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Virtual Conferences – Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association has been committed to continuing to provide meaningful information and support virtually to all those impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementia.  They are excited to offer three virtual LIVE professional conferences to be held in May covering a variety of topics with expert speakers covering the latest on research and most up to date information on providing the highest quality of care for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementia.

Register online for one of the conferences and see attached the brochures for more information on each conference. Reach out to the Alzheimer’s Association with any questions you may have.


SE Professional Conference Registration

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Questions: Barb Bingham, or 717.651.5020 x 1795.

Register by May 20, 2020,


SW Virtual Conference Registration

Thursday, May 28, 2020
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Questions: Sara Murphy, or 814.636.6391.

Register by May 20, 2020.


NE Virtual Conference Registration

Thursday, May 28, 2020
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Questions: Jessica Hill, or 717.651.5020 x 1787.

Register by May 22, 2020.

Join us October 15, 2020 for the Appalachian Health Leadership Forum

Investing in the Health of Appalachia

Whether you serve on the local subsidiary board of a health system, a board of a local health department, or the board of a community health center, critical access hospital or rural hospital, the Forum is for you. Health care and public health boards and leadership are beginning to work collaboratively with other sectors in their communities to address social determinants of health to create a culture of health and unleash economic prosperity in their communities. This is the next step beyond the “population” health work you are currently doing to improve the health outcomes of the patients you serve to focus on the health of your community which impacts the health of all who live in the communities you serve.

More information here

PA NEN 2020 Annual Conference

2020 Annual Conference Nutrition Education with Public Health Approaches: Building Strong & Healthy Communities.

 Click HERE to register.  As of today we have 116 registrants! Our Keynote Speakers will be:

Keynote Speaker – “Moving from What and Why to How: Recommendations for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health”: Gabriel Kaplan, PhD, MPA, URP, Chief, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Keynote Speaker – Collaboration Building – Frances Butterfoss, PhD, MSEd consultant at Coalition Work

Other topics include:

Social media ethics and strategy for food and nutrition professionals: Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDE of Stefanski Nutrition Services and Food, Nutrition and Dietetics Content Writer for OnCourse Healthcare, a Relias Company

Field trip to Upper Merion Community Garden and Upper Merion Area Food Cupboard

MANNA’s medically tailored, home-delivered meals program and updates on their new research and nutrition institute

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Register for the Coronavirus Preparedness Summit!

Join us at the Coronavirus Preparedness Summit scheduled for June 17-19 in Washington, DC.

The 3-day event will bring together Public health Officials, Emergency Preparedness Leaders, Academia, Education, Business, Public and Private sector Partners.

Delegates will have access to coronavirus experts from around the world to address the issues of continued planning for the possibility of a more severe outbreak of human coronaviruses later this year.

CoV Summit present a clear, easy-to-remember overview of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. The event includes an all-day hands-on workshop.

To view the agenda, please visit

To register, call me at (703) 466-0011, or download a registration form:

I look forward to speaking with you.  Thank You.


Summit Brochure


All the best,


Tricia Reyes

(703) 466-0011

CoVid-19 Team

Save the Date! 2020 PA Community Alliance Summit!

March 6, 2020

Let’s maximize the power of our allied communities!


2020 PA Community Alliance Summit

The Summit is a day of networking, discovering alliances and collaboration building among diverse organizations throughout Pennsylvania led by and/or supporting underserved/unserved populations who experience marginalization and oppression.

September 16, 2020: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

September 17, 2020: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey

2020 PA CAS SaveTheDate flyer

This event is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council; in part by grant number 1901PASCDD, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201.  Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions.  Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

NCHN 2020 Annual Educational Conference

NCHN is excited to announce that conference registration is now open!

Embassy Suites by Hilton
Minneapolis Dountown
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pre-Conference Workshop – April 21, 2020
Conference – April 21-23, 2020
Welcome Reception – April 21, 2020
Evening Networking Event – April 22, 2020
MLB: Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners Baseball Game


You can visit the conference website to view the agenda, read speaker bios, explore the hotel and more.

Registration Fee: $595 (NCHN Member) / $695 (Non-Member)
Registration fee includes: Tuesday Night Reception, 2 Lunches; Beverage Breaks; Wednesday Night Networking Event & access to the conference mobile app.

Pre-Conference Grant Writing Workshop Fee:
NCHN Member:$125
Non – Member: $175
Workshop fee includes: Access to the mobile app.


Room Rates:

$179 + tax/ night (single/double)
*Rates are available 3 days pre + post event, subject to availability
*Deadline to reserve your room is March 30, 2020

Please use this event specific link to make your reservations.


Valet Parking: $46/night
After you register, please watch your email for an invitation to download the mobile event app. The app contains information useful prior to arriving in Minneapolis, including weather, transportation, site-seeing & dining.


Register here!


For more information please contact:
Linda K. Weiss at / 217-549-4121