Training Opportunities – May 12, 2016

Place Matters 2016 Conference: Save the Date Now and Watch for Website Registration Soon!

Date: Noon, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 through noon, Thursday, October 6, 2016

Location: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference! Through inspirational speakers and workshops, the biannual Place Matters Conference allows people from diverse fields to gain new skills, tools and connections to help address the leading preventable causes of death: tobacco, obesity, poor nutrition and physical inactivity. Sustained effort on these issues will be critical to reducing Oregon’s large human and financial burden of chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Together, we can create more places where the default choices are healthy, where unhealthy choices are rare, and where all Oregonians can take charge of their health. The goal is: “All people in Oregon live, work, play and learn in communities that support health and optimal quality of life.”

For more information: 971-673-0984 or

Webinar: Examining Education Disparities in Tobacco Use

May 25, 2016, 12:00-1:00                  Registration here.                

Tobacco Control Network (TCN) is hosting a webinar on disparities in tobacco use. Persons with low educational attainment are disproportionally impacted by tobacco use, and continue to be a priority population in tobacco control efforts. Join this webinar in the TCN Spring Webinar Series to explore the magnitude of disparities in tobacco use by educational attainment and socioeconomic status. During the webinar, presenters will share how to reach out to non-traditional partners to address this disparity and present case studies examples demonstrating previous work with this population. This webinar will feature presentations from Dwana Calhoun, Director of the Self-Made Health Network, and Yolanda Savage-Narva, Director of Health Equity at ASTHO.

Webinar: Youth Marijuana Use Prevention in Oregon

There will be two opportunities to participate in this webinar:

May 19, 2016 at 9:30 am                              Register here.

May 25,2016 at 2:00pm                                 Register here.

This webinar presented by the Oregon Health Authority and Public Health Division will discuss ways to prevent or delay the initiation of marijuana use among Oregon’s 12-20 year old population. Join this webinar to learn about how to: educate the public about the health issues related to marijuana use; prevent youth marijuana use; monitor marijuana use, attitudes, and health effects.

Webinar: The Triangulum: Tobacco, Marijuana. And E-Cigarettes

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 9:00 – 12:00pm            Register here

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) at the University of California Office of the President is planning a Live Webcast on a new and emerging paradigm of substance use and abuse that they are calling the Triangulum. Triangulum, Latin for triangle, reflects the intersection of tobacco, marijuana, and electronic cigarettes; the latter being the delivery device for both these and other substances. This changing landscape includes not only e-cigarettes, but also hookah pens delivering flavored nicotine liquids; heat-not-burn products that produce fumes, no fire-no smoke; flavored little cigars, both regular and electronic; synthetic marijuana (spice) that can be dabbed; and liquid THC, which can be aerosolized. To capture the science behind these new developments, the TRDRP is bringing together an outstanding group of scientists to explain these and comment on this new terrain.

Webinar: Are We Ready to Meet Today’s Challenges with Diabetes Education: Plight or Promise? 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 11:00 – 12:00pm         Register here.

Ongoing diabetes self-management education and support (DSME/S) helps people with diabetes make and sustain behavioral changes needed for successful disease management and prevention of diabetes-related complications. Despite proven benefits, many adults with diabetes are not receiving diabetes education and support. During this webinar, Linda Siminerio, PhD, RN, CDE; Maggie Powers, PhD, RD, CDE; and Joan Bardsley, MBA, RN, CDE, FAADE will use the 2015 Joint Position Statement on Diabetes Self-management Education and Support published by the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to help diabetes educators make the case for providing DSME/S services and shift paradigms of care to increase provider referrals and enhance patient engagement.

Webinar:  CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds: Mind Your Risks and Act FAST to Prevent and Treat Strokes

May 17, 2016 at 10:00 – 11:00pm

A live external webcast will be available via the Webcast Links section of CDC’s website. For individuals who are unable to view the session during the scheduled time, a video of the session will be posted to our archives 2-3 days after the presentation.

Webinar: Tobacco and Nicotine: What is Out There and Why You Should Care

May 19, 2016 at 3:00 – 4:00pm                                  Register here.

The use of tobacco and nicotine products continues to create serious health compromises to those addicted to their use.  In addition to the harmful effects to the lungs and heart, cigarette and smokeless tobacco use are causing significant compromises to the oral cavity as well; the most dangerous being oral cancer.  This webinar will help wade through the various types of tobacco products on the market, including electronic cigarettes and how each has very specific effects on oral and systemic health.

Webinar: Tobacco Policy, Pharmacotherapy, and Dentistry

June 16. 2016 at 3:00 – 4:00pm                                  Register here.

The webinar will discuss past, current and possible future policies that deal with tobacco. The course will also explore current over-the-counter (OTC) nicotine delivery systems and compare OTC and Rx pharmacotherapies used with tobacco cessation, including indication, utilization and any precautions.

Webinar: Parish Nurses: Partners in Tobacco Prevention & Control – Experience from Texas

Wednesday, June 22 at 11:00am – 12:00pm                Register here.

Attendees will be provided with: a review of prevalence of tobacco use in Texas and the associated health risks; a description of free smoking cessation resources, such as the Texas Tobacco Quit Line; and an overview of Ask, Advise, Refer and quitline referral methods.


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