Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. A diagnosis turns the lives of the entire family upside down. The objective of Childhood CancerAwareness Month is to put a spotlight on the types of cancer that largely affect children, survivorship issues, and – importantly – to help raise funds for research and family support.

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Australian Public Health Conference 2018
Sep
26
to Sep 28

Australian Public Health Conference 2018

  • Pullman Cairns International (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Theme: "Leadership in public health: Challenges for local and planetary communities".

Social: #AustPH2018

Twitter: @_PHAA_

Facebook: @PublicHealthAssociationOfAustralia

Website: https://www.austph2018.com/

The Australian Public Health Conference (formally the PHAA Annual Conference) is the flag ship event for PHAA to engage with PHAA members and non-members alike. The Conference was first established in the 1970's and will be celebrating its 45th year in 2018.

In 2018, the Australian Public Health Conference will be held at the Pullman Cairns International from Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 September.

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2018 Geo for Good User Summit with Google Earth Outreach
Oct
1
to Oct 4

2018 Geo for Good User Summit with Google Earth Outreach

Social: #GeoforGood18

Twitter: @earthoutreach

Website: https://sites.google.com/earthoutreach.org/geoforgood2018/

Click here for a recap of the 2017 Summit!

Application Deadline: Applications now closed for the 2018 Summit.

Application Status Notification: July

The Geo for Good User Summit is a hands-on technical workshop hosted by the Google Earth Outreach team at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. This workshop is designed for mapping & technology specialists in the public benefit sector, who are actively working on projects related to mapping.

Led by the Google Earth Outreach team (with special Google guests), this workshop will teach highly practical tools, which organizations can use to collect, host, analyze, visualize, and publish map data using the power of the cloud.

Application Process: To ensure an effective hands-on experience, there will be a limited number of seats. Interested candidates will be asked to apply to attend the workshop.

Cost: Attendance is free, pending approval through Google’s application process.  

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State of the Map US 2018
Oct
5
to Oct 7

State of the Map US 2018

Social: #sotmus

Twitter: @sotmus@openstreetmap

Facebook: OpenStreetMap US Group

YouTube: OpenStreetMap US

Website: https://2018.stateofthemap.us/

The State of the Map US Organizing Committee is delighted to announce the 2018 State of the Map US is going to be held in Detroit on October 5th - 7th! We chose Detroit because of the strong committee of organizers from businesses, government and the local OSM committee and because it is about time we hosted State of the Map US in the Midwest!

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Society for Public Health Education’s (SOPHE) 20th Annual Advocacy Summit
Oct
13
to Oct 15

Society for Public Health Education’s (SOPHE) 20th Annual Advocacy Summit

Social: #AdvocacySummit18

Twitter: @SOPHEtweets

Facebook: @SocietyforPublicHealthEducation

YouTube: SOPHE US

Website: https://www.sophe.org/

The Society for Public Health Education’s (SOPHE) 20th Annual Advocacy Summit (Summit) is a two-and-a-half-day meeting held in Washington, DC. that increases the capacity of health education professionals and students to engage in effective advocacy for a common health education agenda at national, state and local levels. The Summit enables public health leaders to share advocacy training, materials, and resources. Following the Summit, participants are encouraged to continue advocacy efforts in their communities.

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2018 North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) Annual Meeting
Oct
17
to Oct 20

2018 North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) Annual Meeting

Love maps, data, visual storytelling, and cartographic design?

Make your plans now to participate in the annual meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society in Norfolk, Virginia. Join professionals and enthusiasts from government, commercial, and not-for-profit groups along with academics, scholars, map/GIS librarians, artists, technologists, and students in our 38th Annual Meeting.

http://nacis.org/annual-meeting/current-meeting/

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Women Leaders in Global Health Conference (WLGH 2018)
Nov
8
to Nov 9

Women Leaders in Global Health Conference (WLGH 2018)

  • London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Social: #WLGH18#WomenInGH

Twitter: @LSHTM

Website: https://www.wlghconference.org/2018/

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is proud to be hosting the second annual Women Leaders in Global Health Conference on 8-9 November 2018.

Women are vital to the advancement of global health, making up 75% of the healthcare workforce - yet occupying less than 25% of influential leadership positions. WLGH18 supports women in all forms of leadership from local communities to global organisations, from science to politics. Join us at the conference to be part of the conversation and to engage in mentoring and skills building opportunities.

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5th Annual Global Health Students and Young Professionals Summit
Nov
18
7:00 AM07:00

5th Annual Global Health Students and Young Professionals Summit

Theme: "Becoming Change Agents in Global Health​​​​​​​".

Social: #GHSYPS18

Twitter: @ghsyps

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/216519768938882/

Website: https://ghsyps.ca/

The Global Health Student and Young Professional Summit (GHSYPs Summit) is a student and young professional (SYP) organized pre-conference to the 24th Canadian Conference on Global Health: “Fragile Environments and Global Health: Examining Drivers of Change.” 

In collaboration with the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) and Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR), we are pleased to present the 5th Annual GHSYP Summit: Becoming Change Agents in Global Health.

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11th Annual European Public Health Conference
Nov
28
to Dec 1

11th Annual European Public Health Conference

Theme: "Winds of change: towards new ways of improving public health in Europe".

Social: #EPH2018

Twitter: @EPHconference

Website: https://ephconference.eu/

The European Public Health Conference Foundation, the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the Slovenian National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) are pleased to invite you to the 11th European Public Health Conference.

  • 1 February, 2018: Abstract submission opens.

  • 1 May, 2018: Deadline to submit abstracts.

  • 21 July, 2018: Deadline for presenters to register.

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2019 National HIV Prevention Conference
Mar
18
to Mar 21

2019 National HIV Prevention Conference

Theme:​​​​​​​ Getting to No New HIV Infections

Abstract Deadline: July 10, 2018

Social: #NHPC2019

Twitter: @CDCgov

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/nhpc/index.html

The 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference will be held March 18-21, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

The 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference is accepting abstracts now through July 10, 2018. Learn more and get started in the  section. You can also register for the conference, apply to be an abstract reviewer, request space for the CBO/NGO Village, and request space for an ancillary meeting. Check back regularly for additional information on sponsored participants and other updates.

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UK Mapping Festival 2018
Sep
4
to Sep 6

UK Mapping Festival 2018

Social: #UKMappingFestival

Twitter: @UKMF18

Website: www.ukmf18.org

Celebrate the UK’s first ever Mapping Festival with a week-long programme of education, inspiration, entertainment and most importantly, maps!

The UKMF will feature exhibitions, workshops, visits, social gatherings, seminars with Festival guests, and activities for families & young people.

There are three exciting conference days, around the themes of GeoTechnologies, Mapping for the Future and Imagery and Survey in a 3D world. Talks from leading specialists and industry innovators along with hands-on workshops allow you to hear about and experience some of the latest developments in our rapidly changing world.

Whether you’re involved in Survey, CAD, GPS, GIS, cartography or just have a general interest in geography or mapping, this is the event for you.

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2018 STD Prevention Conference
Aug
27
to Aug 30

2018 STD Prevention Conference

Social: #STDConf18

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/stdconference/default.htm

Theme: "Intersecting Epidemics, Integrated Solutions"

The biennial 2018 National STD Prevention Conference will take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC from August 27-30, 2018.

This year we will focus our discussions around “Intersecting Epidemics, Integrated Solutions” by exploring the intersection between STDs not only with one another, but also with HIV, reproductive health, maternal-child health, and substance use. Sexual health professionals, including program staff, scientists, clinicians, youth-serving professionals, and reproductive health care providers are invited to attend this year’s conference to learn from state-of-the-art updates and practical, clinically-focused research. Please join us in creating new opportunities to maximize the health of our communities and help define the next generation of STD prevention and control.

We look forward to seeing everyone in August!

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Indigenous Mapping Workshop 2018
Aug
20
to Aug 23

Indigenous Mapping Workshop 2018

Social: #IMW2018

Twitter: @indigenousmaps@thefirelightgp@steve_deroy

Apply now: https://www.indigenousmaps.com/2018imw/ 

How are indigenous communities combining their cultural values with #Mapping technologies to manage and protect #Water? Learn more at #2018IMW!

The 2018 Indigenous Mapping Workshop will be held at Le Westin in Montreal, Quebec. Montreal is a convenient destination to get to whether you are driving, taking the train, or flying. The Firelight Group has negotiated an IMW conference rate to make attending the 2018 Indigenous Mapping Workshop easy and affordable.

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2018 Public Health Informatics Conference
Aug
20
to Aug 23

2018 Public Health Informatics Conference

Theme: "Connecting Systems and People to Improve Population Health"

Social: #2018PHI

Twitter: @NACCHOalerts, @CDCgov

Facebook: @NACCHOHQ, @CDC

YouTube: NACCHOph, CDCStreamingHealth

Website: http://phiconference.org/

Join the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from August 20-23, 2018 for the next Public Health Informatics Conference, Connecting Systems and People to Improve Population Health. The Conference considers ‘population health‘ to broadly mean “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.” However, we also acknowledge that definitions of ‘population’ – and therefore ‘population health’ – vary by sectors and the collective individuals they serve. Recognizing that these sectors are critical components of the public health system, the conference welcomes engagement and perspectives from all sectors on how to collaboratively and comprehensively achieve better health outcomes for those whom they serve.

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24th International Conference on Dental Public Health & Dental Hygiene
Aug
16
to Aug 17

24th International Conference on Dental Public Health & Dental Hygiene

Social: @dentistry_2019#DentalPublicHealth

Website: https://dentalpublichealth.euroscicon.com/

Theme: "Advancements in Oral Care & Dental Health through New Innovative Approaches"

The EuroSciCon will be holding its CPD accredited for Dental Public Health & Dental Hygiene conference August 16-17, 2018 Madrid, Spain.The theme of this year’s meeting is “Advancements in Oral Care & Dental Health through New Innovative Approaches” which will provide an international platform for discussion of present and future challenges in Dentistry, prevention and treatment of Dental problems, new inventions in technology. World-leading health practitioners, clinicians, educators and researchers will present cutting-edge and practical clinical techniques based upon widely accepted evidence and will introduce new and emerging research.

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8th National Breastfeeding Coalitions Convening & Membership Meeting
Aug
3
to Aug 5

8th National Breastfeeding Coalitions Convening & Membership Meeting

Social: #NBCC18

Twitter: @USbreastfeeding

Facebook: @usbreastfeeding

Website: http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/

USBC's National Breastfeeding Coalitions Conference brings together breastfeeding coalition leaders from every U.S. state and territory, including representatives from relevant government departments, non-governmental organizations including consumer (parents) groups, and health professional associations.

This gathering assists with development of the leadership capacity to more effectively build and manage coalitions to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding at the national, state, and local/community levels.

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FBI-CDC Augusta, Maine Regional Joint Criminal-Epidemiological (Crim-Epi) Investigations Workshop
Aug
1
to Aug 2

FBI-CDC Augusta, Maine Regional Joint Criminal-Epidemiological (Crim-Epi) Investigations Workshop

The FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Directorate and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 schedule for their Joint Criminal-Epidemiological (Crim-Epi) Investigations Workshops.  

This 2-day workshop utilizes classroom presentations, breakout group sessions, and a tabletop exercise to promote the Crim-Epi Model for conducting joint investigations during a suspicious biological incident.

Register now: https://www.train.org/main/course/1075051/live_event

Event Announcement: https://www.train.org/a/course/1077317/documents/10112/content/

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World Breastfeeding Week 2018
Aug
1
to Aug 7

World Breastfeeding Week 2018

Social: #WBW2018, #WorldBreastfeedingWeek2018, #FoundationOfLife

Twitter: @WABAsecretariat

Facebook: @WABA.WBW

YouTube: WABAsecr

Website: www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org http://waba.org.my/​​​​​​​

#WBW2018 focuses on how breastfeeding helps prevent malnutrition in all its forms, ensures food security even in times of crisis and breaks the cycle of poverty. Breastfeeding is the #FoundationOfLife

In a world filled with inequality, crises and poverty, breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers.

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National Immunization Awareness Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

National Immunization Awareness Month

Social: #NIAM#NationalImmunizationAwarenessMonth

Twitter: @NPHIC, @CDC

Facebook: @CDC

Website: https://www.nphic.org/niamhttps://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam.html

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them. Communities have continued to use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases.

Suggested themes for August 2018:   

  • July/August Back to School: Ready for school? Make sure those vaccine records are up to date!

  • August 5-11 Pregnant Women: Protect yourself and pass protection on to your baby.

  • August 12-18 Babies and Young Children: A healthy start begins with on-time vaccinations.

  • August 19-25 Preteens & Teens: Ensure a healthy future with vaccines.

  • August 26-31 Adults: Vaccines are not just for kids.

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Gastroparesis Awareness Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Gastroparesis Awareness Month

The signs and symptoms of gastroparesis may differ among persons with the condition. Symptoms usually occur during and after eating a meal.

Symptoms that are characteristic of gastroparesis include:

  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Retching (dry heaves)
  • Stomach fullness after a normal sized meal
  • Early fullness (satiety) – the inability to finish a meal
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Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

The American Academy of Ophthalmology emphasizes the importance of healthy vision to academic success during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August.

With back-to-school time around the corner, parents will be scrambling to buy new school supplies and clothes. As they tick off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes.

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Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month

Digestive Tract Paralysis is an umbrella term used to describe any paralytic condition of the digestive tract. This includes, but is not limited to: Gastroparesis, Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction, and Colonic Intertia. The esophagus is also included. Paralysis of the GI tract is like paralysis of any other organ. It inhibits the body's ability to move food through the digestive tract. These conditions affect approximately 1 in 25 Americans, yet there is limited funding into research. There are no good treatment options and there is no cure. 

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National Breastfeeding Month 2018
Aug
1
to Aug 31

National Breastfeeding Month 2018

To drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States.

Social: #NMB18#WBW2018#Breastfeeding

Twitter: @USbreastfeeding

Facebook: @usbreastfeeding

Website: www.usbreastfeeding.org 

The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is an independent nonprofit coalition of more than 50 nationally influential professional, educational, and governmental organizations that share a common mission to drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States. 

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State of the Map 2018
Jul
28
to Jul 30

State of the Map 2018

Social: #StateoftheMap#OpenStreetMap

Twitter: @sotm@openstreetmap, @OpenStreetMapIt

Website: https://2018.stateofthemap.org/

State of the Map 2018 is taking place from July 28th to 30th 2018 in Milan, Italy. We are looking forward to designing a program with you - the OpenStreetMap community. You only have until 18th February to submit your session proposals and until 4th March to submit your academic abstract so don’t delay!

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World Hepatitis Day
Jul
28
12:00 AM00:00

World Hepatitis Day

Social: #WorldHepatitisDay#FindtheMissingMillions

Twitter: @Hep_Alliance, @NO_Hep

Facebook: @WorldHepatitisDay

YouTube: World Hepatitis Alliance

Website: http://www.worldhepatitisday.org/

Worldwide, 300 million people are living with viral hepatitis unaware. Hepatitis B and C cause 1.3 million deaths per year – more than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria. Together, these viruses cause two in every three liver cancer deaths across the world. Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, we call on people from across the world to take action, raise awareness and join in the quest to find the “missing millions”.

How to get involved:

Viral hepatitis is one of the biggest global health threats of our time, but together we can eliminate viral hepatitis!

Join the quest to find the missing millions on World Hepatitis Day 2018.

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2018 Scleroderma Foundation National Patient Education Conference
Jul
27
to Jul 29

2018 Scleroderma Foundation National Patient Education Conference

  • Loews Philadelphia Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Social: #Scleroderma#HardWord#SpeakUp

Twitter: @scleroderma

Facebook: @SclerodermaUS

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/sclerodermaus

Website: http://www.scleroderma.org/site/PageServer?pagename=national_conference_home

Join us at the 2018 National Patient Education Conference
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Scleroderma Foundation in the City of Brotherly Love.

The Annual National Patient Education Conference offers educational and networking opportunities for people living with scleroderma, their caregivers, family members and friends. We also offer a juvenile program at the conference that is open to juvenile patients, their siblings or even the child of an adult patient.

With more than 60 workshops, dozens of exhibitors and the chance to meet other patients and caregivers, the weekend's activities offer an excellent opportunity for attendees.

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2018 Focus on Eye Health National Summit
Jul
18
8:00 AM08:00

2018 Focus on Eye Health National Summit

Theme: Research to Impact: Honoring 50 Years of the National Eye Institute

Social: #EyeSummit

Twitter: @PBA_savingsight

Website: 2018 Focus on Eye Health National Summit

Prevent Blindness' mission is to prevent blindness and preserve sight.

Registration is free, but seating is limited.

Prevent Blindness will host the seventh annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on July 18, 2018, in Washington, DC. The Summit will include a variety of presentations related to this year’s theme, "Research to Impact,” as we honor the National Eye Institute’s 50th Anniversary and its myriad contributions to vision and eye research.

Expected attendees include patient advocates, community-based organizations, national vision and eye health organizations, government agencies, and policymakers. Follow the event on Twitter at #eyesummit.

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National Youth Sports Week
Jul
16
to Jul 22

National Youth Sports Week

Social:​​​​​​​ #NationalYouthSportsWeek#NationalYouthSportsDay

Twitter: @youthsportsNCYS

Facebook: @ncys.org

YouTube: NCYS - National Council of Youth Sports

Website: http://www.ncys.org/advocacy/national-sports-day.php

The National Council of Youth Sports advocates for legislation that promotes safe environments and healthy lifestyles for stronger neighborhoods and communities in order to enhance the youth sports experience in America for today and for generations to come!

Click here to view the legislative package.

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FBI-CDC San Francisco Regional Joint Criminal-Epidemiological (Crim-Epi) Investigations Workshop
Jul
11
to Jul 12

FBI-CDC San Francisco Regional Joint Criminal-Epidemiological (Crim-Epi) Investigations Workshop

  • InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Directorate and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 schedule for their Joint Criminal-Epidemiological (Crim-Epi) Investigations Workshops.  

This 2-day workshop is free to attend and utilizes classroom presentations, breakout group sessions, and a tabletop exercise to promote the Crim-Epi Model for conducting joint investigations during a suspicious biological incident.

Register now: https://www.train.org/main/course/1075051/live_event

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NACCHO Annual 2018 - Unleashing the Power of Local Public Health
Jul
10
to Jul 13

NACCHO Annual 2018 - Unleashing the Power of Local Public Health

Theme: Unleashing the Power of Local Public Health

Social: #NA18

Twitter: @NACCHOalerts

Facebook: @NACCHOHQ

YouTube: @NACCHOph

Website: http://www.nacchoannual.org/

Schedule of Events: http://www.nacchoannual.org/schedule/

The 2018 NACCHO Annual Conference will be held at the New Orleans Marriott, July 10-12. This conference is the only national event that speaks directly to the daily challenges and opportunities that local health officials and their staff face.

The theme of this year’s conference, Unleashing the Power of Local Public Health, highlights the unique opportunity local public health has to convene discussions and efforts around population health, clinical medicine, and the management of systems that measure health and healthcare outcomes.

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Esri User Conference 2018
Jul
9
to Jul 13

Esri User Conference 2018

  • San Diego Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Theme: "GIS - Inspiring What's Next"

Social: #EsriUC

Twitter: @EsriUC, @Esri, @EsriLive

Facebook: @EsriUC

YouTube: Esri Events

Website: https://www.esri.com/en-us/about/events/uc/overview

Don't miss all of the excitement of the 2018 #EsriUC Plenary Session!

Watch the Facebook live stream here http://p.ctx.ly/r/7vbh on Monday, July 9 at 8:30 A.M. PDT (11:30 A.M. EDT).

Follow Esri's event page and receive updates: http://p.ctx.ly/r/7vbo

Applying The Science of Where

Join over 18,000 of your peers at the world's largest GIS conference, offering you thousands of hours of networking, collaboration, learning, and fun.

Learn and collaborate with the global GIS user community

Gain best practices from thousands of hours of technical training, learning sessions, inspirational speakers, and more when you join us at the Esri UC.

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1st World Malaria Congress
Jul
1
to Jul 5

1st World Malaria Congress

Social: #MalariaCongress, #EndMalaria, #Malaria

Twitter: @MalariaCongress

Facebook: @MalariaCongress

Website: https://www.malariaworldcongress.org/

The First Malaria World Congress will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 1 – 5 July 2018.

Malaria is without doubt one of the world’s leading health problems causing death and severe illness to millions each year at a scale that entrenches poverty and disadvantage in major swathes of the world. Despite impressive advances over the last decade, malaria remains a huge global and regional threat. The recently released World Health Organisation 2017 World Malaria Report is a salutary reminder that we are indeed at a tipping point which could go either way.

At present, there is no mechanism anywhere in the world for ALL stakeholders - those in affected communities, in government, in policy development, in implementation, in program finance, and in research - to gather and share information, to reach a consensus and to build a solid framework for collaborative action against malaria.

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Cord Blood Awareness Month
Jul
1
to Jul 31

Cord Blood Awareness Month

Social: #CordBlood#CordBloodSavesLives, #CordBloodAwarenessMonth ​​​​​​​

Twitter: @ParentCordBlood

Facebook: @Parents.Guide.Cord.Blood

Google+: Parents Guide to Cord Blood Foundation

YouTube: Parents Guide to Cord Blood Foundation

Website: https://parentsguidecordblood.org/

July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month! Celebrate by spreading the word about cord blood. Cord blood is the term used for the blood collected from the umbilical cord and placenta (after birth) when a healthy baby is born.

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International Group B Strep Awareness Month
Jul
1
to Jul 31

International Group B Strep Awareness Month

Social: #starttheGBSconversation#GBS, #groupbstrep

Twitter: @GroupBStrep

Facebook: @GroupBStrepInternational

YouTube: Group B Strep International

Website: https://www.groupbstrepinternational.org/

Promoting awareness and prevention of group B strep disease in babies during pregnancy through early infancy.

Join our #starttheGBSconversation campaign for ways to share what you know about GBS!

Approximately 1 in 4 pregnant women carry GBS, the leading cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns according to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). GBS can also infect babies during pregnancy and the first few months of life.

Not all babies exposed to GBS become infected, but, for those who do, the results can be devastating. GBS can cause babies to be miscarried, stillborn, born prematurely, become very sick, have lifelong handicaps, or die. Even babies born to mother who test negative can become infected by group B strep.

Fortunately there are many ways to help protect babies from group B strep. The website contains resources for you learn more about GBS and help prevent its devastating effects.

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Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Jul
1
to Jul 31

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Social: #StrongerThanJA#KidsGetArthritisToo#Arthritis

Twitter: @ArthritisFdn

Facebook: @Arthritis.org

YouTube: Arthritis Foundation

Website: https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/types/juvenile-arthritis/

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, a month dedicated to increase awareness over early signs and symptoms of juvenile arthritis and to ease the focus of resources for this battle. The campaign was initiated by the Arthritis Foundation and targets a condition that currently affects 300 000 children nationwide, making it one of the most common childhood diseases in the US.

The word “arthritis” means joint inflammation in Latin, but juvenile arthritis can include eyes, skin and gastrointestinal tract as affected areas. The disorder has a large variety in forms and researchers and doctors alike are working to better understand what the key differences are and how different approaches can help.

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National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month
Jul
1
to Jul 31

National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

Social: #NCCAPM

Twitter: @AmeriFace

Facebook: @NCCAPM

Website: http://www.nccapm.org/http://www.ameriface.org/

Established by AmeriFace and cleftAdvocate

Cleft and craniofacial conditions affect thousands of infants, children, teens and adults in the United States each year.  Some are born with congenital anomalies like cleft lip and palate, others with more complex, life-threatening craniofacial conditions.  Some are burned; others are injured in accidents and animal attacks, or diagnosed with various oral/head/neck and skin diseases.  To learn more about these conditions, including treatment options and support networks in your area, contact these participating NCCAPM organizations.

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