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September 2013

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Patient Safety Academy 2013

Patient Safety Academy 2013

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 13, 2013, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus

The Patient Safety Academy is returning for its fourth year! 

Patient Safety IconLast year over 150 health care professionals representing Maine hospitals, physician practices, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, agencies, organizations and advocacy groups participated in knowledge and skill building workshops, including our newest workshop, “Little Shop of Errors” utilizing the USM School of Nursing’s Simulation Lab.

Any individual interested or engaged in patient safety activity is invited to attend. Cost is $50, with a discounted rate of $25 for students.  
Learn More and Register!

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E2Tech Council Meeting

E2Tech Council Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday, December 19, 2013, 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Wishcamper, USM Portland Campus
Council Meeting - Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine

Growing Maine's Environmental & Energy Technology Sector

The Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) seeks to build and expand the State’s environmental, energy, and clean technology sectors. E2Tech acts as a catalyst to stimulate growth in this sector by facilitating networking, serving as a clearinghouse for objective information, and leading efforts to promote the sector.

Learn more about E2Tech.

7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
IMA Southern Maine Chapter Meeting

IMA Southern Maine Chapter Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Location: 
Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

The Association of Accountants and Finance Professionals in Business

 

 

What To Look For When Purchasing Health Care

Does Your Health Plan Make Your Budget Sick?

Join the IMA Southern Maine Chapter during their September meeting for an overview on what to look for when purchasing health care.

Plan offerings have become as complicated as the tax code. Get a full understanding of how you may be saving 5% on your premium, but costing employees thousands of dollars.

 

Presenter: Dan Tetu, Vice President of Norton Financial Services

Dan specializes in employee benefits and retirement plans. He is a Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) appointed with more than 20 insurance carries and licensed in 6 states. Dan holds the series 6 and 63 securities registrations (held through Commonwealth

Financial Network). As a founding board member, Dan helped create the Maine Healthcare Purchasing Collaborative.

 

Thursday, September 19th

7:30 am Registration & Breakfast

8:00am to 9:00am Presentation

Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

 

Cost:

IMA Member: $20

Non-Member: $25

Students – Free

 

Register for this event by contacting kbustamante@hinfonet.org

 

Learn more about IMA Southern Maine Chapter

 

Learn more about the Management Accountant Certification and Certified Management Accountant Test Prep Program at USM.

 

 

7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
 
Agents of Change Conference

Agents of Change Conference

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 20, 2013, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus
Agents of Change Conference

Agents of Change is an in-person and online conference dedicated to helping you leverage the three most important channels in digital marketing today: search, social & mobile.

Agents of Change imageBy understanding how your business or non-profit can utilize search (to be found), social (to engage), and mobile (to be right where your customer needs you to be), you can level the playing field and build your business regardless of the competition.

Search, Social & Mobile are the Agents of Change.

Learn more.

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An Evening with Lois Lowry

An Evening with Lois Lowry

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
USM Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford Street, Portland Campus

An Evening with Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry

Join The Telling Room, September 25th, to welcome one of America’s most beloved writers, Lois Lowry, back to Maine. Known for her versatility and invention as a writer, she is the author of more than forty books for young adults. She will speak about story craft, discuss her return to Maine after years living elsewhere, read from her work, and answer questions from the audience.

A USM graduate and author of the popular Anastasia Krupnik series, Lowry received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, Number the Stars and The Giver, and her first novel, A Summer to Die, was awarded the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award.

Tickets available at tellingroom.org


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7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 
Politics Then and Now: Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell

Politics Then and Now: Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: 
Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

Politics Then and Now: Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell

George Mitchell

Lecture given as part of the Fall 2013 Speaker Series
"Politics Then and Now, In Maine and the Nation."

Event is free and open to the public.

George Mitchell, Democrat, served as U.S. Senator from Maine from 1980 to 1995, and as Senate majority leader from 1989 to 1995. He successfully led the effort to enact the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, both signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. Following his Senate career, Mitchell served as Special Envoy to Northern Ireland and as Special Envoy for Middle East Peace. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton in 1999.


Full list of speakers for "Politics Then and Now"

About the series:

We’ve come a long way since President John F. Kennedy characterized politics as “a noble calling,” to today, when the nation’s political system is routinely described as “dysfunctional” and the political atmosphere in Washington and Augusta as “poisonous.”

Competition and cooperation co-exist in all healthy systems, side by side and sometimes cheek-by-jowel, to advance the system’s purposes. Whether it is a forest ecosystem, the human body, a large bureaucracy, or an economic system, its elements compete for resources to meet their own needs, even as they act to contribute to the survival and persistence of the system itself.  Somewhere along the way from the 1960s, the U.S. political system lost sight of this important principle, threatening its public credibility, trust, and purposes.

Each speaker in the series will address these timely and important questions:

  • How was politics “played” in earlier times in Maine and the nation?  And, how has that changed today?
  • How did this come about? What are the implications for the state and the nation of our continuing along this path? And, what will it take to change course?
  • What does Maine have to offer the nation in this regard, based on our experience here?

Brought to you by the Muskie School of Public Service and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Southern Maine



Sponsored by:      

    

       

 

Cutler Family Fund

       

 


         Peter Mills           

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
 
Future Horizons Inc. Conference

Future Horizons Inc. Conference

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus

Future Horizons Inc.

Future Horizons Inc. Conference

The world’s leading site for Autism, Asperger’s, and Sensory resources.

Join us at the Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus for one of our inspirational conferences!

Learn more.

Register online or by called 800-489-0727 M-F 9am to 5pm CST.

Presentations include:

Dr. Temple Grandin



"THE WAY I SEE IT"
Dr. Temple Grandin



Jennifer Mcllwee Myers



"GROWING UP WITH SENSORY ISSUES"
Jennifer McIIwee Myers

 

 

Dr. Ball

 

"BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION FOR YOUNG LEARNERS"
Dr. Jim Ball



Learn more. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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