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    • 01 May 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • J. J. Pickle Research Campus Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758

    2014 Million Hearts® Stakeholders Workshop


    May, 1, 2014


    8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


    J. J. Pickle Research Campus Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758.


    The Texas Department of State Health Services and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors are hosting a Million Hearts® Stakeholders Workshop on May, 1, 2014 at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus Commons Learning Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758.

    The Workshop will bring together organizations from around the state that play an important role in addressing the risk factors of heart disease and stroke, two of the largest contributors to death, disability and health care costs in our state.


    The purpose of the Workshop is bring together diverse stakeholders to implement a shared agenda/strategic plan that promotes effective strategies such as greater use of team-based care, health information technology or the use of community health workers and to support the launch of shared work on key strategies.


    Partners:  Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Partnership, TMF Health Quality Institute and American Heart Association

    For more information contact:

    Carleigh Wilson Baudoin, MPH

    Program Coordinator

    Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke Program

    Chronic Disease Branch

    Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section

    Division for Disease Control and Prevention Services

    Texas Department of State Health Services

    PO Box 149347 MC 1945

    Austin, TX  78714-9347

    (512) 776-6573


    • 02 Jun 2014
    • 7:45 AM (CDT)
    • 06 Jun 2014
    • 4:45 PM (CDT)
    • Depending on which location you registered for: Galveston-June 2; San Angelo-June 4; Fort Worth-June 6

    2014 Vital Statistics Summer Conferences

    June 2-Galveston
    June 4-San Angelo
    June 6-Fort Worth

    The Vital Statistics Unit/Department of State Health Services is conducting three Vital Statistics Regional Conferences this summer

    The conference is co-sponsored by the Texas Public Health Association.

    Register AND PAY by May 12th for your chance to win a KINDLE FIRE HD (one will be given away at each Regional)


    Registration fees:

    $110 for attendees (if paid prior to May 12th)

    $130 for attendees (if paid after May 12th)

    $250 per location for Exhibitors (includes registration for one representative.)  Additional exhibitor staff must register at the attendee rate.

    Registration includes light breakfast, lunch and breaks

    All payments MUST be made prior to event.

    All sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and end by 5:00 p.m. 

    All persons involved in the completion and registration of births, deaths, marriages, and acknowledgments of paternity in Texas are recommended to attend. Topics include issues impacting these individuals as well as new legislation affecting vital registration in Texas and how they will affect county and district clerks, city health department staff, physicians, funeral directors, hospice facilities, hospitals, and birthing centers.


    To register as an attendee, exhibitor, or sponsor, please follow the links here under details.  For information regarding registration contact Terri Pali at (512)336-2520 or

    Please note:  Conferences are being held in Galveston, San Angelo, and Fort Worth.

    Information about each conference is as follows:


    June 2-Galveston at the San Luis Resort (Meetings held at hotel)
    5222 Seawall Blvd.
    Galveston, Texas 77551
    Reservations:  1-800-392-5937
    Identify yourself as being with DSHS-Vital Statistics
    Cut-off date:  May 12, 2014
    Rates:  $119 single/$151 double (Sunday and Monday)
    rates available until block is sold out.  Reserve EARLY

    Additional charges:  $5.00 resort fee per room, per night (includes use of exercise facility, wireless internet in guestroom, complimentary bottled water upon arrival, complimentary self parking and daily newspaper delivered.

    Parking:  Complimentary self parking
                  $18 valet overnight parking
                  $8 short term valet parking

    Check in is at 4:00 p.m.  Check out is prior to 11:00 a.m.

    June 4-San Angelo University (Meetings held at San Angelo University)
    Academic Building
    2502 Dena Drive, San Angelo, TX 76904

    A limited number of Hotel Rooms are available at the Baymont Inn and Suites
    1418 N. Bryant Blvd, San Angelo, Texas 76903
    Reservations:  1-325-617-7990
    Identify yourself as being with the Vital Statistics
    Cut-off date:  May 12, 2014
    Rates:  $139 standard King Room or Standard Two-Queen Room rates available until block is sold out.  Reserve EARLY

    June 6-The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNT Health Science Center) (Meetings held at the UNTHCS)
    Carl Everett Building/Research Education Building
    3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
    Fort Worth, Texas 76107

    A limited number of Sleeping Rooms are being held at the: Springhill Suites

    3250 Lovell Avenue

    Fort Worth, Texas 76107-5750

    Block is Texas Dept. of State Health Services Vital Statistics Conference

    1-800-321-2211 and use the name of the Tx Dpt of Health Vital Statistics Conf Room Block to receive the special group rate

    Rooms are available until block is sold out (may occur prior to May 9th)

    You may use the following link to book your hotel room:^DFWUV%60tdhtdha%60129%60USD%60false%606/4/14%606/7/14%605/19/14&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes

    Room rate is $129 single/double

    Room block is limited.  Please reserve early. 

    A list of alternate local hotels near the UNT Health Science Center will be provide to you once the block is full at the Holiday Inn.

    Continuing education accreditation is being submitted to the Texas Department of State Health Services Midwifery Program, American Health Information Management Association, Texas Funeral Service Commission, Texas Justice Court Training Center and the County & District Clerk’s Association of Texas.

    • 19 Aug 2014
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • 20 Aug 2014
    • 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78759




    For-profit organizations: $2,500 per exhibit

    Non-profit organizations: $300 per exhibit

    Government Agency: Free


    Submit refund requests to the Texas Public Health Association by July 25, 2014. Refund requests received prior to this date will be returned less a $100 processing fee. The Texas Public Health Association will not refund exhibit registration fees for any reason after July 25, 2014.


    Exhibits are open to federal and state agencies, public and private corporations and foundations, national HIV and STD organizations, HIV and STD service organizations and community based organizations. Exhibitors should be interested and engaged in the spectrum of HIV/STD prevention and treatment services in Texas, including:

    • Awareness
    • Targeted Prevention
    • Diagnosis
    • Linkage to Care
    • Maintenance in Care
    • Suppression of Disease


    Renaissance Austin Hotel

    9721 Arboretum Boulevard

    Austin, Texas 78759

    Tel: (512) 343-2626 


    Please confirm exhibit location upon your arrival at the hotel.


    Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Exhibits must be installed and ready for display by 12 noon before the opening plenary session.


    Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


    Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    Exhibits must be dismantled no earlier than 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. All exhibit materials must be removed by 6:30 p.m.


    Conference staff will assign exhibit space on a first-come, first-served basis, after registration and payment. Conference staff reserves the right to make final determination of space assignments in the best interest of the conference.


    Each paid exhibitor will receive:

    One, 30” x 6’ draped table during scheduled exhibit times

    One chair

    Four paid attendee registration badges (includes badge plus materials)

    Organization listing in the conference guidebook (includes brief description and company logo).

    PowerPoint slide in the plenary slideshow (exhibitor must provide slide)

    For inclusion in conference materials, please submit slide and logo to by July 31, 2014.


    Exhibits and all associated displays, demonstrations and promotional activities must be suitable and support the overall conference goal and priority focus areas. All exhibit activities, displays, demonstrations and promotional activities must be confined to the limits of the assigned area.

    Conference staff reserves the right to restrict exhibits which, because of noise, methods of operations, materials, or for any reason, become objectionable, and also to prohibit or to evict any exhibit, which in the opinion of conference staff may distract from the general character of the conference as a whole. This reservation includes persons, things, conduct, printed matter, or anything of a character, which conference staff determines, is objectionable to the conference.


    Additional services or equipment (electricity, telephone service, lighting, Internet access, etc.) are not covered by the exhibit registration fee and must be purchased directly from the Renaissance Austin Hotel. If your exhibit requires services or equipment other than what already exists, please complete and submit a 2014_RAH_Exhibitor_Request_Form.pdf.   All charges for these services are the responsibility of the exhibitor. No "live" microphones or loudspeaker equipment are permitted.


    Packages may be delivered directly to the hotel no earlier than Friday, August 15, 2014.  Deliveries that arrive prior to this date may be subject to a storage fee. To ensure that materials are sorted and delivered properly, please include the following information on all packages:

    Name of person picking up the packages

    Name of Exhibiting Organization

    2014 Texas HIV/STD Conference

    C/O Renaissance Austin Hotel

    9721 Arboretum Boulevard

    Austin, Texas 78759

    August 19-21, 2014

    (Box ___ of ___)

    Please contact the Renaissance Austin Hotel at (512) 343-2626 to request assistance with return shipment of packages. Shipping and handling of exhibit materials is the sole responsibility of the exhibitor.


    Sale of products or services at the Texas HIV/STD Conference exhibits is prohibited.


    Security of exhibits and/or exhibit materials is the sole responsibility of the exhibitor. No uniformed or non-uniformed security will be provided.


    The subletting, assignment, or apportionment of the whole or any part of the exhibitor's space, by an exhibitor, is prohibited.


    Texas Public Health Association

    Swift Solutions

    Department of State Health Services


    It shall be the responsibility of each exhibitor to maintain insurance coverage against injury to persons or damage to or loss of property or to meet its obligations under this agreement, in such amounts as the exhibitor shall deem adequate. Insurance will not be provided by the Texas HIV/STD Conference, its sponsors, co-sponsors, or partners.


    Exhibitors will be held responsible for any damage done to the building, equipment, or decorations by them or their employees. Nothing shall be posted, nailed or screwed or otherwise attached to columns, walls, floors or other parts of the building or furniture. Distribution of promotional gummed stickers or labels is strictly prohibited. Anything in connection therewith necessary or proper for the protection of the building, equipment or furniture will be at the expense of the exhibitor.


    The exhibitor assumes the entire responsibility and liability for losses, damages and claims arising out of exhibitor's activities on the hotel premises and will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Texas HIV/STD Conference partners and the Hotel, its owner, its management company, as well as their respective agents, servants, and employees from any and all such losses, damages, and claims.

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