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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 92 items )  

'Share Your Censorship Story': OIF Encourages Library Workers to Report 2019 Challenges, Bans
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- Office for Intellectual Freedom, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) encourages library workers to report censorship incidents and challenges to library or school materials and services that occurred in 2019 using an online form by December 31, 2019. Every submitted report provides crucial information that helps the office raise awareness and respond to censorship threats by crea  more

A Deep Dive Into American Association of School Librarians Shared Foundation of Inquire
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- American Association of School Librarians, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: Published by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions, Lori E. Donovan's book "Inquire" explores how inquiry process models and questioning protocols can be used and modified to develop curious and reflective lifelong learners and problem solvers while simultaneously fostering a school-wide inquiry culture. By stud  more

AAA, Consumer Reports, J.D. Power and NSC Adopt Common Naming for Advanced Driver Assistance Technology
ITASCA, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- The National Safety Council issued the following news release: * * * - Standardized naming is simple, specific and based on system functionality. * * * As leaders in consumer advocacy, traffic safety and industry advice, four organizations - AAA, Consumer Reports, J.D. Power and the National Safety Council - have come together to adopt standardized naming for advanced driver assistance technology in an effort to reduce confusion. To help educate consumers on the  more

Accreditation Council for CME Announces Election of 2020 Officers
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 18 -- The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education issued the following news release: The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME(R)) announces that Michael Zanolli, MD; Suzanne Ziemnik, MEd; and Marilane Bond, EdD, MEd, MBA, were elected as the ACCME's 2020 Officers. Michael Zanolli, MD, ACCME Chair Dr. Zanolli is a physician who resides in Nashville, TN. Academic and professional activities include 14 years in academic medicine as   more

Air Movement, Control Association International Schedules Events
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Nov. 22 -- The Air Movement and Control Association International has scheduled the following events: * * * AHR Expo 2020, Mon, Feb 3-5, 2020 AMCA Idea Exchange, Sun, Feb 23-25, 2020, The AMCA Idea Exchange--formerly the AMCA Spring Meetings * * * For more information about these events, click here: https://www.amca.org/meet/ [Category: EnvironmentEvent]  more

Alliance for the Great Lakes: Groups Call on Gov. Pritzker to Take Next Step to Block Invasive Asian Carp
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The Alliance for the Great Lakes issued the following news release: * * * - Nearly 4,000 residents across the Great Lakes region sign petition to ask Illinois governor to sign Army Corps of Engineers agreement * * * Today seven nonprofit environmental and conservation groups delivered a petition to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker asking him to sign a letter of agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that would allow them to move forward with planning, en  more

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Schedules Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 23 -- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has announced the following events: * * * AAPD CE Events: Greater New York Dental Meeting, NOV. 29-DEC. 4, 2019 Qualifying Examination Preparation Course, FEB. 7-9, 2020 Safe and Effective Sedation for the Pediatric Dental Patient, MARCH 26-28, 2020 Management of Pediatric Sedation Emergencies: A Simulation Course, MARCH 29, 2020 * * * State and District CE Courses: SSPD Annual CE Meeting, JAN. 10-12, 2020 NVAPD   more

American Academy of Pediatrics Describes the Unique Needs of Adolescents With New Policy Statement
ITASCA, Illinois, Nov. 18 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: During adolescence, teens are less likely to visit their doctor for preventive care and counseling - and yet these are critical years to benefit from a physician's support and guidance. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recognizes the special health challenges of adolescence, which is a time of change - physical, cognitive and emotional - that is a normal part of development, with a policy  more

American Academy of Pediatrics Supports Emergency Contraception Options for Teens
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Nov. 18 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends routine counseling and advance emergency contraception prescription as a public health strategy to reduce teen pregnancy in the policy statement, "Emergency Contraception," published in the December 2019 Pediatrics. The policy statement, published online Nov. 18, notes that the United States, while experiencing a significant decline in teen  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Collaboration and Competency Criteria Key to Addressing Neonatal Provider Workforce Challenges
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Nov. 18 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: With collaboration among neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) providers increasingly important, a new American Academy of Pediatric technical report outlines the training and practice scope of different professionals who care for high-risk, hospitalized newborns. The "Neonatal Provider Workforce" report in the December 2019 Pediatrics (published online Nov.18) also suggests ways to estab  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Measles Immunity Passed From Mother to Baby May Wane More Quickly Than Thought
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Infants under 1 year old often are assumed to be immune to measles, at least temporarily, thanks to maternal antibodies transferred during pregnancy. However, new research in the December 2019 Pediatrics suggests that this shared immunity may actually wane by 3 months of age. For the study, "Measles Antibody Levels in Young Infants" (published online Nov. 21), researchers with the analy  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Studies Find Cancer-Preventing HPV Vaccine Gardasil Safe
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Nov. 18 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is extremely common, with 14 million new infections every year in the U.S., and while most infections do not cause any symptoms, some can progress to cancer later in life. Each year in the United States, there are approximately 34,800 cancers caused by HPV, including 20,700 in women and 14,100 in men, which is why pediatricians recommend all young people get   more

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Schedules Events
DARIEN, Illinois, Nov. 23 -- The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has announced the following events: * * * February 21-23, 2020, Tampa Marriot Water Street, Tampa, FL, Sleep Medicine Trends 2020. This course provides you with the tools needed to implement what you learn at the course immediately into your practice. June 13-17, 2020, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, See Yourself at SLEEP! The SLEEP meeting provides evidence-based education to advance the science and clinic  more

American Association of Law Libraries Schedules Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 23 -- The American Association of Law Libraries has announced the following events: * * * 2020 Census Challenges, Dec 3, 2019 Cross-Border Cultural Competency: Teaching Foreign Law Students and Training International Lawyers, Dec 5, 2019 Live Interview Series: So, You Wanna Pace Yourself? Dec 10, 2019 Hot Topics in Immigration Law, Dec 12, 2019 Competitive Intelligence Strategies & Analysis, May 7-8, 2020, Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, IL British & Irish Association   more

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Schedules Events
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Nov. 22 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists has announced the following events: * * * Assembly of Didactic and Clinical Educators (ADCE), February 19-22 2020, Braselton, Georgia - We're excited to announce an evolution of the only forum for nurse anesthesia educational programs to discuss current educational requirements and how they will define the future of the profession. State Leadership Workshop, March 7-8 2020, Newport Beach, California - The State Le  more

American Bar Association Counsel Testifies About Concerns With Remain in Mexico Immigration Policy
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 19 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Laura Pena, pro bono counsel with the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration, testified this morning to a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee about the ABA's concerns with the Remain in Mexico immigration policy, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP. Under this policy, people seeking asylum at the United States' border with Mexico must stay in Mexico while awai  more

American College of Chest Physicians: Organizations Support the President's September Decision to Remove Flavored E-Cigarettes From the Market
GLENVIEW, Illinois, Nov. 19 -- The American College of Chest Physicians issued the following news release: We write to express our strong, unified support for President Trump's proposal, made on September 11, 2019, to swiftly remove all non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol flavors, from the marketplace both in retail stores and online. We urge the Administration to act without delay to finalize and implement its plan. The support for this proposal is broad, intense and  more

American Copy Editors Society Schedules Events
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Nov. 23 -- The American Copy Editors Society has announced the following events: * * * ACES/POYNTER TRAINING: ACES In-Depth Editing Online Group Seminar, 5 Dec ACES/POYNTER TRAINING: ACES In-Depth Editing Online Group Seminar 12 Dec Webinar: What's New in Style, 16 Jan, 2020 Webinar: Headlines That Work: How to Capture Readers' Attention on Any Platform, 20 Feb, 2020 ACES 24th Annual Conference, 30 Apr 2020, Hilton Salt Lake City Center Hotel Engaged Style G  more

American Health Information Management Association Schedules Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 23 -- The American Health Information Management Association has announced the following events: * * * Inpatient and Outpatient Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Academy, Dec. 2-4, 2019, Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, CA - The AHIMA CDI Academy is a comprehensive program designed for CDI professionals to implement best practices at their organizations. Whether you are new to CDI or an experienced CDI professional ready to take your program to the next level, the A  more

American Heart Association: New Market Research Showcases Need for Re-training Health Care Workforce on Blood Pressure Measurement
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 18 -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: * * * - About half of health care providers surveyed said they haven't had re-training in blood pressure measurement after leaving professional school * * * With nearly half of U.S. adults living with high blood pressure, today, the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Heart Association (AHA) announced new survey results emphasizing the need for health care professionals to receive cons  more

American Hospital Association Issues Statement on 20th Anniversary of 'To Err Is Human' Report
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The American Hospital Association issued the following statement by President and CEO Rick Pollack on the 20th anniversary of To Err Is Human report: "Twenty years ago, the Institute of Medicine issued a call to action and the women and men of America's hospitals and health systems responded by working tirelessly to make health care better, safer and more patient-centered. Due to the efforts of hospital and health system leaders, trustees, caregivers on the front l  more

American Library Association: Alexander Street Press Sponsors a Scholarship for Future Media Librarians
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 18 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: Alexander Street Press will collaborate with the Film and Media Roundtable (FMRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) in sponsoring a scholarship for future media librarians. The deg farrelly Memorial/Alexander Street Press AMIA/FMRT Media Librarian Scholarship is to be given once a year to a Master's degree candidate in Library Science in  more

American Lung Association Increases Research Investment to $8.7 Million This Year
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 19 -- The American Lung Association issued the following news release: The American Lung Association honors its commitment to a world free of lung disease through funding a wide range of research, including lung cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) pulmonary fibrosis and more. Today, the organization has announced an investment of $8.7 million, for a total of 73 awards, through the Airways Clinical Research Centers and Awards and Grants Program an  more

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Schedules Events
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has announced the following events: * * * 10th Tropical Medicine Excursion to Tanzania, 12/8-20/2019, Tanzania, East Africa: Kay Schaefer (MD, PhD, MSc, DTM&H), Cologne, Germany. www.tropmedex.com 8th Tropical Medicine Excursion to Ghana, West Africa, 3/11-21/2020, Ghana, West Africa 11th Annual CUGH Conference, 4/18-20/2020, Washington, DC: Global Health in a Time of Worldwide Political Change. http  more

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital Awarded $7 Million to Study Treatments for Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - Award from PCORI will fund study on how well cognitive behavioral therapy works with and without medication * * * Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago was awarded $7 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to compare two approaches commonly used to treat pediatric anxiety disorders - cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) alone and C  more

Author and Artist Chanel Miller Will Close the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Philadelphia
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: She stunned the world with a letter. Her victim impact statement, posted on BuzzFeed instantly went viral, viewed by eleven million people within four days. It's been translated globally, read on the floor of Congress, inspired changes in California law, and led to the recall of the judge in her case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assau  more

Better Government Association Joins Six Other Chicago Newsrooms to Examine Mayor Lightfoot's First Year
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- The Better Government Association issued the following news release: As Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot marks her first six months in office, a collaboration of seven local news organizations is launching a series of articles examining the Lightfoot administration's progress toward its stated goals. The participating newsrooms in the "Lens on Lightfoot" series are the Better Government Association, Block Club Chicago, Chalkbeat Chicago, The Chicago Reporter (all memb  more

BGA Investigations Win Emmy, Award From Chicago Journalists Association
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 18 -- The Better Government Association issued the following news release: * * * - The two pieces focused on mismanagement at O'Hare airport and the cost to taxpayers of government sexual misconduct cases. * * * The Better Government Association won an Emmy Award and a top honor from Chicago's oldest journalism organization this past week. "You, Too: The Public Cost of Sexual Harassment," an in-depth investigation into the cost of government sexual misconduct through  more

Chicago Attorney Receives International Trademark Association Service Award for Pro Bono Work
NEW YORK, Nov. 20 -- The International Trademark Association issued the following news release: The International Trademark Association (INTA) is pleased to announce Alice Kelly, Partner at Ice Miller LLP of Chicago, Illinois, as a recipient of the Association's 2019 Service Award for INTA Members for a Better Society. The award is a newly created honor that will be presented annually to one or more individuals of an INTA member organization who have demonstrated during the year how brands posi  more

Chicago Teachers Union Members Vote Overwhelmingly to Accept Tentative Agreement With CPS
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 15 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: Chicago Teachers Union members voted today to accept the tentative agreement they won in the wake of their historic eleven day strike. With eighty percent of schools reporting, members have voted 81 percent yes to ratify the new contract with CPS. The union won powerful gains for students and their school communities. Those gains include mandatory class size caps and enforcement, language forcing CPS to c  more

Columbus, Ohio Selected as Site of PLA 2024 Conference
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- Public Library Association, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Public Library Association (PLA) is proud to announce Columbus, Ohio, as the host city for the PLA 2024 Conference. The PLA Conference typically draws between 8,000 and 10,000 attendees, and the Columbus event will be held Apr. 3-6, 2024, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The City of Columbus conforms to all PLA Conference site-selection policie  more

CompTIA IT Industry Outlook 2020: 'Tricky Balancing Act' Ahead as Industry Enters a New Decade
DOWNERS GROVE, Illinois, Nov. 19 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: The global information technology (IT) industry heads into 2020 balancing its drive to produce new products and services while addressing issues that are often byproducts of innovation, according to the "IT Industry Outlook 2020" report from CompTIA, the industry's leading trade association. Moving past the hype surrounding emerging technologies and honing in on value-driven rea  more

Dr. Iwona Podzielinski Receives American Medical Women's Association Local Hero Award
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Nov. 22 -- The American Medical Women's Association issued the following news: Iwona Podzielinski, MD GYN Onc in Fort Wayne, IN was awarded the AMWA Local Hero's Award on November 20, 2019, at the IUSM Ft Wayne Women Physicians and Student Evening of Celebration. A native of Poland, Dr. Podzielinski has been a practicing physician in the Fort Wayne area for over 20 years. In nominating her for this award, Dr. Linda Han noted that Dr. Podzielinski made a conscious decision  more

DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar Schedules Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 19 -- DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar has announced the following event: SEMINARS Thursday, December 5, 2019 - Professional Liability - Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY The life of a professional can be hard. Client demands, complex and ever-evolving technology, and the stress of maintaining current relationships while developing new ones can strain most professionals. Add a lawsuit against the professional, and the strain can rise to a potential dan  more

ELPC Report on 'High-Risk Levees' Along the Mississippi River Finds Delays in Monitoring and Repairing After Spring 2019 Flooding
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The Environmental Law and Policy Center issued the following news release: * * * - Flooding likely to worsen in future, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must prioritize * * * The Environmental Law & Policy Center's (ELPC) new report warns that delays in monitoring, maintenance and repair of damaged levees along the Upper Mississippi River protecting millions of people in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri could result in more breaches in the future, especially as heavier   more

Emergency Physicians and Emergency Nurses Unite to Stop ED Violence
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Nov. 18 -- The Emergency Nurses Association issued the following news release: The statistics are staggering. According to surveys by American College of Emergency Physicians and the Emergency Nurses Association, almost half of emergency physicians and about 70 percent of emergency nurses have been physically assaulted at work. That's why ACEP and ENA have launched "No Silence on ED Violence," a new campaign to stop these attacks and protect emergency department professio  more

Employers Responsible for Ensuring Safety of Seasonal Workers
ITASCA, Illinois, Nov. 22 -- The National Safety Council issued the following news release: * * * - Every worker has the right to a safe work environment. * * * The National Safety Council urges employers hiring seasonal help for the holidays to provide safety training for every worker and to collaborate with staffing partners to ensure roles and responsibilities for the training of temporary workers are clear and are being enacted. Of the 4,414 workplace fatalities in 2017, 811 - or 18.4%   more

ENA-Supported Workplace Violence Bill Passed by House of Representatives
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The Emergency Nurses Association issued the following news release: The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday made a definitive statement of support for the safety of health care workers when it voted to approve The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Services Act of 2019 - a bill strongly backed by the Emergency Nurses Association. The epidemic of workplace attacks on emergency nurses, and health care workers in general, is borne out i  more

Endodontists From All Three Boston Dental Schools Donate Root Canals to Local Patients in Need
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 19 -- The American Association of Endodontists issued the following news release: Yesterday, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) provided more than 50 endodontic treatments (namely root canals) to patients in need in the Boston area. The services were given in collaboration with the endodontics departments at all three Boston dental schools: Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Department of Endodontics; Harvard School of Dental Medici  more

ERA Announces 2019 Chapter Officers Leadership Training Graduates
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Nov. 19 -- The Electronics Representatives Association issued the following news release: The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) announces the latest graduates of its 2019 Chapter Officers Leadership Training (COLT) program. ERA's COLT is an annual hands-on instructional program focused on chapter management and planning tactics. COLT is coordinated by Bob Evans, CPMR, president of EK Micro and chair of the Chapter Leadership Council, Stephanie Tierney,   more

Fight Hunger With Feeding America This Holiday Season With Gifts That Give Back
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- Feeding America issued the following news release: 'Tis the season for giving, and Feeding America(R) invites everyone to support their neighbors in need during this busy shopping season. This year, several Feeding America national partners, including BoxLunch, Crate & Barrel, Kiehl's, Pampered Chef and The Fresh Market, are giving back and helping families have a happy holiday season free from hunger. Feeding America is the nation's largest hunger-relief and foo  more

Gospel Justice Initiative Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organization
ELGIN, Illinois, Nov. 18 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: * * * - Gospel Justice Initiative Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization * * * The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Gospel Justice Initiative of Elgin, IL. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship(TM), including financial accountability, transparency, so  more

Healthcare Financial Management Association Schedules Events
WESTCHESTER, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- The Healthcare Financial Management Association has announced the following event: * * * Seminars 2019 Revenue Cycle Conference 2020 - March 30-April 1, New Orleans, LA, Learn from best-in-class organizations and industry thought leaders about the latest revenue cycle best practices. Annual Conference 2020 - June 28-July 1, San Antonio, TX, Do more than keep up. This year's program is designed to give you actionable solutions for today and the insights you n  more

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society Schedules Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has scheduled the following event: * * * December 4, 2019, 4th Clinical Care Classification User Meeting Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS December 4, 2019, HIMSS Early Careerists Webinar: Moving Up in Your Career December 5, 2019, The Challenges and Progress in UK Healthcare Cyber December 8, 2019, Japan CXO Dialogue Series (as part of HIMSS Health 2.0 Japan 2019) December 9, 2019, Healthcare Security Forum   more

Illinois Bankers Association Schedules Events
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- The Illinois Bankers Association has announced the following event: * * * ADVANCED BSA/AML ACADEMY, December 3, 2019, Seminar (In-Person Training), IBA Center for Banking Excellence, Springfield, IL CHICAGO AREA CHAPTER HOLIDAY BREAKFAST, December 5, 2019, Specialty Event, Sheraton Lisle Hotel, Lisle, IL BANK COUNSEL CONFERENCE, December 6, 2019, Conference, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, Chicago, IL CFO FORUM, December 6, 2019, Forum (In-Person Round   more

Illinois CPA Society Schedules Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- The Illinois CPA Society has announced the following event: * * * Accounting & Auditing Conference (Rosemont and Simulcast), December 3, 2019 Accounting & Auditing Conference (Springfield), December 4, 2019 Advanced Topics in Flow-Through Taxation Conference (Chicago & Simulcast), December 4, 2019 Healthcare Half-Day Conference (Chicago & Simulcast), December 5, 2019 Not-for-Profit Conference (Springfield), December 5, 2019 Employee Benefits Conference (Des P  more

Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center Announces Five Recipients of the 2019 IMEC Awards for Excellence
PEORIA, Illinois, Nov. 22 -- Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center issued the following news release: IMEC has announced five organizations as recipients of the IMEC Recognition Program's 2019 Awards for Excellence. The high-performing organizations were evaluated against the Baldrige Excellence Framework by the IMEC Board of Examiners as part of the annual application process. Application scores and award determinations are made by the IMEC Panel of Judges. "The IMEC Awards for Excellence   more

Industry Report Outlines Principles of Event Strategy, Design and Execution to Differentiate Live Event Professionals
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- The International Live Events Association issued the following news: The International Live Events Association (ILEA) today announced a report that outlines 10 principles of event strategy, design and execution to enable live event professionals to demonstrate the value of the event planning process to clients. "Demonstrating Value Through Process Transparency" is a follow-up to the dialogue at the 2019 ILEA Global Event Forum, Aug. 6-7 in Minneapolis, which invit  more

Information Systems Education Journal Issues 5 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- Information Systems Education, a peer-reviewed academic journal that says it focuses on information systems education including model curriculum, outcomes assessment, distance education challenges, capstone and service learning from the Association of Information Technology Professionals and Information Systems and Computing Academic Professionals, published five research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Core Exam: Lessons L  more

International Code Council Launches Global Initiative on Building Resilience
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The International Code Council issued the following news release: * * * - Code developers, hazard and emergency management officials, and climate scientists from the U.S., Australia, Canada and New Zealand come together to explore common threats caused by increasingly extreme weather * * * The International Code Council launched a new global initiative to bring together experts from the U.S., Australia, Canada and New Zealand to improve building resilience world  more

International Interior Design Association Announces Finalists of 10th Annual Global Excellence Awards
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The International Interior Design Association issued the following news release: IIDA announces the finalists of the 2019 IIDA Global Excellence Awards, which honor originality and creativity in international interior design and interior architecture projects across 15 categories. "The projects chosen showcase a wide variety of distinctive, adaptable, and human-centric spaces that are representative of the power of design across the globe," said IIDA Executive Vic  more

International Sanitary Supply Association Awards 2019 Innovation of the Year
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: As ISSA Show North America 2019 came to a close in Las Vegas today, attendees and exhibitors alike convened at the ISSA Innovation Showcase on the trade show floor to meet the winner of the 2019 ISSA Innovation of the Year award: Entry(R), a chloride-free de-icer product from Secure Winter Products. The 2019 ISSA Innovation Award Program included 42 of the cleaning   more

International Sanitary Supply Association Hygieia Network Announces 2019 Award Winners
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: The ISSA Hygieia Network, an ISSA Charities signature program dedicated to the advancement and retention of women in the cleaning industry, announced its 2019 award winners during its fifth annual Awards and Networking Reception. The event took place at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday, November 19, during ISSA Show North America 2019. "For the pa  more

International Sanitary Supply Association Innovation Award Category Winners Revealed
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Nov. 18 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: The five category winners of the 2019 ISSA Innovation Award Program were announced earlier today during a presentation by ISSA Spotlight Speaker Marvelless Mark Kamp(R) at ISSA Show North America 2019 in Las Vegas. The program celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and features 42 entries in five categories: Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Services and Te  more

International Sanitary Supply Association TV Covers ISSA Show North America 2019
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Nov. 22 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: ISSA Show North America 2019 was quite the whirlwind week of activity. Thank you to all the exhibitors and attendees who contributed to the cleaning industry's most important event. With so much going on from education sessions to networking to product demonstrations, it's easy to have missed something. Or maybe you want to share some highlights with a coworker o  more

International Sanitary Supply Association: Get Up Close to Industry's Latest Cleaning Solutions
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Nov. 19 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: The cleaning industry's biggest week continues today with the official opening of the trade show floor at ISSA Show North America 2019. Thousands of the cleaning industry's products and services are on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center through Thursday. A complete schedule of events can be found here(https://show.issa.com/schedule-at-a-glance/?_ga=2.226848  more

Investigation Finds Multiple Factors Led to 2018 Automated Vehicle Fatality
ITASCA, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- The National Safety Council issued the following news release: * * * - Safety must be paramount in testing automated vehicles. * * * After reviewing findings from the National Transportation Safety Board investigation into the fatal Arizona crash between an automated test vehicle and a pedestrian last year, a common but inconvenient truth emerged: This death, as with all roadway fatalities, was preventable. On the quest to save thousands of lives through automat  more

IPC APEX EXPO Takes Top Honors as Fastest-Growing Association Show in the United States for Attendance at 2019 TSNN Awards
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Nov. 19 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: IPC APEX EXPO was recognized on November 16 by the Tradeshow News Network (TSNN) as the fastest-growing association show for attendance in the United States for years 2016-2018. According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), there are approximately 13,000 tradeshows held annually in the United States each year. "For the past several years, IPC APEX EXPO h  more

IPC Crowns New Hand Soldering World Champion in Munich
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: IPC's Hand Soldering World Championship was held November 14 at productronica 2019 in Munich, Germany. This global event included 17 competitors representing companies in France, Hungary, Indonesia, Poland, Germany, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, Vietnam, United Kingdom, Japan, India, China and the Philippines. Tasked with completing a very complex circuit board assembly with do  more

IPC Welcomes Alison James as New Senior Director, Europe
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Nov. 18 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: Association Connecting Electronics Industries(R) announces the addition of Alison James as senior director, Europe. In this role, James will work closely with IPC's European membership as well as European government officials, institutions and public policy stakeholders. Based in Brussels, she will represent IPC and the electronics manufacturing industry on issues including   more

JAMA Internal Medicine Journal Issues 10 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- JAMA Internal Medicine, an international peer-reviewed journal from the American Medical Association that says it provides clinical research for practitioners in general internal medicine and internal medicine subspecialties, published 10 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy for Chronic Stable Angina: A Randomized Clinical Trial * Assessment of Rapid Response Teams at Top-Performing Hospitals fo  more

Loyola University Medical Student Elected to American Medical Association Board of Trustees
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest physician organization, today announced the election of Blake E. Murphy to its Board of Trustees. She will assume office at the conclusion of the AMA's Annual Meeting in June 2020. Murphy is a third-year medical student at the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University in Chicago. She is expected to complete medical school by May 20  more

Mark Janus Files Motion Seeking Entire Seventh Circuit Appeals Court to Rehear Ruling Denying Refund of Unconstitutionally Seized Forced Union Fees
SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, Nov. 19 -- The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation issued the following news release: Today, attorneys representing Mark Janus are petitioning the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for rehearing en banc in the continuation of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Council 31. Janus seeks a ruling from the court requiring AFSCME union officials to return thousands of dollars in dues that they seized from his paychec  more

Maywood First Student Workers Join Teamsters Local 777
MAYWOOD, Illinois, Nov. 19 -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued the following news release: * * * - Workers Brave Freezing Cold to Overwhelmingly Vote Yes * * * First Student workers in Maywood, Ill. voted overwhelmingly to become members of Teamsters Local 777. The 220 drivers and monitors provide student transportation for Maywood and Chicago Public Schools. "Congratulations to everyone who worked hard to increase their wages and benefits by voting overwhelmingly to join t  more

NAR's HouseLogic Website Wins Two Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards for Design & Content
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The National Association of Realtors issued the following news release: The National Association of Realtors(R)' consumer-facing website, HouseLogic, is the winner of two prestigious Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards, presented by Folio Magazine. These accolades are among the most esteemed of its kind in the publishing industry. HouseLogic content covers home buying, selling, improvement, maintenance, taxes, finance and insurance issues helping users get the most value a  more

National Association of Concessionaires Appoints Novak, Hubbard to BOD
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The National Association of Concessionaires issued the following news release: The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced two appointments to fill a recent vacancy on the Board of Directors. NAC President Adam Gottlieb, ACS, has appointed Rob Novak, Vice President of Concessions with Marcus Theatres Corporation, to fill a two-year term on the Board of Directors. Novak also currently serves as co-Chair of the NAC Charity Golf Outing which benefi  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Bipartisan Effort Drops a Lifeline to Fish Reeled Up From the Deep
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Earlier this week, a coalition of recreational fishing and boating organizations - including NMMA - applauded Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA-02) and Garret Graves (R-LA-06) for introducing the Direct Enhancement of Snapper Conservation and the Economy through Novel Devices Act of 2019 (DESCEND Act), which would require commercial and recreational fishermen to possess a descending devi  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Congress Takes a Big Step in the Fight Against Marine Debris
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 18 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee advanced key legislation to address the growing global marine debris crisis late last week. The Save Our Seas 2.0 Act (S.1982/H.R.2969) - sponsored by Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) - would create a federal marine debris foundation, establish a "genius prize" to encourage the develop  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Economic Impact Infographics Available for Download
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Infographics detailing the latest recreational boating sales and economic impact data are now available from NMMA. The infographics are available by U.S., state and congressional district levels and available for industry download on NMMA.org here (https://www.nmma.org/statistics/publications/economic-impact-infographics). These infographics are helpful tools to use in meetings with d  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Florida Boating Industry Representatives Convene for Second Advocacy Summit
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 19 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Last week, NMMA held its second Florida advocacy fly-in, serving as a critical component of the association's strategic plan to bolster advocacy efforts in key states and regions. Eighteen stakeholders participated in the event, where they attended issue briefing sessions and met directly with key legislators and decisionmakers on pressing policy issues facing the recreational boating   more

National Safe Boating Council Elects Board of Directors, Names NMMA's Robert Newsome to Executive Committee
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), a national catalyst for recreational boating safety, has announced the board of directors for 2019-2020, naming NMMA's Robert Newsome to the board's executive committee. The NSBC membership voted to elect the board at the General Membership Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska in conjunction with the National Association of State Boating Law Administra  more

NCSBN Honors Judith E. Schmidt With Champions Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing issued the following news release: NCSBN has recognized Judith E. Schmidt, MSN, RN, CCRN, chief executive officer of the New Jersey State Nurses Association, with its 2019 NCSBN Champions Award. The NCSBN Champions Award recognizes individuals, groups or organizations, who are not NCSBN members, for their contributions in furthering the vision and mission of NCSBN. Schmidt worked tirelessly for years to get the Nurse  more

New Book From Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources Offers Checklists to Keep Health Care Workers Safe
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- The Joint Commission (formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) issued the following news release: The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR) have published a new book titled "Health Care Worker Safety Checklists: Protecting Those Who Serve." The book includes a collection of 62 checklists designed to keep health care workers safe. The straightforward and easy-to-use checklists were created by JCR usi  more

New Research Shows Need for Re-Training on Blood Pressure Measurement
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 18 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: With nearly half of U.S. adults living with high blood pressure, today, the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Heart Association (AHA) announced new survey results emphasizing the need for health care professionals to receive consistent and frequent re-training in measuring blood pressure (BP). While measuring BP is a common procedure, and BP guidelines recommend that health care provi  more

NMMA September Powerboat Registrations Report: Retail Units Back on Par With Last Year
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 18 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: NMMA today announced its September New Powerboat Registrations Report showing new powerboat retail sales down 0.9 percent on a rolling 12-month year-over-year (R12M YOY) basis and up a healthy 5 percent on a rolling three-month year-over-year (R3M YOY) basis through September. Total new units sold in 2019 (through September) reached 251,000. "With optimal summer weather arriving later  more

Professional Convention Management Association Schedules Events
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The Professional Convention Management Association has scheduled the following events: * * * Webinar: Tech That Translates: The Best Tools to Engage Your Audience, December 3 - Explore easy-to-implement, cost-effective ways to make a bigger impact with your events. Learn about innovative technology and use this information to develop a point of view on which trends will be the most applicable to enhancing your events. 2019 Town Hall Education Breakfast, December   more

Radiological Society: Vaping Related Lung Injuries - Nov. 20 Update
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Nov. 22 -- The Radiological Society of North America issued the following news: * * * - What to know about the outbreak of vaping-linked illness and deaths * * * Since August, there has been a multistate outbreak of lung disease in the U.S. associated with e-cigarette product use. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments and other clinical and public health partners are investiga  more

Radiology Journal Issues 16 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Nov. 22 -- Radiology, a journal from the Radiological Society of North America that says it features radiology and medical imaging to help improve human health, published 16 research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Thoracic CT Texture Analysis and Machine Learning to Predict Pulmonary Ventilation * Classification of Cancer at Prostate MRI: Deep Learning versus Clinical PI-RADS Assessment * CT-based Ai  more

SAD: More Than a Case of the Winter Blahs
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, Nov. 22 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: It's estimated that Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD for short, affects 5-million to 8-million people a year in the United States particularly in the colder, winter months when days are shorter and nights are longer. It is thought to be related to the lack of available sunlight leading to a deficiency of Vitamin D, which, in turn, disrupts a person's natural sleep cycle. The effect on your brain can cause a person to f  more

Sister Xiomara Mendez-Hernandez, OP, Becomes United States Citizen
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 19 -- Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following news: Sister Xiomara Mendez-Hernandez, OP, was one of more than 34,000 people to become United States citizens in mid-September during 316 Naturalization Ceremonies nationwide in celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. She participated in the Naturalization Ceremony at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Field Office in Chicago. "People were in tears," Sister Xiomara recalled. "I  more

SLAS Technology Journal Issues 4 Research Articles in August 2019 Edition
ST. CHARLES, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- SLAS Technology, a peer-reviewed journal that emphasizes scientific and technical advances that improve life science research and development, drug-delivery, diagnostics, biomedical and molecular imaging and personalized and precision medicine from the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, published four research articles on the following topics in its August 2019 edition: * Automating a Magnetic 3D Spheroid Model Technology for High-Throughput Scree  more

SLAS Technology Journal Issues 4 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
ST. CHARLES, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- SLAS Technology, a peer-reviewed journal that emphasizes scientific and technical advances that improve life science research and development, drug-delivery, diagnostics, biomedical and molecular imaging and personalized and precision medicine from the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, published four research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Controlling Macroscopic Phase Separation of Aqueous Two-Phase Polymer Syste  more

Society of Thoracic Surgeons: News About the Congenital Heart Surgery Database and Public Reporting
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 19 -- The Society of Thoracic Surgeons issued the following news release: STS President Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, and First Vice President Joseph A. Dearani, MD, provided details about the Congenital Heart Surgery Database and STS Public Reporting in an announcement released on November 19. Over the last 4 years, we have learned a substantial amount from the medical community and the public about the reporting of data from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons' Congeni  more

Society of Thoracic Surgeons: Surgery Provides 'Oldest Old' Lung Cancer Patients With Excellent 5-Year Survival
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 19 -- The Society of Thoracic Surgeons issued the following news release: * * * - Age discrimination, frailty possible reasons why elderly patients do not always receive treatment * * * Many patients with early stage lung cancer who are age 90 years and older do not receive treatment; however, surgery in this nonagenarian population should be considered because it could significantly increase the chances for 5-year survival, according to research published online toda  more

The Counselors of Real Estate Announces 2020 Leadership Team
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- Counselors of Real Estate issued the following news release, dated Nov. 18: The Counselors of Real Estate(R), the global professional association for prominent commercial real estate advisors, has announced its 2020 leadership team. Michel Couillard, CRE, FRICS, president and CEO of Busac Real Estate in Montreal, was elected the 2020 chair of The Counselors of Real Estate board of directors. Mr. Couillard will lead the 1,000-member organization and its ongoing ini  more

Turnaround Management Association is Pleased to Welcome a New Chapter in Indiana
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 18 -- The Turnaround Management Association issued the following news: Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is pleased to announce our new chapter: TMA Indiana. The Indiana Association for Corporate Renewal (IACR), a group with members from 50 firms and companies, voted to become TMA's newest chapter on November 14, 2019. TMA has 53 chapters around the world, and we welcome our newest members into our growing, global organization. We are a diverse group of profession  more

Universal Coverage Expansions in Wealthy Nations Finds Medicare for All Likely Less Expensive Than Previous Estimates: Harvard Researchers
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- Physicians for a National Health Program issued the following news release: The cost of Medicare-for-All reform -- as recently projected in an economic analysis from Elizabeth Warren's campaign -- is contested by scholars and politicians. Some predict net savings, while others project that utilization of care would soar under single-payer, leading to runaway costs. However, a new study examining the implementation of universal coverage expansions in wealthy nations  more

University of Kentucky Cardiothoracic Surgeon Chair-Elect of Commission on Cancer of American College of Surgeons
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- The American College of Surgeons issued the following news release: Cardiothoracic surgeon Timothy W. Mullett, MD, MBA, FACS, Lexington, Ky., was recently announced as the Chair-elect of the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during the CoC's annual meeting on Oct. 27 in San Francisco, Calif. The meeting was held during the ACS Clinical Congress, one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world. Dr. Mullett, Medi  more

Water Quality Association Offers PFAS Resources
LISLE, Illinois, Nov. 22 -- The Water Quality Association issued the following news release: The Water Quality Association (WQA) provides resources to help consumers understand the impact of PFAS in drinking water and how to successfully treat for these contaminants at the home or in a building. Among the resources is a document within WQA's "Water Q&A" which offers an easy-to-understand overview of PFAS, how one might be exposed to these chemicals and how PFAS can be removed from drinking wat  more

With More Than $56 Million Invested, Positioning Pullman Projects Maximize Benefits of Chicago's First National Park
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 20 -- The National Parks Conservation Association issued the following news release: * * * - With more than half of the original 30 projects complete, the next phase of Positioning Pullman will focus on improving infrastructure, renovating the highest priority historic assets and expanding Pullman's story to surrounding community parks and cultural areas. * * * The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and the American Institute of Architects Chicago (AIA) to  more

World Evangelical Alliance and United Bible Societies Sign Agreement to Strengthen Partnership and Collaboration
DEERFIELD, Illinois, Nov. 19 -- The World Evangelical Alliance issued the following news release: * * * - In a simple ceremony at the WEA General Assembly in Bogor City, Indonesia on November 11th, a ministry partnership between WEA and the United Bible Societies (UBS) had been formalized. * * * Bp Efraim Tendero, WEA Secretary General, said at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), "We are so grateful for this partnership with United Bible Societies. UBS has the mandate of tr  more

YMCA USA: New Research Shows Young Americans Are Optimistic About Creating Change
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 19 -- YMCA USA issued the following news release: Seven in 10 young Americans work to create positive change on a daily basis, according to new research. A survey of 2,000 Americans (aged 18-38) found that 67 percent believe younger generations are more likely to be outspoken about the issues they support, and half of respondents believe younger generations are actually the ones driving positive change. More than that, 57 percent of those surveyed believe their generat  more