[PNWHEALTH] SOPHE Conf. Early Bird Registration by 4/25
Syrenka at nwkidney.org
Tue Apr 24 12:30:33 PDT 2007
SEATTLE SOPHE CONFERENCE JUST SIX WEEKS AWAY
**Early Bird Registration Ends Tomorrow: April 25!**
In just 6 weeks, SOPHE will be in Seattle for the 2007 Midyear
Scientific Conference, in collaboration with CDC's National Center for
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), and the
Directors of Health Pro(202) 408-9804motion and Education (DHPE).
Together, they will present the "Changing the Face of Health Education
and Health Promotion" conference at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, June
7 - 9, 2007.
Register NOW at: www.sophe.org or
**Early Bird Registration: Wednesday, April 25, 2007**
Pre-Registration: Thursday, May 24, 2007
ALTERNATE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
The Renaissance Hotel is SOLD OUT!
Two hotels have been selected as overflow properties for the
conference. They are The Holiday Inn Seattle Center and the Holiday Inn
Express Seattle City Center and both properties are located beside each
Holiday Inn Seattle Center
211 DEXTER AVE NORTH
SEATTLE, WA 98109
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites City Center
226 AURORA AVENUE NORTH
SEATTLE, WA 98109
Reservations may be made for either property by calling 1-800-Holiday
(800.465.4329). Be sure to specify either the Holiday Inn Seattle
Center (Code: SEASC/Ph: 206.728.8123) or the Holiday Inn Express Hotel
& Suites-City Center (Code: SEAWA/Ph: 206.441.7222), and refer to the
2007 HEHP Conference to secure the group rate. The room blocks have
been reserved for June 5 - 10, 2007 at a rate of $169.00 (single/double
occupancy) per night, plus tax.
Reservations must be made no later than Friday, May 4, 2007 or until
the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. All reservations
must be guaranteed with a credit card. If you wish to cancel your
reservation, please ensure that you do so 72 hours prior to your arrival
date. Any cancellations received after this date will be charged one
night's room tax as cancellation fee. Check-in time for the hotel is
3:00 pm, and the check-out time is 12:00 Noon. All rooms are
Enrich your conference experience by participating in a pre-conference
workshop. These workshops will expand your skills and information is
applicable to any work setting.
Collaborative Leadership in Public Health: Essential Skills for
June 7, 2007, 8:30am - 12:00pm
Collaborative leadership is an essential skill to influence change for
health education professionals in any practice setting. By the end of
this workshop, participants will:
Assess their personal leadership skills;
Create an individual leadership development plan;
Articulate systems thinking as a tool to assess the environment for
Describe effective skills for developing a shared vision for positive
Explain the concept of sharing power to build power; and
Assess the significance of their personal leadership skills, styles
Presenters: Kelly Bishop Alley, CHES, FASHA and Hanna Cooper, MPH
Media Relations Training for Health Education Professionals
June 7, 2007, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
YOU can be an effective voice to the media on behalf of your
organization or issue. This workshop will empower you to prepare for
manage interviews with both print and electronic journalists. Through
engaging lecture periods, issue-based discussions, and hands-on
training, you will receive the knowledge and skills to become an
effective media advocate and spokesperson. The 3-hour workshop is
conveniently segmented to provide initial background information,
skills using current/relevant health issues and provide practical
insight through demonstration interviews simulating actual techniques
journalists use. Each attendee will leave this comprehensive training
with a powerful set of skills, empowering them as effective
spokespeople. The course will be taught by two PR veterans with
Paul Froehlich, M.P.H. is an experienced public relations practitioner
and television/media producer who has worked in the New York City area
for over 20 years.
Lynn Crawford Cook, MHS, CHES is a health communicator whose career
spans more than 20 years in journalism, public relations, and
Need a Roommate for the Seattle Conference?
Email: Nandi Troutman at NATroutman at aol.com. The Student and New
Professional Caucus are coordinating the roommate matching for the
SOPHE Student Scholarships: Midyear Conference Scholarship!
Application Deadline: April 30, 2007
This scholarship provides up to $500 in conference support
(registration, travel, and lodging at the official conference hotel)
undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a SOPHE
professional development event -Midyear Scientific Conference. SOPHE
also encourages and allows conference support funds to be used for
SOPHE chapter membership.
A complete nomination packet includes an application form, cover letter
from the SOPHE member coordinating the nomination, and support letters
from National SOPHE members in good standing (where required). Complete
scholarship application is available at
Questions? Contact Eleanor Dixon-Terry, edixon-terry at sophe.org or
All correspondence to National SOPHE should be addressed to:
SOPHE Awards Committee
750 First Street NE, Suite 910
Washington, DC 20002
**It's SOPHE Silent Auction Time!**
Deadline to donate: May 28, 2007
The 2007 Midyear Conference Silent Auction Committee invites your
donation and participation in the 2007 Silent Auction. Join in the
to make this the best Silent Auction ever.
***What Could You Donate?***
We encourage you to support this event by donating sports memorabilia,
gift baskets, craft items, wines, edibles, music, etc.
When Does the Bidding Begin?
Bidding for Silent Auction items will kick-off Friday, June 8, 2007 at
the SOPHE Exhibit and Poster Opening. Bidding will continue
the meeting. Winners will be announced Saturday, June 9, 2007.
Why Should I Participate?
By donating to the Silent Auction, you are giving back to SOPHE. All
proceeds from the sale of these items will go towards "Campaign for
21st Century: Building SOPHE's Future". Funds from the Campaign for
the 21st Century are used to provide student scholarships to attend
SOPHE midyear and annual meetings and the annual Advocacy Summit, as
well as generate additional support for policy fellowships, marketing
the profession, and building grassroots infrastructure.
How Can I Participate?
If you wish to donate item(s) please contact Kelly Bishop Alley
regarding your gift(s) and/or donation at (317) 352-3844 or
kalley at allianceforhealth.org no later than May 28, 2007. Make sure to
identify the name of the individual or organization that is donating
item(s) and the item(s) being donated.
Where Should I Send My Item(s)?
Items should be sent directly to the conference hotel, attn: your
The hotel address is:
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104.
In case you need it for your shipping label, the hotel's phone number
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