AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day
2017 NAHC Annual Meeting Conference & Exposition
Oct 15 – Oct 17 all-day
Global Prevention of Neural Tube Defects @ Global Communications Center (Building 19) Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium Roybal Campus
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Neural tube defects are serious birth defects of the brain and spine. They are a major cause of death and lifelong disability worldwide. Up to 85 percent of neural tube defects can be prevented if women consume enough folic acid before and during early pregnancy. But worldwide only 15 percent of neural tube defects are prevented.

Join us for this session of Public Health Grand Rounds as experts discuss how fortifying grains with folic acid could prevent these defects. Hear about the challenges and opportunities for these efforts.

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2016 Annual QRURs Webcast
Oct 19 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Register for Medicare Learning Network events.

2016 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) are available for all group practices and solo practitioners nationwide. This event provides an overview of the report and explains how to interpret and use the information.  2016 Annual QRURs show how groups and solo practitioners performed in 2016 on the quality and cost measures used to calculate the 2018 Value-Based Payment Modifier (Value Modifier) and how the Value Modifier will be applied to payments for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Learn more on the 2016 QRUR and 2018 Value Modifier webpage. This event will be more meaningful if you have your report in front of you to follow along.  Visit How to Obtain a QRUR to access your report prior to the event.

•Overview of the 2018 Value Modifier and 2016 Annual QRUR
•Information in the 2016 Annual QRUR and accompanying tables
•How to access the 2016 Annual QRUR
•How to request an informal review of your 2018 Value Modifier

CMS will use webcast technology for this event with audio streamed through your computer. Please note: if you are unable to stream audio through your computer, phone lines are available.

This event is being evaluated by CMS for CME and CEU continuing education credit (CE). Check the event webpage for CE Activity Information & Instructions.

Target Audience: Physicians, Medicare eligible professionals, medical group practices, practice managers, medical and specialty societies.

Facilitator Training ACP and POLST @ Hawai’i Pacific Health Learning Resource Center, Room 101
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Communication Skills to Improve ACP and POLST Conversations

This course is offered for nurses, physicians, social workers and other clinicians and focuses on reviewing the processes related to creating advanced directives and key elements for in facility discussions for ACP and POLST development.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify barriers to ACP. Learn resources and tools needed to initiate ACP discussion with patient and practice communication skills
  • Convey the importance of completing an advance health care directive and naming a health care decision maker
  • Describe the purpose of POLST program. Review the 5 different sections in the POLST. Identify skills in assist in making end-of-life treatment decisions to include CPR, DNAR, full and limited treatment, time-limited trials and comfort care
  • Demonstrate POLST type conversations in role-play exercises
  • Discuss the implementation of ACP for hospital and community. Identify ways to standardize and measure ACP documentation in the EMR

HPH employees: Manager’s approval is required prior to registering AND register online through HPH Learning Center (HLC). Type in catalog: ACP or POLST ; Select course: HPH – POLST Advance Care Planning (ACP) Facilitator Certification 2017

Non HPH participants: Please register via email:
Please contact Michelle Cantillo, RN, HPH ACP Coordinator at 808-535-7874 or via email for any questions.

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HIPAA Compliance: What Every Hospice & Home Care Provider Needs to Know About Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) & Paper-Based Medical Records
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
2017 HPHA Annual Meeting & Pau Hana Celebration @ The Plaza Club
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

VIP Guest Speaker:
Dr. Joseph Telfair, DrPH, MPH, MSW
President-Elect, American Public Health Association

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Ho`oikaika Partnership Conference “Embracing Diversity in Our Community” @ King Kamehameha Golf Club
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration is open! 

The last two annual conferences have sold out within days. Scholarships are available for the first 150 people to register.

If you have requested supervisor or agency approval to attend and have not yet been granted approval, please email Ho‘oikaika Partnership.

All 20 travel scholarships have been awarded. If you want to be placed on a waiting list for travel scholarships, in case there are any cancellations, please please email Ho‘oikaika Partnership. You will need to register for the conference while tickets are available.

To increase participants’ awareness, knowledge, and skills in working with diverse populations.

Training Objectives:

  • To be aware of one’s perceptions and assumptions in working with different populations.
  • To understand the struggles and challenges that face high risk populations.
  • To build trust in the diverse communities/cultures.
  • To address the personal conflicts within the service providers in dealing with the different populations they serve.
  • To strengthen competencies in ensuring safety of all children.

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Footsteps to Transition Fair 2017 @ Windward Community College, Hale `Akoakoa (Campus Center)
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

An event for middle and high school students with special needs,
with their families, to assist in making a successful transition to adult life and independence.

Hosted by the Department of Education, Windward District


  • Meet with adult service organizations and agencies
  • Take the first step in developing a transition plan
  • Hear stories from students on their path to success
  • Network with other families walking in your shoes

To sign up and request for access accommodations, please visit our website at or contact us at 586-8126 (SPIN). Please register by September 29th to ensure that we are able to provide requested accommodations.

6th Food Access Summit @ Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day