Conference Connections

CONTINENTAL DEFENCE: POLICIES, THREATS AND ARCHITECTURE
May 4 – 6 2006 – Calgary
njmackie@ucalgary.ca
http://www.cmss.ucalgary.ca/conferences/continentaldefence

This conference will follow shortly after the report of the Binational Planning Group on the renegotiation of NORAD, and the emergence of Canada Command as a working organisation. These events foreshadow major changes in Continental Defence and the security relationship between Canada and the United States. They will draw public attention to these topics in a way that has not happened for two generations. This conference will bring together major figures from the Canadian and United States military, alongside leading public and academic commentators. It will address all aspects of Continental Defence, with topics ranging from the future of American-Canadian defence relations to the issue of strategic threat to North America. All Persons planning to attend must register in advance! All fees are quoted in Canadian dollars Includes 3 Lunches (May 4, 5, 6) and one dinner (May 5), all sessions, all coffee breaks, conference package.

Until April 1 – $294.25 ($275 + $19.25 GST)
As of April 1st – $347.75 ($325 + $22.75 GST)
You may register by credit card, cheque or by invoice.

27TH ANNUAL NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON LEGAL ISSUES OF EDUCATING INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
April 30 – May 3, 2006
Orlando, FL, USA

Please visit www.lrpconferences.com or call toll-free 1-800-727-1227 for more information.

ANCIENT SCIENCE & MODERN SECRETS CONFERENCE
May 5 – 7, 2006 – Kempton, Illinois, USA
http://www.wexclub.com/pages/events.html

Guest Speakers
David Hatcher Childress: Atlantis, Mu & the Power System of the Gods
William Henry: The Oracle of the Illuminati
Joseph Farrell: The SS Brotherhood of the Bell & the Reich of the Black Sun
Christopher Dunn: Evidence of Ancient Machining
Kenn Thomas: Parapolitics and Modern Conspiracy
Jerry Smith: The Spear of Destiny in History & Legend
Sesh Heri: Nikola Tesla & the Wonder of the Worlds
and more discussion between speakers and other special guests.

Conference Costs
$120; $50 for a.m presentations only (includes lunch); $65 for p.m. presentations only (includes dinner).
$25 per any session (excluding any meals); Drinks and tipping are extra; The bar is a cash bar.

Accommodations are not included in the conference fee. Call 1-815-253-9000 to book a room at the B&B’s (they fill up early). http://www.wexclub.com/pages/events.html. For information on the conference or on accommodations, call WEX at 815-253-9000, or Adventures Unlimited at 815-253-6390 Mon.-Sat., 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.

PAEDIATRIC UPDATE 2006
May 1 – 6, 2006 – Toronto
http://www.cme.utoronto.ca

This 6 day paediatric conference provides current evidence based clinical information in a variety of learning formats, including a full APLS course, workshops and lectures on neonatal transport, sedation, emergency medicine, dermatology and much more. Intermediate to Advanced level of Continuing Medical Education – MainCert, MainPro and AMA credits.

GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY
May 3, 2006 – Blacksburg, VA, USA
http://www.conted.vt.edu/introge/

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – Beginning Level – is scheduled for May 3-5, 2006 on the Virginia Tech Campus. This intensive endoscopy course will consist of 12 hours of classroom instruction and 12 hours of hands-on laboratory instruction. It is intended for Veterinarians that either have no endoscopic experience or limited (20 cases) endoscopic experience. Didactic instruction will be supplemented with case material demonstrating where endoscopy is useful in diagnosing GI cases. The registration fee of $2,850 includes lodging May 2 through May 4, lectures and clinical laboratory, handouts, reception and dinner on Wednesday and Thursday evening in addition to a CEU Certificate.

DEVELOPING & OPERATING UPSCALE HOSPITAL FACILITIES AND PATIENT SERVICES
May 4 – 5, 2006 – Palo Alto, CA, USA
http://www.acius.net

Network with executives in the healthcare industry that are looking to develop a more “luxurious hotel” like setting. Featuring an on-site tour of Stanford University Medical Center. Hear live case studies presented by Celebration Health, Johns Hopkins, NY Presbyterian, UCSF, University of Cleveland and many more::

PRACTICAL ADVANCES IN DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
May 21 – 26, 2006 – Yosemite National Park, CA, USA
http://www.cme.ucsf.edu

The goal of this five-day course is to provide the practicing diagnostic radiologist with a practical and up-to-date review of recent advances in diagnostic imaging. This will include presentations on the current imaging techniques for the evaluation of diseases of the central nervous system, chest, abdomen, musculoskeletal system as well as current approaches to breast imaging.

CANCER, CULTURE & LITERACY: SOLUTIONS ADDRESSING HEALTH DISPARITIES THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS, 5TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE
May 18 – 20, 2006 – Clearwater Beach, FL, USA
http://www.moffitt.usf.edu/about_moffitt/calendar/events/200605.asp

Our conference focuses on conceptual and methodological issues in community-based participatory research (CBPR) for creating solutions for impacting health disparities related to cancer, culture and literacy. The overall goal of this conference is to improve the care across the continuum of cancer control by providing and enhancing research strategies and skills of participants to better introduce culture and literacy components into the development of effective cancer communications and research. Participants and presenters will exchange and disseminate information relevant to communications in cancer control, and they will be challenged to rethink, refine and enhance their approaches in research. Participants will experience: presentations by keynote speakers, general discussions, poster presentations, break-out sessions, breakfast roundtable discussions and pre-conference skill-building workshops.

U.S. EPA SCIENCE FORUM 2006
May 16 – 18, 2006 – Washington, D.C. USA
Your Health, Your Environment, Your Future

This year’s Forum highlights advances in risk assessment science, investigates the relationship between the environment and public health, and examines the complementary roles of Federal public health agencies.
epa.gov/scienceforum. There is no registration fee to attend the EPA Science Forum. Once you register online, you will receive a confirmation email with additional logistical information within one business day. For More Information please contact:

Alina Martin – (703) 318-4678 – tcs-events@saic.com

DEPLOYABLE MEDICINE CONFERENCE
May 15 – 17, 2006 – Washington D.C USA
http://www.marcusevans.com

Key Issues to be Addressed:
“¢ Analyzing current and future developments in deployable medicine
“¢ Effective conduct of forward surgical units and hospital wings
“¢ Leveraging technology to assist in casualty treatment

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION OF INTRAMURAL RESEARCH
May 11 – 12, 2006
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
http://intramural.nimh.nih.gov/ResearchFestival/

In addition to the scientific agenda, students will be given opportunities to meet with current post-doctoral Fellows and NIMH Scientists to discuss the science being conducted throughout the Division of Intramural Research Programs in an informal environment.

DISEASE MANAGEMENT COLLOQUIUM
May 10 – 12, 2006 – Philadephia PA USA
http://www.dmconferences.com

The Disease Management Colloquium presents case studies of disease management efforts in a variety of settings. The Colloquium explores the role of disease management as it affects Medicare, Medicaid, the commercially insured, and the under- and uninsured; the role of evidence-based medicine; the use of incentives for physician and consumers; new tools and techniques; innovations by health plans and disease management companies; and key legislative and policy issues affecting the future of disease management.

The Colloquium seeks to better educate government agencies, the health care industry (including health plans and providers), employers, and the general public about the important role disease management programs play in improving health care quality and outcomes for persons subject to chronic conditions.

THE 5TH ANNUAL HAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL SCIENCES
May 31 – June 3, 2006 – Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
http://www.hicsocial.org

The main goal of the 2006 Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various social sciences related fields from all over the world to come together and learn from each other. An additional goal of the conference is to provide a place for academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests related to social sciences to meet and interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines.

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