Kick Butts Day 2011
March 23, 2011
Kick Butts Day is back in 2011! Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day is a day of activism designed to empower youth across the country and around the world to take action against Big Tobacco. Visit the Kick Butts Day website to download the 2011 activity guide, access promotional materials and gear, get ideas for an activity, and register an activity.
Reducing Tobacco Use 2011 Conference
April 5-6, 2011
Newport News, VA
Join Prevention Connections and the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth for an exciting two-day conference to address keeping our efforts relevant for today's youth and young adults. Tobacco control experts from across the nation will speak on a variety of topics, including working with priority populations, smokeless tobacco, teen and young adult culture, and more. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Stanton Glantz. Click here to visit the event website and to register.
Tobacco Research Intensive Lecture Series
April 4-8, 2011
Save the date! The Translational Tobacco Reduction Research (T2R2) program, a shared program of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center and the West Virginia University Prevention Research Center, is once again sponsoring the Tobacco Research Intensive Lecture Series (TRILS) scheduled for April 4-8, 2011. This series will feature nationally known experts presenting on Tobacco and Co-Occurring Health Risks and Disparities at West Virginia University's Health Sciences Center in Morgantown, West Virginia. The Tobacco Research Intensive Lecture Series is an annual event that includes presentations by national experts on treating tobacco dependence in different populations. The last day concludes with a panel discussion and an opportunity for attendees to pose questions and participate in discussion. More details about the 2011 lecture series will be circulated as they become available.
National Summit on Smokeless & Spit Tobacco
May 10-12, 2011
The 6th National Summit Smokeless and Spit Tobacco is designed especially for professionals and advocates working in the field of smokeless tobacco use prevention and cessation. The theme for this year is "The New Face of Smokeless Tobacco Addiction." The conference will raise awareness of the dangers of smokeless tobacco products and broaden the national coalition of organizations, agencies, and individuals committed to reducing and eventually eliminating the use of smokeless and spit tobacco products. Participants will learn about the latest research in the field, and share strategies that have been successful in the fight against smokeless tobacco. Click here for more information. Scholarships are available for youth and adults who need financial assistance to attend the conference. The application deadline is March 4. Click here to apply. Nominations for Summit Awards are being accepted through April 1. Click here to nominate a colleague or friend.
World No Tobacco Day
May 31, 2011
World No Tobacco Day is a yearly celebration led by the World Health Organization to inform the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations. The theme of this year’s event is “The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.” The commemoration of World No Tobacco Day will highlight the treaty's overall importance, stress Parties' obligations under the treaty, and promote the essential role of the Conference of the Parties and WHO in supporting countries' efforts to meet those obligations. Click here for more information.
NALBOH 2011 Annual Conference
September 7-9, 2011
Coeur d'Alene, ID
The National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) will hold its 19th annual conference in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on September 7-9, 2011. The theme of the 2011 Annual NALBOH Conference is Public Health: Effective Governance, Strong Leadership, Engaged Citizens. Accordingly, the conference will provide attendees with information about public health governance, current public health issues, and the role of strong leadership and citizens engaged in improving the health of our communities. A call for presentations is open through March 1, 2011. Click here to learn more about the conference and call for presentations. NALBOH is offering a minimum of one MacNeal Scholarship for $800 to assist a current public health student in attending the conference. The application deadline is June 3, 2011. Click here for more information.
Clearing the Air: An Institute for Policy Advocacy, VII
September 25-28, 2011
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Looking for the best tried and true strategies for winning a smoke-free effort in your city or state? The purpose of this 3-day skills-building and strategy planning Institute is to enhance awareness of the dangers of secondhand smoke, share recent science and economic data and first-hand experiences, and expand the capacity of smoke-free advocates, researchers, and other public health professionals nationwide. This year, the Institute will also feature stories about what went wrong in real-life smoke-free campaigns from smoke-free advocates who have learned lessons the hard way. Click here for more details. Please fill out the two-page registration application and do not send money at this time. A separate application is required for each person. If you would like to apply for a partial scholarship, fill out the one-page scholarship request form, in addition to the registration application. If you are requesting to bring family members and/or guests, please also complete the family form. On occasion, applicants are waitlisted due to space constraints. For more information, email Stephanie Shedd.
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition
October 29-November 2, 2011
The American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world. The theme of the 2011 Annual Meeting is, “Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds and Bodies.” Click here to read more about the APHA Annual Meeting.
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