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IL Rural Health Association Conference

August 8-9, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign, IL

Highlights include:

  • Federal Rural Health Update
  • Emergency Prepardness Plan Compliance
  • Using Telehealth to Combat the Opioid Crisis
  • Overcoming Rural Recruitment Challenges
  • Rural Health Clinic Compliance Track... and more!

Professional Development Event

South Suburban/Chicago Component presents:

Spotlight on the digital epidemic - Unextended consequences of modern-day devices


Life is a breeze except when you're dry as a bone

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Anne's unique programs view dentistry through a different lens. Anne is passionate about creating an environment that promotes exciting careers for dental professionals. Always curious, always questioning, her unique approach has created a revolution in how we think about ourselves professionally.

Cutting Edge Information

Interactive and Fun

Fabulous Raffles

Wonderful Door Prizes

Exciting Networking

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A Unique Networking and CE Event!

Lake County/McHenry County Component Presents...

A Unique Networking/CE Event!

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Distillary will hold a tour and mixology class which also includes a tasting of the spirits! The tour is $10 per person (which is NOT covered in the registration fee). Earn CE during Donna Shulz's presentation with a special introduction by Terri Apostolou!

Course Description:
"The New Evolution in Dental Products and Technologies:
What EVERY Hygienist Needs to Know"

Copper Fiddle Distillery
532 W. State Rte. 22 #110
Lake Zurich, IL

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Carle OMFS Symposium

Medical-Dental Models & Integrating Oral Health

Thursday, October 4, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Carle Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department is pleased to announce this year's 2018 OMFS Symposium is scheduled for Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Carle Forum in Urbana, Illinois. This year attendees will learn about emerging interprofessional collaborative models in health care and how they can improve health outcomes for their patients. Attendees will also hear about medical-dental models of care established within medical offices, hospitals, and non-profit community organizations. Additionally, there will be discussion about potential models, partnerships, and resources to institutionalize oral health in the Central Illinois medical community. Our keynote speaker is Michelle Gross-Panico, RDH, DHSc, manager of the Community Oral Health Department at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center. 

The target audience is dental providers, physicians, advanced practice providers, residents, registered nurses, social workers, speech therapists, dental hygienists, dental auxiliary and health professional students.

Registration fee includes appetizers, drinks, and desserts.

Fee: $25 (MD, DO, DC, Dentists); $15 (APPs, RN, SW, SLP, RDH, DA, students and residents)

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Additional ADHA Events

ADHA Annual Conference ADHA Online CE

OCF Fundraiser Walk

August 25, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Les Miller Field at Curtis Granderson Stadium
Chicago, IL

When you walk in the Oral Cancer Foundation Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support oral cancer survivors.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, OCF has been able to fund multiple published research that aids in the fight agaist oral cancer.

Register Now to get started right away!

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77th Annual Conference: Public Health Proud

IPHA would like to invite you to participate as a Sponsor or Exhibitor of our 77th Annual Conference: Public Health Proud, to be held September 5-7, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington-Normal. 

Hundreds of public health workers from across the state will gather to participate in cutting edge professional development sessions and networking opportunities with Association membership.

Your sponsorship or exhibit will allow you access to nearly 300 public health professionals including administrators, educators, nurses, students, and front-line staff from various local and state agencies.

Online registration and payment is now available for Sponsors and Exhibitors. 

 View the Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus

Sign-up Now as a Sponsor or Exhibitor

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Hopper at  

We hope you will be able to join us for this year’s conference!

Continuing Education Opportunity

"Catastrophe Preparedness:
The Role of the Dental Professional"

Keynote Speaker: Winnie Furnari, MS, RDH, FAADH, FAAFS

Friday, October 19, 2018

Southern Illinois University's Student Center Auditorium and International Lounge
1255 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL

8:00-8:30 AM check in
8:30 AM - 4 PM course

Registration Deadline:
October 5, 2018

Registration: $100
Current ADHA Member: $75 (with copy of ADHA card)
Full-time SIU DH student/2018 SIU DH Graduate/Active Military: $40

For more information or to register here!

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