A 2010 National Health Interview Survey indicated that less than 50 percent of the US adult population is aware of genetic testing for cancer susceptibility. The Connecticut Department of Public Health Genomics Office has invited panelists including genetic counselors, a scientist, a physician and student survivors for an interprofessional and interactive event to increase awareness of familial risk for hereditary cancers, genetic testing and counseling services available, genetic nondiscrimination laws and preventive services covered under the Affordable Care Act. Family health history is a strong predictor of disease risk. For example, about 119,000 people in Connecticut are of Jewish descent, a high-risk population subgroup for harmful BRCA gene mutations. BRCA gene mutations are more likely to occur in people who have close family members diagnosed with breast and/or ovarian cancer, highlighting the importance of collecting family health history and sharing this information with healthcare providers. Furthermore, healthcare providers have an increasing role in the identification and referral of patients at high risk for hereditary cancers. If you are of Jewish descent, have a family member diagnosed with a hereditary form of cancer or are pursuing a career in medicine or healthcare sciences, this event is for you! Wednesday November 4, 2015 5:00- 7:00 pm Hillel House, N. Eagleville Rd UConn Storrs Dinner, door prizes and dairy bar provided Students who RSVP & attend will have their names entered into a drawing for a $50 Starbucks gift card. This is an approved UConn Honors event. Support for this event is provided by the UConn Hillel House, the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control, UConn Honors Program, UConn Department of Allied Health Sciences and the UConn Committee on Interprofessional Excellence in Healthcare. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
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Thursday, December 14th, 2017
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
OtherRadisson Hotel, 700 Elm St, Manchester NH
Extension educators are planning and presenting at the biannual conference.
Visit http://www.NewEnglandVFC.org for more information and registration
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Friday, December 15th, 2017
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
OtherAuerfarm 158 Auer Farm Road Bloomfield, CT
Monthly business meeting of the Hartford County 4-H Fair Association. All 4-H members are welcome.
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Saturday, December 16th, 2017
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
OtherBridgeport Public Library
Participants will understand basics of irrigation systems used on small farms (1 â 10 acres). Participants will leave with a list of helpful and very experienced vendors who can address issues particular to their farming operation and provide irrigation materials they may need.
Topics covered will include:
Water Sources â Ponds, streams, rivers, wells, rainwater
Water Pumps & When to use Filters
Irrigation Methods â Drip, sprinkler line, Komet guns, hose
Irrigation Set-Up â 1st Map Out â use zones, headers, connections, repair, pressure regulators, filters, valves, sources of irrigation supplies.
Irrigation Timing & Monitoring of Soil Conditions
Fall Pick-up & Spring Start-up
Grants â NRCS, EQUIP
Greenhouse Watering System
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Saturday, December 16th, 2017
10:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Eco-Focused Farming Practices â Soil & Foliar Fertility, Appropriate Tillage, Beneficial Insects, & Moreâ¦
During this talk we will cover the details of how to produce vegetable crops without the need for pesticide intervention. Subjects to be covered include: soil & foliar fertility concepts and techniques, appropriate tillage and no-till techniques, methods for increasing beneficial insect populations, and how to read and react to field conditions for a healthful, profitable crop.
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