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Health Conference sessions to be broadcast to Boise

Posted October 19, 2006

The Idaho State University Kasiska College of Health Professions will present the 19th annual Idaho Conference on Health Care Oct. 25-28 at the ISU Pond Student Union Building in Pocatello, and 10 of the more than 30 workshops and presentations will be broadcast live to Boise this year via ISU’s Distance Learning Network.

Sessions broadcasted to Boise include the conference’s two keynote speaking sessions, “Idaho Justice: The Cyanide Canary” by authors Joseph Hilldorfer and Robert Dugoni at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, and “The Trouble with Vioxx,” by Dr. John Abramson, author of “Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26.

The broadcasts to Boise can be viewed in Room 156 of the ISU Boise Center, located at 12301 West Explorer Drive. Capacity at the ISU Boise Center is limited and preregistration is encouraged to guarantee a seat in the 30-person capacity room.

The conference keynote addresses are open to the public, but registration fees are required for most conference events, including plenary speeches. Continuing education units are available to professionals desiring them. For a complete list of conference events and in-depth information on all speakers and presentations, visit the Web site www.isu.edu/kchp/hlthconf. Online registration is available on the Web site. Information is also available by calling 800-753-4781 or (208) 282-3155.

Events to be broadcast to Boise are:

• Workshop –  “Intuitive Eating: How to Help Clients Create a Health Relationship with Food, Mind and Body,” 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 25.

• Keynote address – “Idaho Justice: The Cyanide Canary,” 7 p.m., Oct. 25.

• Idaho Public Health Association panel – “Keeping Employees Safe: Industrial Safety, Regulation and Enforcement,” 8:30 a.m., Oct. 26.

• IPHA panel – “Coal Gasification: Uncovering the Pros, Cons and Impact on Community,” 10 a.m., Oct. 26.

• IPHA speaker – “Intuitive Eating: Concepts and Controversies: What Do You Mean It’s Healthy to Eat Chocolate and French Fries,” 1 p.m., Oct. 26.

• IPHA speaker – “Addressing Obesity: Long-term Weight Loss and Chronic Disease,” 4 p.m., Oct. 26.

• Keynote speaker – “The Trouble with Vioxx,” 7 p.m., Oct. 26.

• Plenary speaker – “Using Terri: The Religious Rights’ Conspiracy to Take Away our Rights,” 8:30 a.m., Oct. 27.

• Speaker – “The Massachusetts Health Care Reform Plan,” 9:45 a.m., Oct. 27.

• Speaker – “Reforming Medicare: Searching for the Magic Bullet,” 11 a.m., Oct. 27.

The Health Conference is sponsored by the Kasiska Foundation and co-sponsored by the Idaho Public Health Association, Willamette Dental, Regence Blue Shield’s Caring Foundation, The Advantage Community, Blue Cross of Idaho, Delta Dental, Idaho Oral Health Alliance, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Tobacco Prevention Program and Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, the Idaho Dairy Council and ISU Student Affairs.