Management Association issued the following news release: The PCMA Leadership Committee has elected its PCMA Foundation 2020 Board of Trustees. Officers and trustees will take office immediately following PCMA's Convening Leaders annual meeting Jan. 5-8 in San Francisco's Moscone Center. PCMA Foundation 2020 slate of Trustees Chair: Valerie Sumner, Principal, VRS Meetings and Events, Inc., Term: 2020 -2021 Chair-Elect: Angie Ranall  more

Radiological Society: Deep Learning Assists in Detecting Malignant Lung Cancers
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- The Radiological Society of North America issued the following news: * * * - Neural networks may be solution to reducing the number of false positive reads * * * Radiologists assisted by deep-learning based software were better able to detect malignant lung cancers on chest X-rays, according to research published in Radiology. "The average sensitivity of radiologists was improved by 5.2% when they re-reviewed X-rays with the deep-learning software," said Byou  more

Rainbow PUSH Coalition to Honor Veterans, Discuss Student Loan Crises, Buffalo Wild Wings Incident
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 8 -- The Rainbow PUSH Coalition issued the following news release: Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition staff are launching a major campaign to either reduce or eliminate the nation's student loan debt that hovers around $1.5 trillion and is financially suffocating African American students and their parents. The issue of student loan debts will be discussed during the Saturday, November 9th, Rainbow PUSH Coalition live broadcast being held 9:30 a.m  more

Stantec Named Best of Competition Winner of the 8th Annual IIDA Healthcare Design Awards
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- The International Interior Design Association issued the following news release: IIDA is pleased to announce the Best of Competition winner for the 2019 IIDA Healthcare Design Awards as Stantec's Washington D.C. office for the New York Proton Center. The firm was chosen from nine winners across six categories. In addition to being named Best of Competition, the New York Proton Center was also the Ambulatory, Specialty Clinic category winner. "Healthcare design is   more

Statement on Feeding America's 40 Year Anniversary
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- Feeding America issued the following news release: It was forty years ago on November 14, 1979 that Second Harvest, a national nonprofit addressing hunger America, was established in Phoenix, Arizona. Today, the organization, now known as Feeding America, based in Chicago, is the nation's largest hunger-relief and food rescue organization with a nationwide network of 200 food banks providing services to all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Last year, Fee  more

The Great American Smokeout: Help is Available
PEORIA, Illinois, Nov. 15 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: Thursday November 21 is the American Cancer Society's (ACS) Great American Smokeout, designed to provide an opportunity for people who smoke to commit to healthy, smoke-free lives. Research published in The Lancet found that that smoking can be attributed to 1 in every 10 deaths globally, which is equivalent to 6.4 million people every year. Researchers studied the smoking habits in 195 countries and territories between, a  more

Tyler Diers Joins TechNet as Midwest Executive Director
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- TechNet, a network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, issued the following news release: TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today named Tyler Diers as its new Executive Director for Illinois and the Midwest. Based in Springfield,Illinois, Diers will oversee TechNet's state advocacy and political activities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentuc  more

United Methodist Church: Central Conference Bishops Wholeheartedly Support Proposal for a U.S. Regional Conference
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 15 -- The United Methodist Church issued the following news release: At last week's Council of Bishops Meeting, the United Methodist Central Conference College of Bishops stated that they will promote and solidly support the Connectional Table's (CT's) legislation to General Conference 2020 that will create a new structure for churches in the United States. This structure will be called the United States Regional Conference. The central conference bishops made this deci  more

Urban and Regional Information Systems Association: Program Details Announced for the 2020 GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association issued the following news release: URISA and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) are pleased to announce the program details for the 2020 GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Formerly known as GIS/CAMA, the event has been re-branded to take into account the abundance of technologies that, when integrated with GIS, make valuation and assessment more accurate, e  more

Water Quality Association Hosts DC Fly-In March 3-4
LISLE, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- The Water Quality Association issued the following news release: Water Quality Association members will join members of the Irrigation Association and the National Groundwater Association for the fourth annual Water Resources Congressional Summit March 3-4, 2020, in Washington D.C. Known at WQA as the DC Fly-In, the event provides opportunities to hear from Congressional staff and regulators involved with water and the environment and to provide industry expertise in  more

What to Know Before You Go to the International Sanitary Supply Association Show
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Nov. 15 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: With just three days remaining until ISSA Show North America, attendees will want to take some time to prepare so they don't have to waste a single moment once they arrive in Las Vegas. A good first step is to download the show app (https://show.issa.com/mobileapp/?_ga=2.30838262.814209248.1573877315-1258025866.1573711906). This handy app includes the trade show floo  more

Woodstock Institute: Illinois Puts Families at Risk to Feed an Insatiable Debt Collection Machine
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 12 -- Woodstock Institute issued the following news release: * * * - National Consumer Law Center's 50-State Review: Illinois Receives a D Rating; Consumer Protections from Debt Collectors Need Major Reform * * * Families across Illinois have still not recovered from the Great Recession of 2008, and the astronomic growth of the debt buyer industry makes them increasingly vulnerable to seizure of essential wages and property to pay their oldest debts. A new report from  more