Registration is Open for the 2015 USPHS Symposium
The 50th annual conference for Public Health Service officers and local health professionals will be held on May 18-21, 2015, at the Sheraton Atlanta. The agenda has expanded from previous years and will include more scientific sessions, more opportunities for networking, and more chances to earn continuing education credits vital to your health profession.
Join us to hear from leaders in public health. Plenary speakers will include Acting Surgeon General Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, Dr. Jim Curran of the Emory Rollins School of Public Health, author Mike Stobbe, former Surgeons General, and many others.
Register today at http://symposium.phscof.org/
Authors Release New PHS Officer's Guide
During the 2014 USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium, authors CAPT Jim Knoben (Ret.) and CAPT Alice Knoben released their new and improved PHS Officer's Guide, a must-have for every officer in the PHS Commissioned Corps. RADM Boris Lushniak wrote, "The Public Health Service Officer's Guide is an excellent reference... (that) provides an opportunity for officers to enhance their knowledge base."
Chapters in the book include: Uniformed Service Essentials, Leadership Principles, Courtesy & Protocol, Ceremony Protocol, Special Duty Positions, Communications, Meetings, Table Protocol, and much more. The appendices include planning for various ceremonies, Dining-Out, formal receptions, and distinguished visitors.
Click here for the order form. Discounts for COA members.
Registration Open for 2015 USPHS Symposium
Join us for the 50th annual conference for U.S. Public Health Service officers and state and local health officials. Find more information at http://symposium.phscof.org/
2014 USPHS Symposium Successful
Over 1000 Public Health Service officers and local health professionals attended the 2014 USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium at the Raleigh Convention Center. Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh, pictured to the left, provided keynote remarks. Other plenary speakers included RADM Fitzhugh Mullan, USPHS (Ret.), Dr. Arthur Kellermann of the Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences, Dr. William Lanier of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Acting Surgeon General RADM Boris Lushniak, Acting Deputy Surgeon General RADM Scott Giberson, Chief of Staff CAPT Robert DeMartino, RADM Penelope Slade-Sawyer (Ret.) of the North Carolina Division of Public Health, and Dean Barbara Rimer of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. It was a fantastic opportunity for continuing education credits and to collaborate with PHS officers from across the country.
Below are some video recordings from the conference.
Opening Keynote (Slade-Sawyer, Rimer, Koh): click here
Luther Terry Lecture (Kellermann): click here
Engineer Category Day (Beck): click here
Closing Keynote (Currie, DeMartino, Giberson, Lushniak): click here
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