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ITRA Annual Conference 2017
Apr 06, 2017 - Apr 07, 2017 ¤ Cedar Falls, IA
Whether you work at a recreation facility, long-term care facility, hospital, clinic or school, you'll:
  • Uncover the latest resources and techniques for therapeutic recreation professionals.
  • Share best practices and ideas with your colleagues.
  • Visit exhibits and attend sessions addressing the very issues you are currently tackling.
Sponsored by the Iowa Therapeutic Recreation Association; UNI School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services; UNI College of Education; and Training Resources.

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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention Instructor Training - April 2017
Apr 08, 2017 - Apr 09, 2017 ¤ Fort Dodge, IA
Who Should Attend the TCA/FP Instructor Training Workshop?
This workshop is designed for tai chi teachers or advanced students; occupational or physical therapists; health professionals (RN, MD, ATC, DC, etc.); certified exercise instructors or fitness trainers; and other individuals with similar health and fitness backgrounds.

What Will Participants Learn?
After this workshop, participants will be able to:
. Demonstrate the TCA form and its warm-up and cool-down
. Describe practical ways to integrate tai chi principles into existing interventions, exercises and activities
. Differentiate ways to safely modify tai chi movements for an individual's capabilities and limitations
. Demonstrate how to teach tai chi, or any therapeutic movements, using the Stepwise Progressive Teaching Method
. Describe ways to use sequenced tai chi movements to help improve physical and psychological functional performance

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Ethics for Substance Abuse Counselors - Governor's Conference on Substance Abuse Pre-Conference 2017
Apr 17, 2017 ¤ Des Moines, IA

New Ethical Dilemmas in the Digital Age: This is an interactive Ethics presentation in which the audience will actively participate. The presentation will outline the presence of technology in our work. The audience will identify digital types and the type they personally fit. Participants will explore the use of technology and social media in their work. Ethical Codes and Social Media Guidelines by the various association will be explored. Social Media Policy issues will be discussed and well as evaluating the ethical nature of employer social media policies.

You are encouraged to bring iPads, laptops, and cellphones to this training session.


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The Brain On Drugs - Governor's Conference on Substance Abuse Pre-Conference 2017
Apr 17, 2017 ¤ Des Moines, IA
Participants will be afforded the opportunity to view and handle an autopsied human brain and be provided with an overview of brain anatomy and function with emphasis on eighteen major areas.  Participants will be able to distinguish various neurological behaviors and addiction issues that are linked to six distinct areas of the brain.  Assessments will be given so participants can associate symptoms that might be linked to substance abuse and specific parts of the brain. Participants will also be given a list of strategies for teaching any information to their colleagues or clients.

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40th Annual Governor's Conference on Substance Abuse 2017
Apr 18, 2017 - Apr 19, 2017 ¤ Des Moines, IA
40th Annual Governor's Conference on Substance Abuse will be April 18-19, 2017. It is a statewide forum focused on substance abuse treatment and prevention and recovery while offering recommendations for best practices. 40th Anniversary!!! To celebrate these 40 year we have a special $40 registration fee!!! 
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Exhibitors/Sponsors 40th Annual Governor's Conference on Substance Abuse 2017
Apr 18, 2017 - Apr 19, 2017 ¤ Des Moines, IA
Exhibitor/Sponsors - 2017 Governor's Conference on Substance Abuse - April 18-19, 2017.
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Growing Bolder Hunger Summit 2017
May 09, 2017 ¤ Des Moines, IA
Summit Description:
Growing Bolder is a coalition of Iowa stakeholders who integrate work to support community-based collaborations that reduce food insecurity and provide seniors with nutritious foods to encourage healthy aging.

Summit Objectives:
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Integrated Change Therapy: Implementing a Brief Treatment Curriculum - Stoney Creek, Johnston, IA
May 22, 2017 - May 23, 2017 ¤ Johnston, IA

This training will introduce participants to Integrated Change Therapy (ICT) for Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders.


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Integrated Change Therapy: Implementing a Brief Treatment Curriculum - Sheraton, Iowa City, IA
May 24, 2017 - May 25, 2017 ¤ Iowa City, IA

This training will introduce participants to Integrated Change Therapy (ICT) for Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders.


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Managing Medication- seeking patients and using Screenings and Brief Interventions - June 2017
Jun 13, 2017 ¤ Johnston, IA
Who should attend this training:
Substance abuse counselors, social workers, nurses, dentists, physicians, and other professionals working the behavioral health field.

Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:
. Describe negative consequences that may occur in patients who receives prescriptions for opioid medication.
. Construct an initial assessment and baseline measurement of a patient requesting opioid therapy.
. Use a monitoring framework to protect the safety of patients receiving ongoing opioid therapy.
. Treat concerning behaviors of patients on chronic opioid therapy.


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2017 Iowa Immunization Summit
Jun 14, 2017 - Jun 15, 2017 ¤ Des Moines, IA

Don't Miss This Conference! Hear renowned speakers share the latest information on immunizations and learn about current immunizations and vaccine issues. Take advantage of the opportunity to network with health care professionals involved with immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases.

Who Should Attend:
The conference is designed to be of interest to a diverse field of health care professionals,  including: nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, medical assistants, public  health staff, physicians, physician assistants, medical and nursing students,  and anyone interested in learning more about immunizations. 

Conference Objectives

At the end of the conference, attendees will be able to: 

.Discuss Maurice Hilleman's contribution to the development of vaccines.  
.Review and incorporate the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) adult vaccine recommendations in clinical practice.
.Identify scientific resources to respond to common vaccine questions.  
.Identify barriers and opportunities to increase HPV vaccine coverage rates. 
.Review and incorporate the childhood and adolescent immunization schedule in clinical practice. 
.Explain the link between human papillomavirus (HPV) and oropharyngeal cancers. 
.Identify strategies to increase immunization rates in clinical settings.  
.Identify the impact of unvaccinated populations and financial implications of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks.  
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Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling Training - July 2017
Jul 26, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 ¤ Des Moines, IA
This two-day workshop will demonstrate effective, client-centered counseling strategies to assist clients in reducing their risks of acquiring or transmitting HIV, hepatitis, and other sexually transmitted diseases. Participants will learn how to personalize counseling messages and develop realistic and incremental risk reduction plans with their clients.  This workshop will also cover pre/post-test counseling, giving results and locating appropriate resources for clients who test positive.

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2017 Exhibitor/Sponsor UMCVB Fall Conference - Sept 10-12, 2017
Sep 10, 2017 - Sep 12, 2017 ¤ Dubuque, IA
Click "More Information" below for the Exhibitor/Sponsor level information for the 2017 UMCVB Fall Conference - Grand Harbor Resort and Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA 52001 - September 10-12, 2017.
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2017 Mental Health Exhibitors/Sponsors
Oct 03, 2017 ¤ Des Moines, IA

2017 Annual Mental Health Conference Exhibitors/Sponsors

This is a great opportunity to share your agency's services and products to a state wide health care audience.

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Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling Training - October 2017
Oct 25, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017 ¤ Des Moines, IA
This two-day workshop will demonstrate effective, client-centered counseling strategies to assist clients in reducing their risks of acquiring or transmitting HIV, hepatitis, and other sexually transmitted diseases. Participants will learn how to personalize counseling messages and develop realistic and incremental risk reduction plans with their clients.  This workshop will also cover pre/post-test counseling, giving results and locating appropriate resources for clients who test positive.

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Immunization Conference
June 14-15, 2017
Iowa Events Center
Des Moines, IA



Annual Mental Health Conference
October 3, 2017
Airport Holiday Inn
Des Moines, IA


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